Friday, September 22, 2017

GREATEST SONGS FROM 30 YEARS AGO... 1987.
This post: #100-61. 
Continues tomorrow.
Caffe` Latte` presents …
THE BEST SONGS OF 1987
 It was the year of the Iran-Contra Affair and the Reagan administration; Thatcher was British PM and the stock market crashed on Black Monday. At the movies, audiences flocked to see ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ and ‘Moonstruck’. 
61 U GOT THE LOOK Prince & Sheena Easton
62 ELECTRIC BLUE Icehouse
63 IF YOU LET ME STAY
 Terence Trent D’Arby
64 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE Bananarama
65 ALPHABET ST. Prince
66 EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac
67 LITTLE WING Sting
68 CROSS MY HEART Diana Ross
69 LEARNING TO FLY Pink Floyd
70 MYSTIFY INXS

71 I HEARD A RUMOUR Bananarama
72 IN GOD’S COUNTRY U2
73 WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? The Cure
74 I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama
75 LA BAMBA Los Lobos
76 CHINA IN YOUR HAND T’Pau
77 YOU WIN AGAIN Bee Gees
78 LEAN ON ME Club Nouveau
79 MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor
80 RIGHT ON TRACK Breakfast Club

81 SEVEN WONDERS Fleetwood Mac
82 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
83 WISHING WELL
 Terence Trent D’Arby
84 WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
85 I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle
86 LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
87 I WANT YOUR SEX George Michael
88 SONGBIRD Kenny G
89 CHERRY BOMB John Mellencamp
90 WEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF BEAUTY
 Alison Moyet

91 HUNGRY EYES Eric Carmen
92 WHAT’S MY SCENE Hoodoo Gurus
93 ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK Sting
94 YOU I KNOW Jenny Morris
95 SHE’S LIKE THE WIND Patrick Swayze
96 IS THIS LOVE Alison Moyet
97 I OWE YOU NOTHING Bros
98 OVER THE RAINBOW [live]
 Barbra Streisand
99 WHY YOU TREAT ME SO BAD
 Club Nouveau
100 JUST LIKE HEAVEN The Cure

THE ICONS GALLERY - ANTHEMS 
This playlist is now available on Spotify!
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Each month a song will be featured as the Icons Gallery salutes the GLBTI Anthems.


THE ANTHEMS 

2017
SEPTEMBER
MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC - 
Mama Cass
New World Coming - Mama Cass Elliot.jpgMama Cass Elliot further established her solo career with the single "Make Your Own Kind Of Music". Issued in 1969, it charted for the former lead singer of The Mamas & The Papas. 
The song's lyrics encourage individuality and celebrate what makes us all unique. It persuades us to resist conformity. This makes the song an easy pitch for the GLBTIQ community.



2017

I WANT TO COME OVER - Melissa Etheridge
SUPERMODEL (YOU BETTER WORK) - RuPaul
RELAX - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
FINALLY - Ce Ce Peniston
DANCING QUEEN - Abba
BEAUTIFUL - Christina Aguilera
SEARCHIN' - Hazell Dean
I FEEL LOVE - Donna Summer

JANUARY - DECEMBER 2016

WHY? - Bronski Beat
OUTSIDE - George Michael
SAN FRANCISCO - Village People
JOHN, I'M ONLY DANCING - David Bowie
VOGUE - Madonna
SOMEWHERE - Barbra Streisand
I WILL SURVIVE - Gloria Gaynor
RISE LIKE A PHOENIX - Conchita Wurst
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


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

BEFORE THE HIT VERSION. This post: C- THE SAINTS ARE COMING . Continues: next week.
BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
The Saints Are Coming
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It's not every day 2 major league bands combine forces on a track. In 2006, Irish rockers U2 and American punk/ alternative group Green Day did just that for "The Saints Are Coming". The release was to raise funds in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. As well as topping various charts in Europe and in Australia, the disc peaked at #2 in Britain.
This collaboration was an update of a song originally issued by The Skids. In 1978, the Scottish punk group reached #48 on the UK chart with the track. It was featured on the 'Wide Open' E.P.
 The Skids - The Saints are Coming.jpg
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:
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200 SONGS WITH THE BEST LYRICS. This post: #74: JESSE. Continues: next week
CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
200 SONGS
WITH THE
BEST LYRICS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
#74
JESSE
“…I’m keeping the light on the stairs,
no, I’m not scared,
I wait for you.
Hey Jesse,
it’s lonely,come home...
Janis Ian penned "Jesse". The tender ballad involves a woman dealing with the void left by her man. She is hoping the Jesse in the song title will return. A light is kept on at night, in case he comes back. Each day, a place is set for the man at the table. 
The loneliness oozes from between the verses. Ian recorded the song herself, but Roberta Flack's interpretation is even more powerful. The latter was included on her 1973 album 'Killing Me Softly'.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

BEFORE THE HIT VERSION. This post: XCIX- ONE WAY TICKET . Continues: tomorrow.
BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
One Way Ticket
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Disco group Eruption scored a worldwide hit with a remake of "I Can't Stand The Rain" in 1978. The following year, the band issued its 'Leave A Light' LP which included another hit single: "One Way Ticket". Again, the disc made the Top 10 in various countries.
 The latter was a remake of a song originally recorded by Neil Sedaka. In 1959, the American recording artist's version was the B-side for his major hit "Oh! Carol". "One Way Ticket" reached the top in Japan.
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Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:
spotify:user:alanrosscaffelatte
200 Favourite Music Acts. Today: #107: DAVID GUETTA. Continues next week.

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This countdown is on spotify, featuring the latest update and the earlier songs that form the entire list of:
The Caffé Latté
200
FAVOURITE
MUSIC ACTS

#107
DAVID GUETTA
David Guetta's mix of house and electronica has propelled the Parisian into one of the highest profile DJs on the planet. Born in 1967, he steadily built up his reputation at the decks. As a recording artist, Guetta's debut disc was a 2001 single featuring Chris Willis on vocals entitled "Just A Little More Love", which dented charts in France and the UK. 
In 2003, Guetta's remix of David Bowie's "Heroes", re-titled "Just For One Day" was lifted off his 'Fuck Me I'm Famous' album. The DJ enjoyed his biggest hit to date in 2006 with "Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away)", a #3 single in Britain. This was followed by his 3rd studio album 'Pop Life' in 2007. 
'One Love', issued 2 years later, widened his fan base. It reached #2 in the UK and topped the European album chart. The disc contained the hit single "When Love Takes Over". Featuring Kelly Rowland on guest vocals, the dance track topped charts in Britain, Europe and Israel. Follow-up single "Sexy Bitch", with Akon on vocals, made #1 in the UK, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. It was also Guetta's 1st Top 10 hit in the USA. Also that year, Guetta co-produced the Black Eyed Peas' worldwide #1 smash hit "I Gotta Feeling".
2011 saw the issue of 'Nothing But the Beat'. This album featured the hits "Sweat" (with Snoop Dogg), "Where Them Girls At" (with Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj), "Without You" (Usher) and "Titanium" (Sia).
'Listen' was unleashed 3 years later. Sam Martin sang lead on "Lovers On The Sun", another British chart topper. Other singles lifted off the album included "Dangerous" and "What I Did For Love" (with Martin again and Emeli Sandé respectively). 
Over the years, Guetta's musical output has seen him work with a diverse range of performers, including John Legend, The Script, Rihanna, Fetty Wap, Robin Schulz, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Chris Brown. In 2017, he scored a global smash with Justin Bieber entitled "2U".


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108 DESTINY’S CHILD
109 JAMIROQUAI
110 ALISON MOYET
111 LED ZEPPELIN
112 STEVE WINWOOD
113 COMMODORES
114 COLDPLAY
115 SIMPLY RED
116 ONE DIRECTION
117 CAROLE KING
118 R. KELLY
119 EMELI SANDE`
120 QUINCY JONES
121 LADY GAGA
122 ELVIS COSTELLO
123 RAY CHARLES
124 ED SHEERAN
125 NATALIE COLE
126 SMOKEY ROBINSON
127 KANYE WEST
128 ELVIS PRESLEY
129 ERIC BENET
130 SAM SMITH
131 JAMES TAYLOR
132 STEELY DAN
133 IKE & TINA TURNER
134 DES’REE
135 ACE OF BASE
136 VAN MORRISON
137 SAM COOKE
138 THE DOORS
139 AMY WINEHOUSE
140 PHARRELL WILLIAMS
141 GEORGE BENSON
142 MINNIE RIPERTON
143 VILLAGE PEOPLE
144 CURTIS MAYFIELD
145 FOREIGNER
146 EURYTHMICS
147 TOTO
148 BARRY WHITE
149 CARL RISELEY
150 TONI BRAXTON
151 NEIL DIAMOND
152 HALL & OATES
153 LUTHER VANDROSS
154 ERIC CLAPTON
155 THE O’JAYS
156 RUMER
157 SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
158 LITTLE RICHARD
159 HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES
160 CHRIS ISAAK
161 MICHAEL McDONALD
162 GLORIA GAYNOR
163 TWENTY ONE PILOTS
164 BEN E. KING
165 MEAT LOAF
166 JAMES REYNE
167 JOAN ARMATRADING
168 SADE
169 A-HA
170 GLEN CAMPBELL
171 DIRE STRAITS
172 COLD CHISEL
173 LINDA RONSTADT
174 ANTHONY CALLEA
175 LISA STANSFIELD
176 EN VOGUE
177 MICHAEL BUBLE`
178 TRACY CHAPMAN
179 DRAGON
180 OLETA ADAMS
181 LITTLE RIVER BAND
182 SOPHIE ELLIS – BEXTOR
183 THE RONETTES
184 CERRONE
185 MODELS
186 SCISSOR SISTERS
187 DARREN HAYES
188 PETULA CLARK
189 MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
190 LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY
191 ART GARFUNKEL
192 THE REELS
193 JANIS IAN
194 JOHN PAUL YOUNG
195 S CLUB 7
196 CHARLIE PUTH
197 THE MARVELETTES
198 ICEHOUSE
199 LEO SAYER
200 LIZA MINNELLI