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Subject: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/18/14 at 7:56 am

To quote Woody Harrelson in the movie The Cowboy Way"If it's got a beat, then I can dance to it!"

Do you like 70s disco?  What about 90s Eurodance or maybe some Hi-NRG from the 80s?  Perhaps even some of that crap that's out there today? (hey, I like some of that crap! lol).  Post some of your favourite dance tracks!

(Remember, please no more than 2 videos per post)
(Also, try to post videos of songs that you know and like; Don't just post a video for the sake of posting something)




Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/18/14 at 8:34 am

Eria Fachin - I Hear A Symphony
A hit from 1988;  A song you know, a version you may not from this late great Canadian vocalist.  This was very popular here in Canada and I still love it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoOLn8rqisY


Sandra - In the Heat of the Night
Another 80s classic, this one from 1985.  She had zero success in North America, which was really a shame.  This song is just wonderful and her greatest hits CD sits proudly in my collection!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnVkI1QV7hg

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/18/14 at 9:04 am

Armin van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie - This is What it Feels Like
This one is a Dutch/Canadian collaboration from 2013 and has since become a massive hit around the world.  It is currently nominated for a 2014 Juno Award (Canada's version of a Grammy) for "Best Dance Recording"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR_DFMUzX4E


The Lovefreekz - Shine
An alias for British producer Mark Hadfield, this one contains a heavy sample of the 1979 hit Shine A Little Love by ELO and was a massive club hit in 2005.  The video with the roller skating is a complete throwback.  I still listen to this one alot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H8_hWYjhBg

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Paul on 02/18/14 at 9:23 am


Eria Fachin - I Hear A Symphony
A hit from 1988;  A song you know, a version you may not from this late great Canadian vocalist.  This was very popular here in Canada and I still love it!


She never had a hit here as such, but her 1987 effort, 'Savin' Myself' was absolutely huge with the Hi-NRG crowd and must have bubbled under our charts for ages! Tragically, she died very young... :(

Happily, these two divas are still with us...

Speaking of Hi-NRG, this was arguably one of the first songs to kick the whole shebang off - amazingly never charted in Britain, but sold by the bucketload!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_MiRWo4Myw


And a huge, HUGE club hit from 1984 - still popular to this very day...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdGNeC2G1AU

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/18/14 at 12:21 pm


She never had a hit here as such, but her 1987 effort, 'Savin' Myself' was absolutely huge with the Hi-NRG crowd and must have bubbled under our charts for ages! Tragically, she died very young... :(


With popularity like that, you'd think it would have soared in the UK Top 40. 


Miquel Brown - So Many Men, So Little Time
Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy


I know those both quite well.  Miquel is from Canada, which seems to come as a surprise to alot of people given the type of music she performs.  And speaking of such, here is an act from Quebec with a song that was so massive, it's still well known to this day ...

Trans X - Living on Video
This was actually written and published in 1981, but not released until 1983.  It was a club favourite here in Canada, but it never charted in the mainstream.  A 1985-re-release was the one that charted in the US and UK.  They also recorded a French version titled Vivre Sur Video which I seem to remember hearing more. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9xBAtCsCTQ

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/18/14 at 12:31 pm

Sheila and B Devotion - Spacer
This one is from France circa 1979.  A well loved club classic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrKjawtXY3s


Alcazar - Crying at the Discotheque
This 2001 hit is from Sweden and it is through it that I learned of the song above.  I was a fan of this one when it first was released, but the video I can do without.  I still get a kick out of the lyric "The golden years, the silver tears.  You wore a tie like Richard Gere"

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

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Paul on 02/18/14 at 1:34 pm


With popularity like that, you'd think it would have soared in the UK Top 40.


It was such a legendary song, that it topped the 'unofficial' Hi-NRG chart for about three months straight! I can only assume that those who bought it must have been getting it from non-chart return outlets and back in the day, there were quite a few...

Miquel is from Canada, which seems to come as a surprise to alot of people given the type of music she performs.

She's also step-sister to another disco diva, Amii Stewart and, of course, Sinitta's mother...


And speaking of such, here is an act from Quebec with a song that was so massive, it's still well known to this day ...

Trans X - Living on Video
This was actually written and published in 1981, but not released until 1983.  It was a club favourite here in Canada, but it never charted in the mainstream.  A 1985-re-release was the one that charted in the US and UK.  They also recorded a French version titled Vivre Sur Video which I seem to remember hearing more. 


Yep, just their one and only success here, but better to have one success that everyone remembers than none at all! The original '83 version was released here (and I certainly remember a EuroPop radio station playing it incessantly) but it died a death. That original British release is now extremely difficult to find on vinyl, not helped by the fact that the '85 remix used the same catalogue number!

Sheila and B Devotion - Spacer
This one is from France circa 1979.  A well loved club classic!


Ah! That it was - with all that Chic magic sprinkled all over it, how could it fail?

Speaking of Chic, her ladyship and quite a few Motown executives, originally thought this song was 'too simple' and not worth the effort! I bet that attitude changed when it became her biggest hit in years...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvR9rOCiMrE

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Howard on 02/18/14 at 3:30 pm

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

The Bee Gees- Staying Alive

I love The Bee Gees and this is one my favorite songs.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/18/14 at 5:58 pm

Goldie Alexander - Knocking Down Love
Canadian club favourite from 1983.  This is in my Top 10 of greatest 80s songs to feature a saxophone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WSTA6R0-80


Robert Miles featuring Maria Nayler - One and One
International favourite from 1996 and may just be one of the most beautiful dance vocals of the 90s.  This was his highest charting single here in Canada where it reached #2.  I loved this then, and I still love it today!

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

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Ripley on 02/18/14 at 7:50 pm

I am a huge fan of Eurodance!!!  This was said to be the best dance song of the decade.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMPM1q_Uyxc

It would take hours to post every one of my favorites! 

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/18/14 at 11:08 pm

Here's one that's likely in my top 10:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtaZ48fERfc

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Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/19/14 at 1:01 am


I am a huge fan of Eurodance!!!  This was said to be the best dance song of the decade.

Snap! - Rhythm is A Dancer


Fantastic song.  Eurodance is great.  Here's a pair of great Eurodance tracks I enjoy ...

Fun Factory - Take Your Chance
One of the best groups to emerge out of Germany in the 90s!  This one is from 1994.  My favourite song of theirs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMkf7wAkDzQ


Ice MC - Think About the Way
A hit in 1994 for this British born rap/Eurodance artist.  The female vocals on this were provided by Alexia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C8bvYlqy9A

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Howard on 02/19/14 at 6:44 am


Here's one that's likely in my top 10:



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A great dance song, I love Peaches And Herb.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Howard on 02/19/14 at 6:48 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eQmlJxg9bA&feature=kp

Ashford & Simpson- Street Corner

my favorite Ashford And Simpson songs, Nick sung his heart out.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: XYkid on 02/19/14 at 11:23 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9f3dmWsjWQ

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Henk on 02/19/14 at 1:57 pm


Sheila and B Devotion - Spacer
This one is from France circa 1979.  A well loved club classic!


Sheila was born in 1945 and started her (French) career in 1962. Up until 1977 she sang solely in French, but then decided to go for an international career, with disco-based songs. Her French fans weren't very enthusiastic about her move.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Ripley on 02/19/14 at 7:08 pm

This was played at every basketball game (NBA, College and High School).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1kx3YJGL_s 

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Howard on 02/19/14 at 7:37 pm


Sheila was born in 1945 and started her (French) career in 1962. Up until 1977 she sang solely in French, but then decided to go for an international career, with disco-based songs. Her French fans weren't very enthusiastic about her move.


Didn't she collaborate with Nile Rodgers?

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Howard on 02/19/14 at 7:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHhD4PD75zY


Herbie Hancock-Rockit!

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/19/14 at 10:31 pm

This late 80's gem wasn't a huge hit, but was verrry danceable!  (This from firsthand experience  ::) )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElWY4M6SlAY

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/20/14 at 1:41 am


This late 80's gem wasn't a huge hit, but was verrry danceable!  (This from firsthand experience  ::) )

Nice & Wild - Diamond Girl


A very good song!
Sheila was born in 1945 and started her (French) career in 1962. Up until 1977 she sang solely in French, but then decided to go for an international career, with disco-based songs. Her French fans weren't very enthusiastic about her move.


It was a good move or her.  Spacer is fantastic!  I can see her French fans being upset.  It was quite a change in musical direction

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/20/14 at 1:50 am

At the local roller rink I would go to as a kid, here are two late 80s gems that I used to hear all the time ...

Tú - Stay With Me
Toronto-born Twins named Amanda and Cassandra DiBlassi.  Got their start as backup singers for a band called Platinum Blonde.  This song is from 1987

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDdA0LA9i10


Salt 'N Pepa - Push It
The only time I generally accept rap as a good music genre is when it's incorporated into dance music.  This one from 1988 was a favourite then, and still a favourite now!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCadcBR95oU

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Howard on 02/20/14 at 7:38 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrL8O9ZvkDA&feature=kp

VAUGHAN MASON & CREW - BOUNCE, ROCK, SKATE, ROLL

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Ripley on 02/20/14 at 4:47 pm

A Europop band that is a favorite of mine performing a nice song. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcr52GgWjk0

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Foo Bar on 02/21/14 at 12:34 am

(Remember, if you add the text about what track you're linking, we can find it even if YouTube nukes it, and other people can google it easier!  This is particularly helpful when it comes to obscure tracks and genres.)

Two tracks released within months of each other.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6BPVtsttc4
  - Berri / New Atlantic, Sunshine After the Rain, Dec. 1994.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xvkYaldSd0
  - DJ Paul Elstak, Rainbow High in the Sky, can anyone tell me which month of 1995?

Homework with the Berri track is Ellie Greenwich (1969) and Elkie Brooks (1977) originals.
Homework with the Elstak track is the Vinylgroover and the Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo versions.
Extra Credit: Was Elstak riffing on Berri, or was it just one of those coincidence?

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Paul on 02/21/14 at 9:09 am


Salt 'N Pepa - Push It
The only time I generally accept rap as a good music genre is when it's incorporated into dance music.  This one from 1988 was a favourite then, and still a favourite now!


This was passable, but their rendition of 'Twist And Shout' (yes, THAT one!) was not needed...

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Paul on 02/21/14 at 2:58 pm

One of several squillion tracks that sprouted up when the 'rave' culture did. But this one made superb use of keyboard arpeggios - really 'spacey'!

Guru Josh - 'Infinity'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8zI4qTCCPo

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Howard on 02/21/14 at 3:15 pm

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

Earth Wind & Fire - I've Had Enough

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/21/14 at 9:13 pm


their rendition of 'Twist And Shout' (yes, THAT one!) was not needed...


Definitely no argument there lol  They tried to hard on that one to put rap into a song that did not need it



Guru Josh - 'Infinity'


That song is great.  It was never a mainstream hit in North America, but a new 2008 version was ...


Guru Josh Project - Infinity 2008
This made it to #35 in Canada, and even charted higher in the UK than the original 1990 version.  I still don't know which version I like more, but the saxophone is still there, and that's what sold me on the song from the start!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzy2dgEUOhY

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/21/14 at 9:48 pm

Here's a song by a woman who is currently #1 on my list of hottest celebrities of today.  She's also the star of my signature lol

Tulisa - Young
She hails from England and this 2012 single was her solo debut.  Neither this, nor her debut album The Female Boss were released in North America and I do not understand why (even though I know why).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP_eI5T_deU


Unique II - Break My Stride
From Austria, this one is from 1997 and is a cover of the 1983 hit by Matthew Wilder.  I always put 80s songs first, but in this case, I made an exception.  I love the original, but this cover song I liked more.  It was very popular here in Canada and I still enjoy hearing it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp_-afEetyg

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/22/14 at 9:16 am

Tiga and Zyntherius - Sunglasses at Night
Corey Hart originally made this famous across North America in 1984, but it was never a hit in Europe.  Like Corey Hart, Tiga also hails from Montreal and with Finnish DJ Zyntherius, their version made it to #25 in the UK in 2002

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0pwil37RX8


Mia Martina featuring Dev - Danse
Here is #2 on my list of hottest celebrities of today:  Mia Martina.  The 8th single from this New Brunswick born singer, and featuring American rapper Dev, this is currently sitting at #38 on the US Dance Chart and #41 in the Canadian Hot 100.  This is so far my favourite song of 2014!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfhH8gxQqow

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Howard on 02/22/14 at 3:50 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psFQMKcsIF8

Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/22/14 at 4:50 pm

Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band


That's one of my favourites as well.  In 1998, he re-recorded that song as a duet with a newcomer from Quebec named Jacynthe and it was a Top 40 hit here in Canada.  I thought it was OK, but nothing will ever beat the original

Jacynthe featuring KC - Give it Up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f3h9-BjYdU

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Howard on 02/23/14 at 3:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28KobNbbI2s


Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Ripley on 02/23/14 at 8:06 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHvA4c1l-cU

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Foo Bar on 02/25/14 at 12:49 am


Unique II - Break My Stride
From Austria, this one is from 1997 and is a cover of the 1983 hit by Matthew Wilder.  I always put 80s songs first, but in this case, I made an exception.  I love the original, but this cover song I liked more.  It was very popular here in Canada and I still enjoy hearing it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp_-afEetyg


So now I have a new mystery.  I remember Free, but now I'm wondering who "Unique" was, given that "Unique II" had to rename it/themselves to avoid a name that was previously occupied.  Who was the original owner of the name, and did I/we miss anything?

In the meantime, here's my track for the night.  Herbie Chrichlow would also be the producer behind the Leila K, E-Type, De De, the Backstreet Boys, and too many other names to mention. 

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

  - Herbie, Right Type of Mood, 1995.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: aja675 on 02/25/14 at 1:24 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI1SJmd4p7o

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/25/14 at 1:30 am


In the meantime, here's my track for the night.  Herbie Chrichlow would also be the producer behind the Leila K, E-Type, De De, the Backstreet Boys, and too many other names to mention. 

  - Herbie, Right Type of Mood, 1995.


I remember Herbie.  He also did 'Pick it Up'


So now I have a new mystery.  I remember Free, but now I'm wondering who "Unique" was, given that "Unique II" had to rename it/themselves to avoid a name that was previously occupied.  Who was the original owner of the name, and did I/we miss anything?


A funk classic and one hit wonder from 1983 ...

Unique - What You Got is What I Need
This made it to #27 in the UK and #30 on the US Dance chart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NBSb3O1LdU

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Howard on 02/25/14 at 8:17 am

Unique - What You Got is What I Need

It had to be just a one hit wonder, am I right?

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: Howard on 02/25/14 at 8:19 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GbSgUf9N9o

COOKIE - can't judge a book by its cover

I hear this song a lot on internet radio.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Dance Songs!

Written By: whistledog on 02/25/14 at 12:20 pm


It had to be just a one hit wonder, am I right?


Nothing else they did charted in North America or the UK

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