Friday Jukebox Says Let’s Go

A bit of a fanboy post here. I love Original Love, which is effectively just one person: Takao Tajima.

To love Original Love is to love someone who reinvents even their classic hits. Here’s an example with the song Let’s Go.

This is a live performance in 1999. (the performance starts at 1:36)

This is a live performance in 2006.

Cannot find the original studio version of Let’s Go online but in lieu of that here’s an impressive performance of Original Love’s hit Scandal

…and the video to the really big hit Kiss
オリジナル・ラヴ / 接吻 -KISS- by jrapaka3

Playlist for WorldWideWave, 25 January: Australia

Songs from our own patch, as they used to say on Blue Heelers. Happy Australia Day.

Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky

Anthony Callea – Oh Oh Oh Oh

Riva featuring Dannii Minogue – Who Do You Love Now?

Natalie Imbruglia – Want (Live)

Ricki-Lee – Raining Diamonds

Next week, WorldWideWave begins a month of special shows highlighting “Difficult countries” for LGBT. Behind the smiles as they say…

Playlist for WorldWideWave 11 January: Norway

Lars Vaular – Rett Opp Og Ned (live)

The official music video for “Rett Opp og Ned” is here. Warning: The video features intense imagery.

Annie – Chewing Gum

Superstars featuring Nora BrockstedtVoi Voi

Odd is being a bit skittish about his “Secret Love,”so here’s the original by Doris Day.

Röyksopp – Follow My Ruin

Odd Børre – Stress (a “redesigned” live version. Warning: strobe light effects at the beginning and end.)

Sondre Lerche (cousin to Lars Vaular) – Like Lazenby (live)

Next week: It’s a coming home for us at The Wave. Perhaps this might be a hint:

or this:

one final clue:

Playlist for World Wide Waves 28 December: The Netherlands

It wouldn’t be a Wednesday night/Thursday morning without some visual stimuli from W3, wouldn’t it?

(Wednesday nights on JOY 94.9 at 11pm AEDT)

From the land of William of Orange!
Sandra & Andres: Als Het Om De Liefde Gaat

Bløf – Alles Is Liefde

Gerard Joling – Ik Leef Mijn Droom

Gordon – Niemand Lacht Zoals Jij

Gerard Joling – Hou Je Morgen Nog Steeds Van Mij

Gordon – Echte Liefde

Gerard Joling – Shangri-La (as performed for Eurovision)

Ruth Jacott – Vrede (as performed for Eurovision)

Xandra – Colorado (as performed for Eurovision)

Ruth Jacott – Vrij Met Mij (look out for Ted Ballieu on Percussion!)

Ruth Jacott – Ik Ga Door

Bonus: Ruth Jacott & Edsilia Rombley – Uit Het Oog Niet Uit Mijn Hart

World Wide Waves will be back in 2012. Our first stop on 4 January: The Philippines.

Playlist for World Wide Waves Germany 21 December

Joy Fleming – Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein (Live from Eurovision 1975)

Ingrid Peters – Afrika (remix)

Mary Roos – Wir Fahr’n Achterbahn (Live mit extra Mary)

Lena – Satellite (live from the 2011 Eurovision, this particular remake is rather impressive)

Schnuffel feat. Michael Wendler – Häschenparty (WARNING: This song may rot your teeth and ears)

Lena – Taken By A Stranger (Live..and very weird)

Nina Hagen – Immer Lauter (Lifeball Version)

Die Fantastistich Vier – Einfach Sein

Sarah Connor – Under My Skin

Ross Antony & Paul Reeves – Don Giovanni

Tune in next week for our last show of 2011! Where are we going to?

World Wide Waves Playlist for 14 December: Israel

Curious about the songs played on tonight’s World Wide Waves Israel show? Here’s the (all-LGBT artist) playlist complete with visuals:

Dana International – Maganuna

The Young Professionals – 20 Seconds

Dana International – At The Lowest Part of Tel Aviv

Harel Skaat – Milim

Dana International – Ding Dong

Yehonathan – Turn On Your Lights

Ivri Lider – Striped Shirt

The Young Professionals – D.I.S.C.O (I love the Freddie Mercury-esque dancer)

Yehonathan – My Turn

Ivri Lider – Australian Traveler