Monday, April 20, 2015

Robbed Hit of the week 4/20/15 - Bruce Springsteen's "Fire"...

"Fire" - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
from the album Live 1975/1985 (1986)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #46

This week's "robbed hit" comes from the "Boss" himself, Bruce Springsteen, who proved his fanbase clout by debuting at #1 on the albums chart with a 5-record live box set, and landing a top-ten pop hit with the pacific rock remake of "War". The follow-up single from the set was the first time he released a classic song he wrote as a single.

Originally, "Fire" was recorded for his Darkness On The Edge Of Town album, but was cut from the final listing.

Instead he gave the song to rockabilly performer Robert Gordon, who released the track in the spring of 1978 with legendary rock guitarist Link Wray and Bruce playing piano on backup...

But it was the version from the Pointer Sisters in 1978 that blew this up, eclipsing all other Springsteen tracks on the chart up to that point, peaking at #2...

For the box set/single live version of "Fire", Springsteen used his performance on the Darkness On The Edge Of Town tour from the Winterland in San Francisco in 1978...

Possibly because the song was so familiar in the Pointer Sisters version, and that it was a rather slow-paced song for the "Boss", it stalled under the top-40 in February of 1978. It did manage to climb to #14 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart. Internationally, the single made the top-40 in Ireland, Sweden, and the Netherlands.

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Songoftheday 4/20/15 - It's no exaggeration not imagination, you're the finest boy around...

"We Connect" - Stacey Q
from the album Better Than Heaven (1986)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #35 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 2

Today's Song of the Day comes from the dance/pop singer Stacey Q, whose indie-turned-major club hit "Two Of Hearts" took her to the pop top-3 in 1986. Her follow-up single, "We Connect", was written by Willie Wilcox in the same bouncy freestyle that made the Madonna-emulating previous hit so irresistible...

"We Connect" became Stacey's second and so far last top-40 pop hit in April of 1987, while climbing to #14 on Billboard's Dance Club Play list (it topped its 12" single sales list, though). In Australia, it went all the way to #7.

Two years later, Stacey released a second album, Hard Machine, but the bass-heavy lead-off track, "Don't Make A Fool Of Yourself", stopped down at #66 on the pop list (her most recent on the Hot 100), but matched "Two Of Hearts" by peaking at #4 on the Dance chart. A year later, I had high hopes for her house-tastic "Give You All My Love" (my favorite of hers), but it topped out at #16 on the club list. She's been releasing music since as well as performing on the oldies freestyle circuit.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Brit Sweep: April 19, 2015...

The weekend is coming to a close, so it's time to check out the songs making their debut on the official singles chart in the UK this week, as Wiz Khalifa rockets to #1 from #22 with his single "See You Again". It's his first #1 as a lead artist - he topped the list as a featured rapper on Maroon 5's "Payphone" in 2012...

Spanish DJ/producer DJ Kucho (aka Daniel Salazar) leaps on to the chart at #4 with "Can't Stop Playing (Makes Me High)" with Gregor Salto and Ane Brun. It's a remix from Oliver Heldens from the Netherlands of a single from 2005...

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Songoftheday 4/19/15 - There is freedom within there is freedom without, try to catch the deluge in a paper cup...

"Don't Dream It's Over" - Crowded House
from the album Crowded House (1986)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #2 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 15

Today's song of the day comes from the Antipodean modern rock trio Crowded House, who came together after the dissolution of the New Wave band Split Enz ("I Got You"). New Zealander singer Neil Finn and Aussie drummer Paul Hester hooked up with fellow countryman Nick Seymour to form the classic lineup of the group, which released their self-titled debut album in 1986. The first single from the record, "Mean To Me", was a moderate success in their homeland, reaching #23 on the Aussie chart, but it was single #4 that broke the band worldwide. "Don't Dream It's Over", a somber, reflective, mantra with a touch of British wit written by Finn that was easy to remember and "hey now, hey now" was soon flooding the radio stations in America...

'Don't Dream It's Over" climbed all the way to the runner-up spot on the American pop chart in April of 1987. The song also climbed to #9 on the Adult Contemporary and #11 on the Mainstream Rock radio charts in Billboard magazine. Internationally, while the record was their first top-ten in Australia, reaching #8, and topping the list in Finn's native New Zealand (as well as Canada), it made the top-10 in the Netherlands, #13 in Germany, and surprisingly down at #27 in England (though ten years later it re-entered the top-40 there at #25).

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dance Sweep: April 25, 2015...

I'm ready to wrap up today's "chart sweeps", checking out the songs making the various charts in Billboard magazine, and I'll close things out with the latest dance jams in the clubs and on the radio...

On the DJ-polled Dance Club Play chart, Tove Lo scores her second #1 (after her turn on Alesso's "Heroes (We Could Be)" with "Talking Body"...

Disco icon Nile Rodgers and Chic are back at #40 with "I'll Be There". Nile has topped the club list three times, most recently in 1992 with "Chic Mystique". Out of tough competition, this one is my "Dance Pick of the Week"...

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Country Sweep: April 25, 2015...

Part four of this week's "chart sweeps" checking out the songs making the Billboard charts has the latest hits on country radio...

On their Country Airplay chart, the Zac Brown Band remain on top for a third week with "Homegrown"...

Thomas Rhett leaps in at #38 with the first single from this as yet-untitled second album, "Crash And Burn", my "Country Pick of the Week". His debut disc sent three songs to #1, including the most recent "Make Me Wanna"...

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Soul Sweep: April 25, 2015...

We're at the "hump" of today's "chart sweeps", sampling the songs making the radio charts in Billboard magazine, and this time I'm serving up the latest hits on R&B radio.

On the main R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart, The Weeknd jumps to #1 with "Earned It" from 50 Shades Of Grey. It's his first #1...

Rapper/singer J. Cole claims the top new entry at #42 with "Wet Dreams". It's the second single from his #1 album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The first, "Apparently", went to #10...

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Rock Sweep: April 25, 2015...

Round two of this week's "chart sweeps" is up, checking out the songs making the latest charts in Billboard magazine, and this time out it's the newest songs on rock radio...

On the main Rock Airplay chart, Mumford & Sons are on top for a second week with "Believe"...

Leaping in halfway up the chart at #24 and scoring my "Rock Pick of the Week" is modern metal duo Twenty One Pilots with "Tear In My Heart". In 2013 their single "House Of Gold" climbed to #18...

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Pop Sweep: April 25, 2015...

It's time to kick off the first of today's five "chart sweeps", checking out the songs making their way on to the various charts in Billboard magazine. As usual, I'll start off on the pop side of things, then later in the day move on to the latest in rock, R&B, country, and dance music. And away we go...

On the "big" chart, Billboard's Hot 100,  which combines tallies from sales (like AmazonMP3 or iTunes), internet streaming (like Spotify and YouTube), and radio airplay from all formats, Wiz Khalifa lands his second #1 hit as his single from the Furious 7 movie, "See You Again", leaps from #10 to #1. He previously went to the top with "Black And Yellow" in 2010...

Another selection from that soundtrack becomes the highest debut as Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG, and Rich Homie Quan enter at #70 with "Ride Out". Between the five of them they've been lead artist on seven top-40 hits...

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Songoftheday 4/18/15 - Sometimes in our lives we all have pain we all have sorrow...

"Lean On Me" - Club Nouveau
from the album Life, Love & Pain (1986)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #1 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 12

Today's Song of the Day comes from the R&B group Club Nouveau, who were put together when the Timex Social Club fell apart after their top-10 pop hit "Rumors". Led by producer Jay King, who hired a new band after the guys in the Social Club deserted King as his label for another, ended up with an even more talented group, including the future producing superstars of Foster and McElroy and singers Samuelle Prater and Valerie Watson English. They put together a debut album, Life, Love & Pain that was a much tighter collection than the haphazard set supporting the "Rumors" hit. King and the folks came out of the box with a carbon-copy remake of "Rumors" called "Jealousy", directed at his old proteges, which made the top-10 on the R&B chart and top-40 dance, but didn't even nick the Hot 100. The same went for their next single, the straight-forward soul of "Situation #9". It was looking like the set would be one of those overlooked R&B albums that pop radio would overlook, but in the bag was a cover of an R&B/pop standard, "Lean On Me", which came at just the right time with the right sound. The song originally went to #1 for three weeks in the U.S. in the summer of 1972...

With a backbeat that highlighted the remake and ushered in the "new jack swing" style, Club Nouveau's amped-up tempo made up for the lazy delivery of the verses (until Samuelle kicks in with the "lean on me..." chorus...

Club Nouveau took "Lean On Me" to the top of the American pop chart for the song's second time in March of 1987. The record also climbed to #2 on the R&B chart, and topped the Dance Club Play list in Billboard. Internationally, the single was a #1 hit in Canada and New Zealand, stopped at #3 in the UK, and made the top-10 in Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, and the Netherlands. And not only did it give Withers a nice royalty check, it earned him a Grammy for Best R&B Song in 1987.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Song You Should Know About 4/17/15 - Rozalla's "If You Say It Again"...

Today's SYSKA comes from the Zambian-born singer Rozalla, who ruled the clubs in the early 90s as the "queen of rave", with the most recognizable (and soulful) voice in the genre. With classics like "Are You Ready To Fly?", "Faith (In The Power Of Love)", and the pop top-40 hit "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)", she seemed to be the breakout artist in the field of nameless robotic floorfillers. She returned to the top of the dance chart with a cover of the disco standard "I Love Music" in 1993. As rave faded in the mid-decade to give house music dominance on the dancefloor, she shifted gears, but her excellent "You Never Love The Same Way Twice" just missed the top-10 in the US dance list.

Rozalla's been living on her past glories for a while, but she's back with a new track, "If You Say It Again", which reunites her with remixing dream team Love To Infinity who bring her back to disco sugar paradise...

You can pick up a copy of "If You Say It Again" at AmazonMP3 by clicking here or on iTunes...

twostepcub's music chart for April 17, 2015...

Friday is finally here, and it's time to run down my top 100 tunes from the previous week. Walk the Moon rule for a fifth week, while soul singer Kem (pictured above) climbs up a notch in the top 10. Former big hits from Cage The Elephant, Mary J. Blige, Fall Out Boy, and Gorgon City drop off my list, while songs from Tove Lo, Tony Moran/Martha Wash, and Giorgio Moroder/Kylie Minogue make the biggest jumps  (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red). Has it really been 25 years?

This Week                Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
1. Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon (1)
2. Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding (4)
3. Sugar - Maroon 5 (3)
4. Lampshades on Fire - Modest Mouse (2)
5. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran (5)
6. Uptown Funk! - Mark Ronson f/Bruno Mars (6)
7. Nobody - Kem (8)
8. Outside - Calvin Harris f/Ellie Goulding (10)
9. Time Of Our Lives - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo (9)
10. Lay Me Down - Sam Smith (14)
11. Style - Taylor Swift (13)
12. I Bet My Life - Imagine Dragons (7)
13. Geromino - Sheppard (15)
14. Honey, I'm Good. - Andy Grammer (19)
15. Black Sun - Death Cab For Cutie (17)
16. Right Here, Right Now - Giorgio Moroder f/Kylie Minogue (30)
17. Congregation - Foo Fighters (29)
18. Lonely Eyes - Chris Young (18)
19. Mean To Me - Brett Eldredge (11)
20. Ain't Worth The Whiskey - Cole Swindell (20)
21. Something New - Axwell & Ingrosso (16)
22. Just Gettin' Started - Jason Aldean (12)
23. Heartbeat Song - Kelly Clarkson (33)
24. I'm Gonna Get You - Dave Aude f/Jessica Sutta (26)
25. Believe - Mumford & Sons (39)
26. Homegrown - The Zac Brown Band (34)
27. Stolen Dance - Milky Chance (23)
28. Take Your Time - Sam Hunt (38)
29. Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Mix) - Lilly Wood & The Prick (31)
30. Drinking Class - Lee Brice (35)
31. Call My Name - Avery Sunshine (21)
32. Budapest - George Ezra (32)
33. Night Changes - One Direction (43)
34. Elastic Heart - Sia (36)
35. Earned It - The Weeknd (47)
36. Ghost - Ella Henderson (24)
37. Living For Love - Madonna (27)
38. Long Way Down - Robert Delong (44)
39. Say You Do - Dierks Bentley (41)
40. DJ Fav - Joe Bermudez f/Amanda Brigham (42)
41. Homegrown Honey - Darius Rucker (45)
42. What Kind Of Man - Florence + The Machine (50)
43. Make Me Wanna - Thomas Rhett (25)
44. Don't Wanna Fight - Alabama Shakes (48)
45. Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf) - AWOLnation (53)
46. A Guy Walks Into A Bar - Tyler Farr (51)
47. Wrong Club - The Ting Tings (37)
48. Hold Back The River - James Bay (58)
49. If You Let Me Go - Salt Ashes (59)
50. Nothing Without Love - Nate Ruess (62)

51. Raise 'Em Up - Keith Urban f/Eric Church (56)
52. FourFiveSeconds - Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney (54)
53. Talking Body- Tove Lo (69)
54. The Nights - Avicii (60)
55. Young Blood - Bea Miller (55)
56. Smoke - A Thousand Horses (66)
57. Lips Are Movin' - Meghan Trainor (40)
58. Free People - Tony Moran f/Martha Wash (73)
59. Don't It - Billy Currington (71)
60. Crazy - Erika Jayne (64)
61. Riptide - Vance Joy (61)
62. No Good In Goodbye - The Script (63)
63. Mess Is Mine - Vance Joy (56)
64. Blank Space - Taylor Swift (52)
65. Bright - Echosmith (70)
66. King - Years & Years (68)
67. What We Ain't Got - Jake Owen (57)
68. Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne (82)
69. Spell - Noelia f/Timbaland & Peter Dranga (81)
70. Take Me To Church - Hozier (28)
71. Bulletproof Picasso - Train (76)
72. Stay With Me - Sam Smith (72)
73. Big Decisions - My Morning Jacket (78)
74. Truffle Butter - Nicki Minaj f/Drake & Lil Wayne (74)
75. I Want You To Know - Zedd f/Selena Gomez (79)
76. Wild Child - Kenny Chesney f/Grace Potter (86)
77. Wish You Were Here - Philip George (91)
78. Lonely Tonight - Blake Shelton f/Ashley Monroe (46)
79. Baby Be My Love Song - Easton Corbin (89)
80. Follow Me Down - The Pretty Reckless (83)
81. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Mix) - OMI (93)
82. Really Love - D'Angelo & The Vanguard (88)
83. Apocalyptic - Halestorm (85)
84. I See You - Luke Bryan (80)
85. G.D.F.R. - Flo Rida f/Sage The Gemini (95)
86. Wherever Is Your Heart - Brandi Carlile (90)
87. High - Young Rising Sons (87)
88. Fight Song - Rachel Platten (92)
89. Dearly Departed - Shakey Graves (77)
90. Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran & Rudimental (DEBUT)
91. Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo (DEBUT)
92. Sedona - Houndmouth (96)
93. Diamond Rings and Old Barstools - Tim McGraw f/Catherine Dunn (98)
94. Avenir - Louane (94)
95. Coming For You - The Offspring (DEBUT)
96. Somebody - Natalie La Rose f/Jeremih (DEBUT)
97. What I Need (Right Here, Right Now) - Dasco f/Justina Maria (97)
98. Are You With Me - Lost Frequencies (DEBUT)
99. Fiesta In San Juan - Assia Ahhat f/Wisin (99)
100. Dead Inside - Muse (DEBUT)

There are six songs making their debut on the chart this week (highlighted in blue), and if you click on any of them, you'll connect to their official website. And here they are on video, after the break...

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Songoftheday 4/17/15 - I'm coming down coming down like a monkey but it's alright, like a load on your back that you can't see but it's alright...

"Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" - Genesis
from the album Invisible Touch (1986)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #3 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 10

Today's Song of the Day comes from the British progressive rock band Genesis, who had transformed into a pop hitmaking machine on their Invisible Touch album, which had already spawned top ten hits "Throwing It All Away" and "Land Of Confusion" as well as the #1 title track. The fourth single from the record took them closer back to their prog roots, editing down a nearly-nine-minute moody and percussive piece, "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" down for radio consumption. The video put the trio of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks in the Bradbury Building, the backdrop to a crucial scene in Blade Runner...

Genesis - Tonight,Tonight,Tonight (1987) by DjMuSiK68

"Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" reached the top-3 on the American pop chart in April of 1987. The track went to #8 on the adult contemporary radio chart in Billboard, but surprisingly stopped down at #45 on its Mainstream Rock list. Internationally, the record made the top-20 in England and Canada, and was a #23 hit in Germany.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Song You Should Know About 4/16/15 - Nile Rodgers and Chic's "I'll Be There"..

Today's SYSKA is from the legendary disco group Chic, who dominated the clubs in the late 70s with such classics as "Good Times", "Le Freak", and "I Want Your Love". However, their brand as the biggest of the disco/soul acts (as opposed to the Bee Gees' disco/pop) caused their stock to plummet as the backlash in the 80s towards the genre cut off their access to radio airplay. During the decade, members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were more known behind the deck, producing hits from David Bowie, Duran Duran, and Madonna, while drummer Tony Thompson played in the Duran spin-off the Power Station (which Edwards produced). Sadly, Edwards died in 1996, while Thompson passed on in 2003.

In 2013, French electro-dance duo Daft Punk brought the act back to the spotlight when Niles played on their #2 US hit "Get Lucky". With that exposure to a whole new generation, Niles set out to record new "Chic" music with new singers including club hitmaker Kimberly Davis. With the album It's About Time set to come out in June, Niles and his new "Chic" released last month, and with a sound that harkens but doesn't mimic his past heights (though the lyrics at times veer into that territory), it's the perfect car jam to kick off a long weekend...

You can pick up "I'll Be There" by going to AmazonMP3 by clicking here or on iTunes...

Aussie Sweep: April 16, 2015...

It's time to head Down Under to check out the songs making their debut on the official singles chart in Australia....

There's a new #1 song in the country this week, and it's the first for American rapper Wiz Khalifa, as his "See You Again" featuring singer Charlie Puth from Furious 7 debuts in the top spot. It's his first chart-topper in Australia, though he's made it to #2 as a featured performer on Maroon 5's "Payphone"...

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Songoftheday 4/16/15 - We're heading for Venus and still we stand tall, 'cause maybe they've seen us and welcome us all...

"The Final Countdown" - Europe
from the album The Final Countdown (1986)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #8 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 9

Today's Song of the Day comes from the Swedish heavy metal band Europe, who came together in Stockholm at the end of the 70s with lead singer Joey Tempest, who wrote all the songs on the band's breakthrough album The Final Countdown, their third release. The title track, produced by Keith Elson, who helmed sets from arena rock bands like Journey and Night Ranger, was an apocalyptic anthem that rode in like horses on its pop-gothic synth riff that sounded somewhere between trumpets and an elephant's fart. And with Tempest's soaring voice that rolls on the melody like Steve Perry, the tune somehow overcame its inherent campiness of subject to earn a spot on American rock radio...

"The Final Countdown" became Europe's first American top-10 hit in March of 1987, while peaking at #18 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart. Internationally the song was one of the biggest records of the year, topping the chart in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden (of course), and most of the rest of Europe.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Song You Should Know About 4/15/15 - Sufjan Stevens' "Should Have Known Better"...

Since my SYSKA today is a bit late, I felt it fitting for something to fall to sleep with. Indie-folk singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens just released his seventh regular studio album Carrie and Lowell with his biggest first-week success as yet. A reflective set on his youth and loss of his mother, the highlight of the disc is the song "Should Have Known Better", with references to mortality and Oregon, where he and his family visited...

You can pick up "Should Have Known Better" at AmazonMP3 by clicking here or at iTunes, and you should check out the whole Carrie and Lowell album here....

German Sweep: March 15, 2015...

Here's the top ten hits in Germany this week, according to their official singles chart, as Lost Frequencies remain at #1 for a second week with "Are You With Me"...

1. "Are You With Me" - Lost Frequencies (1)
2. "Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Mix)" - OMI (2)
3. "Love Me Like You Do" - Ellie Goulding (3)
4. "Hold Back The River" - James Bay (4)
5. "FourFiveSeconds" - Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney (5)
6. "Firestone" - Kygo featuring Conrad (6)
7. "Wolke 4" - Philipp Dittberner and Marv (7)
8. "Lean On" - Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MO (DEBUT)
9. "Riva (Restart The Game)" - Klingande featuring Broken Back (DEBUT)
10. "King" - Years & Years (RE-ENTRY)

Alt-dance act Major Lazer and DJ Snake take their international hit "Lean On" featuring Danish singer/songwriter MO to this country at #8. The track is up at #2 in France, and topped the chart in Australia, Denmark, and the Netherlands...

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Songoftheday 4/15/15 - Meet me in a restaurant, meet me on the top of the world, meet me and we'll talk the language of love...

"Let's Go!" - Wang Chung
from the album Mosaic (1986)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #9 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 11

Today's Song of the Day comes from the British group Wang Chung, who pared down to a duo, brightened their smiles and turned their emo new wave to party pop and landed a #2 pop hit in America with "Everybody Have Fun Tonight". Their follow-up was just as festive; "Let's Go!", written by lead singer Jack Hues and guitarist Nick Feldman, sounds in place more with Starship and Mr. Mister than Depeche Mode and New Order. With a video clearly inspired by Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" and "Big Time", though it's still uncomfortable to see Hues paste on that grin...

"Let's Go" became Wang Chung's second top-10 pop hit in the U.S. in April of 1987. The track also climbed to #18 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart, and did the best on the Dance Club Play list at #4. Internationally, while the single equaled its American success in Canada, and peaked at #19 in New Zealand, it didn't even make the top-75 in their native Brtiain.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Song You Should Know About 4/14/15 - Eric Prydz vs CHVRCHES' "Tether"....

In 2013, Scottish synthpop trio CHVRCHES claimed one of my favorite albums of the year with their debut album The Bones Of What You Believe. With a single that crossed over to America, "The Mother We Share", they seemed plucked from a British bar in 1983. The album made the UK top-10 and #12 in the U.S., but they have been having a little trouble following up that success on the radio.

Queue in Swedish DJ/producer Eric Prydz, who topped the British singles chart in 2004 with the Steve Winwood revamp "Call On Me". With mainstream radio in that country veering heavily towards the club side of things, with neo-house acts like Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne, and Duke Dumont dominating the charts, it was a natural fit to have Prydz go and twerk one of the trio's song, in this case their album cut "Tether". Adding cascading keyboard trills to the mix, and doubling up on Lauren's voice transforms the midlevel track into a Robyn-esque anthem...

You can pick up "Tether" by clicking here for AmazonMP3 or on iTunes....

French Sweep: Aoril 14, 2015...

Here's the top ten hits in France this week, according to their official singles chart, as OMI's "Cheerleader" spends a third week on top...

1. "Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Mix)" - OMI (1)
2. "Lean On" - Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MO (4)
3. "Bitch Better Have My Money" - Rihanna (3)
4. "Uptown Funk!" - Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars (2)
5. "Avenir" - Louane (5)
6. "Love Me Like You Do" - Ellie Goulding (6)
7. "Homeless" - Marina Kaye (DEBUT)
8. "Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore" - Celine Dion (RE-ENTRY)
9. "Are You With Me" - Lost Frequencies (7)
10. "Christine" - Christine and the Queens (10)

 Newcomer Marina Kaye makes her debut at #7 with a song that was released back in September of last year, "Homeless"...

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Songoftheday 4/14/15 - Feels the same every day, come home from work late again...

"Come Go With Me" - Exposé
from the album Exposure (1987)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #5 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 12

Today's Song of the Day comes from the female dance-pop act Exposé, which was the brainchild of Miami-based producer/DJ Lewis Martinee', who put together a trio in 1984 (originally as X-Posed), and landed a #1 club hit with "Point Of No Return". However when it came to record their debut album, all three members were replaced, with Jeannette Jurado, Ann Curless and Gioia Bruno filling in the trio's spots. The first single under the new line-up, "Come Go With Me", was an even more fast-paced slice of freestyle with Jurado singing lead on the Martinee-penned track. It became the trio's first pop hit...

EXPOSE - Come Go With Me (1986) from Revival-Music France on Vimeo.

"Come Go With Me" reached the pop top-5 in America in April of 1987. The 12" single topped the dance chart for two weeks in Billboard magazine, and the record also crossed over to the R&B chart at #14. North of the border, the single peaked at #19 in Canada.

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