Tuesday, September 26, 2017

BEFORE THE HIT VERSION. This post: CII- SUPERSTAR . Continues: tomorrow.
BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Superstar
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British R&B performer Jamelia released "Superstar" in 2003. The single was a major hit across Europe and peaked at #3 in Britain. It topped the charts in Australia and New Zealand. 
The original version of "Superstar" was released by Danish pop star Christine Milton. Her rendition was a hit in Scandinavia, reaching #1 in her country of origin.
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Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:
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CHECK CAFFE` LATTE` OUT ON SPOTIFY.
Caffe` Latte`
is on Spotify
New playlists are always being added to spotify,
 featuring:
- SONGS FROM 30 YEARS AGO (1987)
-SONGS FROM 40 YEARS AGO (1977) 
 - SONGS FROM 50 YEARS AGO (1967)
- HOT CURRENT TRACKS
- EUROVISION
-PERFECT POP SONGS
- BEST SONG LYRICS
- MOTOWN
- ABBA
- ROCK ANTHEMS
- ONE HIT WONDERS
-ELTON JOHN
GLBTIQ ANTHEMS
- ROLLING STONES
                                                          and more!
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THE ICONS GALLERY - ANTHEMS 
This playlist is now available on Spotify!
https://open.spotify.com/user/alanrosscaffelatte/playlist/0UQTtJzpP5ZEW2Idy0hXZK


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Each month a song will be featured as the Icons Gallery salutes the GLBTI Anthems.


THE ANTHEMS 

2017
SEPTEMBER
MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC - 
Mama Cass
New World Coming - Mama Cass Elliot.jpgMama Cass Elliot further established her solo career with the single "Make Your Own Kind Of Music". Issued in 1969, it charted for the former lead singer of The Mamas & The Papas. 
The song's lyrics encourage individuality and celebrate what makes us all unique. It persuades us to resist conformity. This makes the song an easy pitch for the GLBTIQ community.



2017

I WANT TO COME OVER - Melissa Etheridge
SUPERMODEL (YOU BETTER WORK) - RuPaul
RELAX - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
FINALLY - Ce Ce Peniston
DANCING QUEEN - Abba
BEAUTIFUL - Christina Aguilera
SEARCHIN' - Hazell Dean
I FEEL LOVE - Donna Summer

JANUARY - DECEMBER 2016

WHY? - Bronski Beat
OUTSIDE - George Michael
SAN FRANCISCO - Village People
JOHN, I'M ONLY DANCING - David Bowie
VOGUE - Madonna
SOMEWHERE - Barbra Streisand
I WILL SURVIVE - Gloria Gaynor
RISE LIKE A PHOENIX - Conchita Wurst
I WANT TO BREAK FREE - Queen
SAME LOVE - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert
SO MANY MEN, SO LITTLE TIME - Miquel Brown
TRUE COLORS - Cyndi Lauper

JANUARY - DECEMBER        2015 

Y.M.C.A. - Village People
LEGENDARY HEROES  (ALL OF THEM QUEER) - Holly Johnson
WE ARE FAMILY - Sister Sledge
SMALLTOWN BOY - Bronski Beat
YOU MAKE ME FEEL (MIGHTY REAL) - Sylvester
I'M COMING OUT - Diana Ross
GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT) - Abba
GO WEST - Pet Shop Boys
IT'S RAINING MEN -The Weather Girls
BORN THIS WAY - Lady Gaga
OVER THE RAINBOW - Judy Garland
I AM WHAT I AM - Gloria Gaynor


COMMENCING LATER THIS WEEK:
Caffé Latté looks back on 1997
with the greatest songs from 20 years ago.

Monday, September 25, 2017

BEFORE THE HIT VERSION. This post: CI- I GO TO SLEEP . Continues: tomorrow.
BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
I Go To Sleep
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In 1981, The Pretenders scored a Top 10 hit with the single "I Go To Sleep". The hypnotic interpretation featured Chrissie Hynde on lead vocals. At the time, she was married to Ray Davies, frontman for The Kinks. He wrote the song. It was initially intended for the legendary British group. 
While The Kinks did not record "I Go To Sleep", a version was issued as a single in 1965 by the British band The Applejacks. It was later covered by Cher. More recently, Sia recorded a remake for her 'Some People Have Real Problems'.
 I Go To Sleep - The Applejacks
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:
spotify:user:alanrosscaffelatte
200 SONGS WITH THE BEST LYRICS. This post: #73: AMERICAN TRIANGLE. Continues: in 2 days.
CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
200 SONGS
WITH THE
BEST LYRICS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
#73
AMERICAN TRIANGLE
“…Somewhere that road forks up ahead,
to ignorance & innocence.
3 lives drift on different winds,
2 lives ruined,
1 life spent...
In 1998, Matthew Shepard was a victim of a hate crime. The gay 21 year old was assaulted, tortured and left to die by 2 perpetrators in the United States. The senseless death is recounted in the song "American Triangle" from Elton John's 2001 album 'Songs From The West Coast'. 
The verses deal with the murderers' ignorance and the role of religion in perpetuating such crimes. Bernie Taupin's lyrics describes the Biblical stance: "God hates fags where we come from". He explains the killers' homophobia with the line: "hate what we don't understand".
Taupin delivered John a moving song which is a highlight track on the critically acclaimed album. Rufus Wainwright contributed background vocals on the cut.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at:

Sunday, September 24, 2017

CAFFE` LATTE` spotify playlist- 1987.
Caffe` Latte`
on Spotify

New playlist:

THE GREATEST SONGS FROM 1987
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A landscape monochrome photograph of U2 in the desert sits in the center of a black background. U2 are standing on the left half of the photograph, with a mountain range on the right half. Tiny gold text reading "THE JOSHUA TREE U2" is stretched across the top of the black background.Drtydancingsoundtrack.jpg 
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A playlist consisting of songs celebrating their 30th anniversary.


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GREATEST SONGS FROM 30 YEARS AGO... 1987.
This post: #100-1. 
Caffe` Latte` presents …
THE BEST SONGS OF 1987
 It was the year of the Iran-Contra Affair and the Reagan administration; Thatcher was British PM and the stock market crashed on Black Monday. At the movies, audiences flocked to see ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ and ‘Moonstruck’.  
1 NEVER TEAR US APART INXS
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2 SIGN O’ THE TIMES Prince
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3 WITH OR WITHOUT YOU U2
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4 I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME) Whitney Houston
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5 IT’S A SIN Pet Shop Boys
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6 ALONE Heart
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7 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Communards
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8 GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU
George Harrison
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9 (I’VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
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10 DIDN’T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL
Whitney Houston
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11 SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby
12 THE ONE I LOVE R.E.M.
13 WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield
14 HAZY SHADE OF WINTER Bangles
15 YOU’RE STILL MY MAN Whitney Houston
16 NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US NOW Starship
17 ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
18 SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART
Aztec Camera
19 IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT (AND I FEEL FINE) R.E.M.
20 KISSING A FOOL George Michael
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21 WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison
22 MOONLIGHTING (THEME) Al Jarreau
23 GLAD I’M NOT A KENNEDY Shona Laing
24 THE RHYTHM DIVINE
Yello featuring Shirley Bassey
25 HAMMERHEAD James Reyne
26 DON’T TELL ME THE TIME Martha Davis
27 PUMP UP THE VOLUME M/A/R/R/S
28 THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
 Michael Jackson
29 STAR TREKKIN’ The Firm
30 LUKA Suzanne Vega
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31 BAD Michael Jackson
32 TRUE FAITH New Order
33 DEEP & WIDE & TALL Aztec Camera
34 FAITH George Michael
35 SUMMERTIME Diana Ross
36 VALERIE [’87 Remix] Steve Winwood
37 BIG LOVE Fleetwood Mac
38 SWEET CHILD O’ MINE Guns N’ Roses
39 PINK CADILLAC Natalie Cole
40 NEED YOU TONIGHT INXS
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41 FREE Stevie Wonder
42 THEY DANCE ALONE Sting
43 FATHER FIGURE George Michael
44 SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
45 DEVIL’S RADIO George Harrison
46 BEDS ARE BURNING Midnight Oil
47 I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR U2
48 DEVIL INSIDE INXS
49 ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson
50 CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle
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51 IF THERE WAS A MAN Pretenders
52 FRAGILE Sting
53 LOOKING FOR A NEW LOVE
Jody Watley
54 SO EMOTIONAL Whitney Houston
55 TOY BOY Sinitta
56 WAITING Style Council
57 CRYING Roy Orbison & K D Lang
58 TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD
New Order
59 WE’LL BE TOGETHER Sting
60 I LIVE FOR YOUR LOVE Natalie Cole
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61 U GOT THE LOOK Prince & Sheena Easton
62 ELECTRIC BLUE Icehouse
63 IF YOU LET ME STAY
 Terence Trent D’Arby
64 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE Bananarama
65 ALPHABET ST. Prince
66 EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac
67 LITTLE WING Sting
68 CROSS MY HEART Diana Ross
69 LEARNING TO FLY Pink Floyd
70 MYSTIFY INXS
 
71 I HEARD A RUMOUR Bananarama
72 IN GOD’S COUNTRY U2
73 WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? The Cure
74 I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama
75 LA BAMBA Los Lobos
76 CHINA IN YOUR HAND T’Pau
77 YOU WIN AGAIN Bee Gees
78 LEAN ON ME Club Nouveau
79 MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor
80 RIGHT ON TRACK Breakfast Club
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81 SEVEN WONDERS Fleetwood Mac
82 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
83 WISHING WELL
 Terence Trent D’Arby
84 WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
85 I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle
86 LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
87 I WANT YOUR SEX George Michael
88 SONGBIRD Kenny G
89 CHERRY BOMB John Mellencamp
90 WEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF BEAUTY
 Alison Moyet
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91 HUNGRY EYES Eric Carmen
92 WHAT’S MY SCENE Hoodoo Gurus
93 ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK Sting
94 YOU I KNOW Jenny Morris
95 SHE’S LIKE THE WIND Patrick Swayze
96 IS THIS LOVE Alison Moyet
97 I OWE YOU NOTHING Bros
98 OVER THE RAINBOW [live]
 Barbra Streisand
99 WHY YOU TREAT ME SO BAD
 Club Nouveau
100 JUST LIKE HEAVEN The Cure
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