is a disco house
song, released by the UK based production duo Shapeshifters
The name "Lola's Theme" was originally a working title
for this record; Lola is Simon Marlin's wife and it was while listening to her record collection that the initial idea for the track was conceived.
"Lola's Theme" features a sample
from the introduction of Johnnie Taylor
's 1982 R&B
hit, "What About My Love." and it was originally released as an instrumental at the end of 2003 on their own Nocturnal Groove label. Due to its immense popularity, "Lola's Theme" was licensed from Nocturnal Groove to Positiva Records
. At the same time, the sample of "What About My Love" was then completely replayed by Mark Summers
at Scorccio Sample Replays, recreating all elements of the sample (strings, brass sections, piano etc.). The duo then set about finding a vocalist. After a long search they met Cookie
, a gospel singer from the London Community Gospel Choir
. who recorded the vocals for the full release.
"Lola's Theme" was released on 12 July 2004 and upon its release went straight into the UK charts at #1.. "Lola's Theme" also topped the American Dance Charts, peaking at #1 on the Hot Dance Airplay
chart in October 2004. The duo went on to have a further two Top 20 UK hits ("Back To Basics" and... Read More