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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

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Summer Song of the Day Top 20: The Complete List

The list has finished today. The number 1 is known. The rest is known, too.
And since I had already taken the trouble of making a list, it’s simple to put it online.
You can read it and maybe show it later to your (grand)children, for some reason I would not know.

For the ones who are interested, download it here.

Summer Song of the Day #2: Bob Marley- Could You Be Loved

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Remember Gary Pine yesterday? He was a member of the Wailers, replacing the man of today: Bob Marley. And yes, today the Wailers are in the spotlights, together with Bob Marley, the reggae king according to me.
The hits they had are absolutely fabulous, and this is one of the best. The story of the writing is a nice one: it was written in an airplane! The Wailers were experimenting, and this song came up. The influences of the disco which was coming up (early eighties) are there, reggae is there, a formula to success!
This all makes it to a number 2 in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20!

Number 2: Bob Marley & The Wailers- Could You Be Loved

Summer Song of the Day #3: Bob Sinclar- Love Generation

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We are almost there! It’s time for the Top 3, starting with number 3. And on number 3 there is a nice song with a nice whistle.
It was a big hit in 2005, and it gets better: the vocals were by Gary Pine. So what?, you might think.
I will tell you that Gary Pine was a member of the Wailers. You might know that name, but only in combination with Bob Marley. Gary Pine replaced Bob Marley in the Wailers, and made a new album with the Wailers.

He did the vocals for this song, Bob Sinclar the rest, and together it made a hit. A hit in the charts, but also in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20, where they ended on number 3!

Number 3: Bob Sinclar feat. Gary Pine- Love Generation

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

 

Summer Song of the Day #5: Ryan Paris- Dolce Vita

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Simplicity makes things more beautiful. In most cases this is true, more is less…
And in this song it is used very well. No difficult texts, let the music do its part. The result is a very good song with an easy melody which sticks to mind, and brings up the summer!
I must say that the song sticked to mind when I was in Rome last week. I was sitting by the Trevi Fountain, an ice cream in my hand, and this song playing in my mind… lovely!

Number 5: Ryan Paris- Dolce Vita

Summer Song of the Day #6: Madonna- La Isla Bonita

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Mmm… do you remember the album by Madonna called True Blue? Yes? Really good, wasn’t it, huh?
It’s my personal favourite of her studio albums, and this song is one of my personal favourites by Madonna, too.
However, it could have been that not Madonna was here, but Michael Jackson. The song was firstly offered to him, but, according to Gaitsch, he refused taking the song for his Bad album.
Madonna got it after him, wrote the lyrics, and recorded it. The result? A very good Spanish summer sounding song which ended on number 6 in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20.
Not bad, is it?

Number 6: Madonna- La Isla Bonita

Summer Song of the Day #7: Ritchie Valens- La Bamba

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Yes, I know. Yesterday a song which was song of the day before, and today again. But this time I want to focus a bit more on the cover by Los Lobos.

In 1987 a movie with the same name, La Bamba, appeared in the cinemas. Los Lobos made a song for the soundtrack, and this was a cover of Ritchie Valens’ song.
However, Ritchie Valens wasn’t the first artist to sing the song. Although he wasn’t the first to sing it, he was the first to put it on a record. Originally, it was a folk song, so only sung by the ‘normal’ people.

Number 7: Ritchie Valens- La Bamba

Summer Song of the Day #8: UB40- Red Red Wine

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A band which is one of my favourites is UB40. Their music is relaxed, reggae, and happy. Since summer is here, they can’t miss in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20!
Unfortunately, the song which you have voted for and which is on number 8, Red Red Wine, has been song of the day once before.

So I want to focus on another good song of them. The song which is not in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20 is a single by them from 1990. It was a cover of an older song, but they had a hit with the song.
The song was a big hit all over the world. Of course I’m talking about Kingston Town, the (unofficial) song of the day.

Number 8: UB40- Red Red Wine

Summer Song of the Day #9: Corona- The Rhythm Of The Night

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Italian = sun, summer, and in the nineties dance. Because they made a lot of dance music. Good dance music. Like Playahitty from yesterday and Corona of today.
Corona had a few small hits, but the big success was the Summer song of today. The Rhythm Of The Night was released in 1993, and it was their first single.
It still is a good song, and that’s the reason for place 9!

Number 9: Corona- The Rhythm Of The Night

Summer Song of the Day #10: Playahitty- The Summer Is Magic

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Oh yes, we’re halfway through. This means two things: we’re entering the zone of better songs, and that the list is coming to an end… 😩
But firstly we have a song which tells us what the summer really is. The sunny sound of Playahitty from the nineties. And they had one other hit, but this was their big hit.
Shall I tell more? No, just listen to the song you put on place 10:

Number 10: Playahitty- The Summer Is Magic

Summer Song of the Day #11: Kate Ryan- DĂ©senchantĂ©e

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Okay, I must confess: I am no big fan of the French language. Not that I had bad notes for French, no. And also not because of the sound of the language. Just because it was so difficult to learn. I never could remember words, or understand what they ment if it was spoken. Reading went a lot more easy.
But I love the sound of the language, because it sounds fantastic! And therefore, I love Kate Ryan’s French period, with songs like Voyage Voyagen and Ella Elle L’A.

And Désenchantée of course! Summer sounds are coming your way on number 11!

Number 11: Kate Ryan- Désenchantée

And no, I don’t know where the song is about.

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

Summer Song of the Day #13: Dario G- Carnaval De Paris

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Again nineties. It seems like only nineties around here. But this single was made by an artist with several hits. Another hit by Dario G was for example Sunchyme.
So the Carnaval De Paris is the song of the day. A sunny instrumental tune which makes you want to go to Paris, where the sun is shining.
And actually, I’m going to Paris for a few days in the holidays, so I want to know if the feeling is the same as in the song.
I’m curious.

Number 13: Dario G- Carnaval De Paris

Summer Song of the Day #15: Miami Sound Machine- Conga

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Yes. The Miami Sound Machine, with as lead singer Gloria Estefan, had their first hit single with Conga.
It was released in the eighties (1985, to be precise). It was a big hit all over the world, and it is a real track to dance on.
Enjoy Conga! by the Miami Sound Machine on place 15!

Number 15: Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine- Conga

Summer Song of the Day #16: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince- Summertime

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Yes, more classics on their way. Again nineties, and this time made by a duo. One of the two is Will Smith, the Fresh Prince.
I did not know this until I was looking for the greatest hits of Will Smith (I wanted a CD with Miami, Gettin’ Jiggy With It, etc.), and there were songs of DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince on the CD!
What? That’s strange, I thought. Well, no, apparently not.
But okay, they have scored a neat 16th place in the Summer Song Of The Day Top 20, with their song Summertime. A real big summer hit!

Number 16: DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince- Summertime

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

Summer Song of the Day #18: Ultimate Kaos- Casanova

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Mmm… the nineties. I love the nineties! And the eighties, of course. And the rest of good music.
Ultimate Kaos is a typical example of a group which had several smaller hits, but one hit which stayed in our minds and which is played more often.
This hit which we remembered has brought them big success, and it is good for a place in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20, number 18!
And yes, I know that they had the song of the day once before, but okay…
Therefore a small fact: it is a cover. The original song is made by LeVert, and they recorded Casanova in 1987!

No. 18: Ultimate Kaos- Casanova

Summer Song of the Day #19: Los Del Rios- Macarena

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Nineties, summer, dance. Almost all the qualities of this song to become a hit. The Summer hit of 1996. But actually, we have to say: The Bayside Boys Remix.
The original song was not such a hit, but in the remix, it became a big hit! And now almost everyone knows the song AND the dance!
So, what do you mean by popular?

The popularity was good to have a 19th place in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20:

Number 19: Los Del Rio- Macarena [Bayside Boys Remix]

Summer Song of the Day #20: Doop- Doop

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There are songs which stick to mind, and never get out again. Doop is one of them.
The first time I heard it, I thought: it’s a nice song, sounds happy! A real summer song. And it sticked in my mind, did not go out, but the thing is: it’s not an annoying song, so you forgive the song for sticking in mind.
And because it is a summer song, the position it got in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20 is number 20! And it came from the nineties, but watching at the album cover and the clip it could easily be fifties!

Number 20: Doop- Doop

Song of the day: Bobby McFerrin- Don’t Worry Be Happy

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I saw this song appearing on one of the blogs I follow, and thought: that’s  a nice summer song! Relaxed, sunny, reggae, a text which is not difficult at all, and you can whistle along!
All a man wants, isn’t it? Let’s make life not too complicated, it already is! So: Don’t Worry, Be Happy! 🙂

You still have some hours left to vote for the Summer Song of the Day Top 20, tomorrow: number 20! >>>>

Song of the day: Buena Vista Social Club- Chan Chan

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Okay, take it easy! It’s Saturday, so let’s relax a bit with some summer melodies!
I never understood the lyrics, but I didn’t feel the need to. It just was a good song! And actually, it was their only big hit…
It’s Chan Chan by the Buena Vista Social Club!

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Song of the day: Jimmy Cliff- Reggae Night

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Let’s put in some sunny reggae to relax a bit! I love this song, since it really brings up the summer in me!
And guess what? Made in 1983, so… eighties music = good music!
I don’t know what I should say about this song, it’s self-explaining!

Listen and enjoy Reggae Night!

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Song of the day: Glenn Frey- The Heat Is On

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Oh yeah! The song of the day is made by a member of the Eagles, when he was on a solotrip. He had a big hit with a song which was the tune of Beverly Hills Cop, too.
So who am I talking about? Yes, about Glenn Frey, the guitar player of the Eagles. He made a song called The Heat Is On, which is a (hot) sunny song! I especially like the saxophone in the song!
And today it is song of the day! Enjoy The Heat Is On!

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Song of the day: Yazz & the Plastic Population- The Only Way Is Up

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Sometimes you have one sentence from a song, or a bit from a tune, sticking in your mind, but you can’t think of the artist…
That was the problem yesterday with this song. I kept hearing “The only way is up!”. Nothing more, and I thought: mmm… who was that?
Happily we have Google, so I found out that it was made by Yazz And The Plastic Population.

And it is a good song… sunny, happy, sunny and very nice to hear!
Enjoy The Only Way Is Up!

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Song of the day: Roger Sanchez- Another Chance

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Oh yeah! Some songs you hear, forget a while, then you hear them again, and every time you think: I should buy it on CD. And then you forget it again.
It’s actually my story with this song… but now it’s on a list of songs which I want on CD.
Why do I want it? Firstly, it’s a great dance track. Secondly, it makes me happy, thirdly: the tune sticks in my mind and keeps playing for one day…

And it sounds sunny, so reason enough for Roger Sanchez to be song of the day! Enjoy Another Chance (the long version, because I can’t get enough!!

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Song of the day: Culture Beat- Mr. Vain

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20 years ago, there was a big hit called Mr. Vain. That means 2013-20 = 1993.
And it was (becoming) a hit in these months, so some sort of summer dance! I like this song very much, so enjoy it!
It’s Mr. Vain by Culture Beat!

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Song of the day: Soft Cell- Tainted Love

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Today we go back to the beginning of the eighties. That was the time Tainted Love by Soft Cell was released. It actually was a cover of a sixties song by Gloria Jones, but I think it was a bigger hit than the original…
At least it was a good dance track, and it still is. It sounds sunny, and therefore it’s song of the day!

Enjoy Tainted Love, tomorrow another song!

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Song of the day: Balearic Sound Collective- People From Ibiza

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An (almost) forgotten record, which I did not know until one week ago, when I heard it on the radio. And it was such a nice song, I thought: let’s make it song of the day!
It’s a dance track from the late nineties. It sounds sunny, like the summer, and you certainly want the sun to shine!
Well, enjoy People From Ibiza!

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Song of the day: Daft Punk- One More Time

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Yesterday I was talking to a friend, who had some ideas for the Song of the day. Some of them were good, but will be put on in September, because now it’s time for the summer!
When we were talking we came to one of the strangest electronic music duo’s of now. There are a lot of DJ’s active who make hits, but those two are a little bit more weird than the rest.
I mean: normal DJ’s don’t wear helmets while performing… we actually didn’t see them without, until earlier this month… just Google!
Their music reminds me mostly of Kraftwerk, the finders of this genre, as I believe… they started in the 1970s, so that is very early!
Later, I will make an article dedicated to Kraftwerk, but firstly, let’s enjoy the sound of Daft Punk’s One More Time!

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Song of the day: The Power Station- Some Like It Hot

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Oh yes! The debute album of the Power Station! Do you remember? 1985, and the big hit: Some Like It Hot!
I like that song, it’s really good! And it says something about a lot of persons, who like the summer (like me).
So listen to that song, because it some like it hot, some like it when the heat is on…

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Song of the day: Arrow- Hot Hot Hot

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Pfff… you want summer, but now it turns to the other side: very hot! Maybe we will reach the 38 decrees C, and with that temperatures I don’t function very good.
However, there is a song which could be the soundtrack of today. In 1983 this song was released, and it was (not surprisingly) a big disco hit!
It was song which popped up last night, and today I saw that the Vengaboys (We Like To Party, We’re Going To Ibiza, etc) have made a cover of the song.
That’s maybe for later, now it’s Arrow’s turn with Hot-Hot-Hot.

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Song of the day: Nicki French- Total Eclipse Of The Heart

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Some more dance today, and it sounds sunny, too.
It is a cover, made in the nineties (1995) by Nicki French. It is a cover of the woman who went to the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK this year, Bonnie Tyler.
The summer song of the day is Total Eclipse Of The Heart!

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Song of the day: Duke- So In Love With You

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Relax a bit with these sunny, relaxed sounds of Duke. Or is it dance?
Coming from the nineties, this was his first single when he left a band called One Hand One Heart. It was a big dance hit, and it now is the song of the day!

Enjoy So In Love With You!

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Song of the day: Eros Ramazotti- Ma Che Bello Questo Amore

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The album Eros by Eros Ramazotti. Some big hits on there, like Cose Della Vita (together with Tina Turner), Musica É (with Andrea Bocelli), but the song of the day is another big hit.
Of course it’s Italian, and mostly Italian = sun! Hot temperatures! Summer! Happy! etc.

This song sounds sunny, happy, and summerlike: it’s Ma Che Bello Questo Amore. I’ve no idea what it means (something like I question love?), but it sounds good.

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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!

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Song of the day: Aqua- Barbie Girl

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This is such a group which had one hit, which stayed in our minds, and the rest of the songs went past us…
And that is actually sad, because a lot of hits by Aqua are nice songs to listen to, the texts are quite good (I especially like the text of the song Back To The Eighties), so why do we only know this one song?

Because it was a mega hit, and it was happy, and it caused commotion. Mattel didn’t like the fact that they used their brand, Barbie, for the song. They went to court with it, lost, and later they used it themselves in their commercials! With another text, okay, but the melody was the same.

So, the “summer” happy song of the day is the song Barbie Girl by Aqua!

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Song of the day: Wham!- Club Tropicana

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Looking in my list with songs of the day, I only found a Christmas song by them, Last Christmas.
However, they made so much more good music. On another album, Make It Big, there are some big hits like Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go and Freedom.
On this album not a lot of big hits, but their summer hit is on there!

I’m of course talking about Club Tropicana, the fifth song of the album!

Well, vote for the Summer Song of the day Top 20, since you can!

Song of the day: Ricky Martin- Livin’ La Vida Loca

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Oohh… the summer is coming. And that means: summer music. The whole summer long.
This is a summer hit from the late nineties, and still it is sunny. So let the summer begin…
So, okay… it’s time for Ricky Martin as song of the day, with Livin’ La Vida Loca!

From Monday on, you can vote for the Summer song of the day top 20!