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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I Don't Owe You by Alice D

Dear Poptastic Readers,

The lovely Alice D is back with a new song called "I Don't Owe You."




"I Don't Owe You" is a soulful slow-paced space-age R&B song. Alice's vocals sound effortless as she shares her feelings about a broken heart. The song has a really beautiful melody. Have a listen ...



We know that Alice filmed a video for the song, but it isn't out yet. We'll update you here when the video is out. Here is photo from the video as posted on her Facebook page.

In the meantime, "I Don't Owe You" is available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today! Also, we've added it to our 2017 Poptastic Confessions Spotify playlist. Have a listen here ...


Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. You can like Alice D's Official Facebook page and follow her on Twitter. Don't forget to like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page and follow Davearama on Twitter.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Somebody (Is Out There) by Paul Lekakis

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Paul Lekakis is out with a new single called "Somebody (Is Out There)" and it was written and produced by John von Ahlen of Parralox!





Who is Paul Lekakis? Well, he is probably most known for his 1987 song "Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room)." Well, fast forward 30 years and the new song is POPtastic! 



Apparently a video is coming soon. Stay tuned. In the meantime, you can download "Somebody (Is Out There)" on digital outlets everywhere. We have even added it to our 2017 Poptastic Confessions Spotify playlist. Enjoy!~



Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. You can like the Paul Lekakis Facebook fan page here and follow him on Twitter. Don't forget to like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page and follow Davearama on Twitter.


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Bananarama to tour North America in 2018

Dear Poptastic Readers,

As you know, the original lineup of Bananarama (Sara, Keren, and Siobhan) are touring the UK in November and December this year. Well, they've just added 4 dates in North America! Hooray!


And the best news is that they are coming to San Francisco! It is a stop they missed on their their 2012 tour (just as a duo). And I live in the San Francisco Bay Area! The other dates are L.A., Toronto, and New York.



Check out their official website Bananarama.co.uk for all of the details! Tickets go on sale tomorrow! Like their official Facebook page, and you can follow them on Twitter here. Plus, Instagram!

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. Don't forget to like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page, and follow Davearama on Twitter.

P.S.S. Be sure to check out former Bananarama member Jacquie O'Sullivan's new song with Slippry Feet: "Thinking About..."

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Thinking About... by Slippry Feet

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Once upon a time, there was a British disco duo called Slippry Feet, which members were Jacquie O'Sullivan (formerly of The Shillelagh Sisters and Bananarama) and Paul Simper (author, columnist, and journalist, formerly of No. 1 Magazine). They performed and recorded songs as Slippry Feet from 1992 to 1996, but never was able to release music until their demos were released in 2001 with the album Freak Time Viewing. However, there is a new song! And Poptastic Confessions has the premiere!



Slippry Feet are Paul Simper and Jacquie O'Sullivan

Slippry Feet had some AMAZING songs like "Horny, Hairy & Handsome", "Could Be Raining", and "Slippry Feet Theme" (Click on the song title to see the full video) and many more. You can track down the Freak Time Viewing CD on Discogs, or the songs are on iTunes




Last year in June, Slippry Feet went back in the studio to record a new track "Thinking About..." for the upcoming (now out) book by Paul called Pop Stars In My Pantry: A Memoir of Pop Mags and Clubbing in the 1980s. It was originally called Just Got Lucky: My Life In Pop and we featured the book last year.



The fantastic book was directly funded by readers through a company/website called Unbound. Certain readers like me (Davearama) pledged a certain amount to get the book as well as the new song on CD. Others pledged to get fun stuff from Paul's pop collection, or tickets to the launch party for the book.


Slippry Feet first started work on the song with Alex Godson (ex Eighth Wonder) in 1996. They finally finished demoing it last year with Phil 'Polecat' Bloomberg. And the song has been released year! The result is so wonderful, that it is one of our favourite songs of the year! 



The cover of "Thinking About..."
Painting by Sue Tilley based on a photo by Brad Branson.
Artwork by Pete Barrett.

I told Paul that more people need to hear this song, so I asked him if I could make a video of it for YouTube featuring photos of Slippry Feet. He agreed. It look a few attempts to get it to where we wanted it, but in the end, both Jacquie and Paul gave their blessing for the video. Enjoy!~




Wasn't that awesome? Yes, it was! Hopefully the song will be on iTunes and Spotify soon! Perhaps this is the start of the Second Act for Slippry Feet! We can only hope!

Be sure to like the official Facebook page of Jacquie O'Sullivan & Slippry Feet. And if you haven't bought Paul's AMAZING book, please order it here. It is deeply fabulous.

Cheers then,
—Davearama


Jacquie & Davearama, April 2017

P.S. You can follow both Jacquie and Paul on Twitter. You can even follow Davearama on Twitter! And please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook Page!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

More, More, More by Dagny

Dear Poptastic Readers,

One of our favorite songs this year is "Wearing Nothing" by Dagny. Now the London-based Norwegian singer has covered the disco classic "More, More, More" originally by Andrea True Connection.




Chances are, if you live in the US and watch TV, you might have already heard Dagny's version of "More, More, More" as it is in the new TV ads for Target.




You can listen to Dagny's full version by clicking here. While Dagny's version certainly is catchy, we have to mention some other remakes of the song. 




In 2004, former S Club 7 member Rachel Stevens covered it and changed the lyric to "How do you like MY love?" Click here to see a lovely performance of her performing the song on Top Of The Pops. We think we like Dagny's version better.





But our favorite version (Sorry, Dagny) is the 1993 remake by Bananarama. One of the reasons why we love this version the best is that Sara and Keren wrote a second verse for the song (the original just repeats the first verse twice), thus making it their own. Watch the video here ...




Edit: My friend Kirk reminded me that in 1999 the group Len sampled the original version of "More, More, More" for their song "Steal My Sunshine."


Now back to 2017, Dagny's version is available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today. And for your listening pleasure, we've added the song to our 2017 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify.


Cheers then, 
—Davearama

P.S. You can like Dagny's Facebook page and follow her on Twitter. While you're at it, please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page and follow Davearama on Twitter.


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dancing With A Broken Heart by Steps

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Steps surprised us this week with a brand-new single that is not on their comeback album released in the spring called Tears On The Dancefloor. The new single is called "Dancing With A Broken Heart." 




"Dancing With A Broken Heart" is actually a remake of Australian singer and songwriter Delta Goodrem. Delta released her version that she helped write in 2012. You can watch her video for it here




Steps version is a pretty faithful, but less electro and more glorious pop with strings and a euphoric key change. Have a listen on 
our 2017 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. You'll also find Steps previous three singles there: "Scared Of The Dark", "Story Of A Heart", and "Neon Blue."






The album is being reissued with four new songs. The reissue is being called Tears On The Dancefloor: Crying At The Disco Deluxe Edition. The new version will be available on October 27.


Until then, "Dancing With A Broken Heart" is available on digital outlets everywhere! Buy your copy today!

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. Be sure to like Steps official Facebook page and follow them on Twitter. While you're at it, please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page and follow Davearama on Twitter.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Go To Work by Nadine Coyle

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Just in time for the weekend, Nadine has a new single out called "Go To Work." Just who is Nadine Coyle? She was a singer in the UK girl group Girls Aloud. We wrote about them back in October 2012 and their song "Something New" landed at our #10 spot in our 2012 countdown.




"Go To Work" is a piano-led house pop song. It will have you grooving in no time as it isn't too fast or too slow ... just right. UPDATE: Check out the fun video ...



"Go To Work" is available on digital outlets everywhere. We bought it on iTunes this morning and we've added the song to our 2017 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify.


Enjoy!~

Cheers then,

—Davearama

P.S. You can like Nadine's official Facebook page and follow her on Twitter. While you're at it, please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page and follow Davearama on Twitter.