Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Similes & Metaphores of love... in songs


My Radio Boo broadcast (Wednesday 30 December 2015)

Similes & Metaphores of love...  in songs

Songs including similes (παρομοιώσεις) & metaphores (μεταφορές), referring to love...


Listen to the broadcast:

http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/my-radio-boo-broadcast-wednesday-30-december-2015#



22:00 - 23:00

01Love Is A Killer - VIXEN (LP Rev It Up1990)
UK # 41, US # 71
Lyrics 


02. Love Is ALANNAH MYLES (LP Alannah Myles1989)
Lyrics: Hard to get impossible to hold, Straight & narrow like a burning fuse in a long cold dawn by the side of the road... A Hopeless case, A perfect thing... Love is what you want it to be, Love is heaven to the lonely 


03. Pour Some Sugar On Me - DEF LEPPARD (LP Hysteria1987)
US # 2, UK # 18, NZ # 16, AU # 26, DE # 50, NL # 94
Lyrics: love is like a bomb


04. Love Is Like Oxygen - THE SWEET (single, 1978 / LP Level Headed1977)
UK # 9, NZ # 4, CH # 6, DE # 10, BE # 15, NL # 20, AT # 23
Lyrics: you get too much you get too high


05. Love Is A Battlefield - PAT BENATAR (LP Live From Earth1983)
NL # 1, BE # 1, DE # 3, US # 5, UK # 17, NZ # 6, CH # 11
The song was written by Holly Knight & Mike Chapman.
Lyrics


06. You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart - EURYTHMICS (LP Savage1987)
UK # 16, IE # 15, NZ # 31, CA # 55, US # 64
Lyrics: Love is a temple, Love is a shrine, Love is pure & love is blind, Love is a religious sign


07. Music Is A Princess - PREFAB SPROUT (LP Let's Change The World With Music2009)
Album chart positions: NO # 16, SE # 28, UK # 39, DE # 46, ES # 92
Lyrics: true love is a monarch who won't be deposed, treason hasn't a chance.


08. Love Is The Drug - SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE JUKES (LP In The Heat1984)
Cover version of ''Love Is The Drug'' by Roxy Music (1975)
Lyrics


09. Heat Wave - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS (single1963)
US # 4
Lyrics: it's like a heat wave burning in my heart


10. Help Yourself - TOM JONES (LP Help Yourself1968)
DE # 1, BE # 1, AT # 3, CH # 3, NO # 4, NL # 7, UK # 5, US # 35
Cover version of ''Gli Occhi Miei'' originally performed by both Dino & Wilma Goich (1968)
Lyrics: Love is like candy on a shelf, you want to taste & help yourself


11.  (Love Is) The Tender Trap - FRANK SINATRA (OST The Tender Trap1955)
US # 7
Lyrics


12. Oh Diane - FLEETWOOD MAC (LP Mirage1982)
UK # 9, DE # 46
Lyrics: Love is like a grain of sand slawly slippin' through your hand


13Gold - SPANDAU BALLET (LP True1983)
UK # 2, NL # 3, BE # 3, DE # 16, NZ # 8
Lyrics: Love is like a high prison wall


14.  When All's Well - EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL (LP Love Not Money1985)
Lyrics:  my love is like Cathedral bells


15. Advice For The Young At Heart - TEARS FOR FEARS  (LP Seeds Of Love, 1989)
NL # 22, UK # 36, FR # 31, DE # 51
Lyrics: Love is a promise, Love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten



23:00 - 00:00


16. Love Is A Shield - CAMOUFLAGE (LP Methods Of Silence1989)
DE # 9, AT # 11, CH # 29
Lyrics: Love is a shield to hide behind, Love is a field to grow inside ... Love is a baby ia a mother's arms, love is your breath which makes me warm


17. The Fifth Horseman - PREFAB SPROUT (LP Andromeda Heights1997)
Album chart positions: UK # 7, SE # 9, NO # 28, FR # 35, FI # 37,  DE # 83
Lyrics: love is the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse


18. Forest Fire - LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (LP Rattlesnakes1984)
UK # 41
Lyrics: it's just a simple metaphor, it's for a burning love


19. How Men Are - AZTEC CAMERA (LP Love1987)
UK # 25
Lyrics: Love is a lesson money never taught us to learn, Love is the power to have without the premise that there's nothing for free


20. Love Is A Losing Game - AMY WINEHOUSE (LP Back To Black2006)
IT # 12, UK # 33, NL # 88
Lyrics


21. Love Hurts - NAZARETH (single1974 / LP Hair Of The Dog, 1975)
NL # 1, BE # 1, NO # 1, US # 8, AT # 11, DE # 30
Cover version of ''Love Hurts' by The Everly Brothers (1960)
Lyrics: Love is like a cloud, it holds a lot of rain...  Love is like a flame, it burns you when it's hot...  Love is just a lie made to make you blue 


22Wild Is The Wind - DAVID BOWIE (LP Station To Station1976)
UK # 21 (1981)
Album chart positions: US # 3, UK # 5, NL # 3, FR # 3, NO # 8, NZ # 9, SE # 11, CA # 12, IT # 15
Cover version of ''Wild Is The Wind'' by Johnny Μathis (OST Wild Is The Wind1957)
Lyrics: for my love is like the wind and... wild is the wind


23Behind Blue Eyes - LIMP BIZKIT (LP Results May Vary, 2003 / OST Gothica2003)
SE # 1, ES # 1, DE # 2, NO # 2, DK # 2, AT # 3, AU # 4, NZ # 5, CH # 5, LNL # 5, BE # 13, FR # 17, UK # 18, IT # 21, US # 71
Cover version of ''Behind Blue Eyes'' by The Who (1971)
Lyrics: my love is vengeance that's never free


24. Love Used To Be A Friend Of Mine - JIM CAPALDI (LP Some Come Running1988)
Lyrics


25. The Rose - BETTE MIDLER (OST The Rose1979)
US # 3, NZ # 24, FR # 54
Lyrics: Some say love, it is a river that drowns the tender reed...  Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed,.. Some say love it is a hunger an endless aching need... I say love, it is a flower and you its only seed


26. Love - JOHN LENNON / PLASTIC ONO BAND (LP John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band1970)
UK # 41 (1982)
Lyrics


27. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (single1964)
US # 4, UK # 6
Lyrics:  but don't forget that love's a game and it can always come again


28. Evergreen (Love Theme From ''A Star Is Bor'') - BARBRA STREISAND (OST A Star Is Born1976)
US # 1, CA # 1, UK # 3, NZ # 3, NL # 18, BE # 27
Lyrics: Love soft as an easy chair, Love fresh as the morning air


29. Suddenly - BILLY OCEAN (LP Suddenly1984)
UK # 4, US # 4, NL # 20, DE # 50, NZ # 38
Lyrics: I used to think that love was just a fairytale


30. Supernatural Thing (Part 1) - BEN E KING (LP Supernatural1975)
US # 5, DE # 49
Lyrics





Other broadcast related songs NOT included in the broadcast:


Bad Medicine - BON JOVI (LP New Jersey1988)
Lyrics: your love is like...


Bed Of Nails - ALICE COOPER (LP Trash1989)
Lyrics: our love is a...


Cryin'AEROSMITH (LP Get A Grip1993)
Lyrics: There was a time When I was so broken hearted Love wasn't much of a friend of mine The tables have turned, yeah Cause me and them ways have parted That kind of love was the killin' kind Love is sweet misery


Cuts Both Ways - GLORIA ESTEFAN (LP Gloria Estefan1989)
Lyrics: Our love is like a knife that cuts both ways


Frozen - MADONNA (LP Ray Of Light1998)
Lyrics: Love is a bird, she needs to fly, let all the hurt inside of you die You're frozen When your heart's not open


I'll Be There For You - BON JOVI (LP New Jersey1988)
Lyrics: I guess this time you're really leaving I heard your suitcase say goodbye
Well as my broken heart lies bleeding you say true love is suicide


Judas - LADY GAGA (LP Born This Way2011)
Lyrics: I've learned love is like a brick you can build a house or sink a dead body


Love Is A Stranger - EURYTHMICS (LP Sweat Dreams1983)
Lyrics: Love is a stranger in an open car to tempt you in and drive you far away... Love is a danger of a different kind to take you away & leave you far behind...  and love is a dangerous drug, you have to receive it and you still can't get enough of the stuff


Love Is The 7th Wave - STING (LP The Dream Of The Blue Turtles1985)
Lyrics


Love Is War - BRILLIANT (single1986)


One - U2 (LP Achtung Baby1991)
Lyrics: Love is a temple


Rock The Boat - THE HUES CORPORATION (LP Freedom For The Stallion1973)
Lyrics: our love is like a ship on the ocean


Teardrop - MASSIVE ATTACK (LP Mezzanine, 1998)
Lyrics: love is a verb, love is a doing word


The Show - LENKA (LP Lenka2008)
Lyrics: life is a maze & love is a riddle


To The Moon & Back - SAVAGE GARDEN (single1996 / LP Savage Garden, 1997)
Lyrics: If love was red then she was color blind, all her friends they've been tried for treason and crimes that were never defined  She's saying love is like a barren place and reaching out for human faith is like a journey I just don't have a map for


Total Eclipse Of The Heart - BONNIE TYLER (LP Faster Than The Speed Of Night1983)
Lyrics: Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time


Your Love Is King - SADE (LP Diamond Life1984)


also:


Love Changes Everything - CLIMIE FISHER (LP Everything1987)



Love is... (various songs... describing love or referring to it)

King Of Emotion - BIG COUNTRY (1988 / Love is...)
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing - FOUR ACES (1955)
Love Is A Wonderful Thing - MICHAEL BOLTON (1991)
Love Is All Around - THE TROGGS; WET WET WET
Love Is All That Matters - THE HUMAN LEAGUE (1986)
Love Is Contagious - TAJA SEVELLE (1987)
Love Is In The Air - JOHN PAUL YOUNG (1977)
Love Is Strange - MICKEY & SYLVIA (1956)
Love Is Stronger Than Pride - SADE (1988)
Love Is The Answer - UTOPIA, ENGLAND DAN & JOHN FORD COLEY
Love Makes The World Go Round - DEON JACKSON (1966)
Only Love Is Real - CAROLE KING (1976)
The Power To Forgive - KAJAGOOGOO (1984 / loving is to live with...)



Last but not least, another list of mine, with songs referring to all kinds of lovin' ...


http://ilovemyradio.blogspot.gr/2008/01/all-kinds-of-love-in-songs-definitions.html


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

My Radio Boo broadcast (Wednesday 23 December 2015)


Some of my most favorite songs of the period 1995-2015


Listen to the broadcast here:

http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/my-radio-boo-broadcast-wednesday-23-december-2015#


22:00-23:00

01505 - ARCTIC MONKEYS (LP Favourite Worst Nightmare2007)
The song title refers to the number of a hotel room. It's one ot the most popular songs refering to female self-satisfaction ever released (next to ''I Touch Myself '' & ''She Bop'')
Lyrics


02. Are You Afraid? - ROONEY (LP Calling The World2007)
DE # 59
The band was named after the principal in ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'' (1986)
Lyrics


03Monday Morning 5:19 - RIALTO (LP Rialto1997)
UK # 37, NL # 67
Lyrics


04The Way You Love Me - ARCHIVE feat. SUZANNE WOODER (LP Take My Head1999)
Lyrics


05What's Missing In Your Life - THE ORANGE LIGHTS (LP Life Is Still Beautiful2007)
Paul Tucker, the bands songwriter & keyboard player was a member of The Lighthouse Family.
Lyrics


06Ballad Of A Landlord - TERRY HALL (LP Laugh1997)
No Doubt are co-starring in the video.
Terry was the lead vocalist of:
The Specials (1977-81 /  Ghost Town, 1981)
Fun Boy Three (1981-83 / Tunnel Of Love, 1983)
The Colourfield (1984-87 / Castles In the Air, 1984)
Terry, Blair & Anouchka (1989-92 / Missing, 1989)
Lyrics


07Summerfling - kd lang (LP Invincible Summer2000)
The album quotes Albert Camus: ''In the depth of winter, I found there was within me an Invincible Summer and that makes me happy...  For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better, pushing right back''
Lyrics


08Falling From Grace - THE GENTLE WAVES (LP Swansong For You2000)
Artistic pseudonym for Isobel Campbell (former member of Belle & Sebastian)
Lyrics


09Black Black Heart - DAVID USHER feat. JULIE GALIOS (LP Morning Orbit, 2001)
CH # 45, DE # 82, NL # 87
Former singer of Moist.
The songs chorus samples The Flower Duet (Lakme)  by Leo Delibes (1883)
Julie sings in 2 out of three versions of the song.
rocking version of the song was recorded with Kim Bingham on vocals.
Lyrics


10Black Amour - BARRY ADAMSON (LP King Of Nothing Hill2002)
Barry released one of the most popular instrumentals of the 00s (Saturn In The Summertime1999)
He was a member of:
Magazine
Visage (Fade To Grey, 1980)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Lyrics


11Juxtapozed With U - SUPER FURRY ANIMALS (LP Rings Around The World2001)
Welsh band. Singer Gruff Rhys scored a recent hit with ''American Interior'' (2014)
Lyrics


12Maybe - BRAINSTORM (LP Online2001)
The Latvian band came third in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2000 with ''My Star''.
Lyrics


13Cantinero De Cuba - BIG BAND HÖTTING feat. SEMINO ROSSI (LP Best Of... 2005)
Cover version of ''Cantinero De Cuba'' by Sergio y Estibaliz (1985)
The above video was created by parts of the film Chico i Rita (2010)
Lyrics


14Les Courants d'AirGRAND TOURISM feat. TERRY CALLIER (LP Le Surboomer2001)
The song translates ''draft'' in English (ρεύμα αέρα) or as it is used in the song metaphorically ''floating in the air''.
Lyrics



23:00 - 00:00


15Grumpus - LAMBCHOP (LP Nixon2000)
Lyrics


16Evidence - FAITH NO MORE (LP King For A Day / Fool For A Lifetime1995)
UK # 32, AU # 27, NZ # 38, NL # 42
Lyrics


17The Last Good Day Of The Year - COUSTEAU (single1999 / LP Cousteau, 2000)
Lyrics


18Just To Let You Know - CULTURED PEARLS (LP Space Age Honeymoon1997)
Singer Astrid North on Facebook
Lyrics


19Dance Of The Bad Angels - BOOTH & THE BAD ANGEL (LP Booth & The Bad Angel1996)
Tim Booth (lead singer of James) & Angelo Badalamenti
Lyrics 


20Angel - GAVIN FRIDAY (LP Shag Tobacco1995 / OST Romeo & Juliet1996)
Former singer of The Virgin Prunes.
Gavin's other known songs: ''I Want To Live'' (1992) & ''You & Me & World War Three'' (1996)
Lyrics


21Yes Boss - HESS IS MORE (LP Captain Europe2006)
Danish musician Mikkel Hess.
Lyrics


22The Second You Sleep - SAYBIA (LP The Second You Sleep2002)
NL # 95
Lyrics


23Für Hildegard Von Bingen - DEVENDRA BANHART (LP Mala2013)
The song refers to the famous German abbess Hildegard Of Bingen (1098-1179)
Lyrics


24Just Because I Love You - B.C. CAMPLIGHT (LP How To Die In The North2015)
Lyrics


25Suicide - BOBBY GAYLOR (LP Fuzzatonic Scream2000)
Lyrics


26. Mosque Of Babur - AXON [SND] feat. did Jer iddi M
The song refers to The Babri Masjid, destroyed in 1992.


27The Mystery Of Love - PREFAB SPROUT (LP Andromeda Heights1997)
...what you see in me, I will never know...
Lyrics


28The Ocean - RICHARD HAWLEY (LP Coles Corner2005)
Lyrics


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My Radio Boo broadcast (Wednesday 16 December 2015)


Freedom's my name...

Eleftherios (Lefteris): he who is free

One day after my Name day...

...(December the 15th is the day the Hellenic Orthodox Christian Church honours the memory of Holy Martyr St. Eleftherios / Slobodan in Serbia)...

I will be broadcasting songs referring to the highest value of life

Today's broadcast is an Ode to Freedom!

Listen to the broadcast:

http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/my-radio-boo-broadcast-wednesday-16-december-2015


22:00 - 23:00


01You Keep Me Hangin' On - VANILLA FUDGE (LP Vanilla Fudge1967)
US # 6, NL # 11
Cover version of ''You Keep Me Hangin' On'' by The Supremes (1966)
Lyrics: set me free why don't you babe, get off my life why don't you babe

02. If You Love Somebody Set The Free - STING (LP The Dream Of The Blue Turtles1985)
US # 3, UK # 26, NZ # 6, BE # 13, SE # 19, FR # 23, AT # 28, NL # 38
Lyrics

03. Freedom For The World - PAUL ANKA (LP Freedom Fopr The World1987)
BE # 11, NL # 55
Covered by David Hasselhoff (1990)
Lyrics

04. Looking For Freedom - MARC SEABERG (single1978)
DE # 16, AT # 18
David Hasselhoff did a successful cover version of "Looking For Freedom" in 1988.
Lyrics

05. Paloma Blanca - GEORGE BAKER SELECTION (single1975)
DE # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, SE # 1, NO # 1, NZ # 1, AU # 2, UK # 10, IT # 12, US # 26, EUROPEAN # 1
Lyrics: I'm just a bird in the sky Una paloma blanca Over the mountain I fly No one can take my freedom away

06. Young Hearts Run Free - CANDI STATON (LP Young Hearts Run Free1976)
UK # 2, US # 20, NZ # 15, BE # 19
Lyrics

07. Freedom - WHAM! (LP Make It Big1984)
UK # 1, US # 3, NO # 1, BE # 2, NL # 3, CH # 5, NZ # 8, SE # 9, DE # 14, FR # 16, AT # 23
Lyrics

08Free - STEVIE WONDER (LP Characters1987)
NL # 20, BE # 26, FR # 36
Lyrics

09. Free Your Mind EN VOGUE (LP Funky Divas1992)
US # 8, UK # 16, NZ # 12, NL # 15, SE # 29, BE # 37, AU # 39
Based on Funkadelic's "Free Your Mind & Your Ass Will Follow" (1970)
Lyrics

10. Me & Bobby McGee - JANIS JOPLIN (LP Pearl1971)
US # 1, CH # 3, AT # 7, DE # 8, NL # 11, BE # 15
Originally released by Roger Miller (1970)
Lyricsfreedom's just another word for nothing left to lose, nothing don't mean nothing honey if it ain't free

11. Bird On A Wire - THE NEVILLE BROTHERS
(LP Brother|s Keeper1990 / OST Bird On A Wire1990)
NZ # 5, DE # 35, UK # 72
Written by Leonard Cohen & first released as "Bird On The Wire" by Judy Collins on her 1968 album "Who Knows Where the Time Goes".
Lyrics: Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free.

12El Lute - BONEY M (single1979)
DE # 1, AT # 1, CH # 2, SE # 10
The song refers to Eleuterio Sanchez.
Lyrics: and he wanted a home just like you and like me in a country were all would be free

13. Free Nelson Mandela - THE SPECIAL AKA (LP In The Studio1984)
NZ # 1, UK # 9, IE # 6, BE # 8, NL # 9
Lyrics

14. Captured - SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE JUKES (LP In The Heat1984)
Lyrics: We were free but we escaped, Empty life and lonely landscape, Freedom really has its limits
When there's no one sharing in it


23:00 - 00:00


15Power In The Darkness - TOM ROBINSON BAND (LP Power In The Darkness1978)
LyricsFreedom, we're talking 'bout your freedom
Freedom to choose what you do with your body
Freedom to believe what you like
Freedom for brothers to love one another
Freedom for black and white

Freedom from harassment, intimidation
Freedom for the mother and wife
Freedom from Big Brother's interrogation
Freedom to live your own life, I'm talking 'bout

Power in the darkness
Frightening lies from the other side
Power in the darkness
Stand up and fight for your rights

Today, institutions fundamental
To the British system of government are under attack
The public schools, the house of lords
The church of England, the holy institution of marriage

Even our magnificent police force are no longer safe
From those who would undermine our society

And it's about time we said 'Enough is enough'
And saw a return to the traditional British values of discipline
Obedience, morality and freedom
What we want is

Freedom from the reds and the blacks and the criminals
Prostitutespansies and punks
Football hooligansjuvenile delinquents
Lesbians and left wing scum

Freedom from the niggers and the Pakis and the unions
Freedom from the gypsies and the Jews
Freedom from left wing layabouts and liberals
Freedom from the likes of you

16. People Like Us - TALKING HEADS (OST True Stories1986)
Perfomed by John Goodman in the film.
Lyrics: We don't want freedom, We don't want justice, We just want someone to love

17. Ride Like The Wind - CHRISTOPHER CROSS (LP Christopher Cross, 1979)
US # 2, NZ # 31, UK # 69
Lyrics: ride like the wind, to be free again

18. Frei Wie Der Wind - NENA (LP Eisbrecher1986)
Lyrics

19Free As A Bird - THE BEATLES (single1995)
UK # 2, US # 6, SE # 3, AU # 6, FI # 7, NL# 9, BE # 11, NO # 14, FR # 23, CH # 25, NZ # 26, AT # 32, DE # 37
Lyrics

20. Free Bird - LYNYRD SKYNYRD (LP Pronounced 'Leh-'nerd 'Skin-'nerd1973)
US # 19, UK # 21
Very  popular band in Hellas, not only due to their mega hit "Sweet Home Alabama" (1974) but also for songs such as "Saturday Night Special" (1975), "Simple Man" (1973), "That Smell" (1977), ''What's Your Name'' (1977)
Lyrics

21. Free Me URIAH HEEP (LP Innocent Victim1977)
NZ # 3, CH # 8, AT # 8, DE # 9
The band is very poular in Hellas with hits like "Easy Livin'" (1972), "July Morning" (1971), "Lady In Black" (1971), "On The Rebound" (1982) & "Sympathy" (1977).
Lyrics

22. Jokerman - BOB DYLAN (LP Infidels1983)
LyricsFreedom just around the corner for you but with the truth so far off, what good will it do?

23. Find The Cost Of Freedom (live) - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG (LP 4 Way Street1971)
Lyrics: Find the cost to freedom buried in the ground, Mother Earth will swallow you, lay your body down

24. Maybe - THOM PACE (single1979)
DE # 1, CH # 2, UK # 14, AT # 28
Lyrics: maybe, there's a world where we don't have to run and maybe there's a time we'll call our own, livin' free in harmony & majesty

25. Don't Dream It's Over - CROWDED HOUSE (LP Crowded House1986)
US # 2, CA #, 1, NZ # 1, AU #, 8, BE # 6, NO # 6, NL # 7, DE # 13, IE # 19, UK # 27
Lyrics: There is freedom within, There is freedom without, Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
... Now I'm walking again to the beat of a drum and I'm counting the steps to the door of your heart Only the shadows ahead barely clearing the roof Get to know the feeling of liberation and release

26. Feeling Good - NINA SIMONE (LP I Put A Spell On You1965)
The song ''Feeling Good'' was first performed in public by the Guyanese-British singer and actor Cy Grant on the opening night of the musical "The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd"
at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham on 3 August 1964.
Lyrics: Stars when you shine you know how I feel Scent of the pine you know how I feel Oh freedom is mine And I know how I feel

27. Freelove - DEPECHE MODE (LP Exciter2001)
IT # 3, DK # 5, DE # 8, FI # 11, UK # 19, SE # 20, BE # 30, FR # 52, AT # 61, CH # 67
Lyrics


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hellenic (Greek) singers or musicians & their international hit songs.


My Radio Boo broadcast (Wednesday 9 December 2015)

Hellenes & their international hits in music
Singers & musicians of Hellenic origin & their biggest international hits.


Listen to the radio broadcast

http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/my-radio-boo-broadcast-wednesday-9-december-2015


22:00 - 23:00


01. Who Pays The Ferryman - YANNIS MARKOPOULOS (Theme from the homonymous British TV mini series, 1977)
UK # 11, NL # 10, BE # 15, NZ # 8


02. Gia - DESPINA VANDI (single2003)
ES # 19, SE # 25, AU # 35, DE # 36, BE # 42, IT # 49, NL # 55, UK # 63, CH # 73
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play # 39


03. Opa Opa - ANTIQUE (LP Mera Me Ti Mera1999)
SE # 5, NO # 9, CH # 51, DE # 60
Cover of Notis Sfakianakis' ''Opa Opa'' (1992)
Other Antique hits:
Dinata Dinata (1999, SE # 8, NO # 19)
Mera Me Ti Mera (1999, SE # 45)


04. Opa Opa - DESPINA VANDI (single2004)
DK # 14, IT # 33, DE # 51, AT # 54, CH # 81


05. The Light In Our Soul - HELENA PAPARIZOU (single2005 / LP My Number One, 2005)
SE # 3
Official Hellenic video
Mambo (2006, SE # 5, BE # 18)
Gigolo (2006, SE # 11)


07. You're The One - BANG (single1988)
UK # 74


08. Disco Girl - SAKIS ROUVAS (single2001)
FR # 79
The song was co-written & produced by legendary rock songwriter Desmond Child
Desmond's most famous compositions:
Crazy - AEROSMITH (1992)
How Can We be Lovers - MICHAEL BOLTON (1989)
I Hate Myself For Loving You -JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS (1988)
I Was Made For Loving You - KISS (1979)
Livin' La Vida Loca - RICKY MARTIN (1999)
Livin' On A Prayer - BON JOVI (1986)
Poison - ALICE COOPER (1989)
You Give Love A Bad Name - BON JOVI (1986)


09. Come Along Now - ΦΟΙΒΟΣ feat. DESPINA VANDI (single2004)
ES # 14


10. Mustafa - LEO LEANDROS (single, 1960)
DE # 2
Cover version of ''Mustapha'' by Bob Azzam et Eddy Barclay (1960)


11. Anita - COSTA CORDALIS (single1976)
CH # 1, DE # 3, AT # 4, BE # 12, NL # 15
Other Cordalis songs:
Carolina, Komm (1973, DE # 17)
Es Stieg Ein Engel Vom Olymp (1975, DE # 19)
Die Süssen Traben hängen Hoch (1976, DE # 19)
Shangri La (1975, DE # 27)
Die Blumen Der Nacht (1976, DE # 32)
Nimm Das Nächste Schiff Nach Rhodos (1978, NL # 31)
SOS (1973, DE # 40)


12. Forever & Ever - DEMIS ROUSSOS (LP Forever & Ever1973)
BE # 1, NL # 2, AT # 4, DE # 26, FR # 68
The Roussos Phenomenon EP (1976, including songs "Forever & Ever", "Sing An Ode To Love", "So Dreamy" & "My Friend The Wind")
UK # 1
Other Roussos 70s hits:
Goodbye My Love, Goodbye (1973, CH # 1, DE # 1, AT # 2, NO # 3, FR # 98)
Schönes Mädchen Aus Arcadia (1973, NL # 1, BE # 1, CH # 2, DE # 6, AT # 7)
My Friend The Wind (1973, NL # 1, BE # 1, DE # 7, AT # 15)
Someday Somewhere (1973, BE # 1, NL # 2, AT # 18)
We Shall Dance (1971, NL # 4, BE # 9, DE # 29)
Perdoname (1975, BE # 5, NL # 6)
When Forever Has Gone (1976, UK # 2)
Happy To Be On An Island In The Sun (1975, UK # 5)
My Only Fascination (1974, NL # 11, BE # 11)
Auf Wiederseh'n (1974, NL # 6, BE # 19)
Kyrila (1976, UK # 33, DE # 40)
Can't Say How Much I Love You (1976, UK # 35)
Die Bouzouki, Die Nacht Und Der Wein (1976, DE # 43)


13. Zorba's Dance - MIKIS THEODORAKIS (LP Zorba, The Greek, 1964)
AT # 1, BE # 1, NO # 4, NL # 6, DE # 7
The album of the soundtrack reached US # 26 (1965)


14. Never On Sunday - MAKADOPOULOS & HIS GREEK SERENADERS (single1960)
UK # 36


15. Never On Sunday - MANOS HATZIDAKIS  feat. MELINA MERKOURI (OST Never On Sunday1960)
The song was awarded with Oscar for Best Song in 1960)
The album of the soundtrack reached US # 2


16. Ich Hab' Die Liebe Geseh'n - VICKY LEANDROS (single1972)
Based on "Καημός" by Μίκης Θεοδωράκης feat. Γρηγόρης Μπιθικώτσης (1961)
NL # 1, AT # 1, DE # 2, CH # 2, BE # 4


17. Gitarren Klingen Leise Durch Die Nacht - JIMMY MAKULIS (single1959)
DE # 4, NL # 19
Other songs by Jimmy Makulis
Nachts In Rom (1960, DE # 9)
Sweetheart Guitar (1961, DE # 10)



23:00 - 00:00


18. Conquest Of Paradise - VANGELIS (OST 1492: Conquest Of Paradise1992)
Charts in 1992: UK # 60, FR # 12
Charts in 1994-95: DE # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 2
Became popular in 1995, when it was used by famous German boxer Henry Maske during his entry in the box ring.


19. I Want To Live - APHRODITE'S CHILD (single1969)
Based on Plaisir D'amour.
NL # 1, CH # 8, DE # 38


20. I'll Find My Way Home - JON & VANGELIS (single1981)
CH # 1, NL # 2, BE # 3, UK # 6, DE # 6, SE # 9, AT # 19, NZ # 45
Other songs by Jon & Vangelis:
I Hear You Now (1980, UK # 8, BE # 3, NL # 9, DE # 69)
He Is Sailing (1981 , UK # 61)
State Of Independence (1981, UK # 67)


21. Rain & Tears - APHRODITE'S CHILD (LP End Of The World1968)
Based on Johann Pachelbel's ''Canon In D Major'' (1680)
NL # 2, CH # 2, NO # 2, BE # 7, DE # 28, UK # 30


22. Follow Me - DEMIS ROUSSOS (LP Attitudes1982)
NL # 27, BE # 32
Other Roussos 80s hits
Lost In Love feat. Florence Warner (1980, BE # 3 NL # 4)
Quand Je T'aime (1987, FR # 3)
On Ecrit Sur Le Murs (1989, FR # 4)
Island Of Love (1985, NL # 28)
Time (1988, NL # 57)


23. Apres Toi - VICKY LEANDROS (ESC winner for Luxemburg1972)
NL # 1, BE # 1, CH # 1
English version titled ''Come What May'' reached UK # 2 (1972)


24. Only Love - NANA MOUSKOURI (single1985 / Theme from TV mini series ''Mistral's Daughter'', 1984)
UK # 2, NL # 1, BE # 1, SE # 4


25. It's Five O'Clock - APHRODITE'S CHILD (LP It's Five O'Clock1969)
CH # 6, NL # 11


26. If She Doesn't Smile (It'll Rain) - FANTASTIC SOMETHING (single1983)


27. Chariots Of Fire Opening Titles - VANGELIS (OST Chariots Of Fire, 1981)
US # 1, UK # 12, NZ # 8, BE # 13, NL # 17


28. Blade Runner End Titles - VANGELIS (OST Blade Runner1982)


29. Mythodea (Movement 1) VANGELIS (LP Mythodea - Music For The Nasa Mission: 2001, Mars Odyssey)
Album chart positions: IT # 39, DE # 46, CH # 75


30. La Provence (Du Blühendes Land) - NANA MOUSKOURI (single1980)
CH # 8, DE # 17
Other songs in German by Nana:
Adios (1975, DE # 20)
Liebe Lebt (1981, DE # 38)




Eurovision songs by Hellenes in international charts


2001 (3rd place)
(I Would) Die For You - ANTIQUE
SE # 3, NO # 9, DK # 15, CH # 75, DE # 85

2004 (3rd place)
Shake It - SAKIS ROUVAS 
SE # 32

2005 (1st place)
My Number One - HELENA PAPARIZOU
SE # 1, BE # 10, NL # 24, CH # 15, DE # 37, AT # 44

2006 (9th place)
Everything - ANNA VISSI
SE # 26

2008 (3rd place)
Secret Combination - KALOMOIRA
DK # 29, SE # 38

2009 (7th place)
This Is Our Night - SAKIS ROUVAS 
SE # 30

2010 (8th place)
Opa - GIORGOS ALKAIOS
FI # 20, BE # 37

2012 (17th place)
Aphrodisiac - ELEFTHERIA ELEFTHERIOU
AT # 56, DE # 77

2013 (6th place)
Alcohol Is Free - KOZA MOSTRA & AGATHONAS IAKOVIDIS
DE # 85, NL # 95

2014 (20th place)
Rise Up - FREAKY FORTUNE & RISKYKIDD
AT # 67




Some of the most successful International songs by Hellenic artists in Hellenic radio stations 
(2000-2015 / non of the songs entered any European or North American chart)


Alarm - FILM (LP Angel B, 2006)

Avec Toi - ZOE TIGANOURIA feat. IN-GRID (LP Zoe's Code2011)

BabeMONIKA (LP Avatar2008)

Call Me, Call Me - MATISSE (LP Toys Up, 2007)

Capricorn - RAINING PLEASURE (LP Flood, 2002)

Cremona Memories - KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS (EP In Love With Dusk, 2010)

Discomare Sex - DIM ZACH (internet download, 2014)

Epsilon - TRANSISTOR (LP Things You Miss When You Blink, 2008)

Esse Olhar - ATHINA ROUTSI (LP Μην Πεις Αντίο, 2007)

FakeRAINING PLEASURE (LP Flood2002)

Far From Everything - MARK F. ANGELO  feat. SHAYA (single2010)

Gas - MATISSE feat. DIMITRA GALANI (LP Toys Up2007)

I'm Gonna Start Now - MARIETTA FAFOUTI (single, 2014)

In Colors - MINOR PROJECT (single, 2011)

In Your Eyes - SHAYA (LP Resurrection, 2011)

Kastor Bossa RAINING PLEASURE (LP Forwards  +  Backwards, 2003)

K.I.S.S.E.S. - BENT feat. NANA MOUSKOURI (EP Music For Barbecues, 2000 / LP Comfort Zone, Vol 3, 2001)

Kookoobadi - MARIETTA FAFOUTI  (LP Homemade Joy, 2012)

Last Summer - NICKO (single, 2010)

LivingTRANSISTOR (LP Things You Miss When You Blink2008)

Love Me, Love Me, Love Me - RAINING PLEASURE (LP Forwards  +  Backwards, 2003)

On The Highway - IN_VOX  (EP On The Highway, 2003)

Only Through YouRAINING PLEASURE (LP Flood2002)

Over The Hill - MONIKA (LP Avatar, 2008)

Secret In The Dark - MONIKA (LP Secret In The Dark, 2014)

She Smiles - MATISSE (LP Cheap As Art, 2005)

Shine - CYANNA (LP Just A Crash, 2008)

Stop Killing Time - C:REAL (LP Stop Killing Time, 2000)

Strangers - LIEBE (LP Somewhere In Time, 2012)

The End - RECKLESS (single, 2010)

Time Stood Stll - COMMON SENSE (EP Time Stood Still, 2009)

Together Forever - RECKLESS feat. PLAYMEN (2009)

Το Κύμα - Κ. ΒΗΤΑ (LP Για Σένα Με Aγάπη, 2002)

Travel Girl - HITCH HIKE (single, 2003)

Wine - CLOSER (LP Suddenly Comes... 2000)

With Or Without You - C:REAL feat KATE (single, 1999)

You Give Me Love - MARIETTA FAFOUTI geat. GAUTIER (single, 2014)


also see (2017 additions):


ANGELIKA DUSK (Catfight, 2017)

LEON OF ATHENS (Aeroplane, 2017)

MONSIEUR MINIMAL (Candy Face, 2013)

XENIA GHALI (Under These Lights, 2016)




The most successful International 80s songs by Hellenic artists in Hellenic radio stations.
(non of the songs charted in an official European or North American hit parade)


Americana - ALEC R: COSTANDINOS (LP Americana, 1981)

Baby I'm Leaving - SOCRATES (LP Plaza, 1983)

By The By - SHARP TIES (LP Sharp Ties 3, 1986)

Computer Guy - PALMER (single, 1986)

Devil's Rap - L'OPERA (maxi single King Of The Night, 1983)

Don't Burn Down The Bridge BANG (LP The Album1987)

Dreaming In The Night - DREAMER & THE FULL MOON (LP Never Give It Up1986)

Fill Me Up - MANDY (single, 1985)

Fill My Glass With LovingCOSTAS CHARITODIPLOMENOS (LP Itchika1983)

Fire - ALEX C (single, 1987)

Fishing Boat - PROXIES  (LP Eastern Side Of Love, 1984)

Get That Beat - SHARP TIES (LP Sharp Ties, 1981)

Give Me Your Love - COSTAS CHARITODIPLOMENOS (LP Itchika, 1983)

Holding My Heart - BANG (single, 1990)

Jane - NICK CARR (single, 1984)

Lies - SUNDAY CLUB (LP For Sale, 1984)

Lost In The Night - COSTAS CHARITODIPLOMENOS (LP Do It! 1984)

Love Me BabyMANDY (b-side on Fill Me Up, 1985)

Love Me Like I DoCOSTAS CHARITODIPLOMENOS (LP Do It1984)

Loverboy In Hollywood - SCRAPTOWN (LP Rules Of The Game, 1983)

Mosquito Night - DREAMER & THE FULL MOON (LP Sandrina, 1984)

Psycho Killer - PSYCHO (LP Montage Fatal, 1982)

Safari Boys - SHARP TIES (LP Safari Boys, 1982)

Sandrina - DREAMER & THE FULL MOON (LP Sandrina1984)

Singing In The Night (Oh La La) - ANNO DOMINI aka DORA ANTONIADOU (single, 1985)

Take It Or Leave It - TAXI (LP Take It Or Leave It, 1983)

Talk About Love - MARIANA (single, 1985)

Tonight All Night - ALEX C (single, 1986)

Viva Sahara - SCRAPTOWN (single, 1984)

What Is Love - BANG (LP The Album, 1987)

What You Gonna Do - COSTAS CHARITODIPLOMENOS (LP Itchika1983)




Some of the most known Singers & Musicians of Hellenic (Greek) descent


Singers - Musicians Part 1 
(solo & bands)


PETER ANDRE
(both parents Hellenic Cypriots)

THE ANDREWS SISTERS (Rum & Coca Cola, 1945)
(father Hellenas - mother Norwegian)

THE FOUR COINS


DIAMANDA GALAS
(both parents are Hellenes)

NICK GRAVENITES
(both parents Hellenes)

MARIA KALLAS
(both parents Hellenes)

JOHN KONGOS


MARINA & THE DIAMONDS
(Marina Lambrini Diamantis has a Hellenas father & a Welsh mother)

GEORGE MICHAEL 
(father Hellenic Cypriot - mother English)

GEORGES MOUSTAKI
(parents Hellenic Jews)

TONY ORLANDO (Tie A Yellow Ribbon Roud The Ole Oak Tree, 1973)
(father Hellenas - mother Puerto Rican)

JOHNNY OTIS
(both parents were Hellenes)

BASIL POLEDOURIS (composed the score for Conan The Barbarian, Robocop etc)
(both parents Hellenic American)

CAT STEVENS
(father Hellenic Cypriot - mother Swedish)

CHRIS TSANGARIDES (record producer)
(his family is of Hellenic Cypriot orgin)

YANNI
(both parents are Hellenes)


others either less known or less successful:


PAUL LEKAKIS (Boom Boom Let's Go Back To My Room)

MANDY LIGIOS (Commanchero)

THEO SARAPO (2nd husband of Edith Piaf)

NICKY SKOPELITIS



Singers - Musicians Part 2
(Band members)


CHRIS CACAVAS (keyboard player of Green On Red)

ANTHONY COSTA (singer in boy band Blue)

ALEX KAPRANOS (lead singer & guitarist of Franz Ferdinand)

MICK KARN (bassist of Japan, Dalis Car)

TOMMY LEE (drummer of Mötley Crüe)

JIMMY MARINOS (drummer of The Romantics, lead vocals on ''What I Like About You'')

JIM SCLAVUNOS (drummer of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds & Grinderman)


others, less known or successful

ANTONIS ANDREOU & ACHILLES LIAMAKOPOULOS (trombone players of PINK MARTINI)

TONY ANTONIADES (member of Big Pig)

NIKO ARVANITIS (rhythm guitarist of Warlock)

BYRON CONTOSTAVLOS (bass player of Mungo Jerry)

ANDY EFTICHIOU (bass player of Mortal Sin)

JAN GHIANTINIE (singer of Vice)

ANDY KYRIACOU (drummer and nowadays singer of Modern Romance)

DEMETRA PLAKAS (drummer of L7)

KOSTA ZAFIRIOU (drummer of Pink Cream 69)




Some of the most successful international Actors, Actresses & Film directors of Hellenic (Greek) descent


Male actors:


HANK AZARIA 

JOHN CASSAVETTES 

GEORGE CHAKIRIS (Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in West Side Story, 1961)

MICHAEL CHIKLIS

MICHAEL CONSTANTINE (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)

GEORGE CORRAFACE (Escape From LA)

SPIROS FOKAS (The Jewel Of The Nile)

ZACH GALIFIANAKIS (Hangover)

GEORGE GEORGIADIS (Hot Dog Ventor in Sleepers)

MICHAEL GIANNATOS (Midnight Express)

THEO JAMES (Underworld Awakening)

JOHN KAPELOS (Weird Science, The Breakfast Club)

ALEX KARRAS (Porky's)

ANDREAS KATSULAS (The Fugitive)

ELIAS KOTEAS (Thin Red Line)

RALPH MACCHIO (Karate Kid)

LOUIS MANDYLOR (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)

ALEXIS MINOTIS (Notorious)

THAAO PENGHLIS (Mission Impossible TV series)

TELLY SAVALAS (Kojak TV series)

JOHN STAMOS (Full House TV series)

TITOS VANDIS (The Exorcist)

YORGO VOGIATZIS (Joseph in Jesus Of Nazareth)

BILLY ZANE (Titanic)




Female actresses:


JENNIFER ANISTON

VANA BARBA (Mediterraneo)

OLYMPIA DUKAKIS

TINA FEY

ANGIE HARMON (TV series Law & Order)

MELINA KANAKAREDES (Detective Bonasera in CSI: NY)

MELINA MERKOURI

IRENE PAPAS (The Guns Of Navarone)

KATINA PAXINOU (Oscar for Best supporting actress in For WhomThe Bell Tolls)

MARINA SIRTIS (Councelor Troy in Star Trek: The Nexht Generation)

TONIA SOTIROPOULOU (Skyfall)

MENA SUVARI (Angela in American Beauty)

CORRINA TSOPEI (A Man Called Horse)

NIA VARDALOS (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)

BETTY WHITE (The Golden Girls)




Directors


THEO ANGELOPOULOS

MICHAEL CACOYANNIS

GEORGE P. COSMATOS

COSTA-GAVRAS

PHIL JOANOU (Final Analysis)

ELIA KAZAN

YORGOS LANTHIMOS

NICO MASTORAKIS

GEORGE MILLER (Mad Max)

ALEXANDER PAYNE

GUS TRIKONIS

GREG YAITANES




Other notable international Hellenes:


SPIRO AGNEW (39th Vice President Of the USA)

CONSTANTIN CARATHEODORY (mathematics pioneer)

DINO FEKARIS (songwriter of ''I Will Survive'')

SIR ALEC ISSIGONIS (designer of the Mini car)

TOM KAPINOS (creator of Californication TV series)

IOANNIS KAPODISTRIAS (cantonization & neutrality of Switzerland)

SOPHIA KOKOSALAKI (fashion designer)

HERMES PAN (dancer, choreographer)

GEORGIOS PAPANIKOLAOU (physician / see: Pap test)

JOSEPH PILATES (father of the Pilates physical fitness method)

DEAN TAVOULARIS (film production designer)

LOUIS TIKAS (coalminers union leader / see: The Ludlow Massacre)

IOANNIS VARVAKIS (inventor of the first preservation method of caviar eggs while being transported)

JOHN VARVATOS (menswear designer)