Ono - Walking On Thin Ice (2003)


Ono - Walking On Thin Ice (2003)

Insane! A track on constant loop on my iPod today: Ono - Walking On Thin Ice (2003). Ono, in reference to Yoko Ono who first released it in 1981, after John Lennon writing this as his last ever song before his assassination on 8 Dec 1980. A remix version was released in 2003, with many different artists and DJs taking a shot (pardon the pun), amongst them the Pet Shop Boys. But it is the Peter Rauhofer one that - for me - clearly takes top spot. Trying to find a version to embed on Mark's Tracks, but in the meantime, enjoy this, directly from Peter's My Space site.

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Texas - Summer Son (1999)


Texas - Summer Son (1999)
DE#3, CH#3, FR#4, UK#5, NOR#15, IRL#18, SWE#31, AUS#95



Lyrics:

I'm tired of telling the story
Tired of telling it your way
Yeh I know what I saw
I know that I found the floor

Before you take my heart, reconsider
Before you take my heart, reconsider
I've opened the door
I've opened the door

Here comes the summer's son
He burns my skin
I ache again
I'm over you

I thought I had a dream to hold
Maybe that has gone
Your hands reach out and touch me still
But this feels so wrong

Before you take my heart, reconsider
Before you take my heart, reconsider
I've opened the door
I've opened the door

Here comes the summer's son
He burns my skin
I ache again
I'm over you

Before you take my heart, reconsider
Before you take my heart, reconsider
I've opened the door
I've opened the door

Here comes the summer's son
He burns my skin
I ache again
I'm over you

Here comes the winter's rain
To cleanse my skin
I wake again
I'm over you

Here comes the summer's son
He burns my skin
I ache again
I'm over you

Here comes the winter's rain
To cleanse my skin
I wake again
I'm over you

I'm over you

Ajda Pekkan - Vitrin (2006)

Through a career spanning five decades thus far - move over Madonna! - Ajda Pekkan (born 1946 in Istanbul) has released more than 20 albums and, with Sezen Aksu, is the most commercially successful female Turkish music artist with the sales of over 30 million copies worldwide. Although famed for her music, Ajda started her career as an actress with appearances in almost 50 films. During her music career she has recorded songs in no less than nine languages. Apart from Turkish, she is also fluent in English and French.


Ajda Pekkan - Vitrin (2006)



Lyrics:

İçime attım ne varsa
Anlamaya çalıştım herkesi
Aşkı da sevdim kavgayı da
Anlatamadım ki

Hiç korkmadım çelişkiden
Onaylanmadan ilişkiden
Ne çoğaldım övgüden
Ne azaldım yergiden

Hiç korkmadım yasaklardan
Korunmadım tuzaklardan
Kalktım güvenli kucaklardan
Hep denedim bilerek göstermedim

Kendimi sakladım görmeyi bilenlere
Vitrinime değil iklimime gelenlere
Deliyim aslında Allah'ına kadar deliyim
Kalbimi vereceğim aslımı görenlere

English translation:

Shop Window

(i have bottled up whatever is there)
(i have tried to understand everybody)
(i have loved both love and fight)
(i couldnt tell)

(i have never fear from contradiction)
(from the relationship which isnt approved)
(neither i have been bigger becos of praise)
(nor i have been smaller becos of satire)

(i have never feared from prohibition)
(i havent been saved from traps)
(i have got up from safe embrance)
(i have always tried,i have not showed them deliberately)

(i have made myself hide for knowing to see)
(for not coming becos of my shopwindow,for my climate)
(i am crazy actually,i really am big crazy)
(i will give my heart to seeing my reality)

Shapeshifters - Back To Basics (2005)


Shapeshifters - Back To Basics (2005)
NL#7, UK#10



Lyrics:

Oh, so long together,
forgot how you made me feel,
tired of each other,
we drifted further afield,
but there was nothing out there for me,
I realised you're all i needed

now that i got you caught
i don't know what i did before,
you've made my life so special,
everything that I had before you,
give it to me with much more,
that's why I can never let you go,
no.....

Bring it back, to basics,
You and I..i..i will make it right,
Take it back, erase it,
You and I will make it right,
Bring it back, to basics,
You and I..i..i will make it right,
Let's get back, to basics,
back to basics,

Couldn't remember,
just what made me fall for you,
searching for others,
they make me feel all blue,
but everytime i felt that feeling,
I knew it wasn't what i needed,

First i nearly got you caught,
I felt better than i felt before,
you've made my life so special,
everything that i could want you,
give it to me every part,
that's why I'd never let you go,
no....

Bring it back, to basics,
You and I..i..i will make it right,
Take it back, erase it,
You and I will make it right,
Bring it back, to basics,
You and I..i..i will make it right,
Let's get back, to basics,
back to basics,

Morel's Grooves Pt8 (Officer where's your brother?) 1995


Morel's Groove Part 8 (Officer where's your Brother - 1995)

Shaft - Mucho Mambo (1999)

It's funny how music is recycled to adapt it to new times and trends (Simon Cowell would probably say '...making it current and relevant...'. 'Sway' is the English version of '¿Quién será?', a 1953 mambo song by Mexican composer Pablo Beltrán Ruiz. The most famous version is that of Dean Martin recorded in 1954. Since then the song has been recorded and remixed by many artists - amongst them Shaft, who released it to huge success in 1999.


Shaft - Mucho Mambo (1999)
ES#1, POR#1, NZ#1, UK#4, SWE#6, NOR#7, NL#13, FIN#15, BRZ#22, AUS#28, DE#45, CH#71, FR#79



Lyrics:

When the Rumba rhythm starts to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like the lazy ocean laps the shore, hold me close
Sway me more

cha cha cha cha cha!
cha cha cha cha cha cha cha
cha cha cha cha cha
cha cha cha cha cha cha cha

When the Rumba rhythm
When the Rumba rhythm starts
When the Rumba rhythm starts to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like the lazy ocean laps the shore, hold me close
Sway me more

Other versions:

Originals:

1953 – Pablo Beltrán Y Su Orchestra (in Spanish)
1954 – Dean Martin, on Capitol Records

Pablo Beltrán Ruiz - ¿Quién será? (1953)



Dean Martin - Sway (1954)
UK#6, US#15



English versions

1954 – Eileen Barton, backed with 'When Mama Calls'
1959 – Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado
1960 – Bobby Rydell
1961 – Ben E. King, from Spanish Harlem
1963 – Cliff Richard, from When In Spain
1963 – Julie London, from Latin in a Satin Mood
1997 – Brent Spiner, from the soundtrack of the movie Out to Sea
1998 – Anita Kelsey, from the movie Dark City
1999 – Shaft 'Mucho Mambo'
2003 – Michael Bublé, from his self-titled album Michael Bublé
2003 – Peter Cincotti, from his self-titled album Peter Cincotti
2004 – Arielle Dombasle, from her 2004 album Amor Amor
2007 – Puppini Sisters, Betcha Bottom Dollar
2009 – Haifa Wehbe, a Lebanese pop star
2010 – Paul Byrom of Celtic Thunder, Irish folk gan roup
2011 – Hooshmand Aghili, Iranian Singer
2011 – Donald Braswell II, on his 2011 album, Unchained.
2011 - 1950 & The Chu Chi Girls ft Hayley Jo, The Chu Chi sway

Language versions

1954 – Pedro Infante, ¿Quien será? in the movie "Escuela de vagabundos" – Original Version (in Spanish)
1954 – Olavi Virta 'Keinu kanssani' (in Finnish)
1959 – The Peanuts 'Quién Será' (キエンセラ? in Japanese)
1968 – Teresa Teng, titled '盼望' (in Mandarin)
1973 – Sten & Stanley 'Äntligen' (in Swedish)
1976 – Ajda Pekkan 'Kim Ne Derse Desin' (in Turkish)
1990 – Bjork 'Í dansi með þér' (in Icelandic)
1999 – Götz Alsmann 'Zuckersüß' (in German)
1999 – Komár László 'Mexikói Karnevál' (in Hungarian)
2000 – Athena – Macera, ('Tam Zamanı Şimdi' in Turkish)
2002 – Pedro Fernandez, ¿Quien será? (in Spanish)
2004 – Arielle Dombasle, titled "Quién Será (Sway)" (in Spanish)
2005 – Aaron Kwok, titled "飛" ("Sway") (in Cantonese)
2005 – Nguyễn Hưng 'Ai Sẽ Là Em' (in Vietnamese)
2005 – Walid Soroor, titled 'Yar Nazanin' (in Persian)
2006 – Anjelika Varum, titled 'Румба' ('Rumba' in Russian)
2007 – Koor in album Wust El Balaad, as بحبك ('Bahebak' in Arabic)
2007 – Rula Zaki (in Egypt), titled "قلبي دق" ('Qalbi Daq' in Arabic)
2010 – Rula Zaki (in Arabic)
2010 – Mohsen Namjoo, in the song دور ایرانو خط بکش ('Dowr-e Iran-o Khat Bekesh' in Persian)
2010 – Shahkar Binesh Pazhooh, in the song وسط قلبم ('Vasat-e Ghalbam' in Persian)

Mithoon Sharma - Ke Bin Tere (2007)


Mithoon Sharma - Ke Bin Tere (2007)



Lyrics:

Bheed Mein Bhi Hum Tanha Rahein
Tere Gham Ne Yeh Haalat Kar Di
Kabhi Khud Ke Liye Kuchh Soch Sakein
Itni Bhi Nahin Fursat Di

I remain lonely even in the crowd
Such is my condition in your grief
I don't even have the time
To think about myself

Aankhon Ki Talash Jo Hai
Woh Hai Tera Chehra
Dhadkan Dil Ke Paas Toh Hai
Lekin Hai Bewajah

The one that my eyes are searching,
Is your face
Though the heartbeats are close to my heart
But they are without any reason

Main Hoon Shaakh Se Ab
Koi Patta Tuta Huva
Mujhko Yeh Hawaayein Udaati
Phirein Har Jagah

I am a broken leaf from a branch
The blowing wind makes
Me fly here and there

Ke Bin Tere Jeena Nahin
Haan Bin Tere Jeena Nahin
Na Bin Tere Jeena Nahin
Jaa Bin Tere Jeena Nahin

I do not wish to live without you

Aankhon Ki Talash Jo Hai
Woh Hai Tera Chehra
Dhadkan Dil Ke Paas Toh Hai
Lekin Hai Bewajah

Main Hoon Shaakh Se Ab
Koi Patta Tuta Huva
Mujhko Yeh Hawaayein Udaati
Phirein Har Jagah

Ke Bin Tere Jeena Nahin
Haan Bin Tere Jeena Nahin
Na Bin Tere Jeena Nahin
Jaa Bin Tere Jeena Nahin

Chaahe Jitne Bhi Aansu Bahein
Saansein Seene Mein Chubhati Rahein
Muskura Kar Har Gham Sahein

No matter how many tears flow from my eyes
Or the breath keeps pricking in my chest
I bear all the grief with a smile

Dil Se Ho Kam Kabhi
Na Yeh Dard Tera
Phool Jaisa Lage
Har Zakhm Tera
Inko Mujhko Toh Seena Nahin

The pain from my heart
Does not lessen
Each wound given by you feels
Like a flower
I do not want to cure these wounds

Ke Bin Tere Jeena Nahin

Aankhon Ki Talash Jo Hai
Woh Hai Tera Chehra
Dhadkan Dil Ke Paas Toh Hai
Lekin Hai Bewajah

Main Hoon Shaakh Se Ab
Koi Patta Tuta Huva
Mujhko Yeh Hawaayein Udaati
Phirein Har Jagah

Ke Bin Tere Jeena Nahin
Haan Bin Tere Jeena Nahin
Na Bin Tere Jeena Nahin
Jaa Bin Tere Jeena Nahin

Bheed Mein Bhi Hum Tanha Rahein
Tere Gham Ne Yeh Haalat Kar Di
Kabhi Khud Ke Liye Kuchh Soch Sakein
Itni Bhi Nahin Fursat Di

Teri Yaadon Mein Har Pal Kate
Khud Se Teri Hi Baatein Karein
Dil Khizaaon Sa Banjar Rahe

My each moment passes remembering you
I talk about just you to myself
My heart remains barren as if it's autumn

Humko Manzoor Hai Har Sitam Tera
Berukhi Bhi Teri
Bewafaapan Tera
Jaam Kushiyon Ka Peena Nahin

I accept your every injustice,
Your anger
As well as your unfaithfulness
I do not wish to drink from the glass of happiness

Ke Bin Tere Jeena Nahin.

Massive Attack & Shara Nelson - Unfinished Sympathy (1991)


Massive Attack feat. Shara Nelson - Unfinished Sympathy (1991)
NL#2, CH#9, UK#13, DE#17, SWE#40, NZ#48



Lyrics:

I know that I've been mad in love before
And how it could be with you
Really hurt me baby, really cut me baby
How can you have a day without a night
You're the book that I have opened
And now I've got to know much more

The curiousness of your potential kiss
Has got my mind and body aching
Really hurt me baby, really cut me baby
How can you have a day without a night
You're the book that I have opened
And now I've got to know much more

Like a soul without a mind
In a body without a heart
I'm missing every part

Blondie - Atomic (1980)


Blondie - Atomic (1980)
UK#1, IRL#3, AT#5, NOR#5, NZ#7, AUS#12, NL#17, DE#20, US#39


Blondie-Atomic by adiis

Lyrics:

Uh huh make me tonight
Tonight, make it right
Uh huh make me tonight
Tonight
Tonight

Oh uh huh make it magnificent
Tonight
Right
Oh your hair is beautiful
Oh tonight
Atomic

Tonight make it magnificent
Tonight
Make me tonight
Your hair is beautiful
Oh tonight
Atomic

Atomic
Oh

Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (2002)


Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (2002)
UK#1, AUS#1, CAN#1, IRL#1, NZ#1, US#2, NL#2, SWE#3, DE#4, BE#5, AT#5, NOR#5, HUN#6, CH#7, IT#8, DK#9, FR#27



Lyrics:

Every day is so wonderful
Then suddenly, it's hard to breathe
Now and then, I get insecure
From all the pain, I'm so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring me down
So don't you bring me down today

To all your friends you're delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The pieces gone, left the puzzle undone
That's the way it is

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring you down
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring you down, oh, no
So don't you bring me down today...

No matter what we do
(no matter what we do)
No matter what we say
(no matter what we say)
We're the song inside the tune
Full of beautiful mistakes

And everywhere we go
(and everywhere we go)
The sun will always shine
(sun will always shine)
And tomorrow we might wake on the other side
All the other times

We are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won't bring us down
We are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring us down, oh, no
So don't you bring me down today

Don't you bring me down today
Don't you bring me down today

Depeche Mode - World In My Eyes (1990)


Depeche Mode - World In My Eyes (1990)
CH#5, DE#7, IRL#7, UK#17, FR#30, NL#49, US#52



Lyrics:

Let me take you on a trip
Around the world and back
And you won't have to move
You just sit still

Now let your mind do the walking
And let my body do the talking
Let me show you the world in my eyes

I'll take you to the highest mountain
To the depths of the deepest sea
We won't need a map, believe me

Now let my body do the moving
And let my hands do the soothing
Let me show you the world in my eyes

That's all there is
Nothing more than you can feel now
That's all there is

Let me put you on a ship
On a long, long trip
Your lips close to my lips

All the islands in the ocean
All the heaven's in the motion
Let me show you the world in my eyes

That's all there is
Nothing more than you can touch now
That's all there is

Let me show you the world in my eyes

Madonna - What it Feels Like For A Girl (2001)

Never got into the original version, but what a thumper the Above & Beyond Remix is!


Madonna - What it Feels Like For A Girl - Above & Beyond Remix (2001)
ES#1, CAN#2, IT#3, FIN#4, AUS#6, JPN#7, NL#7, UK#7, EuroHot100#8, DK#9, CH#11, CZK#11, NZ#15, DE#16, US#23, AT#26, FR#40



Lyrics:

Girls can wear jeans
And cut their hair short
Wear shirts and boots
'Cause it's OK to be a boy
But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading
'Cause you think that being a girl is degrading
But secretly you'd love to know what it's like
Wouldn't you
What it feels like for a girl

Silky smooth
Lips as sweet as candy, baby
Tight blue jeans
Skin that shows in patches

Strong inside but you don't know it
Good little girls they never show it
When you open up your mouth to speak
Could you be a little weak

Do you know what it feels like for a girl
Do you know what it feels like in this world
For a girl

Hair that twirls on finger tips so gently, baby
Hands that rest on jutting hips repenting

Hurt that's not supposed to show
And tears that fall when no one knows
When you're trying hard to be your best
Could you be a little less

Do you know what it feels like for a girl
Do you know what it feels like in this world
What it feels like for a girl

Strong inside but you don't know it
Good little girls they never show it
When you open up your mouth to speak
Could you be a little weak

Do you know what it feels like for a girl
Do you know what it feels like in this world
For a girl

In this world
Do you know
Do you know
Do you know what it feels like for a girl
What it feels like in this world

David Guetta & JD Davis - The World is Mine (2004)

JD Davis (left) and David Guetta (right)

David Guetta feat. JD Davis - The World is Mine - Black Strobe Remix (2004)
RUS#4, BE#13, FR#16, NL#27, IRL#39, CH#40, UK#49, EuroHot100#62



Lyrics:

I believe in the wonder
I believe this new life to gain
Like a God that I'm under
There's a drugs running through my veins

I believe in the wonder
I believe I can touch the flame
There's a spell that I'm under
Got to fly, I don't feel no shame

The world is mine
The world is mine
The world is mine

I've lost my fear to war and peace
I don't mind that (the world is mine)
You took the price and realize
That to your eyes (the world is mine)

Take a look what you've started
In the world flashing from your eyes
And you know that you've got it
From the thunder you feel inside

I believe in the feeling
All the pain that you left to die
Believe in believing
In the life that you give to try

The world is mine
The world is mine
The world is mine

I've lost my fear to what appears
I do my best(the world is mine)
You seem suprised and realize
That to your eyes (the world is mine)

The world is mine
I've lost my fear to what appears
I do my best(the world is mine)
You seem suprised and realize
That to your eyes (the world is mine)

I've lost my fear to what appears
I do my best (the world is mine)
You seem suprised and realize
That to your eyes (the world is mine)

Freemasons - Rain Down Love (2007)


Freemasons - Rain Down Love (2007)
UK#12

Black Fras - Moving Into Light (2006)


Black Fras - Moving Into Light (2006)
DK#18

Quentin Elias - So Far (2010)

Quentin Elias is a French model & musician of Algerian origin. Born in Marseille in 1980, he moved to Paris at the age of 15, and in 1996 he was selected as a member of the boy band Alliage. In 2002, he was named the Most Promising Male Singer, and was awarded the coveted Diamond Award at The Diamond Award Festival in Europe. Later, having moved to the US, he started his solo career in 2002. His latest release is 'So Far'.

Quentin Elias - So Far (2010)

Genesis - Mama (1983)


Genesis - Mama (1983)
CH#2, SWE#2, FR#3, NOR#3, DE#4, UK#4, IRL#5, FIN#6, NL#7, AT#10, NZ#27, CAN#43, AUS#45, US#73



Lyrics:

I can't see you, mama.
But I can hardly wait
oh To touch and to feel you, mama
Oh, I just can't keep away
In the heat and the steam of the city
Ooh, it's got me running and I just can't brake
So say you'll help me, mama
'Cause it's getting so hard, ooh

Now I can't keep you, mama
But I know you're always there
You listen, you teach me, mama
And I know inside you care
So get down, down here beside me
Ooh, you ain't going nowhere
No, I won't hurt you, mama
But it's getting so hard, ooh

Ha ha ha, ha ha ha, awh
Ha ha ha, ha ha ha, awh

Can't you see me here, mama,
Mama, mama, mama, please?
Can't you feel my heart?
Can't you feel my heart?
Can't you feel my heart, ooh?
Now listen to me, mama
Mama, mama
You're taking away my last chance
Don't take it away !
Can't you feel my heart?

ha ha ha,ha ha ha awh

It's hot, too hot for me, mama
But I can hardly wait
My eyes, they're burning, mama
And I can feel my body shake
Don't stop! Don't stop me, mama
Ooh, make the pain, make it go away, hey
No, I won't hurt you, mama
But it's getting so hard, ooh

Now I can't see you, mama
But I know you're always there
You taunt, you tease me, mama
But I never, never, never can keep away
It's the heat and the steam of the city
Ooh, got me running and I just can't brake
So stay, don't leave me, mama
'Cause it's getting so hard, ooh

Don't go, no no don't go
No no no, don't go...
ha ha ha
dont go
ha ha ha awh
no dont let me go
dont go

Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch (1999)

You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals, so let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel...


Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch (1999)
BE#1, DE#1, IRL#1, IT#1, NOR#1, SWE#1, DK#2, AT#3, CH#4, NZ#4, UK#4, FIN#8, CAN#9, AUS#5, NL#17, FR#21, US#52



Lyrics:

Sweat, baby, sweat, baby sex is a Texas drought me
and you do the kind of stuff that only Prince would sing about
So put your hands down my pants and I'll bet you'll feel nuts
Yes, I'm Siskel, yes I'm Ebert and you're getting two thumbs up
You've had enough of two-hand touch, you want it rough, you're out of bounds
I want you smothered, want you covered, like my Waffle House hash browns
Come quicker than Fed Ex, never reaching apex like Coca-Cola stock you are
inclined to make me rise an hour early just like Daylight Savings Time

(Do it now)
You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals
So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel
(Do it again now)
You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals
So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel
(Gettin' horny now)

Love, the kind you clean up with a mop and bucket
Like the lost catacombs of Egypt, only God knows where we stuck it
Hieroglyphics? Let me be Pacific, I want to be down in your South Seas
But I got this notion that the motion of your ocean, means "small craft
advisory"
So if I capsize in your thighs, high tide, be -5, you sunk my battle ship
Please turn me on, I'm Mr. Coffee with an automatic drip
So show me yours I'll show you mine "Tool Time", you'll Lovett just like
Lyle
And then we'll do it doggie style so we can both watch X-Files


(Do it now)
You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals
So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel
(Do it again now)
You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals
So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel
(Gettin' horny now)


(Do it now)
You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals
So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel
(Do it again now)
You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals
So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel
(Gettin' horny now)


(Do it now)
You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals
So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel
(Do it again now)
You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals
So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel
(Gettin' horny now)

Electric Six - Gay Bar (2003)


Electric Six - Gay Bar (2003)
UK#5



Lyrics:


I wanna take you to a gay bar, gay bar, gay bar.

Let's start a war, start a nuclear war,
At the gay bar, gay bar, gay bar.
Wow! (Shout out loud)
At the gay bar.

Now tell me do ya, a do ya have any money?
I wanna spend all your money,
At the gay bar, gay bar, gay bar.

I've got something to put in you,
I've got something to put in you,
I've got something to put in you,
At the gay bar, gay bar, gay bar.
Wow! (Shout out loud)

You're a superstar, at the gay bar.
You're a superstar, at the gay bar.
Yeah! you're a superstar, at the gay bar.
You're a superstar, at the gay bar.
Superstar.
Super, super, superstar

Oasis - Half The World Away (1994)


Oasis - Half The World Away (1994)



Lyrics:

I would like to leave this city
This old town don't smell too pretty and
I can feel the warning signs running around my mind
And when I leave this island I'll book myself into a soul asylum
'Cause I can feel the warning signs running around my mind

So here I go, I'm still scratching around in the same old hole
My body feels young but my mind is very old
So what do you say?
You can't give me the dreams that are mine anyway
Half the world away, half the world away
Half the world away
I've been lost I've been found but I don't feel down

And when I leave this planet
You know I'd stay but I just can't stand it and
I can feel the warning signs running around my mind
And if I could leave this spirit
I'll find me a hole and I will live in it and
I can feel the warning signs running around my mind

Here I go, I'm still scratching around in the same old hole
My body feels young but my mind is very old
So what do you say ?
You can't give me the dreams that are mine anyway
Half the world away, half the world away
Half the world away
I've been lost I've been found but I don't feel down

No I don't feel down
No I don't feel down
I don't feel down
I don't feel down
Don't feel down
I don't feel down

Mario - Let Me Love You (2004)


Mario - Let Me Love You (2004)
US#1, DE#1, NL#1, EuroHot100#1, DK#2, NZ#1, UK#2, CH#2, IT#2, AUS#3, BE#3, IRL#5, NOR#5, AT#6, FR#7, FIN#16, ES#18



Lyrics:

Mmmm ..... Mmmmm.... Yeah....Mmmmm....Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Mmmm...Yeah....Mmmm..... Yeah, Yeah

Baby I just don't get it
Do you enjoy being hurt?
I know you smelled the perfume, the make-up on his shirt
You don't believe his stories
You know that they're all lies
Bad as you are, you stick around and I just don't know why

If I was ya man (baby you)
Never worry bout (what I do)
I'd be coming home (back to you)
Every night, doin' you right
You're the type of woman (deserves good thangs)
Fistful of diamonds (hand full of rings)
Baby you're a star (I just want to show you, you are)

You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
Baby good love and protection
Make me your selection
Show you the way love's supposed to be
Baby you should let me love you, love you, love you

Listen
Your true beauty's description looks so good that it hurts
You're a dime plus ninety-nine and it's a shame
Don't even know what you're worth
Everywhere you go they stop and stare
Cause you're bad and it shows
From your head to your toes, Out of control, baby you know

If I was ya man (baby you)
Never worry bout (what I do)
I'd be coming home (back to you)
Every night doin' you right
You're the type of woman (deserves good thangs)
Fistful of diamonds (hand full of rings)
Baby you're a star (I just want to show you, you are)

You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
Ooh Baby good love and protection
Make me your selection
Show you the way love's supposed to be
Baby you should let me....

You deserve better girl (you know you deserve better)
We should be together girl (baby)
With me and you it's whatever girl, hey!
So can we make this thing ours?

You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
Baby good love and protection
Make me your selection
Show you the way love's supposed to be

Baby you should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
That good love and protection
Make me your selection
Show you the way love's supposed to be

You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
Good love and protection(protection)
Make me your selection(selection)
Show you the way love's supposed to be yeah

Let me love you that's all you need baby

Rozalla - Everybody's Free (1991)

Rozalla Miller, best known just by her first name, is vintage 1964. Born in Zambia's copper belt, she soon moved. Luckily for the music industry she didn't move north, to war-ridden Congo - no, Rozalla moved further south, to Zimbabwe (talk about Scylla & Caribdys!), joining various R'n'B cover bands and, on occasion, even charting nationally. It wasn't until 1998 that she was discovered and brought to London to join Nigel Swanston and Tim Cox, a.k.a. Band of Gypsies. A couple of releases and they took her solo, producing her most recognised debut 'Everybody's Free'. Massively popular, especially in continental Europe, Rozalla releases a couple of more tracks, but, except for supporting Michael Jackson on his 'Dangerous' tour, hasn't scored highly since. Well, ok, she did score highly in my collection of 7 inches...

There is two videos to 'Everybody's Free' - see which one you like better

Rozalla - Everybody's Free (1991)
NL#2, CAN(Dance)#2, CH#3, DE#6, SWE#6, UK#6, FR#8, IRL#8, AUS#11, NZ#14, AT#18, US#37

1991 Version of the video:



1992 Version of the video:



Lyrics:

Everybody's free to feel good
Everybody's free to feel good
Everybody's free

Brother and sister
Together we'll make it through
Some day a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know you've been hurting but I've been waiting to be there for you
And I'll be there just helping you out
Whenever I can

Ohh Ohh
Everybody's free to feel good
Everybody's free to feel good

We are a family that should stand together as one
Helping each other instead of just wasting time
Now is the moment to reach out to someone
It's all up to you
When everyone's sharing their hope
Then love will win through

Everybody's free to feel good
Everybody's free to feel good

interval

Everybody's free to feel good (repeated until the track fades)

Nana Mouskouri - White Rose of Athens - eng., dt., grk.(1961)


German - Weisse Rosen aus Athen (1961)



Weiße Rosen aus Athen
Sagen dir Auf Wiedersehn
Der Tag erwacht
Die Sonne, sie kommt wieder
Und wieder kommt nun auch
Der Abschied für uns zwei
Nun fährt dein Schiff
Hinaus mit Wind und Wogen
Doch es sind Grüße
Aus der Heimat mit dabei

Weiße Rosen aus Athen
Sagen dir komm recht bald wieder
Sagen dir Auf Wiedersehn
Weiße Rosen aus Athen

Weiße Rosen blüh'n an Bord
In der weiten, weiten Ferne
Blüh'n für dich allein so schön
Weiße Rosen aus Athen

Im fernen Land
Wo keiner auf dich wartet
Da seh'n die Sterne in der Nacht
Ganz anders aus
Dort ist die Welt so fremd
Und du bist einsam
Darum begleiten dich heut'
Blumen von zu Haus

Weiße Rosen aus Athen
Sagen dir komm recht bald wieder
Sagen dir Auf Wiedersehn
Weiße Rosen aus Athen

Auf Wiedersehn
Auf Wiedersehn

English - White Rose of Athens (1961)



Till the white rose blooms again
You must leave me, leave me lonely
So goodbye my love till then
Till the white rose blooms again

The summer days are ending in the valley
And soon the time will come when we must be apart
But like the rose that comes back with the spring time
You will return to me when spring time comes around
Till the white rose blooms again
You must leave me, leave me lonely
So goodbye my love till then
Till the white rose blooms again
Till the white rose blooms again
You must leave me, leave me lonely
So goodbye my love till then
Till the white rose blooms again

Goodbye till then
Goodbye till then
Goodbye till then

Nάνα Μούσχουρη - Σαν σφυριξεις τρεις φορες (1962)



Mi mou milate yia livadia Μη μου μιλάτε για λιβάδια
Mi mou milate yia foties Μη μου μιλάτε για φωτιές
Ta poulia petoun sta dasi Τα πουλιά πετούν στα δάση
Tha ta poti Θα τα ποτί
Tha ta potiso migdalies Θα τα ποτίσω μυγδαλιές

Ti zitas apo to homa Τι ζητάς από το χώμα
San na to theli i vrohi Σαν να το θέλει η βροχή
Liyi agapi yia to soma Λίγη αγάπη για το σώμα
Ke ligo ha Και λίγο χά
Ke ligo hadi sti psichi Και λίγο χάδι στη ψυχή

San sfirixis tris fores Σαν σφυρίξεις τρεις φορές
Tha s' agixo sto skotadi Θα σ' αγγίξω στο σκοτάδι
Tha me dis mes stis foties Θα με δεις μες στις φωτιές
San sfirixis tris fores Σαν σφυρίξεις τρεις φορές

San sfirixis tris fores Σαν σφυρίξεις τρεις φορές
Tha 'rtho tote st' oniro Θα 'ρθω τότε στ' όνειρο
Sou tha xipnisis me fones Σου θα ξυπνήσεις με φωνές
San sfirixis tris fores Σαν σφυρίξεις τρεις φορές

Jalisse - Fiumi di Parole (1997)


Jalisse - Fiumi di Parole (1997)



Lyrics:

Ah... ah... ah...

Mi aspetto mille scuse, come sempre da te
Sei un fiume di parole dove anneghi anche me
Che bravo che sei, ma questo linguaggio da talk-show
Cosa c'entra con noi?

Provo l'unico rimedio che adotto da un po'
La mia testa chiude l'audio, la storia la so
Sei fatto così, dovrei limitarmi oramai
A dirti di sì

Fiumi di parole
Fiumi di parole tra noi
Prima o poi ci portano via
Ti darò il mio cuore
Ti darò il mio cuore, se vuoi
Se puoi, ora parla con lui
Ora parla con lui
Ah...

Tu, che gridi in un dialetto, che non è più il mio
Io, che perdo il tuo rispetto, sarebbe meglio un addio
È come in un film, il classico film
Dove lei farà la pazzia

Fiumi di parole
Fiumi di parole tra noi
Prima o poi ci portano via
Ti darò il mio cuore
Ti darò il mio cuore, se vuoi
Se puoi, ora parla con lui

Vorrei fermare un'immagine
Sentirla entrare dentro di me
Un tuo silenzio più complice
Vorrei...

Fiumi di parole
Fiumi di parole tra noi
Prima o poi ci portano via
Ti darò il mio cuore
Ti darò il mio cuore, se vuoi
Se puoi, ora parla con lui

Fiumi di parole
Fiumi di parole tra noi
Prima o poi ci portano via
Ti darò il mio cuore
Ti darò il mio cuore, se vuoi
Se puoi, ora parla con lui
Ora parla con lui

(Fiumi di parole)
(Fiumi di parole tra noi) Oh...
Ti darò il mio cuore
Ti darò il mio cuore, se vuoi
Se puoi, ora parla con lui

Fiumi di parole


English translation:

Rivers of words

Ah... ah... ah...

I'm waiting for a thousand excuses from you, as always
You're a river of words, where I drown too
How great you are, but this talking from a talk show
What does it have to do with us?

I'm trying the only remedy that I've been using for a while
I close my ears to the story that I've heard before
It's the way you are, by now I should limit myself
Saying yes to you

Rivers of words
Rivers of words between us
Sometime they will take us away
I'll give you my heart
I'll give you my heart, if you want
If you can, speak to it now
Speak to it now
Ah...

You're shouting in a way that I don't understand anymore
I'm losing your respect, saying goodbye would be better
Like in a movie, the classic movie
Where she will do something foolish

Rivers of words
Rivers of words between us
Sometime they will take us away
I'll give you my heart
I'll give you my heart, if you want
If you can, speak to it now

I'd like to hold a picture
Feeling how it's going inside me
A silence from you with more complicity
I'd like...

Rivers of words
Rivers of words between us
Sometime they will take us away
I'll give you my heart
I'll give you my heart, if you want
If you can, speak to it now

Rivers of words
Rivers of words between us
Sometime they will take us away
I'll give you my heart
I'll give you my heart, if you want
If you can, speak to it now
Speak to it now

(Rivers of words)
(Rivers of words between us) Oh...
I'll give you my heart
I'll give you my heart, if you want
If you can, speak to it now

Rivers of words

Bob Sinclar - World, Hold On (2006)


Bob Sinclar - World, Hold On (2006)
ROM#1, POL#1, US(Dance)#1, FR#2, MEX#2, BE#3, EuroHot100#4, IT#4, FIN#7, CZK#8, NL#8, DK#9, UK#9, CH#12, ES#13, SWE#14, NOR#15, AT#17, AUS#19, DE#19



Lyrics:

Oh yeah, yeah…
Open up your heart, what do you feel
Open up your heart, what do you feel… is real

The big bang may be a million years away
But I can’t think of a better time to say

World, hold on
Instead of messing with our future, open up inside
World, hold on
Wonder you will have to answer to the children of the sky

World, hold on
Instead of messing with our future
Tell me no more lies
World, hold on
Wonder you will have to answer to the children of the sky

Children of the sky…
Children of the sky…

Look inside, you’ll find a deeper love
The kind that only comes from high above

If you ever meet your inner child, don’t cry
Tell them everything is gonna be alright

World, hold on
Instead of messing with our future, open up inside
World, hold on
Wonder you will have to answer to the children of the sky

World, hold on
Come one, everybody in the universe, come on
World, hold on
Wonder you will have to answer to the children of the sky

Children of the sky… alright
Open up your heart
Tell me, how do you feel

Listen now, tell them everything, right here right now
Alright, everybody, here in the world
You are all the children, alright

Together now, unite, and fight… oooh
Open up you heart, no, peace, love for everyone

Oh, no no no no no, alright, to the four corners of the world
Sing it loud, sing it loud, sing it loud loud loud
world hold on on

sing it loud, sing it proud
everybody, yeah yeah yeah yeah, oooh
Don’t take no for an answer, no no, not today

Right here,spread love, everybody join together now
One [race], one heart, love and unity, everybody sing
yeah!

World, hold on
Come one, everybody in the universe, come on
World, hold on
Wonder you will have to answer to the children of the sky

World, hold on
Come one, everybody in the universe, come on
World, hold on
Wonder you will have to answer to the children of the sky

Bob Sinclar - I Feel For You (2000)

'Peace, Love and House-Music' - this is how Christophe Le Friant, a.k.a. Bob Sinclar describes his inspiration. Born 10 May 1969, Bob is known for popularising the 'French touch' of house music with heavy use of sampled and filtered disco strings. To the mainstream he is most recognised for tracks like 'Love Generation' (2005) and 'World, Hold On' (2006) - but he has been around for a lot longer, releasing and remixing under various aliases. His first track as Bob Sinclar 'I Feel For You', dates back to the debut album Paradise.


Bob Sinclar - I Feel For You (2000)
UK#9, ES#14, IT#33, FR#44, DE#94



Lyrics:

I can feel it,
Can you feel it.

I can feel it,
Can you feel it.

I can feel it,
Can you feel it.

Feel for you baby,
Feel for you baby,
I can feel it,
Can you feel it.
Feel for you baby,
Feel for you baby,
Feel for you..

The first time we met,
I saw the fire in your eyes,
You turned me away,
I could feel the pain in my heart.
It made me feel the same without you,
Now it's time to fly away,
Across the sky,
Close your eyes,
And feel the vibe.

Feel for you baby,
Feel for you baby,
I can feel it,
Can you feel it.
Feel for you baby,
Feel for you baby,
Feel for you..

Freeing your mind,
Freeing your soul,
Freeing your mind,
Freeing your soul.
Do you know how much I feel for you.

I can feel it,
Can you feel it.

I can feel it,
Can you feel it.

I can feel it,
Can you feel it.

Feel for you baby,
Feel for you baby,
I can feel it,
Can you feel it.
Feel for you baby,
Feel for you baby,
Feel for you..

Gigliola Cinquetti - Non Ho L'Età (1964)


Gigliola Cinquetti - Non Ho L'Età (1964)



Lyrics:

Non ho l'età
Non ho l'età per amarti
Non ho l'età per uscire sola con te

E non avrei
Non avrei
Nulla da dirti
Perché, tu sai
Molte più cose di me

Lascia che io viva
Un amore romantico
Nell' attesa
Che venga quel giorno
Ma ora no

Non ho l'età
Non ho l'età per amarti
Non ho l'età per uscire sola con te

Se tu vorrai
Se tu vorrai
Aspettarmi
Quel giorno avrai
Tutto il mio amore per te

Lascia che io viva
Un amore romantico
Nell' attesa
Che venga quel giorno
Ma ora no

Non ho l'età
Non ho l'età per amarti
Non ho l'età per uscire sola con te

Se tu vorrai
Se tu vorrai
Aspettarmi
Quel giorno avrai
Tutto il mio amore per te

English translation:

I'm not old enough

I'm not old enough
I'm not old enough to love you
I'm not old enough to go out alone with you

And I wouldn't have
I wouldn't have anything to say
Because you know many more things than me

Let me live a romantic love
While I'm waiting for that day to come
But not now

I'm not old enough
I'm not old enough to love you
I'm not old enough to go out alone with you

If you want
If you want to wait for me
Some day all my love will be for you

Let me live a romantic love
While I'm waiting for that day to come
But not now

I'm not old enough
I'm not old enough to love you
I'm not old enough to go out alone with you

If you want
If you want to wait for me
Some day all my love will be for you

Fascinating Aida - Cheap Flights (2011)


Fascinating Aida - Cheap Flights (2011)



Lyrics:

We received an invitation in the post one Monday morn'
To attend our cousin's wedding in the town where we were born
The do was back in Kerry; so wishing to be frugal
We trawled the 'net to find some decent travel deals on Google

Cheap flights, cheap flights, cheap as they can be,
Bedad we found an airline selling flights for 50p.
(Diddly aiden daidin daidin dai)

Well we clicked on to the website and were mightily surprised,
To find the actual cost wasn't quite as advertised,
We'd forgotten airport taxes, had also to be billed,
But a bargain is a bargain and begorrah we were thrilled.

Cheap flights, cheap flights, Stanstead to Tralee,
It isn't every airline offers flights for 50p,
(Diddly aiden daidin daidin dai (x3))

After studying the website we decided it was best,
To pay priority boarding so that we'd sit three abreast,
(Three abreast, that's the best)
And of course we'd all have luggage, so that's an extra cost,
And then we paid insurance in case our cases might get lost.

Our cheap flights, cheap flights, it's obvious to see,
There must be extra charges when the flights are 50p,
(Minya, minya, minya, key change)

At last the flight was booked, with all of the additions,
We'd read the reams of smallprint, of terms and conditions;
And then picked up the charge for using VISA which was drastic,
'Cause how the feck are you supposed to pay if not by fecking plastic?

Cheap flights, cheap flights, we paid the fecking fee,
Because by now we were committed to the flights for 50p,
(Diddly aiden daidin daidin dai (x2))
(Someone's being diddled and it's us, so it is)

(*Ochone, ochone, aah . . . )
Now I don't know if you've tried locating Stanstead on a map,
But checking in at 5am is a fecking load of crap,
It's a banjax if you try to catch a train or underground,
So a taxi to the arse in the world was more than 100 pound,

Cheap flights, cheap flights, we should have gone by sea,
There's no such fecking thing as a fecking flight for 50p,
(Feckity feckity feckity feckity feck, feck, feck (x2))

Then at last we reached the airport where we had to pay a fine,
The fecking feckers charged us 'cause we hadn't checked in online,
And finally aboard the flight there's an extra class of tax,
'Cause the fecking fecking feckers fecking charge to use the jacks,

Cheap flights, cheap flights, I think you must agree,
That only fecking gobshites think there's flights for 50p,
(Feck, shite, feck, shite, feck, shite, arse)
(Feck, shite, shite, feck, feck, shite, arse)

Sad verse
Well finally we landed and tried to shuffle up the aisle
But the steward sent us down to the back with never a hint of a smile
And as we heard his annoucement our hearts gave a terrible thump
If you haven't prepaid to use the steps you'll have to feckin jump

Cheap flights, cheap flights you're harking on to me
you're an eejit (idiot) if you think a fecking flight is 50p
FECK

Dan & Dan - Daily Mail Song (2010)


Dan & Dan - Daily Mail Song (2010)



Lyrics:

Royals on the first page,
Swine flu and road rage.
Find maddie, foreign baddie, put him in a big cage.
Bureaucratic red tape, facebook gang rape.
Gordon out, David in before the country caves in.
Ian Huntley gets his own jacuzzi and a gym in jail.
It's absoultely true because I read it in the Daily Mail.


Bring back capital punishment for paedophiles,
Photo feature on schoolgirl skirt styles,
Binge Britain. Single mums.
Pensioners. Hoodie scum.
Oversexed and underage, (Foreign stories half a page)
Criminals get Marks and Spencer vouchers when released on bail.
It's absoultely true because I read it in the Daily Mail.

Ban this gay smut,
I'm not racist but...
Car crime, knife crime.
Hang the cheating wife time.
Pop stars take drugs.
Teen boys wear hoods.
Sports stars have sex.
Bears shit in woods.
Brussels politicians want to stop us drinking English ale.
It's absoultely true because I read it in the Daily Mail.

Climategate. Petrol prices.
Pot-holes. Credit crisis.
Gypsies. Russell Brand.
Time we all took a stand.
Modern art where to start? Trash the lot of it.
Apart from statuette of puppy.
£50 plus p+p.
Muslim women hiding stolen goods behind their veil.
It's absoultely true because I read it in the Daily Mail.

Poles paid to give blood.
Immigration 'like a flood'.
Soft touch british isles,
Cancer from your mobiles,
Cancer from your laptop,
Cancer from your root crop,
Cancer from your shoes,
From your dog,
From your pen top,
Immigrants arriving on an unprecedented scale..

It's got to be the case if it's written in the Daily Mail.
They never mix their words in the good old Daily Mail.
It's absoultely true, because I gather all my views,
From the Daily Mail.

Nush - U Girls (1994)

Danny Harrison (one half of currently successful remix duo Moto Blanco) and Danny Matlock (who also released under the alias Congress back then) collaborated as Nush in 1994. Their track 'U Girls' was part of my essential clubbing soundtrack at the time. In London it was simmering underground for a long time before hitting the mainstream shelves. Although not as commercially successful with the creatures of the day, it made up for it amongst the worshippers of the night, circulating around dancefloors in various mixes for months on end, which in turn led to several more flawed attempts to make it cross-over into pop charts.
I loved it.

Nush - U Girls (1994)

Dannii Minogue - This Is It (1993)


Dannii Minogue - This Is It (1993)
UK#10, AUS#13, IRL#17



Lyrics:

This is it
Oh This time I know it's the real thing
I can't explain what I'm feeling
I'm lost for words
I'm in a daze
Stunned and amazed
By your open ways

This is it
Oh This time I know it's the real thing
I can't explain what I'm feeling
I'm lost for words
I'm in a daze
Stunned and amazed
By your open ways

Whoo, you smiled at me
And suddenly
The wheels of love began to turn inside of me
Hey, you said hello
Oh, I felt aglow
Right then and there I knew I'd never let you go

'Cos I know
I know

This is it
Oh This time I know it's the real thing
I can't explain what I'm feeling
I'm lost for words
I'm in a daze
Stunned and amazed
By your open ways

Oh, the touch of you
Is something new
Nobody ever made me feel the way you do
Whoo, it's heavenly
Oh it's ecstasy
The way you make me feel when you make love to me

Oh yeah
Can't you see

This is it
This time I know it's the real thing
and I can't explain what I'm feeling
I'm lost for words
I'm in a daze
Stunned and amazed
By your open ways

This is it
Oh yeah yeah yeah

Oh, the touch of you
Is something new
Nobody ever made me feel the way you do
Let me tell ya, heavenly
it's Ecstasy
Oh, The way you make me feel when you make love to me

This is it
This time I know it's the real thing
I can't explain what I'm feeling
I'm lost for words
I'm in a daze
Stunned and amazed
By your open ways

This is it
Oh This time I know
I can't explain what I'm feeling
Yeah
I'm in a daze
Mmmm
With your open ways

This is it
This time I know it's the real thing

Degrees of Motion - Do You Want it Right Now (1991)


Degrees of Motion - Do You Want it Right Now? (1991)



Lyrics:

Do you know how lucky I feel I am?
To find a man who loves me as I am
You never try to change a single part of me
You're easy to love with those qualities

And every day you teach me more and more
Inside me I'm gonna glow
And every night you think of only me
Ooh, you keep me satisfied you do all the things I like

I want ya, oh I want you so
Do you want it right now?
Oh I can't let go
I want ya so bad give me all you have
I can show you how
Do you want it right now?
Oh yeah, do you want it right now?

You have a rare sensitivity
I really believe you know how to feel
I trust you with all my heart and soul
You care too much to wanna take control

And every day you teach me more and more
Inside me I'm all aglow
And every night you think of only me
Ooh, you keep me satisfied you do all the things I like

I want ya, oh I want you so
Do you want it right now?
Oh, I can't let go
I want ya so bad give me all you have
I can show you how
Do you want it right now?
Right now
Right now
Right now

I got to know
I got to know
I want to know

Do you want it
You want it right now, baby?
Show you how
Make you want it right now
Do you want it?
You want it right now
Right here
Right now
Right now

Do you want it
You want it right now, baby?
Got to hear it
Do you want it right now
Do you want it?
You want it right now
Right now
Right here
Right now

And every day you teach me more and more
Inside me I'm gonna glow
And every night you think of only me
Ooh, you keep me satisfied you do all the things I like

I want ya, oh I want you so
Do you want it right now?
Oh, I can't let go
I want ya so bad give me all you have
I can show you how
Do you want it right now?

I want ya, oh I want you so
Do you want it right now?
Oh, I can't let go
I want ya so bad give me all you have
I can show you how
Do you want it right now?

I want ya, oh I want you so
Do you want it right now?
Oh, I can't let go
I want ya so bad give me all you have
I can show you how
Do you want it right now?

Degrees of Motion - Shine On (1991)


Degrees of Motion - Shine On (1991)



Lyrics:

Come on
Come and get it, come and get it
Come on and get it, love

Shine on [ shine on]
Let the light of love grow stronger
Shine on [ shine on]
Put a sun in my heart
A Flame in the dark
So let the light of love shine on

Yeah let it shine on, shine

I`ve been waiting such a long time
In the shadows for someone just like you
Hoping, Looking for some sign
And the minute I saw your face, I knew
You were the answer to my prayers
I opened my eyes and you were there

Shine on [shine on]
Let the light of love grow stronger
Shine on [ shine on]
Put the sun in my heart
A flame in the dark
So let the light of love shine on

Let it shine on, shine

There`s a reason that we`re together
Every step was leading me to you
NowIi know it was worth it
All the heartbreak has brought me closer to
Knowing I`ve found my destiny
Open your arms and reach for me

Shine on [shine on]
Let the light of love grow stronger
Shine on [ shine on]
Put the sun in my heart
A flame in the dark
So let the light of love shine on

This is the first time
Love`s made me feel this way
Right here, deep in my soul
Baby, I know you are the one

Oh, you are the one

You are the answer to my prayers
Open my eyes and you are there

Shine on [ shine on]
Let the light of love grow stronger
Shine on [shine on]
Put the sun in my heart
A flame in the dark
So let the light of love shine on

Let it shine
Let it shine

Kim English - Nite Life (1994)

11 minutes of total insanity, anno 1994 :-))))


Kim English - Nite Life (1994)



Lyrics:

Everybody's searchin' for a place
where they can be known
but i've found a place where i can do no wrong
everybodies lovin me for bein me
but I never thought that i could be so free
yes i'm a dancer,
round and round
the music's got me high
i don't want to come down
it was the perfect atmosphere
now it's just a memory far away from here
in the nite life
ah huh
that's where i wanna be
is in the nite life
ooh oh ooh oh.

Vida Simpson - Oooh Baby (1995)


Parental Advisory - Explicit Lyrics

Vida Simpson - Oooh Baby (1995)

Fierce Child - Men Adore... (1995)


Parental Advisory - Explicit Lyrics

Fierce Child - Men Adore... (1995)


FIERCE CHILD - Men adore... (12'' just the right... by EmilGreg76

Underworld - Two Months Off (2002)

I've been always wanting to do that: go absolutely ape in warm summer rain...

Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, a.k.a. Underworld, have been working together since the early 1980s, but it wasn't until the makers of the movie 'Trainspotting' in 1996 selected them to provide the soundtrack with 'Born Slippy' that they had their true breakthrough. It took another six years for them to release their most successful track to date: 'Two Months Off'.


Underworld - Two Months Off (2002)
UK(Dance)#1, UK#12



Lyrics:

There was a little drawing of a heart next to that,
followed by an exclaimation mark.
The back of his was covered in stuff... stuff like:
Brandon is not a very nice guy, but Alex is sooo nice.
And that had the exclaimation thing too.
It was just silly crap that hit the spot. And he let himself be drawn in.

you bring light in...

to a dark place
walking in light
glowing walking in light
gold ring around you
the hues of you
the golden sunlight of you

you bring light in...

cool wind following
following after you
rising for you
your skin beautiful
everything comes natural
fantastic fan
rocking rocking floating

Die Zöllner – 'n Käfer auf'm Blatt (1987)

Die Zöllner are an East German formation that really struck me for their lyrics using analogies and metaphors of everyday situations. They started out back in the DDR days as a dynamic group, ranging from 2 to 13 members, but always had the original two founders, Dirk Zöllner and Andre Gensicke, playing from 'Easy Listening' to Jazz.


Die Zöllner – 'n Käfer auf'm Blatt (1987)



Lyrics:

'n Käfer auf 'm Blatt, was ist das schon?
Das Blatt haut man ab
Den Käfer latscht man platt
'n Käfer auf 'm Blatt, was ist das schon?

'n Blick in 'ner Stadt, was ist das schon?
Die Stadt ist so satt
Und den Blick streift ma schnell ab
'n Blick in 'ner Stadt, was ist das schon?

'ne Hand in einer Hand, was ist das schon?
Der ein' gibt man ein Gewehr
Die andre wäscht den Toten hinterher
'ne Hand in einer Hand, was ist das schon?

'n Käfer auf 'm Blatt, was ist das schon?
Das Blatt haut man ab
Den Käfer latscht man platt
'n Käfer auf 'm Blatt, was ist das schon?

'n Käfer auf 'm Blatt, was ist das schon?
'n Blick in 'ner Stadt, was ist das schon?
'ne Hand in einer Hand, was ist das schon?

English translation:

A beatle on a leaf, so what?
You cut off the leaf
And just squash the the beatle
A beatle on a leaf, so what?

A glance in the city, so what?
The city is so saturated
And the glance is easily wiped off
A glance in the city, so what?

A hand in a hand, so what?
The one you give a gun
The other one drags the dead man along
A hand in a hand, so what?

A beatle on a leaf, so what?
You cut off the leaf
And just squash the the beatle
A beatle on a leaf, so what?

A beatle on a leaf, so what?
A glance in the city, so what?
A hand in a hand... - so what?

Limahl - Never Ending Story (1984)


Limahl - Never Ending Story (1984)
JAP#1, NOR#1, SWE#1, AT#2, DE#2, IT#2, CH#3, IRL#4, UK#4, US#17, NZ#28, FR#71



Lyrics:

Turn around
Look at what you see...
In her face
The mirror of your dreams...

Make believe I'm everywhere
Given in the light
Written on the pages
Is the answer to a never ending story...
Ah...

Reach the stars
Fly a fantasy...
Dream a dream
And what you see will be...

Rhymes that keep their secrets
Will unfold behind the clouds
And there upon a rainbow
Is the answer to a never ending story...
Ah...
Story...
Ah....

Show no fear
For she may fade away...
In your hand
The birth of a new day...

Rhymes that keep their secrets
Will unfold behind the clouds
And there upon a rainbow
Is the answer to a never ending story
Ah...
Never ending story...
Ah...
Never ending story...
Ah...
Never ending story...
Ah...

Michael Jackson - Thriller (1984)


Michael Jackson - Thriller (1984)
BE#1, ES#1, FR#1, IT#2, AUS#3, CAN#3, CH#3, NL#3, US#4, IRL#4, AT#5, NZ#6, NOR#7, DE#9, SWE#10, UK#10



Lyrics:

It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes,
You're paralyzed

'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike
You know it's thriller, thriller night
You're fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

You hear the door slam and realize there's nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand and wonder if you'll ever see the sun
You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination
Girl, But all the while you hear a creature creepin' up behind
You're out of time

'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
There ain't no second chance against the thing with forty eyes, girl
You know it's thriller, thriller night
You're fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

Night creatures call
And the dead start to walk in their masquerade
There's no escapin' the jaws of the alien this time (they're open wide)
This is the end of your life

They're out to get you, there's demons closing in on every side
They will possess you unless you change that number on your dial
Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together, yeah
All through the night I'll save you from the terror on the screen,
I'll make you see

That this is thriller, thriller night
'Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost would dare to try
Girl, this is thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller, chiller,
Thriller here tonight

Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize your neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell

I'm gonna thrill you tonight
(Thriller, thriller)
I'm gonna thrill you tonight
(Thriller night, thriller)
I'm gonna thrill you tonight
Ooh, babe, I'm gonna thrill you tonight
Thriller night, babe

The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller

Pixie Lott - Mama Do (2009)

Written & produced by Mads Hauge and Phil Thornalley, who've also have worked with the likes of Natasha Bedingfield and Natalie Imbruglia, this track hit the airwaves in June 2009. The song is about a girl sneaking out the house and going to see a boy without her parents knowing about it. Victoria Louise (a.k.a. Pixie) Lott, born 1991 in Bromley, SE London, released her debut single which was heavily supported by BBC Radio 1, who had it on heavy rotation. Mama Do really passed me by in it's original version. But one day I heard the remix by Lee Dagger and Marc JB, a.k.a. Bimbo Jones, a remix duo who have also brought us Meck & Leo Sayer's makeover of 'Thunder in my Heart Again'. That one did catch my attention indeed - see the difference:

UK#1, Euro Hot100 #5, DK#8, HUN#9, FR#10, SVK#12, IRL#13, CZK#18, NZ#19, NL#20, BE#22, ES#23, SWE#27, CH#34, DE#37, AT#47, AUS#55, ROM#64

Pixie Lott - Mama Do (Bimbo Jones Remix)



Pixie Lott - Mama Do (Original 7")



Lyrics:

Uh Oh, Uh Oh

Every night I go, Every night I go sneakin' out the door
I lie a little more
Baby I'ma helpless
There's something 'bout the night
And the way it hides all the things I like
Little black butterflies
Deep inside me

What would my Mama Do
(Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
If she knew 'bout me and you
(Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
What would my daddy say
(Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
If he saw me hurt this way
(Uh Oh, Uh Oh)

Why should I feel ashamed?
Feeling guilty at the mention of your name
Here we are again
It's nearly perfect

What would my Mama Do
(Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
If she knew 'bout me and you
(Uh Oh, Uh Oh)

What would my daddy say
(Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
If he saw me hurt this way
(Uh Oh, Uh Oh)

Ooooooh
What would my Mama Do?
Ooooooh
What would my daddy say?

All the things a girl should know
All the things she can't control
All the things a girl should know
She can't control

What would my Mama Do
(Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
If she knew 'bout me and you
(Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
What would my daddy say
(Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
If he saw me hurt this way
(Uh Oh, Uh Oh)

Maggie Reilly - Everytime We Touch (1992)


Scottish lass Maggie Reilly used to be Mike Oldfield's vocalist in the 80s. Remember 'Moonlight Shadow'? Her 1992 track 'Everytime We Touch' was recently covered by pop formation Cascada.

Maggie Reilly - Everytime We Touch (1992)
NOR#1, AT#5, DE#16, CH#24, SWE#34, NL#63



Lyrics:

A shooting star fell down to earth
Lightning cracked the sky
Something weird is happening
Something I can't deny

A strange kind of magic
Running through my brain
Feel I'm in heaven
Or going insane

'Cause everytime we touch
I get this feeling
And everytime we kiss
I swear I could fly
Can't you feel my heart beat fast
I want this to last
Need you by my side

'Cause everytime we touch
I feel this static
And everytime we kiss
I reach for the sky
Can't you hear my heart beat so
I can't let you go
Want you in my life

The wind was like a hurricane
Storm clouds filled the sky
I heard a crash of thunder
The earth shook in reply

A strange kind of magic
Running through my brain
Feel like I'm in heaven
Or going insane

'Cause everytime we touch
I get this feeling
And everytime we kiss
I swear I could fly
Can't you hear my heart beat fast
I want this to last
Need you by my side

'Cause everytime we touch
I feel this static
And everytime we kiss
I reach for the sky
Can't you hear my heart beat so
I can't let you go
Want you in my life

.......

'Cause everytime we touch
I get this feeling
And everytime we kiss
I swear I could fly
Can't you hear my heart beat fast
I want this to last
Need you by my side

'Cause everytime we touch
I feel this static
And everytime we kiss
I reach for the sky
Can't you hear my heart beat so
I can't let you go
Want you in my life

'Cause everytime we touch
I get this feeling
And everytime we kiss
I swear I could fly
Can't you hear my heart....

Vangelis - Conquest of Paradise (1992)


Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassio, a.k.a. Vangelis - Conquest of Paradise (1992)



Lyrics:

*** These lyrics are an 'invented' musical language, it's called: 'wordpainting' (pseudo Latin) ***

In noreni per ipe,
in noreni cora;
tira mine per ito,
ne domina.

In noreni per ipe,
in noreni cora;
tira mine per ito,
ne domina.

In noreni per ipe,
in noreni cora;
tira mine per ito,
ne domina.

In romine tirmeno,
ne romine to fa,
imaginas per meno per imentira.

Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe IV (1978)


Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe IV (1978)

Kraftwerk - Musique Non Stop (1986)


Kraftwerk - Musique Non Stop (1986)
DE#13, NZ#45, UK#81

Trans-X - Living On Video (1981/83)


Trans-X - Living On Video (1981/83)
ES#1, CH#2, DE#4, AT#9, UK#9, IRL#17, US#61



Lyrics:

Give me light
give me action
at the touch of a button.
Flying through hyper-space
in a computer interface.
Stop - living on video
stop - integrated circuits.
Stop - sur un faisceau de lumieres
stop - is this reality?

Traveling in a light beam
laser rays and purple skies.
In a computer fairyland
it is a dream you bring to life.
Stop - living on video
stop - integrated circuits. . . .
Living on video - sur un faisceau de lumieres

I see your glitterring blue eyes
you look at me with a smile.
It's a computer fantasy
it is waiting for you and me.
Living - living on video
living - living on video

Living - living on video
living - living on video - stop. . . .

Xavier Naidoo - Dieser Weg (2005)

Xavier Naidoo is one of Germany's most prolific current singer-songwriters. In 1995 he founded the Söhne Mannheims (Sons of Mannheim), a very dynamic formation of talented artists. Xavier also performs solo, and extremely successfully at that. One of my favourite tracks by him is 'Dieser Weg', which has also been covered by Ardian Bujupi, who almost outshone him with his version in the German version of Popidol a couple of years ago.


Xavier Naidoo - Dieser Weg (2005)
DE#2, AT#2, CH#3





Lyrics:

Also ging ich diese Straße lang und die Straße führte zu mir.
Das Lied, das du am letzten Abend sangst, spielte nun in mir.
Noch ein paar Schritte und dann war ich da mit dem Schlüssel zu dieser Tür.

Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein, dieser Weg wird steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, doch dieses Leben bietet so viel mehr.

Es war nur ein kleiner Augenblick, einen Moment war ich nicht da.
Danach ging ich einen kleinen Schritt und dann wurde es mir klar.

Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein, dieser Weg wird steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, doch dieses Leben bietet so viel mehr.

Manche treten dich, manche lieben dich, manche geben sich für dich auf.
Manche segnen dich, setz dein Segel nicht, wenn der Wind das Meer aufbraust.
Manche treten dich, manche lieben dich, manche geben sich für dich auf.
Manche segnen dich, setz dein Segel nicht, wenn der Wind das Meer aufbraust.

Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein, dieser Weg wird steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, doch dieses Leben bietet so viel mehr.

Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein, dieser Weg wird steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, doch dieses Leben bietet so viel mehr.

Dieser Weg... dieser Weg ist steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, doch dieses Leben bietet so viel mehr.

Dieser Weg.

Dieser Weg...

English translation:

So I went down the street and roads lead to me.
The song that you sang last week, played only in me.
A few more steps and I was there with the key to this door.

This way will not be easy, this road is rocky and hard.
Not with many you will you be alone, but this life is so much more.

It was a small moment, a moment I was not there.
Then I went a small step and then it was clear to me.

This way will not be easy, this road is rocky and hard.
Not with many you will you be alone, but this life is so much more.

Some kick you, many love you, some give themselves up for you.
Some bless you, do not set your sail when the wind flares up the sea.
Some kick you, many love you, some give themselves up for you.
Some bless you, do not set your sail when the wind flares up the sea.

This way will not be easy, this road is rocky and hard.
Not with many you will you be alone, but this life is so much more.

This way will not be easy, this road is rocky and hard.
Not with many you will you be alone, but this life is so much more.

This way ... this path is rocky and hard.
Not with many you will you be alone, but this life is so much more.

This Way.

This Way...