You might say “Peter why have you put a 28-year-old song at the top of the New Music Friday, are you having another meltdown” and, yes, fair point but:
a) America: What Time Is Love? hasn’t been commercially available for nearly three decades after The KLF threw a strop and deleted their entire catalogue. (The band have today put a handful of their hit records, including two Number Ones, on streaming services.)
b) It’s a very slightly different edit to the one that came out in 1992 and is therefore unquestionably NEW.
c) Any excuse to celebrate one of the two greatest pop duos of all time.
d) I think, very seriously, that all popstars could learn a thing or two from a band who responded to the challenge of remixing a hit for the US market by turning in a song in which they claimed to have arrived in America 500 years before Christopher Columbus. A policy of more ridiculousness wherever possible wouldn’t harm pop in 2021.
Also this week:
- Fa La La (feat Boyz II Men) hitmaker Justin Bieber releases his best in a while; it comes with the best artwork of his career.
- Kylie and Dua 1have chucked out the Studio 2054 Real Groove thing.
- Raye‘s released some remixes; the Joel Corry reswizzle of Love Of Your Life is the best of the bunch.