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Subject: House music, 1988-94

Written By: belmont22 on 12/19/12 at 11:04 am

What are some of your favorite House songs of the New Jack Swing/early Eurodance era? I like "Everybody Dance Now", "Pump Up The Jam", "The Sign", "What Is Love" and "Another Night".

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: belmont22 on 12/19/12 at 11:04 am

Oh yeah and Pump Up the Volume by MARRS! Possibly the first hit of this era in 1988.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: nally on 12/19/12 at 11:07 am


What are some of your favorite House songs of the New Jack Swing/early Eurodance era? I like "Everybody Dance Now", "Pump Up The Jam", "The Sign", "What Is Love" and "Another Night".

Some good choices there.

A few that I seem to enjoy:
"Everybody Everybody" by Black Box
"Mr. Vain" by Culture Beat
"Things That Make You Go Hmmmm" by C&C Music Factory

...and some others which I'll probably think of later.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: belmont22 on 12/19/12 at 1:32 pm


Some good choices there.

A few that I seem to enjoy:
"Everybody Everybody" by Black Box
"Mr. Vain" by Culture Beat
"Things That Make You Go Hmmmm" by C&C Music Factory

...and some others which I'll probably think of later.


Good picks!  8)

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Emman on 12/19/12 at 2:42 pm

This was the era when a lot of house music had prominent soul and gospel influences, there was a very distinctive sound, like the hip-hop-ish breakbeats, organ and piano synths.

This era is my second favorite era of EDM(the first being the era from '98-'05, styles like vocal trance, filter disco-house, ect)

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: belmont22 on 12/19/12 at 2:43 pm


This was the era when a lot of house music had prominent soul and gospel influences, there was a very distinctive sound, like the hip-hop-ish breakbeats, organ and piano synths.


I think it was in many ways very much a revival of disco. And really wasn't too much long after disco - only about 11 years separate 'Funkytown' from 'Everybody Dance Now'.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: nally on 12/19/12 at 3:14 pm


Good picks!  8)

Thanks.

You also mentioned "The Sign" by Ace of Base; that's a good one. So is their previous single, "All That She Wants" (in fact, I have a copy of that whole album).

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 12/19/12 at 7:16 pm


Oh yeah and Pump Up the Volume by MARRS! Possibly the first hit of this era in 1988.


"Pump Up The Volume" is a good song.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 12/19/12 at 7:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8wokfoyHf4

I could've sworn this song was house music even though this was in 1984.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: nally on 12/21/12 at 11:08 am

"Get Ready For This" by 2 Unlimited (which was a hit in the U.S. in late 1994, but recorded about three years earlier and released at that time in Europe).

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: belmont22 on 12/21/12 at 12:45 pm


"Get Ready For This" by 2 Unlimited (which was a hit in the U.S. in late 1994, but recorded about three years earlier and released at that time in Europe).


Oh yeah, can't get much more 90s than that honestly.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: amjikloviet on 12/21/12 at 2:21 pm

A couple of other ones that came to mind:

Strike it up - Black Box
We got a love thing - Cece Peniston


Will post more when I remember some...

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: nally on 12/21/12 at 2:38 pm



We got a love thing - Cece Peniston

She also had a big hit with "Finally" during that time...

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 12/21/12 at 7:31 pm


She also had a big hit with "Finally" during that time...


Which was a good hit.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Jquar on 12/21/12 at 8:05 pm

This is a pretty catchy one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KztNIg4cvE

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 12/22/12 at 6:44 am


This is a pretty catchy one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KztNIg4cvE


I remember this.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: nally on 12/22/12 at 3:48 pm


I remember this.

Ms. Waters had a few other well-known tracks, including "100 Percent Pure Love", in 1994.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 12/22/12 at 7:35 pm


Ms. Waters had a few other well-known tracks, including "100 Percent Pure Love", in 1994.


That I remember too.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: tnf on 12/23/12 at 12:35 pm

Lol, almost every track mentioned here is played at my stream. ;D

88-93 is so different from the robotesque sound of today. Same goes for the warm, groovy 98-2005 era (also mentioned here, I like both eras, dancewise. The years between these eras somewhat less.).

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Midas on 01/04/13 at 11:50 pm

House faves from that time:

Fast Eddie - Yo Yo Get Funky (1988)
Wee Papa Girl Rappers - Heat It Up (Detroit House Mix) (1988)
Inner City - Good Life (1988)
Maurice - This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze) (1988)
Mickey Oliver - In-Ten-Si-T (1988)
Hithouse - Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (1988/1989)
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Work It Out (1989)
Lil Louis - French Kiss (1989)
Mr. Lee - Pump That Body (1990)
Don Pablo's Animals - Venus (1990)
2 In A Room - Wiggle It (1990)
Bizarre Inc. - Playing With Knives (1991)
Black Box - Strike It Up (1991)
Kym Sims - Too Blind To See It (1991)
Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) (1991)
Frankie Knuckles - The Whistle Song (1991)
Cola Boy - 7 Ways To Love (1991)
Lidell Townsell - Nu Nu (1991/1992)
Nightcrawlers - Push The Feeling On (MK's Dub of Doom) (1992)
Arizona feat. Zeitia - Slide On The Rhythm (1993)
Aretha Franklin - A Deeper Love (1994, IMO better mixes than Clivill├ęs & Cole's version from 1991)
Sound Factory - Good Time (1994)


Just to name a few...

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Starde on 01/08/13 at 8:44 pm

I LOVE the 1988-94 House era! Here's one of my faves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps2Jc28tQrw

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 01/09/13 at 6:56 am


I LOVE the 1988-94 House era! Here's one of my faves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps2Jc28tQrw


can't believe this was 20 years ago!  :o

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Tashlovglit on 01/09/13 at 12:37 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iOdmb8BnIw

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 01/09/13 at 7:11 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iOdmb8BnIw


Real McCoy was great.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Tashlovglit on 01/09/13 at 9:50 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhrBDcQq2DM Roxubry! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etEQz7NYSLg

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 01/10/13 at 7:45 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhrBDcQq2DM Roxubry! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etEQz7NYSLg


I see that Haddaway had a few more hits in the late 90's and early 2000's.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: batfan2005 on 01/11/13 at 2:58 am


I see that Haddaway had a few more hits in the late 90's and early 2000's.


I used to think "What is Love" was in 1996, not 1993, because those SNL sketches started in '96. It was also around the same time as "Where Do You Go" by No Mercy came out, which had a similar style. In fact, I used get those songs confused.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 01/11/13 at 7:34 pm


I used to think "What is Love" was in 1996, not 1993, because those SNL sketches started in '96. It was also around the same time as "Where Do You Go" by No Mercy came out, which had a similar style. In fact, I used get those songs confused.


I liked No Mercy when they had that song.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Starde on 01/12/13 at 12:37 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iOdmb8BnIw


One of my faves!

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Tashlovglit on 01/12/13 at 7:09 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv0SxRW5p5o

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: batfan2005 on 01/13/13 at 12:00 pm

Here's another one:

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Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

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


Here's another one:

CqFNzRaOEvE


Oh Wow this was great.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: robby76 on 01/14/13 at 5:45 am

Not to rain on anyone's parade, but 99% of the stuff listed so far is more cheesy club music - the type you'd find at your big snazzy nightclub/disco in town. House music is much more underground. The clubs I went to in the 90s wouldn't be seen dead playing Haddaway etc.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Bobby on 02/02/13 at 9:00 am

1987/8 was massive for house music. Here are my picks...

"Pump up the volume" - M/A/R/R/S
"Jack your body" - Steve 'Silk' Hurley
"House arrest" - Krush
"The Jack that House built" - Jack 'n' Chill
"Doctorin' the house" - Yazz feat. Coldcut
"Rock da house" - Beatmasters feat. Cookie Crew
"Beat Dis" - Bomb the Bass
"They call it (acieed)" - D:Mob
"Street tuff" - Rebel MC and Double Trouble
"Theme from S-Express" - S-Express
"The only way is up" - Yazz

A group called Mirage also got in on the house act as well by creating medleys of songs in a house style which was pretty successful.

"Voodoo Ray" - A guy called Gerald
"Don't miss the party line" - Bizz Nizz

I always thought 1990 was the last hurrah for commercial house music and, around 1991, house turned into club music...(2 Unlimited, Real McCoy, Haddaway...).

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: nally on 02/02/13 at 11:21 am


I see that Haddaway had a few more hits in the late 90's and early 2000's.

That's odd, because I thought their only big hit was "What Is Love"; perhaps they were more successful in other parts of the world.




Here's another one:

Bizarre Incorporated - I'm Gonna Get You

Oh Wow this was great.

I remember that one too. :D

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: amjikloviet on 02/02/13 at 4:30 pm

So do I! I remember back when the song was popular in '93, we had this "thing" every Saturdays and Sundays where we would listen to the radio all day to the evening(back then it was ProFM) and that song would always be on. Many times they would over play it. The song use to annoy me though, lol.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: nally on 02/02/13 at 5:33 pm


So do I! I remember back when the song was popular in '93, we had this "thing" every Saturdays and Sundays where we would listen to the radio all day to the evening(back then it was ProFM) and that song would always be on. Many times they would over play it. The song used to annoy me though, lol.

Yeah, it was rather repetitive...

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 02/02/13 at 7:22 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRte0S2a_dA

Timex Social Club-Rumors

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: NullandVoid on 02/02/13 at 10:01 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL1UfL_Z7mw

Nothing but LIFE in this song.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: amjikloviet on 02/02/13 at 10:23 pm


Not to rain on anyone's parade, but 99% of the stuff listed so far is more cheesy club music - the type you'd find at your big snazzy nightclub/disco in town. House music is much more underground. The clubs I went to in the 90s wouldn't be seen dead playing Haddaway etc.


I wouldn't completely know since I never went to one and was too young and under age to attend any clubs throughout most of the '90s, until 1998 when I turned 18.(Even if I would have been old enough I still would not have gone to any clubs.) However, I do remember in the '90s besides listening to regular stations I would also listen to various ones that would play House music and I believe you're right about it being more underground. Anyway, I think a lot of the songs listed on here(including the ones I mentioned)were mostly radio hits and not really club hits. They are more top 40-ish. *flutters*

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 02/03/13 at 7:33 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdeMvR--ICk

Stardust-Music Sounds Better With You

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: nally on 02/03/13 at 3:16 pm


I wouldn't completely know since I never went to one and was too young and under age to attend any clubs throughout most of the '90s, until 1998 when I turned 18.(Even if I would have been old enough I still would not have gone to any clubs.)

I was like that as well. I, too, turned 18 in 1998 and never went to any clubs. I would often hear lots of this type of music on the radio.



However, I do remember in the '90s besides listening to regular stations I would also listen to various ones that would play House music and I believe you're right about it being more underground. Anyway, I think a lot of the songs listed on here(including the ones I mentioned)were mostly radio hits and not really club hits. They are more top 40-ish. *flutters*

There was one station in my area that often focused on "House" music in the mid-90's.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: amjikloviet on 02/03/13 at 4:42 pm



There was one station in my area that often focused on "House" music in the mid-90's.


Here in this area, we use to have a station for every music genre back then.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: nally on 02/03/13 at 9:23 pm


Here in this area, we used to have a station for every music genre back then.

Cool. That's what Music Choice seems to have nowdays. (For the most part, at least.)

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 02/04/13 at 6:38 am


Cool. That's what Music Choice seems to have nowdays. (For the most part, at least.)


Music Choice does play house music.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: nally on 02/04/13 at 10:49 am


Music Choice does play house music.

Some of it can be featured on the 1990's channel, Rap & Hip-Hop, or R&B Jamz.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 02/04/13 at 7:34 pm


Some of it can be featured on the 1990's channel, Rap & Hip-Hop, or R&B Jamz.


I listen to it once in a while.

Subject: Re: House music, 1988-94

Written By: Howard on 02/04/13 at 7:37 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGHwNy9ZMts

Black Machine-How Gee (1992)

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