Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Caffe` Latte` Top 10 Tracks this week:

1 Do You Know Where Your Children Are MICHAEL JACKSON  1wk                             8 2

2 I Wish We Were Leaving BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT & ELTON JOHN         7 2

3 Love Never Felt So Good MICHAEL JACKSON                                                     9 2

4 Rise Up FREAKY FORTUNE ftg. RISKYKIDD                                                     3 3

5 Geronimo SHEPPARD                                                                                        NEW

6 Mamma Mia DARIN                                                                              NEW

7 G.U.Y. (Girl Under You) {Cosmic Dawn Radio Edit} LADY GAGA                                     NEW

8 Hurt You BABYFACE & TONI BRAXTON                                                        2 4

9 Chandelier SIA                                                                                NEW

10 Undo SANNA NIELSEN                                                                         4 4

Caffe` Latte` presents...
THE ALL -TIME
TOP 125 EUROVISION SONGS
THIS WEEK: #20-16
Each week, new songs will be added until the countdown reaches #1 on the day of the Grand Final in Copenhagen in May. Highlighted songs are winners for that year.
125 HASTA LA VISTA (See You Soon) Ruslan Alekhno BELARUS 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WP2_vOLNps
124 ONLY LOVE SURVIVES Ryan Dolan IRELAND 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tgtyl_5x5Y
123 PARTY FOR EVERYBODY Buranovskiye Babushki RUSSIA 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgUstrmJzyc 
122 KEDVESEM (My Darling) ByeAlex HUNGARY 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOimfHq76xk
121 LE PAPA PINGOUIN (The Father Penguin) Sophie & Magaly LUXEMBOURG 1980
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu9RictLX3I
120 YOU Robin Stjernberg SWEDEN 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtjdTPnCcu0
119 FEUER (Fire) Irene Sheer GERMANY 1978
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o8UnDhVwso
118 BIRDS Anouk NETHERLANDS 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5iazXvMw5o
117 FANGAD AV EN STORMVIND (Captured by a Stormwind) Carola SWEDEN 1991
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wnS4nu-bOc
116 MARRY ME Krista Siegfrids FINLAND 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL9-8OlUGHM
115 NEVER FORGET Greta Salome & Jonsi ICELAND 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRqmHRbJvTo
114 KA' DU SE HVA' JEG SA' (Who Is Wrong, Who Is Right) Hot Eyes DENMARK 1988
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOAnJN8CMww
113 HOLD ME Farid Mammadov AZERBAIJAN 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN3d_V7KVLE
112 LOVE SHINE A LIGHT Katrina & the Waves UNITED KINGDOM 1997
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azw4Kh8Rqpw

111 L' ESSENZIALE (The Essential) Marco Mengoni ITALY 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8oaxDV1q6o
110 I WANNA Marie N LATVIA 2002
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4GOSw7v0N0
109 ONLY TEARDROPS Emmelie De Forest DENMARK 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3f9v8ebuD4
  108 I LOVE YOU MI VIDA (I Love You My Life) D'Nash SPAIN 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raWwuq8DQnU
 107 DIGGI-LOO DIGGI-LEY Herreys SWEDEN 1984
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZMV6qCkRnU
106 GLORIOUS Cascada GERMANY 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HYTd7WDCPg
105 WHAT'S ANOTHER YEAR? Johnny Logan IRELAND 1980
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vccwzuttIQY
104 DIS OUI (Say Yes) Melanie Cohl BELGIUM 1998
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRfWIBJvioM
103 ANGEL Chiara MALTA 2005
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDPOw7ARQBE  
102 EN UN MUNDO NUEVO (It's a New World) Karina SPAIN 1971 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq0phfi6LR8 
101 WHERE ARE YOU? Imaani UNITED KINGDOM 1998
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nusBQ7Lacg
100 THE VOICE Elmear Quinn IRELAND 1996 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpdRtIM45ts
99 OPEN YOUR HEART Birgitta ICELAND 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI7l5WSJPIA
98 HI Ofra Haza ISRAEL 1983 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqPGYSWnSFg
97 GRAVITY  Zlata Ognevich UKRAINE 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMxpv8naRd8
96 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE Fame SWEDEN 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qAkQRczjDI
95 ORO (Hora) Jelena Tomasevic featuring Bora Dugic SERBIA 2008 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpmNsZ0vlrQ
 94 KUULA (Listen) Ott Lepland ESTONIA 2012 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzXKjvpgj2o
93 SHAKE IT Sakis Rouvas GREECE 2004
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQUbIrCAiPM 
92 DRAMA QUEEN DQ DENMARK 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXGl2cbDBDA
91 FAIRYTALE Alexander Rybak NORWAY 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXwgZL4zx9o

90 LEJLA (Layla) Hari Mata Hari BOSNIA - HERZEGOVINA 2006
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXlIN3mcsH4
89 ALL OUT OF LUCK Selma ICELAND 1999
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62WUErbhUUs
88 LOVE SYMPHONY Quartissimo featuring Martina SLOVENIA 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouHzat5vsiw
87 EUPHORIA Loreen SWEDEN 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfo-8z86x80
86 GWENDOLYNE Julio Iglesias SPAIN 1970
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlqiv5q2lgE
85 SHAME ON YOU Tomas Thordarson DENMARK 2004
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ8ow0_GYBQ
84 TOI, LA MUSIQUE ET MOI (You, The Music & Me) Mary Cristy MONACO 1976  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoo_2aO2XPM 
83 PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS? (Do You Speak French?) Baccara LUXEMBOURG 1978
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=341PZOwS2tA 

82 NON HO L' ETA (I'm Not Old Enough) Gigliola Cinquetti ITALY 1964
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bTv1-fb61U
81 LAS VEGAS Martin Stenmarck SWEDEN 2005
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDoVyeLKl0Q  
80 NOCTURNE Secret Garden NORWAY 1995
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qqOI04uo_c 
79 STRONGER EVERY MINUTE Lisa Andreas CYPRUS 2004
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq4RNHax5ow
  78 SING ME A SONG Bernadette NETHERLANDS 1983
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCW7GprKIj0 
77 O MIE (A Thousand) Aliona Moon MOLDOVA 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xckgLUv73Jc 
 
76 FRAMLING Carola SWEDEN 1983
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xah_01-wfII&list=RDxah_01-wfII   
75 I BELONG Kathy Kirby UNITED KINGDOM 1965
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeDI52bdntQ  
74 HOLD ON, BE STRONG Maria Haukass Storeng NORWAY 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vejnp1YXO4 
 73 CAROBAN ((Magical) Nina SERBIA 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CWvXKxjCs8 
72 SOLAYOH Alyona Lanskaya BELARUS 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKewBfUE2Mg
71 LISTEN TO YOUR HEARTBEAT Friends SWEDEN 2001
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-s6nk3Iwmo      
70 DON'T PLAY THAT SONG AGAIN Nicki French UNITED KINGDOM 2000
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOjXSo5wMrs     
69 DAG EFTER DAG (Day After Day) Chips SWEDEN 1982
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d2em_sRT6A    
68 SHOW ME YOUR LOVE Tina Karol UKRAINE 2006
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRqhkwTIuU8   
 67 LA DET SWINGE (Let It Swing) Bobbysocks NORWAY 1985
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuZY2G4lpsA
66 DZULI (Julie) Daniel YUGOSLAVIA 1983
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8ENftFochg
65 OOH AAH... JUST A LITTLE BIT Gina G UNITED KINGDOM 1996
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMOgwaaQofI 
64 CASANOVA Gisela ANDORRA 2008
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuzrxIml2FQ   
 63 SI TU AIMES MA MUSIQUE (If You Like My Music) Stella BELGIUM 1982
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LSVpty64TI
62 I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT MUSIC Corinna May GERMANY 2002
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmZapNC1FbI
61 MAKING YOUR MIND UP Bucks Fizz UNITED KINGDOM 1981
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVvz7NA28CM 
60. CRISALIDE (VOLA) (Chrysalis [Fly]) Valentina Monetta SAN MARINO 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YirZIBi2vnY
59 HERO Charlotte Nilsson Perrelli SWEDEN 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoMjCubWM9k 
58 THE STRINGS OF MY HEART Vanna CROATIA 2001
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS9iEBC0Pvs
57 DANCING LASHA TUMBAI Verka Serduchka UKRAINE 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfjHJneVonE
56 VIVO CANTANDO (I Live Singing) Salome SPAIN 1969
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uMRzZcSou8     
55 APRES TOI (After You) Vicky Leandros LUXEMBOURG 1972
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTPVYktRl-I 

54 JACK IN THE BOX Clodagh Rogers UNITED KINGDOM 1971
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IadDY3-sOM
53 HALLELUJAH Milk & Honey with Gali Atari ISRAEL 1979
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlDQfq-9QV4
 52 THE WAGES OF LOVE Muriel Day & the Lindsays IRELAND 1969
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-lxKz2heAM
51 DEN VILDA (The Wild One) One More Time SWEDEN 1996
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaV6cIZfrdA
50 CONGRATULATIONS Cliff Richard UNITED KINGDOM 1968
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN4cSu45HXI
49 T'EN VAS PAS Ester Ofarim SWITZERLAND 1963
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VztUEuuB164
48 IF I HAD YOUR LOVE Selma ICELAND 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdQdPDb1rMs 
47 A-BA-NI-BI (I Love You) Izhar Cohen & Alpha Beta ISRAEL 1978
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8IDx4Hmzho
46 POPULAR Eric Saade SWEDEN 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-04pUETT7oI
45 KNOCK KNOCK (WHO'S THERE?) Mary Hopkin UNITED KINGDOM 1970
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvo8pzEyxF4
44 ERES TU (You Are) Mocedades SPAIN 1973
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EtPSn3qdEI
 43 THEATER (Theatre) Katja Ebstein GERMANY 1980
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGEo2fpiu0Q     
42 ELOISE Arvingarna SWEDEN 1993
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6-su7rYvGc   
41 WE WILL BE FREE (LONELY SYMPHONY) Frances Ruffelle UNITED KINGDOM 1994
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YMqYVvj4Hw     
40 DING DINGE DONG Teach-In NETHERLANDS 1975 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXv4Pk1s6G0
 39 I DO Fabrizio Faniello MALTA 2006
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQeL73Sw7ik  
38 NEVER LET IT GO Afro-Dite SWEDEN 2002
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbWBSpf-7Eo 
37 I'M NOT AFRAID TO MOVE ON Jostein Hasselgad NORWAY 2003
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7dnjlSXjoU   
 36 THE PARTY'S OVER Sandra Reemer NETHERLANDS 1976  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGTEkQn-Xy4  
 35 DIVINE Sebastian Tellier FRANCE 2008   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeTmxBQIK3c  
 34 I FEED YOU MY LOVE Margaret Berger NORWAY 2013  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjm-kCOMaPY   
33 APHRODISIAC Eleftheria Eleftheriou GREECE 2012
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFOzbmCqkJA    

32 INVINCIBLE Carola SWEDEN 2006
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9whldXx42U4        
31 DSCHINGIS KHAN (Genghis Khan) Dschingis Khan GERMANY 1979
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKPLZQau-EA 
30 CINEMA Paola del Medico SWITZERLAND 1980
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-RmnRXA8kU
29 RAPSODIA (Rhapsody) Mia Martini ITALY 1992
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lHw8agCIIo

28 MONO I AGAPI (Only Love) Anna Vissi CYPRUS 1982
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8HVS1DePZk
27 WILD DANCES Ruslana UKRAINE 2004
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10XR67NQcAc
26 ALWAYS AySel & Arash AZERBAIJAN 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OEIOS1oUeY
25 SI (Yes) Gigliola Cinquetti ITALY 1974
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWrtN6LBJtk  
  24 MARIE BLANCHE Guy Bonnet FRANCE 1970  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=713TOCBiK_k 
23 DIVA Dana International ISRAEL 1998
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ5B6w-Baxs   
22 ENERGY Nusa Derenda SLOVENIA 2001
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzXmzCMOLQY  
21 NEL BLU DIPINTO DI BLU (VOLARE) (In The Blue Painted Blue) Domenico Modugno ITALY 1958
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70PYINHfVjI     
20 LONG LIVE LOVE Olivia Newton-John UNITED KINGDOM 1974
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyu1SHoWAv0     
19 DIE FOR YOU Antique GREECE 2001
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cnE7FrqSdQ#aid=P-bBUfDDQuc  
18 JE NE SAIS QUOI (I Don't Know What) Hera Bjork ICELAND 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrcV44ffsHI 
17 SOGNU (Dream) Amaury Vassili FRANCE 2011  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTiBNPT-x_Y     
16 A FORCE DE PRIER (By Persistently Praying) Nana Mouskouri LUXEMBOURG 1963
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8MiJ38XT_M      
 
 
To be continued next week!
CAFFE` LATTE` 
TOP 1200 CHOICE TRACKS


#339 BABY DON'T CHA WORRY Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
The legendary pairing of Motown's Marvin Gaye with Tammi Terrell produced some of the best R&B duets ever. "Baby Don't Cha Worry" was from their 'You're All I Need' album. Issued in 1968, this collaboration included the classics "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" and "You're All I Need To Get By".
"Baby Don't Cha Worry" was written by Robert Beavers and Johnny Bristol. The latter co-produced the track with Harvey Fuqua. It's 1 of the countless overlooked gems from the Motown catalogue. While Terrell struggled as a soloist, Gaye of course was a superstar for the label. Together, the 2 singers produced genuine magic.

This is a list made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice. I have excluded songs from the last few years in order to get a better idea of a song's lasting impression. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
2 new songs are added each day (every 12 hours)  with a mid-week bonus every Wednesday.
CAFFE` LATTE` 
TOP 1200 CHOICE TRACKS


#340 THE STRANGER Billy Joel
Billy Joel penned the title track from his 1977 hit album 'The Stranger'. Phil Ramone produced the recording in New York City. It features Ralph MacDonald on percussion. The song was the 5th track lifted as a single from the LP, reaching #2 in Japan and charting in Australia in 1978.

This is a list made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice. I have excluded songs from the last few years in order to get a better idea of a song's lasting impression. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
2 new songs are added each day (every 12 hours)  with a mid-week bonus every Wednesday.

Friday, April 18, 2014

CAFFE` LATTE` 
TOP 1200 CHOICE TRACKS


#341 ALL AT ONCE Whitney Houston
1985 saw the release of Whitney Houston's self-titled debut album. It was a mega success, buoyed by its majestic ballads which included "All At Once". R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne co-wrote the song with producer Michael Masser. 
The former had been the lead singer of L.T.D. until 1980 and then enjoyed solo success with singles such as "On the Wings of Love" and "We're Going All The Way". He also charted with "Love Power", a duet with Dionne Warwick.  
Masser has written/ produced a number of hit songs. Beginning in the 1970s with Diana Ross at Motown, he then created hits for George Benson, Roberta Flack, Teddy Pendergrass, Peabo Bryson, Glenn Medeiros and Natalie Cole. 
While "All At Once" was never issued as a single in America, it received much airplay and was 1 of her well known love songs. In Europe, the single was issued and reached the Top 10 in Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.

This is a list made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice. I have excluded songs from the last few years in order to get a better idea of a song's lasting impression. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
2 new songs are added each day (every 12 hours)  with a mid-week bonus every Wednesday.
CAFFE` LATTE` 
TOP 1200 CHOICE TRACKS


#342 I WANT YOU BACK Jackson 5
Motown launched the stellar career of The Jackson 5 in 1969 with the single "I Want You Back". Its original title was "I Wanna Be Free". The label's writing & production team referred to as The Corporation consisted of Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, Alphonso Mizell and Motown head Berry Gordy Jr. The former 3 envisaged Gladys Knight & The Pips or Diana Ross recording it, but Gordy decided to alter their song to suit his new group. It's hard to imagine anyone else delivering the song the way the 10-year old Michael Jackson did. Despite his young age, the vocal is expressive and confident. 
The Corporation produced and arranged the recording, which was the lead single from their Motown debut album 'Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5'. Perren and Mizell performed on piano. The single was issued in late 1969 and was sitting atop the Hot 100 by the end of January 1970. The song also reached #1 on the US R&B chart. In Britain, "I Want You Back" peaked at #2. With this release, Michael Jackson (and his brothers) had arrived. 

This is a list made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice. I have excluded songs from the last few years in order to get a better idea of a song's lasting impression. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
2 new songs are added each day (every 12 hours)  with a mid-week bonus every Wednesday.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CAFFE` LATTE` 
TOP 1200 CHOICE TRACKS


#343 BIG BOSS GROOVE
"Big Boss Groove" was released as 1 of the double A-sides of a single which also included "You're The Best Thing" in 1984. Lead singer Paul Weller co-wrote the funky song with bandmate Mick Talbot. Production was handled by Weller with Peter Wilson. 
The brass section adds energy to the upbeat song. As is typical of The Style Council's catalogue, the cheery music belies the purpose of it message. Its lyrics are a call to arms. The single was a #5 hit in Britain. It only reached #76 in the USA. The disc did, however, peak in the Top 20 on the charts in Australia and New Zealand.

This is a list made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice. I have excluded songs from the last few years in order to get a better idea of a song's lasting impression. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
2 new songs are added each day (every 12 hours)  with a mid-week bonus every Wednesday.