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All Songs 2012's & 80's / Blog

Robots - Kate Ryan

"Robots" is the third single from Kate Ryan's fifth studio album Electroshock. It was released in Belgium via iTunes on 12 May 2012. The song's melody is based on the riff of the song Living on Video by Trans-X.


Life Is a Flower - Ace of Base

"Life Is a Flower" is a song by Ace of Base, released as their first single from their 1998 album Flowers. The song was released in the US with different lyrics, titled "Whenever You're Near Me", and in a different key. The single sold 264,000 copies in the UK.



Early life

Ebru Gündeş was born in İstanbul, attend primary school in Ankara she was forced to discontinue her education due to financial difficulty. The quality of her voice was discovered at an early age when one of her relatives took her to Neşe Demirkat, a partner of Raks Neşe Müzik, a record label in Turkey. Neşe Demirkat was impressed with her voice and introduced her to music producers Koral Sarıtaş and Selçuk Tekay.


Ebru Gündeş sings the kind of desperately tragic Arabesque (Arabesk) love songs that are the core of Turkish pop music. Besides Turkey, she is especially popular in Iran where she was voted one of the favourite singers.[citation needed] Her debut album, Tanrı Misafiri, was released in 1992. It proved to be a massive success and sold 1,250,000 copies. At this stage she was a very sweet and innocent-looking girl, slim, dressed in white and with an attractive way of raising one eyebrow. She was on billboards all over Istanbul. Coming as she did from one of Istanbul's less affluent districts, with a rough manner and speaking voice in contrast to her beautiful singing voice, she garnered lots of public support. Her subsequent albums have been hugely successful and are listed below. Stardom has taken its toll on her health. She suffered from a brain haemorrhage in December 1999 while recording the album Dön Ne Olur, which resulted in two very serious operations. She spent a lot of time away from the public eye, recuperating, and eventually she returned to full health. Dön Ne Olur was one of the best-selling albums ever in Turkey. In November 2001 she released the album Ahdım Olsun. This album embodied the pain of the experience she endured from December 1999 to November 2001. It also offered a clear story line for the events that took place in her life that year More At: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebru_G%C3%BCnde%C5%9F

The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars - 2011

"The Lazy Song" is a song by American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars from his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. It was released as the third single from the album on February 15, 2011. Mars wrote the song with K'naan and his production team The Smeezingtons, who also produced the track. Musically, "The Lazy Song" displays influences of reggae and Hawaiian music. The song went to number one in the United Kingdom, becoming his third number one single in under a year following "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade

"The Lazy Song" was written by Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and K'naan, while produced by The Smeezingtons.[1] The song has roots reggae and Jawaiian influences,[2] with elements of pop and R&B.[3] The song has a moderate reggae beat.[3] "The Lazy Song" is three minutes and fifteen seconds long. The song makes reference to MTV, the P90X home fitness DVDs, and the Cali Swag District song "Teach Me How to Dougie".[4] The song is composed in the key of B major and is set in time signature of common time with a tempo of 88 beats per minute. Mars' vocal range spans from D♯4 to B5.[3] The single version of the song features whistling, which is not present on the album version. In 2011 the song was re-recorded by Brazilian singer Gretchen.

More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lazy_Song

Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again 1960

"Let's Twist Again" is a song written by Kal Mann and Dave Appell, and released as a single by Chubby Checker. One of the biggest hit singles of 1961, it reached number two in the UK and number eight on the U.S. Billboard pop chart. It refers to the Twist dance craze and his 1960 and 1961 re-released single "The Twist", a UK and U.S. number-one single. The song received the 1962 Grammy Award for Best Rock & Roll Recording. Checker also recorded the song in German as "Der Twist Beginnt". The song appears on the soundtrack of 2011 film The Help

More At: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let's_Twist_Again

Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain - 1973

I Can't Stand the Rain" is a song originally recorded by Ann Peebles, and written by Peebles, Don Bryant, and Bernard "Bernie" Miller. The song became Peebles' biggest hit when in 1973 it reached #38 on the US Pop Chart and #6 on the R&B/Black Chart. The single also reached #41 on the UK Pop Chart in April 1974. It was one of John Lennon's favorite songs and in a Billboard magazine article he commented, "It's the best song ever."

More at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Can't_Stand_the_Rain_(song)

Ottawan - D.I.S.C.O. - 1979

"D.I.S.C.O." is a Euro disco song by the French band Ottawan, written by Daniel Vangarde and Jean Kluger. It was originally recorded by Ottawan in French.[1] It was first recorded in 1979 and reached number 2 in the UK singles chart the following year. The song's name comes from the lyrics in its chorus, in which a woman is claimed to be 'DISCO', with each letter of the word standing for a certain quality, except O which simply leads to singing 'oh, oh, oh' ("She is disco // She is D delirious // She is I incredible // She is S superficial // She is C complicated // She is O oh, oh, oh").

More At: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.I.S.C.O.

Cindy Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is a song originally written by Robert Hazard and made famous by singer Cyndi Lauper.[1] It was the first major single released by Lauper as a solo artist and the lead-off single from her debut album She's So Unusual. Lauper’s version gained recognition as a feminist anthem, an award-winning video and a worldwide hit. It has been covered on either an album or in live concert by over 30 other artists. The single was Lauper's breakthrough hit, remaining in the #2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks.[citation needed] It remains one of Lauper's signature songs and is was a widely popular song during the era of its release, the 1980s. The "Rolling Stone & MTV: '100 Greatest Pop Songs': 1-50", "Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos"" and the "VH1: 100 Greatest Videos" lists ranked the song at #22, #39 and #45, respectively.[2][3][4] The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

More at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls_Just_Want_to_Have_Fun

Forever Young (Alphaville album)

Forever Young is the debut album released by West German synthpop/rock group Alphaville on September 27, 1984, by Warner Music Group. The album is Alphaville's most critically acclaimed album, and an estimated 2,000,000 copies have been sold. Reviews of the album are generally positive, with one reviewer calling it "a classic synth pop album" and "a wonderfully fun ride from start to finish."[2] It charted well, hitting the Top 20 in six European countries (and hitting #1 in two of them), but it failed to make an impact on the US charts, faring no better than #180. Alphaville followed up with their second album in 1986 with the release of Afternoons in Utopia.

More at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Young_(Alphaville_album)

Eyes on Me (Celine Dion song)

"Eyes on Me" is a song recorded by Canadian recording artist Céline Dion, taken from her ninth English studio album Taking Chances (2007). It was released as the second single in the United Kingdom on January 7, 2008. While "Alone" was released as the second single in the rest of Europe and North America instead. The Middle Eastern-flavored song was written by Kristian Lundin, Savan Kotecha and Australian singer Delta Goodrem. Goodrem also provides backing vocals on the track, while production was handled by Lundin. The latter worked with Dion in the past on "That's the Way It Is" and "I'm Alive" among others. The critics heavily compared the track to Shakira songs. Dion performed the song during An Audience with Céline Dion, which aired in the UK on ITV on December 22, 2007. She also performed a remix version featuring will.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas during her CBS special, That's Just the Woman in Me, which aired in the U.S. on February 15, 2008. "Eyes on Me" was released in the UK with virtually no promotion surrounding it in the media, leading to its peak position at number 113 on the UK Singles Chart. The music video for "Eyes on Me" was released on May 5, 2008, containing footages from the Taking Chances Tour in Africa and Asia

More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyes_on_Me_(Celine_Dion_song)