Monday, 9 February 2015

The Song - Saint Etienne's "Nothing Can Stop Us"

I've never felt so good. I've never felt so strong. Nothing can stop us now.

The sumptuous Sarah Cracknell and a couple of blokes (ex music journos Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, of course!) with a gorgeous pop classic from the band's debut LP "Foxbase Alpha", back in 1991.

It's "Nothing Can Stop Us", the third single by Saint Etienne, At once retro and modern, influenced by House and based on a looped sample from Dusty Springfield's "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face", it's a vibrant piece of life affirming pop, modestly and succinctly described by Stanley as "the first song me and Pete ever wrote. Beginners luck!"

It's also the first song the band recorded with Sarah on vocals. After hearing what she did with this, they immediately signed her on as their permanent vocalist. And thank God for that!

"Nothing Can Stop Us" managed to reach the number one spot on the American dance charts.

Here's the wonderful original video for 'Nothing Can Stop Us' - directed by David Lodge & Nick Bray - as featured on the 'Too Young to Die' video compilation. Let's gaze at Sarah's chic beauty and go on a jolly trip around London in the bursting fulsomeness of high Spring  ... and have a few trips inside the clubs.

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