The two most famous Brits on the Strip have joined forces to notch a song atop two dance charts in Britain.
Matt Goss — singing tonight and Saturday at Caesars, as usual — recorded his brooding ballad, "Firefly."
Then came up-tempo remixes from his friend Paul Oakenfold, the world’s most famous DJ (whose Perfecto promotions are Saturdays at the Palms).
Now the remixed "Firefly" is No. 1 on two charts: the UK Upfront Club Top 40 chart and the DMC World Trance chart, says British trade magazine Music Week.
Years ago, Goss shot to fame in Britain for singing dance songs in boy band Bros. So he’s glad to cross into the genre again with "Firefly."
"Someone, someplace in a club, is dancing their head off to it," Goss says. "When you think of people in Ibiza getting down to your music, it’s nice."
The lyrics to "Firefly" are dark, referencing a shallow grave, black crows and bloodshot eyes. But it’s ultimately about angels looking over you.
Goss says the song is morbid but positive, capturing the feeling of when you feel "hideously detached" from the world, yet feel guided by a "divine order guarding over you."
"I like twisted lyrics," he says.
You can hear the remix at MattGoss.biz.
Larry Flynt and "Hustler stars" are expected to appear tonight and Saturday at the official opening of his Hustler strip club. … If you’re at Rockhouse on Sunday, you might see a cordoned-off section for a photo shoot by "Peepshow" star Holly Madison and her co-stars from her reality show, "Holly’s World," Laura Croft and Angel Jones. … Mario Lopez is taking a VH1 crew to club Bank on Saturday.
Sheryl Crow on Saturday at Hard Rock. … Willie Nelson on Saturday at Cannery. … Garth Brooks today-Sunday at Wynn. … Ray Romano and Kevin James tonight-Saturday at The Mirage. … Scissor Sisters tonight at the Palms. … KC and the Sunshine Band tonight at Eastside Cannery. … Collective Soul on Saturday at Hard Rock pool. … Creedence Clearwater Revisited Saturday-Sunday at Orleans. … Toad the Wet Sprocket Saturday at Red Rock. … Mark Chesnutt tonight-Sunday at South Point. … Gretchen Wilson tonight at Silverton.
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