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Let's go pop [Apr. 13th, 2007|03:22 pm]
Okrzyki, przyjaciel!
So, I'm DJing at my brother Ian's 40th Birthday party and want to amass some tracks that will work for people who aren't conditioned to enjoy 4 hours of oontz oontz music. So given that he's turning 40, and is a pop music head, I'm thinking about which pop songs work for dancing, and tilting 80s-ish....

New Order "Blue Monday" "True Faith"
Depeche Mode "Enjoy The Silence"
Evelyn King "Get Loose"
Stooges "I wanna be your dog"
Fine Young Cannibals "Drives Me Crazy" (I have the 12 with the Dub mix which is all the awesome and none of the cringe)
Prince "Rasberry Beret" (I have a 12" with dance mixes)
Magazine 60 "Don Quixote"
Steve Silk Hurley "Chain Of Fools" (yes the Aretha song, done up as a bumping house anthem)
XTC -- some tracks, not sure which*
Anita Ward "Ring My Bell"
Patrice Rushen "Haven't You Heard"
George Kranz "Din Dada"
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam "Spanish Fly"

Any of your suggestions welcome

*XTC is problematic because the tracks I think of as danceable (Down In the Cockpit, Melt The Guns) are done at really fast tempos.
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[User Picture]From: speicus
2007-04-14 01:38 am (UTC)
More Prince.
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[User Picture]From: optic
2007-04-14 01:48 am (UTC)
agrd more prince. some yaz (situation, didn't i bring your love down, maybe the situation with tom jones). "what's on your mind" maybe. how about billie jean, or is michael jackson taboo now?
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[User Picture]From: pipecock
2007-04-14 02:29 am (UTC)
agree with yaz and billie jean. kent, i will upload a bunch of jams to cornwarning in a folder. ive got tons and tons and tons of stuff that could be appropriate, ill put out the best ones and you can let me know which stuff you think will work and which wont and then i can break you off some more!
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[User Picture]From: dica
2007-04-14 07:53 am (UTC)
From the 80s folder on the external drive, some suggestions to be taken or left behind...

Adam Ant "Goody Two Shoes"
A-Ha "Take On Me"
Animotion "Obsession"
Bananarama "I'm Your Venus"
Billy Idol "Dancing With Myself"
Blondie "Rapture"
Boys Don't Cry "I Wanna Be A Cowboy"
Bronski Beat "Hit That Perfect Beat"
Bruce Springsteen "Dancing In The Dark"
Cyndi Lauper "She Bop"
David Bowie "Let's Dance"
Devo "Girl U Want"
Echo & The Bunnymen "Lips Like Sugar"
Eddy Grant "Electric Avenue"
Erasure "Chains Of Love" and/or any of their ABBA covers
Evelyn Champagne King "Shame"
The Flying Lizards "Money (That's What I Want)"
Gary Numan "Cars"
General Public "Tenderness"
some Gloria Estefan? :P
Human League "Don't You Want Me Baby"
INXS "Devil Inside" and/or "New Sensation"
Kim Wilde "Kids In America"
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam "Can You Feel The Beat"
Madness "House Of Fun"
Madonna "Dress You Up" and/or "Lucky Star"
Matthew Wilder "Break My Stride"
Men Without Hats "The Safety Dance"
Missing Persons "Mental Hopscotch"
Modern English "I Melt With You"
Oliver Cheatam "Get Down Saturday Night"
lots of Pet Shop Boys!!!
Peter Schilling "Major Tom"
Prince "Little Red Corvette" and more
Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing"
Rockwell "Somebody's Watchin' Me"
Romeo Void "Never Say Never"
lots of Stray Cats!!!
Talking Heads "Burning Down The House"
The B-52s "Rock Lobster"
The Cars "Shake It Up" and/or "Touch And Go"
The Clash "This Is Radio Clash"
The Romantics "Talking In Your Sleep"
T'Pau "Heart and Soul"
Wang Chung "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
Whitney Houston "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"
ZZ Top "Legs", "Sharp Dressed Man" and/or "Tush"


That oughta be enough for four hours, or at least get some ideas going I hope. :P
Yello "Bostich" and/or "Oh Yeah"
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[User Picture]From: dica
2007-04-14 07:53 am (UTC)
Yello wasn't an afterthought, I actually just can't cut and paste properly. :P
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[User Picture]From: xtypenrrdx
2007-04-14 05:27 pm (UTC)
dont mock me...

new edition: candy girl
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