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Retro-Dance Music

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  1. Keldaris

    Keldaris IncGamers Member

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    Retro-Dance Music

    I am DJ-ing a community dance next week, unfortunately it's a RETRO dance. Now i have no problem being a DJ for more modern music (90's -now) but the previous three decades i'm not so great with, beings as i wasn't even born yet. I was hoping that you guys could help me out with some song suggestions. I need Danceable music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Thanx in advance i really appreaciate it.
     
  2. Sokar Rostau

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    It really depends on what your definition of 'danceable' is. I can remember dancing to Guns n Roses, 'Time of my Life' and 'Hungry Eyes' (from Dirty Dancing), Nirvana, Ace of Bass and The Doors all on the same night. We always knew the club was about to close because they usually played 'Time of my Life' as the last song, regardless of the rest of the night's music.

    Anyway you could try some of these:

    Footloose - Kenny Loggins
    Celebration - Kool and the Gang
    Dancing in the Streets - Martha and the Vandellas
    Fame - Irene Cara
    Chain Reaction - Diana Ross
    Love Shack - The B-52's
    Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
    Sing Hallelujah! - Dr Alban
    December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - The Four Seasons
    Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
    I want to know What Love is - Foreigner
    Sunshine of your Love - Cream
    Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
    All Night Long - Rainbow
    The Heat is on - Glenn Frey
    (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
    Call Me - Blondie
    Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
    The Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
    You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    Africa - Toto
    We Built this City - Starship
    More than a Feeling - Boston
    The Final Countdown - Europe
    California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas
    Baby Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    I Want to Take you Higher - Sly and the Family Stone
    American Woman - Guess Who

    I have been to lots of retro parties and they have all played these songs, and we all danced to them. Some are slow and some are fast but you certainly can dance to them all.

    Other popular choices are many Bee Gees or ABBA songs.

    There's a world of pre-1990 music to listen to, go out and enjoy.
     
  3. Johnny6

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    You'll get thrown out of the building if you don't groove some Earth Wind & Fire at some point. September, Boogie Wonderland, Shining Star, Sing A Song, Getaway, Fantasy, Serpentine Fire, Mighty Mighty, Turn On (The Beat Box)... can't miss stuff.

    And everybody will recognize a Michael Jackson ditty. PYT, Workin' Day & Night, Off the Wall, Baby Be Mine, etc., etc. Again, can't miss stuff. He's only like one of the biggest stars ever, in the world, so it's a pretty safe play.

    The Commodores? Fuggedaboutit. Machine Gun, Brick House, Too Hot Ta Trot, Bump...

    People will even dance to the Beatles and Elvis, for some reason, probably because they know the songs. If you're lucky the party will be mostly white people, because they're easy to please.
     
  4. Ev_

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    *sorts iTunes by year*
    This should get you started.

    1989:
    The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
    Motley Crue - Kick Start My Heart
    The Cure - Pictures of You
    Aerosmith - Going Down/Love In An Elevator

    1988:
    The Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop
    Billy Idol - White Wedding

    1987:
    Guns N' Roses - Paradise City
    Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
    The Cure - Just Like Heaven
    Bad Company - Feel Like Makin' Love

    1986:
    The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian

    1984:
    Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
    Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It

    1983:
    Quiet Riot - Cum on Feel the Noize
    The Police - Every Breath You Take
    Nena - 99 Luftballoons
    Billy Idol - Rebel Yell

    1982:
    Modern English - I Melt With You
    Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

    1981:
    The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    Loverboy - Working For The Weekend
    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'n Roll
    Soft Cell - Tainted Love

    1980:
    Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died
    The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
    The Blues Brothers - Jailhouse Rock
    AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
    The Romantics - What I Like About You

    1979:
    The Knack - My Sharona
    AC/DC - If You Want Blood (You've Got It)

    1978:
    The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl
    Bob Seger - Old Time Rock and Roll
    Blondie - One Way or Another

    1976:
    Boston - Peace of Mind
    ZZ Top - Tush

    1975:
    Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
    Led Zeppelin - Trampled Underfoot
    Kiss - Rock And Roll All Nite
    Fog Hat - Slow Ride
    Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
    Aerosmith - Walk This Way

    1974:
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
    Bachman Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

    1973:
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man
    Led Zeppelin - D'yer Mak'er
    Dobie Gray - Drift Away

    1972:
    The Who - Let's See Action

    1971:
    The Who - Baba O'Riley

    1970:
    The Guess Who - American Woman
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain

    1969:
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
    The Beatles - It's All Too Much
    The Beatles - Hey Bulldog

    1968:
    The Beatles - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    The Band - The Weight

    1967:
    The Monkees - I'm A Believer
    The Contours - Do You Love Me
    The Beatles - When I'm 64
    Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

    1965:
    The Who - A Legal Matter
    The Who - My Generation
    The Rolling Stones - No Satisfaction

    1964:
    The Kinks - You Really Got Me
    The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
    The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

    1963:
    The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
    The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA

    1959:
    Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
     
  5. Riegn

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    The Commodores, lots of old school funk dance music, I mean they got 28 albums to choose from, a few good tunes from em. Brick House; Three Times A Lady; Nightshift.

    I really suggest Brick House if nothing else, its known by most and very dancable.
     
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    It's probably not a very good dance song, but it's still a good song from the 90's, I'm not sure who sung it.. But it went like..

    "I saw the sun (or sign) and it opened up my eyes.."

    What song is that?
     
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    Ace of Base (The Sign). Very 1993. BTW....QUIET RIOT RULEZ!!!!
     
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    There we go! That's gonna be on my Winamp playlist when I get home!
     
  9. Sokar Rostau

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    And that just happens to be the exact song I referred to in my post, just couldn't remember the name. Looking back it was kinda weird listening to Sweet Child o' Mine (another good one), The Sign and Time of My Life in the same nightclub on the same night but we were very drunk and didn't care.
     
  10. Keldaris

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    Wow thanks guys, espetially Ev for the year by year list(i've been told thay want the dance done by the decade,starting with the sixties and working up to2000) this is a great start. thank you all and if anyone else has anything more to Add plz do.
     
  11. Newman

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    Evan is like the music God of Dii.net. All hail Evan *begins to chant*.
     

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