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Michael Gray – The Weekend (Extended Vocal Mix) (2004)

EDMclassics | 4 August, 2021

Michael Anthony Gray (born 12 July 1966), better known as Michael Gray, is a British DJ and house music producer. He is also half of the dance music production and remixing duo Full Intention.

Michael Gray created a megamix entitled “The Brits 1990 (Dance Medley)” for that year’s awards ceremony which peaked at #2 in the UK Singles Chart. In 2004, he began issuing records under his own name, the first being “The Weekend”, a worldwide hit in late that year. It peaked at #7 in the UK Singles Chart when licensed through UMTV on Eye Industries, and also notched up over 20,000 plays on the radio. In the United States, “The Weekend” was a Top 10 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart in 2005, where it was released on Ultra Records. It featured in a Honda commercial and also in the Ugly Betty episode, “Sofia’s Choice”, in 2007.

The follow-up to “The Weekend” was “Borderline” featuring vocals from Shelly Poole, formerly of Alisha’s Attic, released on 24 July 2006. The track peaked at #3 on the ARIA Club Chart and at #12 on the UK Singles Chart. In 2007, an album, Analog Is On, was released briefly only in Japan. A third single, “Somewhere Beyond”, peaked at #5 on the Australian ARIA Club Chart.

“The Weekend” contain in the hook a sample from “Back at Ya” by American group Kerr, who was completely replayed at Scorccio Sample Replays. The track also uses the theme “I can’t wait for Saturday to begin”, featured in “Get Down Saturday Night” by Oliver Cheatham, changed in “The Weekend” to “I can’t wait for the weekend to begin”. Cheatham is credited as co-writer, accordingly.


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