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hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2011 08:42 am
It's kind of funny how often the B-52s have been namechecked - when I first read Bear's question the first song that came to mind was Rock Lobster.

I think that it depends on the crowd and the reason they've got together - sometimes stuff seems lame other times the same stuff seems a hoot. Sometimes you want something that promotes hip gyration other times you want to shred. I guess that's what separates a good DJ from someone who hits play.
blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2011 10:19 am
@hingehead,
yup... you have to read the crowd and something you play that someone loves , someone else is always going to hate. You judge by the dance floor, not individuals, unless of course they're the individuals writing your check. Wink
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2011 10:26 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
blueveinedthrobber wrote:

but you can't name a top 40 song that isn't at least a little suggestive.


This is so true. I had a ~25 year gap between paying attention to top 40 between when I was a teenager and my kid just recently getting into pop. (Some, not all.) When she started she was really really pissed off at how "wrong" so many of the songs are. I don't actually care, but she was mad. She's gotten over it mostly -- pays attention to the music more than the lyrics/ skips over the stuff that annoys her -- but I look up the lyrics to this stuff and I'm definitely WHOA. Prince was a big deal in my day, his most risque stuff is pretty much run of the mill these days.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2011 10:26 am
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

It's kind of funny how often the B-52s have been namechecked - when I first read Bear's question the first song that came to mind was Rock Lobster.

I think that it depends on the crowd


apparently the A2K crowd has some kinda B-52 thing going on

if we ever have an international danceA2kfest, there will have to be some B-52s on the playlist
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2011 10:39 am
@sozobe,
Well except for Adele. (Just looked at the actual current top 40, she's in the #1 spot and has another one on the list too.) She's not exactly dance music though, right?

That brings up a point though, I used to go out dancing a LOT and I definitely liked it when there was pacing, ebbs and flows -- it made the high-energy songs that much more fun. When it was nothing but, it got kind of numbing after a while.
mismi
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2011 11:21 am
@sozobe,
Technopop is that way. Just can't find a good groove with that stuff.

I like the different rhythms both slow grooves and faster paced music. Much more fun as far as I am concerned.

I think "numbing" is an excellent descripton for the mashups that keep the same beat going with different tunes, Soz. Really dislike that kind of thing.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2011 11:31 am
I dunno, maybe I do live in a redneck part of the world, but ACDC, Def Leppard, Led Zeppelin, BTO are big in these parts, and country... don't forget the country musak or line dances.
For the waltzers - Lady in Red, Two Step - Forever and Ever Amen
Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
I'd give you a list of Canadian Bands/songs, but I'm not sure if they would translate, given the popularity might not be universal.
These are pretty old, but they always seem to pack the dance floor.
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2011 12:06 pm
It depend on where you are... in clubs and with young folk... they like the beat mix that stays constant. Private parties, wedding receptions etc. different story. Switching genres but maintaining seamless beat mixs, drops, mashups and transitions is where the mechanical and technical skills you need to physically practice to get right come in.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Wed 9 Nov, 2011 12:30 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

hingehead wrote:

It's kind of funny how often the B-52s have been namechecked - when I first read Bear's question the first song that came to mind was Rock Lobster.

I think that it depends on the crowd


apparently the A2K crowd has some kinda B-52 thing going on

if we ever have an international danceA2kfest, there will have to be some B-52s on the playlist


Yep agreed. Bakin' potatoes, bakin' in the sun!
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2011 12:03 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
In no particular order:

1. Mustang Sally – The Commitments
2. The Boys Are Back In Town – The Busboys
3. All Shook Up – Elvis
4. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
5. Electric Slide
6. Carolina Girl
7. I May Be Wrong But I Won’t Be Wrong Always – Ten Years After
8. Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
9. Early In The Morning - The Gap Band
10. Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
11. You Lost That Loving Feeling – Righteous Brothers
12. Feelin Alright – Joe Cocker
13. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
14. Take The A Train – Duke Ellington
15. Oye Como Va – Santana
16. No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
17. Mercedes Boy – Pebbles
18. September – Earth Wind & Fire
19. Cracked Actor - David Bowie
20. Let It Whip – The Dazz Band
margo
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2011 12:18 am
No ones's mentioned Ricky Martin!

Drives my partner mad, though!
blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2011 08:16 am
@margo,
I think there's a reason no one has mentioned Ricky Martin......careful planning Laughing
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mismi
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2011 06:07 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
20. Let It Whip – The Dazz Band


YES!
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fobvius
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2011 08:39 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,


I can imagine waltzing to a lot of the song suggestions.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2011 09:13 pm
This would get Mrs Hinge on the floor



Hmmm. Alternative history time. If the Village People had formed in Texas.....
blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Fri 11 Nov, 2011 06:31 am
@hingehead,
squinney ws always going on and on about how she wanted a cowboy.... after seeing this I now realize why I could never have made her happy..... all things for the best Laughing
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Fri 11 Nov, 2011 07:09 am
@hingehead,
Given Rick Perry's comments on Letterman about Handsome Mitt Romney breaking his concentration I'm wondering if maybe this ought to be the cowboy campaign song that Perry should use.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 12:05 pm
I don't dance, but here's a mini set of music I'd want at a party right now (which I might as well just queue up).

Cream - White Room
Cream - Tales of Brave Ulysses
Beatles - Hey Bulldog
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Jota Quest - De Volta a Planeta
Counting Crows - Mr. Jones
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Allman Brothers - Jessica
Grateful Dead - Crazy Fingers/Drums
Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
fobvius
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2011 10:28 pm
@Robert Gentel,


There's a lesson is this for all of us.

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