Thursday, December 29, 2005
Friday, December 23, 2005
I promised Christmas songs, so I'd better get on with it, since there's only 2 days to go til the big day and listening to Xmas songs after that is a bit depressing really. First up is what was my favourite Xmas discovery last year and one of my favourite Xmas songs of all time. As you will have guessed, it's a cover of the Band Aid track, but there's no sincerity here - this version is all about the fun and it represents Christmas and all it's jolly capitalist frivolities far better than anything involving Sting or Chris Martin ever could.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
This song is credited to Kylie Minogue, Richard Stannard and Julian Gallagher, but I am presuming this to be a mistake as there are several on the sleeve of the Bravo compilation CD it features on. It is especially strange with the singer's name being Danii as well - perhaps this just confused the poor Pole writing the credits? Whether it's written by Kylie or not, it's a completely fantastic song which sounds like a combination of Lene Nystrom and Elize. It's catchy, fun dance-pop at it's very best and a very exciting find for me - I haven't stopped singing it for weeks!
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Like many artists in this top 10, Stereoliza has proven rather elusive, but my research has told me that they are a duo fronted by the blonde girl in this photo, who are Ukrainian but currently popular across Eastern Europe. There's no sign of an album or any songs other than this one, but it hardly matters when this one is so fabulous. My favourite bit has to be the first line, which sounds like "Leeps schneeps heeps eeps" and may well mean something in some language somewhere but sounds like absolute nonsense to me and all the better for it! The song sounds like the music Alex from World Idol should have made. It's insane and this young lady is clearly brimming with girl power.
Monday, December 19, 2005
Hop over to Dirrrty Pop
RIGHT NOW for a very special Xmas treat!
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Blog 27 are a Polish teenage girl duo, and so far they've only released cover versions, yet neither have been exactly what you'd call obvious choices. First, they released Uh La La La, an Alexia cover, which I posted on Euroshare
last week, and then this cover of Hey Boy, a 2-year-old single (video here
) by the only truly ace rap group around, Teddybears Sthlm. They may be crazy Swedes but they seem entirely sane compared to Polish pop stars. It seems insane Alex from World Idol was not a one-off - they're all like that!
Friday, December 16, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
Saturday, December 10, 2005