Category:Songs written by Tony Swain (musician)
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The following 24 pages are in this category, out of 24 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 24 pages are in this category, out of 24 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. All Cried Out (Alison Moyet song) – All Cried Out is a song by English singer-songwriter Alison Moyet. It was written by Moyet and producers Jolley & Swain for her studio album Alf. Released as the second single in the autumn of 1984. In 2002, it was re-recorded and released as a single by German pop band No Angels for their album When the Angels Swing. In the 6 October 1984 issue of Number One magazine, Paul Bursche reviewed the single and he commented, In no way am I the first to rave about this exquisite voice, nor, I suspect, shall I be the last. But I wouldnt let the voice distract me from the song, Alison Moyet not only has a great voice, shes also some songwriter. In 2002, All Cried Out was re-recorded in two versions by German pop band No Angels, while a re-worked version with a contemporary pop edge was included on the re-release edition of the groups second album Now. A re-arranged big band-played version was released on the bands first swing album, produced by Perky Park and Nik Hafemann respectively, both versions were released on a single CD single on 2 December 2002 in German-speaking Europe
2. Cruel Summer (song) – Cruel Summer is a pop song written and originally performed by the English girl group Bananarama. The song was a top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart in 1983, Bananarama singer Sara Dallin said the song played on the darker side, it looked at the oppressive heat, the misery of wanting to be with someone as the summer ticked by. It was ranked number 44 on VH1s 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s, Cruel Summer was not an immediate international success when it was released. Although it hit #8 on the UK Chart, its popularity soared after its inclusion in the 1984 feature film The Karate Kid. The group did not allow the song to be included on the soundtrack album. When Bananarama were still struggling to make money in their early years, the song has since been revived in various forms. It appeared in television commercials, and was covered by other acts, such as Ace of Base, who scored an international hit with it. In 2003, Swedish electronica female artist Sophie Rimheden sampled the beat, in 2011, Athens, Ohio-based rock band Downplay covered the song on their album Beyond the Machine. Since its success, the group have recorded three versions of the song. Cruel Summer 89 was recorded with new member Jacquie OSullivan in 1989 and it reached number nineteen in the UK singles chart in June. This version was not included on any Bananarama album until 2005s Really Saying Something, another version of the song was recorded and featured on their 2001 album Exotica. This version featured Latin instrumentation and additional lyrics, but it was not released as a single. In 2009 they released another updated version as a B-side to their single Love Comes. was just an excuse to get us to the city of New York for the first time. She recalls the shoot as a difficult experience and it was August, over one hundred degrees. Our HQ was a tavern under the Brooklyn Bridge, which had a room with a chipped mirror where we had to do our makeup. After an exhausting morning amidst shooting in the middle of a brutal August heatwave in the city and they made the acquaintance of some of the local dockworkers, who upon learning of their situation shared vials of cocaine with them. That was our lunch said Fahey, who had never tried the drug before, when you watch that video, we look really tired and miserable in the scenes we shot before lunch, and then the after-lunch shots are all euphoric and manic. The music video for the 1989 remix was a compilation of different shots from Bananaramas earlier videoclips, notably missing are clips from the original 1983 video
3. Do Not Disturb (Bananarama song) – Do Not Disturb is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was written and produced by the duo of Steve Jolley. Originally released as a single in 1985, the track was later added to Bananaramas third album True Confessions which was issued by London Records a year later. Do Not Disturb was released in the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan, Bananarama did not like the song. Group member Keren Woodward later said of the True Confessions album, It is all our ideas, it is what we wanted to sound like, except Do Not Disturb which Swain and Jolley wrote and which we dont think is very good. Thats why theres eleven songs on the LP instead of ten, when released, Do Not Disturb was a mid-charting single, peaking at number thirty-one. The song was issued as 3 separate shaped picture discs, each featuring a member of the group. The music video for Do Not Disturb directed by Simon Milne features Bananarama in a brightly lit hotel clad in white flowing dresses and blouses similar to the singles picture sleeve. The video also cuts frequently to a set with Bananarama dancing, the whole video has a round theme, from round beds, and spas to a round frame in which each member dances within. UK7 vinyl single London Records NANA9 Do Not Disturb 3,23 Ghost 4,03 P. Bishop/P
4. Get Your Number – Get Your Number is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. It was written by Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Johntá Austin and Bryan-Michael Cox and it was released as the third international single from Careys tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi. The song is built around a sample of Just an Illusion by British band Imagination, due to the inclusion of the sample, several other writers are credited as songwriters. Lyrically, the features the protagonist persistently asking for the phone number of an individual at a club. Similarly, the song release in Australasia in early 2006, as the fifth single from the album, and peaked in the top-twenty in Australia. The singles music video was directed by Jake Nava, who also directed Careys video for Shake It Off. It was filmed in Los Angeles on September 1 and 2,2005 and features Jermaine Dupri as the videos secondary artist, while Michael Ealy, the main setting is a nightclub where Carey slips her phone number to a man, one digit at a time. Carey is shown in a variety of locations wearing, amongst other outfits, Dupri makes a guest appearance as a man receiving the numbers of three girls in the club. Get Your Number is a song lasting three minutes and fifteen seconds, while drawing influence from pop and R&B music genres. Due to its sampling, additional writers such as John Phillips, Steve Jolley, Tony Swain, Ashley Ingram, on Get Your Number, Dupri performs several ad-libs and sings part of the chorus, earning him a place as a featured artist on the track. According to the music published at Musicnotes. com by Alfred Music Publishing. The song is composed in the key of F minor, with Careys vocal range spanning from the low-note of B3 to the high-note of A5. Aside from Dupris verses, Careys longtime background singer Trey Lorenz makes an impression on the song. Lyrically, the song is written in a perspective, where they ask the man for their number at a club. In an interview with MTV News, Carey jokingly addressed the lyrics, claiming Dupri really wanted it to be coming from the girl, but in all honesty that would never be me. Aside from her vocals, Carey adopts a breathy rap for parts of the song. According to Jozen Cummings from PopMatters, the lyrics and Careys vocal switch make the song fun, the Guardian editor Caroline Sullivan outed Stay the Night and Get Your Number as the first Mariah Carey tunes in years I wouldnt have to be paid to listen to again. Barry Walters from Rolling Stone complimented her performance, writing Careys belabored voice finds a pleasurable medium
5. Alf (album) – Alf is the debut studio album of British singer-songwriter Alison Moyet, released in 1984. The album launched Moyets solo career following the disbanding of synthpop duo Yazoo, the album reached No.1 in the UK and features the singles Love Resurrection, All Cried Out, Invisible and For You Only. A deluxe edition of Alf was released by BMG on 25 November 2016, in 1983, shortly before the release of their second studio album You and Me Both, Yazoo announced that they were splitting up. Deciding to become a solo artist, Moyet soon received offers from different record companies. Moyet ended up signing to CBS for £1 million later that year, however, after signing the contract, Yazoos American record company Warner Bros then put an injunction on her. The legal issues took a year to be resolved by settlement in 1984, when Moyet was able to start working on her debut album, a meeting was held with CBS. As both Spandau Ballet and Bananarama had been successful in the charts, the label suggested Moyet team up with their producers Tony Swain & Steve Jolley. The collaboration with the two producers proved successful and the three began writing songs for an album, Moyet later recalled, I was simply in a space with two accomplished and encouraging blokes who were saying, Lets write some songs, and we didnt find it hard. However, writing and recording sessions had to done with due to Swain. The recording sessions took three months to complete, CBS suggested the album be named Alf, which had become Moyets well-known nickname since before Yazoo. Alf was released in November 1984 and was a success in the UK. The album topped the UK chart, and by the beginning of December, in April 1985 it had gone triple platinum and in February 1987 it went quadruple. In 1985, the success of the led to Moyet receiving her first Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist. Alf also reached No.1 in New Zealand and would go eight times platinum there, in America, the album would prove to be Moyets most successful commercially, peaking at No.45. It was later reported by Billboard magazine in February 1994 that Alf had sold three million copes worldwide, the lead single Love Resurrection preceded the album. It was released in June 1984 and had reached No.10 in the UK, also becoming a hit across Europe, the second single All Cried Out was met with similar success when released in September 1984. It reached No.8 in the UK, Invisible, the third single, was released in November 1984 and reached No.21 in the UK. In America, it became Moyets highest-charting single, reaching No.31, in October 1985, For You Only was released as the fourth and final single from the album
6. Hot Line to Heaven – Hot Line to Heaven is a song co-written and performed by English girl group Bananarama. The song appears on their second, self-titled album and was released as a single in the UK in 1984, in its album version, Hot Line to Heaven is a seven-plus-minutes mid-tempo pop song. It was edited to about three-and-a-half minutes for its single release and this was only a temporary pressing, however, as Bananaramas track listing was restored several months later, with the full version of Hot Line to Heaven intact. The single did not perform well on the charts and got very limited release outside of UK, as was the case with the Bananarama album, the dark lyrical content did not meet with mainstream acceptance and became the groups lowest charting UK single since their debut Aie a Mwana. The music video features the girls trying to persuade a record executive to listen to their demo tapes, when they eventually show up as angels in his hallucinations, he relents
7. King of the Jungle (song) – King of the Jungle is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was released as a single in Japan only from their second album in 1984. The song is the single from Bananarama to be a Japanese-only release. The song, along several tracks on the Bananarama album. The song was dedicated to the friend, Thomas Kidso Riley. The track did not chart in Japan and was not released as a single in any other territories, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
8. Love Resurrection – Love Resurrection is a pop song written by English singer-songwriter Alison Moyet and producers Jolley & Swain for Moyets debut studio album Alf. Released as the albums first single in June 1984, it reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart and it was released in the US in summer 1985 following Invisible and reached number 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 that August. In 2006, Love Resurrection appeared in the video game Grand Theft Auto. The song can be heard on a fictional pop/rock/New Wave radio station called Flash FM, there are two versions of the music video. The first version, made for the single release, shows Moyet at a Middle Eastern encampment somewhere in the desert. As she wanders through, the camera pans across the barren landscape, the second version, made for the American market, showed a softer side to Moyet following the breakup of Yazoo. The video shows Moyet, dressed all in white, performing the song in a venue with a backup band in front of a small audience. In the 16 June 1984 issue of Number One magazine, Max Bell reviewed the single and he commented, Alf gives it loads but the Swain and Jollified electronic wash which accompanies is not entirely suitable and leaves you feeling that here is a catchphrase in search of a song. In a Number One magazine review of Moyets follow-up single All Cried Out, reviewer Paul Bursche praised Love Resurrection as being magnificent, perhaps the best song of 1984. Love Resurrection -3,49 Love Resurrection -8,50 Love Resurrection -5,31 A dance/pop cover in the genre of music was released on inspirational US singer Kim Boyces debut album in 1986. There were minor changes to the song to incorporate it into the gospel genre. A dance cover by DLux was released in June 1996 and reached number 58 in the UK charts, in 2009, UK band Aurora released their version, with vocals by Amanda Wilson. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
9. Music and Lights – Music and Lights is a single by British trio Imagination, released in 1982 by R&B Records. It was composed by the members in a collaboration with Jolley & Swain. The song has appeared on their album titled In the Heat of the Night. Music and Lights became a hit that reached number five on the UK Singles Chart in 1982 and it also reached number one in France and Italy. 7 Single Music and Lights –3,46 Music and Lights –3,1512 Single Music and Lights –5,22 Music and Lights –4,10 List of number-one hits of 1982 List of number-one singles of 1982
10. Robert De Niro's Waiting... – Robert De Niros Waiting. is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was the single released from their self-titled second album in 1984. The single is one of the groups strongest performing releases, peaking at three in the UK singles chart. It made a appearance on the US Billboard Hot 100. An extended version of the song was available on the 12 single, the B-side of both 7 and 12 singles was a song called Push. Also included on the 12 single, was an unlisted track, Bananarama have re-recorded Robert De Niros Waiting. Twice, in 2000 for the G-A-Y compilation and the year another new re-recording was included on their album Exotica. The music video for Robert De Niros Waiting. was directed by Duncan Gibbins and shows Bananarama walking around dark streets, Keren answers the door, only to be confronted by the man who might have been chasing them, armed with a Mafia-style violin case. As she looks nervously at him, the case falls open to reveal a sign saying Pizza Delivery, both the man and Keren start laughing, and the video ends with Bananarama in their apartment eating the pizza and laughing. UK & US7 vinyl single UK, London Records NANA6 / USA, –4,08 + the UK12 was also available in 3 different vinyl colours, pink for Keren, green for Siobhan, and blue for Sarah, each with a large picture label. Other versions Robert De Niros Waiting, a cover version by Subterfuge appears on the compilation Punk Chartbusters, Vol.1, released in 2000. The German Hip Hop trio Fettes Brot released a German version called Nicolette Krebitz wartet on their album Fettes Brot lässt Grüßen, the Russian group Nautilius Pompilius released a darker version of the song called Alain Delon, or The View From The Screen. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
11. Rough Justice (Bananarama song) – Rough Justice is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was the single released from their self-titled second album in 1984. Although the music was upbeat, the lyrical content did not prove to be as successful as their prior single. It peaked at number 23 in the UK singles chart, in Australia, the song failed to chart and it was not released as a single in the United States. Rough Justice was remixed slightly from its album version released as a single. The music video features the girls preparing for an appearance on a show at a TV studio, the studio director comes by and leads the girls to the studio where they will be filming their appearance but as he is looking away, the girls head into the other studio. They end up hijacking the news broadcast in order to get their message out to the public
12. Shy Boy – Shy Boy is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It appears on their 1983 debut album Deep Sea Skiving and was released as its second single and it was written and produced by the production team of Steve Jolley and Tony Swain and marked the first in a long line of studio collaborations between them and Bananarama. Released in summer 1982, Shy Boy became the third single by Bananarama to hit the top-five. It also was a success in Australia, where it reached number two, becoming their first top 40 hit in that country, top-ten success also followed in New Zealand and Canada. Shy Boy charted well on the U. S, Hot Dance Club Play chart and was the first of Bananaramas singles to dent the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number eighty-three. The song was known as Shy Boy in the USA, the song was originally called Big Red Motorbike, however Bananarama didnt like the lyrics and changed it to Shy Boy. The music video was directed by Midge Ure and Chris Cross who were members of the group Ultravox. It featured the girls giving a nerdy guy a make-over, turning him into a stud, when his new look attracts the attention of a sexy secretary, the girls get revenge by dousing him with a bucket of water. The nerd-turned-stud was played Terry Sharpe, the lead vocalist of the Northern Irish rock group The Adventures, who was Sara Dallins boyfriend at the time. UK7 vinyl single London Records NANA2 Shy Boy 3,13 Dont Call Us 3,10 Canadian 7 vinyl single Mercury Records MS76178 Shy Boy 3,13 Give Us Back Our Cheap Fares 2,45 S. Dallin/S, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
13. Stay Up! (Viagra) – Stay Up. is the first single released from producer-rapper 88-Keys debut album The Death of Adam and features the albums co-executive producer Kanye West. The song samples All Night Loving by British R&B three-piece band Imagination, the single was released digitally on August 25,2008. A snippet of the track was first previewed on Kanye Wests 2007 Cant Tell Me Nothing mixtape, the music video premiered across multiple MTV channels all day on Monday, March 16,2009. Shot in High Definition on the streets of Los Angeles, the video features 88-Keys and Kanye West dressed in full prosthetic makeup made to appear in their late sixties, out on a night on the town. Utilizing the talents of makeup artist Tony Gardner of Alterian Effects the video creates an intimate, according to director Jason Goldwatch, Stay Up. on Myspace imeem Music
14. This I Swear (Kim Wilde song) – This I Swear is the second single from the album Now & Forever released by Kim Wilde in 1996. The single was issued in 1996 in a different form to that found on the album. Several extended remixes were found on the 12 and CD-single formats. Another track from the album, Heaven was used as the B-side. The UK12 single also contained a remix of the previous single, the following versions are available, This I swear This I swear Heaven Heaven Heaven Heaven Heaven Heaven Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
15. A Trick of the Night – A Trick of the Night is a ballad recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was written and produced by Steve Jolley and Tony Swain, the song was remixed slightly for its single version, adding extra synthesizer lines and vocal harmony layering. It was also given a more upbeat remix by the Stock Aitken Waterman production trio, the cautionary message in the lyrics are directed towards a friend who has gone to seek his fortune in the big city and ended up a rentboy. A Trick of the Night was a top-forty hit in the UK, peaking at number thirty-two, the single spent one week in the Australian Kent Music Report top 100 singles chart, where it peaked at number ninety-nine. A Trick of the Night peaked at number twenty-four in Ireland, the song was included on the CD version of Greatest Hits Collection as a bonus track, it was not included on the vinyl version nor their 2001 compilation The Very Best of Bananarama. It was included on the soundtrack to the 1986 American film Jumpin Jack Flash, two videos were filmed for the song. The North American version was directed by Andy Morahan featured the singing the song in a house at night. The release of the single in the UK was delayed until February 1987, each week Chris Serle or Paul Heiney would have to master a new skill - in this case, Paul Heiney had to master the art of directing a pop music video for this song. Group members Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward hated the final product, US7 London Records/Polygram 886 119-7 A Trick of the Night 4,22 A Cut Above the Rest 3,40 S. Jolley/T. It is a version of what ultimately became the album version of More Than Physical. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
16. The Wild Life (song) – The Wild Life is a song written and performed by English girl group Bananarama. Written in two days, the track was composed for and included in the 1984 American film of the same name The Wild Life, and on its soundtrack. Bananaramas second, self-titled album had already been in stores for several months when this single was issued, the song was released as a single in the U. S. Canada, Australia, and Japan. The UK was instead given the song Hot Line to Heaven as the final single. The Wild Life peaked at seventy on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100. The Bananarama track listing was reverted to its original sequence shortly thereafter, the music video features the girls performing the song in a studio filled with colourful fabrics that they play around with. Their footage is intercut with excerpts from the film and this video marked a break with their earlier work as it lacked any attempt at a storyline, and focused on their performance of the song with random images. It was sounded in Girasolcita In The Episode Kissed By A Dog Sounds When Girasola Had Found A Dog and it Also Sounds In A Video Game Cartoon Varios. It Also Sounds In Mii In The Episode The Wild Life Makes A Parody In Music Video