NICKI FRENCH, “On Your Marks, Get Set, Go Away”
Last year Nicki French sang about how she would toss a guy out of a dance club and leave her “Teardrops On The Disco Floor”. This year it’s ready – steady – go away! The singer best known for her high energy 90’s cover smash of “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” takes matters into her own hands and empowers all of us to do the same in “On Your Marks, Get Set, Go Away”. Like “Teardrops”, “On Your Marks” is a dance floor delight, taking a huge lot of 80’s inspiration and translating it for today’s dance clubs. 30 years ago, a song like “On Your Marks” would be sung by Kylie Minogue and fit snugly into the Stock-Aitken-Waterman music factory of the day. While the song is fluid enough and does not let up, it is an homage to that era, and just for fun, a remixer or two (I’m humbly suggesting Matt Pop 😉 ) perhaps could take that idea and run with it even more… Otherwise, listeners and club goers, face those relationship demons and just make ’em go away!!