Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mike Stock about Pop Songs

...Yet Rotem, whose repertoire stretches from the credible (Rihanna's SOS) to the criminal (Paris Hilton), has another life: playing in jazz quartets. He says his classical and jazz grounding help him find the precise chord progressions that "get inside people's heads" while sounding deceptively simple. It's a point Stock is keen to pursue. "Anyone who thinks Kylie Minogue's I Should Be So Lucky is easy should try to play it," he says of the SAW number. "It's in four keys, all of them really awkward, and you can't even strum it unless you're a really good musician.".

As for lyrics, Stock believes they should be "studiedly simple, not simple". Rotem aims for the subjects that most appeal to pop consumers: "Love, excitement, nostalgia, sexuality. But the hook has to be familiar without being cliched." He mentions Umbrella, Rihanna's hit. "It's about love: 'You can stand under my umbrella.'"

Even the experts have flops, though. Rotem refuses to discuss his Cheetah Girls song (straight in at No 122), while Stock remembers a disastrous hook-up with the metal band Judas Priest on a (sadly unreleased) version of Diana Ross's You Are Everything. "It was like working with Spinal Tap", he sniggers. "You are everything – KERRANG!".

Still, the hit-makers do seem to have the last laugh. Stock spent "years defending" I Should Be So Lucky... [read the full article]

Essential Mixes - Kylie Minogue

Essential Mixes is a remix album by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue. The album was released on September 20, 2010[2][1] and includes remixes of songs from studio albums Kylie Minogue and Impossible Princess.

You can read about it on Wikipedia.

1."Confide In Me" (Phillip Damien Mix)6:26
2."Put Yourself In My Place" (Driza-Bone Mix)4:49
3."Where Is The Feeling?" (Felix Da Housekat Klubb Feelin Mix)10:49
4."Did It Again" (Trouser Enthusiasts' Goddess Of Contortion Mix)10:22
5."Some Kind of Bliss" (Quivver Mix)8:39
6."Breathe" (Sash! Club Mix)5:22
7."Too Far" (Brothers In Rhythm Mix)10:22
8."Confide In Me" (Justin Warfield Mix)5:26
9."Breathe" (TNT's Club Mix)6:44

Monday, September 20, 2010

Robbie: I laughed at Kylie naked

Robbie Williams has revealed he blew his chances with pop siren Kylie Minogue - after he drunkenly laughed at her naked. [read the full article]

Kylie Minogue: `I would feel quite guilty about my success`

Popstar Kylie Minogue used to 'feel quite guilty' about being more successful than her sister Dannii. ... [read the full article]

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sabrina Vs Samantha Fox - Call Me

Sabrina Vs Samantha Fox - Call Me
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Kylie Minogue's tears of pain with cancer medication

Kylie Minogue has revealed she still cries because of the painful side effects of her cancer medication.

The pop princess had surgery and chemotherapy when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 but is still taking the drugs.

Kylie hopes doctors will give her a five-year all-clear soon and is looking forward to life without medication. [read the full article]

Friday, September 17, 2010

Kylie Minogue - All The Lovers - Miss Italia 2010 REC HD

Kylie Minogue last week was in Italy in "Miss Italia" show. Here you can see her performance, singing "All The Lovers":

Kylie Minogue "GET OUTTA MY WAY" live at "Miss Italia 2010"

Whenever You Need Somebody - Lorella Cuccarini

Here there's our italian show girl Lorella Cuccarini singing "Whenever You Need Somebody" @ the end of the eighties. She sings and dance very well, italian talent!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kylie interview with snake!

Kylie interviewed around the time of Wild Roses on a German chat show.

Kylie interview in Bibendum Restaurant, London

Part of an interview in London from the early 1990s.

Princess - I'll Keep On Loving You

1986 single charting at #16 in the UK. Produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman. From the album 'Princess'.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shine On Forever - Same Difference

Shine On Forever (Photo Frame) video rehearsals

The Video

DS Session: Same Difference - 'Shine On Forever (Photo Frame)'

Same Difference- A Day at the studio

Same Difference record their brand new single 'Shine On Forever (Photo Frame)' which is out now!

Sinitta - Toy Boy - Roxy Tv Show

Daniela Katzenberger - Nothing´s Gonna Stop Me Now (Video)

A girl from Germany sings "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now", the famous song by Samantha Fox. Personally I do not like this version at all, the version produced by Stock Aitken Waterman was considerably better, more delicate, it enhanced the voice of Samantha and then ... I personally prefer Samantha and her wonderful... voice.

The video


Monday, September 6, 2010

S.A.W. poll for their best song

Support S.A.W. and vote for them in this poll. And also visit, the Neil Glaves Hit Factory Show wonderful website about Stock, Aitken & Waterman.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

X Factor guru Simon Cowell bans use of Auto-Tune

Pop producer Mike Stock, of Stock, Aitken and Waterman, is convinced producers have been making contestants sound even worse on purpose. He said: "You can mess somebody's vocals up by the use of Auto-Tune.". [Read full article]