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Subject: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/05/13 at 8:57 pm

In the 70s, we had Disco.  In the 80s, we had Hi-NRG, New Wave and other great styles that produced some great dance music.  The 80s was a great time.  Post some 80s dance music favourites!
(Please remember, 2 videos per post)

Here's two great ones to get you started

Communards - So Cold the Night (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABQTl831bPY

Bad Boys Blue - Come Back and Stay (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tStolpENxxE

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/05/13 at 9:06 pm

Here's two more that I quite enjoy ...

Roni Griffith - Desire (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH-XLWbOnsA

Belle and the Devotions - Love Games (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ere3ePk9I0

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: zcrito on 05/05/13 at 10:53 pm


What about this one from September 1980,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-mjl63e0ms


Or this one...the mother of all '80s dance songs,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8U22JtfuXs
-- Desperately Seeking Susan movie, March 1985.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/06/13 at 6:51 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDCYjb8RHk

Planet Rock- Africka Bambatta

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: warped on 05/06/13 at 8:00 am

Kon Kan ~ I Beg Your Pardon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swnfPL8i4UM

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/06/13 at 7:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWsRz3TJDEY

Buffalo Stance- Neneh Cherry

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: AmericanGirl on 05/06/13 at 8:01 pm

Oh yeah, I did more than my share of clubbing in the 80's!  Remember this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdV-5ivltkc

One more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5tWW48_Ys0

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/06/13 at 8:28 pm


Oh yeah, I did more than my share of clubbing in the 80's!  Remember this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdV-5ivltkc

One more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5tWW48_Ys0


this is what classics are made of.  :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/06/13 at 9:01 pm

Lots of good ones so far!

Here's two straight out of the UK ...

Pat and Mick - Let's All Chant (1988)
(cover of the 1978 song by Michael Zager Band)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ymuZdw3_0

London Boys - Requiem (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oAZVG99s3o

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/06/13 at 9:07 pm

The best dance music came out of Europe ...

Sandra - In the Heat of the Night (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnVkI1QV7hg

Den Harrow - Don't Break My Heart (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efqMWe8N7WE

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/06/13 at 9:28 pm

Dance I say, Dance!

Shannon - Give Me Tonight (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXuWh4TrXeE

Madleen Kane - You Can (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AClivjhdys

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: zcrito on 05/06/13 at 9:41 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz1y2k4jDQw
-- The S.O.S. Band (1980)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eabefjsJsAQ
-- Re-Flex (1983)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/06/13 at 9:53 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB_dYLTHsPA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gi27ZhdiCc

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/07/13 at 6:37 am


Dance I say, Dance!

Shannon - Give Me Tonight (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXuWh4TrXeE

Madleen Kane - You Can (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AClivjhdys


Give Me Tonight is always my favorite.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/07/13 at 6:41 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB_dYLTHsPA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gi27ZhdiCc


I hear Shannon all the time on radio stations.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/07/13 at 8:19 am


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Lips INC: Funkytown 1980


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Tears For Fears: Change 1983.  I unfortunately can't find a copy of the video that's not from TOTP!  ::)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/07/13 at 3:56 pm

Norman Iceberg - Kiss the Beauty (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEyQtiBi1jI

Dollar - Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour) (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqkI2VBiLgg

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: oingo_fan on 05/07/13 at 4:25 pm

Love the old harder stuff...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPpUFBVSyWs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0HsjYtdAKM

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: warped on 05/07/13 at 5:19 pm

I don't think I heard a dance song more often in clubs than this one, in my day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58sQUUsn-90

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/07/13 at 7:01 pm


I don't think I heard a dance song more often in clubs than this one, in my day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58sQUUsn-90



this song is a favorite of mine.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/07/13 at 7:05 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHh_imdLKCk

Herbie Hancock- Rockit! (1983)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/07/13 at 7:19 pm


I don't think I heard a dance song more often in clubs than this one, in my day.




The 1986 version.  No 1985 or 1984 version?
Either way, still a fantastic song!


Nitzer Ebb - Join in the Chant


Always loved this one a lot!

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/07/13 at 7:31 pm

Here's two loved dance classics from Canada.  I've no idea if these even reached the clubs in other parts of the world, but I remember both of these!

Steven Tracey - A Woman Like That (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StRLntkllgo

L.I.F.E. - You're All Played Out (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADNDyZDc-jA

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/07/13 at 7:39 pm

Here's one I always liked that was never released as a single.  It's called Come On by Technotronic and remained an album only track, where as all of the singles from the Pump Up the Jam album (which itself was released in November of 1989) peaked in the charts in 1990.  I still think it was the best song on that whole album and should have been a single!

Technotronic - Come On (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8K30HU4oiA

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: robby76 on 05/07/13 at 10:06 pm

Five Star "Can't Wait Another Minute"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmT3et-wLNw


Ollie And Jerry "There's No Stopping"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_pzk83luwo

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/07/13 at 11:39 pm

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Duran Duran: Planet Earth 1981

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/08/13 at 7:00 am


Five Star "Can't Wait Another Minute"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmT3et-wLNw


Ollie And Jerry "There's No Stopping"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_pzk83luwo


Five Star was such a great group.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/08/13 at 7:03 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeqtAB1WgEw

KC-Give It Up (1983)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/08/13 at 11:56 am

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Men Without Hats: The Safety Dance 1983

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Madness: Our House 1982

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/08/13 at 1:37 pm

Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf (Night Version) (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2r2MxcI_gY


KC-Give It Up (1983)


A very nice choice Howard.  Love that song!
In North America, the follow-up to that song was called Are You Ready.  It missed the US Hot 100 by 4 spots, but was very catchy!

KC - Are You Ready (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o573c3xcgo

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: warped on 05/08/13 at 2:37 pm

Another one I heard in dance clubs in the mid to late 1980s.

The Cure ~ Close to me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArUKwUHzH-Q

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/08/13 at 3:00 pm


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Men Without Hats: The Safety Dance 1983

rXuvdeEC5y8

Madness: Our House 1982


wow it's like one big time warp.  :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/08/13 at 3:04 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ-1DYwaxrE

Here's a club classic. AEIOU- Freeez (1983)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/08/13 at 7:12 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIs5StN8J-0

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/08/13 at 7:52 pm

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Tears For Fears: Mad World 1982

A sad song with a good dancable beat.  :)

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Pale Shelter 1983

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/08/13 at 8:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrOek4z32Vg

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: zcrito on 05/08/13 at 11:16 pm


I saw the first few minutes of Conan O'Brien tonight,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mvI4kk8wp4
-- Falco (1986)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: warped on 05/09/13 at 6:45 am

This one was played all the time in the late 80s.

Company B ~ Fascinated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lad1TtOK5Vk

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/09/13 at 7:01 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrOek4z32Vg


the way he dresses is so cheesy.  ;D

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/09/13 at 7:03 am


This one was played all the time in the late 80s.

Company B ~ Fascinated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lad1TtOK5Vk


such a danceable song.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/09/13 at 7:06 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIgZ7gMze7A

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go- WHAM!

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/09/13 at 7:42 am

Good stuff so far!

Here's 2 late 80s classics ...

Samantha Fox - I Only Wanna Be With You (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYFXLL09_9w

Salt 'N Pepa - Push It (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCadcBR95oU

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/09/13 at 9:36 am

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Falco: Rock Me Amadeus 1985

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/09/13 at 11:58 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud6sU3AclT4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_VF2XX7lzg

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/09/13 at 7:28 pm


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Falco: Rock Me Amadeus 1985


haven't heard this song in quite a long time.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/09/13 at 7:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtPk5IUbdH0

Electric Avenue-Eddy Grant

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/09/13 at 7:56 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZjAantupsA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aZJBLAu1E

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/09/13 at 8:00 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RENIRXApuW8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwrYMWoqg5w

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/09/13 at 8:08 pm

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Donna Summer: She Works Hard For The Money 1983

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Laura Branigan: Self Control 1984

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/09/13 at 8:24 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RENIRXApuW8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwrYMWoqg5w


Mary Jane Girls always fun to listen to them.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/09/13 at 9:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbIEwIwYz-c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQL-B3PNkeI

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/10/13 at 6:25 am


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Donna Summer: She Works Hard For The Money 1983

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Laura Branigan: Self Control 1984


Laura Branigan had the most interesting videos.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/10/13 at 6:29 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqAvFx3NxUM


Lionel Richie-All Night Long (1983)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/10/13 at 8:47 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkAVfsw5xSQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDbpzjbXUZI

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/10/13 at 8:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvkKX035484
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leohcvmf8kM

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: nally on 05/10/13 at 1:48 pm

"Back To Life" by Soul II Soul (1989):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkp7a1LNiv8

One of the last "dancy" songs to come out in the 80's. (As well as this band's previous single, "Keep On Movin'.")

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/10/13 at 1:52 pm


"Back To Life" by Soul II Soul (1989):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkp7a1LNiv8

One of the last "dancy" songs to come out in the 80's. (As well as this band's previous single, "Keep On Movin'.")

Good one  :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: warped on 05/10/13 at 1:56 pm

Another song I heard often at clubs (and danced to it as well) in the mid to late 1980s.

The Cover Girl's - Show Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eomxwZcrvlY

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: nally on 05/10/13 at 1:58 pm


Good one  :)

^ Thanks. 8)

Here's another one of my personal favourites from the latter part of the 80's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSFlAoyDZHg

"What Have I Done To Deserve This" - Pet Shop Boys featuring Dusty Springfield (1987).

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: warped on 05/10/13 at 2:06 pm


^ Thanks. 8)

Here's another one of my personal favourites from the latter part of the 80's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSFlAoyDZHg

"What Have I Done To Deserve This" - Pet Shop Boys featuring Dusty Springfield (1987).


I remember ^  from dance clubs too, back then.

From circa 1985 to 1990 I went to dance clubs a few times a month. Lots of songs I remember from this thread. The 80s were a great time.  :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: meesa on 05/10/13 at 2:09 pm


Here's another one of my personal favourites from the latter part of the 80's:


"What Have I Done To Deserve This" - Pet Shop Boys featuring Dusty Springfield (1987).


Can't go wrong with PSB.  :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/10/13 at 3:26 pm

Pebbles - Mercedes Boy (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPZwbWZpyho

Janet Jackson - Pleasure Principle (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-gu1KETjVY

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/10/13 at 3:57 pm

Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoXu6QmxpJE
INXS - What You Need (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSME53nL8tg

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/10/13 at 4:16 pm


Can't go wrong with PSB.  :)


No you can't.  :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/10/13 at 4:34 pm

Ready For The World - Oh Sheila (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbL2lMn34Oo
Phil Collins - Sussudio (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0qBaBb1Y-U

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/10/13 at 7:04 pm


haven't heard this song in quite a long time.


Yeah.  It was all over the place when he died in 1998.  :(

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/10/13 at 7:11 pm

Kylie Minogue - The Locomotion (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-0RbqMdl6A
Blondie - Rapture (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIRG0QOEkyM

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/10/13 at 7:30 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkAVfsw5xSQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDbpzjbXUZI


Eddie Murphy has a good voice.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/10/13 at 7:31 pm


"Back To Life" by Soul II Soul (1989):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkp7a1LNiv8

One of the last "dancy" songs to come out in the 80's. (As well as this band's previous single, "Keep On Movin'.")



this is great.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/10/13 at 7:33 pm


Another song I heard often at clubs (and danced to it as well) in the mid to late 1980s.

The Cover Girl's - Show Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eomxwZcrvlY


I hear this song all the time.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/10/13 at 7:35 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcZ4GuaDty4

For Tonight-Nancy Martinez

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/10/13 at 7:38 pm


Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoXu6QmxpJE
INXS - What You Need (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSME53nL8tg


Wang Chung makes me dizzy.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/10/13 at 7:39 pm


Ready For The World - Oh Sheila (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbL2lMn34Oo
Phil Collins - Sussudio (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0qBaBb1Y-U



I always wondered who this Sussudio woman was.  ;D

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/10/13 at 7:40 pm


Kylie Minogue - The Locomotion (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-0RbqMdl6A
Blondie - Rapture (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIRG0QOEkyM


Rapture is a good club classic.  :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/10/13 at 8:09 pm

INXS - I Need You Tonight 1987
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F93ywiGMDnQ

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: zcrito on 05/11/13 at 12:08 am


Two more,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgPFaPk5R8k
-- Dazz Band (1982)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6FBfAQ-NDE
-- Depeche Mode (1981)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: nally on 05/11/13 at 12:17 am

Split Enz "I Got You" (1980):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb-2gFO1uUc

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/11/13 at 7:00 am


Two more,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgPFaPk5R8k
-- Dazz Band (1982)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6FBfAQ-NDE
-- Depeche Mode (1981)



wow look at those hairstyles in 1982.  :o

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/11/13 at 7:04 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbA7J-zj_gc

Bill Summers and Summers Heat- They Call It The Box (1982)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/11/13 at 8:26 pm

The Escape Club - Wild Wild West (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoLHrq3z060
Was (Not Was) - Walk The Dinosaur (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYKupOsaJmk

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/12/13 at 1:19 pm

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The Jets: Rocket 2 U 1986

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Crush On You 1986

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/12/13 at 3:14 pm


The Escape Club - Wild Wild West (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoLHrq3z060
Was (Not Was) - Walk The Dinosaur (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYKupOsaJmk


I love Walk The Dinosaur. :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: warped on 05/12/13 at 3:17 pm

Naked Eyes ~ Promises, Promises

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWNJlc-IylY


This was played in dance clubs as well when it was released.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/12/13 at 3:18 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8d--wF_0yU

Sweet Freedom-Michael McDonald (1985)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/12/13 at 8:10 pm

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New Kids On The Block: Hangin' Tough 1988

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The Belle Stars: Iko Iko 1988

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: nally on 05/12/13 at 8:48 pm



Sweet Freedom-Michael McDonald (1985)

I enjoy that one.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: nally on 05/12/13 at 8:51 pm

Here's one that's on the 89/90 "cusp"... it was originally released in 1989 in the artist's native homeland, and in other countries as well. However, in the U.S. it didn't become a hit until 1990. However, I am posting it here due to the release date of 1989:

"All Around The World" by Lisa Stansfield:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Nisbyc-nY

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/12/13 at 9:25 pm

New Edition - Cool It Now (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZUq6N7Gx1c
New Editon - Candy Girl (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAFg2TQk9v0

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/13/13 at 12:20 am

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INXS: New Sensation 1987

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/13/13 at 6:57 am


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New Kids On The Block: Hangin' Tough 1988

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The Belle Stars: Iko Iko 1988


Hangin Tough was one of the last good songs that came from NKOTB.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/13/13 at 7:01 am


New Edition - Cool It Now (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZUq6N7Gx1c
New Editon - Candy Girl (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAFg2TQk9v0



some people thought that Ralph Tresvant sounded like Michael Jackson. ;D

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/13/13 at 7:04 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U86MVqiKuZE

Popcorn Love-New Edition (1983)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/13/13 at 10:51 am

Calloway - I Wanna Be Rich (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztk9t_m1FpY

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/13/13 at 2:07 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5luLhzba13M

Barrabas- On The Road Again (1982)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/13/13 at 2:23 pm

Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1wg1DNHbNU
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgKczdKdnKM

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/13/13 at 2:53 pm

Chaka Khan - I Feel For You (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHysDuS6bDw

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/13/13 at 2:54 pm

Paula Abdul - Knocked Out (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3gTLXpXxtk

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/13/13 at 3:01 pm


Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1wg1DNHbNU
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgKczdKdnKM


Once In A Lifetime is a great song.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/13/13 at 5:21 pm

Michael Jackson - Thriller (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/13/13 at 7:40 pm

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Tears For Fears: Start Of The Breakdown 1983

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/13/13 at 7:52 pm

Miami Sound Machine - Bad Boy (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukA8ocBJu2M

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/13/13 at 9:31 pm

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Paula Abdul: Cold Hearted 1989

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/13/13 at 10:29 pm

Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAwaNWGLM0c

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/13/13 at 11:43 pm

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Tears For Fears: Mothers Talk US Remix 1986

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/14/13 at 6:23 am


Michael Jackson - Thriller (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA


Thriller is always being played at Halloween time.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/14/13 at 6:25 am


Miami Sound Machine - Bad Boy (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukA8ocBJu2M


Was this when the Broadway play Cats was still around?

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/14/13 at 6:27 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzA6yO7BO10

Noel-Silent Morning (1987)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/14/13 at 1:47 pm

Michael Sembello - Maniac (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NjbGr2nk2c
Irena Cara - Flashdance... What A Feeling (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILWSp0m9G2U

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/14/13 at 4:40 pm

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Tina Turner: What's Love Got To Do With It 1984

You must understand
that the touch of
your hand makes
my pulse react

That it's only the thrill
of boy meeting girl
opposites attract

It's physical
only logical
You must try to ignore
that it means more  than that

Oh oh what's love got to do
got to do with it
What's love but a second hand
emotion
What's love got to do
got to do with it
Who needs a heart
when a heart can be broken

It may seem to you that I'm
acting confused when you're
close to me
If I came to a phase
I read it someplace
I've got cause to be

There's a name for it
There's a frame that fits
But whatever the reason
you do it for me

Oh oh what's love got to do
got to do with it
what's love got to do
got to do with it
Who needs a heart
when a heart can be broken

I've been taking on a new direction
but I have to say
I've been thinking about my own protection
it scares me to feel this way

Oh oh what's love got to do
got to do with it
what's love got to do
got to do with it
Who needs a heart
when a heart can be broken

What's love got to do
got to do with it
What's love but a sweet
old fashioned notion
What's love got to do
got to do with it
Who needs a heart
when a heart can be
broken.

:)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/14/13 at 6:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LbvFckptY



Cat

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/14/13 at 6:45 pm

Bobby Brown - Me Prerogative (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cDLZqe735k

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/14/13 at 7:22 pm


Michael Sembello - Maniac (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NjbGr2nk2c
Irena Cara - Flashdance... What A Feeling (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILWSp0m9G2U


I love "Maniac".

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/14/13 at 7:24 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LbvFckptY



Cat


I guess they were trying to make this video as PG as possible.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/14/13 at 7:27 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-xpJRwIA-Q

Dance Hall Days- Wang Chung (1984)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/15/13 at 9:56 pm

The Dead Milkmen: Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance to Anything)

:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVGhHdRZJZc

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/15/13 at 10:57 pm

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Duran Duran: The Reflex 1984

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/15/13 at 11:32 pm


The Dead Milkmen: Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance to Anything)

:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVGhHdRZJZc


LMAO! I bet they weren't expecting this song to be a club hit. LMAO!!  ;)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: robby76 on 05/16/13 at 2:58 am

Reminds me of hot summer days in the early 80s...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ4jMSCBswY

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/16/13 at 6:28 am


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Duran Duran: The Reflex 1984


I love Duran Duran.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/16/13 at 6:31 am


Reminds me of hot summer days in the early 80s...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ4jMSCBswY


It's a shame, nobody does Double Dutch anymore.  :(

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/16/13 at 6:34 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8OL7I3hpYA

Midnight Star- Freakazoid (1983)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/16/13 at 9:58 am


I love Duran Duran.

Me too! I've loved them since I was 10 years old much to my mother's horror and STILL to my mother's horror. ;)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/16/13 at 2:08 pm

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Duran Duran: Careless Memories: 1981

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/16/13 at 7:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tZWLRh3xmU


George Benson- Turn Your Love Around (1981)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/16/13 at 8:02 pm

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Duran Duran: Union of the Snake 1983

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New Moon On Monday 1983

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/16/13 at 9:05 pm


LMAO! I bet they weren't expecting this song to be a club hit. LMAO!!  ;)


I love this song and my favorite bands in the eighties were Depeche Mode and The Smiths.  They were totally right on about "Oh baby, look at you, don't you look like Siouxsie Sioux!"  That described every Massart girl in Harvard Square.  They all met Andy Warhol at a really chic party, well, until he died in 1987, okay, maybe Roy Lichtenstein, but "I met Roy Lichtenstein at a really chic party" doesn't flow. 

EBN-OZN: Pop Art Bop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgm-4pfIUWY

Amanda Lear: Red Tape
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kWVZBYBQqo
Salvador Dali's tranny arm candy

Why stop there?

Divine: You Think You're a Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gn1u93gJdI

John Sex: Hustle with My Muscle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-42r6fT32M

Fred Schneider: Monster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUnO4gK_56g

Dead or Alive: That's the Way I Like It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qIUnpmGbUE
(sorry about the lo-qual audio)

Shriekback: Nemisis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bMM61Y5CEU

Naked Lunch: La Femme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTsDdaYDUpQ

I'm on a roll, better stop myself now!
8)


Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/16/13 at 10:15 pm

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Duran Duran: Hungry Like The Wolf 1982

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Duran Duran: Rio 1982

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Duran Duran: The Wild Boys 1984

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/17/13 at 6:29 am


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Duran Duran: Hungry Like The Wolf 1982

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Duran Duran: Rio 1982

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Duran Duran: The Wild Boys 1984


always great to hear Duran Duran.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/17/13 at 6:32 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvkKX035484

Ghostbusters-Ray Parker Jr. (1984)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: AmericanGirl on 05/18/13 at 7:56 am

I spent plenty of time on the dance floor  :D  to this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bACKLW19XdE

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/18/13 at 6:44 pm

The Whispers - Rock Steady (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPJz3syNbtE

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/18/13 at 7:15 pm


I spent plenty of time on the dance floor  :D  to this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bACKLW19XdE


wow this video is so classic.  :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/18/13 at 7:17 pm


The Whispers - Rock Steady (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPJz3syNbtE


I could dance to this song all day.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/18/13 at 7:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVMnRN2TdVw


Donna Summer- Unconditional Love (1983)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/18/13 at 7:35 pm


I could dance to this song all day.

Me too

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/19/13 at 3:09 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy4FXhkm6Nw

Young MC-  Bust A Move (1989)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/19/13 at 9:35 pm

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark (1984)
This features a young Courtney Cox.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=129kuDCQtHs
Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vQpW9XRiyM

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/20/13 at 12:42 am


Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark (1984)
This features a young Courtney Cox.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=129kuDCQtHs
Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vQpW9XRiyM


Oh yes, those are songs that came out when I was 15 and turned out to be very prophetic for me!
8)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/20/13 at 6:16 am


Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark (1984)
This features a young Courtney Cox.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=129kuDCQtHs
Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vQpW9XRiyM


and next month will make it 2 years since the passing of Clarence Clemons. :\'(

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/20/13 at 2:55 pm

Frida - I Know There's Something Going On (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz5DkTF2RW8

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/20/13 at 7:11 pm


Frida - I Know There's Something Going On (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz5DkTF2RW8


I guess the other ABBA members weren't as successful with single hits as Frida was?  ???

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/20/13 at 7:14 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7FGbhpr2pg

Denice Williams-Let's Hear It For The Boy (1984)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/22/13 at 3:16 pm

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Musical Youth: Pass The Dutchie (Cutchie) 1982

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/22/13 at 3:19 pm


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Musical Youth: Pass The Dutchie (Cutchie) 1982


or pass the douchie.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/22/13 at 5:15 pm

Eurythmics - Sweet Things (Are Made Of This) (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeMFqkcPYcg

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/22/13 at 8:29 pm


or pass the douchie.


::) You do know what cutchie is don't you Howard?  ;D

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/22/13 at 8:45 pm

The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmGMzyajA2U

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/22/13 at 8:57 pm


::) You do know what cutchie is don't you Howard?  ;D


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7081/7204710870_62189d924e_z.jpg

Visage: Fade to Grey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeGTJOFSIgU

A Flock of Seagulls: Space Age Love Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHjtij5vZfA

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/22/13 at 9:19 pm

Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing (I Had A Photograph Of You) (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opkzgLMH5MA

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/22/13 at 10:21 pm


Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing (I Had A Photograph Of You) (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opkzgLMH5MA


Karma! 
Yes indeed, summer of '83. 
The official release was 1982 in the UK, but it didn't pick up steam in the U.S. until the spring of 1983.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8JU4ozd0XU

Another from 1983 --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IVp3uqYZZQ

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/23/13 at 6:53 am


Eurythmics - Sweet Things (Are Made Of This) (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeMFqkcPYcg


I liked her orange hair.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/23/13 at 6:54 am


::) You do know what cutchie is don't you Howard?  ;D


Yes I do. ::)

;D

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/23/13 at 6:57 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb0lcKh8zmU

Reggie Griffin-Move! (1984)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/23/13 at 5:27 pm

MARRS - Pump Up The Volume (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGPhUr-T6UM

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/23/13 at 7:24 pm


MARRS - Pump Up The Volume (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGPhUr-T6UM


this song was a classic.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/23/13 at 9:45 pm

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Paul Carrack: Don't Shed A Tear For Me 1987

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: zcrito on 05/23/13 at 10:34 pm

I don't think these two have been mentioned yet,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ5d6EXIOHE
-- Nu Shooz from March 1986.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA
--  Patrice Rushen from May 1982.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/23/13 at 10:48 pm

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Maxi Priest: Wild World 1988

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Ottawan: Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) 1980

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: nally on 05/23/13 at 11:09 pm


--  Patrice Rushen from May 1982.

Oh yes, the song later used for "Men In Black"...

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/24/13 at 3:29 pm


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Paul Carrack: Don't Shed A Tear For Me 1987


Isn't he from Mike And The Mechanics?  ???

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/24/13 at 3:30 pm


I don't think these two have been mentioned yet,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ5d6EXIOHE
-- Nu Shooz from March 1986.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA
--  Patrice Rushen from May 1982.


both songs are classics.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/24/13 at 3:33 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ_k_VG6Syc

The Tubes-She's A Beauty (1983)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: warped on 05/24/13 at 3:53 pm



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA
--  Patrice Rushen from May 1982.


I never heard this song before. I wonder if it charted in Canada. Gotta ask whistledog.  ;D He would know.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/24/13 at 7:36 pm

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Patti Labelle: A New Attitude 1984

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/25/13 at 12:49 am


Isn't he from Mike And The Mechanics?  ???


Yes.  :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/25/13 at 12:53 am

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Kool and the Gang: Celebration 1980

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/25/13 at 3:28 pm


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Patti Labelle: A New Attitude 1984



the video shows that women can have attitude.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/25/13 at 3:29 pm


Yes.  :)


Thanks Celeste, I knew I heard that voice somewhere.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/25/13 at 3:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H39MCOLfqb8

Nijel- Dance So Fine (1983)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/25/13 at 7:49 pm


Thanks Celeste, I knew I heard that voice somewhere.


NP Howard.  :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/26/13 at 3:13 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqqBs6kkzHE

Human League-(Keep Feeling) Fascination (1983)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/26/13 at 7:54 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqqBs6kkzHE

Human League-(Keep Feeling) Fascination (1983)

This is a great song

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/26/13 at 8:22 pm


I never heard this song before. I wonder if it charted in Canada. Gotta ask whistledog.  ;D He would know.


It did not unfortunately, but living so close to the US as we do, it is still known in Canada.  It was also heard in the Tom Hanks comedy classic BIG

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: warped on 05/26/13 at 8:58 pm


It did not unfortunately, but living so close to the US as we do, it is still known in Canada.  It was also heard in the Tom Hanks comedy classic BIG


Thanks for your research. It didn't chart, no wonder I didn't know it. I have found that sometimes R&B songs from the 70s or 80s that charted well in the US, didn't chart well (or at all) in Canada (Al Green is an artist that comes to mind)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/27/13 at 6:01 am


Thanks for your research. It didn't chart, no wonder I didn't know it. I have found that sometimes R&B songs from the 70s or 80s that charted well in the US, didn't chart well (or at all) in Canada (Al Green is an artist that comes to mind)


Sometimes even Canadian R&B songs do better in the US than Canada. 
Here is the Montreal duo Cheri with their 1982 song Murphy's Law.  This reached #39 in the US, but never saw the Canadian chart at all.  I gather it was big in the clubs though. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyIwF1ZTXZA

Here is another Montreal duo that never reached the mainstream chart in Canada.  They were called Voggue, and in 1981, their single Dancin' the Night Away saw the Top 40 in both the UK and Holland, but never made it outside of the clubs in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgmigaNEcNg

The dance music scene was BIG in Quebec, but was there a dance artist from Quebec that did chart in Canada?  Yes! ...

Then husband-wife duo of Allen Harris and Nancy Martinez scored a minor chart entry with a medley of the popular songs Sunshine Reggae and La Vie en Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ1Ho8o7pek

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/27/13 at 6:11 am


Then husband-wife duo of Allen Harris and Nancy Martinez scored a minor chart entry with a medley of the popular songs Sunshine Reggae and La Vie en Rose


However, Nancy Martinez is best known for the 1986 song For Tonight which reached #32 in the US and #41 in Canada.  41?  Come on!!!!! What kept it out of our Top 40?  You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi and Just One Night by Triumph

Nancy Martinez - For Tonight (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jN0TWNRaXo

She also charted further hits in the American club scene.  One of my favourites is Move Out which hit #12 on the US Dance chart

Nancy Martinez - Move Out (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJznlg2X2FI

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/27/13 at 2:36 pm

ABC - How To Be A Millionaire (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq40TnBQrLI

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/27/13 at 3:06 pm


Sometimes even Canadian R&B songs do better in the US than Canada. 
Here is the Montreal duo Cheri with their 1982 song Murphy's Law.  This reached #39 in the US, but never saw the Canadian chart at all.  I gather it was big in the clubs though. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyIwF1ZTXZA

Here is another Montreal duo that never reached the mainstream chart in Canada.  They were called Voggue, and in 1981, their single Dancin' the Night Away saw the Top 40 in both the UK and Holland, but never made it outside of the clubs in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgmigaNEcNg

The dance music scene was BIG in Quebec, but was there a dance artist from Quebec that did chart in Canada?  Yes! ...

Then husband-wife duo of Allen Harris and Nancy Martinez scored a minor chart entry with a medley of the popular songs Sunshine Reggae and La Vie en Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ1Ho8o7pek


Wow #39, I thought it was a cool song so the higher the number the more irrelevant it becomes? ???

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/27/13 at 3:09 pm


However, Nancy Martinez is best known for the 1986 song For Tonight which reached #32 in the US and #41 in Canada.  41?  Come on!!!!! What kept it out of our Top 40?  You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi and Just One Night by Triumph

Nancy Martinez - For Tonight (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jN0TWNRaXo

She also charted further hits in the American club scene.  One of my favourites is Move Out which hit #12 on the US Dance chart

Nancy Martinez - Move Out (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJznlg2X2FI


"For Tonight" was a good hit, I thought it charted well in The U.S.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/27/13 at 3:16 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFe4BMgcSd0

Rick James-Glow (1985)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/28/13 at 5:08 pm

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Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam: Head To Toe 1987

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/28/13 at 8:28 pm

Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam - I Wonder If I Take You Home (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5m8lj5DCtI
Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam - Can You Feel The Beat (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEWdlp29s2k

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/28/13 at 8:30 pm

Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam - Lost In Emotion (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxkbTG6PeCI
Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam - Just Git It Together (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X6APuPTMqk

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/28/13 at 9:05 pm

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Madonna: La Isla Bonita (The Beautiful Island) 1987

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/29/13 at 6:59 am


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Madonna: La Isla Bonita (The Beautiful Island) 1987


this was a great video.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/29/13 at 7:02 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxZFGkzclk0

Logg- Sweet To Me (1981)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: nally on 05/29/13 at 5:50 pm


Thanks Celeste, I knew I heard that voice somewhere.

Yes... Paul Carrack also sang lead with the band Ace in the 70's (their best-known hit is "How Long") and had a brief stint with Squeeze (in the early 80's) before joining Mike & The Mechanics. :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: nally on 05/29/13 at 5:52 pm



Madonna: La Isla Bonita (The Beautiful Island) 1987

Another great one from her. O0

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/29/13 at 8:20 pm

Maria Conchita - Vamos Bailar (1983)
A song from Scarface
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQVVa1v-Y-8

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/30/13 at 6:49 am


Maria Conchita - Vamos Bailar (1983)
A song from Scarface
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQVVa1v-Y-8


I might have heard this somewhere.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/30/13 at 12:01 pm

Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH850qp85Zk

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/30/13 at 12:04 pm

Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG3PnQ3tgzY

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 05/30/13 at 2:43 pm

Stacey Q - Two Of Hearts (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfBdGT4dn4E
Laid Back - White Horse (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8j2ej5jqQw

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/30/13 at 7:26 pm


Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH850qp85Zk


Couldn't they find something other to rhyme except "grab ya"?  ;D

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/30/13 at 7:29 pm


Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG3PnQ3tgzY


what a cool video.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 05/30/13 at 7:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GaA7n8t6kc

P.Y.T. Michael Jackson

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: zcrito on 06/02/13 at 12:55 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MegK4YXKWzw
-- Kurtis Blow (1986)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 06/02/13 at 2:27 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MegK4YXKWzw
-- Kurtis Blow (1986)


I remember this, Wasn't that robot voice from Transformers? ???

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 06/02/13 at 2:31 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdQDXs75Ulo

Lionel Richie- Dancing On The Ceiling (1985)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 06/06/13 at 10:59 am

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Bill Medley and Jennifer Warner: Time Of My Life 1987

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 06/06/13 at 7:16 pm


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Bill Medley and Jennifer Warner: Time Of My Life 1987


I like this song.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: zcrito on 06/23/13 at 12:28 am


I don't think this one has been listed yet,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwATF5dnfq4
Laid Back from Feb.1984.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 06/23/13 at 3:36 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSPQfjgC8Os

Two Tons Of Fun-Just Us (1981)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 06/23/13 at 7:46 pm

DJ Jazzy Jeff The Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don't Understand (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW3PFC86UNI
I don't think these two talk anymore

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 06/24/13 at 3:16 pm


DJ Jazzy Jeff The Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don't Understand (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW3PFC86UNI
I don't think these two talk anymore


Why not?  ???

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 06/24/13 at 3:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cCbz-IQgww

Krush Groove All Stars- Krush Groovin (1985)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 06/26/13 at 6:58 pm

Scandal - The Warrior (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDuWFYOTyqA

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: robby76 on 06/26/13 at 8:55 pm


DJ Jazzy Jeff The Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don't Understand (1988)

I don't think these two talk anymore


I'm sure they do. This was just last month.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1ATW6-7pIU

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Starde on 06/27/13 at 1:38 pm

Summer '88 in the hizzouse! 8)

Another Part of Me - Michael Jackson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vwHQNQ88cM

Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd7dCbEfTs4

Monkey - George Michael
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHb2XYeXcJI

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 06/27/13 at 7:46 pm



Monkey - George Michael
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHb2XYeXcJI

Another good one from George...
I Want Your Sex (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vldh7oQD-a4

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 06/28/13 at 3:10 pm


Another good one from George...
I Want Your Sex (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vldh7oQD-a4


They pushed the envelope a bit with George Michael and his women.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 06/30/13 at 7:58 pm

Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyU7BbQSm98

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 07/01/13 at 3:38 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0pM5dm--yQ

Billy Joel- Tell Her About It

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 07/01/13 at 11:47 pm

Rick Astley - Together Forever (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPYZpwSpKmA

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 07/02/13 at 7:00 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZSbkYjQer8

Samantha Fox- Touch Me

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 07/07/13 at 3:12 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCDPQRzT8uQ

Winans- Gift Without A Giver (1983)

some boogie dance funk music.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 07/09/13 at 8:29 am

Miguel Brown - So Many Men So Little Time (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_MiRWo4Myw&list=PL8ABD7F4A40CB64EC&index=9

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 07/09/13 at 7:14 pm


Miguel Brown - So Many Men So Little Time (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_MiRWo4Myw&list=PL8ABD7F4A40CB64EC&index=9


Wow what a video, all those muscly men.  ;D

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 07/09/13 at 7:17 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m8HiuCOhDE

Whispers- In The Raw (1981)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Tashlovglit on 07/09/13 at 7:41 pm


Wow what a video, all those muscly men.  ;D

;D

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Starde on 07/09/13 at 9:15 pm


Another good one from George...
I Want Your Sex (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vldh7oQD-a4



I find it absolutely hilarious how this was so controversial back then considering a lot of the songs that are released today.

Some more of my fave jams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu3VTngm1F0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPJz3syNbtE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2XhhuM9GZo

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 07/19/13 at 11:27 pm

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Platinum Blonde: Situation Critical

Rock music disguised as dance music.  :)

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/20/13 at 12:33 pm

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/07/christopher_hoffman_found_guil.html

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 07/20/13 at 3:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9wotiDai5U

Square Biz-Teena Marie

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Starde on 07/22/13 at 5:52 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khj9jyNvhpQ

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 07/23/13 at 6:56 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdCDLQew0LI

Whitney Houston-Love Will Save The Day

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Starde on 07/26/13 at 5:31 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YjSHbA6HQQ

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Midas on 08/30/13 at 11:45 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr-OgG1A74c


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnEdtwUk8BE

I know it's a Joe Smooth tune but I tend to lean towards Style Council's version.

Subject: Re: Dance Music - The 80s

Written By: Howard on 08/31/13 at 3:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heUNoA6ZsQQ

Mikki- Dance Lover (1985)

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