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iheartHazey's 90s EURODANCE PARTY: Wanna go for a rate? - THE END

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by iheartpoptarts, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Sorry to see this one go. The spoken word softcore pornography part (you learn something new every day) is a particular highlight!

    I actually prefer Got To Get It and Anything to Mr Vain.

    Come to think of it in the Eurodance genre I often preferred the follow-up song to the massive hit (see also Corona, Whigfield, Real McCoy etc).
     
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  3. A BIT too TMI? Hazey back it with the #straightnonsense. By the way, I wonder what happened to Brittany?
     
  4. I think the film got it from the song though, because the film was released around the time I heard "Got to Get It" for the first time.
     
  5. It was O-Jay all along! This rate is full of surprises.

    (I didn't know that either! I always just assumed M.C. Sar was some guy who left the group for other things when the world moved on from hip house to Eurodance.)

    Yesssssss, I get my own section now!

    Oh, Hazey, you're definitely not shy, hehe.
     
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  7. I'm not sure if it counts as bubblegum, though. And he's just a lowly sailor in this (and only this) video.

    edit - oh, someone already answered.
     
  8. I'm really surprised by some of the recent eliminations. I thought tracks like 'Move On Baby' and 'More and More' were regarded as classics in this genre?

    Or is it because many of you possibly weren't even born yet/were too young to appreciate eurodance at its peak? My impression is that this forum as a whole is very geared towards/nostalgic for the teen pop acts of the late 90s/early 00s, which was after new music was pretty much dead for me.
     
  9. 'Got To Get It' has an odd song structure really... with there also being no real second verse, just "out of my thoughts, let go my mind" repeated. Then the stopping the tape bit.
     
  10. Well that happens when you are a traitor to your Italian blood ddd
     
  11. I thought M.C. Sar was O-Jay from the start (well, 'Another Night' was the first track I heard). I assumed he was M.C. Sar.
     
  12. I feel like PJ these days is more Beyonce than Britney - life is hard, etc.

    The late 90s has about a quarter of what's left if I'm counting right so I think it's pretty balanced!
     
  13. i haven't received notifications of this topic in a long time so it's great to see my 10s are safe!!!!!!!!
     
  14. This has been a very trying few days..
     
  15. Just me kicking out songs in the middle of the night again...








































































































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    [​IMG] #39. Whigfield - Think of You - 7.100

    After 5: #37
    After 10: #42
    After 15: #44
    After 20: #35
    After 25: #36
    After 30: #34
    Final: #39

    Highest: 10 x 3 (@iheartpoptarts, @idratherjack, @Ray) 9.5 x 1 (@ohnoitisnathan) 9.4 x 1 (@berserkboi)

    Lowest: 2.5 x 1 (@CasuallyCrazed) 3 x 2 (@geomixes, @Eric)

    Album: Whigfield (1995)

    Best Charts: #7 (UK), #4 (Denmark), #9 (Iceland), #9 (Ireland), #4 (Italy), #7 (Netherlands), #4 (Scotland), #3 (Spain), #4 (Zimbabwe)

    Producers: Davide Rida and Larry Pignagnoli (J.K., Ann Lee)

    This is a non-'Saturday Night' Whigfield post. We all know everybody's fave 90s weekend anthem. But who's behind it and how did she get there?

    Well, let's hear the lowdown from the legend herself!

    Says Whigfield, "I studied fashion design in Copenhagen, then decided to go to Milan and show the Italians how it’s done. That didn’t work out. I ended up scraping by, doing modelling by day and PR for clubs at night. One of the club DJs, Davide Riva, was part of a music production duo. He persuaded me to sing for them."

    Here are some Whigfield facts I stole mainly from the iconic Eurokdj.com:

    • Her stage name is a tribute to her piano teacher, Mrs. Whigfield.

    • In her early live performances she used to cover 'What Is Love'. (And 'All That She Wants', but that's not in our rate.)

    • She's good friends with some ex-Cappella members. Unfortunately there are a lot of those so I can't guess which ones.

    • Apparently Whigfield and Ann Lee were once rumoured to be the same person. Or something. (EDIT: Oh! They mean vocally! That makes so much more sense than what I wrote.)

    And now for the music! 'Think of You' is tied for her highest-charting non-'Saturday Night' UK hit. It's here because I heart it more than the other one.



    'Another Day' is the other one.



    'Big Time' is the obligatory Euro summer bop, love 'em or hate 'em...



    And 'Gimme Gimme' is @DJHazey's fave single. I think. At least it's the song that finally got him to check out her discography after I bombarded him with Whigfield on plug.dj!



    Thinking Happy Thoughts:

    (For once, I'm not dividing you guys into the good and the bad, because everyone who commented at least threw it a 6. Yay!)

    The worst we got was unexcited with this one...

    @A$AP Robbie (7) - Its striking how unimpactful some of these not-the-big-single songs were for me. This is cute though.

    @Empty Shoebox (6) - The vocals are fine, but the instrumentation just is missing...something.

    @Sprockrooster (6) - Defnitely alright. A bit shouty at times, which doesn't exactly line up with the beat, which is a bit more calm.

    @phily693 (7) - I’ve never heard this before. It’s not bad, there’s some lovely production on it actually.

    And the best we got was outright stanning...

    @Ray (10) - Whiggy’s album is possibly the only one that is included in this rate, I bought it, wasn’t disappointed, and loved almost all the songs. Apart from everything else, Whigfield can actually sing.

    @berserkboi (9.4) - Another classic

    @rav4boy (8) - Had totally forgotten about this song!

    @One Stop Candy Shop (9) - This beats Saturday Night for me. The euphoria is real.

    Of course, 'Saturday Night' was bound to come up...

    @WowWowWowWow (7) - Not sure why I would have expected this song to sound any different than it does. Bonus points for bringing back the little whipcracking noise from Saturday Night (or maybe Saturday Night came first, whatever!)...

    And finally, one particular lyric garnered some attention...

    @Seventeen Days (6) - Ok, hold up - did she really just say “I need you inside me tonight”?! Automatic extra point for that! Otherwise, another above-average catchy track.

    Yes. Yes she did.

    @ohnoitisnathan (9.5) - Neat. The "I need you inside me tonight" lyric is a bit dodgy though.

    For you, there's an edit that says "beside me" out there somewhere!

    @sfmartin (9) - I think I prefer this to Saturday Night. The whole be inside you thing still makes me blush, never expect it.

    @roborovsky (9) - A ‘one-hit’ wonder whose follow up singles were - as with 2 Unlimited - arguably as good as their big hit. I quite like listening to it now wondering how my parents thought it was okay for me to be listening to it back when I was 10.

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    Oh, and this is the Poptartjustice anthem.



    I hope you like pink and lollipops!​
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
  16. BONUS: In 2007, Whigfield re-released 'Think of You' in two collections: Pineapple Mixes and Banana Mixes. Are you Team Pineapple or Team Banana?


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  17. Whigfield wasn't just rumoured to be Ann Lee, "she" was, I thought? Annerley Gordon (Ann Lee), of '2 Times' fame, even though her voice sounds completely different on that track, does the vocals on all of the Whigfield tracks, and Sannie (the woman who is the visual front of Whigfield) just lip syncs them.

    e.g. compare these vocals to 'Whigfield':



    To confuse matters, Sannie has her own separate career, where she actually sings on the songs (she's the barmaid in this video):

     
  18. And Sannie also goes by Naan and gave vocals to the Benassi Bros., who have also written songs with Annerley Gordon and my brain can’t follow it anymore hahaha.





    Also in 2018 she is the Queen of Binary-Gendered Sexual Fluidity!

     
  19. Apparently people have argued about this a bit.

    I have no idea.
     
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