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Song of the day: Electric Light Orchestra- Don’t Bring Me Down

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In 1979, the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) released their album Discovery. On this album, the last track was Don’t Bring Me Down. The song was written in a short time, since Jeff Lynne (the singer) thought there were not enough loud songs on the album. It made it to number 3 in the UK and number 4 in the US, what meant it was the greatest hit they had so far in the US. The song includes a slamming door at the end and an often misheard word: Grüß, which is often mistakenly heard as Bruce. Enjoy

ELO- Don’t Bring Me Down

Song of the day: Brenda Lee- Sweet Nothin’s

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In 1959, Brenda Lee released the song Sweet Nothin’s. The song, written by Ronnie Self, peaked at number 4 in both the US and the UK. The song itself doesn’t have a special history, but it has been a favourite to sample. Kanye West used a sample, as well as Sigma in their hit Nobody To Love. Enjoy

Brenda Lee- Sweet Nothin’s

Song of the day: London Grammar- Strong

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This probably was one of the surprises of the year. I can’t describe what the song sounds like, but I get goose bumps on my arms when I hear it. London Grammar are three persons, who make trip hop. The song made it to number 16 in the UK, and even to number 4 in Australia! Listen to

London Grammar- Strong

Song of the day: Suzi Quatro- If You Can’t Give Me Love

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It’s a new month, so we’ll be leaving the sixties behind and do some seventies now! In 1978, the song If You Can’t Give Me Love meant a return to the charts, since she had not been in the charts for some years. Her last success had been The Wild One in 1974, but now she was back, later also with a single recorded with Chris Norman (from Smokie). The song would do number 4 in the UK! Enjoy

Suzi Quatro- If You Can’t Give Me Love

 

Song of the day: Alexander O’Neal- Criticize

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Today, the summer has started. On the first of July, I will start posting summer songs (they are coming, just a little patience). For tonight, I’ve got a nice disco classic. It was the biggest hit of Alexander O’Neal till now, reaching number 4 in the UK. It was recorded in 1985, though it was released two years later! Strange, isn’t it? However, it still is a great song, and I think you should put on the dancing shoes and get down to

Alexander O’Neal- Criticize

Summer Song of the Day #4: Vengaboys- We’re Going To Ibiza

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If something is sounding like summer, it must be the Vengaboys. The name is right, but the music certainly is! They had their biggest success in the nineties with songs like the song of the day and other songs like Up And Down and We Like To Party. And this song, We’re Going To Ibiza, was one of the biggest hits. The nice thing about the song is that they did not make it themselves, or at least, they used another song from the seventies: Barbados by Typically Tropical. They changed the scene from Barbados to Ibiza and made a nice dance version of it. All very clever, because it was not only a big hit, but they have got place 4 in the Summer Song  of the Day Top 20 with this song!

Number 4: Vengaboys- We’re Going To Ibiza