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Song of the day: Bananarama & Fun Boy Three- It Ain’t What You Do

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Wow! Do you remember Bananarama? I firstly only knew the cover of Venus, which is actually bad if you compare it with the original of Shocking Blue. However, between some singles which came out of the box with singles, there was this very single with Fun Boy Three. So what do you do? Put the needle on the record, and start listening to it! And it was a catchy song!
The melody rolled out very nicely, so I decided it could be a song of the day! For today, enjoy

Bananarama & The Fun Boy Three- It Ain’t What You Do

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Song of the day: Eric Carmen- All By Myself

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Again the box with singles, but we didn’t find this single. We found another version, made by Shirley Bassey. Nothing wrong with Shirley Bassey of course, but this song was stuck in my mind with a male voice, and since Shirley isn’t male, it didn’t match my ideas. This male voice was provided by Eric Carmen, who made Hungry Eyes for Dirty Dancing as well. And looking this song (All By Myself) up made me find some other (future) song of the day, but I will tell you when that day comes…

For the moment, enjoy:

Eric Carmen- All By Myself

Song of the day: Peter Straker- Ragtime Piano Joe

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Another song inspired by the box of singles. We found this one in a cover of Maywood (known from Late At Night and Rio: maybe I’ll feature them later) and I said: Peter Straker with Ragtime Piano Joe. No idea, but it’s produced by Freddie Mercury, so could be good… I put the needle on the record and immediately I was in love with the song. Wow! What a good song is it. No idea?

Quickly, check it out:

Peter Straker- Ragtime Piano Joe

Song of the day: Odyssey- Going Back To My Roots

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Remember that box full of singles I was talking about earlier? A lot of it was just junk, but some things were quite good. Like the song of today. While sorting out the singles, we came across this single, and my father said: put it with the other singles we have to listen to. Last week we listened to this singles, and when the chorus of this song started, I knew which song it was. And I thought: well, why couldn’t it be a song of the day? And this is the result… Enjoy:

Odyssey- Going Back To My Roots

Song of the day: No Mercy- Where Do You Go

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Well, I must confess: this is another cover from a song originally made by La Bouche. It only appeared on one of their albums, but was never released as a single. Well, and then No Mercy must have thought: well, sounds good enough to record ourselves. Actually I have no idea what they have thought, but I know that they recorded the song and released it on single. And what didn’t happen to La Bouche with the song, happened with No Mercy: they scored a big hit. Yes, that was quite a good idea: they ended high in the hit charts, but in the Netherlands they stuck to the seventh place. No problem for me, since I can feature it as a song of the day. So let’s enjoy today:

No Mercy- Where Do You Go?

Song of the day: Aerosmith- Sweet Emotion

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Today the song of the day is a request. Remember the Summer Song of the Day Top 20, about a month ago? You could also fill in a song which wasn’t in the list to vote on. Well, I must admit that none of those songs ended in the actual list, but there some inspiration between them. So if you have a request, please mail me (Contact in the menu) and I will see if I will feature it. One of the suggestions of the Summer Song of the Day Top 20 was Aerosmith with Sweet Emotion. Last week I also saw the single on the market, but since I’m looking for a compilation album of Aerosmith, I decided to leave it there. Actually, finding a good collection on CD is quite hard, since Aerosmith has made 11 compilation albums! And I really don’t know which one is the best… Suggestions?

For the moment, let’s enjoy:

Aerosmith- Sweet Emotion

Song of the day: Rozalla- Everybody’s Free

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Last week I was on a sort of carboot sale and I came across this song. I know it’s a real good song, a dance/club classic,  and therefore it is uptempo. Maybe uptempo doesn’t necessarily mean summer, but this can be late summer (september, with a bit of luck the summer is still there…)

And for the ones who want to know: I left the single where it was, since I bought lots of other things, so I ran a bit out of money…

Enjoy and be free:

Rozalla- Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)

Song of the day: Starship- Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

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I heard this song on the radio lately, and thought: yes, this is a good song, too. It’s made by a band who had several incarnations, such as Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship, etc. This single is made by Starship, just as We Built This City. However, it’s not that single I want to discuss. It’s an other hit by them.

This song was made for the movie Mannequin. I’ve never seen it, but I know the single, which has been on number one in several hit charts. Grace Slick was singing, and until that time she was the oldest female singer to reach number one (the record was broken by Cher with Believe)

Let’s enjoy

Starship- Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

Song of the day: Enrique Iglesias- Bailamos

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Sometimes not only father is a singer, but his children follow him. An example are Frank and Nancy Sinatra, but another example can be Julio and Enrique Iglesias. And I have to confess: I’m not a big fan of Julio Iglesias. But what I don’t have with his father, I have it with his son: Enrique Iglesias is one of my favourite artists! He makes such nice, up-tempo songs and it really makes me feel good if I hear something by Enrique Iglesias!

The song of the day is made by Enrique Iglesias, and it was his debute single. It was an enormous summer hit in the late nineties, and it meant the start of his career. Enjoy

Enrique Iglesias- Bailamos

Song of the day: Mr. President- Coco Jamboo

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A typical summer song from the nineties? There are lots of examples, including the Macarena, but Coco Jamboo by Mr. President is a good one, too. It was released in the same year as the remix of the Macarena, and in some countries it was the follow-up on the first position of the hit charts. I guess it was their biggest hit, and actually the only one, too…
Looking on Wikipedia it says that they had more singles, but none stuck in our collective mind. Only one single made it to eternity, one big hit which will be remembered a long time after the number one position. It’s more than nothing, isn’t it? So enjoy

Mr. President- Coco Jamboo

Song of the day: Akcent- Kylie

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Akcent is a band from Romania, and they are quite popular in Romania. However, I only know one song by them: the song of today.
And trust me, I didn’t know that they made more songs than this one. I actually wanted to put them under one-hit wonders, but then I watched Wikipedia to look for the year this song was released.
While doing this, my eye saw more than only Kylie. It saw a list with 26 singles! I’m still thinking how they all could have missed the rest of Europe, but I guess that’s something like: nice song, and forget the rest. Sorry!

(By the way: Kylie was released in 2006.)

But we have this song, and that’s more than nothing:

Akcent- Kylie

Summer Song of the Day #17: Underdog Project- Summer Jam 2003

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This is a song with some history. Let’s start with the original release of the single in 2001. I suppose, although I’m not sure, that it became no hit.
However, never give up: in 2003 the single was released again, this time with a lot of success. By the way: that’s the reason for the 2003 after Summer Jam.
In the song, the Underdog Project used several samples from the Sunclub, from the hit Fiesta. This song was released in 1997.
And all this history together made it to a big summer hit, which is on number 17 in the Summer Song Of The Day Top 20!

Number 20: Underdog Project vs The Sunclub- Summer Jam 2003

Song of the day: Al Martino- Volare

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Wow! What did I find?
Okay. Let me explain: this is one of the vinyl singles in my father’s box with vinyl singles. He recorded it digitally, and I found it in iTunes as song.
And it doesn’t sound that bad, even a bit sunny, discolike, etc.
Summer is definitively coming, I feel it!

Enjoy Al Martino with Volare!

Don’t forget to vote for the Summer Song of the Day Top 20!

Song of the day: Duffy- Mercy

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This is really a good album. I almost can say that I like every single track on the album, and maybe I just have to say that.
However, there are always songs which are better than others on an album, even if you like all of them.
It’s that way on Rockferry as well. The title track Rockferry is very good, but also the singles of the album… And one of them is song of the day.
I heard this song a few times when the album had just been released, but I didn’t know who sung it. So it was a complete surprise to come across the song later on and then I kept remembering the artist: Duffy!
The song which I had “lost” for a while was Mercy, maybe one of the best songs made by Duffy.
Enjoy! (And if you have some money left, and you are near a record store, consider buying the album if you don’t have it)

Song of the day: Frankie Goes To Hollywood- Relax

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Above an album cover from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, the album Welcome To The Pleasuredome.
I don’t own the album, but thanks to Wikipedia I know which songs are on the album. And between all those songs are some of my personal favourites.
And no, it is not the title song, it is not Two Tribes (which is a very good song too), and it isn’t The Power Of Love either.
I will tell you in a moment. They released several 12-inch singles (those long singles, which go on for 8,9 minutes! I love them!), and one of them had a B-side with a cover of Ferry Crossed The Mersey, which was originally sung by Gerry and the Pacemakers. It’s A-side is the song of the day, namely Relax!
And this song had some great merchandising, and one of those T-shirts is shown below:

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Song of the day: André Rieu- Crowning Waltz / Krystl- Circles

Yeah! Two songs today, both new!

I want to apologize for the little information provided today, but I don’t have a lot of time today. Maybe more information tomorrow!

The first song is made by Krystl, who we have seen before in the song of the day.
She made a very good new single, which is worth listening to: Circles!

The second song is made by a violist called André Rieu! He made for the change of the crown in the Netherlands a Crowningwaltz, which is the second song of today.

Tomorrow another song, and more information!

Song of the day: Hollywood Beyond- What’s The Colour Of Money

Hi there,

I was listening to one of my favourite podcasts lately, and I heard this song, about which I honestly had forgotten a bit.
However, hearing it again brought some pleasure in my day, and it made me sing it for the rest of the day…

I believe they had one hit only, and that a second single wasn’t much of a success…

It’s Hollywood Beyond with What’s The Colour Of Money?

Tomorrow another song!

Song of the day: Alain Clark- Back In My World / Anouk- Birds

Hi there,

Today two new songs of the day, both from Holland!

Firstly, the new single of Alain Clark. It’s really a good single!
I can’t say a lot more about it than that it is very good song.
It’s Alain Clark with Back In My World!

And the second song is our song for the Eurovision Song Contest…
Anouk with Birds!
Some say it’s a bad song, some say it’s really good and we will win…
I don’t know. At least it’s a good single!

That were the songs for today, tomorrow another song!

Song of the day: Laura Jansen- Queen Of Elba / Alexis Jordan- Acid Rain

Hello everyone,

Today I’ve got two new songs for you…

The first song is made by a singer who was away for around a year, but she is back!
In a short period she had a lot of hits, like Happiness and Hush Hush.
Her new single is out now and it sounds very nice!
It’s Alexis Jordan with Acid Rain!

The second song is made by a Dutch singer, who is releasing her new album in one and a half week.
Her new single is already released, and it is very good!
It’s Laura Jansen with Queen Of Elba!

You may have noticed that both artists are women, and that is for a reason.
Today it’s International Women Day, and for that reason I will later today release a post…

Song(s) of the day: Kensington- Home Again / Emeli Sandé- Clown

Hello there,

Today two songs, and both are new!

The first song is made by a Dutch band, and they have named themselves after a part of London.
They are busy since 2005, but their new single is really good!
It’s Kensington with Home Again!

The second song is made by a singer from Scotland. She is busy since 2009, and has had a few big hits in the past year.
The latest hit was together with Labyrinth.
Yes, it’s Emeli Sandé with Clown!

Next week I’ve two other selections for you!

Song(s) of the day: Ilse DeLange- We Are One / Coldplay- Up In Flames

Hi there,

Today there are two new songs for you!

The first song which I think is very nice, is a song of a Dutch artist.
She is called Ilse DeLange, and she has made a lot of hits already. Her new single was for her father, but he died soon after releasing the single.
This gives the song an extra load.
The song is called We Are One.

The second song of this day is made by Coldplay. For the song, they used a drummachine.
It sounds good, but I do not entirely agree with the use from this machine. I like Coldplay, because they use real instruments!
But, okay, the song is very good. My top-tip from this week is Up In Flames.

That were my first tips for the new month!

Song(s) of the day: Icona Pop- I Love It / Justin Timberlake- Suit & Tie

Hey there,

I’ve got two new songs for you.

The first song is a mix of all kinds of styles, including punk and indierock. Well, I don’t care, I love it. It’s a DJ-duo from Sweden, Icona Pop, and they have made this incredible good record: I Love It.
I absolutely love it!

And after the return of David Bowie last week, another person has returned as well…
Justin Timberlake has released a new single after quite some years! And it really sounds good. His new single is called: Suit & Tie.
By the way, he was helped by Jay-Z.

This are my favourite new records, tomorrow another old favourite and next friday two other new singles!

Song of the day: Handsome Poets- Dance (The War Is Over)

Hello everyone,

Here’s the new song of the day:

Today it’s a song by a group which have had a big success last summer with their new single in the Netherlands, but who aren’t known that much outside the Netherlands.
The song of the day is one of the older singles of them, from a few years ago.

It are the Handsome Poets with Dance (The War Is Over).

I think they are really good, and are going to make it a lot further, and maybe abroad, too…
I really hope so!

Greetings,

Chris