Its ATC(A Touch of Class) Juniors/Teens! Do you remember the wonderful band A Touch Of Class and their sublime song Around the World. They were absolutely huge in Germany with their La La La (Around the World) which was an epic slice of euro-pop that remained at no.1 for over five weeks selling over a million singles. It certainly improved on the original Russian template of the song that was composed by the Russian dance maestro Ruki Vverkh. ATC also made it a top 40 song in both the UK and U.S. Well, that was then and this is 2007!
Germany will see the release and launch of Magic Melody under the auspices of BeFour; a fabulous pop group that is ready to sweep the European charts. Its often said that pop music is dead. Well its certainly not in Germany where the list of successful pop acts reads like a shopping list of DontStopthePop's most wanted. Let me see, what do we have here? Monrose, Soccx, Bisou, Us4, Chipz, YooMii, No Angels and of course Banaroo. It would seem that if your pop act and you want to sell loads without going all electric, try out the German market first. Melanie C certainly has!
BeFour consist of Manou, Alina, Dan and Angel. As Magic Melody has only just been released this week it won't be on DSTP for download. Instead, I suggest you buy the fabulous cd through Itunes or order through Amazon.de. In the meantime keep yourself clucky with the sublime video promo available above. In a stroke of mere genuous the video recreates the "construction of the pop band" and the flaws and pit-falls that they face. Yet, thats the actual video itself. Odd? Deconstructive? Self-reflective? Go and play it! If not for all the intellectual moments then for the bit when the blonde boy does a Patsy Stone from AB FAB and the photo shoot falls on top of him. My other favourite moment in the video? When lots of white stuff goes over the faces of the lads.....
The CD single also comes with a fabulous b-side called Flying Around The World which sounds like A-Teens mashed up with Scooch at their best. In other words, buy buy buy!
Coming up next: More La Toya and my Summer hit prediction for 2007! (A few hints-its european and its the catchiest thing since my last summer hit prediction of last year Lucky Twice. Oh and shock, it isnt Swedish!!!)