Tuesday, December 16, 2008

WOMEN... SUFFERING


Women as victims (...the good old times!)


Enough Is Enough: Women who had enough of YOU

Better Be Good To Me-TINA TURNER (1985)
Breakaway-IRMA THOMAS (1964), TRACEY ULLMAN (1983)
Can't Hold Us Down-CHRISTINA AGUILERA (2002)
Don't Call Me Baby-MADISON AVENUE (1999)
F U Right Back-FRANKEE (2004)
Givin' Herself Away-GAIL DAVIES (1982)
Hit The Road Jack-RAY CHARLES (1961), BLIND DATE (1986)
I Belong To Me-JESSICA SIMPSON (2006)
I Will Survive-GLORIA GAYNOR (1979)
Independence-LULU (1993)
Independent Women (Part 1)-DESTINY'S CHILD (2000)
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)-DONNA SUMMER & BARBRA STREISAND (1979)
Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves-EURYTHMICS feat. ARETHA FRANKLIN (1985)
Strong Enough-CHER (1998)
These Boots Are Made For Walkin' -NANCY SINATRA (1965), JESSICA SIMPSON (2005)
U+Ur Hand-PINK (2006)
You Don't Own Me-LESLEY GORE (1963)


Mistreated

Girlfriend-PEBBLES (1987), THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH (1989)
Levi Stubbs Tears-BILLY BRAGG (1986)
Sister Of Mercy-THOMPSON TWINS (1984)
Woman In Chains-TEARS FOR FEARS feat. OLETA ADAMS (1989)


Neglected

Superwoman-KARYN WHITE (1988)

Monday, December 15, 2008

WOMEN... THE WAY THEY SHOULD BE


Words like music to my ears... love to hear these lines!


Ain't No Mountain High Enough-DIANA ROSS (1970)

All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You-HEART (1990)

All The Man That I Need-WHITNEY HOUSTON (1990)

The Boy Is Mine-BRANDY & MONICA (1997)

Down On My Knees-AYO (2006)

Get Here-OLETA ADAMS (1990 / I Don't Care How You Get Here, Get here If You Can)

I Hate Myself For Loving You-JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS (1988 / I think of you every night and day You took my heart, then you took my pride away... I've been dreamin' 'bout the lovin' you do... Can't break free from the the things that you do, I wanna walk but I run back to you)

I Just Wanna Make Love To You-ETTA JAMES (1961 & 1996 / all I wanna do is wash your clothes)

I Will Follow Him-LITTLE PEGGY MARCH (1963)

Just Be Good To Me-S.O.S. BAND (1983 / I don’t care bout your other girls, just be good to me)

Kinky Love-NANCY SINATRA (1976), PALE SAINTS (1991 / I know you're a man and you got to have your kinky love)

Like The Way I Do-MELISSA ETHERIDGE (1988 / who would beg steal and lie fight kill and die just to hold you like I do... note: although it's ment as a lesbo song)

Love Don't Cost A Thing-JENNIFER LOPEZ (2000)

Midnight Train To Georgia-GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS (1973 / I'd rather live in his world, than live without him in mine)

No One In The World-ANITA BAKER (1987)

Piece Of My Heart-BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY feat. JANIS JOPLIN (1968 / didn't I make you feel like you were the only man, well yeah,An' didn't I give you nearly everything that a woman possibly can ?...Take another little piece of my heart now, baby Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah, come on…)

Stand By Your Man-TAMMY WYNETTE (1968)

The Sun In My Eyes-SALLY OLDFIELD (1979)

Super Freak-RICK JAMES (1981)

The Sweetest Taboo-SADE (1985 / sometimes I think you're just too good for me)

Temple Of Love-HARRIET (1990 / I`ll cross the mountains for you, just so you know my love is true... yeah right!)

Touch Me (I Want Your Body)-SAMANTHA FOX (1986 / Like a tramp in the night I was begging for you To treat my body like you wanted to)

The Way I Want To Touch You-CAPTAIN & TENNILLE (1974)

You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)-DAWN PENN (1994 / Coz if you asked me baby, I'll get on my knees and pray boy)

You Oughta Know-ALANIS MORISSETTE (1995)

και το τραγούδι της απόλυτης γυναικείας μαλακίας, ύμνος των απανταχού πυροβολημένων, ανισόρροπων, βλαμμένων και ψυχοπαθών γυναικών (αντιγράφω απο το stixoi.info):

Για Σένανε Μπορώ-ΜΑΡΙΝΕΛΛΑ (1981)
(Yia Senane boro / Gia Senane Mporo)

Στίχοι: Σώτια Τσώτου
Μουσική: Αντώνης Στεφανίδης
Πρώτη εκτέλεση: Μαρινέλλα

Για σένανε μπορώ
να βγω να ζητιανέψω,
κάθε ντροπή ν' αντέξω
για σένανε μπορώ

Για σένανε μπορώ
να βγω γυμνή στους δρόμους,
αντίθετα στους νόμους
και κάθε ιερό

Για σένανε μπορώ
τις φλέβες μου να σκίσω,
το αίμα μου ν' αφήσω
να τρέξει σαν νερό

Για σένανε μπορώ
πατρίδα να προδώσω,
Χριστέ ντρέπομαι τόσο
και όμως το μπορώ

Για σένανε μπορώ
φονιά να προσκυνήσω,
λεπρό να τον φιλήσω,
για σένανε μπορώ

Για σένανε μπορώ
στον Άδη να κατέβω
και σέρνοντας ν' ανέβω
το πιο ψηλό βουνό

Για σένανε μπορώ
στ' απόσπασμα να πάω
και να χαμογελάω
σαν να 'τανε γιορτή,
ν' αφήσω σαν νερό
το αίμα μου να τρέξει,
χωρίς να πω μια λέξη,
ούτε όχι, ούτε γιατί

Για σένανε μπορώ
τις φλέβες μου να σκίσω,
το αίμα μου ν' αφήσω
να τρέξει σαν νερό

Για σένανε μπορώ
πατρίδα να προδώσω,
Χριστέ ντρέπομαι τόσο
και όμως το μπορώ

...και ιδού η σκληρή πραγματικότητα: Κυρίες και κύριοι η μέση ελληνίδα γυναίκα, σήμερα!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcydv7gZVNc

...εν δυνάμει ψυχοπαθής, κατα κανόνα ανισόρροπη και κατα βάθος πουτάνα.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

"NO GOOD" WOMEN


All kinds of "female lowlifes" ... in songs


Dangerous bitches (μακριά...)

Female Of The Species-SPACE (1997)
Hard Hearted Woman-BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST (1977)
Heartbreaker-LED ZEPPELIN (1969 / Annie)
Jezebel-FRANKIE LAINE (1951)
Johnny B.-HOOTERS (1987)
Keep Coming Back-RICHARD MARX (1991)
Killer Queen-QUEEN (1974)
Modern Day Delilah-VAN STEPHENSON (1984)
Murderess-THE POWER STATION (1985)
Poison-ALICE COOPER (1989)
She's Out With A Gun-VAN ZANT (1985)
Strange Brew-CREAM (1967)
The Night You Murdered Love-ABC (1987)
2 Wicky-HOOVER (1996)


Ungrateful sluts (αχάριστες καριόλες)

Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)-THE GAP BAND (1980)
Don't Bring Me Down-THE ANIMALS (1966)
Everything She Wants-WHAM! (1984)
Fool For Your Loving-WHITESNAKE (1980)
Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)-EAMON (2003)
Fuck You-ARCHIVE (2004)
The Game Of Love-JIM CAPALDI (1978)
(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone-THE MONKEES (1966)
I Can Only Give You Everything-GERARD JOLING (1985)
It Ain't Me, Babe-BOB DYLAN (1964), THE TURTLES (1965)
She Gives Me Love-THE GODFATHERS (1989 / She's the kind of a girl that if you gave her the world She'd say it wasn't worth a dime)
Too Much-HONGKONG SYNDIKAT (1985)
Unfaithful-RIHANNA (2006)
Used To Love Her-GUNS N' ROSES (1988 / see ya in hell!)
What Do You Want From Me?-MONACO (1996)


"Whores" for money (παραδόπιστα τσουλάκια)

Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)-THE STYLISTICS (1975)
Evil Woman-ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (1975)
Goin' To The Bank-THE COMMODORES (1986)
It's All Over Now-THE ROLLING STONES (1964)
Material Girl-MADONNA (1985)
Mathilda-HARRY BELAFONTE (1955)
Some Kind Of Friend-BARRY MANILOW (1982)
Stairway To Heaven-LED ZEPPELIN (1971)


All around tramps... psychos, sickos etc. (βαρεμένα πουτανάκια γενικώς)

Again-ARCHIVE (2002)
All Around The World-LISA STANSFIELD (1989 / classis case of a "bipolar disorder" slut: μανιοκαταθλιπτικό τσόλι)
All That She Wants-ACE OF BASE (1992 / "One night stand" tramp)
Ballad Of A Landlord-TERRY HALL (1997)
Civilized Man-JOE COCKER (1984)
Dirty Diana-MICHAEL JACKSON (1987 / also see: Billie Jean, 1983)
Don't Come Around Here No More-TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (1985)
Easy Lover-PHILIP BAILEY & PHIL COLLINS (1985)
Evil Ways-SANTANA (1969)
Holyanna-TOTO (1984)
Howzat-SHERBET (1976)
I Can't Hear You No More-RUSS BALLARD (1984)
I'm Waking Up To Us-BELLE & SEBASTIAN (2001)
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby-LOUIS JORDAN (1944)
Just Can't Stand It-MATT BIANCO (1986)
The Last To Know-JOHNNY HATES JAZZ (1991)
Razzmatazz-PULP (1993)
So This Is Romance-LINX (1981)
That Ain't Love-REO SPEEDWAGON (1987)
Weeping Wine-LLOYD COLE (1991)
What You Gonna Do-COSTAS CHARITODIPLOMENOS (1983)
Why'd I Have To Fall In Love With You-MATTHEW FISHER (1980)
Wrapped Around Your Finger-POLICE (1983)
You're No Good-THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS (1964)

&

Έλα-ΕΛΕΩΝΟΡΑ ΖΟΥΓΑΝΕΛΗ (2008 / Το τραγούδι "ύμνος" στην Ελληνίδα μανιοκαταθλιπτική, η οποία μάταια ψάχνει άλλοθι στις ψυχοθεραπεύτριες... όχι μωρό μου, δεν είσαι άρρωστη, πουτάνα είσαι!


Special category 1

Release Me-ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (1967)
Take These Chains From My Heart-RAY CHARLES (1963)
Unchain My Heart-RAY CHARLES (1961), JOE COCKER (1987)
You Keep Me Hanging On-VANILLA FUDGE (1967)


Special category 2

I Want To Live-GAVIN FRIDAY (1992 / I can't believe I ever said that I would die for you)


PS. I was watching the TV show "Power Of Ten" this weekend on Mega channel. A hundred Hellenic women were asked if they would mind their husband having a "one night stand" with another woman, a situation just just like the one presented in the movie "Indecent Proposal" (Robert Redford tempting Demi Moore), meaning...

IF THEY WOULD MIND THEIR HUSBAND HAVING A ONE NIGHT STAND (WITH ANOTHER WOMAN) FOR A MILLION EUROS (that's a lot more than 1 million dollars)

68% of the women in Hellas seem to have answered they would mind...

I REST MY CASE!

If this is true and further more if it reflects the Hellenic reality, it surely means that 2 out of 3 women in my homeland are hypocritical sick psychopaths not to be taken seriously in any aspect.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I WISH...


Careful what you wish for!

Against All Odds-PHIL COLLINS (1984), MARIAH CAREY (1999 / I wish I could just make you turn around, turn around and see me cry)
Against The Wind-BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND (1980 / Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then)
Another Saturday Night-SAM COOKE (1963 / Now, how I wish I had someone to talk to, I'm in an awful way)
Baby Come Back-PLAYER (1978 / how I wish to God that you were here)
Bad Connection-YAZOO (1982 / I'd wish they'd fix the wires cause my baby don't know That I'm leaving in the morning and I'm ready to go Can you hear me Can you hear me at all Gotta get the operator make a telephone call)
Back Stabbers-THE O'JAYS (1972 / I wish they'd take some Of these knives out my back)
Beautiful Days-VENUS (2003 / I wish I was mad Fucked up and done I wish I was bad And completely wrong I wish I was made Rebuilt-up and fake I wish I could lie And never could fail And live some beautiful days In a magical place Beautiful loves Perfect and straight... I wish I was fast And crazy as a dog I wish I could last As long as the Gods I wish I could be Perfectly free Wish I was a creep Wish I made you bleed
The Boxer-SIMON & GARFUNKEL (1969 / and I'm laying out my winter clothes, wishing I was gone, goin home)
California Girls-THE BEACH BOYS (1965), DAVID LEE ROTH (1985 / I wish they all could be California girls)
Comfort Of Faith-BANDERAS (1991 / I wish I had the comfort of faith ...I wish I was)
Creep-RADIOHEAD (1992 / I wish I was special, so fuckin' special)
Cut Here-THE CURE (2001 / "Oh c'mon and have a drink with me Sit down and talk a while..." "Oh I wish I could... and I will! But now I just don't have the time..." )
Don't Cha-THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS feat. BUSTA RHYMES (2005)
Feelings-MORRIS ALBERT (1975 / I wish I've never met you, girl, you'll never come again)
Genie In A Bottle-CHRISTINA AGUILERA (1999 / I can make your wish come true)
How Will I Know-WHITNEY HOUSTON (1985 / wish I had you near me now)
I'll Be Here Where The Heart Is-KIM CARNES (1983 / I wish that I could see you again)
I Will Always Love You-DOLLY PARTON (1974), WHITNEY HOUSTON (1992 / Oh, I do wish you joy And I wish you happiness But above all this I wish you love I love you, I will always love you)
I Wish It Would Rain Down-PHIL COLLINS (1989)
I've Never Been To Me-CHARLENE (1977 & 1982 / I `ve no doubt you dream about the things you never do but I wish someone had a talk to me like I wanna talk to you)
If I Were A Boy-BEYONCE (2008 / Someday you wish you were a better man)
If The Stars Shine Tonight-LILAC TIME (1989 / She steps down from the bus Like she gets into her bath And how I wish I was getting in with her)
In Jeopardy-ROGER HODGSON (1984 / I wish I could understand)
Knife-ROCKWELL (1984 / my wish was your command)
Leave You Nothing-MESH (2002)
Life's Too Short-THE LIGHTNING SEEDS (1999 / Oh love, don't go away, I wish you'd stay, Can I change your mind I'm the king of dreaming in a wishful way)
Move On Up-CURTIS MAYFIELD (1970 / Just move on up and keep on wishing)
My Cherie Amour-STEVIE WONDER (1969 / how I wish that you were mine)
North Winds-THE STRANGLERS (1984 / I wish it would Blow all away North Winds Blowing I wish they would blow all away... I wish I was a believer)
Only The Moment-MARC ALMOND (1988 / and before you can say "I wish I'd made all the right moves", it's too late)
Pure-THE LIGHTNING SEEDS (1989 / now you're crying in your sleep, I wish you'd never learnt to weep)
The Reason-HOOBASTANK (2003 / I'm not a perfect person, There's many things I wish I didn't do... and all the pain I put you through, I wish that I could take it all away)
Reunited-PEACHES & HERB (1978 / came back to life just when I got your call I wished I could climb right through the telephone line and give you what you want)
Rhythm Of The Rain-THE CASCADES (1963 / Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain Telling me just what a fool I've been, I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain And let me be alone again)
River Of People-LOVE & MONEY (1986 / Sometimes I feel that I'm just wishing my life away, I wish that things could change with absolutely no delay)
Runaway-DEL SHANNON (1960 / wishin' you were here by me to end this misery)
Sadness In Your Eyes-KIRKA (1992 / still I wish that you would say we should try)
Seeing You Again-DAN FOGELBERG (1987 / made me wish I'd never let you go)
Separate Ways-GARY MOORE (1992 / What is it that you want from me, I wish I knew)
SexCrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) -EURYTHMICS (1984 / How I wish I'd been unborn, wish I was unliving here)
So Alive-LOVE & ROCKETS (1989 / This drug makes me crazy Makes me see you more clearly Oh, baby, now I can see you Wish I could stop Switch off the clock Make it all happen for you)
Sometimes ( Dr. Hirsch) -YELLO (1985 / You're leaving You're leaving me now, I'm wishing I wish this would hurt, But i suffer I can't feel the pain Sometimes, sometimes I wish i could cry)
Somewhere Else-RAZORLIGHT (2005 / I really really wish I could be somewhere else)
Sweetest Smile-BLACK (1987 / I just wish I was made of wood, I might not feel pain, even if I should)
This Is The World Calling-BOB GELDOF (1986 / I wished that I believed enough to pray)
Turn Back The Clock-JOHNNY HATES JAZZ (1987 / I wish that I could turn back the clock)
Under The Milky Way-THE CHURCH (1988 / Wish I knew what you were looking for, Might have known what you would find)
Victims-CULTURE CLUB (1983 / wishing there was some kind of heaven... Feel like a child on a dark night Wishing we could spend it together)
We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again-ENGLAND DAN & JOHN FORD COLEY (1978 / And I wish that this night would never end The sun ain't gonna be my friend Lying here awaiting here And wishing I knew when We'll never have to say goodbye again)
What About Me-MOVING PICTURES (1982 / I guess I'm lucky, I smile a lot But sometimes I wish for more than I've got)
What’s New Pussycat?-TOM JONES (1965 /you're delicious and if my wishes can all come true, I'll soon be kissing your sweet little pussycat lips)
Wish I Didn't Miss You-ANGIE STONE (2001)
Wish You Were Here-BEE GEES (1989)
Wish You Were Here-PINK FLOYD (1975)
Wishing I Was Lucky-WET WET WET (1987)
Wishlist-PEARL JAM (1998)
You To Me Are Everything-REAL THING (1976 / your wish is my command)


also:

If You Could Read My Mind-GORDON LIGHTFOOT (1979 / like a ghost from a wishing well)
Three Coins In The Fountain-FOUR ACES (1954), FRANK SINATRA (1954)
Wishing Well-TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY (1987)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

BODY SONGS PT. 3: KNEES


...another word of ancient Hellenic etymology (gony-γόνυ>γωνία)

On your knees!

Another Cup Of Coffee-MIKE AND THE MECHANICS (1995 / and she got down on her knees to stop him leaving)
Bad Medicine-BON JOVI (1988 / on your knees, that's what you get for falling in love)
Barracuda-HEART (1977 / you'd have me down on my knees, wouldn't you)
Big Decision-THAT PETROL EMOTION (1987 / they get satisfaction on their knees)
Bitter Sweet Symphony-THE VERVE (1997 / but tonight I'm on my knees)
Bizarre Love Triangle-NEW ORDER (1986 / every time I see you falling I get down on my knees and pray)
Black Velvet-ALANNAH MYLES (1989 / a new religion that'll bring ya to your knees)
California Dreamin' -MAMAS & THE PAPAS (1966 / Got down on my knees and I pretend to pray)
Carry Οn-J.J. CALE (1980 / Please, please, please, if you're down on your knees, Carry on)
Cecilia-SIMON & GARFUNKEL (1969), SUGGS feat. LOUCHIE LOU & MICHIE ONE (1995 / Oh, cecilia, Im down on my knees, I'm begging you please to come home)
Do It Again-STEELY DAN (1972 / you ‘ll be on your knees tomorrow)
Downbound Train-BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (1984 / I dropped to my knees, hung my head and cried)
Easy Lover-PHILIP BAILEY & PHIL COLLINS (1984 / before you know it you'll be on your knees)
Eloise-BARRY RYAN (1968), THE DAMNED (1986 / you know I'm on my knees)
Find My Love-FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION (1988 / on nights like these I feel like falling to my knees)
Free Me-URIAH HEEP (1977 / I’m on my knees babe)
Happy When It Rains-JESUS & MARY CHAIN (1987 / tear it up till I’m on my knees)
Hooligans Don’t Fall In Love-BEAUTIFUL SOUTH (1994 / Hooligans don't fall in love They just break up others lives So when I come to you on bended knee Don't forget my twenty other wives)
I Touch Myself-DIVINYLS (1991 / I get down on my knees I do anything for you)
Jackie Don’t Go-SURVIVOR (1983 / I’m down on my knees)
Locomotive Breath-JETHRO TULL (1971 / He's crawling down the corridor On his hands and knees)
Master & Servant-DEPECHE MODE (1984 / You treat me like a dog Get me down on my knees)
Mysterious Ways-U2 (1991 / If you want to kiss the sky Better learn how to kneel On your knees boy)
Shock The Monkey-PETER GABRIEL (1980 / Something knocked me out the trees Now Im on my knees)
Welcome Τo Τhe Jungle-GUNS N’ ROSES (1987 / watch it bring you to your shun n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,,n,n,n knees)
What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So In love With You) -ROD STEWART (1983 / I'm down on my bended knees honey)
You Are My Love-LIVERPOOL EXPRESS (1976 / for you I'd get down on my knees)
You Get What You Give-NEW RADICALS (1998 / Age 14 we got you down on your knees)
You're No Good-BETTY EVERETT (1963), THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS (1964), LINDA RONSTADT (1975 / I'll beg his forgiveness on bended knee)
You’ve Lost That Lovin' Feelin'-THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS (1964 / Baby I get down on my knees for you)


My knees are...

A Girl Like You-EDWYN COLLINS (1994 / my knees are raw)
All Shook Up-ELVIS PRESLEY (1957 / my hands are shaky and my knees are weak)
Love Me Two Times-THE DOORS (1967 / yeah, my knees got weak)


Various "knees" songs

Big Time-PETER GABRIEL (1986 /and I will pray to a big God as I kneel in the big church)
Forest Fire-LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (1984 / I believe in love, I'll believe in anything that's gonna get me what I want and get me off my knees)
Footloose-KENNY LOGGINS (1984 / Please, Louise pull me offa my knees)
GoldenEye-TINA TURNER (1995 / a bitter kiss will bring him to his knees)
Paint A Vulgar Picture-THE SMITHS (1987 / I dance my legs down to the knees)
Rescue Me-MADONNA (1990 / you bring me to my knees while I'm scratching out the eyes... right while I am kneeling there)
Seasons In The Sun-TERRY JACKS (1973 / skinned our hearts and skinned our knees)
You Did Cut Me-CHINA CRISIS (1985 / loving on your hands and knees)



Under construction

A Different Corner-GEORGE MICHAEL (you’ve brought me to my knees)
Castles in the air-COLOURFIELD ...I really wanted her hair to touch her knees...
Come together-BEATLES ...he got hair down to his knee...
Don’t let me be lonely tonight-JAMES TAYLOR ...knees...
Don’t mess with Dr. Dream-THOMPSON TWINS ...he will bring you to your knees...
Express yourself-MADONNA ...he’ll be back on his knees...
Falling in love[is hard on the knees]-AEROSMITH
Get that beat-SHARP TIES ...lift your knees....
Happy hour-HOUSEMARTINS ...if you catch them (the women) right they will land upon their knees..
Jazzman-CAROLE KING ...He can bring you to your knees...
Lady Jane-ROLLING STONES ...on bended knee...
Layla-DEREK & THE DOMINOES
Like a prayer-MADONNA ...down on my knees...
Lola-KINKS ...I got down on my knees...
Losing my religion-REM ....to my knee...
Love bites-DEF LEPPARD ...it’s bringing me to my knees...
McArthur park-RICHARD HARRIS ...around your knees...
Missionary man-EURYTHMICS ...get down upon your knees...
Needles & pins-SEARCHERS ...get down on her knees...
Rage hard-FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD ...get off your knees...
The right stuff-BRYAN FERRY ....send me the woman on bended knee....
Rumors-TIMEX SOCIAL CLUB ....she ‘d knock you to your knees...
Shake the disease-DEPECHE MODE ...I’m not going down on my knees..
Should I stay or should I go-THE CLASH ...you’re happy when I’m on my knees... (back)
Shout to the top-STYLE COUNCIL ...I dropped to my knees & I prayed....
Stay away-ADVENTURES (b-side on Drowning..) ...when you’re down on your knees...
Supreme-ROBBIE WILLIAMS ...get on your knees...
Tower of strength-G. McDANIELS, F. VAUGHN ...you’ll be down on your knees...
The tunnel of love-FUN BOY THREE ...get down on your knees...
Turn me lose-LOVERBOY ....on my knees....
Walk this way-RUN DMC (little skirt hanging way up her knee)
What-SOFT CELL (get down on my knees)
Would I find love-DIZZY HEIGHTS (I got down on my knees)
You don’t love me-DAWN PENN (on my knees)









Monday, December 8, 2008

GREEK WORDS IN SONGS PT. 3: FANTASY


From the ancient Hellenic word phantasia


Song titles or lyrics referring to fantasy & fantasize

Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) -SOUL II SOUL (1989 / back from a fantasy)
Call Me-SPAGNA (1987 / all my fantasy to dream about you)
Can’t Stop Loving You Now-MATTHEW FISHER (1981 / it's just a fantasy)
China In Your Hand-T’PAU (1987 / a prophecy for a fantasy)
Come Back And Stay-PAUL YOUNG (1983 / I shut my eyes and I fantasize that you're here with me)
Don’t Stand So Close To Me-POLICE (1980 / subject of schoolgirl fantasy)
Dreamtime-DARYL HALL (1986 / You were talking thru the smoke in your fantasy... believe it's alright to fantasize)
Enchanted Lady-PASADENAS (1988 / let’s explore all fantasies)
Fantasy-EARTH WIND & FIRE (1978), BLACK BOX (1990)
Fantasy-MARIAH CAREY (1995)
Flesh For Fantasy-BILLY IDOL (1983)
Ghostdancing-SIMPLE MINDS (1985 / they all went to heaven in a stupid fantasy)
Happy Children-P. LION (1983 / Your fantasy will find new nice colours)
Hey You-PINK FLOYD (1979 / but it was only fantasy)
Hungry Eyes-ERIC CARMEN (1987 / I look at you and I fantasize)
I Do What I Do-JOHN TAYLOR (1986 / Are you happy now, that we fantasized?)
I Know Him So Well-ELAINE PAIGE & BARBARA DICKSON (1984), CISSY & WHITNEY HOUSTON (1987 / He needs his fantasy and freedom)
I Should Be So Lucky-KYLIE MINOGUE (1987 / the fantasy that you'll be mine)
I Wanna Do It With You-BARRY MANILOW (1982 / I want to love out my fantasies)
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life-BILL MEDLEY & JENNIFER WARNES (1987 / as we felt this magical fantasy)
Into The Groove-MADONNA (1985 / live out your fantasy here with me)
Is Your Love Strong Enough?-BRYAN FERRY (1986 / stranger than fantasy)
It's Fantasy-AMII STEWART (1987)
Jackie Don’t Go-SURVIVOR (1983 / Jackie was the focus of my fantasies)
Keeping The Dream Alive-FREIHEIT feat. THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA(1988 / Tonight the rain is falling full of memories of people and places and while the past is calling in my fantasy I remember their faces)
Kiss-PRINCE (1986 / I want 2 be your fantasy maybe u could be mine)
Kiss You All Over-EXILE (1978 / I wanna fill your fantasy)
Let Me Be Your Fantasy-BABY D (1995)
Music & Lights-IMAGINATION (1982 / secret fantasies in a show biz world)
Never Too Much-LUTHER VANDROSS (1981 / You are my shinin' star, my guiding light, my love fantasy)
No Mercy-STRANGLERS (1984 / don't worry if they -your secret wishes- just remain a fantasy)
No Regrets-ROBBIE WILLIAMS (1998 / A bitter aftertaste and a fantasy of how we all could live)
O Pastor-MADREDEUS (1990 / A barca da fantasia)
Obsession-ANIMOTION (1984 / My fantasy hasturned to madness)
Rain Or Shine-5 STAR (1986 / my fantasy come true)
Round & Round-SPANDAU BALLET (1984 / you're just my fantasy and I will fantasize)
Saving All My Love For You-MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS JR. (1978), WHITNEY HOUSTON (1985 / that's just an old fantasy)
Street Of Dreams-RAINBOW (1983 / maybe this fantasy is real)
Truly Madly Deeply-SAVAGE GARDEN (1997 / I'll be your fantasy)
Voices In My Head-NAKED EYES (1983 / I've got a fantasy, of which you are a part)
Who Can It Be Now?-MEN AT WORK (1981 / It's just my fantasy)
You Can Win If You Want-MODERN TALKING (1985 / On your way you will see that life is more than fantasy)


Song titles or lyrics referring to fantastic

Barbie Girl-AQUA (1997 / Life in plastic, it's fantastic!)
Don’t Get Me Wrong-PRETENDERS (1986 / it might just be fantastic)
Fantastic Day-HAIRCUT 100 (1982)
F.E.A.R.-IAN BROWN (2001 / Fantastic Expectations Amazing Revelations)
Hit Me With Your Rythm Stick-IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS (1978 / Das ist gut! C'est fantastique!)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

GAY, LESBIANS & BISEXUALS / TRANSEXUALS, TRANSVESTITES, DRAG QUEENS & CROSS-DRESSERS, LADYBOYS & ANDROGYNY IN MUSIC


Alleged gay music stars

Marc Almond (SOFT CELL)
Alexander Bard (ARMY OF LOVERS, VACUUM)
Andy Bell (ERASURE)
Desmond Child
Geoffrey Deane (MODERN ROMANCE)
Dr. Robert (THE BLOW MONKEYS)
Richard Fairbrass (RIGHT SAID FRED)
Mark Freehily (WESTLIFE)
Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST)
Dan Hartman
Elton John
Leee John (IMAGINATION)
Holly Johnson & Paul Rutherford (FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD)
Gerard Joling (biggest hit in Hellas: Ticket To The Tropics, 1985)
Limahl (KAJAGOOGOO / solo hit: The Neverending Story, 1984)
Ricky Martin (MENUDO)
Morrissey (THE SMITHS)
Little Richard
Billy MacKenzie (THE ASSOCIATES)
Freddie Mercury (QUEEN)
George Michael (WHAM!)
Klaus Nomi (hit: Total Eclipse, 1981)
PET SHOP BOYS
Tom Robinson
Jimmy Somerville
(BRONSKI BEAT, COMMUNARDS)
Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)
Rufus Wainwright

&
gay icon VILLAGE PEOPLE (including gay mambers)


Alleged lesbian music stars

Melissa Etheridge
FOUR NON BLONDES (hit: What's Up, 1992)
INDIGO GIRLS (hit: Closer To Fine, 1989)
Janis Ian (hit: Fly To High, 1979)
Joan Jett (RUNAWAYS)
Janis Joplin
KD Lang

Queen Latifah
Horse McDonald (HORSE)
&
t.A.T.u. (although they stated that their relationship was a commercial trick)


Alleged bisexual music stars

David Bowie
Marlene Dietrich
Samantha Fox

Nelly Furtado
Sophie B. Hawkins
Mick Jagger
(THE ROLLING STONES)
Liberace
Madonna

Brian Molko (PLACEBO)
Pink
Lou Reed
(VELVET UNDERGROUND)
Skin (SKUNK ANANSIE)
Dusty Springfield


Alleged transexual music stars

Dana International
Amanda Lear
Catherine (Katrin) Quinol (BLACK BOX / performer)


Alleged transvestite, drags & cross-dressing music stars

Divine
RuPaul
Sylvester


Ladyboys in music

Pete Burns (DEAD OR ALIVE)
Boy George (CULTURE CLUB)
Marilyn


Androgyny looking music stars

Female:
Grace Jones
Annie Lennox (EURYTHMICS)

Male:
Antony Hegarty (ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS)
Michael Jackson
Jay Jay Johannson
Marilyn Manson
Dee Snider
(TWISTED SISTER)


Gay anthems (In alphabetical order):

All The Things She Said-t.A.T.u. (2002)
Diva-DANA INTERNATIONAL (1998)
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)-ABBA (1979)
Glad To Be Gay-TOM ROBINSON BAND (1978)
I Love Men-EARTHA KITT (1984)
I Will Survive-GLORIA GAYNOR (1979)
I'm Coming Out-DIANA ROSS (1980)
It's Raining Men-THE WEATHER GIRLS (1982)
Outside-GEORGE MICHAEL (1998)
Smalltown Boy-BRONSKI BEAT (1984)
So Many Men, So Little Time-MIQUEL BROWN (1983)
Vogue-MADONNA (1990)
We Are Family-SISTER SLEDGE (1979)
Y.M.C.A.-VILLAGE PEOPLE (1978)
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)-SYLVESTER (1978)
You Think You're A Man-DIVINE (1984 / written by Geoffrey Deane)

Relevant list:
http://gayinfo.tripod.com/gaytop100.html

Monday, December 1, 2008

THE MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL SONGS IN HELLAS IN 2008


The most popular international songs in Hellas during 2008, mainly in Greek radio stations

All Summer Long-KID ROCK (2008)
Apologize-TIMBALAND presents ONEREPUBLIC (2007)
Back To Black-AMY WINEHOUSE (2006)
Baila El Chiki Chiki-RODOLFO CHIKILICUATRE (2008 / Eurovision)
Beggin'-FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS (1967, Pilooski re-edit)
Bleeding Love-LEONA LEWIS (2007)
Breathless-DAN WILSON (2008)
Disco Lies-MOBY (2008)
Divine-SÉBASTIEN TELLIER (2008 / Eurovision)
Do It Well-JENNIFER LOPEZ (2007)
Escape City Scrapers-MONO IN VCF (2008)
Fade Into You-MAZZY STAR (1994)
505-ARCTIC MONKEYS (2007)
4 Minutes-MADONNA & JUSTIN (2008)
Goodbye Mr. A-THE HOOSIERS (2008)
Handsfree (If You Hold My Hand)-SONNY J (2008)
I Kissed A Girl-KATY PERRY (2008)
If I Were A Boy-BEYONCE (2008)
Just For Tonight-ONE NIGHT ONLY (2007)
Let Go-PAUL VAN DYK & REA GARVEY (2008)
Let Me Love You-SCHILLER featuring KIM SANDERS (2008)
Mercy-DUFFY (2007)
My Heart-LIZZ WRIGHT (2008)
No Use-KYLIE AULDIST (2008)
Over The Hill-MONIKA (2005)
Qélé Qélé-SIRUSHO (2008 / Eurovision)
Secret Combination-KALOMIRA (2008 / Eurovison)
Sex On Fire-KINGS OF LEON (2008)
Shadow Of The Day-LINKIN PARK (2007)
Shady Lady-ANI LORAK (2008 / Eurovision)
Sleepless-UNTIL JUNE (2008)
Spiralling-KEANE (2008)
Stepping Stone-DUFFY (2008)
Stop & Stare-ONEREPUBLIC (2007)
Tainted Love-KWAN (2006)
This Is The Life-AMY MacDONALD (2007)
This Is What You Are-MARIO BIONDI (2006)
2 Hearts-KYLIE MINOGUE (2007)
Viva La Vida-COLDPLAY (2008)
What About Now-DAUGHTRY (2007)
Work-KELLY ROWLAND (2008)

PS: If you want to check out my relevant lists refering to the most popular songs of the last five years in Hellas, check out these pages... 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007

Monday, November 17, 2008

BANDS & ARTISTS FROM LIVERPOOL & THEIR HITS IN HELLAS



Bands and artists from Liverpool & their biggest hits in Hellas


1) 60's Bands and Artists

BEATLES, THE
BLACK, CILLA-Anyone Who Had A Heart (1964)
BLACK, CILLA-You're My World (1964)
FURY, BILLY-Wondrous Place (1960)
GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS-Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying (1964)
GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS-Ferry Across The Mersey (1964)
GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS-How Do You Do It? (1963)
GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS-I Like It (1963)
GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS-You'll Never Walk Alone (1963)
BILLY J. KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS-Do You Want To Know A Secret (1963)
MERSEYBEATS, THE-Wishin' & Hopin' (1964)
SEARCHERS, THE-Needles & Pins (1964)
SEARCHERS, THE-Sweets For My Sweet (1963)
SWINGING BLUE JEANS, THE-Hippy Hippy Shake (1963)
SWINGING BLUE JEANS, THE-You're No Good (1964)


2) 70's Bands and Artists (maxium 4 songs per act)

HARRISON, GEORGE-Got My Mind Set On You (1987)
HARRISON, GEORGE-My Sweet Lord (1971)
LENNON, JOHN-Give Peace A Chance (1969)
LENNON, JOHN-Imagine (1975)
LENNON, JOHN-(Just Like) Starting Over (1980)
LENNON, JOHN-Woman (1981)
LIVERPOOL EXPRESS-You Are My Love (1976)
McCARTNEY, PAUL-Band On The Run (1974)
McCARTNEY, PAUL-Live & Let Die (1973)
McCARTNEY, PAUL-No More Lonely Nights (1984)
McCARTNEY, PAUL-Silly Love Songs (1976)
REAL THING, THE-Can You Feel The Force (1979)
REAL THING, THE-Can't Get By Without You (1976)
REAL THING, THE-You To Me Are Everything (1976)
STARR, RINGO-Photograph (1973)


3) 80's Bands and Artists (maximum 4 songs per act)

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS-I Ran (1982)
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS-Space Age Love Song (1982)
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS-The More You Live, The More You Love (1984)
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS-Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) (1982)
BLACK-Everything Is Coming Up Roses (1987)
BLACK-I Can Laugh About It Now (1988)
BLACK-Sweetest Smile (1987)
BLACK-Wonderful Life (1985 & 1987)
CHINA CRISIS-Black Man Ray (1985)
CHINA CRISIS-King In A Catholic Style (Wake Up) (1985)
CHINA CRISIS-Wishful Thinking (1984)
CHINA CRISIS-You Did Cut Me (1985)
CHRISTIANS, THE-Born Again (1988)
CHRISTIANS, THE-Harvest For The World (1988)
CHRISTIANS, THE-What's In A Word (1992)
CHRISTIANS, THE-Words (1989)
COOK DA BOOKS-You Hurt Me Deep Inside (1985)
COOK DA BOOKS-Your Eyes (1982)
COPE, JULIAN-World Shut Your Mouth (1986)
DEAD OR ALIVE-In too Deep (1985)
DEAD OR ALIVE-Lover Come Back To Me (1985)
DEAD OR ALIVE-My Heart Goes Bang (1985)
DEAD OR ALIVE-You Spin Me Round (1984)
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN-Killing Moon (1984)
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN-Lips Like Sugar (1987)
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN-People Are Strange (1988)
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN-Stormy Weather (2005)
FARM, THE-All Together Now (1990)
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD-The Power Of Love (1984)
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD-Rage Hard (1986)
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD-Relax (1983)
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD-Two Tribes (1984)
ICICLE WORKS, THE-Who Do You Want For Your Love (1986)
IT'S IMMATERIAL-Driving Away From Home (Jim's Tune) (1986)
LA'S, THE-There She Goes (1988)
LENNON, JULIAN-Saltwater (1991)
LENNON, JULIAN-Too Late For Goodbyes (1984)
LIGHTNING SEEDS, THE-Life's Too Short (1999)
LIGHTNING SEEDS, THE-Lucky You (1994)
LIGHTNING SEEDS, THE-Pure (1989)
LIGHTNING SEEDS, THE-You Showed Me (1997)
LOTUS EATERS, THE-The First Picture Of You (1983)
LOTUS EATERS, THE-It Hurts (1985)
MIGHTY WAH!, THE-Come Back (1984)
PALE FOUNTAINS, THE-Just A Girl (1983)
PALE FOUNTAINS, THE-Palm Of My Hand (1983)
PALE FOUNTAINS, THE-Thank You (1982)
PALE FOUNTAINS, THE-(There's Always) Something On My Mind (1983)
RIVER CITY PEOPLE, THE-California Dreamin' (1989)

also considered Liverpool acts:

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS
ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK


4) 90's & 00's Bands and Artists

APOLLO 440-Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub (1997)
APOLLO 440-Stop The Rock (1999)
ATOMIC KITTEN
CORAL, THE-Dreaming Of You (2002)
CORAL, THE-In The Morning (2005)
LADYTRON-Seventeen (2002)
SPACE-Female Of The Species (1996)
TOP-She's Got All The World (1991)
ZUTONS, THE-Valerie (2006)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

BANDS & ARTISTS FROM WALES & THEIR HITS IN HELLAS



Bands & artists of Welsh origin & their most successful songs in Hellas

1) Bands

ALARM (Rhyl / hit: Rain In The Summertime, 1987)
AUTOMATIC, THE (Cowbridge / hit: Monster, 2006)
CATATONIA (Cardiff / hit: Mulder And Scully, 1998)
MANIC STREET PREACHERS (Blackwood, Caerphilly)
STEREOPHONICS (Cwmaman / biggest hits in Hellas: Have A Nice Day, 2001 - Maybe Tomorrow, 2003 - Dakota, 2005)
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS (Cardiff / hit: Juxtapozed With U, 2001)
WATERFRONT (Cardiff / hit: Cry, 1988)
WORLD PARTY alias KARL WALLINGER (Prestatyn / hit: Is It Like Today, 1993)


2) Artists

SHIRLEY BASSEY (Cardiff)
JOHN CALE (Garnant, Ammanford)
DUFFY (Bangor, Gwynedd /hit: Mercy, 2008)
GREEN GARTSIDE (Cardiff)
MARY HOPKIN (hit: Those Were The Days, 1968)
JEM (Penarth /hit: They, 2005)
TOM JONES (Trefforest, Pontypridd)
DONNA LEWIS (Cardiff / hit: I Love You Always Forever, 1996)
SHAKIN' STEVENS (Ely, Cardiff)
STEVE STRANGE (Newbridge, South Wales / lead singer of VISAGE -Fade To Grey, 1980)
BONNIE TYLER (Skewen)


3) Significant Welsh bands & artists less known or less successful in Hellas

AMEN CORNER
APHEX TWIN (Limerick, Ireland)
BADFINGER (Swansea)
DARLING BUDS (Caerleon, Newport)
CHARLOTTE CHURCH (Llandaff, Cardiff)
FREUR (Cardiff)
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
GENE LOVES JEZEBEL
LOSTPROPHETS (Pontypridd)
LOVE SCULPTURE / DAVE EDMUNDS
MAN (Swansea)
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS (Cardiff)
&
MICHAEL BALL
ALED JONES (Bangor)


4) Band members of Welsh origin

DAVID GLASPER (singer of BREATHE)
ROGER GLOVER (bass player of DEEP PURPLE)
TONY KILEY (drummer of THE BLOW MONKEYS)
RICHARD "TIG" WILLIAMS (drummer of THE PRIMITIVES)


5) The 10 most popular songs by a Welsh act in Hellas ever:

Diamonds Are Forever-SHIRLEY BASSEY (1971)
Goldfinger-SHIRLEY BASSEY (1964)
Holding Out For A Hero-BONNIE TYLER (1984)
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next-MANIC STREET PREACHERS (1998)
Motorcycle Emptiness-MANIC STREET PREACHERS (1991)
She's A Lady-TOM JONES (1970)
Those Were The Days-MARY HOPKIN
Total Eclipse Of The Heart-BONNIE TYLER (1983 / the most popular song by a Welsh artist ever in Hellas)
What's New Pussycat?-TOM JONES (1965)

included by exception:
Fade To Grey-VISAGE (feat. STEVE STRANGE)

runner's up:
Help Yourself-TOM JONES (1968)
If You Don't Understand-SHIRLEY BASSEY (1984)

Friday, October 31, 2008

BANDS & ARTISTS FROM IRELAND & THEIR HITS IN HELLAS


Bands & artists of Irish origin (Eire & N. Ireland) & their most successful songs in Hellas

1) Bands

A HOUSE (Dublin / hit: Endless Art, 1992)
ADVENTURES, THE (Belfast / hit Broken Land, 1988)
ASH (Downpatrick, Northern Ireland / hit: Candy, 2001)
BLACK VELVET BAND, THE (hit: When Justice Came, 1989)
BOOMTOWN RATS, THE (hit: I Don't Like Mondays, 1979)
BOYZONE (Dublin / biggest hits in Hellas: Love Me For A Reason, 1994 - No Matter What, 1998)
CLANNAD (Gweedore / hit: In A Lifetime, 1986)
COMMITMENTS, THE (biggest hits in Hellas: Treat Her Right, 1991 - Try A Little Tenderness, 1991)
CORRS, THE (Dundalk, County Louth / hit: Breathless, 2000)
CRANBERRIES, THE (Limerick)
CRY BEFORE DAWN (Wexford / hit: Gone Forever, 1987)
DIVINE COMEDY, THE (Northern Ireland / hit: Generation Sex, 1998)
D:REAM (hit: Things Can Only Get Better, 1993)
FAT LADY SINGS, THE (Dublin / hit: Deborah, 1991)
HOTHOUSE FLOWERS (Dublin / hit Don't Go, 1988)
POGUES, THE (hit: Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, 1988)
SNOW PATROL (Dundee, Scotland / hit: Chasing Cars, 2006)
THEM (Belfast / biggest hits in Hellas: Baby Please Don't Go, 1964 - Gloria, 1964)
THIN LIZZY (Dublin)
U2 (Dublin)
WESTLIFE (biggest hit: Mandy, 2003)


2) Artists

LUKA BLOOM (hit: I Need Love, 1992)
BOY GEORGE
PAUL BRADY (Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland / hit: Nobody Knows, 1991)
CHRIS DE BURGH (Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina)
ENYA (Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal / biggest hits in Hellas: Orinoco Flow, 1988 - Storms In Africa, 1988)
GAVIN FRIDAY (Dublin / biggest hits in Hellas: I Want To Live, 1992 - You, Me and World War III, 1996)
RORY GALLAGHER (Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland)
REA GARVEY (Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland)
BOB GELDOF (Dún Laoghaire, Ireland / hit: This Is The World Calling, 1986)
RONAN KEATING (Dublin / biggest hits: When You Say Nothing At All, 1999 - Life Is A Rollercoaster, 2000)
JOHNNY LOGAN (Melbourne, Australia / biggest hits: What's Another Year, 1980 - Hold Me Now, 1987)
JIMMY McSHANE (Londonderry, N. Ireland / front man of BALTIMORA - Tarzan Boy , 1985)
CHRISTIE MOORE (Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland / hit: Welcome to the Cabaret, 1991)
GARY MOORE (Belfast)
VAN MORRISON (Belfast)
ROISIN MURPHY (hit: Let Me Know, 2007 / also see: MOLOKO)
SINEAD O'CONNOR (Dublin / biggest hits: Mandinka, 1987 - Nothing Compares 2 U, 1989)
GILBERT O'SULLIVAN (Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland / biggest hits in Hellas: Alone Again (Naturally), 1972 - Clair, 1972)
DAMIEN RICE (Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland / hit: The Blower's Daughter, 2001)
KEVIN ROWLAND (Wolverhampton, England)
FEARGAL SHARKEY (Londonderry, Northern Ireland / hit: A Good Heart, 1985 - see: Never Never /ASSEMBLY, 1983)

also blood related to Ireland: MICH HUCKNALL, SARAH JANE MORRIS, JOSS STONE


3) Significant Irish bands & artists less known or less successful in Hellas

AN EMOTIONAL FISH
CACTUS WORLD NEWS
CHIEFTAINS, THE

DUBLINERS, THE
ENERGY ORCHARD
FATIMA MANSIONS, THE
FRAMES, THE / GLEN HANSARD
IN TUA NUA
INTO PARADISE

MAMA'S BOYS
MICRODISNEY / HIGH LLAMAS
SAMANTHA MUMBA
MY BLOODY VALENTINE

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
PRAYER BOAT, THE
SKID ROW (IR)
STEPPES, THE
THERAPY?

UNDERTONES, THE / THAT PETROL EMOTION
VIRGIN PRUNES

also see:
AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM (a band with some Irish members)


4) The 10 most popular songs by an Irish act in Hellas ever:

Don't Pay The Ferryman-CHRIS DE BURGH
I Don't Like Mondays-THE BOOMTOWN RATS
Moonchild-RORY GALLAGHER
Nothing Compares 2 U-SINEAD O'CONNOR
One-U2
Orinoco Flow-ENYA
Still Got The Blues-GARY MOORE
Sunday Bloody Sunday-U2
With Or Without You-U2 (undoubtedly the most popular song in Hellenic radio ever)
Zombie-THE CRANBERRIES

Runner's up:
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For-U2
New Years Day-U2
& by special exception:
Super Girl-REAMONN (feat. REA GARVEY)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

BANDS & ARTISTS FROM SCOTLAND & THEIR HITS IN HELLAS


Bands & artists of Scottish origin known in Hellas

1) Scottish groups

ALTERED IMAGES (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Bring Me Closer, 1983 - Don't Talk To Me About Love, 1983)
ASSOCIATES, THE (Dundee / hit: Party Fears Two, 1982)
AVERAGE WHITE BAND (Dundee / hit: Pick Up The Pieces, 1974)
AZTEC CAMERA (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Jump, 1984 - Somewhere In My Heart, 1988)
BELLE & SEBASTIAN (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: The Wrong Girl, 2000 - I'm Waking Up To Us, 2001)
BETA BAND, THE (Edinburgh / hit: Squares, 2002)
BIG COUNTRY (Dunfermline / biggest hits in Hellas: In A Big Country, 1983 - Look Away, 1986)
BIG DISH ( Airdrie / hit: Miss America, 1991)
BLUE NILE, THE (Glasgow / hit: Stay, 1984)
BLUEBELLS (biggest hits in Hellas: I'm Falling, 1984 - Young At Heart, 1984)
BOTANY 5 (Edinburgh / hit: Only One In Your Love, 1991)
COCTEAU TWINS (Grangemouth / hit: Pandora, 1984)
LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (Glasgow / biggest hit in Hellas: Forest Fire, 1984)
DANNY WILSON (Dundee / hit: Mary's Prayer, 1987)
DEACON BLUE (Glasgow / hit: Real Gone Kid, 1988)
DEL AMITRI (Glasgow / hit: Nothing Ever Happens, 1989)
EL PRESIDENTE (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Turn This Thing Around, 2005 - Without You, 2005)
ENDGAMES (Glasgow / hit: Waiting For Another Chance, 1983)
FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION (biggest hits in Hellas: Perfect, 1988 - Find My Love, 1988)
FICTION FACTORY (Perth / biggest hits in Hellas: (Feels Like) Heaven, 1984 - Ghost Of Love, 1984)
FRANZ FERDINAND (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: The Dark Of The Matinee, 2004 - Walk Away, 2005)
FRATELLIS, THE (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Chelsea Dagger, 2006 - Whistle For The Choir, 2006)
FRIENDS AGAIN (biggest hits in Hellas: South Of Love, 1984 - State Of Art, 1984)
GENTLE WAVES, THE / ISOBEL CAMPBELL (hit: Falling From Grace, 2000)
GUN (Glasgow / hit: Word Up, 1994)
HIPSWAY (Glasgow / biggest hit in Hellas: Ask The Lord, 1986)
HORSE (biggest hits in Hellas: You Could Be Forgiven, 1989 - The Speed Of The Beat Of My Heart, 1990)
HUE & CRY (Coatbridge / biggest hits in Hellas: Labour Of Love, 1987 - Looking For Linda, 1989)
JESUS & MARY CHAIN (East Kilbride / biggest hits in Hellas: Psychocandy, 1985 - Happy When It Rains, 1987)
LOVE & MONEY (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: River Of People, 1986 - Halleluiah Man, 1988)
MARMALADE (Glasgow / hit: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, 1968)
MIDDLE OF THE ROAD (hit: Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep, 1971)
NARCOTIC THRUST (Glasgow / hit: I Like It, 2004)
NAZARETH (Dunfermline / hit: Love Hurts, 1974)
ORANGE JUICE (Bearsden, Glasgow / hit: Rip It Up, 1983)
PRIMAL SCREAM (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Loaded, 1990 - Rocks, 1994)
PROCLAIMERS, THE (Auchtermuchty / hit: I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), 1988)
SHAMEN, THE (Aberdeen / hit: Move Any Mountain, 1991)
SILENCERS, THE (biggest hits in Hellas: Painted Moon, 1987 - Number One Friend, 1995)
SIMPLE MINDS
SLIDE
(Glasgow / hit: Why Is It A Crime, 1989)
SOUP DRAGONS, THE (Bellshill / hit: I'm Free, 1990)
STEALERS WHEEL (Paisley / hit: Stuck In The Middle, 1972)
STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE (Glasgow / hit: Jolene, 1985)
TEXAS (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: I Don't Want A Lover, 1989 - Summer Son, 1999)
TRAVIS (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Side, 2001 - Sing, 2001)
WET WET WET (Clydebank / biggest hits in Hellas: Angel Eyes, 1987 - Love Is All Around, 1993)


2) Scottish artists

IAN ANDERSON (Dunfermline)
ANEKA (hit: Japanese Boy, 1981)
DAVID BYRNE (Dumbarton)
EDWYN COLLINS (Edinburgh / biggest hits in Hellas: A Girl Like You, 1994 - If You Could Love Me, 1994)
JIM DIAMOND (Glasgow / hit: I Should Have Known Better, 1984)
BARBARA DICKSON (Dunfermline / biggest hits in Hellas: January February, 1980 - I Know Him So Well, 1985)
DONOVAN (Glasgow / hit: Colours, 1965)
BILL DRUMMOND (Butterworth, South Africa)
SHEENA EASTON (Bellshill / biggest hits in Hellas: 9 To 5, 1980 - Hard To Say It's Over, 1984)
FISH (Dalkeith, Midlothian / singer of MARILLION: Kayleigh, 1985)
ANNIE LENNOX (Aberdeen / biggest hits in Hellas: Why, 1992 - No More "I Love You's", 1995)
LULU (Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire / biggest hits in Hellas: Shout, 1964 - To Sir With Love, 1967)
AMY MacDONALD ( Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire / hit: This Is The Life, 2007)
SHIRLEY MANSON (Edinburgh)
KELLY MARIE ( Paisley, Renfrewshire / hit: Feels Like I'm In Love, 1980)
BILLY MacKENZIE (collaboration: Moon On Ice / YELLO, 1987)
FRANKIE MILLER (Bridgeton / hit: Darlin', 1978)
MOMUS alias NICK CURRIE (Paisley / hit: The Hairstyle Of The Devil, 1989)
OWEN PAUL (Glasgow / hit: My Favourite Waste Of Time, 1986)
GERRY RAFFERTY (Paisley / biggest hits in Hellas: Baker Street, 1977 - Right Down The Line, 1977)
EDDI READER (Glasgow / hit: Town Without Pity, 1996)
RICHARD SANDERSON (Taplow / hit: Reality, 1980)
BON SCOTT (Kirriemuir)
MIKE SCOTT (Edinburgh)
JIMMY SOMERVILLE (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real), 1989 - To Love Somebody, 1990)
AL STEWART (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Year Of The Cat, 1976 - On The Border, 1977)
ROD STEWART (London)
MIDGE URE (Cambuslang, Lanarkshire / hit: If I Was, 1985)
ERIC WOOLFSON (ALAN PARSONS PROJECT)
ANGUS & MALCOLM YOUNG (of AC/DC)


3) Other significant Scottish acts less known or less successful in Hellas

BALAAM & THE ANGEL
BAY CITY ROLLERS

BLOOMSDAY
CAMERA OBSCURA
CRADLE, THE
GOODBYE MR. MacKENZIE

IDLEWILD
JOSEF K
KISSING THE PINK
MOGWAI

THE RIVER DETECTIVES
THE SKIDS
TEENAGE FANCLUB



4) The 10 most popular songs by a Scottish act in Hellas ever:

A Girl Like You-EDWYN COLLINS
Baby Jane-ROD STEWART
Baker Street-GERRY RAFFERTY
Don't You (Forget About Me)-SIMPLE MINDS (by far the most popular song by a Scottish act in Hellenic radio stations ever)
I Don't Want A Lover-TEXAS
Love Hurts-NAZARETH
Summer Son-TEXAS

also (by exception) included:
Eye In The Sky-THE ALAN PARSON'S PROJECT (feat. ERIC WOOLFSON)
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)-EURYTHMICS (feat. ANNIE LENNOX)
The Whole Of The Moon-THE WATERBOYS (feat. MIKE SCOTT)

Runner's up:
Maggie May-ROD STEWART
Perfect-FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
Year Of The Cat-AL STEWART