Happy New Year! Now it's 1999... Imagine, it's less than a year to the year 2000. Less than a year to the new Millennium. That's really Big! So I wanna start off this year and piece by wishing all of you a very happy 1999 and then I'm going to continue by talking about Disco (of course), New Years and just years.
I think it really feels like it was just a couple of years since Prince (or as he's called nowadays – The Artist Formerly Known As Prince) sang his classic song about this magic year - 1999. But when you think back real hard you realize it was 17 (!!!) years ago he wrote that song. That song was released in 1982 and it's still really on of Prince's greatest Disco tracks in my opinion. I still love that track and aparently he does that himself and his old record label – Warner Bros. – does too. You see... "The Artist..." is going to release a special record with 7 new versions of the song and his former label is going to re-release the album and promote it again. That's not bad for a 17 years old Disco tune... But again, Disco is hot right now. Everyone is sampeling and re-recording the old Disco classics over and over. Movies are made capturing the feeling, the spirit and the fantastic music of this great era. So I really can't say I'm surprised…
Like Prince's 1999 will get a lots of attention during this year, I really do suggest you all to dig out your old
ABBA records and have their great New Years song – "Happy new year" ready and loaded in your CD player
or on your turntable in the next New Years eve. Because this is really one of the most beautiful songs I know and it
really forfills it's purpose as THE New Years song. I keep playing it every New Years eve and I will continue to.
So... When we're talking 'bout New Years eve and years in general, I have to say it's surprisingly few songs that is
about New Years or some special year at all. I can just think of a couple actually. Ever heard of Irish poppers U2,
guessed so, they did a great track that was on one of their first singles called "New Years Day". OK – I know,
this is not really Disco but it did get quite much play in the disco clubs.
Again... I really think it's surprising there isn't more songs about such a big happening as the new years and that
there isn't more songs with a year in the title. OK, many songs mentions some year somewhere in the lyrics, but there
are very very few that have it in the title. Maybe you guys know of some New Years Disco songs or some Disco songs with
a year in the title? Please let me know...
Take care and Disco-on,