PJ Retro 80: MASQUERADE! The ball is over, see you again soon!

He/Him
I’ll post proper thank yous with the correct people tagged later but Vanelle was definitely the entry I was most confident about doing well for me this month, and I am glad to see you all bopped as hard as I did when I first heard her!

7 minutes never felt so short or blissful to me <333
 
*deletes victory speech*

So, I sent Kim Clark and "Stay Awhile", a lost classic from 1979. More like "Slay Awhile", amirite?

It was a random discovery following another song and holy shit, I was astounded upon hearing it. Talk about sounding like a smash hit and a worldwide sensation. It's so instant. From the first 10 seconds, you can tell it just sounds massive and it gets more and more amazing as it goes on. The fantastic earworm hooks that are like continuous slaps in the face. Each section of the song being absolutely perfect. Kim's adorable vocals. The general ABBA mixed with British charm vibes but also Kylie if she debuted in the 70s. Those lovely backing vocals. The splendid production which can be heard even in a lower quality. And so on...
Imagine having such a banger which sounds like an instant classic and a global hit at the time, yet in reality it was a Japanese-only single release with zero success, now only available on YouTube in a low quality (240p) form with mere 2.5 thousand views (approximately 500 of these being mine... and I'm not exaggerating dd). Madness. But that's what this song contest is all about for me. "Stay Awhile" became one of my most played songs of the year already and I really hoped the rest of you would hear at least a glimpse of perfection it is.

And oh how much I wish I discovered it just a little bit earlier in order to send it to that 70s themed PJ Retro round, because I'm sure it would've smashed and became a runaway winner there (even though I nearly won in that round).

Also, I connected the song to "Angeleyes" and "I Was Made for Lovin' You" because those brilliant 'ah, ah, ah...' chants are quite similar melodically and the BPM rate is nearly the same. And it's cute how all three songs also happen to be released in 1979.

As for my masquerade participant, I was choosing between @WoW73 and @Doodvid, but settled on the latter because of the British artist connection. Thinking back, I should've probably went with a safer bet such as @Disco Blister because @Doodvid would've surely been a better fit for one of the (many) Eurodance entries here. Still, it looks like they gave me a few points if I clocked that right, so it's all good.

Anyway, my complete obsession with the song made me have extremely high expectations and I can't seem to help it... Not even top 10 fff I should stop being so delusional and overly enthusiastic.
 
Swimming with Sharks/Humpe und Humpe 'Careless Love' was another that has been on my list since... my list existed, but, for whatever reason, I had not submitted it before. See also: my other #2's and my sole #1 PJ Retro results ddd.

Check out this original German video for it, which is bizarre, kinky, and slightly disturbing.

 
Now wait a second... that thread title.

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A&E

they&she
Hey I'm back in Retro too! I definitely did not expect to land my best result since round 4 (in 2013!) where I came second with Suzanne Vega's Blood Makes Noise.

I knew a bunch of Feldman's 80s/early 90s hits before, but I only heard his '96 flop (?) album À contre-jour recently and it's got some bangers. I was toying with submitting Exit de la nuit but settled on Destination as I thought it had a stronger hook.
I picked @ohnoitisnathan solely because I decided to upload the video to YouTube myself ddd (primarily to cut out the lengthy TV host intro from the other upload). Also I hadn't taken part in 8 years so I didn't really know what could feasibly pass for someone's entry.

@WoW73 must've missed the "sounds like" part for my entry (I guess there was so much bamboozlement going on at all times, that it got lost in the mix ups) but I guess the Push the Feeling On and Show Me Love inspiration is quite obvious.

Congrats to @berserkboi on the double win and @WoW73 on the fake win!
 
The ballots! Here we go:

1/6

@Doodvid
1 Reset
2 Masterboy
3 Kim Clark
4 Fern Kinney
5 Astaire
6 Corona
7 Vanelle
8 François Feldman
10 Capital Sound
12 Kakko


@Up N Down
12 Astaire - The Power Of Love
10 Reset - Get Me
08 Swimming With Sharks - Careless Love
07 Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash (Tonight)
06 Meiju Suvas - Pida Musta Kiini
05 Candy Girls - Fee Fi Fo Fum
04 Masterboy - Different Dreams
03 Ephraim Lewis - It Can't Be Forever
02 George Lamond - Look Into My Eyes
01 Kim Clark - Stay Awhile


@WoW73
12
Jam & Spoon feat. Plavka
Kim Clark
Vanelle
Sound Of Music
Cherrelle
Candy Girls
Kakko
Fern Kinney
Linda Jo Rizzo
Neoton Família
1

@klow
12 points: Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine
10 points: Vanelle - Tell Me
8 points: Astaire - The Power Of Love
7 points: Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star
6 points: Sheila Stewart - It's You (Dance Version)
5 points: Neoton Família - Monte Carlo
4 points: Meiju Suvas - Pida Musta Kiini
3 points: Violeta Parra - La Jardinera
2 points: Kim Clark - Stay Awhile
1 point: Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash (Tonight)

Honourable mentions to:
Cherrelle - Artificial Heart
Dorothée - Allo Allo, Monsieur L'ordinateur


@berserkboi
Astaire - The Power Of Love - 8.5 - Love the production, the melody is not entirely thrilling though!

1 Point! Baccara - The Devil Sent You To Lorado - 10 - Not quite as good as Yes Sir, but very ABBA-esque so still a hit!!

Candela - Viva! Fernando Garcia - 10 - Luckily Berserky does enjoy his Schlager DominoDancing music! ;)

Candy Girls - Fee Fi Fo Fum - 10 - CHAOS but BOP!!

Capital Sound - In The Night - 9 - Enjoy the Real McCoy realness parts!

Cause & Effect - It's Over Now - 8.5 - Engrossing production!

Cherrelle - Artificial Heart - 9 - Bop that creeps up on you!

HM! Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star - 10 - Standout melody of the songlist so far!

Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine - 10 - Quirkier than the standard vocals I like, but the tune is Alanis enough to grab me!

12 Points! Dorothée - Allo Allo, Monsieur L'ordinateur - 11 - Whoever decided to send berserkboi’s Britney Spears using the song she invents Perfume with - BRAVO!!!

Ephraim Lewis - It Can't Be Forever - 9.5 - Gorgeous smooth voice and strange trip hop qualities to be applauded! So sad to read about what happened to him too! Bloody America!!

5 Points! Fern Kinney - Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love) - 10 - Love the disco-tinge aspects a lot <33

8 Points! François Feldman - Destination - 10 - I am very eager to find out who the hell on PopJustice is familiar with Francois Feldman other than me ddd


HM! George Lamond - Look Into My Eyes (12" Version) - 10 - Right! I think I know which song is emulating Ace ddd

Jam & Spoon feat. Plavka - Angel (Ladadi O-heyo) - 8.5 - Plavka vocals are amazing and kinda deserve a better tune dd

John & Mary - Red Wooden Beads - 10 - Lovely little song!

Kakko - We Should Be Dancing - 10 - Can’t wait for Maki to hate on this dance routine too ddd

4 Points! Kim Clark - Stay Awhile - 10 - If I Was Made For Loving You were a disco song - this would be it ddd

Lambretta - Blow My Fuses - 10 - Started off not exactly loving but builds into a bit of a sonic standout! This is somehow very PopTarts???

Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash (Tonight) - 10 - Great track but does not consistently live up to the start where it screamed WINNER!

Masterboy - Different Dreams - 9.5 - Quirky Eurodance is always appreciated!

7 Points! Meiju Suvas - Pida Musta Kiini - 10 - I Feel Love but FL and modern (rather than timeless)!

2 Points! Miguel Caló - Que Falta Que Me Haces - 10 - Impressive pipes! Is this Filler or someone being Filler?

10 Points! Neoton Família - Monte Carlo - 10 - Is this supposed to be ABBA or Olivia Newton-John in FL?


Reset - Get Me - 8.5 - A bit Whigfield in parts!

Sheila Stewart - It's You (Dance Version) - 9 - Very pretty tune! Should do well!

Sound Of Music - One More Lonely Night - 10 - Beautiful tune!

6 Points! Swimming With Sharks - Careless Love - 10 - One of the prettier English songs!

Vanelle - Tell Me

3 Points! Violeta Parra - La Jardinera - 10 - Enchanting moment to end things on! <3
 
2/6

@Filler
I hope everyone enjoyed Miguel Caló.

~ * 12 POINTS - FEE FI FO FUM (CANDY GIRLS) * ~
10 - Revelation Sunshine (Cree Summer)
8 - La Jardinera (Violeta Parra)
7 - It's Over Now (Cause & Effect)
6 - It Can't Be Forever (Ephraim Lewis)
5 - The Devil Sent You to Lorado (Baccara)
4 - Allo Allo, Monsieur L'ordinateur (Dorothée)
3 - Destination (François Feldman)
2 - Monte Carlo (Neoton Familia)
1 - Pidä Musta Kiinni (Meiju Suvas)


@Maki
Here are my votes for this round:

12 points - Meiju Suvas - Pida Musta Kiini
~ Congrats to the "stealer" who snatched this song literally weeks after I discovered it and added it among my PJ Retro potentials. Obviously I wasn't going to do a dick move and give it less points than I think it deserves in this round. The synth work is so good and the melodies are excellent throughout - everything just works (by the way, I do have more Finnish retro goodies in my back pocket, hehe...)

10 points - George Lamond - Look Into My Eyes
~ Freestyle is apparently becoming a staple in my PJ Retro top 10s. An amazing song and discovery.

8 points - Vanelle - Tell Me
~ Instantly catchy, cute and fun. A bit Madonna-esque, too. Some rebellious earworms here, I caught myself humming to the melody weeks after hearing the song. Also, the length doesn't really seem to be an issue here, these 7 minutes pass rather quickly, justifying the song's quality.

7 points - Astaire - The Power Of Love
~ The first song on the list that had me thinking "why am I even trying..." Definitely wouldn't be surprised to see this one win - really strong melodies, synths, everything. The only reason why it doesn't appear in my top 3 is that the chorus is a tiny bit weaker than the rest.

6 points - Miguel Caló - Que Falta Que Me Haces
~ Now this is a bit unexpected but very welcome. A lovely song that reminds of my late grandpa who was a big Latin American oldies enthusiast. I still have a bunch of vinyl records around, there must be something similar to this one there.

5 points - Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star
~ Ooh, the 70s meets the 90s is such a good mix! Never heard this one before but I'm very glad I did - everything is just so catchy.

4 points - Reset - Get Me
~ Definitely one of the best Eurodance tunes in this round, the beat and hook are very strong. And that double middle-8, wig! Had to bump it one place because of it.

3 points - Neoton Família - Monte Carlo
~ Wait, are we sure this isn't an ABBA cover? Obviously a great song but somehow the over-familiarity worked against its favour here. And I'm glad to hear some Hungarian in this contest, I don't think we ever had it before actually.

2 points - François Feldman - Destination
~ Can someone please tell me what the 'destination' line that's being shouted reminds me of. I really like how chilled out this one is, while still being a bop.

1 point - Sheila Stewart - It's You (Dance Version)
~ A sophisticated 80s Eurobeat tune that managed to snatch this final point thanks to the singer's really nice voice and the song generally being very pleasant. Extremely random, but something about this reminds me of a wedding.


Honourable mentions:

Swimming With Sharks - Careless Love
~ I don't know why but this one is giving me 'runaway winner' vibes. It just feels... professional? To be honest I don't find it close to the ultimate highlights of this round but it's still a very good song, of course.

Fern Kinney - Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love)
~ So cute! Loving the slick production and those sparkly synths. It would've probably gotten that final point if the chorus wasn't repeated so many times at the end, I was kinda starting to lose interest a bit.

Jam & Spoon feat. Plavka - Angel (Ladadi O-heyo)
~ This is the one where the singer reminded me of Madonna. I'm thinking of these early to mid-90s vocals of hers, the enunciation is similar too. Anyway, a bop that started to get a bit repetitive by the end, so I had to cut it from my top 10.

Candela - Viva! Fernando Garcia
~ Was this a national final Eurovision entry? Because it totally sounds like that. Really nice song and the singer has a lovely voice.

Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash (Tonight)
~ This one has glimpses of winner vibes, but somehow falls a bit in some places. Very 80s.

Dorothée - Allo Allo, Monsieur L'ordinateur
~ She's not a singer, she's a performer. Anyway, I can name at least two better songs by Dorothée but this one is very charming in a way.

Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine
~ This sound reminds me of Kelli Ali's "Tigermouth" album a bit, a really neat tune. Shame that I wasn't too impressed by it. Interesting vocals too, cute to find out she's multitalented and did heaps of voiceover work.

Capital Sound - In The Night
~ Really liking the hook here, wish the rap was a bit shorter though.

John & Mary - Red Wooden Beads
~ A really nice indie folk song, the lyrics are very 90s in a good way.

Masterboy - Different Dreams
~ Similarly to the Capital sound song, that's a pretty good hook, but the rap is a bit overbearing.

Baccara - The Devil Sent You To Lorado
~ They are charming for sure, even though it's borderline gimmick. Unfortunately, this is the weakest out of their songs I know so far, but it's definitely likeable.

Candy Girls - Fee Fi Fo Fum
~ I didn't know Cupcakke had a career during the 90s! Jokes aside, the beat and synths are excellent but most of the time I was like 'girl, please stop talking over the song!' ddd

The rest (ranked):
Cause & Effect - It's Over Now
Sound Of Music - One More Lonely Night
Violeta Parra - La Jardinera
Cherrelle - Artificial Heart
Kakko - We Should Be Dancing
Ephraim Lewis - It Can't Be Forever
Lambretta - Blow My Fuses



@Disco Blister
It’s TIME.

1 point - Miguel Calo - Que falta que me haces
2 points - Neoton Familia - Monte Carlo
3 points - Violeta Parra - La jardinera
4 points - Cause & Effect - It’s Over Now
5 points - Vanelle - Tell Me
6 points - Humpe & Humpe - Careless Love
7 points - George Lamond - Look Into My Eyes
8 points - Astaire - The Power Of Love
10 points - Fern Kinney - Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love)
12 points - Kim Clark - Stay Awhile


@soratami
12
Fern Kinney - Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love) 10
Vanelle - Tell Me 9
Swimming With Sharks - Careless Love (aka Humpe und Humpe) 9
John & Mary - Red Wooden Beads 9
Candy Girls - Fee Fi Fo Fum 9
Sheila Stewart - It's You (Dance Version) 8
Cause & Effect - It's Over Now 8
Kim Clark - Stay Awhile 8
François Feldman - Destination 8
Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star 8
1

Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine 8
Neoton Família - Monte Carlo 8
Jam & Spoon feat. Plavka - Angel (Ladadi O-heyo) 8
Cherrelle - Artificial Heart 8
Ephraim Lewis - It Can't Be Forever 8

Candela - Viva! Fernando Garcia 7
Astaire - The Power Of Love 7
Capital Sound - In The Night 7
Dorothée - Allo Allo, Monsieur L'ordinateur 7
George Lamond - Look Into My Eyes 7
Lambretta - Blow My Fuses 7
Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash (Tonight) 7
Masterboy - Different Dreams 7
Meiju Suvas - Pida Musta Kiini 7
Reset - Get Me 7
Sound Of Music - One More Lonely Night 7

Kakko - We Should Be Dancing 6

Violeta Parra - La Jardinera 5

Miguel Caló - Que Falta Que Me Haces 4


@TéléDex
12 Meiju Suvas - Pida Musta Kiini: 10
10 Neoton Família - Monte Carlo: 9.8
8 George Lamond - Look Into My Eyes: 9.5
7 Vanelle - Tell Me: 9.3
6 Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star: 9.3
5 Baccara - The Devil Sent You To Lorado: 9.2
4 Kim Clark - Stay Awhile: 9.2
3 Sound Of Music - One More Lonely Night: 9.2
2 Fern Kinney - Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love): 9.2
1 Jam & Spoon feat. Plavka - Angel (Ladadi O-heyo): 9.2

Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine: 9
Swimming With Sharks - Careless Love (aka Humpe und Humpe): 9
Sheila Stewart - It's You (Dance Version): 9
François Feldman - Destination: 8.9
Reset - Get Me: 8.9
Miguel Caló - Que Falta Que Me Haces: 8.9
Cause & Effect - It's Over Now: 8.9
Candela - Viva! Fernando Garcia: 8.9
Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash (Tonight): 8.9
Lambretta - Blow My Fuses: 8.9
Ephraim Lewis - It Can't Be Forever: 8.9
Astaire - The Power Of Love: 8.8
Cherrelle - Artificial Heart: 8.8
Kakko - We Should Be Dancing: 8.8
Capital Sound - In The Night: 8.7
John & Mary - Red Wooden Beads: 8.6
Violeta Parra - La Jardinera: 8.6
Masterboy - Different Dreams: 8.5
Candy Girls - Fee Fi Fo Fum: 8.5
 
he/him
Well, another song waiting on the shelf, a la Pink Lady, another bottom 5 flop. But because of the confusion these masks has given me, I actually am going to be kind and personally thank users for their votes this contest, to clear my head, which I need for Little Shop of Horrors rehearsals and shows all next week, Sunday to Saturday. Now, this was intended to be @berserkboi bait, even though I actually just found this song by chance, same time as her Ewoks song as I remember, and his and @Maki's names was swiped right too quickly. Goodness knows if @Derek would even like my song by Dorothee. But I got a 12 from @berserkboi, which doesn't surprise me at all. Congrats for the win btw. Thanks to everyone else for giving Dorothee back her heart.

12 @berserkboi
6 @iheartpoptarts
4 @Filler
2 @DJHazey
1 @Ezz

Also apologies to @Attis, because Kakko was nowhere near my taste, despite having some cravings for PWL. Below is my full ranking, a s usual. Thanks for the amazing theme @WoW73!

Songlist:

12 Meiju Suvas - Pida Musta Kiini: 10
10 Neoton Família - Monte Carlo: 9.8
8 George Lamond - Look Into My Eyes: 9.5
7 Vanelle - Tell Me: 9.3
6 Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star: 9.3
5 Baccara - The Devil Sent You To Lorado: 9.2
4 Kim Clark - Stay Awhile: 9.2
3 Sound Of Music - One More Lonely Night: 9.2
2 Fern Kinney - Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love): 9.2
1 Jam & Spoon feat. Plavka - Angel (Ladadi O-heyo): 9.2

Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine: 9
Swimming With Sharks - Careless Love (aka Humpe und Humpe): 9
Sheila Stewart - It's You (Dance Version): 9
François Feldman - Destination: 8.9
Reset - Get Me: 8.9
Miguel Caló - Que Falta Que Me Haces: 8.9
Cause & Effect - It's Over Now: 8.9
Candela - Viva! Fernando Garcia: 8.9
Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash (Tonight): 8.9
Lambretta - Blow My Fuses: 8.9
Ephraim Lewis - It Can't Be Forever: 8.9
Astaire - The Power Of Love: 8.8
Cherrelle - Artificial Heart: 8.8
Kakko - We Should Be Dancing: 8.8
Capital Sound - In The Night: 8.7
John & Mary - Red Wooden Beads: 8.6
Violeta Parra - La Jardinera: 8.6
Masterboy - Different Dreams: 8.5
Candy Girls - Fee Fi Fo Fum: 8.5
 
3/6

@Phonetics Girl
12 Swimming With Sharks - Careless Love
Bitch, it's like they put all the best parts of 80s/early 90s in a blender and came up with this instantly familiar cocktail. Germans, man...
10 Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine
subtle paradise
8 Fern Kinney - Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love)
Ms Kinney has some actual character to her voice so of course this is an upgrade from the disco purveyors of today.
7 Cause & Effect - It's Over Now
6 Sheila Stewart - It's You (Dance Version)
5 Miguel Caló - Que Falta Que Me Haces
4 George Lamond - Look Into My Eyes
3 Neoton Família - Monte Carlo
2 Kim Clark - Stay Awhile
1 Lambretta - Blow My Fuses


@Untouchable Ace
12 François Feldman - Destination
10 Ephraim Lewis - It Can't Be Forever
8 George Lamond - Look Into My Eyes
7 Meiju Suvas - Pida Musta Kiini
6 Vanelle - Tell Me
5 Reset - Get Me
4 Masterboy - Different Dreams
3 Sheila Stewart - It's You (Dance Version)
2 Astaire - The Power Of Love
1 Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash (Tonight)


HM
Swimming With Sharks
Kakko
Capital Sound
Cherrelle
Corona


@DominoDancing
12 - Cherrelle - Artificial Heart
10 John & Mary - Red Wooden Beads
8 - Swimming With Sharks - Careless Love (aka Humpe und Humpe)
7 - Cause & Effect - It's Over Now
6 - Sheila Stewart - It's You (Dance Version)
5 - Meiju Suvas - Pida Musta Kiini
4 - François Feldman - Destination
3 - Violeta Parra - La Jardinera
2 - Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash (Tonight)
1 - Neoton Família - Monte Carlo


@iheartpoptarts
12 - Kakko - We Should Be Dancing
(Oh, this has been on my potentials list forever. Not quite as favorite as ‘L.O.V.E.’ but still my favorite.)

10 - Capital Sound - In The Night
(I don’t know if you’re masquerading as me but Canada does Eurodance seems like a good way to go.)

8 - Swimming With Sharks - Careless Love
(Simultaneously a really big and really cute song.)

7 - Cherrelle - Artificial Heart
(This is almost as good as the one I entered.)

6 - Dorothée - Allo Allo, Monsieur L'ordinateur
(So 60s and 80s at the same time. And adorable.)

5 - Candy Girls - Fee Fi Fo Fum
(I’m here for how a lot this is.)

4 - Jam & Spoon feat. Plavka - Angel (Ladadi O-heyo)
(Very PJ00s ahead of its time.)

3 - Vanelle - Tell Me
(Team radio edits but I still love it.)

2 - Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star
(Eurodance goes disco covers a lot of bases.)

1 - George Lamond - Look Into My Eyes
(Solid freestyle bop.)



@livefrommelbs
Hi hi hi! Here's my ballot. What a great round.

12
Francois Feldman
Fern Kinney
George LaMond
Reset
Sound Of Music
Lambretta
Vanelle
Linda Jo Rizzo
Capital Sound
Kim Clark
1

HM:
Cherrelle
Corona
Swimming With Sharks
 
Hey I'm back in Retro too! I definitely did not expect to land my best result since round 4 (in 2013!) where I came second with Suzanne Vega's Blood Makes Noise.

I knew a bunch of Feldman's 80s/early 90s hits before, but I only heard his '96 flop (?) album À contre-jour recently and it's got some bangers. I was toying with submitting Exit de la nuit but settled on Destination as I thought it had a stronger hook.
I picked @ohnoitisnathan solely because I decided to upload the video to YouTube myself ddd (primarily to cut out the lengthy TV host intro from the other upload). Also I hadn't taken part in 8 years so I didn't really know what could feasibly pass for someone's entry.

@WoW73 must've missed the "sounds like" part for my entry (I guess there was so much bamboozlement going on at all times, that it got lost in the mix ups) but I guess the Push the Feeling On and Show Me Love inspiration is quite obvious.

Congrats to @berserkboi on the double win and @WoW73 on the fake win!

Oh darn it, you're right - I am so sorry I missed that!
 
4/6

@DJHazey
12 | Reset - Get Me
10 | Newton Familia - Monte Carlo
8 | Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine
7 | Astaire - The Power of Love
6 | Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash
5 | Corona - I Don't Wanna be A Star
4 | Vanelle - Tell Me
3 | Kakko - We Should Be Dancing
2 | Dorothee - Allo allo monsieur l'ordinateur
1 | John & Mary - Red Wooded Beads


@Cotton Park
Last minute votage!

12 - Ephraim Lewis - It Can't Be Forever
10 - François Feldman - Destination
8 - Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine
7 - Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star
6 - Violeta Parra - La Jardinera
5 - Fern Kinney - Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love)
4 - Cause & Effect - It's Over Now
3 - Jam & Spoon feat. Plavka - Angel (Ladadi O-heyo)
2 - Masterboy - Different Dreams
1 - Capital Sound - In The Night


@If You Go
12
Careless Love
It’s Over Now
Tell Me
The Power of Love
It’s You
Angel (Ladadi O-Heyo)
Into The Night
It Can’t Be Forever
Destination
I Don’t Wanna Be A Star
1

HM:
Look Into My Eyes
Allo allo monsieur l’ordinateur
Stay Awhile
Monte Carlo
Heartflash (Tonight)
Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love)
Red Wooden Beads
Que Falta Que Me Haces


@Ezz
Jam & Spoon feat. Plavka - Angel (Ladadi O-heyo) 12
Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star 10
Candy Girls - Fee Fi Fo Fum 8
Reset - Get Me 7
Neoton Família - Monte Carlo 6
Capital Sound - In The Night - 5
Sound Of Music - One More Lonely Night 4
François Feldman - Destination 3
Vanelle - Tell Me 2
Dorothée - Allo Allo, Monsieur L'ordinateur 1



@ohnoitisnathan
12. Jam & Spoon feat. Plavka - Angel (Ladadi O-heyo) – 8.6*
10. Vanelle - Tell Me – 8.4
8. Candy Girls - Fee Fi Fo Fum – 8.1*
7. Cause & Effect - It's Over Now – 8.0
6. Sound Of Music - One More Lonely Night – 8.0
5. John & Mary - Red Wooden Beads – 8.0
4. Masterboy - Different Dreams – 8.0
3. François Feldman – Destination – 8.0
2. Cherrelle - Artificial Heart – 8.0
1. Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star – 7.9*

Corona would have gotten my 10 if the submitter had chosen the LP version.

* = I knew these already.
 
5/6

@pop3blow2
12: John & Mary
10: Candela
8: Corona
7: Fern Kinney
6: Humpe und Humpe
5: Migel Calo
4: Lambretta
3: Linda Jo Rizzo
2: Neoton Familia
1: Violeta Parra

As far as what my song reminds me of, i don't think it reminds me of any one song in particular. I know I hear stuff in, though... I just can't pin it down. (Oddly it could almost be an Oasis song of the early 00s.) As I am typing this, it does remind me of a tad of another song I might submit here one day. Ha!



@WowWowWowWow
12: Meiju Suvas - Pida Musta Kiini

10: Neoton Família - Monte Carlo

8: Sound Of Music - One More Lonely Night

7: Baccara - The Devil Sent You To Lorado
*I also loved this version that I heard on my trip to Belgium in 2009

6: Cherrelle - Artificial Heart

5: Masterboy - Different Dreams

4: Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash (Tonight)

3: Astaire - The Power Of Love

2: François Feldman - Destination

1: Reset - Get Me




@chanex
Honorable mentions to Baccara and George Lamond and without further ado let's rip the porcelain-white-beribboned-scary-Italian face off and do it like I do it: lowest points to highest for maximum unmasked dramalamadingdong:

1
Kim Clark - Stay Awhile
Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star
Swimming With Sharks - Careless Love (aka Humpe und Humpe)
Vanelle - Tell Me
Astaire - The Power Of Love
Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine
John & Mary - Red Wooden Beads
Fern Kinney - Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love)
Cause & Effect - It's Over Now
Sheila Stewart - It's You (Dance Version)
12
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And then there were of ocurse those 7 participants masquerading as users not actually in this round. First two of those are:

@Hudweiser
12: John & Mary - Red Wooden Beads

10: Swimming With Sharks - Careless Love

08: Candy Girls - Fee Fi Fo Fum
>> A friend of mine who worked at a little dance record label once tried to set me up on a date with the guy behind this record (the one bopping at the keyboard in the video), but he was apparently crippled with shyness

07: Corona - I Don't Wanna Be A Star

06: Masterboy - Different Dreams

05: George Lamond - Look Into My Eyes (12" Version)

04: Kakko - We Should Be Dancing

03: Kim Clark - Stay Awhile

02: Capital Sound - In The Night

01: Astaire - The Power Of Love



Aitch Emmz:
Reset - Get Me
Lambretta - Blow My Fuses
Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash (Tonight)
Candela - Viva! Fernando Garcia
Vanelle - Tell Me
Ephraim Lewis - It Can't Be Forever
Sound Of Music - One More Lonely Night
Fern Kinney - Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love)

Hud xxx


@unnameable
12 Vanelle – Tell Me

10 Kakko

8 Miguel Calo – it has a better melody and rhythm than most of the songs this round. Team tango for the medals!

7 Masterboy

6 Sheila Stewart

5 Lambretta

4 Astaire

3 Neoton Familia

2 Capital Sound

1 Baccara – the gasp in the chorus is a nice touch
 
Oooh, a 7th for Cree Summer (with 77 points too!) Oddly, she was born on July, 7 too. Some crazy pop3 numerology for this round.



I love the movie Atlantis (like, a lot) & while watching it awhile back & reading some more about Cree, I saw she put out some music in the 90s. So, I looked into it & enjoyed it quite a bit. Princess Kida produced by Lenny Kravitz seemed perfect for the masquerade.

I've always loved her voiceover work, so Cree really was a great choice for this round. I am very pleased.

 
And finally:

@Attis
12 John & Mary
10 Cree Summer
8 Ephraim Lewis
7 Miguel Calo
6 Candela
5 Fern Kinney
4 Lambretta
3 Corona
2 Cherelle
1 Baccara


@invertedbutterfly
12 points: Cause & Effect - It's Over Now
10 points: Cherrelle - Artificial Heart
8 points: Kakko - We Should Be Dancing
7 points: Swimming with Sharks - Careless Love
6 points: Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine
5 points: Lambretta - Blow My Fuses
4 points: Francois Feldman - Destination
3 points: Corona - I Don't Wanna Be a Star
2 points: Sound of Music - One More Lonely Night
1 point: Sheila Stewart - It's You

Honourable mentions:

Kim Clark - Stay Awhile
Ephraim Lewis - It Can't Be Forever



@Dynamo
12 - Swimming with Sharks - Careless Love

10 - Kim Clarke - Stay a while

8 - Miguel Cal - Que Falta Que Me Haces

7 Fern Kinney - Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love)

6 - Cause & Effect - It's Over Now

5 - Cherelle - Artificial Heart

4 - George LaMond - Look Into My Eyes

3 - Candy Girls - Fee Fi Fo Fum

2 - Capital Sound - In The Night

1 Kakko - We Should Be Dancing


I really wish I had more room to include Cree summer in there but oh well!


@A&E
12 points: Ephraim Lewis - It Can't Be Forever
Smooth, soothing and sensuous. This will definitely end up in my evening / night music rotation along with the album it's on. I love discoveries like this but it was devastating to learn why he only released one album.

10 points: Candy Girls - Fee Fi Fo Fum
A couple of years ago I checked out Candy Girls' Wham Bam and this one because of their single artworks and was fascinated. I read some articles about Sweet Pussy Pauline who's featured here and she's a legend – and this is an absolute banger.

8 points: Cause & Effect - It's Over Now
I particularly enjoy the electronic atmosphere in the verses here, right up my street.

7 points: Cree Summer - Revelation Sunshine
I've had this album on my mental "to check-out" list since previewing this song a few weeks ago, so this is a nice coincidence.

6 points: Masterboy - Different Dreams
They also remixed my entry!

5 points: Fern Kinney - Love Me Tonight (Love, Love, Love)
I needed to get used to the vocals at first but this is perfect for my walking-tempo disco playlist.

4 points: John & Mary - Red Wooden Beads
The vocals had me hooked right away.

3 points: Cherrelle - Artificial Heart

2 points: Meiju Suvas - Pidä musta kiinni


1 point: Violeta Parra - La jardinera

Homourable memtions: Linda Jo Rizzo, Capital Sound, Kim Clark, Sound of Music (maybe the Swedish version would've got a couple of points... but now we'll never know~).

Oh, and this comment on the Reset video which cracked me up:
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@Cutlery
12 François Feldman - Destination
10 Capital Sound - In the Night
8 Kim Clark - Stay Awhile
7 Cherrelle - Artificial Heart
6 Linda Jo Rizzo - Heartflash (Tonight)
5 Sound of Music - One More Lonely Night
4 Corona - I Don't Wanna Be a Star
3 Sheila Stewart - It's You (Dance Version)
2 Masterboy - Different Dreams
1 Ephraim Lewis - It Can't Be Forever
 

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