Sunday, May 31, 2009

Linn Drum Pop & Disco Beats

Every Stock-Aitken&Waterman fan knows about A Linn, a drum pad machine used in a lot of their records. These samples are youtube video demonstrations of the potential of this drum pad! You can also hear some Hazell Dean and Princess tracks!

Velvet, "Chemistry" (Pete Hammond Retro Remix)

Here's the stunning Pete Hammond mix of "Chemistry" (inspired by the 1988 PWL remix of Tracie Spencer's "Symptoms Of True Love") which is due for release on Feverpitch Records in April 2009.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


This was Sinitta's chart positions:

PositionArtistTitle DateDetails
2SinittaSo Macho / Cruising Jun 1986
4SinittaToy Boy Jul 1987
15SinittaG.T.O. Dec 1987
6SinittaCross My Broken Heart Mar 1988
22SinittaI Don't Believe In Miracles Sep 1988
4SinittaRight Back Where We Started From Jun 1989
20SinittaLove On A Mountain Top Oct 1989
24SinittaHitchin' A Ride Apr 1990
28SinittaShame Shame Shame Jul 1992

Sinitta and her unforgettable hit "Toy Boy"

Her Official Site is

You can read about her in Wikipedia:

Around this time Cowell was desperate for Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) to write and produce for Sinitta. "Feels Like The First Time" Sinitta's subsequent single following "So Macho" had charted low (number 45 UK Oct 1986) and only spent 5 weeks on the chart, where as, in contrast, "So Macho" had been on the UK chart for 28 weeks in 1986, where it had peaked at number 2. Initially Waterman declined to work with Sinitta, claiming that SAW were too busy.[4] In the end though, SAW did work with Sinitta and her first single with the Hit Factory was "Toy Boy":

"In his book, Simon Cowell claims to have come up with the song idea for "Toy Boy", coining the phrase 'toy boy' which described older women dating considerably younger guys.[4] However, this is contradicted by writer/producer Mike Stock in his book The Hit Factory - The Stock Aitken Waterman Story as he claims that his inspiration came from the fact that Sinitta herself at the time was dating a younger man. Whichever way the story goes, "Toy Boy" was a massive hit reaching number 4 in the UK in July 1987, staying on the charts for 14 weeks. The song was the 26th best-selling single of 1987 in the UK, selling more than some number ones from that year, including Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett with "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" and Steve 'Silk' Hurley with "Jack Your Body"."

Friday, May 29, 2009

Saint - After You're Gone (Original 12" Mix)...Coming Soon

The fantastic new single "After You're Gone" is coming soon in 2009. Written by the worlds most successfull songwriters Stock, Aitken & Waterman, This release is jammed packed full of remixes. This is the original 12" Mix.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jason Donovan - Every Day

Jason performs 'Every Day (I Love You More) on Spanish TV show 3X4

Jason Donovan - Hang On To Your Love - Going Live

Jason performs 'Hang On To Your Love' on Going Live

Lonnie Gordon, "Catch You Baby" (Pete Hammond Mix)

PWL meets Black Box almost 20 years on! Pete Hammond works his magic on this brand new version of Lonnie's 1991 hit single "I'm Gonna Catch You" which is scheduled for a June release on Feverpitch and also comes with remixes from 7th Heaven, the Wideboys and Pitron & Sanna.

A re-mastered special edition CD of Lonne's Stock Aitken & Waterman produced album, "If I Have to Stand Alone" has just been released by Cherry Pop and contains exclusive remixes and bonus tracks, many of which have been unheard until now.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Kate Ceberano

So, while doing my research I watched an interview you did with Andrew Denton, where you admitted that you said ‘no’ to an offer from Stock Aitken Waterman.

I did.

That was brave!
Or stupid! I could have been so rich! Then again, I might have really fucked it up… I may have gone away as a one hit wonder, never to be heard from again!

You could have been Rick Astley!
Oh my god (laughs) I could have been Rick Astley! I could have been ‘a somebody’! In all serious though, it’s the things that people don’t know about me that make my life so rich. I look at Kylie, because in many ways we were very much parallel in the way our careers began, and we both chose different paths, both admiring of each other for different reasons, I’m sure, but my path was a very different path to hers. I simply couldn’t be told. I’ve never been able to be told. I wanted to discover it all for myself, and invent my own situation. Sometimes that’s annoying, and it results in not getting the biggest pay offs – but it’s a different pay off you get.[to be continued]

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Steps - Last Thing On My Mind

Do you remember this song? It reached #6 un uk charts on May 1988.

Steps Live performance

Steps Live performance

Steps - Gold Tour The Final Concert Part 11

Friday, May 22, 2009

Top 100 songwriters

On this site, there are the top 100 songwriters based on the amount of weeks that their respective works has appeared on the British charts from 1952 through to the latest chart. Those written in red are writers who currently have songs on the chart. Followed by the songwriters with the most number ones to their credit.

You can see Mike Stock in 3° position, the same as Pete Waterman. And Matt Aitken on 7° position.

They are behind Paul McCartney and John Lennon 1° and 2° position. An incredible result you can see!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Italian Post: L'autore di Rick Astley: 'Sfruttato da YouTube come un immigrato a Dubai'

Un altro personaggio di spicco della scena musicale si scaglia contro Google e YouTube, accusate di non remunerare a sufficienza artisti e autori di canzoni. Dopo Neil Young (vedi News), ora è la volta di Pete Waterman, ex componente del celebre trio di produttori/compositori Stock-Aitken-Waterman implacabili hit maker nella seconda metà degli anni Ottanta...[continua]

Monday, May 18, 2009

Great news for US fans of Kylie Minogue

For the first time in her glittering 20-year career, Kylie Minogue will tour North America.

The 40-year-old singer will begin the six-city concert tour in Oakland, California on September 30.

She’ll later hit Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and New York. [to be continued]



Arabian nights: Kylie Minogue dazzles fans in her futuristic-inspired outfit

Kylie Minogue made sure it was all eyes on her at a concert in Morocco by performing in a sparkly, over-the-top outfit.


And now her American fans will get to experience a piece of the action now that the Australian singer is launching her first U.S. tour later this year. While it will be short — six cities — she's hoping to reconnect with her small but loyal fan base. [to be continued]

Review: Here and Now Tour, Trent FM Arena

YES, it was competing with Eurovision, and Boy George, though released last week, had been replaced by Rick Astley – but an arena at a third of its capacity for a night of 80s nostalgia was an indication of the bite that the recession is taking out of live music.... [to be continued]

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

A PWL style unreleased remix of this great song from Whitney Houston. Mix-master: Marco Errichi. The tune contains samples from the Hit Factory productions; audio is composed/remixed using 'FL' and video is re-edited using "Adobe Premiere Pro CS3". Available also the 12" and the instrumental versions.