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FlinterFile: Mark Knopfler- Sailing To Philadelphia

In 2000, Mark Knopfler released his solo album Sailing to Philadelphia. Read the rest of this entry

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Song of the day: Modjo- Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

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In 2000, the French duo Modjo released a song which would immediately be a number 1 hit in the UK. The hit version was already a remix of the original mix. They used a sample from Chic, the song Soup For One. It also was number 1 in the US club chart. Enjoy

Modjo- Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

Song of the day: Dandy Warhols- Bohemian Like You

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In 2000, the Dandy Warhols released their new single. Courtney Taylor-Taylor, the singer of the band, wrote the song when he looked through the window of his apartment and saw a woman pull up in her car to the traffic lights. The first release was not a hit, and even after a tour, it did not make it to the charts. When the song was used in a commercial, however, it became a number 5 hit in the UK. Enjoy

The Dandy Warhols- Bohemian Like You

Song of the day: Bomfunk MC’s- Freestyler

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In 1999, the Bomfunk MC’s released their single Freestyler in their native country Finland. In 2000, the song was released internationally. It took dance, hip hop and drum & bass together in one song. Apart from the music, the song also references to songs, like Karma Cameleon and singers like Celine Dion. The song was number 1 in lots of countries, number 2 in the UK and number 47 in the US dance music chart. Enjoy

Bomfunk MC’s- Freestyler

Song of the day: Anastacia- Not That Kind

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In 2000, Anastacia released her first album. From that album, the second single was Not That Kind. The song actually is somewhat older, from 1998. It was then performed to get Anastacia a contract on a label. She succeeded and polished the song some more for the album. It did well: number 11 in the UK and number 9 in the US Hot Dance Club Chart. Enjoy

Anastacia- Not That Kind

Song of the day: Spiller- Groove Jet

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A dance/house song from the beginning of the zeroes: 2000! Spiller, an Italian producer, joined forces with Sophie Ellis-Baxtor for this song and together they hit number 1 in the UK! Originally, this song was made as an instrumental song, but to make it more suitable for the radio, Spiller decided to ask Sophie Ellis-Baxtor to record some lyrics. The song would be a huge hit and probably the first song that ever was played on an iPod! Enjoy

Spiller- Groove Jet (If This Ain’t Love)

Song of the day: King Africa- La Bomba

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In 2000, a song from Azul Azul was covered by an Argentine singer called King Africa. It was first released in 2000, and then two times again (in 2001 and 2003). The version from 2000 was the most successful, reaching the top 5 in some countries (like the Netherlands and Spain). The original version by Azul Azul did not do that good, it only reached number one in the US Tropical Songs chart. Enjoy the cover

King Africa- La Bomba

Song of the day: Melanie C- I Turn To You

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This is probably the only Spice Girl who had great successes after the period of the Spice Girls. I will not talk about the (horrible) cover of It’s Raining Men by Geri Halliwell, and also not about Victoria Beckham. Today it’s about the woman who recorded Never Be The Same Again, which is on the same album as the song of the day, namely Northern Star. The song would be the second number one hit in the UK. It was and is a great dance hit, and it’s great to dance on it. Also, it is a genuine summer hit, so enjoy

Melanie C- I Turn To You

Song of the day: The Corrs- Old Town (This Boy Is Cracking Up)

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In 1982, Philip Lynott (the frontman of Thin Lizzy) released a song on his own. It did not come very far in the hit charts. In most, it missed out. But then, in the year 2000, there was a band called The Corrs. They already had a hit with Radio, and on their session by MTV, they covered this song. In some countries they released the live-version as a single. Though this song was not included in most hit charts, too, I think it’s one of their best songs. And therefore, it’s featured as a song of the day. Enjoy

The Corrs- Old Town (This Boy Is Cracking Up)

Song of the day: Marc Anthony- You Sang To Me

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I have to confess something: this song is great! And I know, it sounds a bit like all those boy bands from the nineties (now they are just rubbish!), but it is great music. The text is real and the music is simple but it has a meaning. That’s just something which is a bit weird from me. But if you listen to the Backstreet Boys or some other boy band from the nineties, you can conclude that there is some degree of great music in there! Listen to it!

Marc Anthony- You Sang To Me

Song of the day: Leann Rimes- Can’t Fight The Moonlight

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Yeah, when I was travelling to Leiden on Monday, I was listening with my new MP3-player (yes, with radio function!) and I heard on the radio this (for me forgotten) song. And then I decided: let’s feature it! Because good songs are there to be featured, aren’t they? So enjoy this sort of dance, sort of something else, song:

LeAnn Rimes- Can’t Fight The Moonlight

 

Summer Song of the Day #12: Jennifer Lopez- Let’s Get Loud

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One of my first music memories is Let’s Get Loud. I have known it for as long as I can remember, and I have heard it a lot in my childhood.
And that’s not strange, because it was a hit in 2000: I was three years old, so you start to begin with developing a memory.
And it’s a very big summer hit, one of the best songs by Jennifer Lopez, if you ask me. And you think so, too, because she has a very good number 12!

Number 12: Jennifer Lopez- Let’s Get Loud

Song of the day: Midnight Oil- Beds Are Burning

Hey there,

I’m looking out of my window and guess what? Yes, it’s snowing again.
Although it is snowing, I will not put in a summer song. I really want something more like rock.
And I have found some record which I came across in December last year, but which is really great.

Let me introduce you: Midnight Oil with Beds Are Burning.

The song is a protestsong, and its goal was to give land back to the Pintupi, Aboriginals in Australia who used to travel around in the desert.

Well, with this song, at least I can stand the snow some better. Tomorrow a new song!