Paul Young - Come Back and Stay (1983)


Paul Young - Come Back and Stay (1983)
DE#1, CH#1, NZ#1, NL#2, AT#3,NOR#3, IRL#3, UK#4, FR#5, SWE#16, US#22



Lyrics:

Since you've been gone
I shut my eyes
And I fantasize
That you're here with me

Will you ever return?
I won't be satisfied
Till you're by my side
Don't wait any longer...

Why don't you come back?
Please hurry, Why dont you come back?
Please hurry...
Come back and stay for good this time
Come back and stay for good this time

You said goodbye
I was trying to hide
What I felt inside
Untile you passed me by (Until.....not Untile)

You said you'd return
You said that you'd be mine
Till the end of time
Don't wait any longer!

Why dont you come back?

Please hurry, why don't you come back?
Please hurry...
Come back and stay for good this time
Come back and stay for good this time

Since you've been gone...
Opened my eyes
And I realize
What we had together

Will you ever return?
I'll have you change your mind
If you won't stay mine
Just love me forever!
love me forever...

Why dont you come back?
Please hurry, why don't you come back?
Please hurry, why don't you come back?
Please hurry, why don't you come back?
Please hurry, why don't you come back?
Please hurry!
Just Come back and stay for good this time
Come back and stay for good this time
Come back and stay for good this time
Come back and stay for good this time

Don't ever leave me...

Inna - Hot (2009)

Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu, a.k.a. Inna was born 1986 in Mangalia, Romania. 'Hot' was released in Nov 2008 and became an instant hit due to its infectious melody and lyrics. The formula certainly worked on me. Having heard the versions most continental European countries got I felt sorry for the 'wet flanel' they've been dished, as I think the UK version, remixed by Cahill is miles better.


UK#1, HUN#1, ES#1, NL#2, ICE2, CZK#3, UKR#3, FR#5, ROM#5, BE#6, RUS#6, US#8, DK#13, FIN#14, SWE#14, NOR#14, CH#17, SVK#28, IRL#39, DE#80, IT#87.
It also became an airplay success in POR, BRZ, MDV, BUL, LEB, MTA, MOR, LBY, POL, SRB, SYR, TRK, RUS, GRE, PAK & UKR

Inna - Hot - Cahill Remix (2009)



Lyrics:

Fly like you do it
Like you're high
Like you do it
Like you fly
Like you do it
Lïke a women

You belong to me...
I belong to you...
Fire from my heart..
Burning just for you..
When you're far away
I`m in love with you
Feeling that so high
Walking like do you...

Walking like do you...

Fly like you do it
Like you're high
Like you do it
Like you fly
Like you do it
Lïke a women

Fly like you do it
Like you're high
Like you do it
Like you try
Like you do it
Lïke a women

haaaaa.................
la la la..............
GO!

Fly like you do it
like you're high
like you do it
like you fly
like you do it

Morandi - Angels/Love is the Answer (2007)

Like Inna, hailing from Romania are Marius Moga and Andrei Ştefan 'Randi' Ropcea. Derived from the first two letters of Moga's name and Ropcea's nickname, Randi, is the band's name: Morandi. Very popular in Eastern Europe, they became the most successful band originating from the region after O-Zone. The track 'Angels' was most successful track 2008 in Russia, selling 1.45 million copies, reaching 7x Platinum.





Morandi - Angels/Love is the Answer (2007)
ROM#1, RUS#1, CZK#1, BUL#1, SVK#1, HUN#3, FR#16


Morandi-Angels-XviD-2007-UBK by spermosmok

Lyrics:

People..stop fighting, angels are crying
We can be better, love is the answer
Search inside, are there anymore tears to cry ?
Don't you wonder why ?
Why you feel so alone all against the world
(World, world..)
Search back time, when you used to sing along
To the music of your soul
Song of faith you can change, it's not too late
People..stop fighting, angels are crying
We can be better, love is the answer..
Search inside, are there anymore tears to cry ?
Don't you wonder why ?
Why you feel so alone all against the world
(World, world..)
Search back time, when you used to sing along
To the music of your soul
Song of faith you can change, it's not too late
(People..stop fighting, angels are crying
We can be better, love is the answer)
Love is the answer.

Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (2010)


Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (2010)
US#3, CAN#3, AT#3, NZ#6, BE#6, DE#9, IRL#11, UK#18, CH#13, AUS#25, NL#35, FR#78



Lyrics:

Robert’s got a quick hand.
He’ll look around the room, he won’t tell you his plan.
He’s got a rolled cigarette, hanging out his mouth he’s a cowboy kid.
Yeah he found a six shooter gun.
In his dads closet hidden in a box of fun things, and I don’t even know what.
But he’s coming for you, yeah he’s coming for you.

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, outrun my gun…
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, outrun my gun…
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.

Daddy works a long day.
He be coming home late, yeah he’s coming home late.
And he’s bringing me a surprise.
‘Cause dinner’s in the kitchen and it’s packed in ice.
I’ve waited for a long time.
Yeah the sleight of hand is now a quick pull trigger,
I reason with my cigarette,
And say your hair’s on fire, you must have lost your wits, yeah.

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, outrun my gun…
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, outrun my gun…
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, outrun my gun…
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, outrun my gun…
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.

Supafly Inc. - Moving Too Fast (2006)


Supafly Inc. - Moving Too Fast - Freemasons Remix (2006)
ES#1, NL#10, UK#20, BE#28
UK Club Chart#1, US Billboard Dance Airplay#3



Original:


Supafly Inc - Moving Too Fast by costyn

Lyrics:

Give it a chance
We can love again

In my crazy world
I gave you everything you wanted babe
You said you loved me
I Said I loved you too
Even in the craziest times
When we fault we made love
I held you closely
You opened up your heart to me

Time after time we dealt with it
This time I know were see it through
You'll always be the one for me
Baby girl I'm feeling you
Time after time we dealt with it
This time I know were see it through
You'll always be the one for me
Baby girl I'm feeling you

Oo oo were moving to fast
Trying to get through
Like walking on broken glass
Just shoo and move
is all the things of the past
Give it a chance
We can love again

We can work it out
We can work it out
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)

Don't be hasty girl
Cos when I'm gone you miss me
Don't try to push me
Cos you are my babyboo
Tell me what I've done
To make you feel un easy
Cos I'm falling for you
I raise my hand I'm guilty

Time after time we dealt with it
This time I know were see it through
You'll always be the one for me
Baby girl I'm feeling you
Time after time we dealt with it
This time I know were see it through
You'll always be the one for me
Baby girl I'm feeling you

Oo oo were moving to fast
Trying to get through
Like walking on broken glass
Just shoo and move
Is all the things of the past
Give it a chance
We can love again

We can work it out
We can work it out
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)

Give it a chance so we could work it baby we could work it out
Give it a chance so we could work it baby we could work it out
Give it a chance so we could work it baby we could work it out
Give it a chance so we could work it baby we could work it out

No matter what you say
Or what you do
The time has come
For us to see this through
No matter what you say
Or what you do
The time has come
For us to see this through

Oo oo were moving to fast
Trying to get through
Like walking on broken glass
Just shoo and move
is all the things of the past
Give it a chance
We can love again

We can work it out

Oo oo were moving to fast
Trying to get through
Like walking on broken glass
Just shoo and move
is all the things of the past
Give it a chance
We can love again

We can work it out
We can work it out

Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)
Give it a chance
We can love again (love again)

Armand Van Helden - Entra mi Casa (1998)

A piece of music strictly for adult ears only by the infamous Armand Van Helden from his 1998 album '2 Future 4U'


Armand Van Helden - Entra Mi Casa (1998)




Lyrics:

“Anyone with a taste for adult entertainment
I don’t know what you are talking ’bout.
I’m talking ’bout sex. I am talking about sex
………………..
Entra, ->come in
entra a mi casa papi,-> come in to my house daddy
y quita tus zapatos,-> and take off your shoes
sientate.->sit down
quieres algo de beber??-> anything to drink??
entonces ta’bien-> ok then
quita tu camisa par mi -> take off your shirt for me
yo quiere ver tu cuerpo -> i wanna see your body
hmmm asi -> hmmm like that
oh!
tu quiere que yo quite mi camisa tambien?-> you want me to take off my shirt too?
hmm
si, pero tu necesitas besar mi tetitas ->ok, but you need to kiss my tits
mira que duro esta-> look! how hard it is
y tu bicho es tan duro-> and your “bicho” is so hard
ay que grande-> ay! and big!
uh
yo puedo tocar tu huevito papi?->can i touch your nuts daddy?
si?-> yes
………………
Touch me right there
………………
tocame alli->Touch me right there
oh si
………………
Slide your tongue baby, up and down my ass.
Make it nice and wet.
You like to see those juices coming out on your face?
Make this Puerto-Rican feel sooooo good.
………………
ahora te tas representando como a mi me guta!-> now you’re representing the way i like
ay mira que caliente tu eres,-> look how hot you are
a mi me gusta eso-> i like that
oh papi-> oh daddy
toca mi culo-> touch my ass
como pasa tu lengua-> slide your tongue
por mi culo-> up and down my ass
si-> yes
hey papi?
dame tu bicho en mi culo tambien-> put your”bicho” in my ass too
duro->hard
duro->hard
hmm
……………..
let me get on top
hmm
you make me feel so good
Yeah, just f**k me
……………..
chicha conmigo papi->f**k with me daddy
dame ese bicho duro-> give me that hard “bicho”
ay papi, eso duele mucho-> ay daddy, that really hurts
no te para papi, no te para-> don’t stop daddy, fdon’t stop
dame mas-> gimme more
dame mas-> gimme more
ay que rico
asi eso que yo te guta-> that’s what i like!
oh papi
dios auidame-> God Help Me!!!
que rico-> so good
ay que rico-> ay! soo good
hey papi duro-> hard daddy
mas duro-> harder
mas rapido-> faster
hey no,te vas a venir-> hey no, don’t cum yet
no te vengas, no te vengas no-> don’t cum, don’t cum no!
quitalo bicho-> take it out!
quitalo bicho->take it out!
rapido->fast
mira to’s los jugos que ta saliendo-> look at those juices coming out
ta escurrando por tu cara-> sliping down your face
en tu mano-> in yourhand
en todos laos-> everywhere
mira todos mis jugos-> look all my jiuces
te guta??-> you like it?
quieres probarlos papi?-> wanna taste them daddy?
………………..
oh!
let me stop
cause I don’t want you to cum yet
hm hmm papi eso no
(hm hm papi. I said no.)
I want you to get buckwild with me.
just pull my hair
slap my ass
………………..
hmm
papi chulito
que rico
………………..
Damn, I feel so good I wanna cry

RuPaul - Supermodel & Cover Girl

RuPaul Andre Charles was born 1960 in San Diego, California. His name was given to him by his mother, a Louisiana native. The Ru came from roux, an ingredient used in gumbo, a stew or soup originating said US state.

Now unthinkable, but RuPaul struggled as a performer in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1980s and participated in underground cinema, helping create the low-budget film 'Starrbooty', and an album by the same name. In Atlanta, RuPaul often performed at the Celebrity Club with his band, Wee Wee Pole.
In the very early 1990s, RuPaul worked the Georgia club scene and was known by his full birth name, taking on jobs that were borderline legal, namely cross-gender near-porn movies. Later, RuPaul performed solo and in collaboration with other bands at several New York nightclubs, most notably the infamous Pyramid (...top tip, by the way, if you're ever in NYC... ;-)
In 1993, RuPaul recorded dance/house albums which included Supermodel of the World. They were released through the rap label Tommy Boy, spawning the dance track Supermodel (You Better Work). The music video was an unexpected success on MTV channels, as Grunge-Rock (Nirvana) and Gangsta Rap were popular at the time.
Different from many other Drag-Queens, which usually perform with a bitchy attitude, RuPaul adopted a 'love each other' approach. Although he is mostly known as an extravagant Drag-Queen, he has also been taking on roles in movies as a man, usually under his birth name.

RuPaul - Supermodel (1992)
CAN#4, AT#16, NL#38, UK#39, US#45


RuPaul - Supermodel by StudioZero

Lyrics:

There was a little black girl
In the Brewster Projects of Detroit, Michigan
At fifteen,
She was spotted by an Ebony Fashion Fair talent scout
And her modeling career took off)

You better work

You better work (Cover girl)
Work it, girl (Give a twirl)
Do your thing
On the runway
Work (Supermodel)
You better work it, girl (Of the world)
Wet your lips
And make love to the camera

Work (Turn to the left)
Work (Now turn to the right)
Work (Sashay, shanté)
Work (Turn to the left)
Work (Now turn to the right)
Work (Sashay, shanté)

It don't matter what you wear
(It doesn't matter what you wear)
They're checking out your savoir faire (Yeah)
And it don't matter what you do
'Cause everything looks good on you
(Supermodel)

Work (Cover girl)
Work it, girl (Give a twirl)
Do your thing
On the runway
Work
(Supermodel)
You better work it, girl (Of the world)
Wet your lips
And make love to the camera

Work (Turn to the left)
Work (Now turn to the right)
Work (Sashay, shanté)
Work (Turn to the left)
Work (Now turn to the right)
Work (Sashay, shanté)

I see your picture everywhere
(I see your picture everywhere)
A million-dollar derrière (Yeah)
And when you walked into the room
You had everybody's eyes on you
(Supermodel)

Linda (Work mama)
Naomi (She is fierce)
Christy (Foxy lady - Out of sight)
Cindy (I can feel it)
Claudia (Sell the garment)
Nikki (Work the runway, sweetie)

I have one thing to say
Sashay, shanté, Shanté, shanté, Shanté, shanté, shanté
I have one thing to say
Sashay, shanté, Shanté, shanté, Shanté, shanté, shanté

It don't matter what you wear
(It doesn't matter what you wear)
They're checking out your savoir faire (Yeah)
And it don't matter what you do
'Cause everything looks good on you
(Supermodel)

Work (Cover girl)
Work it, girl (Give a twirl)
Do your thing
On the runway
Work
(Supermodel)
You better work it, girl (Of the world)
Wet your lips
And make love to the camera

Work (Turn to the left)
Work (Now turn to the right)
Work (Sashay, shanté)
Work (Turn to the left)
Work (Now turn to the right)
Work (Sashay, shanté)

You better work
Work
Work
(Supermodel)
You better work
Work
Work

I have one thing to say
You better work.

RuPaul - Cover Girl (2009)

Ich + Ich - Vom Selben Stern (2007)


Ich + Ich - Vom Selben Stern (2007)
DE#3, AT#4, CH#40


Ich & Ich - Vom Selben Stern by Dixvad59

Lyrics:

Steh auf, zieh dich an
Jetzt sind andre Geister dran
Ich nehm' den Schmerz von dir, ich nehm' den Schmerz von dir
Fenster auf, Musik ganz laut
Das letzte Eis ist aufgetaut
Ich nehm' den Schmerz von dir, ich nehm' den Schmerz von dir

Wir alle sind aus Sternenstaub
In unseren Augen warmer Glanz
Wir sind noch immer nicht zerbrochen, wir sind ganz
Du bist vom selben Stern
Ich kann deinen Herzschlag hör'n
Du bist vom selben Stern
Wie ich (wie ich – wie ich)
Weil dich die gleiche Stimme lenkt
Und du am gleichen Faden hängst
Weil du das Selbe denkst
Wie ich (wie ich - wie ich)

Tanz durch dein Zimmer, heb mal ab
Tanz durch die Strassen
Tanz durch die Stadt
Ich nehm' den Schmerz von dir, ich nehm' den Schmerz von dir
Lass uns zusammen uns're Bahnen zieh'n
Wir fliegen heute noch über Berlin
Ich nehm' den Schmerz von dir, ich nehm' den Schmerz von dir

Wir alle sind aus Sternenstaub
In unseren Augen warmer Glanz
Wir sind noch immer nicht zerbrochen, wir sind ganz
Du bist vom selben Stern
Ich kann deinen Herzschlag hör'n
Du bist vom selben Stern
Wie ich (wie ich - wie ich)
Weil dich die gleiche Stimme lenkt
Und du am gleichen Faden hängst
Weil du das Selbe denkst
Wie ich (wie ich – wie ich)

Ich nehm' den Schmerz von dir...
ich nehm' den Schmerz von dir

Du bist vom selben Stern
Ich kann deinen Herzschlag hör'n
Du bist vom selben Stern
Wie ich (wie ich - wie ich)
Weil dich die gleiche Stimme lenkt
Und du am gleichen Faden hängst
Weil du das Selbe denkst
Wie ich (wie ich - wie ich)

English translation:

From The Same Star

Get up, get dressed
Now other spirits have their turn
I’ll take your pain away, I’ll take your pain away
Window open, music real loud
The last ice has melted
I'll take your pain away, I'll take your pain away

We’re all made of star dust
In our eyes a warm sparkle
We’re still not shattered, we’re whole
You’re from the same star
I can hear your heartbeat
You’re from the same star
I am (I am – I am)
Because the same voice guides you
And you’re hanging by the same thread
Because you think the same thing
I do (I do - I do)

Dance through your room, take off
Dance through the streets
Dance through the city
I’ll take your pain away, I’ll take your pain away
Let’s orbit together
We’re still flying over Berlin today
I’ll take your pain away, I’ll take your pain away

We’re all made of star dust
In our eyes a warm sparkle
We’re still not shattered, we’re whole
You’re from the same star
I can hear your heartbeat
You’re from the same star
I am (I am – I am)
Because the same voice guides you
And you’re hanging by the same thread
Because you think the same thing
I do (I do - I do)

I’ll take your pain away...
I'll take your pain away

You’re from the same star
I can hear your heartbeat
You’re from the same star
I am (I am - I am)
Because the same voice guides you
And you’re hanging by the same thread
Because you think the same thing
I do (I do - I do)

Mia - Tanz Der Moleküle (2006)


Mia - Tanz Der Moleküle (2006)
DE#19/ AT#32


Mia. - Tanz Der Moleküle [HD 720p] by Henrietta-Aime-Fumer_Tv

Lyrics:

Ich bin hier,
weil ich hier hingehör.
Vom Kopf bis Fuß bin ich verliebt.
Du bist mutig,
weil du mir,Treue schwörst.
Zwischen all den schönen Souveniers.

Sprich mich an,
in dem Takt,
der dieses Lied zu unserem Hit macht.
Brich den Beat,
mit Gefühl.
Du bist so schön,
weil du lachst.

Uhu...Uhuhuu,
Mein herz tanzt!
Uhuhu!
und jedes Molekül bewegt sich!

Glaubst du wie ich daran,
das alles gut sein kann,
solange wir zusammen sind?

Brich das Eis,
mit dem Schritt,
der jedes Atmen zum Wagnis macht.
Halt mich fest,
Mit Gefühl.
es ist so schön wenn du lachst!

Uhu...Uhuhuu,
Mein herz tanzt!
Uhuhu!
und jedes Molekül bewegt sich!(2mal)
Und jedes Molekül entlädt sich.
Uhu...Uhuhuu,
Mein herz tanzt!
Uhuhu!
und jedes Molekül bewegt sich!
und Jeder biegt und dreht sich.
Mein Herz tanzt
Mein Herz!

English translation:

Dance of the molecules

I am here, because I belong here.
From head to toe I am in love.
You are brave, because you swear to be true to me.
Among all the beautiful souvenirs,
you attract me, in time with the beat,
which makes this song our song,
take up the beat with feeling.
You are so beautiful because you laugh.

Uhuhuhuhuhu, my heart dances.
Uhuhu and every molecule sways itself.

Do you believe as I, that everything can be good,
as long as we are together?
Break the ice, with the step, which makes each breath the adventure.
Hold me tight, with feeling.
It is so nice, when you laugh.

... and every positron discharges itself

And every fiber bends and turns itself.

Falco - Rock Me Amadeus (1985)


Falco - Rock Me Amadeus (1985)
AT#1, DE#1, UK#1, ES#1, SWE#1, FIN#1, RUS#1, US#1, CAN#1, JAP#1, NZ#1, RSA#1, CH#2, IT#2, NL#2, FR#3, DK#4, NOR#6, AUS#15


Falco - Rock Me Amadeus by trashfan

Lyrics:

Ooo rock me Amadeus
Rock me Amadeus...
Rock rock rock rock me Amadeus
Rock me all the time to the top

Er war ein Punker
Und er lebte in der großen Stadt
Es war Wien, war Vienna
Wo er alles tat
Er hatte Schulden denn er trank
Doch ihn liebten alle Frauen
Und jede rief:
Come on and rock me Amadeus

Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, oh oh oh Amadeus

Er war ein Superstar
Er war so populär
Er war so exaltiert
Because er hatte Flair
Er war ein Virtuose
War ein Rockidol
Und alles rief:
Come on and rock me Amadeus

Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, oh oh oh Amadeus

Come on and rock me Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, oh oh oh Amadeus

Es war um 1780
Und es war in Wien
No plastic money anymore
Die Banken gegen ihn
Woher die Schulden kamen
War wohl jedermann bekannt
Er war ein Mann der Frauen
Frauen liebten seinen Punk

Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, oh oh oh Amadeus

Come and rock me Amadeus...

Baby baby do it to me rock me
Baby baby do it to me rock me
Baby baby do it to me rock me
Ja ja ja
Baby baby do it to me rock me
Baby baby do it to me rock me
Baby baby do it to me rock me

Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, oh oh oh Amadeus...


English translation:

Ooo rock me Amadeus
Rock me Amadeus...
Rock rock rock rock me Amadeus
Rock me all the time to the top

He was a Punk
And he lived in the big city
It was Vienna, was Vienna
Where he did everything
He had debts, for he drank
But all the women loved him
And each one shouted:
Come on and rock me Amadeus

Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, oh oh oh Amadeus

He was Superstar
He was popular
He was so exalted
Because he had flair
He was a virtuose
Was a rock idol
And everyone shouted:
Come on and rock me Amadeus

Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, oh oh oh Amadeus

Come on and rock me Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, oh oh oh Amadeus

It was around 1780
And it was in Vienna
No plastic money yet
The banks against him
From which his debts came
Was common knowledge
He was a women's man
Women loved his punk

Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, oh oh oh Amadeus

Come and rock me Amadeus...

Baby baby do it to me rock me
Baby baby do it to me rock me
Baby baby do it to me rock me
Yes yes yes
Baby baby do it to me rock me
Baby baby do it to me rock me
Baby baby do it to me rock me

Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, oh oh oh Amadeus...

H²O feat. Billie - Nobody's Business (1996)


H²O feat. Billie - Nobody's Business (1996)
UK#19

Herbert Grönemeyer - Männer (1984)

It may be hard to believe now, but Herbert Grönemeyer, today possibly the most successful German musician of all time, with the two top-selling CDs ever in Germany, was not an overnight success. Born in Göttingen on 12 April 1956, he grew up in Bochum in Germany’s industrial Ruhr region. His first five albums (1978-1983) were only modest successes, and Grönemeyer had to cancel planned tours. It was not until the release of his 'Bochum' album in 1984 that Grönemeyer was finally able to reach the top of the German music charts with the hit singles 'Männer' ('Men') and 'Flugzeuge im Bauch' ('Airplanes in my stomach'). Named for his hometown, 'Bochum' finally put Grönemeyer on the pop music map in German-speaking Europe. To this day, that album’s title song is Grönemeyer’s anthem at any live concert.
While he was recording his first several albums and having trouble achieving his musical breakthrough, he was also acting in films and TV series. In the English-speaking world, Grönemeyer is probably best known as the naive reporter Leutnant Werner aboard the submarine in the classic German anti-war movie 'Das Boot' (The Boat, 1981), directed by Wolfgang Petersen, who later went to Hollywood.
By 1992, Grönemeyer had reached a level of success and popularity that earned him Germany’s top entertainment honour, the Echo Award for Best National Artist. Two years later, in 1994, he received the same award again. That same year he became the first non-English-speaking artist to be invited by MTV to perform an unplugged concert.
Herbert Grönemeyer's album 'Mensch' (2002) remains the best-selling album of all time in Germany. Although he recorded his first English-language album in 1991 ('Luxus') and has produced several since then, Grönemeyer is virtually unknown outside of the German-speaking market. Despite his MTV appearance, the bulk of Grönemeyer’s work has been in German. His attempts to break into the English-language music market have never been very successful. A tour of Canada following the release of his album 'What’s All This?'(1988) failed to ignite any sparks in the US. A planned 2007 concert in New York City was cancelled, but he did give a concert in London’s Royal Albert Hall in September 2007, as part of the success of the album '12' His 2002 album 'Mensch' considered by most fans and critics to be his musical masterpiece, arose out of tragedy. During the four years prior to 'Mensch', Grönemeyer was also pretty much forgotten, even in Germany. The explanation for this is simple: 1998, by any definition was an annus horribilis for Grönemeyer. He lost both his brother Wilhelm and his wife Anna to cancer within three days of each other. The tragic double loss made Grönemeyer withdraw almost entirely from public life and recording. He took a timeout and moved to London with his son Felix and daughter Marie.
London has proved to be a creative reservoir for Grönemeyer. In the British capital he has been working with British producer Alex Silva. The result has been three of Grönemeyer’s best albums: 'Bleibt alles anders', '12' and, most notably, 'Mensch'.
For the Football World Cup games in Germany in 2006, Grönemeyer composed and recorded the official anthem 'Zeit, dass sich was dreht'.
Grönemeyer, a longtime social activist, is a board member of Deine Stimme gegen Armut (Your Voice Against Poverty).

Herbert Grönemeyer - Männer (1984)
DE#7, CH#27



Lyrics:

Männer nehmen in den Arm
Männer geben Geborgenheit,
Männer weinen heimlich,
Männer brauchen viel Zärtlichkeit und
Männer sind so verletzlich,
Männer sind auf dieser Welt einfach unersetzlich.

Männer kaufen Frauen,
Männer stehen ständig unter Strom,
Männer baggern wie blöde,
Männer lügen am Telefon,
Männer sind allzeit bereit,
Männer bestechen durch ihr Geld und ihre Lässigkeit.

Männer haben's schwer, nehmen's leicht,
außen hart und innen ganz weich,
werden als Kind schon auf Mann geeicht.
Wann ist ein Mann ein Mann?

Wann ist ein Mann ein Mann?

Männer haben Muskeln,
Männer sind furchtbar stark,
Männer können alles,
Männer kriegen 'nen Herzinfarkt und
Männer sind einsame Streiter,
müssen durch jede Wand, müssen immer weiter.

Männer haben's schwer, nehmen's leicht.
außen hart und innen ganz weich,
werden als Kind schon auf Mann geeicht.
Wann ist ein Mann ein Mann?

Männer führen Kriege,
Männer sind schon als Baby blau,
Männer rauchen Pfeife,
Männer sind furchtbar schlau,
Männer bauen Raketen,
Männer machen alles, ja ganz genau.

Wann ist ein Mann ein Mann? (2x)

Männer kriegen keine Kinder,
Männer kriegen dünnes Haar,
Männer sind auch Menschen,
Männer sind etwas sonderbar und
Männer sind so verletzlich,
Männer sind auf dieser Welt einfach unersetzlich.

Männer haben's schwer, nehmen's leicht.
außen hart und innen ganz weich,
werden als Kind schon auf Mann geeicht.
Wann ist ein Mann ein Mann?

English translation:

Men take you in their arms
Men give comfort
Men cry secretly
Men need a lot of tenderness and
Men are so vulnerable
Men are just irreplacable in this world

Men buy women
Men are always on the run
Men flirt like crazy
Men lie on the telephone
Men are ready all the time
Men captivate with their money and nonchalance

Men have a hard life, but take it easy
Hard on the outside, soft at the inside
When being a child they already are turned into men
When is a man a man?

When is a man a man?

Men have muscles
Men are so strong
Men can do everything
Men get a heart attack and
Men are lonely fighters
Have to get through every wall, always have to go on

Men have a hard life, but take it easy
Hard on the outside, soft at the inside
When being a child they already are turned into men
When is a man a man?

Men lead wars
Men are already drunk when they are yet babies
Men smoke pipe
Men are extremly clever
Men build rockets
Men do everything, yes exactly

When is a man a man?

Men get no children
Men get thin hair
Men are human beings too
Men are a bit strange and
Man are so vulnerable
Men are just irreplacable in this world

Die Prinzen - Deutschland (2001)


Die Prinzen - Deutschland (2001)
AT#10, DE#15



Lyrics:

Deutsch, deutsch, deutsch...

Natürlich hat ein Deutscher 'Wetten, dass..? erfunden
Vielen Dank für die schönen Stunden
Wir sind die freundlichsten Kunden auf dieser Welt
Wir sind bescheiden - wir haben Geld
Die Allerbesten in jedem Sport
Die Steuern hier sind Weltrekord
Bereisen Sie Deutschland und bleiben Sie hier
Auf diese Art von Besuchern warten wir
Es kann jeder hier wohnen, dem es gefällt
Wir sind das freundlichste Volk auf dieser Welt

Deutsch, deutsch...

Nur eine Kleinigkeit ist hier verkehrt
Und zwar, dass Schumacher keinen Mercedes fährt

Das alles ist Deutschland - das alles sind wir
Das gibt es nirgendwo anders - nur hier, nur hier
Das alles ist Deutschland - das sind alles wir
Wir leben und wir sterben hier

Deutsch, deutsch...

Es bilden sich viele was auf Deutschland ein
Und mancher findet es geil, ein Arschloch zu sein
Es gibt manchen, der sich gern über Kanaken beschwert
Und zum Ficken jedes Jahr nach Thailand fährt
Wir lieben unsere Autos mehr als unsere Frau'n
Denn deutschen Autos können wir vertrau'n
Gott hat die Erde nur einmal geküsst
Genau an dieser Stelle, wo jetzt Deutschland ist
Wir sind überall die besten - natürlich auch im Bett
Und zu Hunden und Katzen besonders nett

Das alles ist Deutschland...

Wir sind besonders gut im Auf-die-Fresse-hau'n
auch im Feuerlegen kann man uns vertrau'n
Wir steh'n auf Ordnung und Sauberkeit
Wir sind jederzeit für 'nen Krieg bereit
Schönen Gruß an die Welt, seht es endlich ein
Wir können stolz auf Deutschland... Schwein!

Schwein, Schwein...

Das alles ist Deutschland...

English translation:

German, German, German...

Of course a German invented 'Wetten, dass...?' (a very popular German TV show - 'You bet...')
Many thanks for the enjoyable hours
We're the friendliest customers in this world
We're modest - we have money
The very best in any sport
The taxes here set a world record
Visit Germany and stay here
It's this kind of visitor we wait for
Anyone who likes it can live here
We're the friendliest people in this world

German, German...

Just one little thing is out of whack
And that is, Schumacher doesn't drive a Mercedes

All that is Germany - all that is us
You won't find that anywhere else - only here only here
All that is Germany - all that is us
We live and die here

German, German...

Many people are arrogant about Germany
And some think it's cool to be an a**hole
There are some who like to complain about Kanaken [foreigners]
And travel to Thailand every year to f***
We love our cars more than our women
Because we can trust German cars
God kissed the earth just once
Right on the spot where Germany is now
We're the best everywhere - naturally also in bed
And we're especially nice to dogs and cats

All that is Germany...

We're really good at busting someone in the chops
We can also be relied on for starting fires
We like order and cleanliness
We're always ready for a war
Friendly greetings to the world, understand
We can be proud of Germany... Swine!

Swine, swine...

All that is Germany...

Number 1 on the day I was born



In Germany: Bata Illic - Michaela



In the United Kingdom: Donny Osmond - Puppy Love



In the United States: Bill Withers - Lean on Me

Adele - Set Fire To The Rain (2011)


Adele - Set Fire To The Rain - Moto Blanco Remix (2011)

NL#1, BE#1, POL#1, IT#3, FIN#3, CH#4, DK#5, NOR#5, AT#5, DE#6, UK#11, IRL#11, HUN#11, NZ#21, FR#29, SVK#33, AUS#45, CAN#57, ROM#74, US#84

Adele - Set Fire To The Rain [Moto Blanco Live Remix] from VJ FlightPhonic on Vimeo.


Lyrics:

I let it fall, my heart
And as it fell, you rose to claim it
It was dark and I was over
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me

My hands, they're strong
But my knees were far too weak
To stand in your arms
Without falling to your feet

But there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew
All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true
And the games you play, you would always win, always win

But I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Let it burn while I cry
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name

When laying with you
I could stay there, close my eyes
Feel you here, forever
You and me together, nothing is better

'Cause there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew
All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true
And the games you'd play, you would always win, always win

But I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Let it burn while I cried
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name

I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
Where I felt somethin' die, 'cause I knew that
That was the last time, the last time

Sometimes I wake up by the door
Now that you've gone, must be waiting for you
Even now when it's already over
I can't help myself from looking for you

I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Let it burn while I cried
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name

I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
Where I felt somethin' die
'Cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time, oh

Oh, no
Let it burn, oh
Let it burn
Let it burn

Mylène Farmer - California (1996)


Mylène Farmer - California (1996)
FR#7, BE#22



Lyrics:

Aéroport, aérogare
Mais pour tout l'or m'en aller
C'est le blues, l' coup d' cafard
Le check out assuré
Vienne la nuit et sonne l'heure
Et moi je meurs
Entre apathie et pesanteur
Où je demeure
Changer d'optique, prendre l'exit
Et m'envoyer en Amérique
Sex appeal, c'est Sunset
C'est Marlboro qui me sourit
Mon amour, mon moi, je
Sais qu'il existe
La chaleur de l'abandon
C'est comme une symphonie

C'est sexy le ciel de Californie
Sous ma peau j'ai L.A. en overdose
So sexy le spleen d'un road movie
Dans l'rétro ma vie qui s'anamorphose
J'ai plus d'I.D., mais bien l'idée
De me payer le freeway
C'est l'osmose, on the road
De l'asphalte sous les pieds
Vienne la nuit, c'est le jet lag
Qui me décale
L.A.P.D. me donne un blâme
C'est pas le drame
Se faire un trip, s'offrir un streap
Sous le soleil en plein midi
Six a.m., j'suis offset
J'suis l'ice dans l'eau, j'suis mélo, dis
Mon amour, mon Wesson
Mon artifice
La chaleur du canon
C'est comme une symphonie

C'est sexy le ciel de Californie
Sous ma peau j'ai L.A. en overdose
So sexy le spleen d'un road movie
Dans l'rétro ma vie qui s'anamorphose

attempt of an English translation: - Thanks Laurent!!!

Airport terminal
But for all the money go away
This is the blues, the coup d 'blues
Check out provided
Comes the night and strikes the hour
And I'm dying
Between apathy and gravity
Where I live
Change of mind, take the exit
And send me to America
Sex appeal is Sunset
Marlboro is smiling at me
My love, my me, I Know that it exists
The heat of abandonment
It's like a symphony

It's sexy the sky of California
Under my skin I have L.A. in overdose
So sexy the spleen of a road movie
In the mirror my life which is "anamorphosis"
I have no more I.D., but the idea
To pay me the freeway
It osmosis, on the road
Asphalt under the feet
Hurry Sundown is the jet lag
Me shift
L.A.P.D. give me a reprimand
This is not the drama
Make a trip, afford a streap
Under the sun at high noon
Six a.m., I'm offset
I'm the ice in the water, I'm melodramatic, say
My love, my Wesson
My trick
The heat of the barrel
It's like a symphony

It's sexy sky of California
Under my skin in L.A. I overdose
So sexy the spleen of a road movie
In the mirror my life which is "anamorphosis"

Curiosity Killed the Cat - Misfit (1986)


Curiosity Killed The Cat - Misfit (1986)
UK#7, US#42


Curiosity Killed The Cat - Misfit by jpdc11

Lyrics:

Sensitive child
Keep running wild
In a confined space
But you're not to blame
'Cause you're not the same
Get on the case

Crazy sheep, you are the odd one out
Crazy sheep, let them know what you're all about

Misfit
Freak that's on the street
Well I can see the sorrow in your eyes
How long? How low? How high can you go?
There'll be a bind for every kind
You'll see

Sensitive child
Your threat is so mild
It worries me
Build yourself some protection
To avoid the injection
Then you can be happy

Crazy sheep you are the odd on out
Crazy sheep let them know what you're all about

Misfit
Freak that's on the street
Now I can see the sorrow in your eyes
How long? How low? How high can you go?
There'll be a bind for every kind
You'll see

Set your mode to emotion
Your secret potion
Designed to satisfy your soul
And underneath
Your broken dreams
You need to satisfy your soul

Misfit
Freak that's on the street
Now I can see the sorrow in your eyes
How long? How low? How high can you go?
There'll be a bind for every kind
You'll see

Too fat, too thin, you lose or you win
This may come as some surprise
Too tall, too short, too loose or too taut
There'll be a bind for every kind

Misfit
Freak that's on the street
Now I can see the sorrow in your eyes
How long? How low? How high can you go?

Too fat, too thin, you lose or you win
This may come as some surprise
Too tall, too short, too loose or too taut
There'll be a bind for every kind...

Nino de Angelo - Jenseits von Eden/Guardian Angel/La Vallé Del Eden

Domenico Gerhard Gorgoglione, a.k.a. Nino de Angelo, was born 1963 to Italian parents in Karlsruhe, Germany. Very popular in Germany in the 1980s, he is one of the representats of the parculiar musical genre called Schlager. Having released several songs beforehand, his breakthrough came with a track written by Drafi Deutscher: Jenseits von Eden.
Following the runaway success in the German-speaking world, it was first translated into Italian for a release in France, and then into English. While the track occupied the #1 slot in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; it also reached the top in France and achieved a noteworthy #57 in the UK.
Nino has represented Germany in the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest with 'Flieger' and continues to be very popular in his home country.

Nino de Angelo - Jenseits Von Eden (1983)
DE#1 , AT#1, CH#1, NL#13



Nino de Angelo - Guardian Angel (1984)
UK#57


Nino De Angelo - Guardian angel
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Nino de Angelo - La Valee del Eden (1983)
FR#1



Lyrics:

German:

Wenn selbst ein Kind nicht mehr lacht wie ein Kind
Dann sind wir Jenseits von Eden
Wenn wir nicht fühlen, die Erde, sie weint
Wie kein and'rer Planet
Dann haben wir umsonst gelebt

Wenn eine Träne nur Wasser noch ist
Dann sind wir Jenseits von Eden
Wenn man für Liebe bezahlen muß, nur
Um einmal zärtlich zu sein
Dann haben wir umsonst gelebt

Laß uns jeden Tag das Leben endlos spür'n
Und uns niemals uns're Ehrlichkeit verlier'n
Wenn uns gar nichts mehr zusammenhält
Verlöscht vielleicht das letzte Licht der Welt

Wenn unser Glaube nicht mehr siegen kann
Dann sind wir Jenseits von Eden
Wenn jede Hoffnung nur ein Horizont ist
Den man niemals erreicht
Dann haben wir umsonst gelebt

Ich will mit dir eine neue Liebe spür'n
Wenn wir uns auch in Gedanken nur berühr'n
Irgendwann muß ich für immer geh'n
Dann will ich sagen, diese Welt war schön

Wenn selbst ein Kind nicht mehr lacht wie ein Kind
Dann sind wir Jenseits von Eden
Wenn wir nicht fühlen, die Erde, sie weint
Wie kein and'rer Planet
Dann haben wir umsonst gelebt

English:

I feel I'm fallin' apart 'cos I know
I've lost my guardian angel.
A fleetin' glimpse of your heart
losin' right from the start - no return
An' things will never be the same.
I feel I'm fallin' apart 'cos I know
I've lost my guardian angel.
A fleetin' glimpse of your heart
losin' right from the start - no return
An' things will never be the same.

Try to find the words that show I sympathise
words of comfort Words that never criticise
though I know you simply laughin' at me
I just can't stop an' simply let it be.

Where are all those feelin's of my yesterdays
Feelin's now I have bring back those bad ole ways.
Though I know you wanna turn an' blow
I just can't stop an' simply let you go.

I feel I'm fallin' apart 'cos I know
I've lost my guardian angel.
A fleetin' glimpse of your heart
losin' right from the start - no return
An' things will never be the same.
I feel I'm fallin' apart 'cos I know
I've lost my guardian angel.
A fleetin' glimpse of your heart losin'
right from the start - no return
An' things will never be the same.

Let me see you smile once more that special way
warm as summer On a chilly winter's day
though I know you're simply laughin' at me
I just can't stop an' simply let it be.

I feel I'm fallin' apart 'cos I know
I've lost my guardian angel.
A fleetin' glimpse of your heart
losin' right from the start - no return
An' things will never be the same.
I feel I'm fallin' apart 'cos I know
I've lost my guardian angel.
A fleetin' glimpse of your heart
losin' right from the start - no return
An' things will never be the same.

An' things will never be the same.

Italian:

Se ritroviamo la felicità
Sarà la valle dell' Eden
In ogni strada, in ogni città
Un bel raggio vedrai
E nella valle dell' Eden sarai
Se hai l'amore la dentro di te
Trovi la valle dell' Eden
È un paese dove notte non c'è
Troppo lontano non è
Cerchi la valle dell' Eden in te

In un mondo dove niente vale più
Anche ridere ti può buttare giù
Ma se ti volgi intorno a te
Ritroverai la pace dentro di te

Se ritroviamo la felicità
Sarà la valle dell' Eden
In ogni strada, in ogni città
Un bel raggio vedrai
E nella valle dell' Eden sarai
sì, nella valle dell'eden sarai

Certamento lo splendore lo vedrai
E l'amore nel tuo cuore sentirai
Quando cerchi la semplicità
Arriverai e troverai il tuo Eden

Se hai l'amore la dentro di te
Trovi la valle dell' Eden
In ogni strada, in ogni città
Un bel raggio vedrai
E nella valle dell' Eden sarai

Se ritroviamo la felicità
Sarà la valle dell' Eden
In ogni strada, in ogni città
Un bel raggio vedrai
E nella valle dell' Eden sarai
sì, nella valle dell'eden sarai
sì, nella valle dell'eden sarai

Say Say Say - P. McCartney & M. Jackson and Hi Tack


Hi Tack - Say Say Say (2005)
FIN#3, UK#4, IRL#8, EuroHot100#9, NL#15, DK#18, BE#21, FR#35, DE#39, SWE#42, AUS#50, CH#59, AT#65



Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson - Say Say Say (1983)
US#1, CAN#1, ES#1, IT#1, NOR#1, SWE#1, UK#2, CH#2, FR#2, AUS#4, NL#4, AT#10, NZ#10, DE#12



Lyrics:

(Paul)
Say Say Say
What you want
But don't play games
With my affection
Take take take
What you need
But don't leave me
With no direction

(Michael)
All alone
I sit home by the phone
Waiting for you, baby
Through the years
How can you stand to hear
My pleading for you
You know I'm cryin
Oo oo oo oo oo

(Paul)
Now Go go go
Where you want
But don't leave me
Here forever
You you you stay away
So long girl, I see you never

(Michael)
What can I do, girl
To get through to you
Cause I love you baby
Standing here
Baptized in all my tears
Baby through the years
You know I'm cryin
Oo oo oo oo oo

(Paul)
You never ever worry
And you never shed a tear
You're sayin that my love aint real

(Paul and Michael)
Just look at my face these tears aint dryin'

(Paul)
You you you
Can never say
That Im not the one
Who really loves you
I pray pray pray, everyday
That you'll see things
Girl like I do

(Micheal)
What can I do, girl
To get through to you
Cause I love you baby
Standing here
Baptized in all my tears
Baby through the years
You know Im crying
Oo oo oo oo oo

Say say say...

(Repeat)

(Paul)
You never ever worry
And you never ever shed a tear

(Michael)
You're sayin' that my love ain't real

(Paul and Michael)
Just look at my face these tears ain't dryin'

(Paul)
You you you
Can never say
That I'm not the one
Who really loves you
I pray pray pray, everyday
That you'll see things
Girl like I do

Erin McKeown - Cosmopolitans (Tri-Factor Remix)


Erin's usual forte lies in folk-rock, but she has also explored the pop, indie, jazz and swing avenues. Her track 'Cosmopolitans' lies within those bands. Her record company Righteous Babe/Nettwerk Records has tried something new with it I learned to love: handing it to remixers on the electronic dance side. The result: the Tri-Factor Mix. Mark recommends!

Erin McKeown - Cosmopolitans (Tri-Factor Remix)



Lyrics:

Cosmopolitans and ladies
Looking for pills in draperies
Separate bedrooms and attached baths
While the precious don't quite understand and
Quietly slip off to beauty

Painless! don't you wish you were weightless!
Famous! from this moment you're fated!

Panic! makes quite a morning cocktail of insecurity
A fallen pancake breakfast for two and
The ladies choice of partners varies
From evening to evening
The loneliness is expected if not predicted

Small time! and you're dreaming of the big lights!
Screen life! you went looking for a good time!
Painless! don't you wish you were weightless!
Famous! from this moment you're fated!

A life on the boards spilled over to the coast
And maybe down to the beach
It's a new medium pleasure to
Re-take and re-shoot only
To pull focus before distribution

Small time! and you're dreaming of the big lights!
Screen life! you went looking for a good time!
Painless! don't you wish you were weightless!
Famous! from this moment you're fated!

Advice, agents, and taped late night whiskey
Tiny cups for a tiny lady
Opera heels are swiftly growing indecent
And a lady in descent
Falling forward towards the
Cosmopolitans and ladies
Looking for pills in draperies

Small time! and you're dreaming of the big lights!
Screen life! you went looking for a good time!
Painless! don't you wish you were weightless!
Famous! from this moment you're fated!

Camouflage - Suspicious Love (1993)


Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn & Oliver Kreyssig, a.k.a. Camouflage, a German synth-pop trio recorded music from 1983. The Great Commandment, 4 years later bought their breakthrough. 'Love is a Shield' followed in 1989, and 1993 they released 'Suspicious Love', personally my favourite track by them. Their influence is blatant. Mark recommends :-)

Camouflage - Suspicious Love (1993)



Lyrics:

Try to tell me something,
try to tell me how it feels,
build it up to beat it down again,
all the things you're hiding,
all the games you play with me,
build it up to beat it down again.
Suspicious love,
froze my natural laugh,
and I need to change,
but something keeps me here.
I feel I know,
I won't let it grow,
and I need to change,
but something keeps me here,
I refuse to crawl.
Got to tell you something,
got to tell you how it feels,
once built up and beaten down again.
Promises once spoken,
all the warmth you gave to me
Leave me always somehow inbetween.
[...]
I'd like to see you crawling.

Leg Soup - Wonderland (2006)

Nothing preceeding and nothing succeeding (so far) can reach this one. Mehmet & I picked this as the walk-in to our Civil Partnership ceremony two years ago.
My absolute favourite track of all time. Ever.


Leg Soup - Wonderland (2006)

7" Version of the Soul Avengerz Mix


12" Version of the Soul Avengerz Mix



Lyrics:

So take me by the hand
Just take me way up high
To wonderland with you
'Cause I love the things you do

Biding my time
Letting it flow
Line up the line
Setting my goal
Heading for you
What I've been waiting this time for

Tease
Let them fall in
Just to feel love
Flowing again
Trust in the ride
Pushing me forward
What we were waiting this line for

And out of each way
Come bringing us change
Disco soul
I'm on my way
You'll come around
I waited so long
So we may walk in sunshine today

So take me by the hand
Just take me way up high
To wonderland with you
'Cause I love the things you do

You, heading this way
No time to lose
It better be fate
Face to the sun
It's time to go
And now my feet just keep on rolling

And out of each way
Come bringing us change
Disco soul
I'm on my way
You'll come around
I waited so long
So we may walk in sunshine today

So take me by the hand
Just take me way up high
To wonderland with you
'Cause I love the things you do

Well I do
When daylight comes in ___
I've been moving my spirit to find you
'Cause it's taken so long to ___
And it's all about the love we know

Biding my time
Letting it flow
Line up the line
Setting my goals
Heading for you
What I've been waiting this time for

Tease
Let them fall in
Just to feel love
Flowing again
Trust in the ride
Pushing me forward
What we were waiting this line for

And out of each way
Come bringing us change
Disco soul
I'm on my way
You'll come around
I waited so long
So we may walk in sunshine today

So take me by the hand
Just take me way up high
To wonderland with you
'Cause I love the things you do

(I feel your soul inside me)
(I feel your soul insïde me)

UK music sales decline for 7th successive year...

UK music sales decline for seventh successive year despite downloads

Combined digital and physical album sales fall by 5.6% but British acts account for half of 2011's top 10 selling records


guardian.co.uk, Monday 2 January 2012

UK music sales have fallen again despite the success of homegrown artists such as Adele.
Despite the best efforts of Adele and Coldplay, the increasing popularity of digital downloads and even a modest resurgence in vinyl, music sales in the UK declined for a seventh successive year in 2011.
According to the latest figures from the BPI, combined sales of digital and physical albums fell overall by 5.6% to 113.2m last year. At the industry peak in 2004, 163.4m albums were sold.
Although digital album sales rose 26.6% to 26.6m, the growth failed to offset the sharp drop in sales of albums on compact disc, which fell by 12.6% year on year to 86.2m. A further 389,000 albums were sold on vinyl and other formats.

The statistics cap yet another turbulent 12 months for the British music industry, which is struggling to cope with losing hundreds of millions of pounds each year to illegal downloads. In November, the debt-ridden record giant EMI – home to the Beatles, Coldplay and Tinie Tempah – was broken up and sold to two of its former rivals, Universal Music and Sony, for £2.5bn.
In the same month, the former Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey resigned as chief executive of the industry body UK Music, which has campaigned on copyright and piracy issues.

While sales may be on the wane – and illegal downloading on the rise – CDs remain the nation's favoured format, accounting for 76.1% of total sales last year, compared with a 23.5% market share for digital and 0.3% for vinyl.
Geoff Taylor, the chief executive of the BPI, said reports of the CD's demise had been greatly exaggerated. "British music fans understand that the album remains the richest way to connect with an artist's work," he said. "Digital developments grab the headlines, but the CD remains hugely popular with consumers, accounting for three-quarters of album sales.
"Physical ownership is important to many fans and the CD will be a key element of the market for years to come."

The figures show that digital album downloads have grown, with 15 albums selling more than 100,000 digital copies in 2011. Sales of vinyl LPs, meanwhile, rose by more than a third (43.7%) during 2011 to 337,000 – their highest showing since 2005.

In the UK singles market records were broken for the fourth year in a row with sales increasing by 10% to 177.9m in 2011. Adele proved to be the biggest commercial hit of 2011, with her album, 21, topping the charts after selling 3.8m copies — astonishingly more than double the 1.8m sales achieved by 2010's top album, Take That's Progress. Her debut album, 19, was the fourth bestselling record of the year.

The London-born singer/songwriter also claimed two places in the 2011 year-end singles chart. The recorded and live performance of Someone Like You – recorded at the 2011 Brit awards – together sold 1.2m copies to become the top-selling single of 2011 overall, with her other single, Rolling in the Deep, also ending the year at number nine.
Her success is all the more striking given that she is signed to the independent XL label.
Three other UK acts signed to major record labels – Coldplay, Jessie J and Ed Sheeran – helped ensure that half the top 10 selling artist albums in 2011 were British.
The BPI praised homegrown artists for producing "incredible music that resonates at home and around the world", but said they were not getting the legal support they needed from Westminster.
"While other countries take positive steps to protect their creative sector, our government is taking too long to act on piracy, while weakening copyright to the benefit of US tech giants," said Taylor.
"The UK has already fallen behind Germany as a music market."
He added: "Unless decisive action is taken in 2012, investment in music could fall again – a creative crunch that will destroy jobs and mean the next Adele may not get her chance to shine on the world stage."

Would Adele be as successful if signed to a major label?

Would Adele have been as successful if she was signed to a major label?
Adele is an exceptional artist, but she has also been nurtured by her indie label. It's doubtful a major would have done the same


guardian.co.uk, Wed 4 Jan 2012

Record label trade organisation BPI has published its end of year sales statistics and, unsurprisingly, Adele tops both the singles (Someone Like You) and album charts (21). But what the stats also reveal is some of the majors' ineptitude to develop proper album-artist careers. Sony Music doesn't have a single album in the top 10, despite the fact it usually accounts for more than 20% of record sales. And in the singles charts it only has one entry, at No 6: Give Me Everything by Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer.
EMI doesn't fare much better. None of its acts features in the singles chart and only Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto made the album top 10, in fifth place. Compare this to Adele's label, XL Recordings (part of independent label group Beggars), which has two records in each top 10 (they're all by Adele, but still). Meanwhile, Warner, whose market share is often less than half of Sony's has three albums in the top 10: Michael Bublé (2), Bruno Mars (3) and Ed Sheeran (9). Universal – the biggest company – has four albums in the chart: Rihanna (6 and 10), Lady Gaga (7) and Jessie J (8).
So what's gone wrong? In the UK it appears Sony has put all its eggs in The X Factor basket (Simon Cowell's Syco label is a Sony imprint and is partnered with the talent show), possibly arguing the number of votes an act gets is ample enough consumer research to make a signing a sure bet. It can also leave you stuck with a roster of old contestants no one is interested in. As Universal has partnered with new talent show The Voice it seems short-term thinking is alive and well, and it remains to be seen if that talent show is able to create artists with long-term careers. I have my doubts.
But the problem runs deeper. The BPI spins the chart results as a triumph for British artists, as they take up half of the top 10, but 40% of the Brits are Adele. As her albums are at No 1 and No 4, she's outsold the others by a mile with 21 selling 3.8m ahead of Bublé with 1.3m.
It's not just that Adele is an exceptional artist – she's been supported and developed by her label. Would she have been as successful if she'd been signed to a major? Would she have been asked to lose weight and get some media training to be more polished when dealing with journalists? Would she have been put together with younger and "hipper" songwriter/producers than the former lead singer of Semisonic and Rick Rubin to make sure she'd succeed? Probably.
Yet labels are now all looking to sign "the next Adele". Maybe they should instead heed the advice of Richard Russell, CEO of XL Recordings: "The problem in this business is that too many records are put out. There can only be one great artist in every scene. Scenes tend to create a lot of mediocrity."
Instead of signing loads of acts, hoping that one of them sticks, Russell keeps his roster small. The label usually doesn't release more than six albums a year. Like all indies, it can't give huge advances to artists, instead it attracts new artists owing to who is already signed. Its current roster includes the Horrors, Friendly Fires, Tyler the Creator, MIA, Beck, the White Stripes, the xx and Radiohead.
The more money spent on artists, the bigger the pressure to deliver as quickly as possible, as shareholders want to see a return on their investment. The knee-jerk reaction has been to focus on singles, catering to music fans who cherry-pick tracks on iTunes. But hit singles do not equal long-term careers and album sales – connection with the artist does. Black Eyed Peas, for example, have had some of the biggest singles in the last decade, but they're really only as popular as their latest, as they don't inspire anywhere near the devotion Adele does (her album 21 sold more than three times as many copies as the single Someone Like You).
Some believe Adele has been successful because her music is aimed at older people who still buy CDs, but I'd argue more young girls identify with her than with, for example, Pixie Lott or Leona Lewis. And in 10 years' time, more people will pay to see Adele live than either of those acts.
The good news to take from the BPI and Official Charts Company report is people have not completely stopped buying albums – the fact Adele broke the record for selling the most albums in a calendar year ever proves as much. There is no way of guaranteeing long-term success in the record industry, and that's what makes it such an exciting place. But one thing does seem predictable: the more you try to go for a perceived "sure bet", the more likely you are to lose in the long run.

The Boss - Diana Ross (1979) & Kristine W (2008)


Kristine W. - The Boss (2008)



Diana Ross - The Boss (1979)



Lyrics:

Fancy me
Thought I had my degree
In life and how love
Ought to be a run
I had a one step plan to prove it
Guide in my pocket for fools
Folly and fun
Love had to show me one thing

I was so right (so right)
So right
Thought I could turn emotion
On and off
I was so sure
So sure (I was so sure)
But love taught me
Who was, who was, who was the boss

I'd defy
Anyone who claimed that I
Didn't control
Whatever moved in my soul
I could tempt
Touch delight
Just because you fell for me
Why should I feel uptight
Love had to show me one thing

I was so right (so right)
So right
Thought I could turn emotion
On and off
I was so sure
So sure (I was so sure)
But love taught me
Who was, who was, who was the boss

Love taught me
Taught me
Taught me
Taught me

I was so right (so right)
So right
Thought I could turn emotion
On and off
I was so sure
So sure (I was so sure)
But love taught me
Who was, who was, who was the boss
(Taught me who was, who was the boss)

Dirty Old Ann - Turn Me On (2006)

Legendary James Wiltshire, one half of the Freemasons, musical technician Vincent Morrisey of the Outsiders and producer Ann Jones, whose cleanliness (of lack thereof ;-) inspired the name of this project, in 2006 took on Kathy Brown's original of 1994 and delivered a track that can already comfortably count itself as a classic on the dance floor. This has been a major tune at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern all those years ago.





Dirty Old Ann - Turn Me On (2006)



Lyrics:

you're on my mind all day
'till i go to bed
whoo baby you're always on my head
all i ask for is a love to ease my mind
you..you got to work your love
coz i don't have much time
move your body to me
give give me that..give me that special treat
when we're making love
i wanna... i wanna feel the heat

turn me on
turn me out
make me scream
make me shout
Turn the music up

you're on my mind all day
'till i go to bed
whoo baby you're always on my head
all i ask for is a love to ease my mind
you..you got to work your love
coz i don't have much time
move your body to me
give give me that..give me that special treat
when we're making love
i wanna... i wanna feel the heat

You release me baby
got to have you near
make me burn burn burn
gotta have you here
turn the music up
don't wanna waste no time

working week can take long
i wanna lose my mind
move your body to me
give give me that..give me that special treat
when we're making love
i wanna... i wanna feel the heat

Turn the music up

turn me on
turn me out
make me scream
make me shout

You release me baby
got to have you near
make me burn burn burn
gotta have you here
turn the music up
don't wanna waste no time

working week can take long
i wanna lose my mind
move your body to me
give give me that..give me that special treat
when we're making love
i wanna... i wanna feel the heat

turn me on
turn me out
make me scream
make me shout

make me scream
make me shout

turn me on
turn me out
make me scream
make me shout

scream scream
shout shout
scream scream
shout shout
scream scream
shout shout

Starship - We Built This City (1985)


Starship - We Built This City (1985)
US#1, CAN#1, AUS#1, CH#8, UK#12, DE#10, AT#21



Lyrics:

We built this city,
We built this city on rock an' roll

Say you don't know me, or recognize my face
Say you don't care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight
Too many runaways eating up the night

Marconi plays the mambo, Listen to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this city, We built this city on rock and roll!

We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock and roll

Someone always playing corporation games
Who cares they're always changing corporation names
We just want to dance here, someone stole the stage
They call us irresponsible, write us off the page

Marconi plays the mambo, Listen to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this city, We built this city on rock and roll!

We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock and roll

It's just another Sunday, in a tired old street
Police have got the choke hold, oh then we just lost the beat

Who counts the money ,underneath the bar
Who writes the wrecking ball in two wild guitars
Don't tell us you need us, 'cause we're just simple fools
Looking for America, coming through your schools

(I'm looking out over that Golden Gate Bridge
Out on another gorgeous Sunny Saturday,
noat seein' that bumper to bumper traffic,

Don't you remember (remember) ...

It's your favorite radio station, in your favorite radio city,
The City by the Bay, the city that rocks, the city that never sleeps

Marconi plays the mambo, Listen to the radio -
Don't you remember?

We built this city, We built this city on rock and roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock and roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock and roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock and roll

We built, we built this city yeah
We built this city
We built, we built this city

Cutting Crew - I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight (1985)


Cutting Crew - I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight (1985)

US#1, CAN#1, NOR#1, FIN#1, IRL#2, SWE#2, UK#4, DE#4, CH#4, RSA#4, AT#9, NL#16



Lyrics:

Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must have been something you said
I just died in your arms tonight

I keep looking for something I can't get
Broken hearts lie all around me
And I don't see an easy way to get out of this
Her diary it sits on the bedside table
The curtains are closed, the cats in the cradle
Who would've thought that a boy like me could come to this

Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been something you said
I just died in your arms tonight
Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been some kind of kiss
I should've walked away, I should've walked away

Is there any just cause for feeling like this?
On the surface I'm a name on a list
I try to be discreet, but then blow it again
I've lost and found, it's my final mistake
She's loving by proxy, no give and all take
'cos I've been thrilled to fantasy one too many times

Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been something you said
I just died in your arms tonight
Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been some kind of kiss
I should've walked away, I should've walked away

It was a long hot night
And she made it easy, she made it feel right
But now it's over, the moment has gone
I followed my hands not my head, I know I was wrong

Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight,
It must've been something you said,
I just died in your arms tonight
I, I just died in your arms tonight,
It must've been some kind of kiss
I should've walked away, I should've walked away

GusGus - Over (2011)


GusGus - Over (2011)



Lyrics:

We have made our mistakes over
We have gone up and down over and over

Once again I have crossed, double-crossed over
I betrayed our trust, knocked it all over

Over, over, over, over

And I wonder why, why we didn't try this time
Didn't even try, try to make things right over

(As we wonder why, why we didn't try, we didn't try this time) Over
(We didn't even try, try to make things right) Make me
(This time) Over

(As we wonder why, why we didn't try, didn't try this time) Make me over
(We didn't even try, try to make things right) Make me
(This time) Over

(As we wonder why, why we didn't try, we didn't try this time)
(We didn't even try, try to make things right) We didn't try
(This time) Over

We're the wind, this will blow, it will blow over
Is the time, the time to mend over?

Maybe we can dive deep into ourselves over
Find the smallest flame, restart the game over

Over, over, make me over, make me over, over

(As we wonder why, why we didn't try, we didn't try this time)
(We didn't even try, try to make things right this time)

(As we wonder why, why we didn't try, we didn't try this time) Over
(We didn't even try, try to make things right) Make me
(This time) Over

(As we wonder why, why we didn't try, didn't try this time) Make me over
(We didn't even try, try to make things right) Make me
(This time) Over

We didn't try over, over, over, over, over

(As we wonder why, why we didn't try, we didn't try this time)
(We didn't even try, try to make things right this time)