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Special Radio Awards for Zdravko Colic

Posted by Eurovision On Top on October 10, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Zdravko Colic is for sure the biggest artist from former Yugoslavia, spanning all generations. To prove it and as a way of recognizing it, he just received two awards by Naxi Radio. Zdravko Colic received the most significant radio award, Naxi Zvijezda for all time artist. The award is given in several categories, and the Naxi Star award for all time speaks of the timeless significance of individuals, whose overall work has become part of the heritage of generations.

Naxi Radio listeners also awarded him the "Naxi Star Award for Concert of the Year" (www.naxi.rs)

According to avaz.ba, despite all delayed or cancelled concerts due to coronavirus, Zdravko has been working in new songs and like his last 5 or 6  albums, he will start with his own ideas and then will include new collaborators. For when new material? Let's hope soon when the pandemic is over! 




The comeback of Plastic Bertrand

Posted by Eurovision On Top on October 10, 2020 at 4:50 PM

Where are they now?

In 1977, Plastic Bertrand started his solo career as the credited artist of the international hit single "Ça plane pour moi". Born in Brussels in 1954, Plastic Bertrand toured Europe, Japan, Australia and North America with Lou Deprijck, becoming one of the few French-speaking artists to appear in the Billboard chart by peaking the place 47. In fact, the song was an impressive hit by reaching the number 1 in France and Switzerland and 2 in The Netherlands and in Australia. The international megahit also peaked number 8 in the UK Official Charts. The song Sha la la la lee peaked 39 in the UK some months later. "Ça plane pour moi" is featured in the 1985 picture National Lampoon's European Vacation, in Danny Boyle's 2010 film 127 Hours, in 2011 as the opening title theme for Jackass 3.5 (2011), in the 2012 film Ruby Sparks, in the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street, and in the trailer for the 2018 film Super Troopers 2. The song is also used as the soundtrack for a commercial spot for Time Warner Cable in the US (April 2011). It is also in 2018 video game, Just Dance 2019, despite being a cover.


Before going to Eurovision, he recorded Abbacadabra, a musical tale for children, with ABBA's Anni-Frid Lyngstad. In 1987 he represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Amour Amour". This failed to impress the juries, however, scoring only 4 points and placing 21st out of 22 entries. Very unfair!


Some albums and singles later - the last is from 2008 - he is back! 

His new album will be available next 23rd of octobre and it will be titled L'expérience Humaine, just like the first single! The english version is I'll be back again! 



Cliff Richard new album to celebrate his 80th Birthday

Posted by Eurovision On Top on October 3, 2020 at 5:45 AM

"Cliff Richard will release a special brand-new album to celebrate his 80th Birthday year. Released on 30 October 2020, the new 12 track album entitled ‘Music... The Air That I Breathe’ will mark Sir Cliff Richard’s incredible career spanning a massive 60+ years in music.

 

The new album shows Sir Cliff’s amazing versatility with two newly written songs, 'Falling For You' and 'PS Please' as well as a selection of new interpretations of songs originally by Sir Cliff's favourite artists including The Beatles' 'Here Comes The Sun' and The Bee Gees' 'Too Much Heaven'. Additionally, there are five duets with Bonnie Tyler, The Bellamy Brothers, Sheila Walsh, The Piano Guys and Albert Hammond on the track that inspired the album title The Air That I Breathe."

TRACKLISTING

 

 

  1. Falling For You
  2. The Air That I Breathe - Cliff Richard with Albert Hammond
  3. Here Comes The Sun
  4. It Is Well Inside My Soul - Cliff Richard feat. Sheila Walsh
  5. Older
  6. PS Please
  7. Where Or When
  8. I Could Be Persuaded - Cliff Richard with The Bellamy Brothers
  9. Too Much Heaven
  10. Taking Control - Cliff Richard and Bonnie Tyler
  11. Let It Be Me
  12. (It's Gonna Be) Okay

 


source: Official Cliff Richard Website

Rolling Stone: ABBA among the Greatest Albums of All Time

Posted by Eurovision On Top on October 3, 2020 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Rolling Stone has updated its list of the 500 biggest albums ever. 

Only one album of Eurovision artists is part of the list and is number 303. The Best off Definitive Collection by ABBA 2001, is described by the magazine as: "These Swedish pop stars became the world’s biggest group in the 1970s, with a streak of Nordic despair under the sparkly melodies. Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad were the bewitching frontwomen in the sequined pantsuits; their husbands, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, wrote global hits like the joyful “Dancing Queen,” the double-divorce drama “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” and the haunting farewell “Thank You for the Music.”

The best album goes to Marvin Gayes "What's going on" followed by "Pet sounds" by The Beach Boys and "Blue" by Joni Mitchell. 


source: Rolling Stone


Björn Ulvaeu - president of CISAC

Posted by Eurovision On Top on October 3, 2020 at 5:30 AM

"Björn Ulvaeus, a co-founder of ABBA who wrote the group’s hits with his bandmate Benny Andersson, was named the president of CISAC last May, the global confederation of authors societies. Known for his business-savvy, as well as his interest in technology, Ulvaeus steps into the role at a time when Internet companies and collecting societies are learning to live with one another but still have very different views on how streaming services should work and what they should pay creators."

CISAC – the Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Auteurs et Compositeurs, or International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers – represents 232 societies in 120 countries around the world, and advocates for higher royalties and better terms for creators.

CISAC  has now centralized the assignment and administration of International Standard Musical Work Codes (ISWC). Previously, those codes, which already have been assigned to 52 million song compositions, had been handled by a network of 54 registration agencies in 79 countries.

 

The ISWC administration switchover began in July with over 100 collection management organizations now participating in the new system, according to CISAC which commissioned Spanish Point Technologies to develop the new registration scheme. The rest of the publishing community and digital music platforms are expected to roll over to the new ISWC system shortly.



source: billboard


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