As follow-up to 2016’s HotSpotify 366 challenge, for which I added one special song each day to a Spotify playlist, I created Henk-Jan’s soundtrack to 2017 in Spotify. A memorable song each day. A retrospective on the past 11 days.
Friday 21 July: Bryan Kearney & Plumb – All Over Again
Plumb lended her signature vocals to the Irish DJ / producer Bryan Kearney‘s trance track All Over Again. A dancefloor filler, Armin van Buuren picked it up as part of his A State of Trance episode 819.
— Plumb (@plumbmusic) July 8, 2017
Saturday 22 July: Maggie Reilly – To France
A song with a history. Maggie Reilly did the vocals on the 1984 version on Mike Oldfield’s studio album Discovery. Reilly was also the vocalist of Moonlight Shadow. In 1996 Maggie re-recorded To France for her Elena solo album. And in 2009 she did it again for her Looking Back Moving Forward album. Out of these I personally like the 1996 version the most.
Sunday 23 July: Plumb – God Help Me
Triggered by a tweet last week, I was curious to discover the sound of Plumb’s next single.
Brand new single “God Help Me” coming this Friday! pic.twitter.com/JQWVfh8xqT
— Plumb (@plumbmusic) July 17, 2017
Monday 24 July: VHS Collection – Waiting on the Summer
To be honest, we’re enjoying Summer, not waiting on it. The NYC based VHS Collection was suggested by Spotify upon finishing TeamMate‘s album last week. And out of the 3 remixes on the EP, I really liked the Inukshuk one.
Tuesday 25 July: RAC & Rivers Cuomo – I Still Wanna Know
Wednesday 26 July: Mutemath – Stroll On
Mutemath‘s latest single is Stroll On.
Thursday 27 July: XY&O – What’s Love Got to Do With It
It’s #throwbackthursday. Today a recent cover by XY&O of the classic Tina Turner 1984 hit What’s Love Got to Do With It is featured. First the 1984 video clip shot in New York City. Of course World Trade Center Twin Towers were still there. Next the 2017 feel good summer vibe clip by XY&O.
Friday 28 July: The Diogenes Club – Versailles
Today we visit the Palace of Versailles near Paris, France. Many songs were made about (The Palace of) Versailles. There are even bands that call themselves Versailles. Must be a popular place 😉
Saturday 29 July: Blank & Jones, Jason Caesar – Sun Starts Smiling
Relax because the sun starts smiling with Blank & Jones on.
Sunday 30 July: Armin van Buuren & Josh Cumbee – Sunny Days
Monday 31 July Layne – I Want More
Layne agrees with me: I Want More.