Two of our readers, have been so kind to tell us about an absolute party stomper to kick off our weekend so credit where its due, and a big thank you , Elias and Samuel for bringing ‘ All The time’ by Playmen ft Helena Paparizou, Courtney & Risky Kidd to our attention.
The track, which has been out in Greece since the beginning of July is yet another smash hit for the Greek dj duo Pavlos Manolis and Lefteris Xenakis. Since 2009, the guys have been fusing house with all kinds of music styles, teaming up with leading Greek pop singers like Tamta, Demy Helena Paparizou, and global artists like T-Pain making them one of the most anticipated Greek duo in the dance world. And looks like they are on their way to crack the rest of the world as well with their single ‘Fallin” ft Demy being number 1 in Russia.
For ‘Party all the time’ the guys have come up with a gigantic collaboration featuring the famous and immensely popular Greek singer Helena Paparizou, known for winning Eurovision for Greece in 2005, rapper Riskykidd and Courtney. The video stays very similar to their MAD VMA performance so it’s all looking slick and sexy.
‘All The Time’ sees Helena Paparizou continuing to contribute in the dance music scene and we have to say we do like her sassy side to it. Credit to the Playmen guys for the awesome production. This is FAB!
Good news for everybody, the track is available on iTunes and can be purchased now! So don’t hesitate and go and get it.
After unveiling his new single ‘White Light’ a fortnight ago, the video for George Michael’s comeback track has now been released. What can you expect of the video? Lots of hints to the medical world, a furry guest appearance of Kate Moss as Lady Fortune and the zebra, half naked men and women and of course George Michael. It’s lush!
The new single, which is a celebration the 30th anniversary of his first single written with Andrew Ridgeley, as Wham!. is out on August 13 and can already be pre-ordered.
Only a few weeks ago, we presented the new summer single of Demy here on GloPop. Non-Greek fans of the lady will be pleased to find out that she has now unveiled the English version of her latest number 1 hit single ‘Poses Xiliades Kalokairia’ as ‘Love Light’.
The track, originally composed and produced by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Nick Moraitis, two of the most distinguished authors in Greece, has been given a slightly difference arrangement and slightly transformed now to a massive club track with the help of Maltese songwriter Gerard James Borg (not a stranger for the Eurovision fans).In our original post, we mentioned that many Greeks would love to see this beautiful young talended lady representing Greece at Eurovision in 2013. Is working with Gerard James Borg, a Eurovision song writer veteran, the first step into that direction? Who knows… Watch this space.
The Greek version, is currently a massive hit in her native country Greece, making it her fourth consecutive number 1 within a year. With the English version now released, releases abroad and an international career seem the next step forward.
Demy’s ‘Love Light’ version is expected to be released across Europe in the summer through Panik Records. The original Greek version ‘Poses Xiliades Kalokairia’ is out now.
‘I’m Back, I’m Proud than ever’ … is how George Michael introduces his musical comeback after a few turbulent years in his private life. The singer who developed a severe case of pneumonia last year which not only left him fighting for his life and forced to suspend his tour is now back with his electro pop orientated track ‘White Lights’.
The track itself is a ‘ thank you to all the fans and people who have supported George the past few years’ and is full of referrals to the difficult times the singer has been through, but also to let us know he’s ‘alive’ and back on his feet. His website states the following:
“Most of my fans realise that I dreamed of a career as a singer-songwriter from an early age, but never in my wildest imaginings could I have known that I would still be here thirty years later, healthy, happy, and feeling that I still have so much more music to give.
George isn’t afraid to sing about his private life in his tracks, who can remember his cheeky super hit ‘Outside’ from 1998, which dealt with his arrest for soliciting a policeman in a public restroom.
Whilst cheeky ‘Outside’ Michael is still our favorite, we do have to confess that we also like the electro Pop Michael. New single ‘White Lights’ brings a new fresh light to the genre that Michael started to explore back in 2002 with his track ‘Freek!’
The new single, which is a celebration the 30th anniversary of his first single written with Andrew Ridgeley, as Wham!. is out on August 13 and can already be preordered.
Greek born London based singer Ilia Darlin is already named the European answer to Lady GaGa after releasing upbeat electro pop tracks like ‘Hit Me’ and ‘Car Crash’.
The EMI signed singer is set to release her new track ‘Even when I Loose ‘ later this month. The classically trained vocalist, who writes all her songs, showcases in her new single, a strong will power and determination over a mix of fluent electronic beats, giving it a funky and trendy edge. Ilia is a belter as and vocally she’s spot on ( Pay attention to that big note at the end of the song). Mark our words, this extraordinary Greek lady, is one to watch this year! ‘Even when I lose’ was written by Ilia Darlin, Billy Mann, & David Schuler.
The video which sees Ilia struggling with her own demons (yep!), was directed by John Mitropoulos.
Eleftheria Eleftheriou, the 2012 Greek Eurovision Song representative, has a new single ready to share with her fans; ‘Hearts Collide’ got its air play on Greek radio yesterday.
The new track blends an accordion with the popular euro dance ingredients into a happy summery pop tune similar to the past hits we’ve encountered by the Romanian leading ladies Inna, Alexandra Stan and Elena Georghe.
‘Hearts Collide’ is the follow up single of ‘Aphrodisiac’, which represented Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan a few months ago. Despite finishing 9th in the final by televote, the Greek-Cypriotic singer finished 17th overall, after the juries marked her performance down 18th place in the jury final. It’s the first time since 2003 that Greece finishes outside the top ten.
Yet Eleftheria is about to experience a busy summer as she is currently embarking on her ‘Aphrodisiac’ Tour.
''Going Crazy'' - Dizzee Rascal & Robbie Williams
''Walks Like Rihanna'' - The Wanted
''I Love It'' - Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
''Gentleman'' - The Saturdays
''Come & Get It'' by Selena Gomez
''Cinderella'' - Diana Vickers
Year chart 2012
These are GloPop Music's most listened tracks of 2012.
1 Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
2 Woodkid - Run Boy Run
3 Lana Del Rey - National Anthem
4 Solange - Losing You
5 Nina Zilli - L'Amore E Femmina (Out Of Love) (Italy '12)
6 Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
7 Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden '12)
8 Adele - Skyfall
9 PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
10 Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus '12)
11 GuGabriel - Salvation
12 Christophe Willem - Starlite
13 Bright Light Bright Light - Waiting For The Feeling
14 Girls Aloud - Something New
15 Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart
16 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo - Let's Go
17 David Guetta ft Sia - She Wolf (Falling Into Pieces)
18 Alphabeat - Vacation
19 Passion Pit - Take A Walk
20 George Michael - White Light
21 Azealia Banks - 212 ft Lazy Jay
22 Matt Corby - Brother
23 Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You
24 Rebeca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold
25 Elton John vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night
26 Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki
27 Voltaire Twins - Solaris
28 Marina & The Diamonds - Power & Control
29 Muse - Survival
30 Will Young - Losing Myself
31 Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You
32 Coldplay - Princess of China ft Rihanna
33 Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
34 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill 2012
35 The Wanted - I Found You
36 Stooshe - Black Heart
37 Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
38 Alphabeat - Love Sea
39 Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine '12)
40 Caravan Palace - Rock It For Me
41 Roman Lob - Standing Still (Germany '12)
42 Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance
43 Rita Ora - R.I.P ft Tinie Tempah
44 Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat ft Nicki Minaj
45 Misha B - Do You Think Of Me 125
46 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't Kill You)
47 Katy Perry - Wide Awake
48 Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
49 terminal - Don't Worry My Love
50 Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful ft Emeli Sande
51 Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
52 Elton John vs Pnau - Sad
53 Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
54 Gotye & Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
55 Kylie Minogue - Flower
56 Rihanna - Where Have You Been
57 Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
58 One Direction - Little Things
59 Tulisa - Young
60 Archeo - The Payback
61 Christina Aguilera - Your Body
62 Avicii - Silhouettes
63 Cover Drive - Explode
64 Beyonce - End Of Time
65 Charlie Simpson - Farmer & His Gun
66 Usher - Climax
67 Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
68 Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
69 Lawson - Taking Over Me
70 No Doubt - Settle Down
71 Madeon - Finale
72 Jakwob - Electrify ft Jetta
73 Shawnee Taylor - Colors
74 Playmen ft Riskykidd, Courtney & Elena - All The Time
75 Lana Del Rey - Ride
76 Celeste Buckingham - Run Run Run
77 Alex Clare - Too Close
78 SHM ft Knife Party - Antidote
79 Lil'Wayne - Mirrors Ft Bruno Mars
80 Pastora Soler - Quedate Conmigo/Stay with Me
81 Scissor Sisters - Only the Horses
82 Delta Goodrem - Dancing With A Broken Heart
83 FEM ft Cover Drive - Turn Up the Love
84 J.Lo ft Pit Bull - Dance Again
85 Jodie Harsh ft Mel C - Set Me Free
86 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
87 Tom Dice - Out At Sea
88 Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
89 Usher - Scream
90 Burns - Lies
91 Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
92 Gossip - Perfect World
93 Jess Mills - For My Sins
94 Dune - Shoestring
95 The Script - Hall of Fame Ft Will.i.AM
96 Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
97 terminal - Together We Are One
98 Little Mix - DNA
99 Icona Pop - I Love It
100 Yasmin - Light Up The World
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