Yay!! Kim Wilde's back with a cool new single and upcoming album. I do love Kim, if you are reading this and saying 'who?' First shame on you but if you were not around in the 80's you would struggle so I'll forgive you.
You need to go on You Tube and search 'Kid's in America' and 'Chequered Love' then you'll get it. I was in awe of Kim back in the day, along with Chrissie Hynde and Suzi Quatro, all women I would have loved to have been, oh well maybe in a different life eh?
She looks fab in this video and I love that she dresses up in different music genre outfits, definitely rocking that punk look. Also good to see her brother Ricky taking a bit of a central role here, he was always on the keys in the background wasn't he? I mean this is one of the best brother sister acts apart from The Carpenters and well me and my brother ha ha - love ya Mark!!!
I say Kim is back well she never went anywhere as she has been popular at festivals such as Rewind and many 80's revival performances in the past few years and I'm glad she's carried on. I think she became a very good gardener in her time away from music for a while, oh just gets better - she is dream woman!!
I like this little pop number, it's catchy, you can have a little boogie to it and it just makes you feel happy. It's called 'Pop Don't Stop' and taken from the forthcoming album 'Here Comes The Aliens'. She is also going on tour this spring too so for all the information on that go to:
I wish her all the best and hope she carries on being a big success. Go and download the single now!!
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We are warming 2018 up quite well at Rock Choir and after finishing California Dreamin' we are now well into our second song which is Don't Leave Me This Way.
Previously performed by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes and Thelma Houston it would then became a massive 80's anthem by The Communards. I love it and it's sounding great already, one I hope will get everyone having a little boogie at our performances. It does though doesn't it? Get you moving and a groovin', it makes me smile and I just can't help wanting to release my disco diva. It's enjoyable to sing especially the part where we all love to go......wooooooooooahhhhhhh BABY!! Oh classic. What fun.
Yes Jimmy Somerville and the great Reverend Richard Coles as he is now on those keys........what a keyboard player, who knew he'd turn out to be a Rev and go on Strictly. We mustn't forget the awesome female vocals on this version by Sarah Jane Morris, altogether this trio would top the charts in 1986 for four weeks making it the biggest selling single of that year. It was also voted the nations 16th favourite 80's number one in an ITV poll.
So we will sing it with pride, have a lot of fun as usual and disco dance to our hearts content. It's going to be a great year I feel with my fellow Rockies, so much coming up which I'm sure I'll keep you posted on.
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I have written a post before on Wedding 'first dance' Songs but with Valentines Day coming up usually 'your song' starts here during the courting process, way before the posh frocks, smart suits and too much champagne.
So what will we be setting the atmosphere with this Wednesday? A bit of Barry White or the Bee Gees? Are we staying current with Ed Sheeran? You can't go wrong really with Ed or Adele, they are winners aren't they?
There are so many to choose from but it will be a song that reminds you of a special date or the time you actually met.
A few classics to consider:
Adele - 'Make You Feel My Love'
Ed Sheeran - 'Thinking Out Loud'
Tom Odell - 'Grow Old With Me'
Hot Chocolate - 'It Started With A Kiss'
Bread - 'Make It With You'
Paolo Nutini - 'Last Request'
Percy Sledge - 'When A Man Loves A Woman'
Bon Jovi - 'Always'
John Legend - 'All of Me'
Bruno Mars - 'Just The Way You Are'
Oh I could go on, your special song may not be a classic love song, it may just be a random song that holds those memories. I'm sure whichever tune you choose it will be played along with a romantic meal and roses sitting on the mantelpiece. Yeah in an ideal world. Some of us will probably forget, some think it's all a load of commercial garbage but most of us may push the boat out to a takeaway and tell each other they love each other before nodding off in front of the tv.
One song I do love at the moment and I must admit I didn't like it at first but it really has grown on me massively is 'Paper Planes' by Hoseah Partsch. This guy is only 18 years old, from New Zealand and was a runner up in The Voice Australia. I think it's an amazing song and so catchy, I'm sure it will be a favourite for years to come. I heard Hoseah being interviewing by Chris Evans on Radio 2 last week and he is just a lovely guy. He pays tribute to his mum who brought him up and his three other siblings, in fact they got his mum on the phone and she was so proud of him. Ahhhhh it was one of those mascara warning shows, so heartwarming.
The lyrics are amazing and with a line like ' your love will be my lullaby' and more like it, it will send hearts a fluttering me thinks. I've gone all slushy now......what's that all about? I thought all the romance had gone from me but that's it you see, you can be single and still fall in love - even if it's just with a song.
Thank you for reading today.....have a love filled Valentines Day and stop, take a moment, put that tune on that you love and have a little dance. Spare the time - we get so busy these days we forget to just stop and 'love' sometimes. Listen to Sue from the Brew!!!
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Take care xx
I'm a big Kylie fan, she is just so lovely and I have just loved everything she's done yes including her time in the Australian soap Neighbours and even through the Stock Aitken and Waterman stage. How could you not? She could could probably just sing the alphabet with style.
She makes a comeback with a track you can't help singing and tapping your foot to or in this new offering, something to get you 'Dancing'. Yes that's what her new single is called.....see what I did there?
What I think happens with some musicians is when they get a little lost in what to do next or need inspiration they pop off to Nashville. I'm glad as I think I would if I was a fantabulous muso. It would probably the first place I'd go as I'm a bit partial to country music. My brother introduced me to this genre years ago and I do love it. I'm no expert on it but I just think it's music that fills the soul with a bit of ooomph! Not a country term or a musical one by any case but I think it's a good describing word.
Dancing by Kylie includes a country twang along with a pop disco feel which is very clever, well she keeps her classic Kylie sound but introduces a country element which says to me ' yes I can do that too'. Damn well you can and it works. Some don't like this mix and the hard core country fans will ask why?? Why not?? I believe if you love music then you have every reason to experiment with different sounds and genres. How does a musician know if they don't colour outside the lines or step out of their comfort zone, I think we all need to do that sometimes.
Besides when you're Kylie Minogue you can do what you like, she's earnt that status and I will be downloading it and looking forward to the forthcoming album 'Golden'. The new single is being played a lot on BBC Radio at present so you would have had to have been on the moon not to have heard it yet. Have a listen anyway and see what you think. Bet it gets you 'Dancing'.....ok I'll stop now.
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