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Ok, so I've got a DJ booked for a party. I've given him as basic brief to play in order:

60s motown and soul
70s funk, disco, punk, mod etc
80s new romantic, dance, old skool rave
90s - 2000s dance dance dance!

Anyhoo... he's asked for some suggested tracks.

Obviously I've got shedloads I'd like but anyone feeling up to recomending anything, please feel free....

I'm considering getting him to put a mix on for the last hour, not sure what...

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Hmm, what's the occasion? I'll assume it's a normal party with a mixed crowd rather than some acid rave warehouse reunion!

Turning it into a challenge, if I could only choose one crowd pleasing tune from each of your genres......

Motown and Soul: Martha and the Vandellas - Heatwave
funk: Curtis Mayfield - Move on Up
disco: Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
punk: The Stranglers - Walk on By
mod: The Jam - A Town Called Malice
new romantic: Duran Duran - Rio
80s dance: Inner City - Good Life
old skool rave/acid house: A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray
90s dance: The Source feat. Candi Staton - You've Got the Love
2000s dance: Rihanna - Don't Stop the Music

Or just play 5 hours of Crazy Frog.

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Sounds like my kinda party.....
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and Silvia will be one of mine....
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Motown and Soul: Can't really have this represented without Stevie Wonder - Superstitous and Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher
Also suggest Patti Jo - Make me believe in you as per Danny Howells ace essential mix from a few years ago.
Funk: Kool and the Gang - Jungle Boogie
Punk: Iggy Pop - Gimme Danger
Random 80's (brain struggling to categorise stuff) : Kraftwerk - the Model (dub reggae cover), Gary Numan - Music for Chamelons, David Bowie - Let's Dance, A Guy Called Gerald - Emotion Electric - Good call with Voodoo Ray also!

90's Dance: Jaydee - Plastic Dreams, Sunscreem - Perfect Motion, CJ Bolland - Bones, DJ Zinc - Super Sharp Shooter, Touch and Go - Would You go to bed with me (I know- this is a party tho eh :mrgreen: ) - confess I was dancing to this at the tiny tea tent at 7am Monday morning this glasto hah. Also! 187 Lockdown - Kung Fu (or swap in Gunman - both a good laugh on the dancefloor :P )

00's Dance: Freeland - Heel and Toe, New Order - Crystal(lee Coombs remix), Prodigy - Spitfire (future funk squad remix), Plump DJS - Blackjack

Urg, it's far too hard to narrow things down, just a few suggestions anyway. I'm sure you know what your crowd are after, wasn't sure how far off the beaten path to go. Far too many old classics like papua new guinea, lfo/leftfield/underworld/chems etc to mention, sure you and your DJ are on it :wink:
If I had the power I'd be far too tempted to put on something like Analogue Bubblebath by Aphex or this complete beast and hug a speaker or something! Depends on the party I guess!

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You should add Glam Rock to your 70s selection. A bit of T Rex, Wombles or Slade always goes down well...

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mj - blame it on the boogie
candi staton - young hearts run free
barry white, you're the first the last my everything
grandmaster flash - while lines
prodigy - no good start the dance
jacksons - abc
gary numan - cars
arthur conley - sweet soul music
incognito - always there
abba - mamma mia/dancing queen
n trance - set you free
guetta/rowland - when love takes over
eric prydz - pjanoo
laura brannigan - gloria
gaga - poker face (jdb club mix)
eurythmics - here comes the rain again (freemasons mix)

just a few suggestions...

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wow - cheers guys.

what about the rest of the forumites???
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1. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham
2. Good Times - Chic
3. Stayin' Alive - N-Trance
4. YMCA - Village People
5. Stars On 45 Abba Medley - Star Sounds Orchestra
6. Saturday Night - Whigfield
7. What Is Love - Haddaway
8. Rhythm Of The Night - Corona
9. It's My Life - Dr. Alban
10. Relight My Fire - Take That
11. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Lauper, Cyndi
12. All That She Wants - Ace Of Base
13. Here Comes The Hotstepper - Kamoze, Ini
14. Boombastic - Shaggy
15. One Step Beyond - Madness
16. Baby Come Back - Pato Banton
17. Twist And Shout - Chaka Demus
18. Give It Up - Goodmen
19. Moving On Up - M People
20. Ride On Time - Black Box

or...

1. If You Buy This Record Your Life Will Be Better - Tamperer & Maya
2. Bamboogie - Bamboo
3. Sex On The Beach - T-Spoon
4. Who Do You Think You Are - Spice Girls
5. Because We Want To - Billie (2)
6. Let Me Entertain You - Williams, Robbie
7. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate (1)
8. Stayin' Alive - N-Trance
9. More Than A Woman - 911 (1)
10. It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song) - Cher
11. House Of Fun - Madness
12. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
13. Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
14. Simply The Best - Turner, Tina
15. Red Red Wine - UB40
16. Le Freak - Chic
17. YMCA - Village People
18. Abba Medley - Starsound
19. That's The Way I Like It - KC & The Sunshine Band
20. December '63 (Oh What A Night) - Four Seasons


Actually they are the tracklistings for The Best Party Album in the World...Ever & The Best Party Megamix Album in the World...Ever.
Not bad as a starter though Dave?
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Thanks for your help there Memly. None of those classix will be making the list tho....
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8) Ok I'll be serious.
I just need to cook dinner first... I'll think about it over some pasta...
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here goes how to kill a dance floor but keep me dancing at the same time...

punk-
i hate people -the anti knowwhere league
liar for hire- DOA
lets lynch the landlord -the dead kennedys

mutant rock- the meteors

anything by trouble funk
word-junkyard band
dr mabuse- propaganda
metal-gary newman
basket case-eon
feel it - coco steel and lovebomb
what time is love-klf
tears of a clown - the beat
coacaine sex-renegade sound wave
followed by
white lines- grandmaster flash and melle mel
rez-underworld
helter skelter or radio babelon-meat beat manefesto

hows that for you!

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user name wrote: basket case-eon
radio babelon-meat beat manefesto

hows that for you!
Both brilliant tracks.
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jive talkin'-the bee gees
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Cheers guys, I'll pass all these on.

whether the DJ has them or not is a different story....
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