Friday, 11 August 2017
Neil Mullane Finn OBE (born 27 May 1958) is a New Zealand singer/songwriter and musician. With his brother Tim Finn, he was the co-frontman for Split Enz, a project that he joined after it was initially founded by Tim and others, and is now frontman for Crowded House. He has also recorded several successful solo albums and assembled diverse musicians for the 7 Worlds Collide project; contributor Ed O'Brien, also guitarist for Radiohead, has hailed Finn as popular music's "most prolific writer of great songs"
01 Last To Know
02 Try Whistling This (Live From The Palace Theatre, London)
03 Distant Sun (Live From The Palace Theatre, London)
Thursday, 27 July 2017
"Forgotten Years" is a song by Midnight Oil Written by Jim Moginie and Rob Hirst and released in 1990. It was a #1 hit on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and made it to #26 in Australia.
01 Forgotten Years
02 You May Not Be Released
03 Blue Sky Mine (Food On The Table Mix)
04 Power And The Passion (Special Version)
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
"Sway" is a song by New Zealand recording artist, Bic Runga. It was released as the second single from her debut studio album, Drive (1997). At the New Zealand Music Awards of 1998, the song won three awards, 'Single of the Year', 'Best Songwriter' and 'Best Engineer' (Simon Sheridan).
The song was featured in the 1999 film American Pie as well as the 2012 American Reunion. An acoustic version of the song can be found on the charity album Even Better than the Real Thing Vol. 2. In 2001 it was voted 6th best New Zealand song of all time by members of APRA.
03 Close the Door, Put Out The Light
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Mark Williams (born 1953) is a New Zealand-born pop/soul singer with Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) number one hit singles, "Yesterday Was Just the Beginning of My Life" (1975) and a cover of Buddy Holly's "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" (1977) before he relocated to Australia later that year. His single, "Show No Mercy" (1990) was a top ten hit in both countries. He has undertaken extensive touring in support of numerous Australian bands and worked in television, in 2006 he became the vocalist for the reformed New Zealand/Australian band, Dragon.
'We Can Dream' was produced by the famous Vanda & Young combination and came from the 1992 'Mind Over Matter' album. Thanks to AussieRock
01 We Can Dream
02 Talk It Up
"Where the Wild Roses Grow" is a duet by Australian rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and pop singer Kylie Minogue. It is the fifth song and lead single from the band's ninth studio album, Murder Ballads (1996), released on Mute Records. It was written by the band's frontman Nick Cave and produced by Tony Cohen and Victor Van Vugt.
The song received a positive reception from music critics and became the band's most successful single worldwide reaching No. 3 in Norway, the top five in Australia, and the top twenty in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and New Zealand. It also received a limited promotional release in the United States. The song was certified Gold in Germany in 1996 for 250,000 copies sold, despite never reaching the top ten in that country. It charted again at the bottom of the German Top 100 in 2008 because of digital downloads after it was used in a soap opera. "Where the Wild Roses Grow" was also certified Gold in Australia for selling 50,000 copies.
Thanks to Sunshine
01 Where the Wild Roses Grow
02 The Ballad of Robert Moore & Betty Coltrane
03 The Willow Garden
Friday, 21 July 2017
The Androids are an Australian rock band. Fronted by guitarist Tim Henwood (originally from The Superjesus) with members Sam Grayson, Matt Tomlinson and Marty Grech. While their 2002 single, "Do It With Madonna", was commercially their most successful release - peaking at #4 in the Australia ARIA Singles Chart and #15 in the UK Singles Chart; their second and third singles, "Here She Comes" #15 and "Brand New Life" #101 could not replicate "Do It With Madonna"'s success. Their self-titled album debuted and peaked at #36 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
01 Brand New Life
02 Wannabe (Live)
03 Here She Comes (Live)
"Sweat It Out" is a song by Jimmy Barnes and was the fist single from his album "Heat" a hit at #2 while "Sweat It Out" reached #11 on the Australian charts.
01. Sweat It Out
02. Tell Me The Truth
03. Sitting At The Bar
The song was written by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss of the group INXS, after the band had gotten back together after a year-long sabbatical in 1989. The track was released in September 1990 throughout the world. In the US, the track reached a peak of #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped both the modern rock and mainstream rock charts. A dance remix of the track received wide airplay on US top 40 stations, reaching the top 10 of the dance chart. In the UK, the track reached a peak of #11 while it reached #2 in their homeland of Australia1 and #1 in Canada.
01 - Suicide Blonde (7' Version)
02 - Suicide Blonde (Demolition Mix)
03 - Everybody Wants U Tonight
04 - Suicide Blonde (Milk Mix)
"Elegantly Wasted" is the first single from and title track of the album Elegantly Wasted by INXS, released in Europe, Japan, Australia and South Africa, and the US. The song is said to have been written after Michael Hutchence and Bono from U2 went out for a "night on the town". "Elegantly Wasted" reached #48 on the Australian charts.
01 Elegantly Wasted (radio edit)
02 Elegantly Wasted (Shagsonic Remix)
03 Elegantly Wasted (Shagsonic Dub)
04 Elegantly Wasted" (G-Force and Seiji Remix)
"Yellow" is a song by British rock band Coldplay. The band wrote the song and co-produced it with British record producer Ken Nelson for their debut album, Parachutes (2000). The song's lyrics are a reference to the band's lead singer Chris Martin's unrequited love.
The song was recorded in March 2000, and released in June that same year as the second single from Parachutes, following Shiver, and the lead single in the United States. "Yellow" reached number four in the UK Singles Chart, giving Coldplay their first top-five single in the United Kingdom. Helped by heavy rotation and usage in promotions, the song thrust the band into popularity. "Yellow" has since been covered by various recording artists worldwide, and remains one of the band's most popular songs.
In Australia "Yellow" reached #4 then after Coldplay's appearance at Sound Relief in Australia, In the charting week starting 22 March 2009, the single made a return to the Australian ARIA Top 50, after almost eight years since its last appearance in the Top 50. It re-entered the chart at number 48.
02 Help Is Round the Corner
03 No More Keeping My Feet on the Ground
"Soak Up the Sun" is the title of a song recorded by American artist Sheryl Crow. It was released in March 2002 as the lead single from her album C'mon C'mon. The song, which features backing vocals by Liz Phair, peaked at number-one on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart and hit number 5 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and #17 on the Hot 100 chart. In addition, "Soak Up the Sun" (remixed by noted DJ Victor Calderone) spent one week at #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in June 2002; to date, this is Crow's only song to top this chart. It reached #16 on the UK Singles Chart.
01 Soak Up the Sun (radio edit)
02 Chances Are
03 You're Not the One
04 Soak Up the Sun (album version)
"Voodoo Child" is a dance song which was written by Elvis Costello, James Ash, and Steve Davis, and produced by Ash for the Rogue Traders second album Here Come the Drums. It was the first single for the new member Natalie Bassingthwaighte. It was released as a CD single in Australia on 27 May 2005 as the first song released from the album. "Voodoo Child" debuted at #20 on the Australian ARIA Charts singles chart, and by its third week had ascended into the top ten peaking at #9. In its eighth week, it ascended to its peak position at #4 and was certified Platinum by ARIA. The song spent an overall 21 weeks on the chart, and is to date the group's most successful single.
01 Voodoo Child [radio edit]
02 Voodoo Child [James Ash Lektric Remix]
03 Voodoo Child [12inch mix]
04 Voodoo Child [Fuzzy Hair Remix]
05 Voodoo Child [Fuzzy Hair Instrumental]
David Campbell grew up in the suburbs of Adelaide, Australia. His grandmother Joan, who raised him, often played recordings of Nat King Cole and Johnny Mathis during his formative years. His interest piqued, Campbell soon fell in love with entertainers like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, among other "old-school" greats. He first won major roles in the mid-'90s at the Stables Theatre in Sydney, and was soon nominated for an MO Award for Best Musical Theatre Performer. His debut solo record, Yesterday Is Now, was released in 1997, catching the attention of fans and critics far and wide. Noted critics in New York were calling Campbell "the best young crooner on earth." Following a stint on Broadway in 2001, Campbell decided to follow in his famous father's (Jimmy Barnes) footsteps, and move over to rock & roll. He spent the next few years playing bars instead of concert halls, backed by a rock band rather than an orchestra. In 2006, Campbell changed directions yet again, recording The Swing Sessions, a tribute to his jazz-era heroes, produced by Chong Lim. During that same year, he won the Helpmann Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in Sunset Boulevard. For his next project, Campbell aspired to make a trilogy, beginning with The Sing Sessions and then tentatively followed by the albums Broadway and Hollywood.
01 When She's Gone
02 One More Day
03 When She's Gone (Acoustic
04 Secrets & Lie
"Good Vibrations" is a song by American group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. It was released in July 1991 as the lead single from their debut album Music for the People. The song became a number-one hit in the United States, Sweden and Switzerland it made it to #4 on the Australian Charts.
01 Good Vibrations (Donnie D.'s Boomin' Bass High Powered Club Dub)
02 Good Vibrations (feat. Loletta Holloway)
03 Good Vibrations (Boomin' Beats For Marky's Jeep-Instrumental Dub)
04 So What Chu Sayin'
"Forever Young" is a song from German rock group Alphaville's 1984 debut album of the same name. The single was a strong hit in Scandinavia and in the European German-speaking countries in the same year. Although it was not the group's highest-charting European hit, and it failed to reach the American top 40 despite three separate U.S. single releases (nevertheless, the single achieved more success in the United States than in the United Kingdom), "Forever Young" became one of the signature songs of the band and it has subsequently been covered by numerous artists.
The single reached the number 65 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the top 40 on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/ Club Play Singles it also reaced #47 on the Australian Top 40.
Thanks to AussieRock
01 Forever Young (Bill Hamel album mix)
02 Forever Young (Bill Hamel club mix)
03 Forever Young (Remastered original mix)
Friday, 7 July 2017
Vacation Club is an EP by Aerosmith, released on December 10, 1988. This E.P. was only sold in record stores in Japan. Vacation Club contains remixes of songs from Aerosmith's latest album and a previously unreleased song from the sessions entitled, "Once Is Enough".
01 Dude (Looks Like A Lady) (Extended Rockin' Dude Mix)
02 Dude (Looks Like A Lady) (Dude This Way)
03 Rag Doll (Extended Vacation Mix)
04 Once Is Enough (Finished Studio Version)
05 Angel (New AOR Mix)
Saturday, 1 July 2017
"Khe Sanh" is an Australian song, released as a 45 rpm single in May 1978, and named after the district capital of Hướng Hóa District, Quảng Trị Province, Vietnam. The song, performed by Cold Chisel, having been written by pianist Don Walker and featuring the vocals of Jimmy Barnes, is about an Australian Vietnam veteran dealing with his return to civilian life. According to Toby Creswell's liner notes for the band's 1991 compilation album Chisel, the song is also a story of restless youth.
Thanks to AussieRock
01 Khe Sanh
02 Just How Many Times
Crackerjack Man is the 4th single of her album "Honeychild" it was not a huge success only charting at #125 on the Australian Charts while making no impression in her native New Zealand where it was a no show.
1 Crackerjack Man (7" Re-Mix)
2 Down There Up Here
3 Crackerjack Man (12" Re-Boc Mix)
Monday, 26 June 2017
Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro (born June 3, 1950) is an American-born rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star, breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music.
01 Fear Of The Unknown (Radio Version)
02 And So To Bed
03 Fear Of The Unknown (Long Version)