Okay, this one is a bit of rule breaker again. The exact remix I have chosen, although released on 12″ single, it wasn’t a commercial one. Allegedly remixed by Pete Slaghuis, I first came across as an extra track on a DJ Only MegaTrax label release, ostensibly bought for the Pet Shop Boys megamix, I was blown away by the Maria Vidal remix. I ended up playing this track more than the PSB track at the time.
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Frequently referenced in pop culture, it has been covered by several bands, including a Paul Oakenfold version, renamed to “Reach Up (Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag)”.
“Through the Barricades” is known for its sweeping melody, powerful vocals, and atmospheric instrumentation, featuring guitars, drums, and a string section. The song was a commercial success, reaching the top ten in the UK and several other countries.
a classic electronic dance track that was first released in 1988. The song is instantly recognizable for its driving bassline, catchy synth hook, and the distinctively husky, whispered vocals of Yello’s frontman, Dieter Meier. From the first bars, “The Race” grabs the listener’s attention and doesn’t let go until the song’s thrilling conclusion.
Not quite making it onto my top 50, but still one that stands up to multiple listens…
Taken from TFOS self-titled debut album, a concept piece about an alien invasion of Earth, I RAN was a futurist sonic rippler, opening with mutant synths and rising to its highly infectious chorus.
Wham Rap! was a unique blend of pop, funk, and hip-hop, and it showcased George Michael’s skills as a songwriter and performer. The song’s lyrics dealt with themes of youth culture, social commentary, and the challenges of growing up in the inner city. The song was well received by audiences and critics, and it established Wham! as a fresh and innovative force in the pop music world.
I should point out here, that I harbour no love for Morrisey, and if you’d have asked my contemporary self whether I liked any of their music I would have unfriended you pretty quickly … but time is a healer, and I can now in my tender years appreciate the sublime production and Johnny Marr’s amazing guitar work, not just hate it because it features Morrisey.
For anyone who loves electronic dance music, “Planet Rock” is a must-listen. It’s a classic track that continues to be relevant and influential today, and it’s sure to get you on the dance floor. Whether you’re a fan of hip hop, electro, techno, or trance, “Planet Rock” is a timeless piece of music that deserves a place in your playlist.