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Effie's Classic 90s Hits

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CD  |  Various  |  17 Apr 2015


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Effie is the Logie award winning creation of Mary Coustas, an actress and writer. Her beloved character of Effie became a cultural phenomenon after the success of Wogs out of Work. The social significance of that theatre show gave birth to a many more: Acropolis Now, Wogarama, Waiting for Effie, Effie Just Quietly, Greeks on the Roof.

Mary’s serious acting career has lead her to roles in feature films and TV series such as Grass Roots, Skirts and Wildside as well as roles on stage at the MTC and STC.

In her own words… Effie describes herself: "Hello, Good thanks. It’s me… EFFIE. Yes, the Stunning Megastar slash Cultural Icon. As an up myself, proud and extremely well groomed battler, I have paved the way - with concrete on most occasions due to it's durability and cultural significance - for other unlikely legends like moi to put themselves on the Australian 'multicultural' map.

I was a former hairdresser by trade. For legal reasons I gave up what was a worthy and lucrative business - parting with the cash nearly killed me. The consequence of that tragedy was fame. With bones like mine there was no avoiding it.

'Wogs out Of Work' on stage in the late 80's was the beginning of the love affair with my fans. 'Acropolis Now' on TV gave the public, free and consistent access to the freakishly stunning architecture that is Effie. 'Waiting for Effie' my one-woman stage show was an intimate, brave and absolutely classic offering.

With chords like mine singing was always an option. Norman Gunston called and we recorded 'Amigos Para Siempre' which went top 20 on the ARIA charts. Due to the highs vocally I was able to achieve, I find that dogs are still following me wherever I go.

My brain came good a couple of years back on 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' allowing me to win 64,000 big bananas.

I hosted my own show on TV - with my family called 'Greeks On The Roof'. The words skilled, stunning and articulate icon were thrown around.I am also an author releasing 'Effie's Guide to Being Up Yourself' a positive, thinking toolbook. Some have called it a bible.

How good am I? Please. And modest. I haven't even mentioned the Logie I won.”

Effie’s Classic 90s Hits: And now Effie has curated a compilation entitled “Effie’s Classic 90s Hits” which will feature two discs. CD 1 is to get you on your feet, busting moves. CD 2 is to get you on your back, to make a little music of your own - if youse hear me knocking. Featuring artists like MC Hammer, En Vogue, Paula Abdul and Real McCoy. Or get all loved up to Michael Bolton, Boyz II Men and Peter Andre!


Title: Effie's Classic 90s Hits

Format: CD

Release Date: 17 Apr 2015

Artist: Various Artists

Sku: 2295493

Catalogue No: SFR0030

Category: Various

Disc Count: 1

Transfer Format: Compact Disc

Video Format: Jazz

Primary Audio: SFR0030

Language: 0602547253545

Subtitles: Universal Music



1. C&C Music Factory – Things That Make You Go Hmmm

2. En Vogue – Free Your Mind

3. Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper

4. MC Hammer – You Can’t Touch This

5. Dee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart

6. Guru Josh – Infinity

7. Paula Abdul – Opposites Attract

8. Kris Kros – Jump

9. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Boom Shake The Room

10. Run DMC – It’s Like That

11. Snow – Informer

12. Real McCoy – Another Night

13. Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack

14. Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It

15. R Kelly –She’s Got That Vibe

16. Genuine – Pony

17. La Bouche - Be My Lover

18. Dr. Alban - Sing Hallelujah

19. Kulcha - Shaka Jam


1. Maxi Priest – Close To You

2. Michael Bolton – How Am I Supposed To Live Without You

3. Vanessa Williams – Save The Best For Last

4. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

5. Silk – Freak Me

6. SWV – Right Here

7. Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love To You

8. Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl

9. Diana King – Shy Guy

10. Brownstone – If You Love Me

11. Toni Braxton – You’re Making Me High

12. The Tony Rich Project – Nobody Knows

13. Groove Theory – Tell Me

14. Az Yet – Last Night

15. Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me

16. Brandy – I Wanna Be Down

17. Next – Too Close

18. Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex You Up