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"The Glamorous Life"
No cover available
Single by Sheila E.
from the album The Glamorous Life
B-side(s) The Glamorous Life (Part II)
Format 7" and 12"
Genre Latin pop
Length 3:41
Writer(s) Sheila E.
Producer(s) Sheila E., Jamie Starr
Sheila E. singles chronology
The Glamorous Life The Belle of St. Mark
"The Glamorous Life"
"The Glamorous Life" cover
Single by Melissa Tkautz
from the album Lost & Found
Released September 04, 2005 Australian.
Format CD single: Australia
Vinyl single: Germany
Recorded Melbourne
Genre Pop, Dance & Europop
Length 3:21
Label JRB Music
Distributed by Rajon Music Group
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Arranged & Mixed By Paul L. Wiltshire. Co-producer Andrew Glozer & Victoria Wu
Chart positions
Melissa Tkautz singles chronology
The Glamorous Life
(2005)
All I Want
(2005)

The Glamorous Life is the title of a song, written by Prince and first recorded by Prince's band-member, the percussionist, Sheila E.. As the first single from the album The Glamorous Life, it was Sheila E.'s first solo hit single, reaching number 7 on the U.S charts in 1984, and earning a Grammy Award nomination. Image File history File links Nocover. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Sheila Escovedo (born December 12, 1957, in Oakland, California), known by her stage name Sheila E., is an American musician, perhaps best known for her work with Prince and Ringo Starr. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s. ... A vinyl EP from Crop Circles. ... The 12-inch single gramophone record gained popularity with the advent of disco music in the 1970s. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Latin Pop (Pop Latino, in Spanish) is pop music from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and Hispanic-American artists who sing in languages spoken in Latin America, mainly Spanish and Portuguese. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as (or informally, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, TAFKAP, or simply The Artist), is a popular and influential Academy Award winning American musician. ... Sheila Escovedo (born December 12, 1957, in Oakland, California), known by her stage name Sheila E., is an American musician, perhaps best known for her work with Prince and Ringo Starr. ... Image File history File links CD_Single_Melissa_Tkautz_-_The_Glamorous_Life. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Melissa Tkautz (born January 24, 1974) is an Australian actress, singer and model of Austrian and Maltese heritage. ... In early 2005, Melissa made a special appearance at ARQ nightclub in Sydney for the very popular Retrosexual theme night, performing re-worked versions of her hit songs Read My Lips and Sexy (Is The Word). The crowd showed that the applause and enthusiasm for Melissa was still as strong... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... 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The girl who once had you singing along to her early 90s hits, Sexy (Is The Word) and Read My Lips has successfully made her musical comeback with the Top 30 ARIA single The Glamorous Life! Now, hot on the heels of her comeback hit, Melissa drops her second... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... A percussion instrument can be any object which produces a sound by being struck with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. ... Sheila Escovedo (born December 12, 1957, in Oakland, California), known by her stage name Sheila E., is an American musician, perhaps best known for her work with Prince and Ringo Starr. ... 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A dance song, the lyrics reflect a cynicism for the decadence and materialism of the song's protagonist, referred to in the third person, who "wants to lead a glamorous life", although she is aware that "without love, it ain't much".


It has been covered by T-Funk featuring vocals by Inaya Day and Melissa Tkautz (both 2005). In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Quistis Trepe ) is a playable character in Squaresofts RPG Final Fantasy VIII. At eighteen years old, she is a young instructor at Balamb Garden, where Squall Leonhart, Zell Dincht, and Seifer Almasy are students. ... Inaya Day (real name: Inaya Davis) is an American singer best known for her vocal work on house music tracks such as Horny by Mousse T. // Early Career Inaya Day was born in New York City and started singing in church in Brooklyn. ... Melissa Tkautz (born January 24, 1974) is an Australian actress, singer and model of Austrian and Maltese heritage. ...


The earliest version of the song The Glamorous Life was originally intended to be recorded by the short-lived replacement act for Vanity 6, Apollonia 6. Prince allegedly had several tracks lined up for the trio to record for their debut album (and by some accounts, their follow up album as well) but abandoned the idea when he learned that lead singer Patty Kotero had no desire to stay in the group beyond her contractual obligations as designed for her movie role in Purple Rain. Fortunately for Sheila E., by this time she had already recorded several tracks with Prince and The Revolution and had material for her solo album. The Glamorous Life would be recorded by Sheila E. and go on to launch her solo career. It was the title track and lead in song on her debut solo album reaching number 7 on the U.S. charts. Her live performances of the song became memorable events, most notably for her percussion solo towards the end of the song where on some occasions (and award shows) she (1)spun around several times while drumming without missing a beat during the rigorous solo,(2)in some instances (especially in later years) placed one highly elevated foot on a snare while standing on the other leg mid-solo (3)memorably performed with drumsticks that glowed in the dark --cementing her status as a showstopping talent and a first rate performer on drums. Interestingly, while the solo featured in the song helped to bolster Sheila E.'s fame, all subsequent versions of this song have no drum solo at all. Vanity 6 was a female vocal trio assembled by Prince in the early 1980s. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Apollonia Kotero on her 1988 debut album Apollonia Born Patricia Kotero on August 2, 1959 in Santa Monica, California, Apollonia Kotero is a swimsuit model, actress and singer of Italian and Mexican descent. ... There are multiple meanings for Purple Rain, all related to Prince: His album Purple Rain The song Purple Rain from the same album The film Purple Rain in which he starred All three were released in 1984. ... ...

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Melissa Tkautz version

Melissa in the music video "The Glamorous Life"
Melissa in the music video "The Glamorous Life"

Tkautz, a former television actress, had achieved two highly successful dance singles in the early 1990s, in her native Australia. Her 2005 recording of "The Glamorous Life" was presented as a comeback and was the first step in a marketing project that aimed to return her to her earlier level of success. Her version was recorded in Melbourne, and was produced by Paul Wiltshire, who had achieved success as a producer with Backstreet Boys and Anthony Callea. It was released on September 4, 2005, simultaneously with a music video, directed by Mark Hartley and choreographed by Will Sabin. Image File history File links Screenshot_Of_Melissa_-_The_Glamorous_Life_Video. ... Image File history File links Screenshot_Of_Melissa_-_The_Glamorous_Life_Video. ... Melbournes Yarra River is a popular area for walking, jogging, cycling, rowing and for relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The Backstreet Boys are a Grammy-nominated male vocal pop group that enjoyed enormous success in the mid-late 1990s and 2000s. ... Anthony Callea 2004 Anthony Cosmo Callea (born December 13, 1982 in Melbourne) is a ARIA Award winning Australian singer and was the runner-up in the 2004 season of Australian Idol. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Will is not worth this! ...

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The single failed to relaunch Tkautz's music career; a substantial club hit in Australia, it peaked at number #31 on the ARIA charts. Image File history File links Melissa_Tkautz_-_The_Glamorous_Life. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... This article is about the musical term aria. ...


Formats and tracklistings

"The Glamorous Life" was released in the Australia September 04, 2005 on CD single format. On March, 2006 was released in the Germany by Dos Or Die Records on Vinyl single format.

Vinyl - Front cover.
Vinyl - Front cover.
Vinyl - Back cover.
Vinyl - Back cover.
  • Australian CD single
  1. The Glamorous Life (Radio Edit) - 3:21
  2. The Glamorous Life (AC Radio Edit) - 3:34
  3. The Glamorous Life (Hotfuss Radio Edit) - 3:20
  4. The Glamorous Life (Luke Leal VS Peachy Remix) - 8:23
  5. The Glamorous Life (Jimmy Z VS Bootscratchers Remix) - 6:27
  6. The Glamorous Life (Hotfuss Club Mix) - 6:21
  • Germany Vinyl single [U.S. 032]

Side 1 Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (700x715, 80 KB)Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (700x715, 80 KB)Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (700x715, 82 KB)Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (700x715, 82 KB)Source: http://www. ...

  1. The Glamorous Life (D.O.N.S. Remix) - 7:40

Side 2

  1. The Glamorous Life (Warp Brothers Remix) - 6:19
  2. The Glamorous Life (Hotfuss Club Mix) - 6:20

Chart performance

Charts

Chart (2005/2006) Peak
position
Australia ARIA Singles Chart #31
Australia ARIA Australasian Chart #8
Australia ARIA Dance Chart #8
Australia ARIA Club Chart #6
Russian Power Top 50 Singles #20
World Dance/Trance Top 30 Singles #29

References

  • Discogs. Formats and tracklistings information. Retrieved on April 23, 2006.
  • Power Top 50. Russian chart information. Retrieved on June 05, 2006.
  • Top40-Charts.com. World Dance/Trance chart information. Retrieved on June 05, 2006.

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See also

  • Fresh Album (1992)

Fresh is the first album by Australian actress, singer and model Melissa Tkautz, released in the Australia on 1992. ... In early 2005, Melissa made a special appearance at ARQ nightclub in Sydney for the very popular Retrosexual theme night, performing re-worked versions of her hit songs Read My Lips and Sexy (Is The Word). The crowd showed that the applause and enthusiasm for Melissa was still as strong... Sheila Escovedo (born December 12, 1957, in Oakland, California), known by her stage name Sheila E., is an American musician, perhaps best known for her work with Prince and Ringo Starr. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as (or informally, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, TAFKAP, or simply The Artist), is a popular and influential American musician. ...

External links

  • The Glamorous Life Lyrics.
  • JRB Music & Management Site.
  • Rajon Music Group Site.
  • Dos Or Die Records.

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