Posts Tagged ‘En Zo…’

Charley says WEEK! 2010.24

June 20, 2010

Emmène-Moi‘ is one of those songs that I must have listened to so much as a kid, that today I can still sing along to every word of it. And to be honest, I still think it is completely amazing.

Allan Théo is a French singer who hit it big in 1998 with this Frenglish song. He had another French top 10 hit from his debut album with ‘Lola‘. There’s a bit of a depressing tale on Wikipedia of self-financed follow-up projects which had him sell his house, only for it all to go wrong. However, all’s well that ends well, as these days Allan is said to be a banker who is still doing music on the side. His website promises a new album very soon.

Charley says ARTIST! Daphné
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Charley says GUEST VIDEO BLOG! Kyrah says POP!
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Charley says VIDEO! Kat DeLuna ft. Akon – Push Push
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Charley says VIDEO! Jaap – Don’t Stop Believin’
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Charley says SONG! Huu – Crawl
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Charley says VIDEO! Lasgo – Tonight
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Charley says CHARTS! Ultratop 2010.24
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Charley says ARTIST! Daphné

June 14, 2010

This is one of those things where I wish I could go back in time and tell 12-year-old Charley to buy that single after all cause one day you’ll be wishing you had.

In 1999 a then unknown Daphné featured on Flemish boyband En Zo…’s ‘Hopeloos Verloren‘. Singer Filip D’Haeze, who is still soldiering on with other projects, does the parlando verses, while Daphné was responsible for the ‘aaah’ bits throughout the song and the gorgeous chorus. She had a perfect bubblegum pop voice and the clothes, the shoes, the hair… It was all amazingly 1999.

A year later, Daphné released her first and only solo single through Universal Belgium. From what I’ve read, ‘Thank God I’m In Love‘ is proper bubblegum pop. Unfortunately, the song flopped hard. It never charted and I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard it on radio or tv.

Which is probably why I never bought it, something I very much regret as in hindsight this was probably the kind of thing I would have loved. And now I’ll probably never get to hear as it’s not even on YouTube.

Shame.