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I keep getting Emails from people asking me to re-upload the links and music etc. I think people are just getting to those particular pages so are not reading the reason for the dead links.

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The reason the links are dead is that my account with Media Fire has been closed with all 11,000 files lost. That is why you can not download the things and No I can not re-upload them.

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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Maggie Mae - Rock 'n' Roll Cowboy

In 1981, Bucks Fizz won the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Making Your Mind Up'.

German singer Maggie Mae recorded this German cover version with alternative lyrics written by Werner Schüler and Bernd Meinunger.

Entitled 'Rock 'n' Roll cowboy', it's a tale of a woman who is seduced by a Marlboro-man type of figure, but on a motorbike instead of a horse.

Maggie Mae was born as Cosima Andrea Carle on May 13, 1960 and made a name for herself as singer and actress. Soon after the release of this single she met Robert Trammel, with whom she married and moved to the USA. She ended her singing career and started working as a nurse.

Click the link below to download the following:
TV Performance
Single Version
Jet Set - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?6y3ja3dt993qu

Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now

'Hold Me Now' is a song composed and performed by Johnny Logan from Ireland.

In 1987 Johnny Logan won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song. Logan had previously won with 'What's Another Year?' in the 1980 Contest and would go on to write the winner of the 1992 Contest ('Why Me?' for Linda Martin for whom he had previously written 'Terminal 3' at the 1984 Contest)

The song holds the distinction of being one of the very few self-composed songs to win the Contest, and is regarded by many fans as one of the high points of Contest history, recently being voted the third-best song in Eurovision history (behind 'Waterloo' and 'Nel blu dipinto di blu').

After Logan had been proclaimed the winner with this song, he was overcome with emotion during the reprise and was unable to reach the high notes in this part of the song. As he had when he won in 1980 with 'What's Another Year?', he shouted "I still love you, Ireland".

The song was performed twentieth on the night. At the close of voting, it had received 172 points, placing 1st in a field of 22.

In the UK the single made it to number 2 in the charts and was a top ten hit through out Europe.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Video
Single Version
Living A Lie - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?9ofq98j89hwgm

Monday, 30 May 2011

Angelique - Een Beetje Geld Voor Een Beetje Liefde

It's amazing the things you find when it comes to Eurovision. I had not heard this before but managed to find it on another site and had to listen.

Angelique's 'Een Beetje Geld Voor Een Beetje Liefde' ('A Little Money For A Little Lovin'') was a parody of Nicole's winning song for the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, 'Ein Bisschen Frieden'.

Basically the singer describes the day job of a hooker, indirectly implying that sweet innocent Nicole had a job on the side as well.

The song was a big success in the Netherlands, released in July 1982 - not long after the original - it reached number 2 in the Dutch Top 40.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Vader Wat Klotsen Je Ballen - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?lwz6mhoqbs0d4

Vikki - Love Is

'Love Is', written and composed by James Kaleth and Vikki Watson, was the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1985, performed by the latter composer, Vikki Watson, credited at Eurovision as Vikki.

Vikki won the right to perform at Gothenburg by winning the UK national final, A Song for Europe, where she was the first singer to perform.

At Gothenburg, the song was performed fourteenth on the night.

At the end of judging that evening, 'Love Is' took the fourth-place slot with 100 points. At the time, it was one of the few entries that managed to receive 100 points without receiving any 12 point allotments from any jury. It was also the UK's strongest showing since winning the 1981 Contest with 'Making Your Mind Up.'

The song was a contemporary ballad about a man and a woman who are both too afraid to plunge head-first with their emotions into a love affair; while both of them want to be loved by the other, both of them are letting their heads rule their hearts. In the chorus, Vikki sings that "love is" the product of a number of impulsive decisions, such as "taking a chance on two hearts beating as one." Vikki nominally used a single chair as a prop, first sitting in it while singing the song, then circling it and abandoning it entirely by the second half of the song.

Despite the high showing at Gothenburg, the song placed at number 49 on the UK Singles Chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Video
Single Version
Lead Me Through The Darkness - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?xffxbzh0k5lka

Friday, 27 May 2011

Riccardo Fogli - Per Lucia

Riccardo Fogli was born on October 21, 1947 in Pontedera, Italy.

After some time in bands like Slenders and Pooh, he started a solo career in 1973. His main success, however, came in the Eighties.

In 1983, he represented Italy during the Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Per Lucia' ('For Lucia').

He finished in joint eleventh place, with Finland, in a field of 20 competitors with 41 points.


Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Original Single Version
Altri Tempi - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?aity29tu1xndy

Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now - Album

In 1987 Johnny Logan had won the Eurovision for the second time with the song 'Hold Me Now'.

Following on from that success Logan released a second single that year which was a cover of the 10cc song 'I'm Not In Love', produced by Paul Hardcastle.

An album entitled 'Hold Me Now' was also released but the second single and album release did not provide a sustainable market in the UK so Logan then concentrated on the Irish and Europe market.

The album made it to number 83 in the UK Album Charts for 1 week only.

Tracklisting:
01 - Hold Me Now
02 - Stay
03 - Foolish Love
04 - When Your Woman Cries
05 - I'm Not In Love
06 - Helpless Heart
07 - What's Another Year
08 - Heartbroken Man
09 - Living A Lie
10 - Such A Lady

Click the link below to download the Album:

http://www.mediafire.com/?11wbd7xi0l5o5

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Emly Starr - Samson

Emly Starr was born as Marie-Christine Mareel in Laarne, Belgium on September 5, 1957. Her music career started in 1976 with the single 'Tears of gold'.

After five years, she represented Belgium during the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Samson'. The song finished in 13th place, in a field of 20 participants with 40 points.

The song is inspired by the Biblical story of Samson, with Starr singing that the object of her desires is like Samson in that he is not interested in love. She suggests that he should 'find yourself a Delilah'.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Dutch Version
English Version

http://www.mediafire.com/?5a252k88e6346

Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You

'Waiting for a Girl Like You' is a song by British-American rock band Foreigner. The distinctive synthesizer theme was performed by the then-unknown Thomas Dolby.

It was the second single released from the album 4 (1981), and was co-written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones.

It has become one of the band's most famous songs worldwide, peaking at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for ten weeks and number 1 on Billboard's Rock Tracks chart for one week. On the Billboard adult contemporary chart, the song topped out at number 5. In the UK, the song peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart.

'Waiting for a Girl Like You' achieved an odd chart distinction by spending a record-setting 10 weeks in the nuber 2 position of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, without ever reaching the top. It was held off the number 1 spot by Olivia Newton-John's single 'Physical' for the first nine of those weeks, and by Hall & Oates' 'I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)' for the remaining week.

Prior to the release of this song as a single, Foreigner was considered a hard rock band getting airplay mostly on rock stations and some Top 40 ones. This song gave the group more exposure on top 40 radio stations. Also because the song was soft, most adult contemporary radio stations played it as well giving this group exposure to an audience they were not really aimed at in general. This song was pivotal in exposing harder rock acts to a broader audience.

Click the link below to download the following:
Live Performance

Single Version
I'm Gonna Win - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?okewx6biq3vui

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Live Report - Why Do I Alway's Get It Wrong

'Why Do I Always Get it Wrong?', written by Brian Hodgson and composed by John Beeby, was the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, performed by the sextet Live Report, led by Ray Caruana.

Live Report won the right to perform at Lausanne by winning the UK national final, A Song for Europe, where they were the sixth act to perform.

At Lausanne, the song was performed seventh on the night. At the end of judging that evening, 'Why Do I Always Get it Wrong?' took the second-place slot with 130 points. Norway, Portugal, Luxembourg, France and Germany all gave their 12 point designations to the UK that evening. Despite losing the contest by six points to Yugoslavia's Riva with 'Rock Me,' the UK actually received the most sets of 12 point designations for the evening (Yugoslavia received the 12 points from four countries).

For the second year in a row, the UK entered a ballad at the Eurovision final. This song revolved around a man who took off running "where his lover won't find him," as she causes him to hurt, and leaving her presence for good is the only way to stop the pain. Crying out against his illogical love for the woman who has treated him so badly, Caruana asks, "Why do I always get it wrong?"

After Eurovision, the song placed at number 73 on the UK Singles Chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Single Version
Take A Chance On Me - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?qiyge3gk1pn2t

Was Not Was - Walk The Dinosaur

'Walk the Dinosaur' is a hit single recorded and released by the band Was (Not Was) in 1987, later featured on their hit 1988 album, What Up, Dog?

When released in the UK in 1987, the song reached number 10 on the charts, becoming the group's first Top 10 hit in the UK.

After the music video to the song, which featured four half-naked cavewomen dancing to the song, a Flintstones-style TV playing clips from Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur, and then modern people dancing to the song in the "Everybody kill the dinosaur" part, received heavy rotation on MTV, the song reached number 7 on the U.S. charts in 1989, two years after its UK success. The song is the biggest hit single for the band in their home country.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video

Single Version
The New York Dangerous Mix
Bruce's Prehistoric Dub Version
11 Miles An Hour - Abe Zapp Ruder Version - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?8oz9fhd8xc6qr

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Riva - Rock Me

'Rock Me' was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, performed by Riva, representing Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the first and only time that this country would win the Contest. The song was performed in Serbo-Croatian.

The song's victory led to international awareness of Yugoslav rock.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Promo
Original Version
English Version

The SOS Band - Just Be Good To Me

'Just Be Good to Me' is a 1983 single by The SOS Band, written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

The single reached number two on the U.S. R&B chart, number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the dance chart that year

The song has subsequently been covered by several artists. Norman Cook (a.k.a. Fatboy Slim) was involved with a very successful UK version with his band Beats International who took the song to number one as 'Dub Be Good to Me', which featured a backing track consisting mainly of a sample of The Clash classic, 'The Guns Of Brixton'.

The original single made it to number 13 in the UK Singles Chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Instruemental Version
Extended Version

http://www.mediafire.com/?7enzg9ju51tec

Monday, 23 May 2011

Scott Fitzgerald - Go

'Go', written and composed by Julie Forsyth, was the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed by Scott Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald won the right to perform at Dublin by winning the UK national final, A Song for Europe, where he was the eighth singer to perform. Fitzgerald was also the first singer to be chosen to represent the United Kingdom via a national telephone vote. In Dublin, the song was performed fourth on the night.

At the end of judging that evening, 'Go' took the second-place slot with 136 points. Turkey, Belgium and Italy awarded their 12 point designations to the UK that evening. In one of the closest voting rounds up to that time, the UK lost the competition by one point to Switzerland's representative, Canadian singer Celine Dion, with her song 'Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi.'

According to author and contest historian John Kennedy O'Connor, this was the closest contest yet, with the winning margin being just 0.73%. The strong showing in the 1988 contest was an indicator of things to come for the United Kingdom, as it would become the first of eleven straight Top Ten placings in the Contest, and the first of four second-place finishes in the next six years.

In a departure from the past two years, an easy listening ballad was on offer this year, telling the story of two former lovers meeting by chance. Fitzgerald, in the role of the lovesick man, relates the sad story; his former lover had left him years before for another man, and now that she has returned, so has all the sorrow he felt.

After the Eurovision, the song placed at number 52 on the UK Singles Chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Single Version

Love Don't Live Here Anymore - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?d8lkiryboizi4

Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

'Everybody Wants To Rule the World' is a song by the British New Wave band Tears for Fears.

It was the band's ninth single release in the United Kingdom (the third from their second LP: Songs from the Big Chair) and seventh UK Top 40 chart hit, peaking at number two in April 1985.

In the U.S., it was the lead single from the album and gave the band their first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, remaining there for two weeks. It also reached number-one on both the Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance Singles Sales charts in the U.S.

Ironically, considering the song's overwhelming success, 'Everybody Wants To Rule the World' was somewhat of an afterthought during the recording of Songs from the Big Chair. According to Roland Orzabal, he initially regarded the song as a lightweight that would not fit with the rest of the album. It was producer Chris Hughes who convinced him to try recording it, in a calculated effort to cross over into American chart success.

Orzabal would later reveal in a radio interview that the beat from the song was "borrowed" from another UK Top 40 chart hit: 'Waterfront', by Simple Minds who were recording their album Sparkle in the Rain in the studio next door.

Orzabel said that the song was written and recorded in two weeks and was the final track to be added to the Songs from the Big Chair album. The shuffle beat was alien to our normal way of doing things. It was jolly rather than square and rigid in the manner of 'Shout', but it continued the process of becoming more extrovert.

As was the case with the three hit singles from Tears for Fears' debut LP The Hurting, the song featured bassist Curt Smith on lead vocals.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video

Single Version
12 inch Remix
Album Single Mix
Chosen Few Mix
Extended Version
Hot Tracks Mix
Intrumental Version
Spriral Tribe Remix Project
Urban Mix
Pharaohs - B-Side
Interview with Kurt and Roland - Limited Edition Single Extra Track

http://www.mediafire.com/?i6yyl871s81we

Friday, 20 May 2011

Linda Martin - Terminal 3

'Terminal 3' was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984, performed in English by Linda Martin.

The song was written and composed by previous Contest winner Johnny Logan, who had won for Ireland in the 1980 Contest and would later go on to win the 1987 Contest as a performer before writing another song for Martin to win the 1992 Contest with. Thus, the result of this song is part of Logan's positioning as the most successful Contest entrant in history.

The song itself is a moderately up-tempo number, with Martin singing about her feelings while waiting for her lover to disembark from a flight from the United States. She sings that her own feelings for him have not changed and that she hopes that the same is true of him, although "He's been away too long now".

The central motif of the song is the line "Terminal Three: flight's on time", which Logan is on record as admitting was written simply because he was in Terminal Three of Heathrow Airport at the time he wrote the song.

The song was performed ninth on the night and at the close of voting, it had received 137 points, placing 2nd in a field of 19.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Single Version
Feel's Like I'm Walking In My Sleep - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?2dai507i3t6af

Janet Jackson - Funny How Time Flies

'Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)' is the seventh and final single from American R&B singer Janet Jackson's third studio album, Control (1986).

While 'Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)' was officially released in the United Kingdom and Australia, it went for airplay single in the United States in 1987.

The song was written by Jackson and collaborators/producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. It performed poorly on the UK Singles Chart, only reaching number fifty-nine. In the U.S., though it never charted, it became a famed quiet storm staple on adult R&B radio stations.

No music video was filmed for the single. For the first time, Jackson included the song on her 2008 Rock Witchu Tour.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version

Snoop Dog Mix
States Mix
When I Think Of You - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?4ymt37rjesd7n

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Belle And The Devotions - Love Games

'Love Games', written and composed by Paul Curtis and Graham Sacher, was the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1984, performed by the trio Belle and the Devotions, which was headed by Kit Rolfe.

The song was an homage to the girl group sound of 1960s Motown, with the girls lamenting that their lovers had "played love games" with them and broken their hearts.

The trio was dressed in bright day-glo coloured jackets and miniskirts, with similarly eye-popping hair (Rolfe went for a platinum blonde, while the other singers dyed their hair yellow and bright red, respectively).

The song came 7th in a field of 19 with 63 points.

After Eurovision, the song peaked at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Single Version
Extended Version
Rock Me - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?d91so9m7h8zu2

Orange Juice - Falling And Laughing

'Falling and Laughing' was the debut single by Scottish post-punk band Orange Juice. It was the first single released by the independent rock label Postcard Records, owned by Alan Horne.

'Falling and Laughing' marked a new shift of the post-punk sound in general, by using themes that were not normally used in the genre, such as love and innocence. It also had a brighter sound, contrasting with the music that their contemporaries, including Joy Division and Echo & the Bunnymen, were making at the time, while maintaining its roots in the experimentalism of the genre.


The single has also been credited to giving birth to the Indie pop genre.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Peel Session Version
Moscow - B-Side
Moscow Olympics - Extra Track
Falicity (Live) - Flexi Version - Bonus Track

http://www.mediafire.com/?0b33tt761y2z5

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Vlado and Isolda - Ciao Amore

Vlado and Isolda was a pop duo that represented Yugoslavia at the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 with the song 'Ciao, Amore'.

The duo consists of the pop singers Vlado Kalember and Izolda Barudžija. The latter had appeared as a singer or back-up singer in two previous contests, her most famous appearance being in the 1983 entry 'Džuli'.

The entry did not do very well as it finished 18th in a field of 19 with 26 points.


Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance

Croatian Version
English Version

http://www.mediafire.com/?pa1hvbprmw2g6

André Cymone - The Dance Electric

André Cymone (born Andre Simon Anderson) is an American bassist, songwriter and record producer.

Cymone was a bass guitarist for recording artist Prince's touring band, pre-Revolution.

Cymone began a solo career in 1981. His song, 'The Dance Electric' was written by Prince and reached number 10 on the US R&B charts.

Cymone later co-wrote and produced songs for other acts, including Jody Watley's 'Looking for a New Love', 'Still A Thrill' and 'Real Love'.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Edited Single Version
12 inch Long Version
Red Light - Edited B-Side Version

http://www.mediafire.com/?2kxw9oh88u717

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Dollie De Luxe - Lenge Leve Livet

The duo Dollie de Luxe represented Norway in the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest with 'Lenge leve livet'.

The song is a modern ballad, with the duo singing the praises of life. They explain that it makes sense to live to the full, because nobody knows for sure what the future may bring.

The song finished 17th in a field of 19 competitors with 29 points and did not chart in the UK.

Click the link below to download the following:

Eurovision Performance
Original Version
English Version

http://www.mediafire.com/?v4sdgp0ak15i9

Shock - Angel Face

Shock is a music/mime/dance/pop group that was notable in the early 1980s for supporting English pop groups such as Gary Numan, Adam and the Ants, Depeche Mode and Famous Names, led by Steve Fairnie.

Based in London, England, Shock performed in clubs like The Haçienda, The Warehouse (Leeds) and The Blitz Club (home of the Blitz Kids) and The Venue (London). With costumes from Kahn and Bell (designers for Duran Duran), miming to music by Fad Gadget, Landscape, Kate Bush and Wilson Pickett, they found themselves in the vanguard of the New Romantic cult of the early '80's, alongside Boy George, Duran Duran, Steve Strange and Spandau Ballet.

Their first record 'Angel Face' on RCA Records -- with production by Rusty Egan (Visage) and Richard James Burgess (Landscape) -- was a dance floor hit. Released in 1980 the single did not chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Single Version
Extended Version
R.E.R.B - B-Side
R.E.R.B - Extended Version
R.E.R.B - Rusty Egan Presents Shock - 2010 Mix

http://www.mediafire.com/?lrz8vynw9fhmv

Monday, 16 May 2011

Avi Toledano - Hora

'Hora' (Hebrew script: הורה, English translation: 'Hora') was the Israeli entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, performed in Hebrew by Avi Toledano.

The song is a moderately up-tempo number, with Toledano singing about the joy he feels in seeing parts of his country and dancing the traditional 'Hora' folk dance.

The song was performed fifteenth on the night. At the close of voting, it had received 100 points, placing 2nd in a field of 18.


Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
English Version
Hebru Version

http://www.mediafire.com/?mvgf9o2lvemlq

The Beat - Jeanette

In 1982 The Beat released their 11th single entitled 'Jeanette' from their album 'Special Beat Service'.

'March of the Swivelheads', an instrumental version of the Beat's song 'Rotating Head'. was chosen as the B-Side.

This B-Side track was also used in the climactic chase scene of 1986's Ferris Bueller's Day Off; the band was listed in the end credits as The (English) Beat.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
March Of The Swivel Heads - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?enhym75wrnnid

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Olivia Newton-John - New Single

I have also been contacted by the Austalian Creative Collective to let me know that Olivia Newton-John is to release a new single.

It is a remake of her classic from 1980 entitled 'Magic'.

Here is the information that I was sent:

We're Australian Creative Collective (WACCI) have been raising funds for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre through a variety of initiatives. The latest project is a charity single.

WACCI enlisted two Aussies - DJ Dan Murphy & producer Steve Peach - to create an updated dance version of the 1980 Number 1 hit.

Olivia went back to the studio to re-sing the vocals and the new version is an uplifting slice of radio-friendly pop!

Everybody working on this project has volunteered their time & talent, and all proceeds are being donated to Olivia's charity.

Olivia will present the world premiere of the song on Dancing With The Stars on Sunday May 22nd.

It will also be released exclusively on iTunes on Sunday May 22nd.


So again get out there and start downloading purchasing this track for a worthwhile cause.

Kajagoogoo - New Single



I have been contacted by the fan club of Kajagoogoo this week letting me know about the new single by the Original line up of the band. Here is the information:

Kajagoogoo’s original five members - Limahl (Lead Vocals), Nick Beggs (Bass/Vocals), Steve Askew (Guitar/Vocals), Jez Strode (Drums) and Stuart Croxford Neale (Keyboards/Vocals) have an exciting new single release. Promoted by the fans, for the fans, this is very much a labour of love.

‘Death Defying Headlines’ follows on from the successes of the band’s recent reunion tour, and perfectly captures both the modern Kajagoogoo sound, and the original feel of their earlier hits.
Who are KajaFax? Well, we are two fans of Kajagoogoo that have worked tirelessly to get this track on digital release, even having the blessing of the band themselves. We operate a highly successful fan site, http://kajafax.co.uk/, and through this we have promoted the band extensively.


The track will be available via the usual digital outlets on a pre-order basis from 16th May 2011 pending full release on June 6th 2011. It will be available as both a ‘single’ mix and extended dance remix (additional remix/production work by Unique Kid).

Now, in 2011, KajaFax on behalf of fans worldwide want Kajagoogoo to make the headlines again…‘Death Defying Headlines’. We as fans love it, and we think that you will too.

Available from the usual digital retail outlets



‘Promoted by the Fans, for the Fans’ http://kajafax.co.uk/headlines/

Well I have yet to listen to the track. I thought I would put this up forst to let you all know and for you all to pre order the track and get involved in getting the band back into the charts again.

so what are you waiting for.....

Friday, 13 May 2011

Celine Dion - Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi

'Ne partez pas sans moi' ('Don't Leave Without Me') is the Swiss winning entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed by Céline Dion.

It was released as a single in Europe on May 6, 1988.

The song composed by Turkish songwriter named Atilla Şereftuğ and Swiss composer Nella Martinetti won with 137 points, beating the United Kingdom entry 'Go' performed by Scott Fitzgerald by just one point in one of the closest finishes in Eurovision history.

The single sold 200,000 copies in Europe in two days and over 300,000 copies in total.

The single did not make it to the UK Singles Chart but managed to get to number 11 in Switzerland and Belgium and number 36 in the French chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Single Version
Instrumental Version

http://www.mediafire.com/?shgo85b4oyios

Fashion - Love Shadow

Fashion were a British New Wave band from Birmingham consisting of Dee Harris, Al 'Luke Sky' James, Alan Darby, John Mulligan, Marlon Recchi and Dik Davis.

Their 9th single release was entitled 'Love Shadow'.

Released in 1982 from their Fabrique album the single made it to number 51 in the UK singles Chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Single Version
Smokey Dialogue - 12 inch Version
Let's Play dirrty Centerfold - B-side
Move On - Limited 12 inch Extra Track
Mutant Dance Moves - Limited 12 inch Extra Track

http://www.mediafire.com/?xbiyt084jxj6a

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Sandra Kim - J'aime La Vie

'J'aime la vie' was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, performed for Belgium by Sandra Kim.

Belgium had finished the 1985 Contest in last place, and thus achieved the rare turnaround from last to first in the space of one year.

The song also marks the only time to date that Belgium has won the Contest.

The single did not chart in the UK but did manged to make it to number 2 in the Dutch Chart, number 6 in the Austrain chart and number 15 in the Swedish chart to name a few.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Original Single Version
Crazy Of Life - English Single Version
Ne' m'oublie pas - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?k97591c6vn1rl

I Start Counting - Letters From A Friend

I Start counting released their first single 'Letters To A Friend' in 1984 on the Mute Records Label.

Backed by 'Ad Man's Dream' the single was produced by Daniel Millier.

The single failed to chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Sunrise Mix
Ad Man's Dream - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?jcibplv7b89px

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Bobbysocks - La Det Swinge

'La det swinge' ('Let it swing') is a song in Norwegian, sung by the pop duo Bobbysocks!.

It was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1985 - Norway's first victory in the contest with a total of 123 points.

The single made it to number 44 in the UK singles Chart but managed to get to number 1 in both Norway and Belgium.

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Eurovision Performance
Original Norwegian Single
English Version
Extended English Version

http://www.mediafire.com/?kyooca9cs2bf2

The Associates - Breakfast

'Breakfast' was the 15th single and was taken from the Associates' 1985 album 'Perhaps'.


It reached number 49 in the UK singles chart.


Click the link below to download the following:

Single Version
12 inch Extended Version
Breakfast Alone - B-Side
Kites - 12 inch Extra Track


http://www.mediafire.com/?27u1128j91c9o

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Prima Donna - Love Enough For Two

Prima Donna were the United Kingdom representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980.

The group comprised sisters Kate Robbins and Jane Robbins, Sally Ann Triplett, Danny Finn, Alan Coates and Lance Aston (brother of Jay Aston, who performed with Bucks Fizz, the following year's contest winners, who went on to enjoy a string of major hits).

Prima Donna performed the song 'Love Enough for Two' which finished in third place, with 106 points. The song was written and composed by Stephanie de Sykes and Stuart Slater. It was their second entry to reach the Eurovision final, having also composed 'The Bad Old Days' in 1978 for Co-Co (which until 1987, was the worst placed UK entry in Eurovision history).

'Love Enough For Two' was also the first UK entry, since 1964, not to make the UK Singles Chart prior to the Eurovision final, eventually peaking there at number 48.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Single Version
Missing Out On Love - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?yt7dila231z5k

UB40 - I Won't Close My Eyes

In 1982 UB40 followed up their big single 'One In Ten' with their their 6th single entitled 'I Wont Close My Eyes'.

Released from the new album entitled 'UB40' the single managed to make it to number 32 in the UK singles Chart.

Click the link below to download the fllowing:
Single Version
12 inch Version
Instrumental Version
Folitician - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?1k06bf0nq41tx

Monday, 9 May 2011

Katja Ebstein - Theater - It's Showtime

Katja Ebstein, (9 March 1945) is a German singer. She was born in Girlachsdorf (now Gniewków, Poland).

She represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest three times: Eurovision Song Contest 1970, Eurovision Song Contest 1971 and Eurovision Song Contest 1980.

Katja Ebstein performed 'Theater' during the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest.

She came 2nd in the contest with a total points amount of 128 losing to Johnny Logan of Ireland with the winning song 'What's Another Year'.

The single was released in Germany, France and the UK where it was renamed to 'It's Showtime'. Each single sleeve had a different colour to Ebstein's name making it easier to tell them apart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
It's showtime - UK Version
What's Her Bag - UK B-Side

Theater - German Version
Getrennt von Tisch und Be - German B-Side

Theater - French Version
Qu'est-ce qu'elle a - French B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?n1690nf9iymjh

A-Ha - Take On Me

'Take on Me' is a song by the Norwegian pop band A-ha. Written by the band members, the song was produced by Alan Tarney for the group's first studio album Hunting High and Low, released in 1985.

The original 'Take on Me' was recorded in 1984, and took three releases to chart in the United Kingdom, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart in November 1985. In the United States the song reached the top position of the Billboard Hot 100 in October 1985, due in no small part to the wide exposure of its memorable and cutting-edge music video on MTV, directed by Steve Barron.

Two videos were made for the song. The first release of 'Take on Me' in 1984 includes a completely different recording, and was featured in the first video, which shows the band singing with a blue background. The second video was directed by Steve Barron, and filmed at Kim's Café and on a sound stage in London, in 1985. The video used a pencil-sketch animation/live-action combination called rotoscoping, in which the live-action footage is traced-over frame by frame to give the characters realistic movements. The video won six awards, and was nominated for two others at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.

Click the link below to download the following:
Original Video - Not great quality so always looking for a better one

Re-Released Video
Original Single Version
Re-released Single Version
Extended Version
Charles Feelgood Mix
Early Mansfield 7 inch Mix
Dance Mix
Superior Techno Remix
Dub Mix v Robbie Riveria
DMC Mix
Grooveduds Remix

Morten Harket Accoustic Version
And You Tell Me - Original Release B-Side
Love Is Reason - Re-Released B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?jk6jsp1b1eeca

Friday, 6 May 2011

Sweet Dreams - I'm Never Giving Up

'I'm Never Giving Up', written and composed by Ron Roker, Jan Pulsford, and Phil Wigger, was the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1983, performed by the trio Sweet Dreams.

Sweet Dreams were a UK vocal group comprising Carrie Gray, Helen Kray and Bobby McVay.

Carrie Gray eventually married David Grant and became a vocul coach.

After Eurovision, the song made it to number 21 on the UK Singles Chart during an eight week run. It would become Sweet Dreams' only hit before they disbanded at the end of 1983.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Single Version
Two Way Mirror - B-Side


http://www.mediafire.com/?9pz1ux207xlqt

Hall And Oates - Family Man

'Family Man' is a single originally by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1982. It was released from the album Five Miles Out, with vocals performed by Maggie Reilly.

In 1983 the American duo Hall & Oates covered Oldfield's song and released as their 26th single release.

The single made it to number 6 on the US Hot 100 and number 15 in the UK singles Charts.



Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Single Version
Open All Night - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?xlw41vuc89dpp

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Sheeba - Horoscopes

The Irish girlgroup Sheeba was formed in 1977 by Maxi, Marion Fossett and Frances Campbell.

In 1981 they represented Ireland during the Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Horoscopes'.

The group came 5th with a total of 105 points.

The single did managed to make it to number 3 in their home country but failed to chart any where else.


Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Performance
Single Version
You Came Through Love with Me - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?jxyc0azaarn0w

Jermaine Stewart - Is It Really Love

Jermaine Stewart released his 10th single 'Is It Really Love' in 1989.

Released from his 3rd album Say It Again the single was released 2 years after the release of the album.

Maybe because of this the single was not a hit as it did not chart any where.


Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Extended Mix
Search - B-Side
Get Lucky - Albeum Version - CD Single Extra Track

http://www.mediafire.com/?lw0j2cf5ttjgz

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Johnny Logan - What's Another Year

'What's Another Year" was Johnny Logan's first Eurovision Song Contest winner, achieving success in the 1980 edition of the Contest. This was Ireland's second Contest victory. Composed by Shay Healy, the song reached number one in the UK for two weeks in May.

The song is often misinterpreted as a power ballad, sung from the point of view of a man who has been waiting for the girl of his dreams to fall in love with him. In reality, the song was written by Shay Healy, about watching his father coming to terms with the death of his wife and companion, Mairin.

When showband frontman Glen Curtin, the original choice of singer, turned down 'What's Another Year', the song was rearranged by Bill Whelan to suit Johnny Logan's singing style.

The success of 'What's Another Year' launched Logan's Eurovision career (he would go on to success in 1987 with 'Hold Me Now'). In addition, the song was selected as one of the 14 greatest Eurovision entries in a special to mark the 50th anniversary of the contest.

In Germany, Johnny Logan released a German language version of 'What's Another Year', entitled 'Was ist schon ein Jahr'.

Click the link below to download the following:
Promo Video
Eurovision Performance
UK Single Version
Holland Single Version
Was ist schon ein Jahr - German Single Version
One Night Stand - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?qh5zfx7arb7lz

ABC - The Lexicon Of Love - Album

The Lexicon of Love is the acclaimed chart-topping debut album by British pop band ABC, released in 1982. It is a concept album in which the singer experiences heartache as he tries and fails to have a meaningful relationship.

It was produced by Trevor Horn, engineered by Gary Langan, and featured orchestration by Anne Dudley and Fairlight CMI programming by JJ Jeczalik; Horn, Langan, Dudley and Jeczalik would later form the Art of Noise. Indeed, most of the production team and sessions players listed below would form the basis for the ZTT label, and their work with Horn meant all concerned would be in constant demand throughout the industry for years to come. The album reached number 1 on the British charts, and peaked at number 24 in the U.S. charts.

In 1998, Q magazine readers voted The Lexicon of Love the 92nd greatest album of all time. In 2000 the same magazine placed it at number 40 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.

Tracklisting:

01 - Show Me
02 - Poison Arrow
03 - Many Happy Returns
04 - Tears Are Not Enough
05 - Valentine's Day
06 - The Look of Love (Part One)
07- Date Stamp
08 - All of My Heart
09 - 4 Ever 2 Gether
10 - The Look of Love" (Part 4)

Click the link below to download the album:

http://www.mediafire.com/?cb411z4d24tg5

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Nicole - Ein bißchen Frieden - A Little Peace

'Ein bißchen Frieden' ('A Little Peace' in English) is a song in German, written by prolific German Eurovision-writing duo Ralph Siegel (music) and Bernd Meinunger (lyrics) for the Eurovision Song Contest 1982 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.

It was performed by 17-year old high school student Nicole, resulting in Germany's first win at the Eurovision Song Contest by a record margin of sixty one points, setting a new record for the largest winning margin that lasted until the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, where 'Love Shine a Light' by Katrina and the Waves won by 70 points.

After winning the contest, Nicole performed the reprise in four different languages: German, English, French and Dutch, and released recordings in five additional languages across Europe : Danish, Italian, Russian, and a German-English-Dutch combination and a German-English-Italian combination. It topped the charts in many countries, selling more than three million copies and the English version was the last Eurovision winner to top the charts in the United Kingdom.

The English version also holds the honour of becoming the 500th British Number One.

Click the link below to downoad the following:
Eurovision Main Performance
Eurovision Winners Performance
TOTP Performance
A Little Peace UK Single Version
Ein Bisschen Frieden German Single Version
Een beetje vrede - Netherlands Single Version
La Paix sur Terre - French Single Version
En Smule Fred - Danish Single Version
Thank You Merci Danke - UK Single B-Side
Thank You Merci Danke - German Single B-Side
Thank You Merci Danke - Netherlands Single B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?ax9ki1acc8d96

Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood

Tom Tom Club is an American new wave band founded in 1981 by husband and wife team Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, both also known for being bandmembers of Talking Heads.

'Wordy Rappinghood' was the first single released from Tom Tom Club's eponymous debut album.

'Wordy Rappinghood" reached number 7 on the U.K. single chart in 1981. The song also peaked at number 1 on the U.S. Dance Chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
TV Performance
Single Version
Special 12 inch Version
(You Don't Stop) Wordy Rappinghood - UK Single B-Side
Elephant - UK 12 inch B-Side
Spooks - US 12 inch B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?y096s67v9a71j

Monday, 2 May 2011

Bardo - One Step Further

Well it is Eurovision month this month so in cellebration of that I have decided to put up some of the single collections from the 80's.
(I don't have the complete collection of the 80's releases so if anyone does pease get in touch as I would love to complete the collection).

Well I have already put up our winner Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up earlier on this blog. So here is the entry fro the following year 1982.

'One Step Further", written by Simon Jefferies, was the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, performed by Sally Ann Triplett and Stephen Fischer, comprising the duo Bardo.

Their song 'One step further' finished seventh in the Contest, which was below the expectations.

The single itself finished at number 2 in the UK Singles Chart.

Two subsequent singles, 'Talking out of line' and 'Hang on to your heart' failed to chart, which led to album plans being shelved and Bardo finally dissolving in 1983.

Click the link below to download the following:
Eurovision Entry
Eurovison Song Promo
TOTP Christmas Performance
Single Version
Lady Of The Night - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?8o8uck2e7d9ri

Tracey Ullman - Terry

After having had success with 'They Don't Know', composed and recorded by Kirsty MacColl.

Tracey Ullman recorded another Kirsty MacColl track, 'Terry' in 1984, shortly after the original version by MacColl had been a hit.

The single was not very different from the original which was why it did not become a hit.

This single only made it to number 89 in the UK Single Chart.


Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Single Version
I Don't Want Our Loving To Die - B-Side


http://www.mediafire.com/?nqo7mc8ls87ab