Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Hurrah - almost weekend! There is a lot of snow over here and more on the way - perfect for Christmas shopping! To celebrate the upcoming weekend we are going for a bit of a demented track to set the mood ;)
For you see, today's Song Of The Day is brought to you by comedy synthpop band The Superions, which is a side project of Fred Schneider of The B-52s.
Destination... Christmas! is the first full-length studio album by the group, released in 2010. It includes this rather unusual Christmas ditty - not to mention the video!
And if you simply must have more, here is "Santa's Disco"! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Lana Del Rey has announced the title of her next album: Ultraviolence. It should be released next year and that automatically means (for me) that at least one of the top 3 albums of 2014 has been decided already.
Also: Lana's film Tropico has just been released!
Labels: Lana Del Rey
No Christmas countdown would be complete without the Wham classic "Last Christmas".
The song is of course one of the all-time classics and there would be no Christmas shopping without hearing this song blasting somewhere in the background.
Wham! had been a dominant force in the UK Singles Chart in 1984 and news that they were planning a Christmas single meant that a battle for the coveted Christmas #1 spot in the UK seemed set to be between Wham! and the year's other big act, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, who had achieved a third #1 in early December with "The Power of Love". The Band Aid project however produced the #1 single "Do They Know It's Christmas?", meaning that "Last Christmas" peaked at #2.
The single sold well over a million copies and became the biggest selling single in UK chart history not to reach #1. In Germany, the song is the most successful Christmas single of all time, having spent 104 weeks on the German Singles Chart and attained a peak position of No. 4. It has since been re-released several times and continues to sell well all over the world every year.
The song has been covered many, many times - but my favorite is of course the campest one of them all - by Swedish disco defenders Alcazar (who will be competing in next years Melodifestivalen!).
Alcazar released their version in Germany back in 2009, complete with a fabulous video that has been featured on this blog before. But hey, here it is again!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
It seems that the next Cher single will not be "I Walk Alone" as previously thought. A 2trk promo CD of "Sirens" has just been released and it appears that the song will become a single on January 6th.
I guess I'd better start my hunt for a copy of this new promo...
Oh dear! A promo CD for "I Walk Alone" has also surfaced! I guess both songs are coming out as singles. Double the work for me to get these then!
Dolly Parton released the beautiful "Hard Candy Christmas" in 1982 as part of the soundtrack to the film The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.
The song has become quite popular over the years and remains one of my favorite tracks from the queen of country.