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Song of the day: Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne- Rather Be

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2014 was a good year for Clean Bandit. This group, which makes electric music, had a small hit with the song Extraordinary (which is very good too), but the big hit was made with Jess Glynne. It’s one of the best selling songs of this year, and it immediately came to number one in the UK when it entered the charts. In the US, the song came to number 10. The song was sung by Jess Glynne, who would also sing on a record by Route 94 (this will be featured later…). Enjoy

Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne- Rather Be

Song of the day: Tom Cochrane- Life Is A Highway

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In 1991, Tom Cochrane released his album Mad Mad World. On this album, one song became a hit. Number one in Canada and number 6 in the US, it would be Tom’s best known song. The song would later be used in a cover version on the soundtrack of the movie Cars. This version would make it to number 7 in the US. Enjoy

Tom Cochrane- Life Is A Highway

Song of the day: Kristine W.- Feel What You Want

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In the nineties, while house still was going strong, Kristine W. had a big hit. In 1994, the song Feel What You Want ended up on number one in the US and the UK, both on the club tracks chart. She has an amazing voice, so that might be one of the causes that it was number one… And still it´s one of the best songs to dance on from the nineties. Enjoy

Kristine W.- Feel What You Want

Song of the day: Lighthouse Family- High

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Released on the last day of 1997, the song was a hit in 1998 (yeah, there’s no real chance that it was a hit in 1997)… It was number 4 in the UK, number 21 in the US and number 1 in Australia. It was the second single by the Lighthouse Family, and it would be their biggest hit (so far, as they still exist). The nice thing is that there also is a dance mix (not bad), though the original is the best to me. Enjoy

Lighthouse Family- High

Song of the day: Annie Lennox- Why

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After her time with Dave Stewart as Eurythmics, Annie Lennox went solo. In 1992, she released her first solo-album: Diva. This song was a single from that album, and it ended up on number 34 in the US. In the UK it did number 5 and it even hit number one in Italy! Lennox wrote the song, according to her, in ten minutes and it was about where she wanted to go in life. Enjoy

Annie Lennox- Why

Song of the day: Doris Day- Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)

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An golden oldie today! Alfred Hitchcock made the movie The Man Who Knew Too Much, starring James Stewart and Doris Day, in 1956. Of course he needed a title song, which was written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. The song would be sung by Doris Day, and it would be number 2 in the US and even number 1 in the UK! Normie Rowe would later chart with a cover of this song on number 1 in Australia. Enjoy

Doris Day- Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)

Song of the day: The Fifth Dimension- Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In

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Back in the sixties, there was a very popular musical: Hair. The Fifth Dimension took two songs from the musical and made a medley out of it. The musical was made in 1967, but this medley appeared two years later, in 1969. It would be a number one hit in the US, staying for six weeks at the highest position! Aquarius is actually the era of love and happiness, which we would enter in the sixties… now they think it will happen after 2062… enjoy

The 5th Dimension- Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In

Song of the day: Loleatta Holloway- Love Sensation

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In the early eighties, disco was at his height. That’s the reason Loleatta has such a big smile: she had two hits in this time! One was Crash Goes Love, the other was the song of the day. The song was written and produced by Dan Hartman (Relight My Fire), who made a lot of records with this woman. It would be a number one hit on the dance chart, and it is said that this was an exchange: Holloway was allowed to sing on Relight My Fire, so he wrote the song. Dance and enjoy

Loleatta Holloway- Love Sensation

Song of the day: Christie- Yellow River

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A song from 1970, which became a big hit in lots of countries. It charted at 1 in the UK and 23 in the US. Jeff Christie wrote it and gave it to the Tremeloes, who would record it in 1970. However, they had success with another song and decided to write their own songs. The producer therefore changed their vocals into those of Jeff Christie. The song was a huge hit in 1970. Many will ask where the Yellow River is located. The writer had the idea of a soldier returning from the Civil War in America, but at the time the Vietnam War was still going on, so many others interpreted it as a Vietnam soldier. Enjoy

Christie- Yellow River

Song of the day: Nilsson- Without You

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The original song was from 1970, but the cover version was the real hit. The original was made by the group Badfinger in 1970. Read the rest of this entry