Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Robin S 'Show Me Love (Stonebridge Club Mix)'

Chart Peak: 6
Robin S may now have to give up her day job as secretary for the mayor of Long Island, New York... 'Show Me Love' has been a floor filler in the clubs for months and has now made the Top 10 of the British national chart.
Don't worry, the British national chart isn't some fascist thing, it's just the standard terminology for a non-specialist chart. It's hard to believe that this song was ever new to people (although it had been released even before this under her full name of Robin Stone); the song has been re-released, remixed, sampled and pastiched so many times, particularly in the last few years, that it's hard to come to it with fresh ears at all. I certainly don't feel that I've been able to do so and without any nostalgic attachment to the 1993 chart run, I find this a bit average.
Perhaps that's unfair and purely a result of the overfamiliarity, but I don't feel I can just assume that I'd like it more at the time so I have to be honest here. Ms S is a powerful singer, but her later cover of a Yazoo album track proves she's not Alison Moyet.

Also appearing on: Now 25
Available on: Floorfillers Old Skool

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