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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Human Behaviour by Le Kid

Fantastic news! Swedish group Le Kid has just released a new single in Denmark called "Human Behaviour." And it is deeply FAB! You might remember that Le Kid had three songs on countdown of my favourite songs of 2011. The artwork for the sleeve is very Human League.

"Human Behaviour" tricks you a little bit as it starts off slow and you think it might be a ballad. However, it quickly changes tempo into fantastic, gorgeous pop song.

Perhaps on purpose or maybe by coincidence, the lyrics reference Madonna's "Hung Up" and Olivia Newton-John's "Let's Get Physical."  The music is reminiscent of new wave, and Helena and Johanna's vocals are so magnificent.

The chorus is euphoric! The beat is relentless. This is song that deserves a global release, not just in Denmark. It also deserves a fantastic video and some amazing remixes.

While there is no video yet, you can hear the song in full here. I'd like to thank Scandipop.co.uk for posting the link on their website.

Hotter Than Fire by Eric Saade featuring Dev

Another new song out is this year is "Hotter Than Fire" by Swedish singer Eric Saade featuring Dev. And thanks to the mutual shout out in the beginning of the song, I now know how to pronounce "Saade."

You might remember that Eric's song "Hearts In The Air" came in at #19 in my favourite songs of 2011. If you're young and hip, I'm sure you know who Dev is. If not, look her up on Wikipedia. Don't worry, I had to look her up! ~:-)

The video is cute. Eric dances around an abandoned house and it looks like it is done in all one take, even doing some gravity-defying moves. Dev isn't there, but she appears on some really old TVs.

I really like this song. I hope it can last the whole year and make my Top 20 of 2012. However, December is a long way off. We'll see ...

Eric Saade has some songs on US iTunes, but not this one. You can get it on mp3va.com with a prepaid account.

Yo-Yo by Nicola Roberts

Now that it is 2012, let's turn our attention to some new songs out in January. First up, is British artist Nicola Roberts (who is a member of the UK group Girls Aloud) with her third single called "Yo-Yo" from her debut solo album, "Cinderella Eyes."

You might remember Nicola from my favourite songs of 2011. Her first single "Beat Of My Drum" came in at #11. She did have second single out last year called "Lucky Day." I thought it was just OK.

Her new song "Yo-Yo" is a great pop song. It's emotional. It's pop. It's lovely. And best of all, Nicola looks FABulous in the video! Her first two videos had very questionable outfits. This time around, she looks fantastic! 

Will "Yo-Yo" make my Top 20 of 2012? Who knows? It's far too early to tell. Stay tuned!

Nicola Roberts music is not available on US iTunes. However, you can find it on mp3va.com with a prepaid account.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tidbits about my Top 20 of 2011

I meant to post this on New Year's Day, but life got busy. Anyhoo ... Here are some interesting (or not so interesting) tidbits about my Top 20 songs of 2011. Enjoy!~

Ten of the songs were from Sweden artists. The artists are ... Annikafiore, Dream Beats, Alcazar, Le Kid, September, Miss Inga, Dominka, La Camilla, Robyn and Eric Saade.

Seven of the songs were from UK artists like ... The Human League, Sugababes, The Saturdays, Nicola Roberts, The Pipettes, Melanie C.

Alphabeat are from Denmark, but they have a UK base.

There was only one US artist ... Lady GaGa.

Kylie Minogue is the only Australian singer, although I believe her permanent residence is in the UK.


The majority of artists were female. Eric Saade was the only solo male singer. However, Alcazar's song has Andreas sharing the vocals with Tess and Lina. And don't forget, Miss Inga is a drag queen. The Human League's song had Phil singing backup vocals. And Le Kid has men in the group.


First timers on my chart are Dream Beats, Le Kid, Miss Inga, Alphabeat, Nicola Roberts (although she has been on my charts as part of the group Girls Aloud), and Eric Saade. Dominika and La Camilla have also been on my charts with the group Army Of Lovers.


Kylie Minogue has been on my charts the most with 18 songs from 1999 to 2011. Kylie has topped my charts in 2002 with "Love At First Sight" and again in 2010 with "Get Outta My Way."

Sugababes were second with 15 songs from 2003 to 2011. They topped my charts in 2007 with "About You Now."

The Human League were third with 12 songs from 1982 to 2011. The Human League has topped my charts three times with "Don't You Want Me" in 1982, "Tell Me When" in 1995 and "All I Ever Wanted" in 2001.

Alcazar came in fourth with 11 songs from 2003 to 2011. Alcazar has topped my chart twice with "This Is The World We Live In" in 2004 and "We Keep On Rockin'" in 2008.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor had 9 songs from 2002 to 2011. Sophie hasn't had a #1 on my countdown, but she did come in at #2 with "Murder On The Dancefloor" in 2002.

Melanie C has had 7 songs from 1999 to 2011. However, she was in the Spice Girls and they had 12 songs from 1996 to 2007. So technically, that gives her the most entries (19) on my countdown. Melanie C has never had a solo #1 on my charts, but the Spice Girls did come in at #1 in 1997 with "Spice Up Your Life."

Annikafiore has had 3 solo songs. However, she was in Alcazar for 5 songs on my charts, and with Avatar versus Eve for 2 songs. So that makes 10 entries for her. As you know, Annikafiore topped my 2011 chart with "Don't Wanna C U 2nite." However, Annikafiore used to be in Alcazar, and she was with them when they topped my chart in 2004 with "This Is The World We Live In."

The Pipettes have been on my charts 8 times. They topped my chart in 2006 with "Pull Shapes."


That's about all the tidbits I can come up with! Happy 2012!