Cruel Summer

Friday, July 7. 2006

This is another one of those songs that comes into my mind in certain situations. I remember the time doing my military service on Oberviechtach, when this song was on one of my CDs… It was really fitting to the situation at that time. July/August 1998 was a really hot summer and being away from my family and from my friends from school felt quite cruel. “The city is crowded – my friends are away – and now I’m on my own”.

The original version of this song was performed by Bananarama someway back in the 80s, but Ace of Base’s cover versions are at least as good as the original. Using a standard dance beat the Eurodance-Version of Cruel Summer made it at least up to place 25 in at the German charts in 1998. The altered (slower/less beat) US-Version achieved #10 at the US-Charts!

I’m a lucky person - I'm not on my own and on my way to meet a lot of friends right now!

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The Spring is my love

Sunday, May 7. 2006

The spring is my love,
there is a spring rustling in the trees,
felt my heart was delighted, rebirth of all kind,
scenery switched? From film I saw?
It will tranqually last forever in my mind.

The wind, the birds, the love, the air,
the breeze, the June, the spring in me,
The wind, the birds, the love, the air,
the breeze, the June, the love in me.

The spring is my love
The wind, the birds, the love, the air,
the breeze, the June, the spring in me,
The wind, the birds, the love, the air,
the breeze, the June, the love in me.

Still one of my favorite songs, and it is over ten years old right now. A lot of memories are buried in that song. Starting from the visit of the discotheque “Big Eden” in Berlin in 1996, later my brother gave me the single cd as a present, then I really liked the remake of the song by Talla2XLC in 2003, and last year the Single CD, was the only audio CD I carried all the way to Malaysia and back, as a kind of lucky charm.

dandelionAnyway, when I get to think about “Spring” this song comes into my mind, and since I finally managed to replace the winter theme by changing my header picture to a beautiful meadow with dandelion, I can finally say – spring has reached my Weblog!

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Groove Coverage – Using the Scooter Phenomenon?

Monday, September 5. 2005

The golden Years of eurodance and dancefloor music have only very few survivors, most of the groups successful due to the early nineties already have vanished. I only know one group who could constantly build up on their success – Scooter. Indeed they had their real breakthrough with a number one hit at the German top 100 single charts some years after the boom was already gone (this hit was a cover of Peter Maffay’s Tabaluga Theme song “Nessaja”). And Scooter is still on the move, with a new single release at October 14th.. Now they seem to have some real competition, with Groove Coverage, who are on a similar way. They are recycling catchy melodies and mix them to state of the art dancefloor music (which still seems to have a market share). Their newest song is called “Holy Virgin” and takes use of an old eighties melody by the legendary group EAV. (I saw EAV live a few years ago, while they played at the Maisel's Weißbierfest in Bayreuth.) The song is imho nothing special, and can not catch up with their greatest successes (Moonlight Shadow, Poison, God is a DJ). Btw. If you ever wanted to know more about the roots of “God is a Girl”, read here. Beeing an old Roxette fan (With “How do you do” being my first cd) I now know why “God is a Girl” is one of my favourite songs..

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