A History of Pop Music Albums – 1999

A History of Pop Music Albums – 1999

Featured Album:  The Party Album – Vengaboys

This is the last in a series of articles looking at albums from 1960 to 1999.  Just cannot go on that much longer with the drivel that was the 90’s with worse to come from 2000 onwards!

The next series will be about my legends of pop music, in a sort of chronological order, but no particular year.  Some of them will cover decades, some just a few years.

As before, it is not just about the songs and tunes, it is very much about memories, and good ones, I hope.

Not everyone will like my choices of course, and you may remember some from each particular year that you feel should have been included, so do please post a link to the song.

1999 was so-so year, nothing much happening.  The Euro currency started, then everyone complained about how much everything had gone up in price (I was mainly working in France at the time).  Jill Dando was murdered, not cleared that one up yet either.  Bliar and the one-eyed mong still wrecking the country, but at least they did not put us in the Euro, their only saving grace of 13 years of terror, for which we still pay the price.  I wonder how much more my pensions would be if it was not for the theft by Brown.

The featured album for 1999: The Party Album – Vengaboys.  Now, let me say that I like happy tunes and this album, whilst I did not buy it, or any other in this particular year, is happy and fun.  I was really struggling for something and fortunately my girlfriend picked this one out and it is a cracker (as is she), especially if you are feeling a bit down and want a bit of happiness and fun.

Track listing

The Party Album! – European standard version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “We Like to Party!” Danski, DJ Delmundo 3:42
2. “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!” Danski, DJ Delmundo 3:22
3. “Ho Ho Vengaboys” Pronti and Kalmani 3:40
4. “Up & Down” Danski, DJ Delmundo 4:03
5. “We’re Going to Ibiza” Geraint Hughes, Jeffrey Calvert, Danski, DJ Delmundo 3:09
6. “Parada de Tettas” Danski, DJ Delmundo 4:04
7. To Brazil!” (medium radio) Jorge Lima MenezesAry Barroso, Danski, DJ Delmundo 3:06
8. “Movin’ Around” Pronti and Kalmani 3:48
9. “Overwhelm Yourself” Danski, DJ Delmundo 4:26
10. “You and Me” Aircheck 5:24
11. “The Vengabeat” Danski, DJ Delmundo 4:09
12. “Paradise…” Danski, DJ Delmundo 7:06
13. “Superfly Slick Dick” Danski, DJ Delmundo 5:20
14. “All Night Passion” Aircheck 3:42
15. “24 Hours” Danski, DJ Delmundo 6:39
16. “To the Rhythm” Aircheck 6:15

Two singles were released from The Party Album: “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!” and “We’re Going to Ibiza”. Three of the band’s four previously released singles, “To Brazil!”, “Up & Down” and “We Like to Party! (The Vengabus)”, are included on the album. The album tracks “You and Me” and “The Vengabeat”, a reworked version of a previously recorded song “Funky Speed”, both appeared on their previous album, Up & Down – The Party Album. Greatest Hits Part 1 features the same songs as the standard edition, except that it omits “Vengababes from Outer Space” and has five additional songs.

More writings on this album here:  The Party Album

I have to say I did not buy any album in 1999, it was all rather bad.

So, on we go with 1999:

The Top 10 Albums with a You Tube hyperlink on the title:

Top Tip: Right-click and open in new tab

Top Albums of 1999
   1 Shania Twain Come On Over
   2 Boyzone By Request
   3 Travis The Man Who
   4 Abba Gold – Greatest Hits
   5 Stereophonics Performance And Cocktails
   6 Robbie Williams I’ve Been Expecting You
   7 Steps Steptacular
   8 Westlife Westlife
   9 The Corrs Talk On Corners
   10 Macy Gray On How Life Is

Shania is lovely, includes “Still the one”.  To be honest I would have picked Boyzone as the featured album, but you lot would all gang up and bully me and tell me I am ghey and stuff.  Possibly The Petshop Boys.  I do like Travis.  Abba also deserve a featured album; they will appear in the next series I shall write.  Robbie selling well.  Steps was of their time, and still are, they play a lot at the holiday park still.  Westlife, bit same as Boyzone, but I like them.  The Macy Gray album is good, includes “I Try”, just her voice is an acquired taste.

Most notable albums for my liking for 1999 though are below:

Pet Shop Boys – Nightlife

Dr Hook – Love Songs – I am a big softie at heart.  Dr Hook I always on my playlist.

Blondie – No Exit – Includes “Maria”

The Cardigans – Gran Turismo – some very nice tracks on this.

Blur – 13 – Britpop but some really good stuff

Abba – Gold Greatest Hits – Just awesome.

The Cranberries – Bury The Hatchet – lovely

Travis – The Man Who – Much underrated, includes “Why does it always rain on me”

Dean Martin – The Very Best of Dean Martin – The Capitol & Reprise Years – Absolute legend!


As you know I like to review your “tunes” that you post.

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Hat tips to these sites:

http://www.everyhit.com/chart1.html   these give the top 10 songs for each year.

https://www.youtube.com/  you know them.

Next Time: A new series, my favourite legends, in a sort of chronological order.

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