August 2003 Dance Charts

A little later than normal (due in part to the recent power failure in NYC!)(well, it’s a good excuse to use, isn’t it?!) are the August 2003 Dance Charts. So, before something else happens, here’s what’s in the charts:

For this first track, I was going to make a joke along the lines of “something happened on the way to …….”, but I couldn’t really think of anything witty. So instead, I’ll just tell you that Deborah Cox’s “Something Happened On The Way To Heaven” is firmly on top of the charts this month. The main mix is the “Valentin Club Mix” which just has sound of NYC written all over it. Pretty much NYC song of the summer for me. Cool catchy lyrics (you can’t run, and you can’t hide!) which you literally can’t escape from since this track is everywhere! Also check out Nic Mercy’s Epic Anthem. I’m not sure why none of Deb’s trax ever made it big in Europe, given how radio-friendly her stuff is. Anyway, the track is taken from her “Remixed” album which is out now. Check out Deb’s homepage here.

Next up is one of my fave tracks from the past 4 years, out again in a refreshed format. Breathing by Rank 1 brings some new lyrics and an updated sound to their track “Airwave” – it’s NICE! 🙂 And talking of fresh tracks, “As The Rush Comes” by Motorcycle is just the dogs. If I only had my MG again I am sure I would be cruising around with this on in the background – somehow it doesn’t have the same effect on the subway! A slower track with a great baseline and strong female vocals – cool in the hot summer sun!

At number 4 is a very commercial pop/dance track – Lucy Carr – This Is Goodbye (Kenny Hayes Club Mix). It’s the follow-up to her last single “Missing You” which featured in the dance chart late last year. Check out Lucy’s homepage here. Out enjoying the sun and feeling laid back? Then check out Double Dee – Shinning (Original Mix) – it’s been out on promo for a while but may be getting a release soon. It’s a nice laid-back summer choon.

I’ve added some International flavour to this month’s chart by including a track in Turkish (Uzak by Tarkan) which reminds me of my trip to Turkey this summer, and one in Italian (Vivo Per Lei – The Sicilians) – as always, I’m pleased to hear any good tips for tracks in whatever language, so please mail me.

That’s about all for the August Chart – next month’s will be a smaller chart, but I will try and publish it around 9 September. Stay chooned! 🙂

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