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Didn't Max Beesley have a link to Take That too?
And didn't he also appear in Kylie's Give Me Just A Little More Time vid?

He was/is (?) a good friend of Robbie’s and I think he was on stage with him at some point too. Fun fact: Max starred in a show called Bodies and then Robbie went on to release a single called Bodies.

I mainly remember Max for Hotel Babylon, in which he played the main character.
 
I quite like "Scream" as far as his discography goes, but I think it embodies everything that turned me off about Michael Jackson's backcatologue. Overlong, overproduced, overindulgent, overspent, over it. Perfect Greatest Hits single technically, in that respect.
 
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He was/is (?) a good friend of Robbie’s and I think he was on stage with him at some point too. Fun fact: Max starred in a show called Bodies and then Robbie went on to release a single called Bodies.

I mainly remember Max for Hotel Babylon, in which he played the main character.
Ah yes! I loved that show. He always seemed a bit of a Lidl Ewan McGregor but he was decent in the things I've seen of his.
 
Can't believe am saying this, but Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me , wasn't half bad at all. One of U2's better numbers for me. Quite like the music video for it also.

It’s a great song. My sister thought at the time it was a sly dig at Gloria Estefan as she’d not that long since released Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - so to my sister it was like they were saying “kill me” for having to listen to that!
 
It’s a great song. My sister thought at the time it was a sly dig at Gloria Estefan as she’d not that long since released Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - so to my sister it was like they were saying “kill me” for having to listen to that!
I assumed that too but apparently it’s purely a coincidence. The U2 song’s title is a play on Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, but has its origins in sessions for their 1993 album Zooropa, and is even visible on the album cover (along with other unfinished tracks). Gloria’s cover version (and album of the same name) wasn’t released until 1994.

I’m sure U2 would have been more than happy for it to be seen as a dig at Gloria though!
 
I assumed that too but apparently it’s purely a coincidence. The U2 song’s title is a play on Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, but has its origins in sessions for their 1993 album Zooropa, and is even visible on the album cover (along with other unfinished tracks). Gloria’s cover version (and album of the same name) wasn’t released until 1994.

I’m sure U2 would have been more than happy for it to be seen as a dig at Gloria though!
Where on the Zooropa album cover can it be seen? I’ve had a look but can’t spot it.
 
I didn't realise there was a second episode on the other night as the iPlayer image was a very early 80s Annie Lennox, so I assumed it was an 80s episode.

I am just watching it now and it' taken me 28 years and subtitles to learn that the line in Whigfield's Think of You is "Bad times are dying". I just always sang "ba da da dah-da"

I'm sure the guy from Dodgy was hot in the Good Enough era, but he doesn't do it for me with the Sideshow Bob hair.
 
I quite like "Scream" as far as his discography goes, but I think it embodies everything that turned me off about Michael Jackson's backcatologue. Overlong, overproduced, overindulgent, overspent, over it. Perfect Greatest Hits single technically, in that respect.
Well, I hate to be predictable, but you know what the only version of 'Scream' for me is gonna be …



And yeah, it is long, but what do you expect for a Morales club mix?!
 
In searching for a YouTube link for that mix led me to stumble across this mashup – interestingly conceived given that Jam & Lewis produced both tracks …

 

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