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D.H.T does ‘at seventeen’

D.H.T does ‘at seventeen’
October 22, 2005 MICHAEL KNUDSEN



so i said i like being random here on popbytes – and this is as random as something can get – well you might have (you must have unless your living under a pop rock) heard D.H.T on the radio – this belgian pop duo have a cover of roxette’s listen to your heart (1989) that has been playing on the airwaves in both slow & fast (dance) versions – both are fairly decent and kinda addictive – so when i got my mits on their debut album listen to your heart – i noticed they have a track #3 listed as at seventeen – i said it just can’t be – but alas it is indeed a cover of one of my favorite songs of all time – written & originally performed by legendary folky singer ms. janis ian on her awesome 1975 album – and one of my favorites – between the lines – i don’t think any redo could ever top janis ian’s classic recording – but it was so great to hear someone else do this oh so lovely & kinda sad song…so please give a listen below – and do check out D.H.T.‘s debut album listen to your heart – pure pop fluff but we all need that now & again…popbytes out for now – xxoo

I LEARNED THE TRUTH AT SEVENTEEN

THAT LOVE WAS MEANT FOR BEAUTY QUEENS

AND HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS WITH CLEAR SKINNED SMILES

WHO MARRIED YOUNG AND THEN RETIRED

THE VALENTINES I NEVER KNEW

THE FRIDAY NIGHT CHARADES OF YOUTH

WERE SPENT ON ONE MORE BEAUTIFUL

AT SEVENTEEN I LEARNED THE TRUTH

» listen to D.H.T’s version of at seventeen (.mp3 6.5mb)








Belgian dance-pop duo D.H.T. featuring Edmée (vocalist Edmée Daenen, 20,
and MC/DJ/writer/producer Flor ‘Da Rick’ Theeuwes, 28) have done in
recent weeks what no other Belgian act in the last thirteen years has
done: reach the Top 5 in pop radio play in the United States. D.H.T.’s
single, ‘Listen to Your Heart,’ is a powerful double-sided cover of the
late-1989 No.1 single originally written and performed by the Swedish
duo Roxette.



D.H.T.’s two new versions, included on the Robbins CD single along with
other extended dance mixes, zoomed to top 5 in airplay among radio
stations in the mainstream pop format. In addition, an ‘unplugged’
piano-led ballad version of ‘Listen to Your Heart’ has also spread the
song’s radio groundswell.



The duo have brought a highly original approach to their debut album,
LISTEN TO YOUR HEART, released July 19, 2005 on Robbins: it’s a clearly
mainstream creation — but hardly watered-down, built as it is from
entirely uncompromised elements of global dance styles, with a balanced
slate of often unexpected cover tunes, and an equally surprising and
solidly-written set of heartfelt original pop ballads and dance tunes.