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FlinterFile: Splitsing- Wind en Zeilen

The band Splitsing was a Dutch band which started in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Alvaro Soler- El Mismo Sol

El-Mismo-Sol-by-Alvaro-Soler

In 2015, Alvaro Soler claimed the summer hit of the year. He was inspired by his own past, which was spend in quite some countries: when he was 10 years old, he moved from Spain to Barcelone, lived seven years there, going to a German school, and then he returned to Spain. He released an album with a band he established, and then decided to go solo and went to Germany. The song was inspired by the fact that diversity on his school was not a bad thing: it was a lot of fun. In Italy it was a number 1 hit, and there is another version with Jennifer Lopez around for the US market. Enjoy

Alvaro Soler- El Mismo Sol

Song of the day: KC And The Sunshine Band- Keep It Comin’ Love

kcandsunshine keep it coming

In 1977, KC & the Sunshine Band brought in the sun with a Carribean influenced song. With a title that can be interpreted in some ways, it was another big hit for them. In the US it was a number 2 hit, in the UK it was not that much of a hit, number 31. Enjoy

KC & The Sunshine Band- Keep It Comin’ Love

Song of the day: Billy Stewart- Summertime

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Some sixties to end the summer for this year. And this is a great song, though you have to get through the intro, which is not exactly great… The song was composed in 1935 by George Gershwin for an opera. The lyrics are made by the man who wrote the book on which the opera was based, DuBose Heyward. The song became a jazz standard and that can be noticed when looking at the number of covers: over 33000 versions were recorded! The song was taken to the charts by Billie Holiday in 1936 (he reached no. 12). The most successful version was made by Billy Stewart in 1966, who reached no. 10 in the US and no. 39 in the UK. For me, this also is the best version. Enjoy

Billy Stewart- Summertime

Song of the day: Edward Maya- Stereo Love

Edward Maya Feat. Vika Jigulina - Stereo Love

In 2009, the Romanian artist Edward Maya worked together with the Russian-Romanian Vika Jigulina. They put together a dance record, which makes use of the song Bayatilar in the refrain. This became a bit of a problem, since the composer of this tune was not mentioned as co-writer. Later this was changed, though Edward Maya kept saying they tried to contact the composer, but that this was not possible due to the busy schedule of the composer. The keyboard riff also comes from another song, namely the theme to “Zalim”. However, it’s a great song to dance to. Enjoy

Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina- Stereo Love

Song of the day: TenTemPies- Quiero Saltar

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This is some NEW summer music. And I like it since the first time I heard it. The band is, for as far as I know, based in the Netherlands. They have their new album coming up this year and it was the first single of the album. The title means “I want to jump”, and it certainly makes you want to jump. It makes me happy, and that’s why I wanted to feature it. Enjoy

TenTemPies- Quiero Saltar

Song of the day: Tim Deluxe- It Just Won’t Do

tim deluxe it just won't do

Today, we’ve got a song from 2002. It was made by a British house producer, Tim Deluxe. Somewhere in my memories I know the melody of the song, though I have not heard it after finding it via via on the internet. Probably a song that was played a lot when I was six… but it surely makes me happy! Enjoy

Tim Deluxe- It Just Won’t Do

Song of the day: The Drifters- Under The Boardwalk

the drifters under the boardwalk

Today the spotlight is on a song from 1964.  It’s a song about a man and a woman, who want to meet somewhere in private. They decide to do it out of sight and out of the sun, under the boardwalk. The song was not the problem, actually, it rather was another affair: the lead singer, Rudy Lewis, died the evening before the planned recording date. The Drifters then decided to bring back a former member of the band, to sing the vocals, namely Johnny Moore. They had a hit with the song, peaking at number 4 in the Billboard chart. The song has been recorded by very much artists since then, including The Beach Boys, the Tom Tom Club (who brought it to the UK charts as the first artist), and the summer version of Bruce Willis (one of these singing artists, along with David Hasselhoff…). Enjoy the original:

The Drifters- Under The Boardwalk

Song of the day: Nomads- Yakalelo

nomads-yakalelo

This was a summer hit in 1998, made by a French group, who never again had such a big hit. In France it reached number 2, in Belgium number 4 and in the Netherlands number 10. The song does mean nothing, according to one of the members. “It is the same as saying tralala.” And therefore I would say: enjoy

The Nomads- Yakalelo

Song of the day: R.I.O.- Shine On

r.i.o. shine on

Today we have a singer from Germany, who can sing reggae! And he managed to score a hit in several countries, making it to number 1 in Russia and to number 8 in both Italy and France. However, his highest place in Germany was 25… It does not matter a lot to me, since I think it’s a great song he made. Enjoy

R.I.O.- Shine On