Showing posts with label Milli Vanilli. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Milli Vanilli. Show all posts

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Girl I'm gonna miss you - Milli Vanilli

So Milli Vanilli didn't really sing themselves. Their music was produced by Frank Farian and the vocals were apparently performed by studio musicians who were too unattractive to become pop idols. And so Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan were put into the limelight.

Partly thanks to their appeal, 'Girl I'm gonna miss you' became a number 1 hit in Australia, Switzerland, USA and the Netherlands. In the UK singles chart, the single reached number 2.

My collection: 7" single no. 4623
Found: La La Land, Den Haag, March 5, 2010
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Girl I'm gonna miss you' / 'Can't you feel my love'

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Girl you know it's true - Milli Vanilli

The tale of Milli Vanilli is all too familiar: they had a lot of success in the late Eighties, then people found out that they didn't actually sing the songs themselves and started burning their records. I never quite understood that attitude: you like a song or you don't, and it doesn't really matter who sings them, does it? Sure, it is misleading, but Frank Farian was never the most honest man in pop: Boney M's songs were rarely sung by the band members either - and no-one ever complained about that.

Anyway, 'Girl you know it's true' is a fine example of a Milli Vanilli track. (And let's be honest: when you've heard one, you've heard them all.) This remix is of special interest for Boney M fans. What a coincidence!

My collection: 12" single no. 528
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 199X
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Girl you know it's true (Super club mix)' / 'Girl you know it's true (radio mix)', 'Magic touch'

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