Helena Paparizou - Mambo

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So hey now mister whizz...

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  1. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    In anticipation of THE RETURN tonight, I've revisited this little gem, brief Moopy cause célèbre and, lest we forget, UK #185 hit. ( :( )

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    I forgot how cheap and tacky the video was :D Poor Helena... I remember thinking she was going to be the next Shakira.
     
  2. Penelope

    Penelope Соловей!

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    It was great fun, but as Elena's ethno disco madness goes it has NOTHING on Gigolo :disco:
     
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  3. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    I'm not your average bimbo / lost in limbo really is a lyric of LIFE. :D
     
  4. Penelope

    Penelope Соловей!

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    The Game of Love album really was just HIT after HIT after HIT. Even the 60s cover bonus track was excellent.
     
  5. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    'Heroes' has long been a staple of my emergency treadmill playlist.

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    VIVA LOS HEROES! *cranks speed up to 13*
     
  6. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    The Game of Love album is IMMENSE. I even love the obligatory ballad at the end - Seven Days, written by DA BUZZ. I have a few of her Greek albums but I haven't really listened to them much.

    I was completely obsessed with Mambo when it originally came out, it's still a staple to this day!
     
  7. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    I texted a radio show in 2006 to request this once ('Call Control' I think it was called). They called me back and said they wanted me to request James Morrison on the air instead. So I did, and dedicated it to Moopy...
     
  8. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I prefer the "My Number One" album, which is marvellous, but "The Game of Love" is almost just as good. "Anapandites Klisses" is the greatest song she's EVER DONE, by the way :disco:

    I prefer the Greek version of "Mambo!" as well, but that's a STONE COLD TEN, as I'm giving here.
     
  9. Penelope

    Penelope Соловей!

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    What the FUCK kind of radio station tells listeners who text in what songs it wants THEM to request? :D
     
  10. Ag

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    I couldn't call a fave from those two albums. They're packed with absolute pop gold. I invariably return to having a blast of Helena in my life every now and again. I was pretty mid Helena obsessed in the mid 00's.

    Impromptu Helenna top 5...

    1. Baby It's Over
    2. You Set My Heart On Fire
    3. I Don't Want You Here Anymore
    4. The Light In Our Soul
    5. Mambo
     
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  11. Suedey

    Suedey #WorldChorusDay2020

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    I love this, certainly, I do... but I do feel that it's lacking that LITTLE SOMETHING and therefore it is not a SONG OF LIFE; just a great little pop ditty which is FINE AND DANDY as well.
     
  12. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    And this was all part of a 'chart' that listeners apparently voted for :manson:
     
  13. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Helena (solo only of course) TOP TEN for me

    1. Anapandites Klisses
    2. The Light In Our Soul
    3. Mambo!
    4. Gigolo
    5. Baby It's Over
    6. Pirotehnimata
    7. You Set My Heart On Fire
    8. Heroes
    9. Porta Gia Ton Ourano
    10.Yparhxei Logos
     
  14. ameraal

    ameraal tennis

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    i love this piece of trash. it still gets plays for me for sole reason.
     
  15. straightorbroken

    straightorbroken from the sound of sirens

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    Top drawer trash, but I take issue with it being in the toilet.
     
  16. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    One of the greatest hits from her canon.

    I'm more familiar with the GREEK version... you know being fluent in it and all.
     
  17. ZZ

    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

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    That's where the laughter comes thick and fast
     
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  18. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    I don't love it as much as I did at the time, but it's still great.
     
  19. Pingu

    Pingu Never thought I'd work again

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    WTF is this doing in the Pop Toilet?! :evil:
     
  20. Pingu

    Pingu Never thought I'd work again

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    I don't love The Game of Love album QUITE as much as I did at the time but there are still a hefty portion of classics on there, namely this, Gigolo, Teardrops and the title track (although I prefer the "Greenglish" version of that one).

    Her English stuff has always been top notch for me, and based on the two songs we've heard so far her new album should be up there too.
     
  21. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    Save Me (SOS) is the best thing she's ever done, IMO, and Survivor is right up there too. I love Helena at the moment. :disco:
     
  22. Queen of the Bay

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    oops
     
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  23. Penelope

    Penelope Соловей!

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    CREATE A NEW THREAD FOR FUCK'S SAKE
     
  24. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    :D But anything to bump up this 13/10 song is fine by me...
     
  25. straightorbroken

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    The beginning of that video makes me feel embarrassed for Geru with her similarly themed Desire video (not that I wasn't already of course). That chorus puts hairs on my chest - what a feat.
     
  26. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    I would have agreed with you once but I think I've cooled a little in recent years.

    In fact I don't play HEL-PAP very much at ALL these days
     
  27. ZZ

    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

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    This is the one song from her I still play these days. Proper uplifting and joyful.
     
  28. Rhythmbarbican

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    LOVE this. Should've been a huge hit.

    MAMBO AYEYA!
     

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