Twenty 4 Seven

Biography


Dance - The eighties
During the eighties, disco was a very important music-style in Holland. Producers like Stock, Aitken & Waterman
made hit after hit over here. But in the late eighties this style began to lose interest, and other styles became popular. These styles werenít successful everywhere, some, like hiphop, became popular in America, others, like dance, in Europe. Hiphop wasnít very successful in Holland, over here there were just a few HipHop songs who made it into the charts.

A much more popular style was eurodance, which got large influences from the hiphop. And sometimes there were
hiphop versions of dance songs like a hiphop version of "I Cant Stand It". Groups with a lot of influence in the Eurodance were Mars ("Pump Up The Volume"), Technotronic ("This Beat is Technotronic") and C&C Music Factory.

1989
In the year 1989 the Dutch producer Ruud van Reijen created Twenty 4 Seven. This became something totally new:
a female singer, doing the "angelic refrain" together with a male rapper. This combination together with a very happy
sound, a melody, you canít get rid off, became very popular in the Netherlands and beyond.

Nance Coolen had been chosen to be the female singer and Captain Hollywood became the rapper. They, together with Hanks & Jacks, who did the male backing vocals, made a song called "I Canít Stand It", which became very popular in the discoís & clubs in Holland & beyond. But the song entered the charts very carefully, and didnít reach that high.

After "I Canít Stand It" Twenty 4 Seven released "Are You Dreaminí" around Christmas 1989 and so in 1990 they
released the album "Street Moves".

Solo (1)
At the end of 1991, Captain Hollywood had a little argue with Ruud van Reijen and left the band.
After this he created the Captain Hollywood Project, a band like Twenty 4 Seven, Hollywood being
a rapper and some female singer for the refrain. Only his project constantly changed people,
several female singers joined & left his band.

During this time Captain Hollywood became more popular than Twenty 4 Seven. Hits like "More & More",
"Only With You" became popular in whole Europe. Twenty 4 Seven seemed to be fallen asleep.

Till 1993
After Captain Hollywood left, things became really quiet around Twenty 4 Seven. Things were that quiet that Nance
decided to take a job at a local supermarket. Can you imagine shopping in a store while Nance is sitting behind the counter??? But producer Ruud van Reijen wasnít planning to stop. He asked Nance to join the group again, and asked
if she knew someone instead of Captain Hollywood. Thatís were Stay-C enters the scene, Nance knew Stay-C from some concerts, were they both performed, Nance asked Stay-C. He was positive about it and joined the group. The first song they recorded together was "It Could Have Been You". But this song didnít become a hit at all.

Eurodance
During these years Eurodance became really popular. Bands like 2 Unlimited (same concept, female singer,
male rapper), Captain Hollywood, Double You (Cover of KC & The Sunshineband), Def James Dope reached
higher and higher in the charts.

Bang
And suddenly in the late summer of 1993, there was a very "angelic" song a the radio.
Whole generations got happy!! Why?

Slave To The Music
Slowly whole dancing Holland became infected by Twenty 4 Seven. The song started slowly in the charts,
but kept on climbing. And many weeks after it entrance it highest position in the charts. But the song didnít stop at the borders of our country, no, it grew and grew. Where most of the eurodance stayed in west Europe and Japan.

Twenty 4 Seven became popular in West Europe, Japan, Australia, South Africa, South America and even East Europe. Twenty 4 Seven was the first dance-act in former Tjechie-Slowakije who got platinum.

Love
It wasnít just one hit, the second single became even more popular. It smashed the charts all over the world, except in England & America. Stay-C & Nance flew from Sidney to Praha back to Amsterdam, slept in Stockholm and woke up in Balkburg. The world felt for the love of Twenty 4 Seven.

Take Me Away
Things went well, Stay-C & Nance could perform night & day if they would. At this time, Twenty 4 Seven
was the most successful dance-act in the world. The video-clip of the third single "Take Me Away" was
shot in South Africa.

Solo's
While Stay-C & Nance still got a contract till july 1996, no new Twenty 4 Seven material was released.
Nance & Stay-C stopped with Twenty 4 Seven to proceed their solo careers.

Before Juli 1996: Twenty 4 Seven...
In an interview on TV Nance told Twenty 4 Seven had split up, she and Stay-C couldn't bear each other anymore.
According to their contract they should make a new album. But the only people who worked on Twenty 4 Seven
were lawyers to get rid off this album...

Twenty 4 Seven became a closed chapter of dutch popmusic...

July 1996
But, in July 1996, Twenty 4 Seven was back! No, Stay-C & Nance did not reunite, Twenty 4 Seven changed again. Nance continued her solo-carrier and Stay-C together with Ruud van Reijen looked for a new female singer and
found: Stella. She had performed before, she had been on tour with Haddaway.

Summer 1996
During this summer Nance & Twenty 4 Seven are performing again. Nance performed at "Beachpop 1996" in Renesse, a concert where many artists will performed, and who presented all this? Yes, Nance. Twenty 4 Seven performed in many discos and did many shows on the "Veronica Zomertruck", a large, riding scene.

September 1996
At this moment both songs, Nance's "Big Brother Is Watching You" and the Twenty 4 Seven's
"We Are The World", was very popular in Holland.

January 1997
Twenty 4 Seven released a new song called "If You Want My Love".

March/April 1997
The recordings of the new album was completed.

September 1997
A single called "Friday Night" was released. It contained remixes by Paradisio, Lipstick, Ruud Van Rijen
himself and some other acts.

The new album was released in September and it was called "24 Hours, 7 Days A Week".

October/November 1997
Stella left Twenty 4 Seven. She was just to busy with her dancing/modelling career and she couldn't
combine it with Twenty 4 Seven.

September 1999
Twenty 4 Seven was finally back! The single which was released after nearly 2 years of silence was called
"Ne Ne" and features Stay-C.

October 2007
After 8 years of silence Twenty 4 Seven was back with a new single and a new singer, Elle. The single was entitled Like Flames and was in the jumpstyle genre.

The Singles

Title: I Canít Stand It [ft. MC Fixxit] (12")
Released: 1989
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
I Can't Stand It (Org. Single Version)
I Can't Stand It (Hip House Single Version)
I Can't Stand It (12" Club Mix)
I Can't Stand It (12" Hip House Remix)
n/a
n/a
n/a
12:59

Title: I Canít Stand It [ft. MC Fixxit] (12")
Released: 1989
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track B2.
I Can't Stand It (Hip Hop House Remix)
I Can't Stand It (Original Single Version)
I Can't Stand It (Hip House Version)
6:02
4:09
3:59

Title: I Canít Stand It (Remixes)
Released: 1989
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
I Canít Stand It (Radio Remix)
I Canít Stand It (Club Remix)
I Canít Stand It (Dub mix)
3:35
9:45
6:40

Title: I Canít Stand It [ft. Captain Hollywood]
Released: 1989
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
I Can't Stand It (Radio Version)
I Can't Stand It (Hip House Remix)
I Can't Stand It (Long Instrumental)
4:05
6:10
6:10

Title: I Canít Stand It [ft. Captain Hollywood] (7")
Released: 1989
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
I Can't Stand It (Radio Version)
I Can't Stand It (Short Instrumental)
4:05
3:49


Title: I Canít Stand It [ft. Captain Hollywood] (12")
Released: 1989
Tracklisting:
Track A.
Track B.
I Can't Stand It (Hip House Remix)
I Can't Stand It (Long Instrumental)
6:10
6:10


Title: I Canít Stand It (Remixes) [ft. Captain Hollywood] (12")
Released: 1989
Tracklisting:
Track A.
Track B.
I Can't Stand It (Club Remix)
I Can't Stand It (Dub Remix)
9:35
6:40


Title: Are You Dreaming
Released: 1989
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Are You Dreaming (Radio Edit)
Are You Dreaming (Nightmare Mix)
Are You Dreaming (Acapella)
Are You Dreaming (Dream Dub)
2:45
5:08
4:24
4:54

Title: I Canít Stand It (12") [as Twenty 4th Street feat. Captain Hollywood]
Released: 1991
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
I Can't Stand It! (Hip House Mix)
I Can't Stand It! (Instrumental)
I Can't Stand It! (Remix)
I Can't Stand It! (Dub)
6:10
3:49
6:20
3:45

Title: It Could Have Been You
Released: n/a
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
It Could Have Been You (Single Version)
It Could Have Been You (Extended Version)
3:57
5:02


Title: Slave To The Music (12")
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Slave To The Music (Ferry & Garnefski Club Mix)
Slave To The Music (Ferry & Garnefski Acid Mix)
Slave To The Music (Ultimate Dance Extended Mix)
Slave To The Music (Ultimate Dance Single Mix)
5:02
5:09
6:08
4:01

Title: Slave To The Music
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Slave To The Music (Ultimate Dance Single Mix)
Slave To The Music (Ferry & Garnefski Club Mix)
Slave To The Music (Ultimate Dance Extended Mix)
Slave To The Music (Ferry & Garnefski Acid Mix)
4:01
5:02
6:08
5:09

Title: Slave To The Music (Including New Remix)
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Slave To The Music (Ultimate Dance Single Mix)
Slave To The Music (Ferry & Garnefski Club Mix)
Slave To The Music (Ultimate Dance Extended Mix)
Slave To The Music (Ferry & Garnefski Acid Mix)
Slave To The Music (Re-Mix)
4:01
5:02
6:08
5:09
5:57

Title: Slave To The Music
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Slave To The Music (Mass Attack Radio Edit)
Slave To The Music (The Ultimate Single Mix)
Slave To The Music (Tyler's Radio Edit)
Slave To The Music (Digital Mix)
4:32
4:01
4:03
6:04

Title: Slave To the Music (US Edition)
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Slave To The Music (DJ EFX's Funky Tribalist Mix)
Slave To The Music (DJ EFX's Bonus a la Pump)
Slave To The Music (Tyler's Radio Mix)
Slave To The Music (Tyler's Club Mix)
Slave To The Music (Ferry & Garfenski Club Mix)
Slave To The Music (Razormaid Mix)
6:20
3:08
4:03
6:19
5:02
6:04

Title: Is It Love (12")
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Is It Love (RVR Long Version)
Is It Love (Single Mix)
Slave To The Music (Naked Eye Remix)
Is It Love (Dancability Club Mix)
5:30
3:56
5:53
5:04

Title: Is It Love (7")
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Is It Love (Single Mix)
Is It Love (Dancability Club Mix)
3:56
5:04


Title: Is It Love
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Is It Love (Single Mix)
Is It Love (Dancability Club Mix)
Slave To The Music (Naked Eye Remix)
Is It Love (RVR Long Version)
3:57
5:04
5:53
5:30

Title: Take Me Away (12")
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Take Me Away (Single Mix)
Take Me Away (RVR Long Version)
Is It Love (Ferry & Garnefski Club Mix)
Take Me Away (E&M Club Mix)
3:36
5:44
6:25
5:00

Title: Take Me Away (7")
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Take Me Away (Single Mix)
Take Me Away (E&M Club Mix)
3:36
5:00


Title: Take Me Away
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Take Me Away (Single Mix)
Take Me Away (E&M Club Mix)
Is It Love (Ferry & Garnefski Club Mix)
Take Me Away (RVR Long Version)
3:36
5:00
6:25
5:44

Title: Leave Them Alone [ft. Captain Hollywood] (12")
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Leave Them Alone (RvR Long Version Rap)
Leave Them Alone (Rap Single Mix)
I Can't Stand It '94 (The 1994 Remake)
Greatest Hits MegaMix
4:30
3:34
5:19
13:15

Title: Leave Them Alone [ft. Captain Hollywood]
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Leave Them Alone (Rap Single Mix)
Leave Them Alone (RVR Long Version Rap)
I Can't Stand It '94 (The 1994 Remake)
Greatest Hits MegaMix
3:34
4:30
5:19
13:15

Title: Leave Them Alone (Italian Remixes)
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Leave Them Alone (Factory Team Remix)
Leave Them Alone (Factory Club Edit)
Leave Them Alone (Factory Spanish Remix)
Leave Them Alone (Radio Edit)
Leave Them Alone (El Tzigano)
5:50
5:52
5:40
4:15
5:38

Title: Oh Baby!
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Oh Baby! (Single Version)
Oh Baby! (Oh-Strumental!)
Oh Baby! (Atlantic Ocean Dance Mix)
4:57
4:57
5:08

Title: Keep On Tryin'
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Keep On Tryin' (Single Mix)
Keep On Tryin' (Ben Liebrand Mix with Rap)
Keep On Tryin' (RVR Long Version)
Keep On Tryin' (Ben Liebrand Mix without Rap)
Keep On Tryin' (Instrumental)
3:48
6:00
6:04
6:00
3:46

Title: We Are The World
Released: September 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
We Are The World (Single Mix)
We Are The World (Generations Mix)
We Are The World (RvR Long Version)
We Are The World (The World According To Ruyters & Romero Remix)
We Are The World (DanceHall Mixx)
We Are The World (Fijay Valasco Club Mix)
We Are The World (Instrumental World)
3:37
4:02
5:17
4:39
4:22
5:25
3:37

Title: If You Want My Love
Released: January 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
If You Want My Love (Single Mix)
If You Want My Love (C.L. & M.T. Freestyle Remix)
If You Want My Love (Ruyters & Romero Radio Edit)
If You Want My Love (RVR Long Version)
If You Want My Love (Mr. Manniën's Yakoo-Groove!)
If You Want My Love (Instrumental)
3:46
4:20
3:48
5:08
4:47
3:46

Title: Friday Night
Released: August 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Friday Night.(Paradisio Video - Edit Mix)
Friday Night.(RVR Single Mix)
Friday Night.(Andres Romero Club Mix)
Friday Night.(Lipstick Remix)
Friday Night.(Cooly D. Mix)
Friday Night.(DJ Sammy Club Mix)
Friday Night.(RVR Long Version)
3:46
3:39
5:38
3:32
3:54
6:25
4:50

Title: Ne Ne
Released: September 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Ne Ne
Instrumental Feel
3:15
3:14


Title: Like Flames (featuring Elle)
Released: October 10, 2007
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Like Flames (Radio)
Like Flames (Extended)
Like Flames (Pulsedriver Radio Edit)
Like Flames (DJ Gollum Radio Edit)
Flamable Beats
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

The Albums

Title: Street Moves (12")
Released: 1990
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track A3.
Track A4.
Track A5.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track B3.
Track B4.
Track B5.
I Can't Stand It
Whom Do You Trust?
In Your Eyes
Are You Dreaming
Help 'em Understand
Living In The Jungle
You Can Make Me Feel Good
Show Me Your Love Tonight
Find A Better Way
I Can't Stand It (Bruce Forest Remix)
4:07
5:37
4:27
4:56
4:01
4:33
4:13
4:39
3:57
3:35

Title: Street Moves
Released: 1990
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
I Can't Stand It
Whom Do You Trust?
In Your Eyes
Are You Dreaming
Help 'em Understand
Living In The Jungle
You Can Make Me Feel Good
Show Me Your Love Tonight
Find A Better Way
I Can't Stand It (Bruce Forest Remix)
4:07
5:37
4:27
4:56
4:01
4:33
4:13
4:39
3:57
3:35

Title: Slave To The Music
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Slave To The Music
Is It Love
Take Me Away
Keep On Goin'
Music Is My Live
Leave Them Alone
What Time Is It
Take Your Change
Let's Stay
Slave To The Music (Ferry & Garnefski Club Mix)
Is It Love (Danceability Club Mix)
4:03
3:55
3:36
3:59
4:08
4:01
4:13
3:35
4:03
5:02
5:09

Title: I Wanna Show You
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Intro
Gimme More
Keep on Tryin'
I Wanna Show You
On the Playground
Paradise
Breakin' Up
Oh Baby! (Album Version)
Words of Wisdom
You Gotta Be Safe
Runaway
Oh Baby! (Atlantic Ocean Dance Mix)
2:40
4:39
4:29
4:49
0:27
4:54
4:12
5:24
0:33
3:44
4:17
5:07

Title: Music Video CD (CDi)
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Video 1.
Video 2.
Video 3.
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
MM.
MM.
MM.
MM.
MM.
Slave To The Music
Is It Love
Take Me Away
Keep On Goin'
Music Is My Life
Leave Them Alone
What Time Is It
Take Your Chance
Let's Stay
Karaoke
Lyrics
Biographies
Discography
Photo's
3:55
4:00
3:35
3:58
4:05
4:01
4:13
3:35
4:02
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: 24 Hours, 7 Days A Week
Released: September 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
We Are The World
Here Is My Heart
Friday Night
Free
Angel
If You Want My Love
Gimme Lovin'
We Are The World (Ruyters & Romero Remix)
Friday Night (Paradisio Club Mix)
If You Want My Love (Charly L. & Mental T. Remix)
3:37
3:41
3:39
4:29
3:57
3:46
3:28
4:39
5:10
4:20

I n f o r m a t i o n
Biography © Egwin Boschman 1996
Additional information and Discography © Niklas Adolfsson 1997-2014

Thanks Ruud van Reijen for some information.
Thanks Dj Starfire for some tracklistings and pictures.
Thanks Remco van der GaliŽn for some tracklistings.
Thanks Nick Gryzin for some tracklistings.
Thanks Anders Lennartsson for some information.
Thanks C.J. Pelupessy for some information.
Thanks Andrew for some information.
Thanks Michael Street for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks Bart van Eijck for some discography information.
Thanks Olivier Pertuise for some discography information.
Thanks Adam Pokora for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks GUKP for some discography information.
Thanks The Wobsel for some discography information.
Thanks Ricardo Hessel for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks Jelle Scholte for some information and CD-covers.

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