Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by iheartpoptarts, Jun 9, 2018.
Even I found something new, hehe.
Just me throwing another elimination together in the middle of the night...
#51. Le Click - Tonight is the Night - 6.619
After 5: #33
After 10: #32
After 15: #52
After 20: #48
After 25: #49
After 30: #48
Highest: 10 x 2 (@iheartpoptarts, @WowWowWowWow) 9.7 x 1 (@berserkboi) 9 x 1 (@DJHazey)
Lowest: 3 x 1 (@geomixes) 4 x 1 (@Sprockrooster)
(Interestingly, nobody really seemed to dislike this song. It just got a LOT of 6s.)
Album: Tonight is the Night (1997)
Best Charts: #68 (US)
Producers: Click Productions (La Bouche)
Le Click is not La Bouche, but that single cover could fool anyone. To add to the confusion surrounding 'Tonight is the Night', Melanie Thornton of La Bouche fame actually sings on it.
Here's how it happened—the label had two dance projects, Le Click and La Bouche, both with Melanie doing vocals. They released their debut singles 'Tonight is the Night' and 'Sweet Dreams' pretty much simultaneously. Melanie then went with the more successful act, which was, well, not this one.
Le Click carried on with Kayo Shekoni, who took the lead on subsequent singles like 'Call Me'.
On backup duty there is eventual Captain Jack member Maria Lucia Lozanes. We've got a lot of overlap when it comes to Eurodance groups.
Their finest moment, of course, is the self-titled 'Captain Jack', but I should probably stay at least a little bit on topic and post something she's in.
Meanwhile, Kayo later went to Eurovision with Swedish girlband Afro-Dite. Let me promo @Empty Shoebox's Melfest rate because it's amazing. Their signature hit, by the way, is still in the game!
(In other random Poptartjusticeness, she once did a song with LFO, because boybands must be mentioned in every reveal if at all possible.)
Tragically, Melanie passed away in a 2001 aviation accident along with two of the girls from bubblegum dance act Passion Fruit.
This is such a sad note to end on, so over to you guys...
Tonight is the Night:
@WowWowWowWow (10) - Oh Le Click. Eventually you'd have Kayo from Sweden and that was fun. This is perfection but Call Me or Don't Go might be 10.5's. Get on Spotify already!!! Nice of them to sneak this onto the back of the La Bouche album (even though it was the same vocalist) and assume that people would wonder "Why does it say LE CLICK before the song title?"
In fact it does. Oh wow indeed.
@One Stop Candy Shop (6.5) - It's such a basic Europop dime in a dozen but I somehow get my life a little bit.
@ThisIsRogue (5.5) - Gets an extra half a point for the Robin S. 'Show Me Love' moments. The true winner of this rate.
The reggae/ragga bits weren't a highlight, but they didn't ruin it for everyone...
@ohnoitisnathan (6) - I didn't know this previously... I see that Melanie Thornton does vocals on it (think I read about that on her wikipedia page, actually). As for the song - I was going to give a it a higher score until the very unnecessary ragga voice came in for the verses. The chorus is fab, though.
@Seventeen Days (8) - Fun fact: I NEVER knew until now that Melanie Thornton sang this track too. Her voice alone makes this a classic. Only thing I could do without is the reggae-sounding guy’s shouts, they don’t work with this one.
@berserkboi (9.7) - Great still!
@Ray (6.5) - I might have added one or four points because of the video.
Not Tonight, I Have a Headache:
@Empty Shoebox (6) - Sounds a bit too much like 'Mr Vain' for me, and I heard 'Mr Vain' first, so I think of this one as forgettable.
@phily693 (6) - A little underwhelming if I’m being honest.
@CasuallyCrazed (5) - So much weaker than their previous material. Missing the bite of their earlier stuff.
This is the early stuff, though considering its US success came several years after the fact, I don't blame you!
@Sprockrooster (4) - Bland. And that in a eurodance rate is an accomplishment.
One last bop for y'all...
Agreeing with @WowWowWowWow - Don't Go would be a 10.5!
Call Me would have been an easy 10 for me, had it been included.
Haha my first experience with "Tonight Is the Night" was actually when I bought the Sweet Dreams CD that is mentioned in this writeup, so I always knew about that situation all along.
I actually enjoy the reggae interjections in the song and in a lot of eurodance which is odd but I don't always appreciate them as much in general pop music.
I wonder if @iheartpoptarts can get a boyband reference into all her write-ups? Challenge given, hehe.
It averaged a #44 during the voting period, so I would say we kind of underrated it a bit. I honestly thought it might be Top 20 before the rate just because I considered it to be so much of a classic.
#??. 2 Unlimited - Get Ready For This
#??. 2 Unlimited - No Limit
#??. Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone
#??. Alice Deejay - Back In My Life
#??. Paradisio - Bailando
#??. Vengaboys - We Like To Party
#??. Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom
#??. Vengaboys - We're Going to Ibiza
#??. Alex Party - Don’t Give Me Your Life
#??. Ann Lee - 2 Times
#??. Black Box - Strike It Up
#??. Cappella - U Got 2 Let the Music
#??. Cappella - Move On Baby
#??. Corona - Rhythm Of The Night
#??. Corona - Baby Baby
#??. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee)
#??. Gala - Freed From Desire
#??. Whigfield - Saturday Night
#??. Whigfield - Think Of You
#??. Amber - This Is Your Night
#??. Amber - Sexual (Li Da Di)
#??. Captain Hollywood Project - More and More
#??. Culture Beat - Mr. Vain
#??. Culture Beat - Got To Get It
#??. Culture Beat - Anything
#??. Fun Factory - Close To You
#??. Haddaway - What Is Love
#??. Haddaway - Life
#??. La Bouche - Sweet Dreams
#??. La Bouche - Be My Lover
#??. Mr. President - Coco Jamboo
#??. Real McCoy - Another Night
#??. Real McCoy - One More Time
#??. Real McCoy - Run Away
#??. Snap! - Rhythm Is A Dancer
#??. Berri - Sunshine After the Rain
#??. Gina G - Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit
#??. Koko - Open Your Eyes
#??. Livin' Joy - Dreamer
#??. Livin’ Joy - Don't Stop Movin'
#??. Aqua - Barbie Girl
#??. Aqua - Doctor Jones
#??. Aqua - Lollipop (Candyman)
#??. Daze - Superhero
#??. Me & My - Dub-I-Dub
#??. Toy-Box - The Sailor Song
#??. Dr. Alban - It’s My Life
#??. E-Type - This Is The Way
#??. E-Type - Angels Crying
#??. Reset - Blue
Very surprised The Sailor Song is managing after a very early cut from Best Friend. But can we please leave Denmark alone?
My favourite song by a 90's Eurodance act with the word "base" in their name
Melanie Thornton would went on to sing another song whose chorus begin with "Tonight is the night"
Group trip to Peru, who’s in??
I just wanna spend my life travelling the world and going to 90s festivals.
Not when The Sailor Song is still in this ddd
One of my favourite things about this rate is seeing the single covers. They came up with some crazy stuff.
Well at least this artist made it to the Top 50 intact..
But still, poor Sweden.
#50. E-Type - Angels Crying - 6.728
After 5: #66
After 10: #38
After 15: #49
After 20: #54
After 25: #51
After 30: #51
Avg: #52 - So we got it about right in the end, but boy did it start out going both ways on the leaderboard.
Highest: 10 x 3 (DJHazey, @OspreyQueen, @Eric) 9 x 5 (@Ana Raquel, @Sprockrooster, @One Stop Candy Shop, @Conan, @rav4boy)
Lowest: 0 (@geomixes) 0.5 (@Ray)
Charts: #2 (Sweden, Finland, Norway)
Album: Last Man Standing (1998)
Producers: Martin Erikssen (aka E-Type), Kristian Lundin, Max Martin
Martin Erikssen better known as "E-Type" was the son of Bo 'Bosse' Erikssen well known from the science TV program Vetenskapens Värld or World of Science. So maybe the Swedish version of Bill Nye the Science Guy? When you Google E-Type chances are the first entry right above the musician will be the Jaguar E-Type and this where his name came from actually, it was based on his father's car. Another story is that somebody once referred to Martin as "that E-fellow" and the name stuck.
He music career began as a drummer of all things and for a metal band named Hexen House and then the speed metal band Manninya Blade but that didn't end well according to Martin: "They actually fired my ass when I humbley suggested that mayby not all songs have to be 12 minutes long and all about dark death and doom."
We'll get to his career breakthrough when we eliminate "This Is the Way" so fast-forward to 1998 and The Last Man Standing era. It was his third album (all with Max Martin in tow) and the one that would solidify his status as Swedish national hero. After having experimented with various styles of dance music in recent years, E-Type decided to go back to his 'roots' and make the euro-disco flavored music he had first become known for. Both "Angels Crying" and the second single "Here I Go Again" (both amazing) had the public interest foaming at the mouth before he dropped the album and disappointed no one. There is a wall of gold/platinum records in E-Type's house dedicated to this era, so that should tell you. He was nominated for the 1999 Swedish Grammy in the category of Modern Dance (so was dr. Bombay).
One major thing I should point out is that one of E-Type's better friends, a producer named Denniz Pop passed away from cancer while making this album and this song is considered a farewell tribute to him.
The female vocalist you hear is Nana Hedin who you'll hear on more than half of E-Type's discography. The main dancer in the band, Dilnarin "Dee" Demirbag, is seen in most early videos (including the tow in this rate) and lip-syncs the songs, but you are hearing Ms. Hedin.
So yeah, I had to include a single from E-Type's most successful album to date and I could've picked either of the first two because they are both brilliant. Just listen to "Here I Go Again" and judge for yourself:
I figured E-Type's vocal style, especially his rapping voice might be off-putting to a new listener. Sometimes it's hard to understand what he is saying and people might just say "what is the speed-talksinging monotone sounding guy?" but he's so distinct and once you get used to it then it's hard to live without. Even if I drew some comparisons to DJ Bobo earlier, E-Type really is one of a kind. I pretty much have a library full of his singles because they're all amazing in their own way and I'll be sure to point people towards his best when he sadly leaves our rate for good. This all being said, to see him completely make the Top 50 was very pleasing and who knows how far "This Is The Way" could go. I never expected E-Type to be the source of so many discoveries from voters either, but he really did that as you'll see. What an underdog story.
No One Is Crying:
@Hudweiser (7.5) - That "come follow me!" a few seconds in makes me LOL for some reason.
@berserkboi (7.8) - Much better than their other entry!
Good thing that could still be like a 6.8 for "This Is the Way".
@sfmartin (7) - You can tell this is Max Martin the breakdown has the same melody as the opening to I'll be there for you by Solid Harmonie.
sfmartin knows all about his Max Martin.
@Eric (10) - E-Type was a great element of this rate - hadn't heard of them previously but I've instantly fallen in love. This song is instantly dramatic and hooks you in, and the (unintentionally?) hilarious video is the cherry on the cake.
Yaaaaas. So glad to be of assistance. Be sure to check out Last Man Standing, considered one of his best albums. Also I will post a few other favorites later on. The video is supposed to be a zany parody of Friday the 13th by the way.
@Seventeen Days (7) - The other track is just a smidge better, but this still knocks. I should probably check out more of this band’s stuff now.
Loving all this. Yes please do.
@Sprockrooster (9) - Very esc and that is a good thing!!
@One Stop Candy Shop (9) - The drama of it all! I love it. And that video is quite something.
Hazey Is Crying:
@WowWowWowWow (7) - It's weird. I love "Life," I love "Back 2 Life," and I love "Paradise" but these two E-Type songs just aren't doing it for me in the same way as I was hoping they would.
Hey at least you sound like a veteran fan of his work because you definitely listed some nice bops for sure.
@GhettoPrincess (4) - The chorus saves this but the rest is like a horror movie including the music video.
Hey at least the horror movie fanatic such as yourself probably appreciated the video a lot.
@Empty Shoebox (6) - This song has a nice build throughout, but I really don't like his vocals, and the only instrumentation I can remember from it is that little bit of piano, and that's not impressive at all.
@Ray (0.5) - This guy scares the living daylights out of me. Don’t do MDMA before filming a music video, kids. It’s also a bit…unlistenable.
It's his style and is very like it or leave it. You're the latter.
@ohnoitisnathan (6) - OK.
@phily693 (5) - This is like bad Eurovision. Actually no, it reminds me of a very good Eurovision song: Antique - Die For You. Helena did it better.
@Cutlery (5.4) - Couldn’t they get a better vocalist than this guy? The track’s also way too long
No they couldn't because he is E-Type, he is literally the band.
This glorious bop barely made top 50 while Blue (Da Ba Dee) is still in????
How dare you?
And yes, in case you were wondering, Dilnarin Demirbag is the sister of DILBA
As for Nana, she did Melodifestivalen on her own in 2005 with a classy bop and made it to the Second Chance round, but unfortunately did not make the final.
This still remains my favourite E-Type song
From another source, I read that he got the moniker during his military service as both his earned nickname and a way to distinguish him from a guy named Martin Eriksson (with an O).
this e-typephobia has gone too far
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