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ERASURE – LOVE TO HATE YOU

«Love to Hate You» is a song by Erasure which was released in 1991 as the second single from the duo’s fifth studio album Chorus.The single was released by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. The song, written by band members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell is an electronic dance track clearly inspired by disco music. The synthesizer melody in the chorus of «Love to Hate You» is an interpolation of the string break from the Gloria Gaynor disco-era classic «I Will Survive«.

The song’s music video features Erasure performing the song on a futuristic stage with a long, connected runway which extends out into the audience. As Bell dances down the runway, it is revealed that the floor is covered in water – these shots were filmed in London’s Leadenhall Market. Vince Clarke is also seen playing a circular keyboard similar to one previously used by Jean Michel Jarre

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«Break My Stride» is a reggae/New Wave song co-written and performed by American musician Matthew Wilder, released as the first single from his debut album I Don’t Speak the Language on October 26, 1983. It was a major hit single for him in 1983 and 1984, becoming a multiformat success in the U.S., charting on the Pop, Black, Dance and Adult Contemporary charts.

The song has been covered by many artists throughout the years, including charting versions from Unique II in 1996 and Blue Lagoon in 2004, and, in interpolations, Puff Daddy in 1997 and Christina Aguilera with Lil’ Kim in 2003 as well as non-charting versions including Alvin and the Chipmunks in 1984.

«Over My Shoulder» is a pop rock song by Mike + The Mechanics. It was released in February 1995 as the first single from their album Beggar on a Beach of Gold. Sung by Paul Carrack, it was the most successful single from that album, peaking at No.12 on UK Singles Chart. Although it failed to crack the UK Top 10, the song became perhaps the band’s biggest radio hit.The music video, which features Nick Pickard (of Hollyoaks), and Tom Fletcher from the British band McFly as a little boy in a classroom, was shot on the village green at Chiddingfold on The Weald in WaverleySurreyEngland.

 

«Don’t Look Any Further» is a 1984 single by former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards, featuring Siedah Garrett. The single was written by Franne Golde, Dennis Lambert, and Duane Hitchings. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Black Singles chart and peaked at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100.

«Don’t Look Any Further» is the eighth single from British band M People. It was the third single from their second album Elegant Slumming (1993). The song is a cover version. Produced by M People. It was released on 22 November 1993. The song peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart.

DES’REE – LIFE

«Life» is a popular song recorded by the British pop and soul singer Des’ree. It was the third single from her third album, Supernatural, and was released on 2 June 1998. This song remains Des’ree’s biggest hit, peaking at number one in AustriaItalythe Netherlands and Spain.

In the music video, the singer is sitting on the back seat of a black 1965 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass convertible, driven by a chauffeur. Des’ree is initially sheltered from the sun by a black umbrella, which then flies away. The car is passing through sugar cane fields, apparently in Jamaica. An aeroplane flies overhead, but instead of spraying pesticide, it drops a host of butterflies. The video was directed by the director Mike Lipscombe.

«Funky Cold Medina» is a hip hop song written by Young MC, Michael L. Ross and Matt Dike and first performed by Tone Lōc. It was the second single from Lōc’s debut album Lōc-ed After Dark (1989). The single was released on March 18, 1989, and rose to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 the following month. It peaked on the UK Singles Chart at #13 in May of that year.

The song title refers to a fictional aphrodisiac, which is presented in the accompanying video as a steaming love potion. The lyrics tell the tale of Lōc’s initially unsuccessful attempts to attract women at a bar. At the suggestion of another patron, he plies his intended with «that medina thing.» He first tests the drink on his dog, who immediately latches onto his leg and attempts to arouse himself sexually, and subsequently experiences increased popularity among his canine contemporaries.

WHAM – THE EDGE OF HEAVEN

«The Edge of Heaven» is a song by British pop duo Wham!, released on Epic Records in 1986. It was written by George Michael, one half of the duo, and was promoted in advance as Wham!’s farewell single.

With the known desire of George Michael to move into a more adult market, Wham! had announced in the spring of 1986 that Michael and his musical partner Andrew Ridgeley would go their separate ways after a farewell single, album and concert. The album was called «The Final» and the concert was held in front of 72,000 fans at London‘s Wembley Stadium on Saturday 28 June 1986.[1]

 

Chris de Burgh (born Christopher John Davison, 15 October 1948) is an Argentine-born British-Irish singer-songwriter. He is most famous for his 1986 love song «The Lady in Red«, which reached number one in Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom and South Africa.

De Burgh was born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina, to Colonel Charles Davison, a British diplomat, and Maeve Emily de Burgh, an Irish secretary.His father had substantial farming interests, and Chris spent much of his early years in Malta, Nigeria and Zaire, as he, his mother and brother accompanied Colonel Davison on his diplomatic and engineering work.

 

 

CHRIS REA – AUBERGE

Auberge (a French word meaning «inn«) is the twelfth studio album by Chris Rea, released in 1991. The album as well as the title song was mostly notable for the association of the Caterham Super Seven that he owned, in which he called it the «Blue Seven». That car appeared on the album cover, illustrated in oil by renowned motoring artist Alan Fearnley. The album makes several references to the car over several tracks, as well on the video of the title song and its cover illustration was used for its adverts. In 2005, Rea sold his car in an auction. Auberge was a #1 album in the UK in 1991. The title track also gave Rea one of his biggest chart hits, reaching #16 in the UK charts. Other songs released as singles were «Heaven», «Looking For The Summer» and «Winter Song». Another song, «And You My Love», wasn’t released as single, however also has become a great hit.

«You Gotta Be» is a song recorded by the British pop and soul singer Des’ree. Written by the singer with the track’s producer Ashley Ingram, «You Gotta Be» was the first single release from Des’ree’s second album I Ain’t Movin’ (1994).Described by Stuart Elliott in The New York Times as «an infectiously sunny tune about the affirmative powers of self-confidence, «You Gotta Be» according to Des’ree is, like all the songs on its parent album, «about having the inner strength to figure out who you are» with «You Gotta Be» specifically being «born out of me stopping myself and thinking everyday how you gotta be something. You have to be cool and calm in [one] situation, and then you have to be bold and strong in another situation.»Des’ree drew inspiration for «You Gotta Be» from the Shakti Gawain book Creative Visualization which had abetted the singer’s recovery from a painful romantic breakup; «I’ve always been blindly optimistic, and that [book] helped me rise from my melancholia,» explains Des’ree who it is said «swears by daily affirmations.»

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