Wednesday, December 21, 2005

More Than You Know: The Best Of Martika

Well, it's been some time since my Mamas and Papas CD, time for the next one:
I know what some of you might say: "Marietta, pull yourself together! Martika????"
I agree, she's "bubblegum pop", I am not crazy about her either.
But, again, there is this ONE song that drives me nuts.
It's LOVE THY WILL BE DONE, which is written by PRINCE.
It's absolutely divine, the melody is so dreamy and the lyrics are...yawza!

I first heard it when it was released back in the 90s and I liked it very much. It's much more cheerful than Nothing Compares To You by Sinead O'Connor, another Prince song that makes me want to rip my skin off!!! This one just sends me!

Then, this year, around February or March I was in a very moody situation, didn't know whether I was coming or going and I was at home.
My favourite station is the digital Mojo Radio, which plays oldies, soul, lots of Who and Brit pop, very much my kind of music.
So this song starts playing. I dropped everything and collapsed on my sofa!
I had completely forgotten about it, and it was the perfect song for that time in my life...

The next day I went to HMV at Victoria Station. Thankfully, Martika had probably released this Greatest Hits album quite recently, so there it was.
From that day I listen to the song very often and again, everytime, it sends me...

LISTEN TO IT: It's perfect for that feeling you have when you know you found the one, and you will do anything about him/her. Or if you have the illusion that you have found the one, still works, LOL!


Suesjoy said...

Hi Marietta-
Just stopping by to thank you for linking me! AW!! You're the second person to do that and it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. :)
I am honored.
I have to come back and read your posts - things are a bit cuckoo right now.
Take care and keep having fun!

E.L. Wisty said...

Well, I don't know Martika, but I think you can find musical gems everywhere. An album as a whole might be crap but there might be one great song there.

Have a warm and wonderful Christmas and New Year!


BallerinaGurl said...

You SOOOOOOOOO crack me up. Why don't you make it a download since I don't see myself running out and purchasing the CD anytime soon (or ever) LOL


ADAM said...

Hi Marietta,

Thanks for putting my name down on your link sites. When I work out how to do it I shall put your name on my blog.


Claire Eliza said...

I don't know who Martika is, but I love Prince. I really do, he is so cool. Amazing voice too.

- claire -

Tausha71979 said...

Hey Marietta,

Once again you have picked someone that I love, though I have sortof forgotten. Except for the fact that Eminem sampled "toy soldiers". Which is a song that I adored! Today I think that I'm going to bust out my Milli Vanilli cd, & lip synch right along with those masters:) Hope that you are well!

Take Care

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Marietta,

I will give Martika a try once the silly season known as Xmas is over and I can breathe again. My head is close to exploding and there is one day of school left!

Our school is putting on the musical Aladdin this year and one of the roles has been dubbed The Prince (formerly known as the artist). The kids look confused, the teachers are grinning.

Have a lovely Christmas and best wishes for the New Year to you!


greekzoe said...

I think I will pass on this one.:)

BallerinaGurl said...

Oh I know this song! LOL thanks for the download!! Love it. I think this fits someone I have in mind today I need togive a hug to. Thanks for the reminder.

Not sure I have ever listened to this whole album but hey this song is great by me!!

Lots of Kisses!

AlianaDrex said...

I'm in. I'll go listen. I hope all is going well.