Wednesday, January 30, 2008

ONO's No No No Hits #1 On Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart/ Happy New Year 2008!

ONO's Explosive Single “No, No, No” (The Remixes) Ascends To The #1 Position
On The Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart
Happy New Year 2008!
New York City (1/1/08) –Yoko Ono kicks off 2008 triumphantly, ascending to the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with her powerful #1 single “No, No, No” (The Remixes) [Billboard issue date: 1/12/08]. The electrifying dance floor scorcher is Ono’s 3rd remix single to top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, alongside “Walking On Thin Ice” and “Every Man/Every Woman”.

“No, No, No” originally appeared on the avant-garde/pop pioneer’s landmark 1981 album Season of Glass (which Rolling Stone hailed as “an intelligent blend of aesthetic experimentation and pop form” and one of Yoko’s “most accessible and assured albums”). A provocative rocker about sexual liberation and the brutality of sexual dominance, the song and its remixes embody an undeniable fiery provocation as Yoko suggestively taunts and teases “let me take my blouse off…no, no, no, yes, yes, yes…” against a pulsating backdrop of dance, electronic, and rock grooves.

It is further evidence of the world’s acceptance and appreciation of the revolutionary artist’s fertile repertoire. Her daringly unconventional style and outspoken themes of peace, diversity, liberation, empowerment, equality, social consciousness, and the power of love have always resonated among the members of the underground art and music worlds, and during the last five years her solo material has been increasingly accepted by a new generation and a far wider audience.

The "No, No, No" mixes were brilliantly reconstructed by an international assemblage of remixer/producers including Tom Novy, Linus Loves, Eric Kupper, Friscia & Lamboy, Peter Bailey, Lindbergh Palace, Double B, and Mike Cruz,

The release follows the success of Ono’s recent #2 Hot Dance Club Play charting smash “You’re The One” (culled from her critically-acclaimed Mindtrain/Astralwerks Records dance remix collection Open Your Box). "You're the One" was the #6 Hot Dance Club Play Track of all of 2007 making Yoko one of the year’s Top 25 Hot Dance Club Play Artists, standing among contemporary heavyweights like Nelly Furtado, Rihanna, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Pet Shop Boys, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez and The Killers). Her alternative rock album "Yes, I'm A Witch" made the Mojo Magazine critics list of the top 40 albums of 2007 as well.

Few women in the history of rock & roll have stirred as much controversy and acclaim as Yoko Ono. Throughout the last four decades, she has continued to fascinate, influence and confound generations of music lovers, artists, musicians, activists and “outsiders” across all categories. She remains a notorious pop culture icon who’s forged a lasting legacy as a seminal avant-garde artist, experimental pop/rock innovator, staunch humanitarian, and now a bona fide pop/dance force.

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