BE MY LOVER: The Original Hitz Volume 3 CD

After Valentines Day yesterday, what better time to celebrate The Original Hitz Volume 3 CD. After all, it features that famous La Bouche track and a tonne of other tracks for a bit of romancin’.

Or… a LOT of dancin.

They’re blue.. da ba dee, da ba dah

This CD is the 3rd in what you might call the Hitz FM “blue discs”. It was preceded by the 100% Aussie Original Hitz Volume 2 – Australian Moves & Grooves and of course The Original Hitz (volume 1). Later releases were more colourful, before morphing again by adding extra discs, megamixes and even a CDROM component.

But our focus today is on The Original Hitz Volume 3. It was released in September 1996 to coincide with the start of Hitz FM’s 9th broadcast. If volume 2 was dominated by house (with a smattering of pop, like Peter Andre’s Mysterious Girl and Christine Anu’s Party), then volume 3 swung the pendulum in a much more Eurodance direction.

Would you like the cheese platter?

Artists like Clock, Dreamworld, Daisy Dee and the aforementioned La Bouche added a lot more cheese compared to the more club-focussed CD before it. Having said that, tracks like Get Down On It (Peter Andre) and Imagination (Deni Hines) added a bit of R&B flavour – not to mention Aussie talent. At the time, neither artist were getting much airplay on larger radio stations.

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Now, where was I? That’s right. Whoever selected the tracks was happy to look a bit wider than usual on the music spectrum. Elsewhere on the disc there was some disco-tinged House (Mai Thai’s History) and even a bit of UK Garage (remember that?) with RU Sleeping by Indo.

As for me, my standout fave was Any Kind Of Vision by Bit Machine. I’m aways up for some disco piano, strong female vocals, and hey – let’s throw in some kettle drums there too. If you don’t know the track – I’ve included it below.

So, what’s your fave track in the CD listing above?
Comment below 🙂

Of course, that’s just the start. You can find out about some of the other Hitz FM CDs here.

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Author: Gabe McGrath

Gabe McGrath is a radio creative and freelance writer. He helped set up 89.9 Hitz FM Melbourne in the 90s. This youth radio station caused a sensation and 30 years later many a 90s kid will smile when 'Hitz' is mentioned. Gabe is working on a book about that era and now blogs about Hitz Melbourne. includes tonnes of streaming audio recordings, photos, stories and behind-the-scenes info.

2 thoughts on “BE MY LOVER: The Original Hitz Volume 3 CD”

    1. Let’s see…

      Hitz released 5 single CDs at first. (Plus the outlier, Hitz FM’s Moshpit)
      Then 4 x double CDs (which included megamixes).
      Then back to a single one with “Club Hitz”
      And finally a double CD linked to the online station (not the FM one) called “Hitz 247 – The Biggest Hitz of the 90s”.

      So that’s 12 releases, 17 discs for Hitz FM in total.

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