Wednesday, November 25, 2015

My Radio Boo broadcast (Wednesday 25 November 2015)


Italian-American singers / musicians & their hit songs of the 50s & 60s.

At least half of the songs are well known in Hellas. They were either party hits in the 60s & 70s or received respectable radio air-play, mostly in the 80s.

You can listen to the broadcast here

http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/my-radio-boo-broadcast-wednesday-25-november-2015


22:00 - 23:00

01. Peppermint Twist - Part 1 - JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS (single1961)
US # 1, UK # 33
Lyrics

02. Caterina - PERRY COMO (single1962)
UK # 4, US # 23, BE # 3, NO # 6, DE # 11
Lyrics

03. As Long As There Is You - TIMI YURO (single1969 / LP Something Bad On My Mind, 1968)
The song became a radio hit ONLY in Hellas in 2010, in the ph2 remix version that was included in the collection ''Sweet & Sweat 3''.
Lyrics

04. Shish-Kebab - RALPH MARTERIE & HIS ORCHESTRA (single1957)
US # 10, BE # 4
Cover version of ''Harem Dance'' by Armenian Jazz Sextet (1957)
Instrumental

05. Runaround Sue - DION (single1961)
US # 1, UK # 11
Both his major solo hits, Runaround Sue & The Wanderer (1961) written by Ernie Maresca.
Most successful cover of the song in Hellas by Leif Garrett (1977)
Lyrics

06. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - BOBBY VEE (single1962)
US # 3, UK # 3
Lyrics

07. Blame It On The Bossa Nova - EYDIE GORME (single1962)
US # 7, DE # 1, NO # 2, NL # 5, UK # 32
Lyrics

08I Will Follow Him - LITTLE PEGGY MARCH (single1963)
US # 1, DE # 6
The song was based on Petula Clark's ''Chariot'' (1962) that was a cover version of  Franck Pourcel's instrumental ''Chariot'' (1961), composed by Paul Mauriat.
Lyrics

09. I Wonder Why - DION & THE BELMONTS (single1958)
US # 22
Lyrics

10. Beggin' - THE FOUR SEASONS (single1967)
US # 16
Was a major radio hit  in Hellas in its 2007 Pilooski remix.
Lyrics

11. I Get A Kick Out Of You - FRANK SINATRA (LP My Cole Porter1969)
Cover version of Cole Porter's ''I Get A Kick Out Of You'' originally sung by Ethel Merman (OST Anything Goes1934)
Lyrics

12. Volare - BOBBY RYDELL (single1960)
US # 4
Cover of Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu by Domenico Modugno (1958), Eurovision 3rd place for Italy.
Lyrics

13. Beyond The Sea - BOBBY DARIN (single1959)
US # 6, UK # 8
Cover version of ''La Mer'' by Charles Trenet (1946)
Lyrics

14. Take Good Care Of My Baby - BOBBY VEE (single1961)
US # 1, UK # 3
Lyrics

15. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - FRANKIE VALLI (single1967)
US # 2
Lyrics

16. I Got You Babe - SONNY & CHER (single1965)
US # 1, UK # 1, CA # 1, IE # 2, DE # 3, NL # 4, AT # 6, NO # 6, FR # 7, FI # 8, BE # 12
It was successfully covered in 1985 by UB40 featuring vocals by Ali & Chrissie Hynde.
The song played a major role in the movie ''Groundhog Day'' (1993)
Lyrics

17. Sway - DEAN MARTIN (single1954)
UK # 6, US # 15
Cover version of instrumental ''¿Quien Sera?'' by Pablo Beltran Y Su Orchestra (1953).
Lyrics

18. Mack The Knife - BOBBY DARIN (single1959)
US # 1, NO # 9, BE # 11, NL # 14, DE # 31
Cover version of the Bertold Brecht / Kurt Weil song ''Die Moritat Von Mackie Messer'', first interpreted by Kurt Gerron as for ''The Threepenny Oper'' (OST Die Dreigroschenoper, 1928)
Lyrics

19. Venus - FRANKIE AVALON (single1959)
US # 1, UK # 16, BE # 2
The song can be heard in 2 scenes in one of my all time favorite movies ''She's Out Of Control'' (1989)
Lyrics

20. Jezebel - FRANKIE LAINE (single1951)
US # 2
Lyrics


23:00 - 00:00

21. Pepino, The Italian Mouse - LOU MONTE (single, 1962)
US # 5
Lyrics

22. That's Amore - DEAN MARTIN (single1953)
US # 2, UK # 2
First appeaered in the film ''The Caddy'' (1953)
Lyrics

23. All - JAMES DARREN (single1966 / OST Run For Your Wife, 1965)
US # 35
Also a very known actor, James starred as Papadimos in the film ''Guns Of Navarone'' (1961)
Lyrics

24. Baby I Need Your Lovin' - JOHNNY RIVERS (single1967)
US # 3
Cover version of ''Baby I Need Your Lovin'' by the The Four Tops (1964)
Lyrics

25. Walking Alone - RONNIE DIO & THE PROPHETS (single1964 / LP Ronnie Dio & The Prophets1964)
Lyrics

26. Magic Moments - PERRY COMO with MITCHELL AYRES ORCHESTRA & THE RAY CHARLES SINGERS  (single1957)
UK # 1, US # 4 (although his b-side ''Catch A Falling Star'' peaked at # 1)
One of the first hits written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David.
Lyrics

27. Spanish Eyes - AL MARTINO (single1965 / LP Spanish Eyes, 1966)
US # 15, UK # 5 (1973), BE # 1, DE # 3, AT # 3, NL 13
The song is based on the instrumental ''Moon Over Naples'' by Bert Kaempfert (1965).
Al portrayed Johnny Fontane in ''The Godfather'' (1972)
Lyrics

28. The World We Knew (Over & Over) - FRANK SINATRA (LP The World We Knew1967)
US # 30, BE # 4, AT # 19, DE # 22
Cover version of ''The World We Knew'' by Bert Kaempfert (1967)
Lyrics

29. I Left My Heart In San Francisco - TONY BENNETT (LP I Left My...1962)
US # 19, UK # 25
Tony sung ''I've Got The World On A String'' in the end scene of  ''Analyze This'' (1999)
Lyrics

30. Free - TOMMY LEONETTI (single1956)
US # 23
Lyrics

31. Who's Sorry Now - CONNIE FRANCIS (single1957)
UK # 1, US # 4
The song was published in 1923 and interpreted by Lisette Verea in the Marx Brothers film ''A Night In Casablanca'' (1946)
Lyrics

32. You Don't Know Me - JERRY VALE (single1956)
US # 14
Cover version of Eddy Arnold's ''You Don't Know Me'' (1956)
The song can be heard by Ray Charles in one of my favorite movies, ''Groundhog Day'' (1993)
Lyrics

33. Why - FRANKIE AVALON (single1959)
US # 1, UK # 20, NO # 3, NL # 11, BE # 11
Lyrics

34. Summer Wind - FRANK SINATRA (single1966)
US # 25, UK # 36
Cover version of ''Der Sommerwind'' of Grethe Ingmann (1965)
Lyrics

35. Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing - THE FOUR ACES (single1955)
US # 1, BE # 6
Won the Academy Award for Best Song for the 1955 film ''Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing''.
The Four Aces were 3 Ittalian-Americans & an Irish-American, led by Al Alberts.
Lyrics

36. Lujon - HENRY MANCINI (LP Mr. Lucky Goes Latin1961)
Among his famous instrumentals in Hellas are Peter Gunn theme (Peter Gunn TV series1958), Moon River (OST Breafast At Tiffany's1961), The Pink Panther Theme (OST The Pink Panther1963), Ravel's Bolero (OST 101979) etc.
This instrumental was used in No More Sweet Music by Hooverphonic in 2005.

37. The Rose Tattoo -. PERRY COMO with MITCH MITCHELL AYRES & HIS ORCHESTRA (single, 1955)
Lyrics

38. Hurt - TIMI YURO (single, 1961)
US # 4, NL 2, BE # 6
Cover version of ''Hurt'' by Roy Hamilton (1954)
Very popular in Hellas was the Italian version of Fausto Leali' ttitled ''A Chi'' 1967  (IT # 1, AT # 9)
Lyrics

39. Unchained Melody - LIBERACE (b-side single1956)
Liberace is mentioned in 2 of my favorite songs: Mr. Sandman by The Chordettes (1954 / lyrics) & My Baby Just Cares For Me by Nina Simone (1958 / lyrics)



Songs referring to Italian-American singers:


TONY BENNETT

Tony Adams JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS (1999 / Lyrics: gotta Tony Bennett eight track in the hotel pity)



PERRY COMO

I Really Like You - MELISSA ETHERIDGE (1995 / Lyrics:  I'll find that song by Perry Como you like to sing)



FRANKIE LAINE

Memories LEONARD COHEN (1977 / Lyrics: Frankie Laine, he was singing Jezebel)



DON McLEAN

Killing Me Softly With His Song - LORI LIEBERMAN (1972 / The song is about Don)
Killing Me Softly With His Song - ROBERTA FLACK (1973 / Lyrics)



FRANK SINATRA

Empire State Of Mind - JAY-Z  feat. ALICIA KEYS (2009 / Lyrics: I'm the new Sinatra)
Every Day - ROXETTE (2002 / Lyrics: I play the music he adores, like Sinatra then we're talking)
Fairytale of New York THE POGUES feat. KIRSTY MacCOLL (1987 / Lyrics: Sinatra was swinging)
Hey Manhattan PREFAB SPROUT (1988 / Lyrics: just to think Sinatra's been here too)
I Can Only Disappoint U MANSUN (2000 / Lyrics: You sing like Sinatra, always)
It’s My Life BON JOVI (2000 / Lyrics: like Frankie said I did it "My Way")
Life In A Northern Town THE DREAM ACADEMY (1985 / Lyrics; like Sinatra in a younger day)
She Goes On - CROWDED HOUSE (1991 / Lyrics: we owe it all to Frank Sinatra)
Sugar Mice MARILLION (1987 / Lyrics: I heard Sinatra calling me down through the floorboards)
On & On STEPHEN BISHOP (1977 / Lyrics: puts on Sinatra & starts to cry)
When Do I Get To Sing "My Way" SPARKS (1994 Lyrics: when do I get to feel like Sinatra)



SONY & CHER

Too Hot FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS (2003 / Lyrics: We're kinda hot together like Sonny & Cher)


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sad & melancholic songs of the 60s & 70s.


Songs of the 60s & 70s, full of sadness, melancholy, grief or despair.
This is more or less the playlist for my broadcast on Radio Boo in 1 hour...


Listen to my broadcast:

http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/my-radio-boo-broadcast-wednesday-18-november-2015


Ain't No Sunshine - BILL WITHERS (LP Just As I Am, 1971)
US # 3, BE # 17, NL # 19, FR # 73
Lyrics


All Alone Am I - BRENDA LEE (single, 1962)
US # 3, UK # 7, BE # 6
Original Hellenic version ''Μην Τον Ρωτάς Τον Ουρανό" by Τζένη Καρέζη in the movie ''Το Νησί Των Γενναίων" (1959). First released version by Μαίρη Λώ, the same year (Ελληνικοί στίχοι)
Lyrics


All By Myself - ERIC CARMEN (LP Eric Carmen, 1975)
US # 2, UK # 12, NZ # 6, NL # 7, BE # 15, IE # 16
The verse is based on the 2nd movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff's ''Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18'' (1901).
Lyrics


Alone Again (Naturally) - GILBERT O'SULLIVAN (single, 1972)
US # 1, UK # 3, NL # 18, DE # 33
Lyrics


Cat's In The Cradle - HARRY CHAPIN (LP Verities & Balderash1974)
US # 1, CA # 3, AU # 6
There was a successful cover version of ''Cat's In The Cradle'' by Ugly Kid Joe (1993)
Lyrics


Don't Cry Daddy - ELVIS PRESLEY (single, 1969)
US # 6, UK # 8, BE # 2, NO # 4, DE # 14, NL # 19
Lyrics


Honesty - BILLY JOEL (LP 52nd Street, 1978)
FR # 1 (8 weeks), US # 24, CA # 16, FI # 29, NL # 31, NZ # 38
Lyrics


Honey - BOBBY GOLDSBORO (single, 1968)
US # 1, UK # 2, CA # 1, NO # 4, NL # 5, BE # 5, DE # 8, AT # 9
Lyrics


I'm Not In Love - 10cc (LP The Original Soundtrack, 1975)
UK # 1, US # 2, CA # 1, IE # 1, NZ # 4, NL # 5, BE # 5, NO # 6, DE # 8, CH # 8
Lyrics


If You Go Away - TERRY JACKS (single, 1974)
UK # 8, NO # 1, NL 7, BE # 9, AT # 17, DE # 24, US # 68
Cover of ''Ne Me Quitte Pas'' by Jacques Brel (1959)
Lyrics


In The Ghetto - ELVIS PRESLEY (LP From Elvis In Memphis1969)
UK # 2, US # 3, DE # 1, BE # 1, NO # 1, CH # 1, NL # 4
Lyrics


Mr. Lonely - BOBBY VINTON (single, 1964)
US # 1, BE # 24
The song resurfaced in a scene and the soundtrack of the popular film ''Eis Am Stiel'' (Lemon Popsicle) (1978).
Bobby had three other US # 1 hits as well:  ''Roses Are Red'' (1962), ''Blue Velvet'' (1963), ''There I've Said It Again'' (1963)
Lyrics


Papa - PAUL ANKA (b side on 7'' You're Having My Baby, 1974)
The A-side reached US # 1, UK # 6, BE # 7, NL # 14, DE # 15
Lyrics


Seasons In The Sun - TERRY JACKS (single, December 1973)
US # 1, UK # 1, DE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, NO # 1, BE # 2, NL # 7
Cover version of ''Le Moribond'' by Jacques Brel (1961), Original english version by The Kingston Trio (1964)
Lyrics


Sorrow - MORT SHUMAN (LP A Nous Les Petites Anglaises, 1976)
AT # 2, DE # 24
He wrote ''Save The Last Dance For Me'' (The Drifers, 1960) and ''Viva Las Vegas'' (Elvis, 1964) among others.
Lyrics


The End Of The World - SKEETER DAVIS (single, 1962)
US # 2, UK # 18
Lyrics


The Last Waltz - ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (LP The Last Waltz, 1967)
UK # 1, IE # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 1, BE # 1, NO # 3, AT # 3, NL # 9, CH # 9, US # 25
Lyrics


The Music Played - MATT MONRO (single1968)
Cover version of ''Was Ich Dir Sagen Will'' by Udo Jürgens (1967)
Lyrics


The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore - THE WALKER BROTHERS (single, 1966)
UK # 1, US # 13, DE # 4, IE # 5, NO # 6, NL # 7, BE # 15
Original version of the song by Franki Valli (1965)
Lyrics


The World We Knew (Over & Over) - FRANK SINATRA (LP The World We Knew, 1967)
US # 30, BE # 4, AT # 19, DE # 22
Cover version of ''The World We Knew'' by Bert Kaempfert (1967)
Lyrics


Yesterday - THE BEATLES (LP Help! 1965)
US # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, NO # 1, DE # 6, UK # 6 (1976)
Lyrics


Yesterday When I Was Youmg - SHIRLEY BASSEY (LP Something, 1970)
Cover version of ''Hier Encore''' by Charles Aznavour (1964)
Shirley's version is based on Roy Clark's english cover version of 1969.
The song was a major radio hit in Hellas in the 80s.
Lyrics


You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS (single, 1964)
US # 1, UK # 1, CA # 1, IE # 2, NL # 13, BE # 16, DE # 21, NZ # 18
Lyrics



Under construction

At Seventeen - JANIS IAN (LP Between The Lines, 1975)
Crying - ROY ORBISON (1961)
Gloomy Sunday - SARAH VAGHAN (1961)
Greenfields - THE BROTHERS FOUR (single, 1960)
Raining In My Heart - LEO SAYER (1978)
Streets Of London - RALPH McTELL (1969)
Vorrei - SILVA GRISSI (single, 1968)


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My Radio Boo broadcast (Wednesday 11 November 2015)


Reggae songs by white artists


Listen to the broadcast:

http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/my-radio-boo-broadcast-wednesday-11-november-2015


22:00 - 23:00

01. Me Gustas Tu - MANU CHAO (LP Proxima Estacion...Esperanza2001)
IT # 1, ES # 1, FR # 2, BE # 8, CH # 11, AT # 29, NL # 35, SE # 51
Lyrics

02. Dub Be Good To Me - BEATS INTERNATIONAL feat, LINDY LAYTON (single1990 / LP Let Them Eat Bingo, 1990)
UK # 1, NL # 2, AT # 2, DE # 4, IE # 4, BE # 5, SE # 10, NO # 10, FR # 19, AU # 12, NZ # 6, US # 76
Cover version of ''Just Be Good To Me'' by SOS Band (1983).
The song samples the bassline of Clash's ''The Guns Of Brixton'' (1979) and the harmonica of Morricone's ''Once Upon A Time In The West'' (1968)
Lyrics

03. Sadness In Your Eyes - KIRKA (single, 1990 / LP Sadness In Your Eyes1993)
Lyrics

04. All That She Wants - ACE OF BASE (LP Happy Nation1992)
UK # 1, US # 2, DE # 1, IT # 1, ES # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, BE # 1, IE # 2, NO # 2, SE # 3, NL # 3, FI # 4, EUROPEAN # 2
The song was influenced by Kayo's song ''Another Mother'' (1990)
Lyrics

05. Love Is For Free - SMILEY feat. PACHA MAN (LP Plec Pe Marte2010)
Lyrics

06. Weekend - EARTH & FIRE (LP Reality Fills Fantasy1979)
DE # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 14
Lyrics

07. Footsteps - THE MOTELS (LP Little Robbers1983)
Lyrics

08. Informer - SNOW (LP 12 Inches Of Snow1993)
US # 1, UK # 2, DE # 1, CH # 1, SE # 1, NO # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 1, NL # 2, BE # 2, AT # 2, FR# 3, EUROPEAN # 1
Lyrics

09. It Must Be Love - MADNESS (single1981)
UK # 4, NZ # 21, AU # 48
Cover version of Labi Siffre's ''It Must Be Love'' (1971)
Lyrics

10. 500 Miles - HOOTERS feat. PETER; PAUL & MARY (LP Zig Zag1989)
SE #12
Lyrics

11. Don't Tread On Me - 311 (LP Don't Tread On Me2005)
Lyrics

12. Tripping - ROBBIE WILLIAMS (LP Intensive Care2005)
DE # 1, IT # 1, UK # 2, ES # 2, SE # 2, NL # 2, AT # 2, CH # 2, NO # 2, DK # 3, FI # 4, BE # 8, FR # 9, AU # 7, NZ # 20, EUROPEAN # 1
Lyrics

13. (I Can't Help) Falling In Love - UB40 (LP Promises & Lies1993 / OST Sliver, 1993)
US # 1, UK # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, AT # 1, AU # 1, DE # 2, EUROPEAN # 1
Cover versio of ''Can't Help Falling In Love'' by Elvis (1961)
Lyrics

14. Mysterious Girl - PETER ANDRE feat. BUBBLER RANX (LP Natural1996)
UK # 2, NZ # 1, AU # 8, NL # 3, AT # 3, IE # 3, DK # 4, BE # 5, DE # 7, CH # 7, NO # 11
Lyrics

15. Underneath It All - NO DOUBT feat. LADY SAW (LP Rock Steady2001)
US # 3, UK # 18, NZ # 8, AU # 28, DE # 42, AT # 34, SE # 39, CH # 54, FR # 71
Lyrics

16. Stars Are Blind - PARIS HILTON (LP Paris2006)
UK # 5, AT # 3, SE # 3, CH # 5, DK # 5, NO # 6, FI # 6, DE # 7, AU # 7, NZ # 12, US # 18, ΒΕ # 18, NL # 20, FR # 34, EUROPEAN # 5
Lyrics


23:00 - 00:00

17. The Tide Is High - BLONDIE (LP Autoamerican1980)
US # 1, UK # 1, BE # 4, NL # 5, CH # 5, NO # 7, DE # 15, SE # 19, NZ # 1
Cover version of ''The Tide Is High'' by The Paragons (1967)
Lyrics

18. D'yer Mak'er - LED ZEPPELIN (LP Houses Of The Holy1973)
The song is spelled ''Jamaica''
Lyrics

19. Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc (LP Bloody Tourists1978)
UK # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, NZ # 1, CH # 5, NO # 7, DE # 11, SE # 16, AT # 18, US # 44
Lyrics

20. I Shot The Sheriff - ERIC CLAPTON (LP 461 Ocean Boulevard1974)
US # 1, CA # 1, NZ # 1, UK # 9, NO # 3, DE # 4, NL # 5, BE # 7. AT # 19, FR # 28
Cover version of The Wailers' ''I ShotThe Sheriff'' (1973)
Lyrics

21. Mother & Child Reunion - PAUL SIMON (LP Paul Simon1972)
US # 4, UK # 5, NO 3, NL # 6, BE # 20, DE # 23
Lyrics

22Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - THE BEATLES (LP The White Album1968)
Marmalade's cover version topped the UK chart and was a major European hit in 1969,
Lyrics

23. Shame & Scandal In The Family - LANCE PERCIVAL (1965)
UK # 37
Covered in 2005 by Madness as ''Shame & Scandal (In The Family''
Lyrics

24. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - CULTURE CLUB (LP Kissing To Be Clever1982)
UK # 1, US # 2, DE # 1, FR # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, BE # 1, SE # 1, AU # 1, IT # 2, NL # 2, NO # 2, EUROPEAN # 1
Lyrics

25Englishman In New York - STING (LP ...Nothing Like The Sun1987)
NL # 13, BE # 16, FR # 30, UK # 51.
The song refers to gay icon Quentin Crisp.
It was covered in 1992 by Shinehaed as ''Jamaican In New York''
Lyrics

26. To Love Somebody - JIMMY SOMERVILLE (single1990 / LP The Singles Collection, 1990)
UK # 8, NL # 4, AT # 5, NZ # 5, BE # 7, CH # 11, FR # 15, DE # 20
Cover of the Bee Gees song ''To Love Somebody'' (1967)
Lyrics

27. Can I Touch You... There? - MICHAEL BOLTON (single1995)
UK # 6, US # 27, AU # 18, NZ # 22, SE # 27, DE # 57
Lyrics

28. Boat To Bolivia - MARTIN STEPHENSON & THE DAINTEES (single1986 / LP Boat To Bolivia, 1987)
UK # 70

29Ich Bleib' Im Bett - NENA (LP Nena1983)

30. Kokain - EXTRABREIT (LP Die Rückkehr Der Fantastischen 5! 1982)
Lyrics

31. Ρέγγαι & Λακέρδαι - ΣΑΚΗΣ ΜΠΟΥΛΑΣ (LP Μπουλάς Ελλάς1986)
Στίχοι

32. Last Train To Heaven - PAUL KELLY & THE MESSENGERS (LP Gossip1987)
Lyrics



Other songs not included in the broadcast:

African Reggae - NINA HAGEN BAND (LP Unbehagen1979)
Can't Get Used To Losing You - THE BEAT (single, 1983 / LP I Just Can't Stop It1980)
Clint Eastwood - GORILLAZ feat. DEL THA FUNKEE HOMOSAPIEN (LP Gorillaz2001)
Egyptian Reggae - JONATHAN RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS (LP Rock & Roll With The Modern Lovers1977)
Everybody - DJ BOBO (LP Dance With Me1993)
Everything I Own - BOY GEORGE (LP Sold1987)
Give Me Your Love - COSTAS CHARITODIPLOMENOS (LP Itchika1983)
Guns Of Brixton - THE CLASH (LP London Calling1979)
How Do I Miss You - THE PRETENDERS (LP Packed!, 1990)
Is There Anybody There? - SCORPIONS (LP Lovedrive, 1979)
It's A Jungle Out There - BONNIE TYLER (LP Faster Than The Speed Of Night1983)
It's A Mistake - MEN AT WORK (LP Cargo1983)
Night Nurse - SLY & ROBBIE feat. SIMPLY RED  (single1997 / LP Blue, 1998)
Nothing Has Changed - GALLIANO (LP In Pursuit Of The 13th Note1991)
Strength Of Character - CHINA CRISIS (LP Flaunt The Imperfection1985)
Sunshine Reggae - LAID BACK (LP ...Keep Smiling1983)
The Word Girl - SCRITTI POLITTI (LP Cupid & Psyche 851985)
The Worker - FISCHER-Z (LP Word Salad, 1979)
Tonight - DAVID BOWIE & TINA TURNER (LP Tonight1984)
Touche D'amour - CHRIS REA (LP Wired To The Moon1984)
Walking On The Moon - THE POLICE (LP Reggatta De Blanc1979)
Watching The Detectives - ELVIS COSTELLO (single1977)
Πάμε Χαβάη (It's A Pity) - ΑΛΚΗΣΤΙΣ ΠΡΩΤΟΨΑΛΤΗ (2007cover of the Tanya Stephens song of 2004)


Reggae versions of known songs

Set Fire To The Rain - ADELE (2011)
Turn Off The Light - NELLY FURTADO  (2000)


The Top 100 Reggae songs in Hellas



The 100 most popular reggae songs in Hellenic radio stations.


All That She Wants - ACE OF BASE (LP Happy Nation1992)
UK # 1, US # 2, DE # 1, IT # 1, ES # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, BE # 1, IE # 2, NO # 2, SE # 3, NL # 3, FI # 4, EUROPEAN # 2
The song was influenced by Kayo's song ''Another Mother'' (1990)
The band also had some other reggae influenced hits as well: ''The Sign', ''Don't Turn Around''' etc.


Baby Come Back - PATO BANTON feat. ALI & ROBIN CAMPBELL (single, 1994)
UK # 1, IE # 2, NZ # 1, NL # 3, BE # 6, AU # 11, AT # 17, FI # 19, FR # 26, SE # 26
Cover of The Equals' ''Baby Come Back'' (1968)


Baby, I Love Your Way - BIG MOUNTAIN (LP Unity1994)
UK # 2, US # 6, ES # 1, SE # 1, CH # 2, AT # 4, CA # 2, NL # 4, FR # 7, BE # 7, IE # 7, NO # 6, DE # 9, AU # 4, NZ # 12, EUROPEAN # 1
Cover version of Peter Frampton's ''Baby, I Love Your Way'' (1975)
The song also appears in the OST of the movie Reality Bites (1994)


Boom Shack-A-Lack - APACHE INDIAN (EP Nuff Vibes, 1993)
UK # 5


Break My Stride - MATTHEW WILDER (LP I Don't Speak The Language, 1983)
US # 5, UK # 4, NO # 1, BE # 3, NL # 5, DE # 7, AT # 8, SE # 14, CH 22, NZ # 3


Breakfast In Bed - UB40 feat. CHRISSIE HYNDE (LP UB401988)
UK # 6, NL # 10, BE # 10, CH # 16, DE # 40, AU # 43, NZ # 5
Cover version of Breakfast In Bed by Dusty Springfield (1969)



Brother Louie - HOT CHOCOLATE (single1973)
UK # 7


Buffalo Soldier - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Confrontation1983)
UK # 4, NZ # 3, NO # 10, AT # 14


Bumpy Ride - MOHOMBI (single, 2010 / LP MoveMeant, 2011)
NL # 2, FI # 2, FR # 3, NO # 3, SE # 6, BE # 7, DK # 8, ES # 17, CH # 41


Can I Touch You... There? - MICHAEL BOLTON (single1995)
UK # 6, US # 27, AU # 18, NZ # 22, SE # 27, DE # 57


Close To You - MAXI PRIEST (LP Bonafide, 1990)
US # 1, UK # 7, AU # 2, NZ # 2, DE # 4, NL # 5, CA # 6, AT # 8, BE # 9, CH # 10, FR # 49


Clint Eastwood - GORILLAZ feat. DEL THA FUNKEE HOMOSAPIEN (LP Gorillaz2001)
UK # 4, IT # 1, DE # 2, AT # 2, CH # 3, IE # 5, SE # 7, BE # 11, NZ # 12, NO # 13, FR # 17, AU # 17, NL # 26, US # 57, EUROPEAN # 5


Coco Jamboo - MR: PRESIDENT (LP We See The Same Sun, 1996)
UK # 8, US # 21, AT # 1, CH # 1, SE # 1, DE # 2,, NO # 2, FI # 3, IE # 3, DK # 4, IT # 9, AU # 7, NZ # 9, FR # 28, EUROPEAN # 2


Cokane In My Brain - DILLINGER (single, 1976)
NL # 1, BE # 2, DE # 35


Could You Be Loved - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Uprising, 1980)
UK # 5, CH # 2, BE # 3, NL # 4, IT # 6, ES # 6, IE # 3, NO # 10


D'yer Mak'er - LED ZEPPELIN (LP Houses Of The Holy1973)


Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - CULTURE CLUB (LP Kissing To Be Clever1982)
UK # 1, US # 2, DE # 1, FR # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, BE # 1, SE # 1, AU # 1, IT # 2, NL # 2, NO # 2, EUROPEAN # 1


Don't Turn Around - ASWAD (LP Distant Thunder1988)
UK # 1, NZ # 1, IE # 4, NL # 5, BE # 6, CH # 13, DE # 29, AU # 34
Cover version of Tina Turner's ''Don't Turn Around'' (1986)


Don't Worry Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRIN (OST Cocktail1988)
US # 1, UK # 2, DE # 1, AT # 1, CA # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 2, SE # 2, BE # 2,  NO # 5, IT # 18, FR # 29


Down On My Knees - AYO (LP Joyful, 2006)
FI # 8, IT # 13, NL # 94


Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc (LP Bloody Tourists1978)
UK # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, NZ # 1, CH # 5, NO # 7, DE # 11, SE # 16, AT # 18, US # 44


Dub Be Good To Me - BEATS INTERNATIONAL feat, LINDY LAYTON (single1990 / LP Let Them Eat Bingo, 1990)
UK # 1, NL # 2, AT # 2, DE # 4, IE # 4, BE # 5, SE # 10, NO # 10, FR # 19, AU # 12, NZ # 6, US # 76
Cover version of ''Just Be Good To Me'' by SOS Band (1983).
The song samples the bassline of Clash's ''The Guns Of Brixton'' (1979) and the harmonica of Morricone's ''Once Upon A Time In The West'' (1968)


Electric Avenue - EDDY GRANT (LP Killer On The Rampage1982)
US # 2, UK # 2, BE # 3, CH # 6, AT # 6, NL # 8, DE # 9, SE # 9, DK #20, NZ # 32


Englishman In New York - STING (LP ...Nothing Like The Sun1987)
NL # 13, BE # 16, FR # 30, UK # 51.
The song refers to gay icon Quentin Crisp.
It was covered in 1992 by Shinehaed as ''Jamaican In New York''


Everybody - DJ BOBO (single, 1994 / LP Dance With Me, 1993)
DE # 2, CH # 3, NL # 12, SE # 20, AT # 24, BE # 35


500 Miles - HOOTERS feat. PETER; PAUL & MARY (LP Zig Zag1989)
SE #12
Lyrics


Footsteps - THE MOTELS (LP Little Robbers1983)


Ghost Town - THE SPECIALS (single1981)
UK # 1, IE # 3, NO # 7, NL # 12, BE # 15


Gimme Hope Jo'anna - EDDY GRANT (LP File Under Rock, 1988)
NL # 1, BE # 1, CH # 2, AT # 2, DE # 4, UK # 7, FR # 8, NZ # 3
The song refers to Johannesburg, South Africa's largest & most powerful city and also the seat of the Constitutional Court. The song protests against Appartheid laws and seeks hope for justice & equal rights for black people in South Africa.


Go Deh Yaka (Go The Top) - MONYAKA (single, 1983)
UK # 14, BE # 9, NL # 11


Here Comes The Hotstepper - INI KAMOZE (single, 1994 / LP Lyrical Gangsta, 1995)
US # 1, UK # 4, NZ # 1, DK # 1, FR # 2, BE # 3, NO # 4, SE # 5, CH # 5, DE # 6, AT # 6, NL # 16, EUROPEAN # 1


(I Can't Help) Falling In Love - UB40 (LP Promises & Lies1993 / OST Sliver, 1993)
US # 1, UK # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, AT # 1, AU # 1, DE # 2, EUROPEAN # 1
Cover versio of ''Can't Help Falling In Love'' by Elvis (1961)
Lyrics


I Don't Wanna Dance - EDDY GRANT (LP Killer On The Rampage, 1982)
UK # 1, CH # 1, BE # 1, NZ # 1, NL # 2, AT # 2, DE # 7, SE # 18


I Got You Babe - UB40 feat. CHRISSIE HYNDE (LP Baggariddim, 1985)
UK # 1, IE # 1, NZ # 1, NL # 2, BE # 4, CA # 4, AT # 14, DE # 15, CH # 15, FR # 29
Cover version of ''I Got You Babe'' by Sonny & Cher (1965)


I Shot The Sheriff - ERIC CLAPTON (LP 461 Ocean Boulevard1974)
US # 1, CA # 1, NZ # 1, UK # 9, NO # 3, DE # 4, NL # 5, BE # 7. AT # 19, FR # 28
Cover version of The Wailers' ''I ShotThe Sheriff'' (1973)


I Wanna Wake Up With You - BORIS GARDINER (LP Everything To Me, 1986)
UK # 1, NZ # 2, NO # 3, BE # 3, SE # 4, CH # 6, NL # 7, AT # 14, DE # 18


I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) - GRACE JONES (LP Nightclubbing1981)
BE # 1, NL # 4, CH # 9, DE # 16, SE # 20
Based on Astor Piazzola's 1974 tango composition.


In The Summertime - SHAGGY (LP Boombastic, 1995)
US # 3, UK # 5, NZ # 4, AU # 14, FI # 7, NL # 21, SE # 30, BE # 32, AT # 35, DE # 60
Cover of Mungo Jerry's  world wide hit ''In The Summertime'' (1970)


Informer - SNOW (LP 12 Inches Of Snow1993)
US # 1, UK # 2, DE # 1, CH # 1, SE # 1, NO # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 1, NL # 2, BE # 2, AT # 2, FR# 3, EUROPEAN # 1


Is This Love - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Kaya, 1978)
UK # 9, NZ # 8, NO # 8, SE # 16, NL # 39


It Must Be Love - MADNESS (single1981)
UK # 4, NZ # 21, AU # 48
Cover version of Labi Siffre's ''It Must Be Love'' (1971)


Jamming - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Exodus1977)
UK # 9, BE # 38, NL # 85


Johnny B. Goode - PETER TOSH (LP Mama Africa1983)
NL # 10, BE # 14, NZ # 29, DE # 31, UK # 48
Cover of the Chuck Berry song ''Johnny B. Goode'' (1958)


Kingston Town - UB40 (LP Labour Of Love II, 1989)
FR # 1, UK # 4, NL # 2, BE # 4, DE # 5, AT # 5, CH # 8, SE # 14, AU # 17, NZ # 17
Cover of Lord Creator's ''Kingston Town'' (1970)


Lady - WAYNE WADE (single, 1982)
NL # 5, BE # 9, SE # 26
Cover version of ''Lady'' written by Lionel Richie & originally released by Kenny Roggers (1980)


Look Who's Dancing - ZIGGY MARLEY & THE MELODY MAKERS (LP One Bright Day, 1989)
NL # 34, BE # 45


Love Is For Free - SMILEY feat. PACHA MAN (LP Plec Pe Marte2010)


Master Blaster (Jammin') - STEVIE WONDER (LP Hotter Than July, 1980)
UK # 2, US # 5, CH # 1, AT # 1, SE # 1, NZ # 1, NL # 2, BE # 3, NO # 4, DE # 9


Me Gustas Tu - MANU CHAO (LP Proxima Estacion...Esperanza2001)
IT # 1, ES # 1, FR # 2, BE # 8, CH # 11, AT # 29, NL # 35, SE # 51


Mishale - ANDRU DONALDS (LP Andru Donalds, 1994)
NZ # 7, CH ä 13, AT # 16, DE # 18,


Mr. Loverman - SHABBA RANKS feat. CHEVELLE FRANKLIN (LP Rough & Ready Vol. 1, 1992)
UK # 23, US # 40, DE # 17, FR # 19, NL # 21, AT # 22, SE # 31, BE # 33


Mother & Child Reunion - PAUL SIMON (LP Paul Simon1972)
US # 4, UK # 5, NO 3, NL # 6, BE # 20, DE # 23


My Boy Lollipop - MILLIE (single, 1964)
US # 2, UK # 2, NO # 2, DE # 5, BE # 7, NL # 8
Cover version of ''My Boy Lollipop'' by Barbie Gaye (1956)


Mysterious Girl - PETER ANDRE feat. BUBBLER RANX (LP Natural1996)
UK # 2, NZ # 1, AU # 8, NL # 3, AT # 3, IE # 3, DK # 4, BE # 5, DE # 7, CH # 7, NO # 11


Night Nurse - GREGORY ISAACS (LP Night Nurse, 1982)


No Coke - DR: ALBAN (LP Hello Africa, 1990)
SE # 1, AT # 2, DE # 3, CH # 3, NO # 6, NL # 7, BE # 26


No Woman No Cry (live '75)- BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Live, 1975)
UK # 8 (1981), NL # 23, NZ # 30, FR # 102


Oh Carolina - SHAGGY (LP Pure Pleasure, 1993)
UK # 1, AT # 2, DE # 3, SE # 3, CH # 3, BE # 4, NO # 4, AU # 5, NZ # 2, NL # 6, FR # 33, US # 59
Cover version of ''Oh Carolina'' by The Folkes Brothers (1960)


Pass The Dutchie - MUSICAL YOUTH (LP The Youth Of Today, 1982)
UK # 1, US # 10, IE # 1, AU # 1, CH # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, DE # 2, AT # 2, SE # 15, EUROPEAN # 1


Raising My Family - STEVE KEKANA (LP Don't Stop The Music1981)
SE # 3, AT # 3, CH # 7


Red Red Wine - UB40 (LP Labour Of Love, 1983)
UK # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, NZ # 1, AT # 5, CH # 8, DE # 12, SE # 14, US # 34
Cover of Neil Diamond's ''Red Red Wine'' (1967)


Reggae Night - JIMMY CLIFF (LP The Power & The Glory, 1983)
NZ # 1, BE # 5, NL # 6, DE # 35
The song was co-written by Latoya Jackson.


Rootsie & Boopsie - You Are My Sunshine - PAPA WINNIE (single, 1993)
AT # 5, NZ # 41, DE # 68
The original version of Rootsie & Boopsie on his debut album of 1989. This medley contains a cover of ''You Arev My Sunshine'' (1939)


Sadness In Your Eyes - KIRKA (single, 1990 / LP Sadness In Your Eyes1993)


Sebe Allah Y'e - ALPHA BLONDY (LP Apartheid Is Nazism1985)


Shine - ASWAD (LP Rebel Souls1994)
UK # 5, AT # 12, NL # 17, BE # 17, SE # 23, FR # 25, NZ # 28


Shy Guy - DIANA KING (LP Tougher Than Love1995)
UK # 2, US # 13, ES # 1, SE # 1, FI # 1, BE # 2, NO # 2, NL # 3, AU # 3, NZ # 3, FR # 4, CH # 5, DE # 6, AT # 6, EUROPEAN # 1
The song was included in the OST of the film Bad Boys (1995)


Someone Loves You Honey - JUNE LODGE & PRINE MOHAMMED (single, 1982 / LP Someone Loves You Honey, 1980)
NL #1, BE # 1, DE # 25
Cover version of ''Someone Loves You Honey'' by Johnny Rodriguez (1974)


Stop That Train - CLINT EASTWOOD & GENERAL SAINT (single, 1983)
NL # 4, BE # 7
Cover version of The Spanishtonians' ''Stop That Train'' (1965)


Sunshine Reggae - LAID BACK (LP ...Keep Smiling1983)
DE # 1, AT # 1, NL # 4, BE # 4, CH # 9


Sweat (A La La La La Long) - INNER CIRCLE (LP Bad To The Bone1992)
UK # 3, DE # 1, CH # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, AT # 2, SE # 2, AU # 2, NZ # 1, NO # 8, US # 16, FR 12, IT # 25


The First Cut Is The Deepest - PAPA DEE (single, 1995)
SE # 5, NO # 9, AT # 20
Cover of ''The First Cut Is The Deepest'' written by Cat Stevens & originally released by P.P. Arnold (1967)


The Richest Man In Babylon - THIEVERY CORPORATION (LP The Richest Man In Babylon, 2002)


The Tide Is High - BLONDIE (LP Autoamerican1980)
US # 1, UK # 1, BE # 4, NL # 5, CH # 5, NO # 7, DE # 15, SE # 19, NZ # 1
Cover version of ''The Tide Is High'' by The Paragons (1967)


Three Little Birds - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Exodus, 1977)
DE # 49


To Love Somebody - JIMMY SOMERVILLE (single1990 / LP The Singles Collection, 1990)
UK # 8, NL # 4, AT # 5, NZ # 5, BE # 7, CH # 11, FR # 15, DE # 20
Cover of the Bee Gees song ''To Love Somebody'' (1967)


Tomorrow People - ZIGGY MARLEY & THE MELODY MAKERS (LP Conscious Party1988)
UK # 22, US # 39, BE # 5, NL # 7, NZ # 15, AU # 36


Tripping - ROBBIE WILLIAMS (LP Intensive Care2005)
DE # 1, IT # 1, UK # 2, ES # 2, SE # 2, NL # 2, AT # 2, CH # 2, NO # 2, DK # 3, FI # 4, BE # 8, FR # 9, AU # 7, NZ # 20, EUROPEAN # 1
Lyrics


Turn Me On - KEVIN LYTTLE feat. SPRAGGA BENZ (single2003 / LP Kevin Lyttle, 2004)
UK # 2, US # 4, DK # 1, DE # 2, NL # 2, NO # 2, IT # 3, CH # 3, BE # 5, AT # 6, FR # 10


Weekend - EARTH & FIRE (LP Reality Fills Fantasy1979)
DE # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 14


Where Did I Go Wrong - UB40 (LP UB40, 1988)
NL # 8, BE # 10, NZ # 13, AU # 17


Wild World - MAXI PRIEST (LP Maxi, 1987)
UK # 5, NO # 3, NZ # 5, BE # 5, NL # 7, AU # 8, SE # 17
Cover version of Car Stevens' ''Wild World'' (1970)


You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) - DAWN PENN (LP No, No, No1994)
UK # 3, BE # 8, AT # 13, FI # 15, CH # 17, NZ # 25, NL # 38, DE # 41



UNDER CONSTRUCTION



Bad Boys - INNER CIRCLE

Boombastic - SHAGGY (LP Boombastic, 1995)

Get Up Stand Up - THE WAILERS

Iron Lion Zion - BOB MARLEY

Legalize It -PETER TOSH

Now That We've Found Love - THIRD WORLD

One Love - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Exodus, 1977)

Se La - LIONEL RICHIE

Sexual Healing - MARVIN GAYE

Sun Is Shining - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

Tease Me - CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS

That Girl - MAXI PRIEST feat. SHAGGY

The Sweetest Taboo SADE (LP Promise1985)

Try Jah Love - THIRD WORLD
UK # 47

What Is Life - BLACK UHURU

You're No Good - ASWAD




You Can Get It If You Really Want - JIMMY CLIFF

Don't Take My Coconuts - KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS