Buried Treasures is a dancer's choice show, not about pirates.... but we have got a wide variety of songs this month! One more show this Saturday the 17th, BUT have no fear, we come back for HALLOWEEN!
Here is another sneek peek for you all to enjoy. If you haven't seen the show, come on by for some topless girls! *laughs*... who would put such a thing on stage? Paramount of course... and well our owner, Path. He knows you won't mind a bit.
Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
"Self Control" is a song by American singer Laura Branigan, released as the lead single from her 1984 third studio album of the same name. Written by Giancarlo Bigazzi, Steve Piccolo and Italian singer Raf, the song was first recorded by Raf in 1984, Branigan recorded the same song later that year as well for her third studio album. Branigan's version first hit no. 1 in Germany on June 15, 1984. Raf's version first hit no. 1 in Italy on June 23, 1984. Both versions of the song were popular across Europe during much of the summer of 1984 and were the most successful single of the year in Switzerland. Branigan's version peaked at no. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and also went to no. 2 on the dance chart.
The song has become one of the defining songs of the 1980s, with a number of remakes recorded each year. Notable covers include Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin in 1993, a hit dance remake by Branigan in 2004 and two 2006 versions that hit the Top 5 in various European enclaves, by Danish dance group Infernal and Spanish singer Soraya Arnelas.
The song narrates the singer's slip into the world of nightlife, the allure of which has it "livin' only for the night" and deeming itself to "live among the creatures of the night". Rather than actually invoking more self-control, the singer repeatedly declares to a phantom protagonist that "you take my self, you take my self-control".
This song was first released in 1983 by the Italian composer and singer Raf (Raffaele Riefoli), who wrote it with Giancarlo Bigazzi and Steve Piccolo. His version was a low tempo ballad with Disco-Techno-Pop features, and was an early use of synthesizers.
In 2006, the Spanish singer Soraya Arnelas released a version in her album Ochenta's (Eighty's). Also in 2006, the Danish dance group Infernal recorded this. (thanks, joan - Alcarras, Spain, for above 2)
Laura Branigan - Self Control
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