Showing posts with label Pointer Sisters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pointer Sisters. Show all posts

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

I'm so excited - Pointer Sisters

The Pointer Sisters originally released 'I'm so excited' on their 1982 album 'So excited!'. The track was remixed for a single release in 1984. It reached number 9 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, number 18 in the Dutch Top 40 and number 11 in the UK singles chart.

In the music video, the sisters acted as if they were getting ready for a night out. Anita is shown dressing up and putting on makeup, Ruth in a nightgown seductively and playfully getting dressed on her bed, and June taking a bubble bath. The video created a minor controversy in America because of a shot where June gets out of the tub. Although the towel she has is covering her stomach, it doesn't prevent June from showing a little 'too much' of her lower body. The shot was edited in slow-motion for later broadcasts.

My collection: 7" single no. 623
Found: Parkpop, Den Haag, June 26, 1988
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'I'm so excited' / 'Dance electric'

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Should I do it - Pointer Sisters

For some time in the Eighties, the Pointer Sisters were one of the most successful black groups around. Their album 'Black & White', released in 1981, reached high positions in the album charts in various countries including the UK and USA.

The single 'Should I do it' was taken from this album. The single reached number 13 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 9 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 3289
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, February 24, 2001
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Should I do it' / 'Take my heart, take my soul'

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Slow hand - Pointer Sisters

'Slow hand' is a pop ballad by the Pointer Sisters, released in the spring of 1981. It was also released on their album 'Black & White', released a few months later in 1981.

The single reached number 10 in the UK singles chart - their first top 10 hit in the UK - and number 15 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 3073
Found: London, May 10, 1999
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Slow hand' / 'Holdin' out for love'

Friday, 15 January 2010

Fire - Pointer Sisters

'Fire' was written by Bruce Springsteen and was originally intended to be used by Elvis Presley. Robert Gordon ended up being the first artist to record the song in 1978. Later that year, the Pointer Sisters recorded their version. It gave them major worldwide success, reaching number 34 in the UK singles chart and number 1 in the Dutch Top 40.

Although he performed the song live from his 1978 tour onwards, Springsteen himself did not release his own recording of the song until his 1986 'Live/1975-85' album, which contains his (heavily edited) December 16, 1978 performance.

My collection: 7" single no. 1624
Found: Disco Market, April 18, 1992
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Fire' / 'Love is like a rolling stone'

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Automatic - Pointer Sisters

'Automatic' was released in 1984 and became a worldwide top 10 hit, peaking at number 5 in the USA, number 2 in the UK and number 6 in the Netherlands.The song became one of the Pointers' signature tunes and was the first of four consecutive top ten singles from their album 'Break Out', which was award multi platinum discs.

My collection: 7" single no. 3381
Found: Geest, Den Haag, 2003
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Automatic' / 'Nightline'
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