“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was originally a Supremes hit, but Kim Wilde took her version all the way to #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 back in early 1987. Kim never really left the music scene, but was never able to reach the same success with any of her follow-up singles. This was unfortunate, because I was a Kim Wilde fan since day one. Her story seems to resemble Kylie Minogue’s, considering they both started in the late 80′s with a great debut single, continued along with significant success over the decades, but just not in the US.
Subsequently, Kim is returning to the place that started it all. She has teamed up with Danish house music producer Funkstar Deluxe to remind audiences just how great the 80′s were. Funkstar has collaborated with many musicians to remix their original hits and modernize them for today’s dancing feet. His music collaborations include songs by Bob Marley, Barry White, Grace Jones, and Tom Jones. You may remember his first release back in 1999 when he remixed Bob Marley’s “Sun Is Shining,” which became a huge club hit.
The vocals for “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” are pretty similar to Kim’s original version, but she has re-recorded some of them to give it a whole new feel. Funkstar also adds some club beats to give it a brand new sound. It’s a fun collabo. Nice to have them both back.
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