Friday, May 27, 2016

100 SECRET GUILTY PLEASURES Pt. 3: #90--86. Continues next week.

THE CAFFE` LATTE` 100
SECRET
GUILTY PLEASURES
They are the songs you don’t admit that you like, but… close all the windows & doors and enjoy these 100 secret guilty pleasures!
 
90
SAVE YOUR LOVE
Renee & Renato (1982)
89
THE WAY YOU DO IT
Pussyfoot (1976)
88
ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI
Bombalurina (1990)
87
BABY DON'T FORGET MY NUMBER
Milli Vanilli (1988)
You're not alone if you were fooled that the 2 guys in the video actually sang the songs, but if you are still listening to the hits these days, there's an inheritance from an Ethiopian prince waiting for you to claim!
86
LA PALOMA BLANCA
George Baker Selection (1975)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

THE ICONS GALLERY - ANTHEMS
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Each month a song will be featured as the Icons Gallery salutes the GLBTI Anthems. Feel free to nominate a song for May.


THE ANTHEMS 

2016
MAY
RISE LIKE A PHOENIX - Conchita Wurst
Conchita Wurst's triumph at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 has put transgender issues on the agenda. "Rise Like A Phoenix" was Austria's winning entry. Since then, Wurst has travelled far and wide spreading a message of acceptance and championing GLBTI issues.



JANUARY - APRIL 2016

I WANT TO BREAK FREE Queen
SAME LOVE Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert
SO MANY MEN, SO LITTLE TIME  - Miquel Brown
TRUE COLORS - Cyndi Lauper

JANUARY - DECEMBER        2015 

Y.M.C.A. - Village People
LEGENDARY HEROES  (ALL OF THEM QUEER) - Holly Johnson
WE ARE FAMILY - Sister Sledge
SMALLTOWN BOY - Bronski Beat
YOU MAKE ME FEEL (MIGHTY REAL) - Sylvester
I'M COMING OUT - Diana Ross
GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT) - Abba
GO WEST - Pet Shop Boys
IT'S RAINING MEN -The Weather Girls
BORN THIS WAY - Lady Gaga
OVER THE RAINBOW - Judy Garland
I AM WHAT I AM - Gloria Gaynor


100 SECRET GUILTY PLEASURES Pt. 2: #96--91. Continues tomorrow.
THE CAFFE` LATTE` 100
SECRET
GUILTY PLEASURES
They are the songs you don’t admit that you like, but… close all the windows & doors and enjoy these 100 secret guilty pleasures!
 
95
TETRIS
Dr Spin (1992)
Hard to believe Andrew Lloyd Webber was behind this dance hit inspired by the Game Boy craze.
94
TARZAN BOY
Baltimora (1985)
93
CALLING OCCUPANTS OF INTERPLANETARY CRAFT
The Carpenters (1977)
92
ALICE, WHO THE F--K IS ALICE?
The Steppers (1995)
91
HOORAY! HOORAY! IT'S A HOLI- HOLIDAY
Boney M (1979)
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

100 SECRET GUILTY PLEASURES Pt. 1: #100-95. Continues tomorrow.
THE CAFFE` LATTE` 100
SECRET
GUILTY PLEASURES
They are the songs you don’t admit that you like, but… close all the windows & doors and enjoy these 100 secret guilty pleasures!
Black and white photograph of the members of Pussycat band with blue border on top and below
100
I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT)
Meat Loaf (1993)
We never find out just what it is Meat Loaf will never do, but he is adamant about it.
99
DING DONG SONG
Gunther & The Sunshine Girls (2004)
98
DA DA DA (I DON'T LOVE YOU, YOU DON'T LOVE ME)
Trio (1981)
97
FAST FOOD SONG
Fast Food Rockers (2003)
As annoying and inane as it is, this tribute to fast food chains McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut will entrench itself into your brain. You have been warned!
96
MISSISSIPPI
Pussycat (1975)
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

THE ESSENTIAL 70s SONGS. This update: #1. This countdown concludes today.
THE 200 MOST
ESSENTIAL SONGS
OF THE
1970s
It was the decade of glam, disco, funk, Philly Soul, heavy metal, the singer/songwriter, punk and new wave. Here are the 200 songs that mattered most during the Seventies, in terms of influence, impact and success. To be eligible, the song needed to be released- as a single or on an album- during the years 1970-1979.
10
A photo of Gaye looking away from the camera
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The four members of the band sit together in front of a sandy-coloured background wearing predominantly black clothing. Freddie Mercury appears to be the dominant figure, sat in front of the other three members. From left to right, John Deacon, Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor. All four individuals are looking directly at the camera with a neutral expression on their face. Above the band is some black text, printed in an elegant, italic font face. The word "Queen" followed by "Bohemian Rhapsody", the latter of which is positioned under the band name in the same format yet smaller font.
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5
Sex Pistols, Anarchy In the U.K., German, Deleted, 7" vinyl single (7 inch record), EMI, 1C006-06294, 355605

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1
I FEEL LOVE

Donna Summer [1977]

Ears pricked up the world over when Donna Summer dropped her revolutionary dance track "I Feel Love". The song was a radical new direction for dance music. Producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte injected electronica into disco in a unique way. Since its release, the song has influenced several dance sub-genres, especially techno. The song was decades ahead of its time.
A new countdown will commence tomorrow.

Monday, May 23, 2016

THE ESSENTIAL 70s SONGS. This update: #2. This countdown concludes tomorrow.
THE 200 MOST
ESSENTIAL SONGS
OF THE
1970s
It was the decade of glam, disco, funk, Philly Soul, heavy metal, the singer/songwriter, punk and new wave. Here are the 200 songs that mattered most during the Seventies, in terms of influence, impact and success. To be eligible, the song needed to be released- as a single or on an album- during the years 1970-1979.
2
IMAGINE
John Lennon [1971]
John Lennon was an artist with various moods. He could be stinging, empowering, loving and inspiring. The latter applies to the imaginary utopia envisioned in "Imagine". This song stands up alongside any Lennon composition from his days with The Beatles. If his solo career is remembered for one track, it is "Imagine". It is the musical equivalent of Dr King's "I Have A Dream" speech. Decades have passed, but its lyrics still resonate today.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

THE ESSENTIAL 70s SONGS. This update: #3. Continues tomorrow.
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THE 200 MOST
ESSENTIAL SONGS
OF THE
1970s
It was the decade of glam, disco, funk, Philly Soul, heavy metal, the singer/songwriter, punk and new wave. Here are the 200 songs that mattered most during the Seventies, in terms of influence, impact and success. To be eligible, the song needed to be released- as a single or on an album- during the years 1970-1979.
3
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

Led Zeppelin [1971]

"Stairway To Heaven" is one of the best known songs of the 1970s and rock's canon in general. Beginning with its gentle acoustic mood, Robert Plant's bluesy vocal is tempered with precision. The music starts to build gradually. As drums and guitars enter, the song takes a new direction with heavy rock amplification by its conclusion. The track has enjoyed its deserved place among the true rock classics.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Caffe` Latte` Top 10 Tracks this week

1 Hear Them Calling GRETA SALOME  2wks                                                                            4 3

2 No Degree Of Separation FRANCESCA MICHIELIN                                                          3 4

3 Play JURI POOTSMAN                                                                                                   5 3

4 You Are The Only One SERGEY LAZAREV                                                                      2 5

5 Sound Of Silence DAMI IM                                                                                                  9 2

6 You're Not Alone JOE & JAKE                                                                                          NEW

7 Just Like Fire PINK                                                                                                      NEW

8 Color Of Your Life MICHAEL SZPAK                                                                         6 4

9 Loin d'ici ZOE                                                                                                                8 4

10 I've Been Waiting For This Night DONNY MONTELL                                                        4 3


THE ESSENTIAL 70s SONGS. This update: #4. Continues tomorrow.
THE 200 MOST
ESSENTIAL SONGS
OF THE
1970s
It was the decade of glam, disco, funk, Philly Soul, heavy metal, the singer/songwriter, punk and new wave. Here are the 200 songs that mattered most during the Seventies, in terms of influence, impact and success. To be eligible, the song needed to be released- as a single or on an album- during the years 1970-1979.
4
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED
Gil Scott-Heron [1971]
The roots of rap go back to Gil Scott-Heron's influential recordings. He is provocative as he reads the lines, as if reciting a poem. "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is spoken word, soul jazz and funk; all combined to reflect the times.

Friday, May 20, 2016

THE 200 ESSENTIAL SONGS OF THE 1970s. This update: #5. A new song added daily
THE 200 MOST
ESSENTIAL SONGS
OF THE
1970s
It was the decade of glam, disco, funk, Philly Soul, heavy metal, the singer/songwriter, punk and new wave. Here are the 200 songs that mattered most during the Seventies, in terms of influence, impact and success. To be eligible, the song needed to be released- as a single or on an album- during the years 1970-1979.
5Anarchy postcard front
ANARCHY IN THE U.K.
Sex Pistols [1976]
The Sex Pistols crash-landed onto the pop scene with debut single "Anarchy In The U.K.". Its stinging lyrics attracted a new audience. Punk rock had arrived in Britain. The group proved you didn't need to know how to play an instrument to leave your mark.