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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Eurythmics - 17 Again

After almost twelve years from the chart, Annie Lennox and David Stewart made a huge comeback in 1999. That was the year that they released their CD "Peace". This album was produced following their first performance together in eight years at a record company party. David and Annie were approached by their label to write some new songs, with the intention of them being released on another greatest hits package. After writing several of the key tracks that would eventually make their way onto the album, the duo decided to go and make a full-length new record.

This album was a more acoustic and quieter album than their previous releases and was largely seen as part of the 80's revival seen of the late 90's. It managed to crack the top 20 in the UK and reached #25 on the Billboard Album chart.

The lead off single from this album, I Saved The World Today reached #11 on the UK Singles chart, but, failed to even crack the Top 100 in the US. However, the follow up single, which is today feature post, exploded on the dance chart in the US thanks to some awesome remixes by Thunderpuss and Peter Rauhofer.

Today's post is taken from the Thunderpuss Remixes 12"

Taken from the Arista Promo 12"
17 Again (Thunderpuss Vocal Remix) - 9:37
Song charted on November 27, 1999. Spent 11 weeks on the chart and reached #1

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Eric Clapton - (I) Get Lost

Do I need to say anything about this artist???. Yes, it's true, Mr. Slowhand, himself, charted on the Dance chart. It was his first and only time with this gem. Originally from the 1999 LP Clapton Chronicles, I don't think anybody thought this would be released. Then the remixes came out and people went crazy over this song. This has got to be one of my favorite songs of all time.

Taken from the original 12" single on Reprise 44783
I Get Lost (David Morales Club Mix) 8:11
Song charted on December 18, 1999. Spent 13 weeks on the chart and reached #8

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Flash & The Pan - Midnight Man

The Australian duo, Flash & the Pan, consisted of George Young & Harry Vanda. Both use to be in the group Easybeat in the 60's. With that group, they charted in the Top 40 with the song Friday On My Mind.

After Easybeat split, the duo went on to write and produce for other artists such as David Bowie, Peter Frampton, Blondie, Rod Stewart, among others. Then, when George's younger brothers Angus and Malcolm started a group, he help launch AC/DC.

In The 80's the duo went New Wave and had a few minor hits with Hey St. Peter and Media Man. In 1985 they released Midnight Man and became a quick dance floor favorite. Here it is in it's entirety.

Taken from the original 12" single on Epic 05188
Midnight Man (Extended Version) 6:56
Song charted on February 9, 1985. Spent 9 weeks on the chart and reached #19

Monday, August 20, 2007

Stone - Time

A top 10 club hit in the early 80's. This was the only time that the group Stone charted. I'm suprised at this since this this old school disco funker has a killer bassline and stabbing synth riffs that still sounds as good today as they did back in '82.

I could not find any information on this group anywhere on the web. If someone knows anything on this group, feel free to leave me a comment. I would enjoy reading more about them. I would also like to know if they attempted any other releases other than this one.

Taken from the original 12" single on West End 22139
Time (Original 12" Version) 7:27
Song charted on January 30, 1982. Spent 18 weeks on the chart and reached #9