Category Archives: Le Classique

4Ever Songs: Kate Bush ‘Running Up that Hill (A Deal with God)’

Kate Bush wrote and produced this song for her 1985 album Hounds of Love, and it was released as that album’s lead single. That song was the ethereal yet catchy ‘Running Up that Hill (A Deal with God)’, a song which has only grown in popularity over the years. Thanks to its use in films and TV shows such as The OC and more recently, Stranger Things, it has become one of Kate Bush‘s signature songs.

4Ever Songs: Dead or Alive “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”

Dead or Alive was an English New Wave-New Romantic-Synth-Pop band popular in the 1980’s and the very early ’90s. Their popularity mostly stemmed from their androgynous frontman Pete Burns.

Hailing from Liverpool, the band started in 1980.  After signing on with Epic Records, the singles started rocking the charts around 1984, with music videos on MTV giving the band a much needed boost. Their big hit that year, “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”, has gone one to become one of the most beloved 80s songs.

4Ever Songs: Giorgio Moroder ‘Chase’

is obsessed with the mechanical, magical, and melodic — the man-machine duality that floods his sensual, driving electronic sound. The Italian-born producer, composer and DJ is known lovingly these days as the godfather of modern dance music. It’s a well-earned plaudit: between 1974 and 1984, he was arguably the most in-demand name in music production, with trailblazers in both pop music and Hollywood scorching his Rolodex. In the 1970s, he was the key force behind some of the 20th century’s most iconic disco songs — particularly those created with Donna Summer, whose hit “Love To Love You Baby” and the synth-laden “I Feel Love” harkened a new future for dance music.

He’s the maestro behind the legendary soundtracks for Scarface, Flashdance, and the Oscar-winning Midnight Express which included Chase.,

4Ever Songs: Dee-Lite ‘Groove is in the Heart’

30 years ago, a multicultural trio who found delights on New York City dancefloors released a single that merged funk, pop, and disco in a hip-hop collage style. ‘Groove is in the Heart’ is a colourful and infectious song that’s become an enduring classic

The band’s origins were similarly cosmopolitan. Deee-Lite were both very New York, their music slotting into the city’s decadent club scene, and globally disparate — DJ Dmitry was from Ukraine, Towa Tei from Tokyo, and Lady Miss Kier from the US — anticipating the explosion in global pop in the late 2010s.

Favourite Gig: Immaculate Fools

El cantante, guitarrista y compositor Kevin Weatherill, líder de la legendaria banda británica de pop que tuvo su mayor éxito a medianos de los 80 con el single que da nombre a la banda, retoma Immaculate Fools después de separar el a finales de los 90 acompañado de nuevos músicos y dispuesto a darle a sus temas favoritos las melodías que siempre buscó. La primera parada de la gira de presentación de su nuevo álbum es hoy en Barcelona, donde presentará sus nuevas canciones y sus éxitos en la sala Salamnadra.

Le Classique: Talk Talk

Mark Hollis, the frontman for the British band Talk Talk, which had synth-pop hits in the early 1980s before veering into a more experimental sound that influenced a generation of musicians, has died. Mr. Hollis, about whom personal details are scarce, was widely reported to have been 64.

Talk Talk was formed in London in 1981, when new wave and synth-pop groups like A Flock of Seagulls and Duran Duran were beginning to receive heavy airplay. Talk Talk’s biggest hits, among them “It’s My Life” and “Such a Shame,” were typical of the style: buoyant songs built on catchy, danceable beats and Mr. Hollis’s plaintive lyrics.