Monday, June 30, 2008

Donna Summer's comeback fails to storm the dancefloor

I didn't buy her album yet, but I love the song "Stamp Your Feet". The video is nice but poor. Here's a news by Metro Uk:

She's the nightlife diva supreme, famed for hi-NRG rudeness and more razzle-dazzle than a club full of glitter balls - so there's solid reason to hope that Donna Summer's first studio album in 17 years should be a stormer...

...Summer has exhibited plenty of eccentric turns over her career but at best she's caused unforgettable sparks with benchmark producers and songwriters, whether it's Giorgio Moroder or Stock/Aitken/Waterman...

Pick of the week: Kylie Minogue

It’s one of the laws of pop music that nobody is allowed to say a bad word about Kylie Minogue. She is an icon of our times: the girl we grew up with on Neighbours and the pop star who defied the odds to sign a contract with Stock, Aitken & Waterman and live to tell the tale...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Martika - More than you know (live)

This wasn't a Stock, Aitken, Waterman production, but I like her. She came to Italy in 1988-89 and I remember this song and Toy Soldiers. I bought her album "Martika"!

Newton - Sometimes when we touch

This was this song chart position in Uk (I think it could reach a higher position! It's a very good production!):

32NewtonSometimes When We Touch Feb 1997

Newton - Don't Worry

Newton - Were All Alone

Bananarama Video - Nathan Jones

This is one of the Bananarama's video I prefer:

Bananarama Video - Nathan Jones

Bananarama - Nathan Jones (Smash Hits Poll Winners' Party)

And here there's their chart positions:

PositionArtistTitle DateDetails
5Bananarama with Fun Boy ThreeReally Saying Something Apr 1982 Notes
4BananaramaShy Boy Jul 1982
5BananaramaNa Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Feb 1983
8BananaramaCruel Summer Jul 1983
3BananaramaRobert De Niro's Waiting Mar 1984
23BananaramaRough Justice May 1984
31BananaramaDo Not Disturb Aug 1985
8BananaramaVenus May 1986
32BananaramaTrick Of The Night Feb 1987
14BananaramaI Heard A Rumour Jul 1987
3BananaramaLove In The First Degree / Mr Sleaze Oct 1987
20BananaramaI Can't Help It Jan 1988
5BananaramaI Want You Back Apr 1988
23BananaramaLove Truth And Honesty Sep 1988
15BananaramaNathan Jones Nov 1988
3Bananarama / La Na Nee Nee Noo NooHelp Feb 1989 Notes
19BananaramaCruel Summer (remix) Jun 1989
27BananaramaOnly Your Love Jul 1990
20BananaramaPreacher Man Jan 1991
30BananaramaLong Train Running Apr 1991
24BananaramaMovin' On Aug 1992
24BananaramaMore More More Mar 1993
14BananaramaMove In My Direction Aug 2005
26BananaramaLook On The Floor (Hypnotic Tango) Nov 2005



Saturday, June 21, 2008

Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts 2007

Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts 2007

Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts - Xmas TOTP

Deuce - Call It Love

This isn't a S.A.W. production:

Pete Waterman talks about Reynolds Girls

The original song I'd rather Jack:

Bret Hart - Never Been A Right Time To Say Goodbye

MAGIC`S BACK, by Malcolm McLaren, feat. Alison Limerick

Big Fun - Don`t Say It`s Over

Pretty unknown track of the successful PWL boygroup. Produced by Stock, Aitken, Waterman, but the song itself seems to be an oldie from the past...

S.A.W. Radio! Live

A pop song - I Look To You-Whitney Houston by R. Kelly

Surfing you tube I found this lovely song. The author is R.Kelly and it's dedicated to Whitney Houston. She was never produced by Stock, Aitken, Waterman.

Stamp Your Feet- Donna Summer on David Letterman (2 June 2008)

Stamp Your Feet- Donna Summer on David Letterman (2008)

A new Album after 17 years! Today Show Interview

CD Review: Donna Summer

Call it a roller-coaster career: Few artists have risen to such great heights then dropped so tremendously as dance diva Donna Summer. In the late 1970s she was producing topnotch, genre-defining disco such as 1977's opus "I Feel Love" in Munich with music production legends Pete Bellotte and Giorgio Moroder. But by 2000 she'd been reduced to singing the theme from that Pokemon movie. Ouch. Between that, she's released some fairly dodgy pop (the bloodcurdling "She Works Hard for the Money"), some catchy fluff (the Stock-Aitken-Waterman gem "This Time I Know It's for Real") and rare flashes of brilliance ("State of Independence"). A most disjointed career, to say the least.

Eighties music heart-throb Rick Astley revealed...

Eighties music heart-throb Rick Astley revealed he was looking forward to his live appearance in Shropshire this summer, saying he still gets a “tingle” from performing.

The chart-topper who sold 40 million albums quit the business 15 years ago, when he was at his peak, and has turned down dozens of big-money offers since...

...In 1985, he caught the eye of Waterman, part of the prolific Stock Aitken Waterman hit factory, who groomed him for success...

...He has continued to tour in recent years and fans are invited to lobby him for a new record by clicking on a website link that reads: “Click here to help us persuade Rick to make a new record.”...

Mike Stock dispute

Just weeks after Mandrake disclosed that a High Court writ had been issued against Pete Waterman by his accountants over disputed claims that he owed them £525,000, I hear that his former record-producing partner Mike Stock has struck a similarly discordant note with his own bean counters...

You can read about it here, here, here.

Kylie's life on screen

KYLIE Minogue has come a very, very long way since appearing on Australian TV show The Sullivans as an eight-year-old, then on Skyways three years later opposite her future lover Jason Donovan, who played her brother... [continue]

Paul Keating and Kylie Minogue stars in UK tourism campaign

By Charles Miranda in london:

IT has been 15 years since a fresh-faced Prime Minister Paul Keating shocked the British establishment by daring to touch the Queen.

However the man dubbed "the Lizard of Oz" for his 1992 protocol breach could have a chance to do it again, with a controversial push to make him "the face" of Australia in a new tourism campaign in the UK.

The semi-retired 64-year-old Keating could take centre stage with eminent Aussies overseas such as Kylie Minogue, Elle Macpherson, Natalie Imbruglia, Greta Scacchi, Jason Donovan and other unofficial Aussie ambassadors after being short-listed to head a "G'Day UK" campaign...

Most Photogenic Celebrity

London (ANI): When it comes to facing the camera, celebrities like Kylie Minogue, Brad Pitt and Kate Moss all have one thing in common - they never fail to look their best. However, the one who almost never fails to put the right foot forward is pop princess Kylie Minogue.

Kylie assassination attempt reports 'untrue'

By Moscow correspondent Scott Bevan: Pop princess Kylie Minogue will hold two concerts in Russia. (AFP: Anne-Christine Poujoulat). As Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue embarks on her first concert tour of Russia, a newspaper is reporting she fears for her safety... [continue]

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Kakko - What Kind Of Fool

This was Kakko's "What Kind Of Fool", it's a wonderful pop song. For me it's one of the best Phil Harding and Ian Curnow productions, here are the credits:

Produced & Arranged by Phil Harding and Ian Curnow for PWL
Written by Clift/Harding/Curnow
Engineer, Mixed by Phil Harding

And here she is, Kakko!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Ivana Spagna - Call Me

She's my favourite singer, Ivana Spagna. She wasn't a S.A.W. production, she writes her songs with her brother Theo (and with Larry Pignanoli in the past years). She now has a really different look but for first italian channel Rai 1, 3 months ago she celebrated her biggest hits "Easy Lady" and "Call Me". These songs were really famous in all Europe in 1986 and 1987. I bought the "Call Me" mix when I was 14 years old! It was my first record and I played it about 600 times! I think it's one of the best songs ever written. Here is her Uk chart position in the past years:

PositionArtistTitle DateDetails
2SpagnaCall Me Jul 1987
23SpagnaEvery Girl And Boy Aug 1988

SPAGNA - Call me - Top Of The Pop 1987

Sabrina Salerno - Gringo

This song isn't produced by Stock, Aitken, Waterman, but the sound is really good.

You can read about this track producers, here

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Buona Domenica 1995-Lorella Cuccarini - Mix sigle Tv n.1

Here you can see Lorella Cuccarini: she isn't a S.A.W. production, she is a very famous italian showgirl and in 1995 she danced this medley. You can see how cool is this italian performance!