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Best Dance Track

Postby bernithebiker » Thu Nov 07, 2013 17:46 pm

Got a party coming up on Saturday night, and I will be supplying most of the music.

Need ideas for your best dance track; not necessarily the greatest song, but the one that gets people out of their seats and dancing.

Disco tracks are usually pretty good; Chic, Diana Ross, etc. and more recent stuff like Daft Punk and Sonnentanz work well too.

Any others I'm missing?!
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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby MattC59 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 18:20 pm

A bit of Abba always gets the women up, and if the women are on the floor the men won't be far behind !
Failing that, throw a bit of Fat Boy Slim in :lol:
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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby EAlcock94 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 19:34 pm

I find house music is usually the best for getting people moving, throw that in with a little bit of mixing and you're sorted. So all the usual ones like Martin Garrix, Flight 643, At Night, Can't Hold Back, Julio Bashmore, Dusky, and a bit of Calvin Harris id you want to make it a bit more mainstream... Although this largely depends on what type of party and how much people have drank :P, failing that the usual ones that have been mentioned above.

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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby Ballysmate » Thu Nov 07, 2013 23:48 pm

EAlcock94 wrote:I find house music is usually the best for getting people moving, throw that in with a little bit of mixing and you're sorted. So all the usual ones like Martin Garrix, Flight 643, At Night, Can't Hold Back, Julio Bashmore, Dusky, and a bit of Calvin Harris id you want to make it a bit more mainstream... Although this largely depends on what type of party and how much people have drank :P, failing that the usual ones that have been mentioned above.



Never heard of any of 'em :lol:

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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby symo » Fri Nov 08, 2013 07:55 am

From my MD days

Groove is the heart - Dee lite
OPP - Naughty by Nature
I Wish - Skee Lo
Concrete Schoolyard - Jurassic Five
YMCA - Village People
Uptown Top Ranking - Althea and Donna
Chase the Devil - Max Romeo
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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby thegreatdivide » Fri Nov 08, 2013 08:13 am

If you're talking wedding tackle then Prince 'Kiss' is a good one.
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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby the playing mantis » Fri Nov 08, 2013 08:15 am

What's the general age if the partygoers?

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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby team47b » Fri Nov 08, 2013 09:19 am

...and they only know johnny h or Charles has enough :roll:
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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby SecretSam » Fri Nov 08, 2013 09:22 am

God spare me from cr@p party/traffic-light disco music like "YMCA".

See also "Come on Eileen", which is offensively naff.

Like others have said, depends on the type of party and age of attendees. My Mum would like to dance to Matt Munro, for example (she prefers him to Sinatra).

"Love Cats" by the Cure usually works with my generation (age 44), although I'm not a fan of the song - not one of Bob's best, IMHO. But then, no-one will dance to "All Cats are Grey"...:D
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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby bernithebiker » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:37 am

the playing mantis wrote:What's the general age if the partygoers?


Anything from 25 to 50, but average probably 40-45 (like me!)

Used to DJ a bit at university so know how tricky it is to please everybody.

Also to complicate things, most will be French, so will have to throw in the odd 80's French dance track, which are truly appalling, but I'd rather not get lynched so got to keep them happy.

For anyone doing a party, I found a great free DJ package called Virtual DJ. Very easy to use and mix, and quite powerful.

And if you pay $10 a month (you can stop after a month), you get access to almost every song out there, so i f someone asks for an unusual Buck's Fizz track, instead of telling them to take a running jump you can politely concur, find it, and play 10 seconds for them.
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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby Wheelspinner » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:16 pm

My top 3…

Earth Wind and Fire - September
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Chaka Khan - Feel For You.

If those don't work, check the sign on the door. Probably says "Morgue". :mrgreen:

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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby Wheelspinner » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:20 pm

Oh, and numbers 4 & 5 would be Underworld - Underneath The Radar, and New Order - Blue Monday, both killers for getting people up and into it...

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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby Loretta Damage » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:48 pm

Men in the age bracket 40 - 45 seem to be unable to stop themselves dancing whenever some Ska comes on at a party. Of course this dancing will take the form of walking around the dance floor like they are wearing diving boots or running up and down furiously on the spot. Some Northern Soul might do it as well.

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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby bernithebiker » Fri Nov 08, 2013 13:00 pm

Wheelspinner wrote:Oh, and numbers 4 & 5 would be Underworld - Underneath The Radar, and New Order - Blue Monday, both killers for getting people up and into it...


Good call on Earth Wind and Fire, although I think Boogie Wonderland is dancier!

Never heard that Underworld thing before - bit odd?!
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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby bernithebiker » Fri Nov 08, 2013 13:03 pm

Loretta Damage wrote:Men in the age bracket 40 - 45 seem to be unable to stop themselves dancing whenever some Ska comes on at a party. Of course this dancing will take the form of walking around the dance floor like they are wearing diving boots or running up and down furiously on the spot. Some Northern Soul might do it as well.


Like the Specials? Message to you Rudy? Good track, but I'm pretty sure it's below 80bpm, so you have to delock a safety thing on VirtualDJ just to play it!!

One Step Beyond is a good'un too. (Saw Madness live this summer!)
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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby thegreatdivide » Fri Nov 08, 2013 13:39 pm

The Clash 'Rock The Casbah'
The Clash 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go'
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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby Pross » Fri Nov 08, 2013 13:45 pm

Anything by Strauss (Johann not Andrew). Make the most of the Strictly Come Dancing trend!

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Re: Best Dance Track

Postby thegreatdivide » Fri Nov 08, 2013 13:52 pm

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive / Never Can Say Goodbye
Lipps Inc – Funky Town
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean / Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
James Brown – Get Up…I Feel Like…
Sylvester – Do You Wanna Funk / You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way
Kool & The Gang – Celebration
A Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie
Donna Summer – Bad Girls
Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love
Bronski Beat – Small Town Boy
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
Blondie – Heart Of Glass
O’Jays – Love Train
Chic – Good Times
Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
Rose Royce – Car Wash
McFadden & Whitehead – Aint No Stoppin Us Now

And three for your Gran…

Man 2 Man – Male Stripper
Donna Summer – Love To Love You (A real family pleaser)
FGTH - Relax
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