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Taffy – Love My Radio (Midnight Radio) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 12th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Side A

“I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio)” is a single by American Italo disco singer Taffy, first released in 1985. It was produced by Italian record producer Claudio Cecchetto. The song was a huge hit in Italy and the United Kingdom, and was also a hit in several countries in Europe. In the United Kingdom, the single was released in 1986 and peaked at #6 on the UK Singles Chart in early 1987. In the US the song debuted on the Billboard dance chart on April, 19, 1986 spending ten weeks on the survey peaking at #6.

The song is about a radio disc jockey broadcasting in the early hours. However, as very few radio stations in the UK broadcast after midnight in the 1980s, this reference in the record was changed, and the UK version was re-recorded and retitled as “I Love My Radio (Dee Jay’s Radio).

SIDE A:
I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio) (U.S.A. Mix) 7:05
Remix, Mixed By – Freddy Bastone

SIDE B:
I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio) (European Mix) 8:28
Remix, Mixed By – Ma-Ma

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Emergency Records ‎– EMDS 6561
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Italo-Disco

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Celso Valli
Mastered By – Herb Powers Jr.
Producer – Claudio Cecchetto
Written-By – C. Cecchetto*, G. Pegoraro*, P. Bozzetti*

NOTES:
MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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32 Responses to “Taffy – Love My Radio (Midnight Radio) (US 12″)”

  1. musicdivaSF Says:

    I love my radio, my midnight radio. This is one of my fave pop / italo-dance tracks that never gets old. Really appreciate you posting this for us to enjoy. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome MusicdivaSF. Good to see you 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Weeeeee!! This is the perfect follow-up to Alisha’s “All Night Passion” Paul!! Another great electro-pop confection!! I’ve been singing this lately for no apparent reason, except inserting my cats’ names into the lyrics. Yeah, I know, pretty bizarre, but it does seem to fit. Thanks Paul for another song from my youth. You’re on a roll. Actually, everyday you’re on a roll. I just love what you love so much.

    Excited (BIG TIME)!!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not bizarre at all Jeff you should have seen me this morning while I was recording this 12″ lol I’ll keep that a mystery 🙂

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  3. Stefano Says:

    Italo, yes! A favourite of mine too. This song always makes me happy, even after all these years.
    Celso Valli is a famous arranger in Italy, still does many recordings (for example Eros Ramazzotti and Laura Pausini). And Claudio Cecchetto did many many Italo productions (Sandy Marton will ring a bell). So a rather famous team here.
    Grazie Paulo per questo disco. Molto bello!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂

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  4. Shelf Says:

    Great guilty pleasure from my old high school days. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Shelf 🙂

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  5. Roy Mahoney Says:

    So love this song. You’ve done it again as always. Massive thanks for this. Been trying desperately to find a couple of 12″ I so fondly love. If you come across them Paul, I would be more than happy to pay for them…
    Contract of the Heart – Spelt like This
    Cry, Cry, Cry – Two Minds Crack
    I am also having problems finding a rare long 11min version of You Take Me Up by The Thompson Twins and the 12″ dogmatix mix of Lean on Me.
    Same again i’m more than happy to contribute towards costs if you should stumble upon them.
    As a request could you put back up again the megamix you downloaded some while back by S’Express. As a token of my appreciation, I will send another donation your way.
    Once again a really big thank you for all hard work and effort you put on here. This is by far, the best site around for eighties music.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Roy thank you for the donation. You are in luck I have Two Minds Crack and Spelt Like This and will try to get them posted asap. I do not have Red Box but can get it. Do you know where the 11 min version of “You Take Me Up Appears”? I’d love to find that one too 🙂 Thanks again.

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    Roy Mahoney Reply:

    Awesome Paul. They are such good songs and I can remember playing them constantly when they were released. Brilliant you can get Red Box as well.
    I think the The 11 min version of “You Take Me Up” was the regular 12″ over here in the UK, though I’m not too sure. The mix contained 3 segments. the first being the standard song followed by the instrumental part called “Machines Take Over” and then finally merging into another instrumental segment called “Down Tools”. In total the mix ran for over 11mins30secs. That’s all I can really tell you, but I hope this information helps.
    Thanks once again and really appreciate all the hard work you do.

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  6. wolfie Says:

    So under-rated. Such a powerful voice. I have a few more of her singles and they all deserved to be hits. Thank u paul xxx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Wolfie 🙂

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  7. Tony Says:

    This song makes my mind go back to all the good times I recall. lol

    There are literally hundreds of mixes of this song (radio edits, house remixes, etc)
    I’ve been searching for the definitive version and I think the U.S.A Mix is the ONE!
    Thank you DjPaul 🙂

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    rough-diamond Reply:

    no, the european is THE version! the long intro drives me crazy!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Tony I love the USA mix too 🙂

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  8. NKelly Says:

    OMG adore this song. Still remember the 1987 UK TV performance of this on Top of the pops where she was dressed head to toe in bright orange shaking those hands like crazy. Think it was the late Mike Smith who introduced her from the balcony. Funny i can’t remeber things from last week nowadays! This replaces an inferior rip (i know and don’t need to check this fact) i currently have on my hard drive since 2013 that i picked up from somewhere. Many thanks

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    NKelly Reply:

    I think i’m right in saying that there are UK 7 and 12″ mixes of this. Furthermore this track was released as early as 1985 with the lyrics ‘My DJ’s radio’ as opposed to ‘Midnight radio’. Do you by chance have any other versions at all to post? I really do love this track!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    This is the only 12″ I have for this one Neil 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    That’s a shame but at least we have these 2 great mixes!

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  9. Cory Says:

    Fun track!! Thanks for posting Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cory 🙂

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  10. Davos Via 45 Says:

    I remember this well, it was very popular in the clubs around here, as it was with all the Italo-Disco stuff. Haven’t heard this for years, but the lyrics are still so catchy!
    This Italian producers really knew their trade, real craftsmanship.

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    Davos Via 45 Reply:

    Quite a few 12″ releases with different mixes from 1985 & 1986
    http://www.discogs.com/Taffy-I-Love-My-Radio-Midnight-Radio/master/149720

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  11. BE.D12'' Says:

    Oh my God!
    You have also this song!
    In Italy (I’m from Italy,Paul) was an incredible club track, also because
    the producer Claudio Cecchetto was the owner of Radio Dee Jay (based in Milan)
    and the mind of DJ Television on air on Italia 1 TV every day.
    The track has a synth bridge that reminds the same on Dominic Troiano “We all need love” 7″
    that I miss. Hope that one day you will rip it!

    Thx.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome BE.D12” 🙂

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  12. Piffard Says:

    A rather avoidable record,as almost it is for all Cecchetto productions.
    Don’t understand all the hype and enthusiasm of the people,really.One of worst Italo Disco songs ever!And I’m from Italy too,just to be clear.

    It’s nothing against you Paul,of course.

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  13. divo Says:

    thanks for the music they share, I wanted to ask if you own the other 12″ Taffy “Once more” http://www.discogs.com/Taffy-Once-More/release/211346
    thanks anyway hello

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  14. Arnaud Says:

    Hello,

    In France, the version by Affinity did better in the charts and I do prefer it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAkMn_EuxKQ
    if you have it too, a rip would be welcome, otherwize I would pay so you could order the 12″

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  15. Nathan Alan Says:

    Wow, you couldn’t have picked a better week to put so many great songs on the blog. If I had to pick a favorite song, or even make a top 10, I don’t think I could, but this one would definitely be in the top 5.

    I seldom take the time to post comments anymore, but this week I have been really down, and everything you have posted for us just can’t let me stay blue. When I first heard this song on a mix tape someone made for me almost 25 years ago, I didn’t even know who Taffy was, or that there was a style of electro known as Italo-Disco. Having the internet and being able to put song titles and lyrics into a search engine finally familiarized me to the songs I liked, but didn’t know who sang them or where they were from.

    thank you so much Paul, this is a great treat.

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  16. FrankieP Says:

    Was about to needledrop this last night. 😆
    I’ve been recording my Italo collection for a month now.
    So far I had finished restoring the following:

    Life Dance – Sonia Belolo
    Storia – Michael Copson
    Six, Two, Eight – Karisma
    My Heart Keeps Burning – Blind Date

    Don’t mind if I add this to my collection. Italo disco is such a guilty pleasure for me.
    Thanks for the share! Love your work and blog!

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  17. Jason Says:

    Thank you very much Paul

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