Friday, 18 November 2011
Holly Johnson - Americanos - Justin Strauss Extended Mix
Americanos was the ex-Frankie Goes To Hollywood lead singer's second solo single after leaving the band, and his fourth solo single overall. The song reached #4 in the UK in 1989. The previous single, Love Train, also reached #4 and both songs featured on Holly's debut solo album Blast! Holly's first solo single was Yankee Rose way back in 1979, followed by Hobo Joe in 1980. Neither song entered the singles charts.
There were around a dozen remix versions of Americanos, including the Mambo Dub Mix and Liberty Mix which featured on the CD single version. The Justin Strauss Extended Mix (above) featured on a reissued two CD version of the Blast album in 2010 which featured 30 tracks. The original Justin Strauss mix and extended mix originally featured on a U.S promotional CD released in 1989.
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