Friday, May 26, 2017

The Genius Of Mike Chapman, Volume 1



Every once in a while, I'd like to shine a spotlight on a favorite producer and my first pick has to be the great Mike Chapman. All these songs were either written or produced by him, often both. He says he doesn't write songs, he writes hits and, honestly, you can't argue with that! From his early success with glam hits to his list of 80's chart pop smashes, there's much to plunder from and these two hours only give a fractional taste of his output. And he's still doing his thing! He's one of the handful of cats that, throughout my record buying life, I would buy a record solely because his name was on it, even if I hadn't heard it. His name is a trademark of quality as far as I'm concerned. But while we wait for his current project with Abisha to hit the airwaves, let's take a journey back through the Commander's catalogue...

  • 1 Devil Gate Drive by Suzi Quatro
  • 2 Ballroom Blitz by The Sweet
  • 3 Tiger Feet by Mud
  • 4 My Sharona by The Knack
  • 5 Mickey by Toni Basil
  • 6 The Warrior by Scandal
  • 7 Heart And Soul by Huey Lewis & The News
  • 8 Tear Me Apart by Tanya Tucker
  • 9 Heart Of Glass by Blondie
  • 10 Kiss You All Over by Exile
  • 11 In The Heat Of The Night by Pat Benatar
  • 12 Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder
  • 13 Pleasure And Pain by Divinyls
  • 14 Mine (Mine Mine Mine) by Shandi
  • 15 Don't You Ever Say No by Zane Busby
  • 16 There She Goes by Nervus Rex
  • 17 Goin' Through Your Purse by Material Issue
  • 18 Touch Too Much by The Arrows
  • 19 48 Crash by Suzi Quatro
  • 20 The Six Teens by Sweet
  • 21 Pass It Around by Smokey
  • 22 Carousel (White Label) by Holiday Sidewinder
  • 23 Love Is A Battlefield (demo version) by Pat Benatar
  • 24 Better Be Good To Me by Spider
  • 25 The best by Tina Turner
  • 26 Love Touch by Rod Stewart
  • 27 Rapture by Blondie
  • 28 Hanging On A Heart Attack by Device
  • 29 What's The Time (Hey Buddy) by Bow Wow Wow
  • 30 The Heat Is On by Agnetha Fältskog

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