EMI deal can't be good for UK creativity

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EMI deal can't be good for UK creativity

It is a duet that seems destined never to happen. The combination of EMI and Warner Music has been prevented by overblown regulation, stock market turmoil and hot-headed executives each time it has been attempted. Now, as Warner owner Len Blavatnik walks away from the auction of EMI's recorded music arm, it is remarkable to note how overdue this deal is. And, what a great shame that it will never happen the other way round - with EMI buying Warner to reinforce a British global player in an industry where we excel.

Much has changed since EMI - home to Kylie and Coldplay - first tried to merge with Warner (whose artists include James Blunt and Red Hot Chili Peppers), in 2000. Back then, the CD was all-powerful, even though a quarter of sales were still in cassette form. Single sales were being hit by file sharing but the industry wasn't overly concerned.

It should have been. Piracy has been a key contributor to the collapse of world music sales from $37 billion then to $16 billion last year. For the executives who grew used to unbroken growth in the Eighties and Nineties, it has been a painful decade. As HMV wobbles on, even one of their core routes to market is under threat. Apple's iTunes is calling the shots.

However, some things do not change. Britain remains an exceptional music talent. We are one of only three net song-writing exporters along with America and Sweden. Adele's efforts show that a foreign love affair with British stars that stretches back to The Beatles shows no sign of letting up.

Music sits within the creative industries sector which account for a higher share of gross domestic product in Britain than in any other developed country. Yet such sustained success has produced very few global businesses based here. It would be hard for a British film to make a splash at the box office without one of the American distributors behind it, for example. In TV, our formats play well but it is hard to see beyond the BBC to identify a global player.

What EMI has is the unique ability to spot someone playing in a back-street pub and propel him or her to the top of the charts without tapping Uncle Sam for help. The company is happy to capitalise on its musical legacy - just look at how many times it has repackaged The Beatles albums. To its detriment, it rarely flaunts its 80-year corporate legacy.

Is there an alternative ending to the EMI story? It is hard to see one. Competitive pressures mean that three music majors make more sense than four and £200 million of costs can be squeezed from Warner plus EMI.

There is no reason why Blavatnik shouldn't be coaxed back to the table. He is offering less than Citigroup, EMI's owner, was hoping for, but more than Ron Perelman, the American buyout investor. Citi knows it must conclude the sale now rather than try again in a year when uncertainty will have weakened the firm's hand in signing new artists. The only route it can't take is to refloat EMI on the Stock Exchange.

Music is too unpredictable to sustain a listed company dedicated to it. Even the industry leaders, Universal and Sony, are packaged up in broader based groups.

Guy Hands's idea to strip cost and complexity out of the company was the right one when his Terra Firma vehicle bought it in 2007. Where he went wrong was loading EMI with debt that enabled Citi to seize it from him when things went wrong.

Warner has hardly been a great financial success either. Chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr just found a white knight in Blavatnik, a Ukrainian-born industrialist, whose business interests span oil, chemicals and media.

Of course, an industry that has three music majors, with none of them headquartered here, is hardly going to stop scouring Britain for talent. Nor was EMI necessarily the best at nurturing tomorrow's stars.

But the experience of any takeover in any sector suggests a gradual drift of influence to where the powerbrokers sit - in this case, New York or Los Angeles. And that can't be good for Britain's creativity.

The Wanted - Lightning (2011)


The Wanted - Lightning (2011)
UK#2, IRL#5, AUS#99



Lyrics:

Your in control
Pressing pause on my heartbeat
Someone stole all the air
So I can't speak now
I know the chase is on
I feel as though
My time has come

How many times do I fly
Through your head space
Now it's speeding away
From a safe place

Yeah your skin
Your touch the kiss
The rush too much
And here it comes

When your lips touch mine
It's the kiss of life
I know I know
That it's a little bit frightening
We might as well be playing
With lightning

We touch light
Like it's our first time
Oh oh
I know that it's a little bit frightening
We might as well be playing
With lightning now

Oh oh
Oh oh

Just you and me and the
Coats in the back room
Learning things they don't
Teach in classroom

Now, your here
And feel the fear
But everything is all so clear
I've been addicted to you
Since it first hit
Out of control like a surge of electric

Yeah, your skin
Your touch the kiss
The rush too much
And here it comes

When your lips touch mine
It's the kiss of life
I know, I know
That it's a little bit frightening
We might aswell be playing
With lightning

We touch light
Like it's our first time
Oh oh
I know it's a little bit frightening
We might as well be playing
With lightning now

Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh

Your skin, your touch
The kiss, too much
Your skin, your touch
To kiss, the rush
Your skin, your touch
To kiss, too much
The rush, the rush
The rush, the rush

When your lips touch mine
It's the kiss of life
I know, I know
That it's a little bit frightening
We might aswell be playing
With lightning

We touch light,
Like it's our first time
Oh oh
I know it's a little bit frightening
We might as well be playing
With lightning now

Oh oh
Oh oh

Katy B feat. Ms Dynamite - Lights On (2010)


Katy B feat. Ms Dynamite - Lights On (2010)
UK#4, BE#36



Lyrics:

I keep on moving with the lights on
So come and play me just one more song
I keep on moving with the lights on
So you can’t scare me with the lights on

Step on to the club
Might gonna turn now
Watch me
Stepp on to the floor
Might wanna come and
Watch me on a clock way
.. DJ come and shut me
Rhythm takes control
And nothing can stop me
But they got me

Dance is getting hotter now
Drowning in the heat now

Boy you know we look hot
.. come with it drop
Caught up in the night
We ain’t ready to go home yet
I will keep on going until they say so
And even when they do it’s so hard for me to go
Some others are in the clock room
Some others are at the door
We can keep on going in the middle of the floor

I keep on moving with the lights on
So come and play me just one more song
I keep on moving with the lights on
So you can’t scare me with the lights on

Now you can watch me if you like it
Cause I really don’t care
I’ll be the same even if it’s only me
Inside in here
Cause this is where I’m meant to be
I ain’t going nowhere
You’re gonna have to move me

I will keep on going until they say so
And even when they do it’s so hard for me to go
Some others are in the clock room
Some others are at the door
We can keep on going in the middle of the floor

I keep on moving with the lights on
So come and play me just one more song
I keep on moving with the lights on
So you can’t scare me with the lights on

Just one more please .. give me
.. you’ll not see me
.. God have mercy the vibe is so sweet
..lights on
I’ll be still party on

I keep on moving with the lights on
So come and play me just one more song
I keep on moving with the lights on
So you can’t scare me with the lights on

D Mob - We Call It Acieed (1988)


D Mob - We Call It Acieed (1988)
UK#1

D Mob - One Day (1994)


D Mob - One Day - Eric 'More' 'Reel 2' Dub Mix (1994)
UK#41

ABBA - Money Money Money (1976)


ABBA - Money Money Money (1976)
DE#1, NL#1, BE#1, FR#1, EuroHot100#1, AUS#1, NZ#1, MEX#1, IRL#2, CH#2, NOR#2, AT#3, UK#3, FIN#7, US#56



Lyrics:

I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain't it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That's too bad
In my dreams I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball

Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
Aha-ahaa
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world
It's a rich man's world

A man like that is hard to find but I can't get him off my mind
Ain't it sad
And if he happens to be free I bet he wouldn't fancy me
That's too bad
So I must leave, I'll have to go
To Las Vegas or Monaco
And win a fortune in a game, my life will never be the same

Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
Aha-ahaa
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world

Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
Aha-ahaa
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world
It's a rich man's world

Bastion - Suga (2011)


Bastion - Suga - Mars & Vans Remix (2011)



No tears but she was soaked
How could I leave you alone
You're strong like the wind
So I get blown; your look strikes me down

Left you in a dance
Alone you jived, black boys surround
But my heart is so hard
Like your boots, stomping the ground

But it's never gonna get any better
So what's the point in all this stress and tears?
We're just running up a brick wall here
Might as well cut the threads cos
This could go on for years
It's a little airtight locked inside with you in here
It's a little airtight locked inside with you in here
It's a little airtight locked inside with you

Your suga don't taste so sweet tonight
Must be something on my mind (must be something on my mind, must be something on my mind)
The grass is always greener on the other side
Why am I hopeless without you?
I love it when you hold me tight
Makes me forget that there's something on my mind
Twist and pull but I won't drown tonight
Think I've got to get my head right

But it's never gonna get any better
So what's the point in all this stress and tears?
We're just running up a brick wall here
Might as well cut the threads cos
This could go on for years
It's a little airtight locked inside with you in here
It's a little airtight locked inside with you in here
It's a little airtight locked inside with you

You can't save me from myself
I think I've fallen in too deep
Tumbleweed yet these roots grow so deep
I still get butterflies when I think about you
Got your own back, remember that night
You were drunk, you were spoiling for a fight
Kicked and screamed till you could not speak
Then we made the best love we had had in weeks

But it's never gonna get any better
Won't hold you back so I think I'll say goodbye
Can't see your point and there's no point if you won't try
Not fond of begging so I think I'll make it clear

It's a little airtight locked inside with you in here
It's a little airtight locked inside with you in here
It's a little airtight locked inside with you, with you, with you, with you

But it's never gonna get any better
So what's the point in all this stress and tears?
We're just running up a brick wall here
Might as well cut the threads cos
This could go on for years
It's a little airtight locked inside with you in here
It's a little airtight locked inside with you in here
It's a little airtight locked inside with you in here
It's a little airtight locked inside with you in here
It's a little airtight locked inside with you

Alexis Jordan - Good Girl (2011)


Alexis Jordan - Good Girl - Freemasons Remix
US(Club)#1, UK#6, BE#9, IRL#15, AUS#40, POL(Dance)#42, SVK#49, NL#53



Lyrics:

I like tight jeans, dark shades,
When I walk the ground shakes (boom)
Like an 808 (boom)
You appreciate my lean
Body nice shape,
Wanna take me on a date (move)
You've got what it takes (move)
You better have some cake.

I like, how I'm catching your eyes,
I like, how I don't even try,
I like you, I like you boy,
I like you, boy.

You might mistake me for heart breaker,
'cause there's blood on the floor,
I'm hoping you will see, there's something good in me,
Never seen before,
Might mistake me for a heart breaker,
'cause there's blood on the floor,
I know you're shaking me,
My heart is there for keeps, there's an open door.

I know I can be a good, good girl,
I know I can be a good, good girl,
I know I can be a good girl,
But I've been bad before.
Good girl,
I know I can be a good, good girl,
I know I can be a good, good girl,
I know I can be a good girl,
But I've been bad before.
Good girl, but I've been bad before.

I chew bubble gum and talk fast,
Switch up to high class (grooves)
On my day to day (grooves)
On these 28's,
My hydraulics bump hard,
But I can't kiss a car. (lose)
If you walk away (lose)
This could be your day

I like, how I'm catching your eyes,
I like, how I don't even even try,
I like you, I like you boy,
I like you, boy.


You might mistake me for heartbreaker,
'cause there's blood on the floor,
I'm hoping you will see, there's something good in me,
Never seen before,
Might mistake me for a heartbreaker,
'cause there's blood on the floor,
I know you're shaking me ,
My heart is there for keeps, there's an open door.

I know I can be a good, good girl,
I know I can be a good, good girl,
I know I can be a good girl,
But I've been bad before.
Good girl, but I've been bad before
Good, good girl,
I know I can be a good, good girl,
I know I can be a good girl,
But I've been bad before.
Good girl, but I've been bad before

Will Young - Jealousy (2011)


Will Young - Jealousy - Moto Blanco Remix (2011)
UK#5, IRL#23

Will Young - Jealousy (Moto Blanco Radio Edit / Tonic Remix VDO) from djtonicmusic on Vimeo.


Lyrics:

I take it all back
All that I said
It comes out to fast

So I

Just couldn’t help
The way that I felt
I started the fire.

Watching you walk
I followed you there
Standing too close

It’s hurting.

I pictured the words
The warmth of your breath.
I started the fire

It’s burning.

And it feels like jealousy
And it feels like I can’t breathe
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And I’m on, down on my knees
And it feels like jealousy.

Seeing a light
A face in the crowd
My lonely heart is racing.

And my whole world
Is under attack.
What kinda love am I facing?

Is it me that you want
Cos its me you can have
Can you give me an answer?

I’m tired of waiting.
I’m tired of thinking.

And it feels like jealousy
And it feels like I can’t breathe
And I’m on, down on my knees
And it feels like jealousy.

I’m tired of waiting.

I’m tired of thinking.

And it feels like jealousy (hey)
And it feels like I can’t breathe (I can’t breathe)
And I’m on, down on my knees (ohh)
And it feels like jealousy.

Unheilig - Geboren Um Zu Leben (2010)

'Neue Deutsche Härte' ('new German hardness') is a phrase invented by the German music press after the release of debut album 'Herzeleid' (1995) by Rammstein. It describes a music influenced by metal that combines elements from techno and electronica and German lyrics that ephasise the demonstration of power by over-pronouncing certain syllables and letters, like the rolling 'r', in a deep male growl. Led by Der Graf, Unheilig have an oppressive sound. Some tracks on their new album 'Grosse Freiheit' come dangerously close to plagiarism–compare 'Seenot' to 'Bück Dich' or 'Engel'. The upside is that you get more first-rate Teutonic dance-metal, which is never a bad thing. Plus, the unholies are surprisingly diverse in mood and tempo. 'Geboren Um Zu Leben' is the first single from their album.

Unheilig - Geboren Um Zu Leben (2010)
DE#1, AT#8, CH#17

Unheilig "Geboren um zu Leben" from John Donson on Vimeo.


Lyrics:

Es fällt mir schwer
ohne dich zu leben,
jeden Tag zu jeder Zeit
einfach alles zu geben.
Ich denk so oft
zurück an das was war,
an jedem so geliebten vergangenen Tag.
Ich stell mir vor,
dass du zu mir stehst
und jeden meiner Wege
an meiner Seite gehst.
Ich denke an so vieles
seit dem du nicht mehr bist,
denn du hast mir gezeigt
wie wertvoll das Leben ist.

Wir war'n geboren um zu leben
mit den Wundern jeder Zeit,
sich niemals zu vergessen
bis in alle Ewigkeit.
Wir war'n geboren um zu leben
für den einen Augenblick,
weil jeder von uns spürte
wie wertvoll Leben ist.

Es tut noch weh
wieder neuen Platz zu schaffen,
mit gutem Gefühl
etwas neues zuzulassen.
In diesem Augenblick
bist du mir wieder nah,
wie an jedem so geliebten vergangenen Tag.
Es ist mein Wunsch
wieder Träume zu erlauben,
ohne Reue nach vorn
in eine Zukunft zu schau'n.
Ich sehe einen Sinn
seitdem du nicht mehr bist,
denn du hast mir gezeigt
wie wertvoll mein Leben ist.

Wir war'n geboren um zu leben
mit den Wundern jeder Zeit,
sich niemals zu vergessen
bis in aller Ewigkeit.
Wir war'n geboren um zu leben
für den einen Augenblick,
weil jeder von uns spürte
wie wertvoll Leben ist.

Wie wertvoll Leben ist.

Wir war'n geboren um zu leben
mit den Wundern jeder Zeit,
Geboren um zu Leben.

Wir war'n geboren um zu leben
mit den Wundern jeder Zeit,
sich niemals zu vergessen
bis in aller Ewigkeit.
Wir war'n geboren um zu leben
für den einen Augenblick,
weil jeder von uns spürte
wie wertvoll Leben ist.

Wir war'n geboren um zu leben
mit den Wundern jeder Zeit,
sich niemals zu vergessen
bis in aller Ewigkeit.
Wir war'n geboren um zu leben
für den einen Augenblick,
weil jeder von uns spürte
wie wertvoll Leben ist.

Wir war'n geboren um zu leben.

English translation:

It's hard for me
to live without you,
to give every day, at all times,
simply everything.
I think back so often
to that which was,
To every lovely day in the past.
I imagine
that you stand by me
And in every way
you are at my side.
I think of so much
ever since you’ve been gone
for you have shown me
how precious life is.

Chorus
We were born so to live
with miracles at all times
Never to be forgotten
for all eternity
We were born to live
in the present
Because each of us felt
how precious life is

It still hurts
to create new space again,
To allow something new
with a good feeling.
At this moment
you are close to me again
Like on that lovely day in the past
It is my wish
to allow dreams again
To look forward
to a future without regret
I see a meaning (to life)
ever since you've been gone
for you have shown me
how precious my life is

Chorus (repeat to end)

Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You (2000)

Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmström, Zia McCabe and Brent DeBoer from Portland, Oregon, are the Dandy Warhols. They formed in a slightly different set up in 1994 (Brent joined later). They got signed after Capital Records took note of their 1995 album 'Dandys Rule OK', who worked with them to produce an album two years later, which contained a track that would get them noticed abroad. 'Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth' came with an extravagent video which was directed by no less than David LaChapelle.
But it was Bohemian Like You that should propel them to international fame. Why? A year after its original release, mobile phone giant Vodafone snatched it for their TV ad campaign in several European countries. The track also featured in various car advertising runs across America and Australia.

Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You (2000)
2000: US(Rock)#28, UK#42 - 2001: UK#5, IRL#17, DE#42



Lyrics:

You've got a great car,
Yeah, what's wrong with it today?
I used to have one too,
Maybe I'll come and have a look.
I really love your hairdo,Yeah,
I'm glad you like mine too,
See what lookin' pretty cool will get ya.

So what do you do?
Oh yeah I wait tables too.
No I haven't heard your band,
Cause you guys are pretty new.
But if you dig on Vegan food,
Well come over to my work,
I'll have them cook you something that you'll really love,

Cause I like you,
Yeah, I like you,
And I'm feeling so Bohemian like you,
Yeah, I like you,
Yeah, I like you,
And I feel wahoo, wooo

Wohoo hoo hoo

Wait,
Who's that guy,
Just hanging at your pad.
He's looking kinda bummed,
Yeah, you broke up that's too bad.
I guess its fair if he always pays the rent,
and he doesn't get bent about sleeping on the couch when I'm there,

Cause I like you,
Yeah I like you,
And I'm feeling so Bohemian like you.
Yeah I like you,
Yeah I like you,
And I feel wahoo, woooo
Wohoo hoo hoo

I'm getting wise,
and i'm feeling so Bohemian like you,
It's you that I want so please,
just a casual, casual easy thing.
Is it? It is for me.
And I like you,
Yeah I like you,
And I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you
I like you.
And I feel wahoo, woooo
Wohoo hoo hoo

Kate Yanai - Summer Dreamin' (1991)

Kate Markowitz (born Los Angeles, California) is an American singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of film and television soundtrack composer Richard Markowitz and perhaps best known as a back-up vocalist who has recorded and performed with singers such as Mylène Farmer, Don Henley, Billy Joel, k.d. lang, Neil Diamond, Diana Ross, Cher, Yousoor N'Dour and many, many more.
Kate had a platinum-selling single in Germany in the 1990s. The single began as a Bacardi Rum jingle that she recorded for the European market. The jingle was so popular that she was asked to transform it into a song about summer love rather than rum. She co-wrote the lyrics and recorded it with Arnold McCuller and Valerie Carter on backing vocals under the pseudonym Kate Yanai. Called 'Summer Dreaming' (The Bacardi Song), it went to DE#1 within two weeks in Germany, where it stayed for seven weeks, selling well over half a million copies.

Kate Yanai - Summer Dreamin' (1991)
DE#1, AT#1, CH#2



Lyrics:

Come on over, have some fun
Dancing in the morning sun
Look into the bright blue sky
Come on let your spirit fly

Livin' it up this brand new day
Summer, sun, it's time to play
Doin' things it feels so good
Get into emotion

What I'm feelin'
It's never been so easy
When I'm dreamin'
Summer dreamin' when you're with me (or: with Bacardi)

Just another lucky day
No one makes me feel this way
Watch the waves and feel the sand
Kiss me now and take my hand

Hear all the laughter in the street
Smilin' in the summer heat
Cool touch of your hand in mine
Can be together

What I'm feelin'
It's never been so easy
When I'm dreamin'
Summer dreamin' when you're with me

Dreamin', it's never been so easy

All the people they turn as we walk on by
(As we walk on by)

No, lovin' you just feels so right
Lightin' up the darkest night
Boy turn up the radio
Don't ever let me go
(Turn it up)

All the tears I've cried before
They can't touch me anymore
Now that you are by my side
It's all I need to know

What I'm feelin'
It's never been so easy
When I'm dreamin'
Summer dreamin' when you're with me
Come on over have some fun
(Have some fun)

Dancin' in the morning sun
We can keep this dream alive if we try
Hear all the laughter in the street

If you're smilin'
All the people they turn as we walk on by
(See you smilin')
Just another lucky day
(Livin' it up)
No one makes me feel this way
(Livin' it up)

It's what I'm feelin'
It's never been so easy

Dreamin'
Summer dreamin' when you're
Feelin'
It's never been so easy

Dreamin'
(Livin' it up)

You can make it, baby

Feelin'

Dreamin'
(Livin' it up)

Come on over now

Feelin'

Desireless - Voyage Voyage (1986)


Desireless - Voyage Voyage (1986)
DE#1, AT#1, BE#1, DK#1, ES#1, GRE#1, NOR#1, EuroHot100#4, FR#2, CH#4, IRL#4, NL#11, SWE#11, IT#41, UK#53



Lyrics:

Au-dessus des vieux volcans, glisse des ailes sous les tapis du vent
Voyage, voyage, éternellement.
De nuages en marécages, de vent d'Espagne en pluie d'équateur
Voyage, voyage, vole dans les hauteurs
Au-d'ssus des capitales, des idées fatales, regarde l'océan.

Voyage, voyage plus loin que la nuit et le jour (voyage voyage)
Voyage (voyage) dans l'espace inouï de l'amour.
Voyage, voyage sur l'eau sacrée d'un fleuve indien (voyage voyage)
Voyage (voyage) et jamais ne reviens.

Sur le Gange ou l'Amazone
Chez les blacks, chez les sikhs, chez les jaunes
Voyage, voyage dans tout le royaume.
Sur les dunes du Sahara, des îles Fidji au Fuji-Yama
Voyage, voyage, ne t'arrête pas.
Au-d'ssus des barbelés, des coeurs bombardés, regarde l'océan.

Voyage, voyage plus loin que la nuit et le jour (voyage voyage)
Voyage (voyage) dans l'espace inouï de l'amour.
Voyage, voyage sur l'eau sacrée d'un fleuve indien (voyage voyage)
Voyage (voyage) et jamais ne reviens.

Au-d'ssus des capitales, des idées fatales, regarde l'océan.

Voyage, voyage plus loin que la nuit et le jour (voyage voyage)
Voyage (voyage) dans l'espace inouï de l'amour.
Voyage, voyage sur l'eau sacrée d'un fleuve indien (voyage voyage)
Voyage (voyage) et jamais ne reviens.
Voyage, voyage plus loin que la nuit et le jour

English translation - Voyage Voyage:

Voyage = journey, travel

Above the ancient volcanoes,
Wings gliding through the ruffling flags of the wind,
Voyage, voyage,
Eternally.
From clouds in swamps,
From the Spanish wind to the equatorial rain,
Voyage, voyage,
Fly in the highlands
Above the capitals,
Look upon the ocean...
Voyage, voyage
Farther than night and day, (voyage, voyage)
Voyage (voyage)
In the incredible feelings of love.
Voyage, voyage
Upon the holy water of an Indian river, (voyage voyage)
Voyage (voyage)
And never come back.
On the Ganges or the Amazon,
With Blacks, with Sikhs, with Asians
Voyage, voyage
In the whole kingdom.
Upon the dunes of the Sahara,

From the Islands of Fiji to Fujiyama,
Voyage, voyage,
Don't stop.
Above the barbed wire fences,
Stricken hearts
Look upon the ocean.
Voyage, voyage
Farther than night and day, (voyage, voyage)
Voyage (voyage)
In the incredible feelings of love.
Voyage, voyage
Upon the holy water of an Indian river, (voyage voyage)
Voyage (voyage)
And never come back.
Above the capitals,
Deathly ideas
Look upon the ocean.
Voyage, voyage
Farther than night and day, (voyage, voyage)
Voyage (voyage)
In the incredible feelings of love.
Voyage, voyage
Upon the holy water of an Indian river, (voyage voyage)
Voyage (voyage)
And never come back

Kano - Another Life (1983)


Kano - Another Life (1983)
CH#8, DE#10, IT#23



Lyrics:

Here we are at last with nothing left to say now
'Cause everything that's gone will never be
And I lost it all that one and lonely blue night
Everything was fine
Yes, I know I should have waited for you, baby
Where were you when I was needing you?
And a hundred times I called but you were not there
You were far from me
Another life, another lover
Where in the world do lonely dreams ever go?
Another night, another blue day
It is so long, long, long, long
Why not tell me that you cared so much to keep me
'Cause you knew it was the only thing that mattered
And now it's time for us to go together
Without games or lies
Where you sit and watch me smoke the lonely night away
There must be something more that's left for somewhere
Something that will save this love forever
It must never die
Another life, another lover
Where in the world do lonely dreams ever go?
Another night, another blue day
It is so long, long, long, long (x 2)
Yes, I know I should have waited longer for you
Where were you when I was needing you?
And now it's time for us to go together
Without games or lies
Where you sit and watch me smoke the lonely night away
There must be something more that's left for somewhere
Something that will save this love forever
It must never die
Another life, another lover
Where in the world do lonely dreams ever go?
Another night, another blue day
It is so long, long, long, long

Valerie Dore - The Night (1984)


Valerie Dore - The Night (1984)
DE#5, CH#8, IT#16, FR#23, AT#26



Lyrics:

So many things we have
why don't you stay with me tonight?
I'm trying to discover you
together again for all the night.
There's something going on right now

feelin' happy
feel the moon.
Let's get closer
baby
'cause we're dance and dance.
All my friends are talking to me
what's this love I see.
I know you can make it right. I'm still waiting now

Waiting for the love I need.
If you want me too there's something don't understand.
I don't know.

So many things we have
why don't you stay with me tonight? . . .

Scooter - The Night (2003)
DE#10, AT#12, FIN#14, NOR#14, DK#15, UK#16, NL#26, CH#34, BE#50

My Mine - Hypnotic Tango (1983 & 1987)


My Mine - Hypnotic Tango (1983 & 1987)
DE#5, CH#10



cover versions below the lyrics...

Lyrics:

Hypnotic tango
Tango, Tango !
Stock in my seat can't move no way
the other guys knows the game to play
I'm watchin' her
I'm watchin' me
I'm gettin' brave

Oh
Take him apart say listen to me.
Look on the floor and all is spinning round

Someone told me this was just a dance

And take a chance ain't met before
Do you think i really have a chance?
Hypnotic tango
Tango Tango !

Rough diamond he smiles
She looks at him

Ain't gonna be
No story in love

Take me to the dance
Floor by the hand

Give me this night
In a foreign land.
Look on the floor
And all is spinning round
. . .
Look on the floor
And all is spinning round
. . .

Hypnotic
Hypnotic

Hypnotic
Hypnotic -
Look on the floor
And all is spinning round
. . .
Look on the floor
And all is sinning round
. . .

Master Blaster - Hypnotic Tango (2002)
DE#7, AT#17, FR#33, NL#57, UK#64, CH#71



Bananarama - Look on the Floor / Hypnotic Tango (2005)
US(Dance)#2, ES#12, UK#26

Foreigner


Foreigner - Urgent (1981)
US#4, DE#12, UK#54


Foreigner - Urgent by Lukather40_Clip

Lyrics:

You're not shy, you get around
You wanna fly, don't want your feet on the ground
You stay up, you won't come down
You wanna live, you wanna move to the sound
Got fire, in your veins, burnin' hot, but you don't feel the pain
Your desire, is insane, you can't stop, until you do it again
But sometimes I wonder as I look in your eyes
That maybe you're thinking of some other guy
But I know, yes I know, how to treat you right
That's why you call me in the middle of the night

You say it's urgent, so urgent, so-oh-oh urgent...
Just you wait and see, how urgent, my love can be, it's urgent...

You play tricks, on my mind, you're everywhere
But you're so hard to find, you're not warm, or sentimental
You're so extreme, you can be so temperamental
But I'm not looking for a love that will last
I know what I need and I need it fast
Yeah, there's one thing in common that we both share
That's a need for for each other anytime, anywhere

It gets so urgent, so urgent, you know it's, urgent
I wanna tell you it's the same for me, ooh-oooh, so-oh-oh urgent...
Just you wait and see, how urgent, our love can be, it's urgent...

You say it's urgent, make it fast, make it urgent
Do it quick, do it urgent, gotta rush, make it urgent...Want it quick
Urgent, urgent, emergency...Urgent, urgent, emergency...
Urgent, urgent, urgent, urgent, emergency
Urgent, urgent, urgent, urgent, emergency, so urgent, emergency
Emer-(ooh-oooh) emer-(ooh-oooh) emer-(ooh-oooh) It's urgent
So urgent...

Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You (1981)
US#2, UK#8, DE#29



Lyrics:

So long, I've been looking too hard, I've waiting too long
Sometimes I don't know what I will find
I only know it's a matter of time
When you love someone... When you love someone...
It feels so right, so warm and true, I need to know if you feel it too
(Aaah-aaah) maybe I'm wrong
(Aaah-aaah) won't you tell me if I'm coming on too strong?
(Aaah-aaah) this heart of mine has been hurt before
(Aaah-aaah) this time I wanna be sure
I've been waiting, for a girl like you
(Ooh-ooh-ooh) to come into my life (life)
I've been waiting, for a girl like you
(Waiting for a girl) and a love that will survive

I've been waiting (I've been waiting) for someone new
(New) To make me feel alive, ah-ah
Yeah, waiting for a girl like you (waiting for a girl) to come into my life
(Aaah-aaah... Aaah-aaah...)

You're so good, when we make love it's understood
It's more than a touch or a word we say
Only in dreams could it be this way
When you love someone... Yeah, really love someone...
(Aaah-aaah) now I know it's right
(Aaah-aaah) from the moment I wake up till deep in the night
(Aaah-aaah) there's no where on earth that I'd rather be
(Aaah-aaah) than holding you, tenderly

I've been waiting, for a girl like you
(Ooh-ooh-ooh) To come into my life (life)
I've been waiting, for a girl like you
(Waiting for a girl) and a love that will survive
I've been waiting (I've been waiting) for someone new
(New) To make me feel alive, ah-ah
Yeah, waiting (waiting) for a girl like you
(Waiting for a girl) to come into my life

Oooh-oooh, oooh-oooh, I've been waiting
Aaah-aaah, (waiting for you) oooh-oooh, oooh
(Aaah-aaah) oooh-oooh, I've been waiting
(Waiting) I've been waiting, yeah
I've been waiting for a girl like you, I've been waiting
Won't you come into my life? (Life?) My life?
(It's been so long) I've been waiting for a girl like you
I've been waiting, (I've been waiting) oh-oh

Foreigner - I Wanna Know What Love Is' (1984)
US#1, UK#1, CAN#1, SWE#1, NOR#1, NZ#1, CH#2, DE#3, NL#6, AT#7, FR#18


Foreigner - I Wanna Know What Love Is by jpdc11

Lyrics:

I gotta take a little time
A little time to think things over
I better read between the lines
In case I need it when I'm older
Aaaah woah-ah-aah

Now this mountain I must climb
Feels like a world upon my shoulders
And through the clouds I see love shine
It keeps me warm as life grows colder

In my life there's been heartache and pain
I don't know if I can face it again
Can't stop now, I've traveled so far
To change this lonely life

I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is
I know you can show me
Aaaah woah-oh-ooh

I'm gonna take a little time
A little time to look around me, oooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh oooh
I've got nowhere left to hide
It looks like love has finally found me

In my life there's been heartache and pain
I don't know if I can face it again
I can't stop now, I've traveled so far
To change this lonely life

I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is
I know you can show me
I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
And I wanna feel, I want to feel what love is
And I know, I know you can show me

Let's talk about love
(I wanna know what love is) the love that you feel inside
(I want you to show me) I'm feeling so much love
(I wanna feel what love is) no, you just cannot hide
(I know you can show me) yeah, woah-oh-ooh
I wanna know what love is, let's talk about love
(I want you to show me) I wanna feel it too
(I wanna feel what love is) I wanna feel it too
And I know, and I know, I know you can show me
Show me what is real, woah (woah), yeah I know
(I wanna know what love is) hey I wanna know what love
(I want you to show me), I wanna know, I wanna know, want know
(I wanna feel what love is), hey I wanna feel, love
I know you can show me, yeah

Foreigner - That Was Yesterday (1985)
US#12, UK#28, CH#29, DE#31



Lyrics:

I, thought I knew you well
But all this time I could never tell
I, let you get away
Haunts me every night and every day

You, were the only one
The only friend that I counted on
How, could I watch you walk away
I'd give anything to have you here today

But now, I stand alone with my pride
And dream, that you're still by my side

But that was yesterday
I had the world in my hands
But it's not the end of my world (ooh ooh ooh)
Just a slight change of plans
That was yesterday
But today life goes on
No more hiding in yesterday (ooh ooh ooh)
'Cause yesterday's gone, ah-ah ah-ah aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Love, my love I gave it all
Thought I saw the light when I heard you call
Life, that we both could share
Has deserted me, left me in despair

But now (now) I stand alone with my pride
Fighting back the tears, I never let myself cry

But that was yesterday
Love was torn from my hands
But it's not the end of my world (ooh ooh ooh)
Just a little hard to understand
That was yesterday
But today life goes on
You won't find me in yesterday's world (ooh ooh ooh)
Now yesterday's gone
Goodbye yesterday
Now it's over and done
Still I hope somewhere deep in your heart (ooh ooh ooh)
Yesterday will live on, oh-oh oh-oh oooooooooooooooh

Mr. Mister


Mr. Mister - Broken Wings (1985)

US#1, CAN#1, NL#2, IRL#3, UK#4, CH#4, NOR#4, DE#8, NZ#13, SWE#14, AT#17



Lyrics:

Baby, don't understand
Why we can't just hold on to each other's hands
This time might be the last I fear
Unless I make it all too clear
I need you so (oh)

Take these Broken Wings
And learn to fly again, learn to live so free
When we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up and let us in
Take these Broken Wings

Baby, I think tonight
We can take what was wrong and make it right (mmm)
Baby, it's all I know
That you're half of the flesh and blood makes me whole
I need you so

So take these Broken Wings
And learn to fly again
Learn to live so free
When we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up and let us in (ya ya, let us in,let us in)

Baby, that's all I know
That's you're half of the flesh and blood makes me whole (ya yaya ya, ya ya)

So take these Broken Wings
And learn to fly again, learn to live so free
When we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up and let us in

Take these Broken Wings
You got to learn to fly
Learn to live love so free
When we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up for us and let us in (ya ya, ooh)

Mr. Mister - Kyrie (1985)
US#1, CAN#1, NOR#1, CH#3, AT#5, SWE#6, IRL#6, DE#7, NL#7, UK#11, NZ#30



Lyrics:

Kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison, kyrie

The wind blows hard against this mountain side,
across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide,
setting my feet upon the road

My heart is old, it holds my memories,
my body burns a gemlike flame
Somewhere between the soul and soft machine,
is where I find myself again

Kyrie eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison, where I'm going will you follow
Kyrie eleison, on a highway in the light

When I was young I thought of growing old,
of what my life would mean to me
Would I have followed down my chosen road,
or only wished what I could be

Kyrie eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison, where I'm going will you follow
Kyrie eleison, on a highway in the light

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Kyrie eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison, where I'm going will you follow
Kyrie eleison, on a highway in the light

Mr. Mister - Is It Love? (1986)
US#8, CAN#20, NL#32, DE#42, UK#87



Lyrics:

I say I love you, I hold you near me
You say I scare you, well that's your fear
I know the message my heart is sending
But you don't read it, you keep me guessing

Is it love, is it love you're after
Is it love, is it, is it love

The broken record goes round and round
Within a circle, without a sound
I'm under water, in overdrive
You hide in laughter, what's on your mind

Is it love, is it love you're after - why don't you tell me
Is it love, is it, is it love
Is it love, is it love you're after - why can't you tell me
Is it love, is it really love

Is it love, is it love you're after - why can't you tell me
Is it love, is it, is it love
Is it love, is it love you're after
Hey girl, I got to know, is it really, really love
Is it love, is it really love - hey

Is it love, is it love you're after - why don't you tell me
Is it love, is it, is it love
Is it love, is it love you're after
Everybody's lookin' for the magic love to come along and hope we'll find it
Is it love, is it really love... (to fade)

Example - Stay Awake (2011)


Example - Stay Awake (2011)
UK#1, IRL#18, AUS#53



Lyrics:

If we don’t kill ourselves we’ll be the leaders of a messed-up generation
If we don’t kill ourselves will they believe us if we tell them the reasons why
Do we take it too far, take it too far
Did we chase the rabbit into wonderland
There’s a hundred grand, will they understand
It was all to stay awake for the longest

My sean always afterwards
Lost tubes, half the class of us
You might not see the last of us
Stick around, jetlag, get lost a plus
Not half mile, always on fly, keep the sun to let you know what we’re coming
And we’re nasty men
Don’t need sleeping beauty
It’s what you did to me
Come midnight and daybreak
Yes please go find me a name sake
We got firm faith, don’t need bibles
Take the michael, hit my recycle while I hold the title
Quite riddle, we get high on the office

It was all to stay awake for the longest time
It was long, it was wrong
But it felt so right
See you at the finish line
I see you at the finish line
If you got the heart to join us

If we don’t kill ourselves we’ll be the leaders of a messed-up generation
If we don’t kill ourselves will they believe us if we tell them the reasons why
Do we take it too far, take it too far
Did we chase the rabbit into wonderland
There’s a hundred grand, will they understand
It was all to stay awake for the longest

My sean always afterwards
Lost tubes, half the class of us
You might not see the last of us
Stick around, jetlag, get lost a plus
Not half mile, always on fly, keep the sun to let you know what we’re coming
And we’re nasty men
Don’t need sleeping beauty
It’s what you did to me
Come midnight and daybreak
Yes please go find me a name sake
We got firm faith, don’t need bibles
Take the michael, hit my recycle while I hold the title
Quite riddle, we get high on the office

We just grow, if it’s late
Then we’ll show, read and wait
We just grow, if you hate
We don’t show, we don’t wait
We just grow, if it’s late
Then we’ll show, read and wait
We just grow

If we don’t kill ourselves we’ll be the leaders of a messed-up generation
If we don’t kill ourselves will they believe us if we tell them the reasons why
Do we take it too far, take it too far
Did we chase the rabbit into wonderland
There’s a hundred grand, will they understand
It was all to stay awake for the longest

Madcon - Glow (Eurovision Final 2010)

Yosef Wolde-Mariam and Tshawe Baqwa are Madcon, a Norwegian Hip-Hop duo formed in 1992. Sixteen years later they would storm to international fame with their breakthrough 'Beggin'. At the heigth of their popularity it only seemed logical for them to entertain at one, if not the biggest international music contest there is: Eurovision was brought to Oslo a year earlier and in 2010 it was the turn of the city by the fjord to host the television event that is followed not only in Europe but as far flung as Australia and New Zealand.
Madcon staged one of the most memorable interval acts of Eurovision. Liking the song anyway, they arranged the world's biggest 'Flashmob', a spine-tingling experience. Enjoy.

Madcon - Glow (Eurovision Final 2010)
NOR#1, DE#4, FIN#6, SVK#8, IRL#12, AT#14, DK#16, SWE#17, BE#20, ES#34, CH#38, CZK#41, NL#59, UK#70



Lyrics:

Elevate

My heart beats to your song
A melody sent from God
I can't breath when you're gone
Yes I'm deeply in love (Be my valentine)
Every single day of my life (I'm gonna sacrifice)
Night and day, day and night

Today's the day (Tonight's the night)
I know you feelin' my sound (Imma make you clap)
'Cause today's the day (Tonight's the night)
Imma lay it down (Imma lay it down)
Imma get up so I can't get down (Imma, Imma)
And anywhere I go thunder sound (Imma)
I'm the lord of the underground (Imma, Imma)
Part of the jungle (Imma, Imma)

(Let's)
Glow
I can't wait, I can't wait to see ya (Hands High, Hands High)
Glow
round the world, round the world my people
Glow, Glow
I can't wait, I can't wait to see ya (Hands High, Hands High)
Glow round the world, Glow, round the world my people

Glow
I can't wait, I can't wait to see ya (Hands High, Hands High)
Glow
Round the world, round the world my people
Glow, Glow
I can't wait, I can't wait to see ya (Hands High,Hands High)
Glow round the world, Glow, round the world - Glow

Let us share this moment
Let's enjoy this night
Get the world connected
Those who are loved are kind
See we try to reach ya
Get the world to see
Know we all feel different
You are just like me

Today's the day (Tonight's the night)
I'm know you feelin' my sound (Imma make you clap)
'Cause today's the day (Tonight's the night)
Imma lay it down (Imma lay it down)
Imma get up so I can't get down (Imma, Imma)
And anywhere I go thunder sound (Imma)
I'm the lord of the underground (Imma, Imma)
Part of the jungle (Imma, Imma)

Glow
I can't wait, I can't wait to see ya (Hands High, Hands High)
Glow
Round the world, round the world my people
Glow, Glow
I can't wait, I can't wait to see ya (Hands High, Hands High)
Glow round the world, Glow, round the world my people

Glow
Glow

House of Virginism - I'll Be There (1993)


House of Virginism - I'll Be There (1993)

Afrika Bambaataa - Pupunanny (1994)


Afrika Bambaataa - Pupunanny (1994)

Don Henley - The Boys Of Summer (1984)


Don Henley - The Boys Of Summer (1984)
1984: US#5 - 1985: IRL#7, UK#12, DE#18, NL#23
1998: UK#12, IRL#23 - 2009: FR#16, SWE#35



Lyrics:

Nobody on the road
nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air
the summer's out of reach
Empty lake, empty streets,
the sun goes down alone
I'm drivin' by your house
Though I know you're not home

I can see you
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your
sunglasses on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
after the boys of summer have gone

I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
Remember how you made me crazy?
Remember how I made you scream?
Now I don't understand
what's happened to our love,
But babe I'm gonna get you back
I'm gonna show you what I'm made of

I can see you
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
I see you walkin' real slow and you're
smilin' at everyone
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
after the boys of summer have gone

Out on the road today
I saw a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac
A little voice inside my head said,
"Don't look back. You can never look back."
I thought I knew what love was,
what did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but

I can see you
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got that top pulled down and that
radio on baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
after the boys of summer have gone

I can see you
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got that hair slicked back and those
wayfarers on, baby
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
after the boys of summer have gone

DJ Sammy - The Boys of Summer (2001)
2002: NZ#3, US(Dance)#5, AUS#9, IRL#15, AT#49
UK#2, NL#19, BE#20, SWE#36



The Ataris - The Boys of Summer (2003)
NZ#17, US#20, AUS#24, UK#49, CH#87

Made By Monkeys - I Try (2003)

Made By Monkeys might seem like a weird stage name to record under, but the duo of Astrochimp and M Keys has the musical chops to call themselves whatever they like and get away with it. Both met at school at a very early age and have been producing music ever since. Astrochimp handles the drum programming, mixing and engineering and M Keys is the keyboard prodigy who wrote his first composition at the age of five.
'I Try' was their first foray into the world of dance music that accounts for the truly fresh take on club music they have devised. The track debuted at US(Dance)#1 in May of 2003 and continued to chart on the top 50 for 26 weeks, making it the longest charting track of the year for club play. 'I Try' was heavily supported by international DJs like Paul Oakenfold, Sasha & Digweed, Pete Tong and Steve Lawler. The track was introduced by Peter Rauhofer on Live@Roxy2 CD (where I pricked up my ears) and was featured on Ministry Of Sound Annual 2004. The Monkeys have a live explosive performance much like Daft Punk, and the Chemical Brothers that must be seen.

Made By Monkeys - I Try - Peter Rauhofer Roxy Mix (2003)



Lyrics:

Every second passes without me releasing all the thoughts... Let you go...
Every time I close my eyes, I see your face and I feel so... Why would you go?

And I Try... To win you over
And I Try... To make you stay
And I Try... To make you love me; God, I try!

Is that someone else making you happy; Something that I couldn't do!
I hope is that you are happy, cause I'm tired trying my all with you!

And I Try... To win you over!
And I Try... To make you stay!
And I Try... To make you love me

And I try
Yes I try
And I try
And I try
God I try

Far East Movement & The Cataracs & Dev - Like A G6 (2010)


Far East Movement feat. The Cataracs & Dev - Like A G6 (2010)
US#1, NZ#1, SKR#1, BE#2, AUS#2, CAN#3, NL#4, UK#5, SVK#6, SWE#7, AT#8, BRZ#8, CH#10, IRL#12, FR#14, DE#15, FIN#15, EuroHot100#17, POL#18, DK#19, CZK#28



Lyrics:

Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard
When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard
Sippin sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6
Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6
Like a G6, Like a G6
Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6

Gimme that Mo-Moet
Gimme that Cry-Crystal
Ladies love my style, at my table gettin wild
Get them bottles poppin, we get that drip and that drop
Now give me 2 more bottles cuz you know it don't stop

(808) Hell Yeaa
Drink it up, drink-drink it up,
When sober girls around me, they be actin like they drunk
They be actin like they drunk, actin-actin like they drunk
When sober girls around me actin-actin like they drunk

Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard
When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard
Sippin sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6
Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6
Like a G6, Like a G6
Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6

Sippin on, sippin on sizz, Ima ma-make it fizz
Girl i keep it gangsta, poppin bottles at the crib
This is how we live, every single night
Take that bottle to the head, and let me see you fly

(808) Hell Yeaa
Drink it up, drink-drink it up,
When sober girls around me, they be actin like they drunk
They be actin like they drunk, actin-actin like they drunk
When sober girls around me actin-actin like they drunk

Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard
When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard
Sippin sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6
Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6
Like a G6, Like a G6
Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6

Its that 808 bump, make you put yo hands up
Make you put yo hands up, put yo, put yo hands up
(You can't Touch this)
Its that 808 bump, make you put yo hands up
Make you put yo hands up, put yo, put yo hands up
(You can't Touch this)
Hell Yeaaa, Make you put yo hands up, put yo put yo hands up
Hell Yeaaa, Make you put yo hands up, put yo put yo hands up

Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard
When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard
Sippin sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6
Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6
Like a G6, Like a G6
Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6

Tarkan 'Şımarık' (1997) - Holly Valance 'Kiss Kiss' (2002)

Tarkan (Tevetoğlu) was born 17 Oct 1972 in Alzey, West Germany, and raised in Turkey. In 1997 Sezen Aksu, one of the very established musicians and composers in Turkey, wrote Şımarık (English: Spoiled) for him, which should become famous and make it's rounds very fast in countries with high Turkish population, home and abroad. But it was Australian Holly Valance's version Kiss Kiss, which should take it to world fame.

Tarkan - Şımarık (1999)
BE#1, NOR#2, CH#3, NL#3, FR#3, SWE#3, DE#6, AT#14



Lyrics:

Takmis koluna elin adamini
Beni orta yerimden catlatiyor
Agzinda sakizi sisirip sisirip
Arsiz arsiz patlatiyor

Belki de bu yüzden vuruldum
Sahibin olamadim ya
Sigar mi erkeklige seni simarik
Degisti mi bu dünya

Cekmis kasina gözüne sürme
Dudaklar kipkirmizi kiritiyor
Bi de karsima gecmis utanmasi yok
Inadima inadima sirityor

Biz boyle mi gorduk babamizdan
Ele gune rezil olduk
Yeni adet gelmis eski koye vah
Dostlar mahvolduk

Seni gidi findikkiran
Yilani deliginden cikaran
Kaderim puskullu belam
Yakalarsam

Ocagina dustum yavru
Kucagina dustum yavru
Sicagina dustum yavru
El aman

Seni gidi findikkiran
Yilani deliginden cikaran
Kaderim puskullu belam
Yakalarsam

English translation:

she goes arms linked with a man
and drives me crazy by doing so
she has chewing gum in her mouth
insolently chewing it, making bubbles burst
Maybe that is why I am so fond of you
because I did not become your owner
Can a man stand that, you spoilt girl?
Did the world change like this?
Eyes painted black
coquettish with glaring red lips
she stands up to me defying me
and grins at me insolently
Did we learn it this way from our fathers?
We have been looking like fools to everyone
New customs have entered the old village
Friends, we are in a fix.
You are a nutcracker
pulling a snake from its hole
my big disgrace
when I get hold of you ... (kiss, kiss)
I'm seeking protection with you, babe
I'm lying in your lap, babe
I'm burning in your fire, babe
Have mercy!

Holly Valance - Kiss Kiss (2002)
AUS#1, UK#1, IRL#2, IT#3, HUN#3, TWN#6, FIN#7, GRE#11, AT#11, JPN#11, SWE#12, DE#14, NZ#17, CH#19, DK#20, NL#24, US#27, FR#50



Lyrics:

when you look at me
tell me what you see?
this is what you get
it's the way i am
when i look at you
i wanna be i wanna be
somewhere close to heaven
with neanderthal man
don't go
i know you wanna touch me
here there and everywhere
sparks fly when we are together
you cant deny the facts of life

you dont have to act like a snob
try your moves in the back of a car
dont you know that we can go far
cause tonight youre gonna get my
(mwaa) (mwaa)
kiss kiss

you can be mine
baby whats you starsign
wont you take a step
into the lions den
i can here my conscience calling me
calling me
say im gonna be a bad girl again
why dont you come on over
we cant leave this all undone
got the devil on my shoulder
theres no place for you to run

you dont have to act like a snob
try your moves in the back of a car
dont you know that we can go far
cause tonight im gonna get my
(mwaa)(mwaa)

If you forget
ill remind you
if youre paranoid
im behind you
you lose your head
ill find you
givin you my kiss

if you forget
ill remind you
if youre paranoid
im behind you
you lose your head
ill find you
kiss kiss

you dont have to act like a snob
try your moves in the back of a car
dont you know that we can go far
cause tonight youre gonna get my
(mwaa)(mwaa)

You dont have to act like a snob
try your moves in the back of a car
dont you know that we can go far
cause tonight your gonna get my
(mwaa)(mwaa)
Dont play the games that you play
you know that i wont run away
why are you askin me to stay
cause tonight im gonna give you my
(mwaa)(mwaa)

Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan - Silence (1999)


Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan - Silence (1999)
IRL#1, BE#2, UK#3, CAN#5, AUS#6, US(Dance)#6, NL#7, NOR#15, DE#16, NZ#17, AT#56, CH#100



Lyrics:

Give me release
witness me
I am outside
give me peace

Heaven holds a sense of wonder
and I wanted to believe
that I'd get caught up
when the rage in me subsides

In this white wave
I am sinking
in this silence
in this white wave
in this silence
I believe

Passion chokes the flower
'til she cries no more
possessing all the beauty
hungry still for more

Heaven holds a sense of wonder...

I can't help this longing
comfort me
I can't hold it all in
if you won't let me

Heaven holds a sense of wonder...

In this white wave
I am sinking
in this silence
in this white wave
in this silence
I believe

I have seen you
in this white wave
you are silent
you are breathing
in this white wave
I am free

Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland - Say It Right (2006)


Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland - Say It Right (2006)
US#1, CH#1, FR#1, ES#1, POR#1, NZ#1, HUN#1, CZK#1, SVK#1, ROM#1, DE#2, AT#2, NL#2, NOR#2, EuroHot100#2, AUS#2, IT#3, DK#3, CAN#5, UK#10, SWE#11, IRL#12, FIN#15



Lyrics:

(Break it, break it down)
(Hey)
(You don't mean nothing at all to me)
(Hey, hey)
(Break it, break it down)

In the day
In the night
Say it right
Say it all
You either got it
Or you don't
You either stand
Or you fall
When your will
Is broken
When it slips
From your hand
When there's no
Time for joking
There's a hole
In my plan

Oh you don't mean nothing at all to me
No you don't mean nothing at all to me
But you got what it takes to set me free
Oh you could mean everything to me

I can't say (Say)
That I'm not (Not)
Lost (Lost)
And at fault (Fault)
I can't say (Say)
That I don't (Don't)
Love the light (Light)
And the dark (Love the light, dark)
I can't say
That I don't (Don't)
Know that I (Am)
Am alive
And I love
What I feel (Feel)
I could show (Show you)
You tonight, you tonight

Oh you don't mean nothing at all to me
No you don't mean nothing at all to me
But you got what it takes to set me free
Oh you could mean everything to me

From my hands
I could give you
Something
That I made
From my mouth
I could sing you
Another bridge
That I made

From my body (From my body)
I could show you (I could show you)
A place (A place)
God knows (That only God knows)
You should know
Space is holy (Ahh...)
Do you really
Wanna go?

(Hey, hey, hey)
(You don't mean nothing at all, to me)
(Hey, hey)
(Hey, hey, hey)
(You don't mean nothing at all, to me)

S.A.I.N. Part Two - It's Alright (1993)


S.A.I.N. Part Two - It's Alright (1993)

Goodfellow's Remix



1045 Club Mix

Donna Allen 'Serious' (1986) - Strike 'U Sure Do' (1994)

What a powerful hook can do! - Donna Allen, R&B vocalist born in Key West and raised in Tampa, Florida, was backing singer for Gloria Estefan before, in 1986, she released a solo album, which included a track containing a hook that should go global almost a decade later.
Matt Cantor, Andy Gardner and Victoria Newton, a.k.a. Strike, stripped the chorus hook line from it's original and re-packaged it for dancefloors worldwide in 1994. First played 'underhand' the track quickly went viral and saw two releases to the mainstream. Several re-releases (in 1999 and 2006) kept the track current and has achieved something of an anthem status in club world.

Donna Allen - Serious (1986)
UK#8, US#21



Strike - U Sure Do (1994)
UK#4, AUS#9, NL#13

Ian Carey & Snoop Dogg & Bobby Anthony - Last Night (2011)


Ian Carey feat. Snoop Dogg & Bobby Anthony - Last Night (2011)
IT#8, AUS#15, CAN#43, NL#77



Lyrics:

I'm in the club, so damn gone
I lost my friends and I lost my phone
I'm staggering all by my lone
I don't even know how I'm getting home
But its ok its alright- I'm so fresh, yes I'm so fly
I swore last night I'd give up drinkin'
Such a lie what was I thinkin'

I see them movin' see them dancin'
Yeah they doin' that
I see them groovin' poppin' bottles like its new to them
I want to join them but it seems like they're too far from me
Plus where's the bathroom at 'cause I really, really gotta pee!!

Last night I don't remember
Last night I said I'd never
Last night what was I thinkin'?
I really need to give up drinkin'
I'm not gon' drink again
But who am I kiddin'
I'm bout to call my friends tonight and do it over again!

Fresh out the bathroom I'm so relieved
I make my way to the VIP
I done tripped on a step, what the heck
I take a quick look around
And I check my fresh
Then I..proceed to-to my mission
I see a bottle and the vodka glistenin'
Good lord that looks so lovely
Pardon me while I chase this bubbly

I see them movin' see them dancin'
Yeah they doin' that
I see them groovin' poppin' bottles like its new to them
I want to join them but it seems like they're too far from me
Plus where's the bathroom at 'cause I really, really gotta pee!!

Last night I don't remember
Last night I said I'd never
Last night what was I thinkin'?
I really need to give up drinkin'
I'm not gon' drink again
But who am I kiddin'
I'm bout to call my friends tonight and do it over again!

Don't act like you don't drunk dial too!
Haha let the beat ride

That's right
Cash right
Shining like a flashlight
Baby shake your ass right
'Cause this could be your last night

Set the mood, spoon and groom
Ladies fill my living room
Bobby a, what you say?
Ian Carey my DJ
Play that song, wake it bang
We gonna be here all night long
If you got that feelin-feelin'

Yeah now sing the song, D.O. double G
I am sold publicly, speak my mind
Take my time, in the sky, I am fly
If you're low, come with me
'Cause I can get you hella high
Join my crew, be my friend
Tomorrow night, we do it again

Same time, different place
What an ass, what a face
What a life, you can have
And you don't have to
Pack no bags, just get on in
And tomorrow night, we do it again

That's how it is, I always does it big
Your place or mine, a case of wine
Baby stop wasting time, so take flight
'Cause I'm only in town for one more night, ya dig?

Last night I don't remember
Last night I said I'd never
Last night what was I thinkin'
I really need to give up drinkin'
I'm not gon' drink again
But who am I kiddin'?
I'm bout to call my friends tonight and do it over again!

I really shouldn't have another one
But I'm just having way too much fun
So pour up another shot for you me and your friend
Some Henny Black on the rocks
And let's all get shameless
And act famous, act famous, act famous

The Saturdays - All Fired Up (2011)


The Saturdays - All Fired Up (2011)
UK#3, IRL#6, EuroHot100#38



Lyrics:

Blow my mind
DJ blow my mind

Blow my mind
DJ blow my mind

I put my hand against the speakers
Singing blow my mind
DJ blow my mind
I put my head to the speakers
Singing blow my mind
DJ blow my mind

[Hook]
All fired up (I feel alive)
All fired up (I feel alive)
All fired up (I feel alive, I feel alive, I feel alive)

All fired up (I feel alive)
All fired up (I feel alive)
All fired up (I feel alive, I feel alive, I feel alive)

We make the party super naughty
Dancing on the bar
We're dancing on the bar

We make the party super naughty
Dancing on the bar
Dancing on the bar

We're all animal
We're all animal
Animal animal-mal-mal-mal-mal

We're all animal
We're all animal
Getcha your claws out
Getcha, Getcha your claws out

All fired up (I feel alive)
All fired up (I feel alive)

All fired up (I feel alive, I feel alive, I feel alive)

All fired up (I feel alive)
All fired up (I feel alive)
All fired up (I feel alive, I feel alive, I feel alive)

We're so close to the edge of desire
Feels so hot, hot, got that fire
We're so close to the edge of desire
Feels so hot, got that fire
We're so close to the edge of desire
Feels so hot, got that fire
We're so close to the edge of desire, desire!

Blow my mind
DJ blow my mind

I put my hand against the speakers
Singing blow my mind
DJ blow my mind
I put my head to the speakers
Singing blow my mind
DJ blow my mind

All fired up (I feel alive)
All fired up (I feel alive)
All fired up (I feel alive, I feel alive, I feel alive)

All fired up (I feel alive)
All fired up (I feel alive)
All fired up (I feel alive, I feel alive, I feel alive)

On your radar
Keep me, keep me, keep on your radar
Keep me, keep me, keep on your radar
Keep me, keep me, keep on your radar

Keep me, keep me, keep on your radar
Keep me, keep me, keep on your radar
Keep me, keep me, keep on your radar

Rio Reiser - König von Deutschland (1986)

Ralph Christian Möbius, a.k.a. Rio Reiser, was somewhat of an icon in Germany, particularly in the left-alternative scene. Born in West-Berlin in 1950, he was asked - and in 1970 joined - the group Ton Steine Scherben, an influential formation, which shaped much of Germany's punk and rock scene those days. Ton Steine Scherben - often simply referred to as Die Scherben - also paved much of the way for the Neue Deutsche Welle (NDW), Germany's dominant musical genre of the 1980s, of which Nena was also a part. The group and Rio himself soon racked up massive debts by promoting a commune-like lifestyle and Rio sought out ways to solve their problems. He went solo in 1985, and a year later managed to repay all of his debts with the proceeds of his first - and most successful - album, which also contained 'König von Deutschland' (English: King of Germany), in which he light-heartedly presents what he would do if he was just that.
Rio came out gay very early in his career; and died much too early in 1996 at the farm in Northern Frisia, which Ton Steine Scherben had bought. He was sent off with one of the biggest and moving Goodbye-tributes Germany's who-is-who in society has ever staged.

Rio Reiser - König von Deutschland (1986)



Lyrics:

Jede Nacht um halb eins wenn das Fernsehn rauscht
leg ich mich auf's Bett und mal mir aus
wie das wäre wenn ich nicht der wäre der ich bin
sonder Kanzler Kaiser König oder Königin

ich denk mir was der Kohl da kann das kann ich auch
ich würd Vivaldi hörn tagein tagaus
ich käm viel rum würd nach USA reisen
Ronnie mal wie Waldi in die Waden beißen

Das alles und noch viel mehr würd ich machen
wenn ich König von Deutschland wär
das alles und noch viel mehr würd ich machen
wenn ich König von Deutschland wär

Ich würd die Krone täglich wechseln würde zweimal baden
die Lottozahlen eine Woche vorher sagen
bei der Bundeswehr gäb es nur noch Hitparaden
ich würd jeden Tag im Jahr Geburtstag haben

im Fernsehn gäb es nur noch ein Programm
Robert Lempke vierundzwanzig Stunden lang
ich hätte zweihundert Schlösser und wär nie mehr pleite
ich wär Rio der Erste Sissy die Zweite

Das alles und noch viel mehr würd ich machen
wenn ich König von Deutschland wär
das alles und noch viel mehr würd ich machen
wenn ich König von Deutschland wär

Die Socken und die Autos dürften nicht mehr stinken
ich würd jeden Morgen erstmal ein Glas Schampus trinken
ich wär schicker als der Schmidt und dicker als der Strauß
und meine Platten kämen ganz groß raus

Reinhard Mey wäre des Königs Barde
Paola und Kurt Felix wären Schweizer Garde
vorher würd ich gerne wissen ob sie Spaß verstehn
sie müssten 48 Stunden ihre Show ansehn

Das alles und noch viel mehr würd ich machen
wenn ich König von Deutschland wär
das alles und noch viel mehr würd ich machen
wenn ich König von Deutschland wär
Das alles und noch viel mehr würd ich machen
wenn ich König von Deutschland wär

Morrissey - Margaret On The Guillotine (1988)


Morrissey - Margaret On The Guillotine (1988)



Lyrics:

The kind people
Have a wonderful dream
Margaret On The Guillotine
Cause people like you
Make me feel so tired
When will you die ?
When will you die ?
When will you die ?
When will you die ?
When will you die ?

And people like you
Make me feel so old inside
Please die

And kind people
Do not shelter this dream
Make it real
Make the dream real
Make the dream real
Make it real
Make the dream real
Make it real