Friday, November 28, 2008

M People - Moving On Up (1993)

M People - Moving On Up

"Moving On Up" is a song performed by M People in 1993. It was the second single released from the album "Elegant Slumming".

It has been featured in many films including the British blockbuster, the Full Monty in 1997.

"Moving on Up" had reached #2 on the UK singles chart, and topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in the U.S. in 1994. It is also M People's only single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 (reaching #34).

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Gloomy Sunday (Szomorú Vasárnap)

Gloomy Sunday had been announced as to be the most famous song for people to commit suicide.

The song was written by László Jávor and set to music in 1933 by a Hungarian pianist and composer Rezső Seress, in which the singer mourns the untimely death of a lover and contemplates suicide.

Sarah McLachlan - Gloomy Sunday (1996)

Sunday is gloomy
My hours are slumberless
Dearest the shadows
I live with are numberless
Little white flowers
Will never awaken you
Not where the black coach
Of sorrow has taken you

Angels have no thoughts
Of ever returning you
Would they be angry
If I thought of joining you?

Gloomy Sunday
Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy is Sunday
With shadows I spend it all
My heart and I
Have decided to end it all
Soon there'll be candles
And prayers that are said I know
But let them not weep
Let them know that I'm glad to go

Death is no dream
For in death I'm caressing you
With the last breath of my soul
I'll be blessing you

Gloomy Sunday
Gloomy Sunday

Dreaming, I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you asleep
In the deep of my heart here

Darling I hope
That my dream never haunted you
My heart is telling you
How much I wanted you

Gloomy Sunday
Gloomy Sunday

True (1983)

Spandau Ballet - True (1983)

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax (Don't Do It)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I'm Every Woman

"I'm Every Woman" was a hit song by Chaka Khan in 1978. Written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, the soul/disco song was a Top 20 hit on the US Hot 100, and hit number-one on the US R&B singles chart.

Chaka Khan (1978)

Later, it was covered by Whitney Houston and turned into a great hit again for another generation in 1992.

Whitney Houston (1992)

It was interesting to know the teen-aged Whitney and her mother, Cissy did sing at the background vocals for Kahn in her original release.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

It's Raining Men

"It's Raining Men" was originally recorded by The Weather Girls in 1982, and was a song written by Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer in 1979.

The Weather Girls (1982)

It had been offered to the legends like Donna Summer, Grace Jones, Diana Ross, Cher, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Teena Marie, Gloria Gaynor, and even Barbra Streisand before being accepted by Martha Wash and Izora Armstead of The Weather Girls, with their version becoming an international hit, selling over 6 million copies worldwide.

Martha Wash x RuPaul (1997)

It was covered by Martha Wash (of The Weather Girls) as a duet with RuPaul in 1997, Geri Halliwell in 2001 and by Young Divas in 2006. The song is hailed as a camp classic and more recently as a dance anthem, and as a classic female anthem.

Geri Halliwell (2001)