#popmusicislife

On this day in 1987, Bananarama entered the UK charts with Trick of the Night. A ballad that's entirely atmospheric thanks to a haunting production by Jolley & Swain (the last single they'd release with them). But the "Number One Mix" is easily one of my all time favourite songs. It builds slowly and turns into a bigger sound without losing the feel of the original. The lyrics are about someone leaving what they know to seek fame only to end up selling themselves to get by - the video is moody and less glamourous then their previous ones. It was the last single off True Confessions and the last "topical" song they recorded. A real classic.

#bananarama #atrickofthenight #numberonemix #vinylsingle #12inchvinyl #7inchvinyl #trueconfessions #jolleyandswain #musicproducers #atmospheric #cautionarytale #livingoffthestreets #nightimeinthecity #ilovethissong #saradallin @saradallinofficial #kerenwoodward @kerenwoodwardofficial #siobhanfahey @siobhanfaheyofficial #pophistorymoment #classicpop #popperfection #popmusicofinstagram #popmusicislife #musicvideo #andymorahan #videodirector #projectedimages #timelesssong #bananaramareunion @bananarama_official

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"Everybody’s got a story/ Let it be your blaze of glory/ Burning bright, never fade away/ And when the final curtain falls, we could say we did it all/ The never ending of a perfect day" - from "Dancing" written by Minogue, McEwan & Chapman (2018). There's something about this final verse of Kylie's new single that gets to me. I like the idea that at the end of the day we're our own people with our own experiences and it's all good. As a wise woman - @biancalefavre - once said "a good pop lyric can be read on multiple levels" and I think that's exactly right here. Of course, @biancalefavre also said I no longer suit my white denim short jumpsuit so she's not all smarts.

#kylie #kylieminogue #dancing #songlyrics #finalverse #everybodysgotastory #finalcurtainfall #tabloids say #itsaboutdeath #goodpopsongs #canbereadinmanyways #biancaknows #justnoteverything #ilovethissong #vinylsingle #downloadsingle #kyliesnewalbum #goldenalbum #cantwait #popclassic #popmusicislife #lyricists #songwriters @kylieminogue #SteveMcEwan #NathanChapman @kylieheaven

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[#Spotify Grimes’ Hidden Gem 3]
I’m glad Rihanna didn’t take this song ; )
#Grimes #BloodDiamonds #Go #PopMusicIsLife

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[#Spotify Grimes’ Hidden Gem 2]
I think the demo is better than the album version.
#Grimes #REALiTi #PopMusicIsLife

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[#Spotify Grimes’ Hidden Gem 1]
Calculate the entropy
Running out of energy
A lack of love or empathy
Leave me lonely leave me lonely
#Grimes #Bleachers #Entropy #PopMusicIsLife

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Surfing Spotify...
點解有步姐聽架 ? 仲要大碟90%齊 @@
初中時鍾意聽 “appears”, “SURREAL”, “Never Ever”, “Endless sorrow”, “M”, “Dearest”, “HANABI”...
(雖然當年我只買熊光既專輯s)
(依個 post 擺明出賣年齡 ≥▽≤)
邊個歌手/樂隊都好, 以前啲歌襟聽好多 =.=
#AyumiHamasaki #Spotify #JPop #PopMusicIsLife

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Various ephemera from Tiger Bay. A b&w promo poster; Top right is the alternative US cover (the US label wanted to change Like A Motorway to Like A Freeway. They said no); Middle right is a current picture of the setting for Hook's original painting; Bottom right is the terrible US rerelease cover with a still from the film Léolo; Bottom left, the album title came from terrific 1959 thriller of the same name.

#saintetienne #tigerbay #albumcover #coverart #albumart #albumrelease #1994 #studioalbum #ilovethisalbum #ilovesaintetienne #promotionalmaterial #pophistorymoment #popalbum #popmusicislife #popclassic #blackandwhiteposter #currentsetting #usalbumcover #alternativecovers #likeamotorway #likeafreeway #tigerbayfilm #1959film #vinylalbum #recordcollector #stetienne #jamesclarkehook #welcomebonnyboat #romanticpainting

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On this day in 1994 Saint Etienne released Tiger Bay. If forced, in a life or death situation, I would pick this as my favourite album by them. Bob Stanley described it as "an album of modern folk songs done in twentieth century styles like techno and dub". It's perfect, from straight forward pop songs, moody, epic instrumentals. The front and back covers unfold to recreate James Clarke Hooks's Romantic painting "Welcome, Bonny Boat" (1856) with the band replacing the original characters.
Okay I did a fairly crap job of piecing it all together but you get the point.

#saintetienne #tigerbay #albumcover #coverart #albumart #albumrelease #1994 #studioalbum #ilovethisalbum #ilovesaintetienne #pophistorymoment #popalbum #popmusicislife #popclassic #bobstanley #petewiggs #sarahcracknell #modernfolk #songs #techno #dub #comparingpaintings #vinylalbum #recordcollector #stetienne #jamesclarkehook #welcomebonnyboat #romanticpainting

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Another Saint Etienne post - and why not? This week in 1997 they released Continental in Japan only. I spent ages trying to get this at the time eventually HMV special ordered it for me. For what is essentially a compilation of known and rare tracks, it's a flawless pop album. "He's On The Phone" with Etienne Daho is a classic but I love their cover of Gary Numan's "Stormtrooper In Drag" and eventual single "Burnt Out Car" for which I plotted the perfect video. Scene by scene, no lying.
#saintetienne #popalbum #japanrelease #1997 #continental #compilation #singlesandrarities #flawless #perfectflow #classicpop #pophistorymoment #graphicdesign #albumcoverart #hesonthephone #burntoutcar #stormtrooper #indrag #videoconcept #askmeandillpitchit #imported #bobstanley #petewiggs #sarahcracknell #cdalbum #musiccollector #ilovethisalbum #popmusicislife #lastnightadjsavedmylife #obsessiveaboutthisstuff #ilovesaintetienne

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I have always been the biggest of Betty Who fans. I'm so happy for this lady, who just released her sophomore album 'The Valley'.
If you haven't listened yet, you don't know what you're missing.

Here's a shot I took years ago at a festival when she was just getting started 😍

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The accuracy!🙌🏾😂 #PopMusicIsLife

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Should be writing but I'm too busy listening to Justin Timberlake's new song on repeat forever. #cantstopthefeeling #earworm #slacking #popmusicislife

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Yeah, it's pretty clear, I ain't no size two
But I can shake it, shake it
Like I'm supposed to do
'Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
And all the right junk in all the right places
#allaboutthatbass #actaullysizetwo #opps #fucktheworld #mathclassselfies #ilookorange #fakebitch #british #scenehair #love #happy #smiles #inspire #iloveyou #england #popmusicislife #whitegirl

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Im only happy when I'm on the run #Homewrecker #popmusicislife

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