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S’Express – Theme From S’Express

S'Express - Theme From S'Express"Theme from S-Express" is an acid house song by British dance music band S'Express, from their debut studio album, Original Soundtrack, written and produced by Mark Moore and Pascal Gabriel. One of the landmarks of early acid house and late 1980s sampling culture, the single became an instant hit upon its release in April 1988, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart in April […]

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Years & Years – Sanctify

Years & Years - Sanctify"Sanctify" is a song recorded by British synthpop band Years & Years. Written by Olly Alexander and it's producer Kid Harpoon, it was released on 7 March 2018 by Polydor Records, as the lead single from the band's second studio album, Palo Santo (2018).The band first teased the song via social media on 16 February 2018, with a cryptic video featuring a grainy footage of their […]

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Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme

Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme"Lola's Theme" is the debut single by British house duo The Shapeshifters. It was released on 12 July 2004 as the lead single from their debut album, Sound Advice (2004).The name "Lola's Theme" was originally a working title for this record; Lola is Simon Marlin's wife, and it was while listening to her record collection that the initial idea for the track was conceived. She appears handing […]

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Samantha Fox – Love House

Samantha Fox - Love House"Love House" is a pop–dance song performed by British singer Samantha Fox and written/produced by Ferdi Bolland and Rob Bolland. It was released as the first European single from Samantha’s third album,  I Wanna Have Some Fun, in the third quarter of 1988. In the United States, it was released as the album's third and final single in 1989."Love House" was one of the first acid house […]

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Reynolds Girls – I’d Rather Jack

Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather JackThe Reynolds Girls were a British vocal duo composed of sisters Linda (born in 1970) and Aisling Reynolds (born in 1972). They are best known for their hit single "I'd Rather Jack", which peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart in April 1989, number 6 in Ireland, number 8 in the Netherlands, number 7 in the Flanders region of Belgium, and number 43 […]

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Moby – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad

Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released on October 11, 1999 as the fourth single from his fifth studio album Play."Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad" was originally written by Moby in 1992 in an iteration which Moby would describe as "really bad techno... Just mediocre, generic techno."  Years later, […]

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Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know It’s True

Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True"Girl You Know It's True" is a song by Milli Vanilli. Released as the lead single from Milli Vanilli's European debut album, All or Nothing, and the duo's  American debut album, Girl You Know It's True, the song peaked at number one on the German Singles Chart, number two in the United States and number three in  the United Kingdom, becoming one of […]

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McCoys – Hang On Sloopy

McCoys - Hang On SloopyAccording to Rick Derringer, the original version of Sloopy was written by a "high school kid in St. Louis" and sold to Bert Russell, a.k.a. Bert Berns. If true, the answer to the age old question "Just who is Sloopy?" lies with him. Dorothy Sloop, a jazz singer from Steubenville and a student at Ohio University, is said to be the inspiration for the song."My Girl […]

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Marrs – Pump Up The Volume

M|A|R|R|S - Pump Up the Volume"Pump Up the Volume" is the only single by British recording act M|A|R|R|S. Recorded and released in 1987, it was a number-one hit in many countries and is regarded as a significant milestone in the development of British acid house music and music sampling. The song derives its title directly from a lyrical sample from "I Know You Got Soul", a hit single by labelmates […]

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James Brown – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

James Brown - It's A Man's Man's Man's World"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" is a song by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome. Brown recorded it on February 16, 1966 in a New York City studio and released it as a single later that year. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's title is a word play on […]

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