#ThrowbackThursday: Daft Punk – ‘One More Time’


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Daft Punk are a French duo consisting of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and 15 years ago, in 2001, the electronic pair (who are possibly robotic and from another planet) released the hit song, ‘One More Time’.

The song, which was taken from their second album Discovery, took the world by storm and reached Number 2 in the UK singles chart. The song is heavily compressed and auto-tuned and that’s what gives it the signature sound. It is funky, French house and honestly is a timeless tune!

The music video for the song is interesting as it is animated and taken from the pair’s 2003 animated film, Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.

Do you remember this song from 15 years ago? Are you new to this song? What do you think? What would you choose for #ThrowbackThursday? Drop us your choices in a comment below or tell us via our social media accounts.

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‘One More Time’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/one-more-time/id697194953?i=697195462


#ThrowbackThursday: Gorillaz – ‘Clint Eastwood (Ed Case/Sweetie Irie Re-fix)’


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Gorillaz are a virtual band who formed in 1998 and released their debut track in 2001.

‘Clint Eastwood’ was the band’s debut single released off their debut album, in 2001. The song was named after the actor due to it’s similarity to the theme music of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The song blends electronic music, dub, hip hop and rock and features rap verses from Del the Funky Homosapien. It sold just shy of 500,000 copies, reached Number 4 in the UK Charts and was ranked Number 38 in Rolling Stone’s Top 100 songs of 2000s.

The video is incredible too, due to its animation and the fact that we were introduced to the fictional members of the band in an interesting way.

Do you remember the Gorillaz? I wonder what they’re up to now? When will they release new material? Please share you favourite Gorillaz song below or via social media and have a happy #ThrowbackThursday.

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‘Clint Eastwood (Ed Case/Sweetie Irie Re-fix)’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/clint-eastwood-ed-case-sweetie/id850576570?i=850576763


#MellowMonday: Cher – ‘You Take It All’


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Cher may have become renowned, in her more recent years, for her use of auto tune on her vocals and this is no exception, but this album track is fantastic.

It’s a massively euphoric song yet simplistic in style.

It’s taken from her 2001 album, Living Proof yet sounds quite current, and is an unusual offering for this #MellowMonday but hopefully one you’ll enjoy.

The video below is a fan-made one as no official video was released, since it’s an album track.

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‘You Take It All’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/you-take-it-all/id358356491?i=358356646


#ThrowbackThursday: iio – ‘Rapture’ featuring Nadia Ali


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iiO were a New York based Dance duo, consisting of Nadia Ali on vocals and Markus Moser on production. This song, ‘Rapture’, was the debut single from the duo and it reached Number 2 in the UK Charts, back in 2001.

This song was instrumental in the movement of Dance music into the mainstream, in the early 2000s and it incorporated Pop and House music too.

The song gained attention all over the world and Nadia Ali, although having left the duo in 2005, soon after the release of their debut album, has released her own version of the song, in 2010.

Do you remember this song? Were/are you a fan? Please leave your #ThrowbackThursday song choices in a comment below or share it with us on our social medias.

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‘Rapture’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/rapture-feat.nadia-ali/id395762204?i=395762208


#ThrowbackThursday / #ThrowbackThreesday: Missy Elliott

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This week’s #ThrowbackThursday post is a special #ThrowbackThreesday (like May’s Will Smith post).

I decided that I wanted to post a Missy Elliott track this week but couldn’t decide which one to choose; I was left with 3 epic tunes of hers to share so thought, why not share them all!

Back in 2001, Missy Elliott really broke into the UK mainstream, with her Top 5 hit, ‘Get Ur Freak On’ (taken from her 2001 album, ‘Miss E… So Addictive’). The track was produced by Timbaland and has a heavy bhangra influence, featuring spoken words in both Japanese and Hindi.


Missy Elliott – ‘Get Ur Freak On’


This track was later followed up by another Top 10 hit, in 2002, ‘Work It’ (taken from her 2002 album, ‘Under Construction’) and this song became notable for her use of backwards lyrics, an elephant sound to block out an expletive and the use of the term ‘badonkadonk’.

Also produced by Timbaland, this is a massive song by all accounts!


Missy Elliott – ‘Work It’


Finally of the three Missy Elliott tracks, is ‘Lose Control’, which was released in 2005 and the lead single from her album, ‘The Cookbook’. Missy Elliott herself produced this song and it features guest vocals from Ciara and Fatman Scoop, which really add to the song. Fatman Scoop’s shouts and Ciara’s attempts to rap, really enhance the song to perfection.

The song also features samples from Cybotron‘s ‘Clear’ and Hot Streak‘s ‘Body Work’ and produced another Top 10 hit for Missy E!


Missy Elliott – ‘Lose Contol’ featuring Ciara & Fatman Scoop


Have you enjoyed reliving these huge Missy Elliott hits? You still love them?! Please share the link to this post with your social media chums.

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#ThrowbackThursday: The Ones – ‘Flawless’

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This song was a big tune when it was released by The Ones back in 2001, reaching Number 7 in the UK charts. Despite it not being a Top 5 single, it is still a very memorable song for many!

The trio consists of Paul AlexanderJoJo Americo and Nashom Wooden who are all vocalists and have DJing experience within the group.

Although the group have had several releases since, this is by far their most notable. ‘Flawless’ was said to be inspired by the 1999 film of the same name (which Wooden also appeared in). It has a huge disco vibe to it and truly remains a timeless classic.

The song went on to find notoriety once again, in 2004, when George Michael sampled it, adding his own vocals to the mix. He released the song as his own, under the name, ‘Flawless (Go To The City)’ – you can hear and see more of this below.

Do you remember this classic tune? Were you a fan? Like me, do you think it’s still a timeless song?

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‘Flawless’ by The Ones can be purchased on iTunes as part of a compilation – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/flawless-radio-edit/id404706954?i=404707207

‘Flawless (Go To The City)’ by George Michael can also be downloaded from iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/flawless-go-to-city-single/id324734056?i=324734483


The Ones – Flawless

George Michael – Flawless (Go To The City)

#ThrowbackThursday: The Supermen Lovers – ‘Starlight’ featuring Mani Hoffman

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This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is a bit of a one-hit wonder in terms of big releases for this artist, as this is The Supermen Lovers’ (aka Guillaume Atlan) most well-known release.

Guillaume started The Supermen Lovers project back in 2000 when he quickly wrote and recored his debut single, ‘Starlight’, with Mani Hoffman, which was released in September 2001. This song was later included on his debut album, ‘The Player’, which was released in 2002.

‘Starlight’ received positive reviews and reached Number 2 in the UK charts.

Not only was the song incredible, but the music video was pretty memorable too! Directed by French animator, Numero 6 (who also directed Super Furry Animals’ ‘It’s Not The End Of The World?’ the following year), the video sees a “potato” man writing and recording ‘Starlight’ in his bedroom before attempting to get a record contract. He meets a mouse, Mexican skeletons and aliens along the way; it’s well worth a watch!

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‘Starlight’ is available to purchase on iTunes, right now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/starlight-radio-edit-feat./id279296572?i=279296579