Hey all of youse, listen up.
Grecian Goddess Effie is back and this time, she’s releasing her very own album full of ’90s classics. Mercifully, however, she’s decided to leave the singing to the originals instead of putting her own thick Mediterranean spin on them.
“Fellow boofheads, I have exciting news that will have youse dancing in the streets… to quote my good friends David and Mick…,” she says in a statement.
“Yes. I’ve signed a record deal! Genius I know. None of youse will be surprised but I have been chased, sleazed on and schmoozed for years to release an album. Of course the only condition being that I don’t actually sing on it. If that works for Britney it can work for the Effster.”
‘Classic 90s Hits’ brings together two discs worth of pop gems that were, and each disc brilliantly delivers in its own right.
Whether it’s disc one – entitled ‘On Your Feet!’, which features pop nuggets from C+C Music Factory, En Vogue, MC Hammer, Deee-Lite, Guru Josh, Paula Abdul, Real McCoy and even R Kelly’s infectious ‘She’s Got That Vibe’, or disc two – entitled ‘On Your Back’, which slows down the tempo, inviting the sexy in from the likes of Marvin Priest, Michael Bolton, Whitney Houston, Silk, SWV’s amazing ‘Right Here’, Diana King, Toni Braxton and yes, our own Peter Andre, it’s a collection worthy of mention, possibly because a number of the tracks featured here have long been forgotten – or perhaps unavailable for some time.
‘Effie’s Classic 90s Hits’ is released physically and digitally today.
CD1 – On Your Feet!
01. C&C Music Factory – Things That Make You Go Hmmm
02. En Vogue – Free Your Mind
03. Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper
04. MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
05. Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
06. Guru Josh – Infinity
07. Paula Abdul – Opposites Attract
08. Kris Kross – Jump
09. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Boom! Shake The Room
10. Run DMC – It’s Like That
11. Snow – Informer
12. Real McCoy – Another Night
13. Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
14. Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
15. R Kelly –She’s Got That Vibe
16. Genuine – Pony
17. La Bouche – Be My Lover
18. Dr. Alban – Sing Hallelujah!
19. Kulcha – Shaka Jam
CD2 – On Your Back!
01. Maxi Priest – Close To You
02. Michael Bolton – How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
03. Vanessa Williams – Save The Best For Last
04. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
05. Silk – Freak Me
06. SWV – Right Here
07. Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love To You
08. Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl
09. Diana King – Shy Guy
10. Brownstone – If You Love Me
11. Toni Braxton – You’re Makin’ Me High
12. The Tony Rich Project – Nobody Knows
13. Groove Theory – Tell Me
14. Az Yet – Last Night
15. Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me
16. Brandy – I Wanna Be Down
17. Next – Too Close
18. Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex You Up