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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Yukihiro Takahashi - Drip Dry Eyes

Yukihiro Takahashi (高橋 幸宏 Takahashi Yukihiro, born June 6, 1952) is a Japanese musician, who is best known as the drummer and lead vocalist of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, and as the former drummer of the Sadistic Mika Band.

Takahashi released his 4th solo single in 1981 entitled 'Drip Dry Eyes'.

Taken from the album 'Neuromantic', also released in 1981, the single failed to chart as far as I know.

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Single Version
Charge - B-Side


A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song

'Space Age Love Song' is a song released in 1982 by the British band A Flock Of Seagulls.

Taken from their debut album 'A flock Of Seagulls' the single was a moderate success for the band as it reached number 34 in the UK Singles Chart.  The single faired slightly better in the US where it reached number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The single also reached number 68 in Australia and number 31 in New Zealand.

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Single Version
12 inch Mix
Windows - B-Side
Standing In The Doorway - 12 inch Extra Track


Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Berlin Blondes - Marseille

The last single released by the group Berlin Blondes was released in 1981.

The band had parted from their record label and had lost some members of the band but decided to release a further single on an independent label Scratch Records.

Again the single failed to trouble the charts and the band disbanded.

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Single Version
The Poet - B-Side


Berlin Blondes - Berlin Blondes - Album

Another one from the Berlin Blondes.  This time it is thier one and only album release.

Released in 1980 and titled after the bands name, the album 'Berlin Blondes' didn't do at all well in the charts as it failed to enter the charts. 

As the album and singles didn't sell well the band was dropped from the record label.

Again the album cover made me stop to buy as I loved the first single and felt that the album would live up to that and I wasnt wrong.

I do have a request. I was going to put up the second single 'Framework' but my copy of the B-side 'Zero song - Instrumental' keeps jumping and is no good.  anyone have this and is willing to share I can then complet the back catalogue on this band.  Thank yu all in advance.
01 - Framework
02 - Astro
03 - Science
04 - Romance
05 - Trail To Istanbul
06 - Secret Days
07 - Mannequin
08 - Neon Probe
09 - Zero Song

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Monday, 27 February 2012

Phil Collins - Hello I Must Be Going - Album

'Hello, I Must Be Going!' is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins. It was originally released 1 November 1982. This album's name comes from the Marx Brothers' song with the same name, featured in the movie Animal Crackers. The album was promoted with a tour of the same name.

The album contains the cover version of The Supremes hit 'You Can't Hurry Love', which is one of Collins' best-known singles. None of the other single releases from the album made any significant impact on the charts. Other notable tracks include the modern-jazz instrumental 'The West Side', and 'Thru These Walls', a dark voyeuristic song about a man listening through the wall to his neighbors partaking in unseemly nighttime activities—or at least that's what he's imagining at the time. Other than 'You Can't Hurry Love', Phil Collins produced another hit single which managed to seep into the US Top 40 charts at number 39, called 'I Dont Care Anymore', a dark song with the gated reverb effect and lyrics of his divorce similar to the previous 'In the Air Tonight'.

The more upbeat tracks serve as a preamble to the more commercial sound of the next album No Jacket Required. The album takes much of its inspiration from the problems in Collins' personal life, most notably the painful divorce he was going through at the time. This accounts for the dark and embittered tone on several of the tracks, including the single 'I Don't Care Anymore'. Co-produced with Hugh Padgham, the gated reverb sound of the drum kit is employed in full yet again, with a mixture of very dry drum sounds on tracks like 'I Cannot Believe It's True' in contrast to the huge acoustics used on 'Do You Know, Do You Care?'.

01 - I Don't Care Anymore
02 - I Cannot Believe It's True
03 - Like China
04 - Do You Know, Do You Care?
05 - You Can't Hurry Love
06 - It Don't Matter to Me
07 - Thru These Walls
08 - Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
09 - The West Side
10 - Why Can't It Wait 'Til Morning

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Michael Des Barres And Holly Knight – Obsession

'Obsession” was originally written and recorded as a duet by songwriter Holly Knight and musician Michael Des Barres in 1983, although the recording did not perform well.

This version was prominently featured in the 1983 film A Night in Heaven, most notably in a scene in which Christopher Atkins bumps and grinds in Lesley Ann Warren’s face in sync with the rhythm of the song.

The song was featured on the film’s soundtrack, but did not receive enough attention to warrant much radio play or a place on any Billboard charts.

That version was also featured in the theatrical trailer to the 1986 film 9 1/2 Weeks, starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.

The track was covered in 1984 by the Synthpop-New Wave group Animotion. The song hit number six in the United States, and number five in the United Kingdom in early 1985, helped by a distinctive video that received heavy rotation on MTV.

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Single Version
Extended Version
A Woman's Weapon - B-Side


Friday, 24 February 2012

Donna Summer - I Don't Wanna Get Hurt

'I Don't Wanna Get Hurt' is the second single from the album Another Place and Time by Donna Summer.

The whole album was written and produced by British team Stock Aitken & Waterman (SAW) and was mainly in the style of their "hit factory" sound.

This song was remixed for its release as a single, and in the UK became the Top 10 follow-up to its predecessor, the hit 'This Time I Know It's for Real.'

SAW gained most of their success in Europe and a lot of their material was never aimed at the U.S. market, so this single was never released there.

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Single Version
Instrumental Version
Extended Version


Icehouse - No Promises

'No Promises' is the first single released by Australian band, Icehouse from the band's 1986 album, Measure for Measure and was released in November 1985 on Regular Records.

The single peaked at number 30 on the Australian singles charts, number 72 on the UK singles Charts and number 79 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

A remix version by [love] tatto was released on the Icehouse album Meltdown in 2002. Dieter Trattmann directed the second version of the video.

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Single Version
12 inch Club Mix
Instrumental Version
Original Etended Version
The Perfect Crime - B-Side


Thursday, 23 February 2012

Tokyo Pop - Soundtrack

As most people who follow this blog may know by now my partner, Mark, has his own blog dedicated to the TV programe The Kids FRom Fame. You can go to his blog by hitting the link below:


Well one of the actresses of the TV show, Carrie Hamilton stared in a film after she had left which we got around to watching last week so Mark could feature it on his blog.

Well, it's an interesting film showcasing Japanese pop which I enjoyed back in the 80's and 90's with bands such as Sandii and the Sunsetz and X Japan (who make a very brief apperance in the film).

In anycase I managed to get a copy of the soundtrack for Mark so decided to also feature it on this little blog of mine.  Hope you enjoy it.

Tokyo Pop (東京ポップ Tōkyō Poppu?) is a music-centric movie from 1988 that tells the story of a girl from the USA, a boy from Japan, and a briefly successful pop band. The movie contrasts American customs with Tokyo lifestyles, as it presents an evolving love story between the two main characters.

The main actors are Carrie Hamilton for Wendy and Diamond Yukai (aka Yutaka Tadokoro) for Hiro Yamaguchi. Other actors included Gina Belafonte and Tetsuro Tamba. The movie was directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui.

01 - Never Forget - Carrie Hamilton
02 - Monkey Dancin' - Red Warriors
03 - You! - Michael Cerveris
04 - Hearts And Diamonds - Yutaka Tadokoro
05 - Hero's song - Red Warriors
06 - Blue Suede Shoes - Yutaka Tadokoro
07 - (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman - Carrie Hamilton and Yataka Todokoro
08 - Homesick Blues - Alan Brewer
09 - Do You Believe In Magic - Carrie Hamilton and Yutaka Tadokoro
10 - Rakuen, Rakuen (Paradise, Paradise) - Papaya Paranoia

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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Arcadia - Election Day

'Election Day' was the first single released by the Duran Duran off-shoot band, Arcadia.

It was released by Parlophone Records in October 1985 and subsequently hit the top ten on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at number 6 in the US and number 7 in the UK, but was the most successful in Ireland, peaking at number 5 and in Italy, peaking at number 1 (also reaching the Top 25 in Germany).

Along with the Arcadia members, 'Election Day' features Grace Jones on vocals and speech

The dark and moody video — with Gothic imagery inspired by Jean Cocteau's 1946 film, La Belle et la Bête — was shot in and around Paris in late September 1985. It was directed by Roger Christian. There was a short cameo appearance by William S. Burroughs. A documentary film was made on the filming and production of the music video

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Short Video Version
Full Length Video Version
Single Version
Concensus Mix
Cryptic Cut No Voice Mix
Early Rough Mix
She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean and She's Restless - B-Side


David Bowie - Absolute Beginners

'Absolute Beginners' was the theme tune to the film of the same name (an adaptation of the book Absolute Beginners), composed and performed by David Bowie.

Bowie was good friends with the film's director, Julien Temple (who had worked with him in 1984 on the Jazzin' for Blue Jean short film), and landed both the supporting role of Vendice Partners, and the deal to record the theme tune.

The sessions, at Abbey Road Studios, were set up in a novel way, with a group of session musicians all receiving a card to work at the studio with "Mr X", who turned out to be Bowie. The sessions were completed rapidly, but the song was delayed due to the problems with completing the film. Virgin wanted the release to tie in with the film's opening. Shortly after the sessions wrapped, Mick Jagger flew in to record 'Dancing in the Street', which used many of the same musicians.

The song fused 1950s-style doo-wop with Bowie's 1980s sound.

The single reached number 2 in the UK charts, and number 53 in America. Bowie has since performed it live on his Glass Spider and 2000 tours.

Julian Temple shot the music video, which echoed the 1950s style of the movie. The video was a homage to an old British advert for Strand cigarettes. The ill-fated advertising tagline "You're never alone with a Strand." is quoted by Partners in the film. The video also uses footage from the film.

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Single Version
Full Length Version
Dub Mix


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Everything But The Girl - Come On Home

'Come On Home' is a single released in 1986 by the English band Everything But The Girl.

Released from the 'Baby The Stars Shone Bright' Album the single made it to number 44 on the UK singles Chart and number 27 on the Irish charts.

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Single Version
Draining The Bar - B-Side


Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive

'Wanted Dead or Alive' is the title of a song from Bon Jovi's 1986 album Slippery When Wet. The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora and was released in 1986 as the album's third single.

In the UK the single peaked at number 13 on the Singles Chart.

The song peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 13 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, making it the third single from the album to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100.

 Slippery When Wet was the first hard rock album ever to have 3 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2003 a new version was released on the album This Left Feels Right and this version was also released as a single with a promotional video.

The song is today widely known as one of the bands most famous songs.

The song's title pays homage to Jon's admiration for Old West heroes, and how he identifies with them as being hated (wanted dead or alive). During an interview on Inside the Actors Studio, Jon said he got the inspiration for the song early one morning when he couldn't sleep while riding in a tour bus. The "lifestyle of every rock band" was similar to that of outlaws in that each was, "a young band of thieves, riding into town, stealing the money, the girls, and the booze before the sun came up."

On the band's Behind the Music special on VH1, it is even revealed that the band had originally planned to do an Old West-themed album in the 1980s, but scrapped the idea.

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Single Version
Accustic Version
I'd die For You - B-Side
Shot Through The Heart - Japan B-Side


Monday, 20 February 2012

Big Country - Look Away

'Look Away' was the first single taken from The Seer, the third studio album by the Scottish rock band Big Country.

Released in April 1986, it gave the group their fourth UK top 10 hit, and proved to be their highest charting single in the UK, peaking at number 7.

'Look Away' was an even bigger success in Ireland, topping the charts for one week, and becoming the band's only number one single on either side of the Irish Sea.

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Single Verison
Extended Version
Outlaw Mix
Restless Natives - B-Side

Limited Edition Gatefold 2 Disc Special
Margos Theme - A-Side of second disc
Highland Scenery - B-Side of second disc


Culture Club - Gusto Blusto

In the US 'Gusto Blusto' was chosen as the second single released from Culture Clubs 1986 album 'From Luxury To Heartache'.

The song failed to chart and a music video was never made for the song.

'From Luxury To Heartache' was a deliberate departure for Culture Club, a move away from the reggae-flavoured pop of their previous releases into dance-oriented music.

Veteran pop and R&B producer Arif Mardin, replaced Steve Levine, in a bid to revitalise the band's sound.

Due to lead singer Boy George's growing addiction to drugs, recordings dragged on for so long that Mardin had to disband the sessions and leave it up to engineer Lew Hahn to record the final vocals.

Songs like 'Gusto Blusto' and 'Reasons' took days for the addicted singer to finish.

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Fan Made Video
Rock Mix
Extended Dance Mix


Friday, 17 February 2012

Meri D. Marshall - Obsession - Album

Well yesterday I put up the single by Meri D. Marshall entitled 'Obsession'.  This single was taken from her debut album 'Obsession'.

Never found out if this ever charted anywhere, in anycase a good album.

01 - My Obsession
02 - The Goodbye
03 - Tried To Be A Man
04 - Haunt You
05 - Circles
06 - We Stand Alone
07 - I'm thu With Him
08 - Watcha Gonna do
09 - Feel Like I'm Fallin'
10 - Tears


Heaven 17 - Come Live With Me

Well here is the second posting on Heaven 17 and a great track that is well know.

'Come Live With Me" is a single from synthpop trio Heaven 17 which appeared on the album The Luxury Gap.

It was written by all three members. The single was released in mid-1983 and peaked at number 5 in the UK, spending 11 weeks on the chart. This would be the band's last top 10 hit in the UK singles chart until 1992 which saw the release of 'Temptation (Brothers In Rhythm Remix)'.

The track peaked at number 2 on the Readers charts for Number One magazine. Record Mirror's list for Top 12" singles featured the single at number number 9.

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Single Version

Extended Version
Let's All Make A Bomb (New Version) - B-Side

Song With No Name (New Version) - 12 inch Extra Track


Thursday, 16 February 2012

Meri D Marshall - Obsession

This 1985 debut single is by Meri D. (Meredith) Marshall.

Released from her album of the same name the single was produced and arranged by Bob Parr and written by Parr and Carol Parks.

It's mixed by Greg Penny and Parr. Backing vocals are provided by Tommy Funderburk, Tom Kelly, Carol Parks and Tyana Parr.

This tune is great Hi-nrg and could almost be classified as Italo-Disco.

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12 inch Version
Instrumental Version
Hot Tracks Mix
Disconet Remix Version


Heaven 17 - Let Me Go

Over the time of the blog there has been a lot of music posted that I sometimes think I have included a band and it turns out that I havent. 

This is the case with Heaven 17.  I looked to see what I had already put up and realised that I hadn't included them yet.  So here is the first of 2 posts on them (the other will be tommorrow) to rectify this ommision.

'Let Me Go' (labelled as Let Me Go! on the sleeve of the single) is a single by Heaven 17, taken from (and released several months before) their second album The Luxury Gap.

It actually first appeared on the band's American self-titled compilation, Heaven 17, which was released in 1982.

It reached number 41 on the UK singles chart, the lowest chart placement among the singles from that album but their highest at the time of the single's release.

The song also spent five weeks at number 4 on the American dance chart in 1983. Allmusic cites it as "a club hit that features Glenn Gregory's moody, dramatic lead above a percolating vocal and synth arrangement."

It was one of the first commercial releases to feature the Roland TB-303, a bass synthesiser which later played a pivotal role in the later acid house movement.

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Single Version
Extended Version
Instrumental Version


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Whitney Houston - How Will I Know

'How Will I Know' is a song recorded by American recording artist Whitney Houston for her debut album, entitled Whitney Houston, which was released in February 1985.

It was released by Arista Records in November that year, as the album's third single. Composed by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, the song was originally intended for Janet Jackson, but she passed on it. Houston then recorded the song with altered lyrics and production from Narada Michael Walden. An up-tempo dance song, the lyrics speak about the protagonist trying to decide if a boy she likes will ever like her back.

'How Will I Know' received mainly positive reviews. The song became Houston's second number one single on the United States Billboard Hot 100. It spent two weeks atop the chart and also became Houston's first chart topper on the Canadian RPM Singles Chart. The 12 inch remixed dance / club version by John "Jellybean" Benitez entered the Hot Dance Club Play charts at number thirty and later peaked at number three on the February 22, 1986.

In other regions, the song was successful, reaching the top ten in in Sweden, Norway, and United Kingdom and the top twenty in the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Switzerland.

The song's music video features scenes of Houston dancing in a strikingly designed setting of video screens and colored partitions. The music video gave Houston exposure to the teens and MTV, a feat which the black artists had traditionally found tough to achieve. It also received nominations at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards in the categories of Best Female Video and Best New Artist in a Video, winning the former category. The song has been performed on many of her tours including Greatest Love Tour (1986) and her recent Nothing but Love World Tour (2009–10).

'How Will I Know' is also featured as a remix on Houston's compilation album, Whitney: The Greatest Hits (2000), whereas the original version is featured on The Ultimate Collection (2007).

'How Will I Know' was released by Arista Records in November 1985 as the third single from Houston's self-titled debut. It debuted at number sixty on the US Billboard Hot 100, on the December 7, 1985 issue. Nine weeks later, it peaked at number one on the issue dated February 15, 1986, becoming Houston's second number one single in the US.

The song performed well in other countries. In United Kingdom, the song debuted at number thirty-six, on the week dated January 25, 1986, and later peaked at a position of number five. It was also certified Silver by British Phonographic Industry (BPI).  In New Zealand, the song debuted at number thirty-five on the Singles chart and later peaked at number nineteen. In Austria, the song reached a peak position of number twenty-eight, while reaching a peak of number twelve in the Netherlands. The song also reached number two in Norway and Sweden, while charting at number eleven in Switzerland. According to Allmusic, 'How Will I Know' has sold about one million copies worldwide.

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Single Version
Dance Remix
Someone For Me - B-Side

Someone For Me - Extended Version


Whitney Houston - Love Will Save The Day

Continuing with my tribute to Whitney Houston here is another one of here great singles.

'Love Will Save the Day' was the fifth single by American singer-songwriter Whitney Houston from her second multi-platinum studio album Whitney. The single was released in July 1988 by Arista Records.

'Love Will Save the Day' is the fastest-tempoed song on the album Whitney. Produced by John "Jellybean" Benitez and featuring Roy Ayers, the song is one of the uptempo numbers on the album that also includes 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)' and 'So Emotional'.

At this time, Whitney Houston had achieved a record-breaking string of seven number-one hits, with four of those number 1's from her current album 'Whitney'. 'Love Will Save the Day' did not become Houston's eighth consecutive number one, but continued her trend of hit singles by peaking in the US Top 10. The number 9 peak on the Hot 100, amazingly, was Houston's lowest solo peak up to this time. The song also made the Top 10 without an accompanying music video.

Houston had stronger performances on the charts prior to this song but it did remain in the top forty for eleven weeks, and reached fifth place on the R and B Chart, and number 1 on the Hot Club/Dance Play Tracks.

Internationally, the song mostly saw less success except in the United Kingdom, where it went to number 10 and Switzerland, where it went to number 18. It was a moderate hit in Germany, making thirty-seven; and was a minor hit in Australia, peaking at seventy-seven.

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Single Version
Accapella Version

B Souls Santuary Mix
Disconect Edit Version

Extended Remix
Morales 'Jellybean' Classic House Mix

Dub Will Dave The Day
Hold Me Now - B-Side

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Alexander O'Neal - If You Were Here Tonight

'If You Were Here Tonight' was Alexander O'Neal's first successful hit in the UK, reaching number 13 in the UK Singles Chart and also his second R&B hit, reaching #17 in the Hot R and B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

It is featured on his self-titled 1st album along with two other R and B hits, 'Innocent' and 'What's Missing'. The song is known for its non-rhyming lyrics.

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Single Version
Slow Mix Version
What's Missing - 12 inch Extra Track


Champaign - How 'Bout Us

Well it is Valentines day today so I thought I would share a couple of songs that I just love.  So here is the first.  Enjoy.

'How 'Bout Us' is a 1981 hit single recorded by R and B music group Champaign and composed by band keyboardist Dana Walden.

Originally released on the band's debut album of the same name, the title track peaked at number 12 on the US Hot 100 and number 5 on the UK Singles Charts. Of Champaign's seven charting singles, the song remains the group's most successful.

'How 'Bout Us' peaked at number 4 on the soul chart and was one of three releases to make the top 10 on the soul chart. The song was on the Hot 100 chart for 23 weeks, peaking at number 12 on 6 June 1981, and also reached the top of the Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks. The title track of Champaign's debut album and their first single, the tune combines instrumentals, traditional background vocals repeated multiple times, and poetic verses performed by Champaign's lead vocalist Pauli Carman to create a sound similar to other ballads released during the time.

Both the song and the album it debuted on where acclaimed by Allmusic who called it "a smooth, well-crafted pop-R and B topped by the creamy vocals of Pauli Carman and Rena Jones. This debut is a pop hybrid that sounds very promising, although the group never followed through adequately."

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Single Version
Spinnin' - B-Side


Monday, 13 February 2012

Whitney Houston - Thinking About You

'Thinking About You' is a song by R and B /pop singer Whitney Houston released in the US Only in 1985.
The single was taken from Houston's self-titled debut album Whitney Houston.

The single made it ot number 10 in the US R and B charts and number 24 in the US Hot Dance Club Chart.

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Single Version
Dub Version
Extended Dance Version
Someone For Me - B-Side


Whitney Houston - So Emotional

Well yesterday I heard that the great singer that is Whitney Houston had been found dead in her hotel room. 

Houston was a great icon of the 80's with an amazing voice that it was tragic how her life was troubled with the abuse of drugs. 

It is a sad day that she has passed on so I felt that today will be my tribute to her and I hope that she is now at peace. 

R.I.P Whitney Houston - you will be sadly missed.

'So Emotional' is a song recorded by American pop/ R and B singer Whitney Houston. The song was the third single from her second album Whitney, and was released on November 12, 1987.

'So Emotional' was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, who also penned Madonna's 'Like a Virgin', Cyndi Lauper's 'True Colors', Heart's 'Alone', and The Bangles 'Eternal Flame', all of which reached number 1 on the charts. The song centers on Houston loving being in love, singing "I get so emotional baby / Every time I think of you / I get so emotional / Ain't it shocking what love can do".

At this time Houston already had a string of five consecutive number-one hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. 'So Emotional' went to the number 1 position as well, giving her six consecutive number-one singles; putting her in a three-way tie with The Beatles and The Bee Gees. It became the first number-one of 1988, eventually receiving gold certification. The single remained in the Top 40 for fourteen weeks, and also reached number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart.

'So Emotional' was ranked sixth on The Billboard Hot 100 year-end charts (1988).

In the United Kingdom the song was remixed by Shep Pettibone when released as a single and peaked at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1987, remaining in the chart for 11 weeks.

Elsewhere the single performed moderately well reaching twenty-one in France, twenty-six in Australia and thirty in Switzerland.

The music video for 'So Emotional' (directed by Wayne Isham) features Houston on tour and preparing for the night's concert. Footage is from the concert she performed at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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Single Version
Bonus Beats Version
Dub Version
Edited Remix
Extended Remix
The Voice Version
For The Love Of You - B-Side
Didn't We Almost Have It All - Live - Extra Track


Friday, 10 February 2012

Spider - Spider - Album

Spider released their first album in 1980 entitled'Spider' under the Dreamlands Records Label.

The album failed to chart in the UK but managed to make it to number 130 in the Us Album charts.

01 - New romance (It's A Mystery)
02 - Burning Love
03 - Shady Lady
04 - Everything Is Alright
05 - Crossfire
06 - Little Darlin'
07 - Brotherly Love
08 - What's Going On
09 - Don't Waste Your Time
10 - Zero

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Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder - Be My Love Now

'Be My Lover Now' is a song by the British singer and composer Philip Oakey and producer Giorgio Moroder.

It was written by Oakey and Moroder and recorded for the album Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder.

It was released as a single in the UK in August 1985 where it reached number 74 in the singles charts and remained in the charts for 1 week.

It was the third and final single to be released from the brief Oakey/Moroder partnership which had started with the single 'Together in Electric Dreams'.

Because the single was not a huge success and neither was the album, it effectively ended the short lived partnership between Oakey and Moroder in 1985. Oakey returned to work with his band, The Human League, full time.

The Music Video for 'Be My Lover Now' was much less extravagant than the high budget video for the previous single 'Good-Bye Bad Times'. It borrows heavily from Robert Palmer’s 'Addicted to Love' and Stock Aitken and Waterman music videos of 1985.

The video has a surreal theme and features Philip Oakey performing on stage in an ornate theatre, with 3 female backing singers/dancers and two female podium dancers either side of the stage who are dressed identically. To an audience of identical blue dress wearing female 'clones' in their 30s/ 40s who are competing for Oakey's attention.

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Single Version

Instrumental Version


Thursday, 9 February 2012

Spider - New Romance (Its a Mystery)

Spider released their second single in 1980 entitled 'New Romance (It's A Mystery). 

Taken from the bands debut album 'Spider' the single made it to number 39 in the US Hot 100 and became the biggest hit in the bands short run.

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Single Version
Crossfire - B-Side


Device - Hanging On A Heart Attack

Device released their first single in 1986 entitled 'Hanging On A Heart Attack'.

It's a great emaple of 80's Pop/Rock and managed to make it to number 35 on the american Hot 100 chart.  It failed to chart anywhere else.

I got to hear this on one of my local stations that sometimes played music from America and just loved it and had to have it. Took me a while but got there in the end.

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Single Version
Instrumental Version
Dance Mix


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Device - 22B3 - Album

Device was a short-lived American pop-rock trio formed by keyboardist, bassist and vocalist Holly Knight, vocalist Paul Engemann and guitarist Gene Black.

Device's only album, '22B3', was released in the spring of 1986.

Better known as a songwriter, Knight started her career with the band Spider during the early 1980s.

The album made it to number 73 on the US Album charts  In anycase it's a good album with a very 80's cover.

01 - Hanging On A Heart Attack
02 - Who Say's
03 - Pieces On The Crowd
04 - Tough And Tender
05 - When Love Is Good
06 - Didn't I Read You Right
07 - Fall Apart, Golden Heart
08 - I've Got No Room For Your Love
09 - Who's On The Line
10 - Sand, Stone, Cobwebs And Dust

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Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder - Goodbye Bad Time

'Good-Bye Bad Times' is a song by the British singer and composer Philip Oakey and producer Giorgio Moroder.

It was written by Oakey and Moroder and recorded for the album Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder.

Released as a single in the UK in June 1985 as the follow-up to Oakey and Moroder's 1984 hit 'Together In Electric Dreams'; it reached number 44 in the singles charts and remained in the charts for 5 weeks.

Virgin records had high expectations for the single but it failed to sell in the quantities forecast. Because the single was not a huge success, it didn't do much to promote the album. After a final single 'Be My Lover Now' the short partnership between Oakey and Moroder effectively ended. Oakey then returned to work with his band The Human League full time.

The music video for 'Good-Bye Bad Times' was quite a high budget production as Virgin Records had high expectations for the song after the huge international success of 'Together in Electric Dreams'. It was filmed in black and white, directed by Steve Barron and has a Victoriana theme. It is set in 19th century London and features unrequited love between a city gent and a pretty working class girl. Oakey features inset in the early scenes and later as a singer in the background of a Music hall dressed in Victorian attire. A paradox of the video is that the modern music is completely at odds with the scenery and story board.

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Single Version

Instrumental Version

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me

Well I had put up the original version of this single so here is the hit version.

'Better Be Good to Me' is a hit single from Tina Turner's solo album, Private Dancer.

The song had originally been released in 1981 by Spider, a band from New York City with co-writer Holly Knight as a member.

The Turner version was successful in the United States on the Hot 100 and the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and number six on the US R and B/Hip-hop chart. At the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985, this song won Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female, one of four Grammys won by Turner in that ceremony.

The song was featured in the tenth episode of Miami Vice and was included on the first volume of the Miami Vice soundtrack.

In the video Tina Turner is seen performing this song on stage. She is wearing a black leather jacket, and black skin tight knee length leather pants, with leopard print high heels and spikey blond hair. Towards the end of the song a man appears on stage (Cy Curnin of The Fixx), grabs Tina's arms and Tina looks him in the eyes and sings the words "Why can't you be good to me?" to him and then pushes the man away. At the end of the video Tina disappears under the stage in a puff of smoke. Both Curnin and the guitarist in the video, Jamie West-Oram (also of The Fixx), perform on the Private Dancer album.

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Single Version
Extended Edit
Hot Tracks Edit

Spider - Better Be Good To Me

Spider were an American rock band from New York. They formed in 1977 and disbanded in 1984.

They didn't release many singles but this one entitled 'Better Be Good To Me' was not a hit for the band but was a big hit when it was covered by Tina Turner in 1984.

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Single Version
I Love - B-Side


Monday, 6 February 2012

Various– One Pound Ninety-Nine - Album

Beggars Banquet Label released a various album in 1985 entitled 'Various – One Pound Ninety-Nine - A Music Sampler Of The State Of Things'

The album showcased a range of artists that were signed to the label with the price of the aalbum being the £1.99.

A good collection and introduction to some great ands.

01 - The Icicle Works - Perambulator
02 - Peter Murphy - The Light Pours Out Of Me
03 - Gene Loves Jezebel - Worth Waiting For
04 - John Cale - The Sleeper
05 - Love And Rockets - Haunted When The Minutes Drag
06 - The Ramones - Bonzo Goes The Bitburg
07 - The Cult - Nirvana
08 - The Fall - Spoilt Victorian Child
09 - Nico - Win A Few
10 - Bauhaus - She's In Parties
11 - The Bolshoi - Fly
12 - The Hank Wangford Band - Never Wear Mascara

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Front 242 - Endless Riddance - EP

Front 242 is a pioneering Belgian electronic music group that came into prominence during the 1980s. They are known for being the premier pioneer of electronic body music and as a major influence on the electronic and industrial music genres.

The group released their third single in 1983 entitled 'Endless Riddance'. An EP of 3 tracks released on the Wax Trax Records the single failed to make an impact on the UK Singles Charts.  I don't know if they charted in their home country of Belgium, anyone know this?

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Take One - EP Track 1
Controvery Between - EP Track 2
Sample D - EP Track 3


Friday, 3 February 2012

Anne Clark - Pressure Points - Album

Anne Clark released her 4th studio album in 1985 entitled 'Pressure Points'

The album is basically early 80s electro/synth music with Anne Clark singing peotry like lyrics over the top. It was created in collaboration with John Foxx, who wrote the music and plays on the first five tracks.

01 - Heaven
02 - Red Sands
03 - Alarm Call
04 - Tide
05 - The Interruption
06 - The Power Game
07 - World Without Warning
08 - Bursting
09 - Lovers Retreat

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Auto-Mod - Aoto-Mod EP

Another example of getting a record and not knowing anything aout the band but getting it on the cover alone.  Interesting cover I have to say although the single has never really been a fav of mine.

This is from a Japanese group called Auto-Mod and is their first single from 1981. An EP of 3 tracks.

I have no idea if this ever charted.

Hope you enjoy it.

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Love Generation
Porno Zassi No Onno - A-Side - Track 2
Horror - B-Side


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Liquid Generation - I Love You

Well here is another example of buying a single for the cover alone.

 I Don't remember anything about the band so went looking on the net and could not find anything about them either.

Still not a bad single so I hope you all enjoy.

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Single Version
Quater To Zen - B-Side


The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love

Wwell I put up the Phil collins version of thi s song so I thought I would share the original version. so here it is.

'You Can't Hurry Love' is 1966 song originally released by The Supremes for the Motown label.

Written and produced by Motown production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song topped the United States Billboard pop singles chart, in the UK in the top 5, and in the Australian Singles Chart in the top 10, released and peaking late summer/early autumn in 1966.

Sixteen years later, it would again become a number-one hit when Phil Collins rerecorded the song. It reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks beginning in January 1983.

The song itself, a memory of a mother's words of encouragement ("My mama said 'you can't hurry love/No you just have to wait'") telling her daughter that with patience she will find that special someone one day, is an example of the strong influence of gospel music present in much of R and B and soul music.

'You Can't Hurry Love' also showcases the developing sound of The Supremes, who were progressing from their earlier teen-pop into more mature themes and musical arrangements. This song and 'You Keep Me Hangin' On' were finished together; when it came time to choose which single would be issued first, Motown's Quality Control department chose 'You Can't Hurry Love.'

Written and produced by Motown's main production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland, 'You Can't Hurry Love' is one of the signature Supremes songs, and also one of Motown's signature releases. The single became The Supremes' seventh number-one hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks, from September 4, 1966 to September 17, 1966, and reaching number one on the soul chart for two weeks. The girl group performed the song on the CBS variety program The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday, September 25, 1966.

'You Can't Hurry Love' was the second single from the Supremes' album The Supremes A' Go-Go. It reached the number 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart in the United States, and number 3 in the United Kingdom. The Supremes' version of the song is honored by inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's permanent collection of 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

The Supremes also released their own Italian cover of the song: L'amore verrà (Love will come).

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Single Version
Italian Version
Put Yourself In My Place - B-Side


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love

'You Can't Hurry Love' is 1966 song originally released by The Supremes for the Motown label.

The most notable cover of the song was released in late 1982 as a single by Phil Collins from his second solo album, Hello, I Must Be Going! Collins'.

Collins version reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart (becoming his first number-one solo hit in the UK and peaking two positions higher than the original song did in that country), and reached number 10 in the United States.

Although Collins had previously done covers as album tracks (of Genesis' 'Behind the Lines' and The Beatles' 'Tomorrow Never Knows' on Face Value),

'You Can't Hurry Love' was the first cover he released as a single. Collins' version was the first track on the very first Now That's What I Call Music CD. On the second repeat of the chorus, he replaces the line "How much more can I take?" with "How much more must I take?".

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Single Version
i Cannot Believe It's True - B-Side

Neon - Making Waves

Pria to Tears For Fears the due Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith met as teenagers in their home city of Bath, Somerset, in southwest England.
The duo became session musicians for the 80's band Neon, where they first met future Tears For Fears drummer Manny Elias.
Neon also featured Manny Elias, Pete Byrne and Rob Fisher. Byrne and Fisher went on to become Naked Eyes.

The bands first single entitled 'Making Waves' was released in 1980 and didnt trouble the charts. 
I admit that this is a single that I got because I was into Tears for Fears at the time and not becouse of the cover. I personnaly prefer the B-Side of the single than the A-Side but it is still interesting to listen to earlier material from a duo that went onto to big things later on.

I do have a request.  I never managed to ge tthe bands second single 'Remote Control'.  If anyone has this and is willing to share let me know as I would love to finally hear this.
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Single Version
Me I See In You - B-Side