Whigfield

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Whigfield

We danced with her on Saturday night, but by Tuesday morning she had disappeared!

On 11th September 1994, 24 year old Sannie Carlson achieved the impossible, by knocking Wet Wet Wet from the top of the UK singles chart! After fifteen weeks of “Love Is All Around”, the music buying public had a taste for something different.

Dee dee na na na…

The Danish singer came from out of nowhere to take the top spot in 11 countries worldwide with her infectious, maybe irritating anthem, that clubbers everywhere could just about cope with! She followed the success of “Saturday Night” with “Another Day”, another plinky-plonky anthem that reached the top 10 in 13 countries in late 1994-early 1995.

1995 brought two more big hits with “Think of You” and “Close To You” and that Christmas she even released her version of Wham’s “Last Christmas”!

Since then Whigfield has continued to record, but without much success. Her last charted hit was “Sexy Eyes” in 1996, which reached No.6 in Australia and No.68 in the UK.

In 2018, she competed to represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Boys On Girls”, now working as ‘Sannie’, but did not go through to the Superfinal. In April 2020, Whigfield released a brand new song, “Suga”. See what you think…

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

2 comments

  1. The word fairy stole my last comment so I gladly return to try again. Whigfield was one of many who dissapeared but I will remember her … my daughter and friends practiced “The Dance” until it was perfect. Those that made a few records then disapeared probably earned enough in the 80’s, with the last of the cd single buying generation. Good luck to Whigfield she gave many young girls hours of fun.

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