Sunday, May 30, 2010

25 United Kingdom - That Sounds Good To Me - Josh Dubovie

25 - 10 pts / not in semi
The British Eurovision song for 2010 is produced by Pete Waterman. He wrote the British entry with Mike Stock.
The song performed in Oslo by Josh Dubovie is That Sounds Good To Me.
The first recorded version was aired on Swedish radio first and is included on the official 2010 Oslo Eurovision album ♫, but a new version is recorded for Oslo and the digital single release.
There is no studio recording of the first national final performance version.

The digital release is out now and features 4 tracks
That Sounds Good To Me - Eurovision version
That Sounds Good To Me - The Thin Red Men Radio Edit
That Sounds Good To Me - The Thin Red Club Mix
That Sounds Good To Me - Instrumental
So far only on iTunes. (picture from iTunes)
You can already have a listen to the remix at the Thin Red Men Myspace and YouTube

A promo only cdsingle (SAW DJCD2) has the Radio edit (Eurovision version) and instrumental version.
Update: A limited number is now available at BeaRecords.

For the first time since 1957 there is no commercial physical single release of the U.K. entry. The digital only release failed to chart in the U.K. top 100. This is the first time since 1964* (see below)
This is all bad news of course and another nail in the coffin of the Eurovision record collector.
The Hit Factory Forum has a bit of a poll on the physical release debacle, go vote!

Pete Waterman produced 100's of hits in the 80's and 90's, many with Stock, Aitken, Waterman. Hits for Kylie Minogue, Eurovision singer Sonia, Dead Or Alive, Jason Donovan, Mel and Kim (utterly fantastic) , Rick Astley, Divine and the Reynold Girls (I'd rather jack than Fleetwood Mac, classic!) shaped pop in the 80's.

A digital release features a coverversion by Nathalie Browne in seven different mixes. (Almighty Records, available from Amazon, Playcom and other sources). One version, the Almighty Hands In The Air Mix is also released on the Almighty album We Love Stock Aitken Waterman.
This 2CD features up to date club versions of SAW hits like Never Gonna Give You Up, This Time I Know It's For Real, I Should Be So Lucky, Showing Out and Love In The First Degree. The Almighty's have shamelessly overlooked  I'd Rather Jack though, tsk!
The Almighty label also gave us club coverversions of last years entry It's My Time.

Josh Dubovie MySpace
Read all about Josh and the other British contestants at the BBC Eurovision pages.

United Kingdom in 2009
* I Love The Little Things by Matt Monro from 1964 failed to chart as a single but the EP Songs For Europe reached #16 in the EP charts. The 1957 entry All by Patricia Bredin was never released, so that didn't chart either.
All other entries charted in the top 100, although some others have come close to the abyss: Live Report (Why Do I Always Get It Wrong) reached #73 in 1989, Rikki's Only The Light got to #96 in 1987 and Ryder (1986, Runner In The Night) just barely made the top 100 at #98.

Cyprus 1984
U.K. 2010 will not be the first Eurovision entry with a Waterman touch. In 1984 he produced Anna Mari-Elena by Andy Paul, the entry for Cyprus written by Andy Paul, Peter Ware, Matt Aitken & Mike Stock. The song ended 15th in the contest but a single was released in several countries.
Stock Aitken Waterman also produced several hits for Sonia, but they were not involved with her 1993 Eurovision entry Better The Devil You Know. (Which is not the same song as Kylies....)
The U.K. 2006 entry Teenage Life (Daz Sampson) was released on Watermans EB-UL label.

United Kingdom in 2009

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