9 de dic. de 2014

Technotronic: Pump Up The Jam

Technotronic es una banda belga con un éxito exorbitado en los años noventa. Ellos marcaron los pasos que durante toda una década más iban a patear las pistas de baile de medio mundo, dando lugar a un boom de la música electrónica y el eurodance. Sonido sintético, letras pegadizas, y ritmos marcados y repetitivos que invitan a bailar. Lo formaban la vocalista Ya Kid K (seudónimo de Manuela Kamosi), y el productor discográfico Jo Bogaert bajo el seudónimo de Thomas De Quincey. Y si para muestra bien vale un botón, que mejor botón que la canción que desencadenó toda esta fiebre noventera, "Pump Up the Jam". En el videoclip se utilizó la imagen de la modelo y bailarina Felly, y tras el enorme éxito, se publicó el álbum, ya con la zaireña Manuela Kamosi siendo la imagen junto al galés M.C. Eric (Eric Martin).

Letra

Pump up the jam, pump it up
While your feet are stompin'
And the jam is pumpin'
Look ahead the crowd is jumpin'

Pump it up a little more
Get the party going on the dance floor
See 'cos that's where the party's at
And you'll find out if you're too bad

I don't want a place to stay
Get your boody on the floor tonight, make my day
I don't want a place to stay
Get your boody on the floor tonight, make my day

Make my day, make my day,
Make my day, make my day,

Yo, Pump up the jam, pump it up
While your feet are stompin'
And the jam is pumpin'
Look ahead the crowd is jumpin'

Pump it up a little more
Get the party going on the dance floor
See 'cos that's where the party's at
And you'll find out if you're too bad

I don't want a place to stay
Get your boody on the floor tonight, make my day
I don't want a place to stay
Get your boody on the floor tonight, make my day

Make my day
Make my, make my, make
Make my day

Make my day, make my day
Make my, make my, make
Make my day

Yo, Pump, pump up the jam, pump it up
A pump it up, yo pump it
Pump, pump up the jam, pump it up
A pump it up, yo pump it

Pump, pump up the jam, pump it up
A pump it up, yo pump it
Pump, pump up the jam
Pump it, pump it, pump it, pump it, yo!

Pump, pump up the jam
A Pump, pump up the jam
Pump, pump up the jam, pump it up
Pump it, pump it, pump it

Pump, pump up the jam
Pump, pump up the jam
Pump, pump up the jam
Pump it, pump it, pump it, pump it, pump!

Pump up the jam, pump it up
While your feet are stompin'
And the jam is pumpin'
Look ahead the crowd is jumpin'

Pump it up a little more
Get the party going on the dance floor
See 'cos that's where the party's at
And you'll find out if you're too bad

I don't want a place to stay
Get your boody on the floor tonight, make my day
I don't want a place to stay
Get your boody on the floor tonight, make my day

I don't want a place to stay
Get your boody on the floor tonight, make my day
I don't want a place to stay
Get your boody on the floor tonight, make my day



Read more: Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

3 de nov. de 2014

Londonbeat: I've Been Thinking About You

Transcurrían los primeros compases de la década de los 90, cuando un grupo formado por unos jóvenes británicos y estadounidenses bajo el nombre de Londonbeat triunfaban con la canción "I've Been Thinking About You". Era un sonido fresco, muy pegadizo que combinaba un R&B muy comercial con el pop y dance que consiguió que esta canción alcanzara las posiciones más altas de buena parte de Europa y América.

Ellos han continuado por la senda comercial, alcanzando de nuevo posiciones altas en las listas de ventas con temas como "Come Back", pero sin llegar a alcanzar el éxito de esta canción que será la referencia que prevalecerá al paso de los años. 

Letra
We must have been stone crazy
When we thought we were just friends,
'Cause I miss you, baby,
And I've got those feelings again.
I guess I'm all confused about you,

I feel so in love
Oh, baby, what can I do?
I've been thinking about you.
I've been thinking about you
I've been thinking about you
I've been thinking about you.

Suddenly we're strangers,
I watch you walking away.
She was my one temptation,
Oh, I did not want her to stay
Deep down, I'm still confused about you

I feel so in love
Oh, baby, what can I do?
I've been thinking about you.
I've been thinking about you
I've been thinking about you
I've been thinking about you.

What good is being her without you?

I feel so in love
Oh, baby, what can I do?
I've been thinking about you.
I've been thinking about you
I've been thinking about you
I've been thinking about you.

28 de sept. de 2014

Hanson: MMMBop

Con poco más de 10 años de vida, los hermanos Isaac, Taylor y Zac Hanson, llevaban en su sangre el desparpajo que les haría triunfar en los años 90 bajo la formación Hanson. A pesar de su corta edad, llevaban ya años tocando y cantando a capella  para pequeñas ferias y celebraciones en su ciudad natal, Tulsa (Oklahoma).

Pop y rock fresco que sorprendieron al mundo con su álbum debut y su canción MMMBop. Un alegre himno pop con un éxito rotundo e inmediato que los llevó a los primeros lugares en las listas de venta, ser nominados a 2 Grammy, y estar en el ranking de las mejores canciones de los años 90.   
Letra

You have so many relationships in this life 
only one or two will last 
you go through all this pain and strife 
then you turn your back and they're gone so fast 
and they're gone so fast 
so hold on the ones who really care 
in the end they'll be the only ones there 
when you get old and start losing your hair 
can you tell me who will still care 
can you tell me who will still care 
Mmm bop, ba duba dop 
ba du bop, ba duba dop 
ba du bop, ba duba dop 
ba du 
Plant a seed, plant a flower, plant a rose 
you can plant any one of those 
keep planting to find out which one grows 
it's a secret no one knows 
it's a secret no one knows 
In an mmm bop they're gone, in an mmm bop they're not there 
in an mmm bop they're gone, in an mmm bop they're not there 
until you lose your hair 
but you don't care 
Mmm bop, ba duba dop 
ba du bop, ba duba dop 
ba du bop, ba duba dop 
ba du 
Can you tell me? you say you can but you don't know 
can you tell me which flower's going to grow? 
can you tell me if it's going to be a daisy or a rose? 
Can you tell me which flower's going to grow? 
can you tell me? you say you can but you don't know

14 de jul. de 2014

Tom Jones: She's A Lady

Como comentábamos hace unos años sobre Tom Jones, pocos son los artistas que han sabido resistir el paso de las décadas manteniendo su autenticidad. Una voz poderosa y única, a la vez que una personalidad llena de carisma y fuerza. Como dijo una vez, es un rockero con el alma de rythm and blues abierto a todos los estilos.

Muchos son los premios y honores que lo avalan, pero sobre todo muchos son los agradecimientos que le debemos por seguir haciéndonos disfrutar con su música; bien en nuestro reproductor de música, bien en nuestro ordenador con alguno de sus videoclips, disfrutando de uno de sus éxitos de comienzos de los años 70, "She's A Lady", o bien en directo este mismo año 2014 en concierto por España. 

Letra
Well she's all you'd ever want,
She's the kind they'd like to flaunt and take to dinner.
Well she always knows her place.
She's got style, she's got grace, She's a winner.
She's a Lady. Whoa whoa whoa, She's a Lady.
Talkin' about that little lady, and the lady is mine.
Well she's never in the way
Something always nice to say, Oh what a blessing.
I can leave her on her own
Knowing she's okay alone, and there's no messing.
She's a lady. Whoa, whoa, whoa. She's a lady.
Talkin' about that little lady, and the lady is mine.
Well she never asks for very much and I don't refuse her.
Always treat her with respect, I never would abuse her.
What she's got is hard to find, and I don't want to lose her
Help me build a mountain from my little pile of clay. Hey, hey, hey.
Well she knows what I'm about,
She can take what I dish out, and that's not easy,
Well she knows me through and through,
She knows just what to do, and how to please me.
She's a lady. Whoa, whoa, whoa. She's a lady.
Talkin' about that little lady and the lady is mine.
Yeah yeah yeah She's a Lady
Listen to me baby, She's a Lady
Whoa whoa whoa, She's a Lady
And the Lady is mine
Yeah yeah yeah She's a Lady
Talkin about this little lady
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
Whoa and the lady is mine
Yeah yeah She's a Lady
And the Lady is mine.

6 de jun. de 2014

Albert Hammond: It Never Rains in Southern California

Productor, músico, compositor, intérprete ..., Albert Hammond es un grande de la música. Británico de nacimiento -gibraltareño- y con un doble corazón sensible que se balancea entre dos mundos; el anglosajón, donde ha compuesto para artistas como Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Elton John o Tina Turner, y el hispano, con composiciones para artistas de la talla de Julio Iglesias.

En su faceta como solista nos ha deleitado con grandes canciones en español como "Espinita", "Ansiedad" o "Échame A Mi La Culpa". Pero sus éxitos han atravesado todos los meridianos terrestres desde que con apenas 24 años compusiese su primer gran éxito, "Little Arrows". Pop, country, RandB,... nada se le resiste a este hombre que ha vendido más de 360 millones de discos y cuenta con numerosos reconocimientos mundiales, entre ellos el figurar desde el año 2008 en el presitigioso Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

Son más de 40 años en activo y en plena forma, como así podremos verlo este 2014 en su cita en el Starlite de Marbella, donde nos deleitará con sus grandes composiciones, donde aparte de su faceta hispana, seguro habrá espacio para su faceta en inglés con temas inolvidables como "It Never Rains in Southern California", "The air that I breathe", "99 Miles from L.A", "When I need you", o "Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now".
Letra
Got on board a westbound 747
Didn't think before deciding what to do
Ooh, that talk of opportunities
TV breaks and movies
Rang true
Sure rang true
Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girl don't they warn ya
It pours, man it pours
Out of work, I'm out of my head
Out of self respect, I'm out of bread
I'm underloved, I'm underfed, I wanna go home
It never rains in California
But girl don't they warn ya
It pours, man it pours
[Instrumental Interlude]
Will you tell the folks back home I nearly made it
Had offers but didn't know which one to take
Please don't tell 'em how you found me
Don't tell 'em how you found me
Gimme a break, give me a break
Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girl don't they warn ya
It pours, man it pours