Last year MAY 2008,I featured the VERY FIRST NEW WAVE MIXSET here on "The Doctor Is In" by my good friend and one of my original BLOG BUDDIES here in the Blogosphere, none other than DjDocT which received good feedbacks. Last DECEMBER 2008, I did a concept of a special NEW WAVE MASH-UP Project with him that was featured here again in my little blog which was also a great success and his VERY FIRST NEW WAVE MASH-UP too. Well, talking about MASH-UP, I have to say this KABAYAN of mine have great talent with this kind of music mixing and so when I heard this RICK ASTLEY/U2 MASHUP of "NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP/WITH OR WITHOUT YOU" on his VINYL 80s Blogsite,I was amazed on the blending of the songs. ANG GALING DjDocT!! Definitely, I have to make a special blogpost about it since it really caught my musical taste. YUP!! "The Dr. Stirring Rhod Way"again!! According to DjDocT, this MASH-UP was done already by a lot of MASH-UP Artists before so he doesn't belong to the MASH-UP WORLD if he don't have his own version of it. So we are now featuring it in my little blog. I grew up listening to this kind of music and this combination of two songs for me is a classic indeed. RICK ASTLEY came over here in MANILA last year to do a concert which was very successful and he sang all his GREATEST HITS. Btw, Roderick Paulate who is considered to be "The Rick Astley Of The Philippines" was also there to grace the occassion. Hmmmp!! KABAYAN,Do you remember the show "TONIGHT WITH DICK AND CARMI"? YUP!! That was the show he hosted together with sexy CARMI MARTIN. It was the first T.V. show that showcased DICK's Rick Astley Sound alike talent singing "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Together Forever". He He He!! On the otherhand, U2's plan of an ASIA TOUR that included the PHILIPPINES unfortunately for us PINOYS didn't push thru. U2 Retiring? There are news of the band's retirement lately, but I guess when It's done then that's the time we have to believe it. Both"Never Gonna Give You Up" and "With Or Without You" had a WORLDWIDE CHART SUCCESS and were also really big here in the Philippines back in the 80s. You still hear these two songs being overplayed on RADIO RETRO SPECIALS here in MANILA.
Btw, before you listen to DjDocT's MASH-UP, I encourage you to listen and watch the two MUSIC VIDEOS of both "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "With Or Without You" first which I uploaded so that your ears would adjust to these two songs. Then after you have listened and watched it then you are ready for a musical treat for the MASH-UP of these two songs and be amaze of the magic of DjDocT. ENJOY THE MUZIC!!
HERE'S THE MUSIC VIDEOS:
Never Gonna Give You Up
This song was released back in 1987 and topped the BRITISH CHARTS for five straight weeks and became the year's BEST SELLING SINGLE. It also became the BEST BRITISH SINGLE at the 1988 BRIT AWARDS. It was also a #1 hit in AUSTRALIA back in 1987. In 1988, this song topped the U.S. SINGLES CHART and BILLBOARD TOP100. A massive POP HIT too here in MANILA back on those days.
With Or Without You(LIVE!)- U2
This song was released as the first single of U2's highly acclaimed 1987 album entitled "JOSHUA TREE". It became U2's first AMERICAN #1 hit spending three weeks at the top of the CHARTS. The song also reached #2 on the Dutch Top 40 and #4 in the UK CHARTS. Another classic song for PINOY NEW WAVERS.
DEFINITELY TWO GREAT SONGS!!
Finally, Here's the MASH-UP!!
I uploaded the music file for you to listen to:
Never Gonna Give You Up/
With Or Without You
DOWNLOAD this MASH-UP on DjDocT's Blogsite
by CLICKING his NEW BLOG LOGO:
BIG THANKS TO DjDocT!!
Personally, I never get tired of listening to this MASH-UP!!
NEVER GONNA GIVE
-DR. STIRRING RHOD-