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09 March 2010

I Am A Thousand Years Old: So I asked by a friend to come up with a mix CD of the best, bounciest, danciest pop-est music for her party. I don't really listen to dance music. Help?

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It's called "Big hair, big booty, big fun" and she gave me list of "like this" stuff, your Beyonces and Lady Gagas. What else can I pop in that would actually make a dork like me dance or some awesome back catalog - out of nowhere tracks to mix it up a bit?
Also this will be a very lady-heavy event, and said friend is partial to the female-empowerment end of the dance/pop genre.
posted by The Whelk 09 March | 17:05
In the BhBbBf realm: maybe Kylie Minogue? If not the original tracks, there are boatloads of good remixes if you want to dance, and many of such remixes are floating around the blogosphere.

It's not officially out yet, but Javelin's album No Mas is loads of fun. Definitely more in the realm of "out of nowhere tracks," featuring some distorted vocals, 8-bit sounds, a bucket of weird samples, and plenty more. I'll have to think about other things.

On preview - take both selections with a dose of salt, as they might not be so female-empowerment-focused.
posted by filthy light thief 09 March | 17:16
Maybe some of these will suit:

Lady Don't Tek No - Latyrx
Love Etc. - Pet Shop Boys
Thats not my Name - The Ting Tings
Beautiful (Peter Rauhofer Remix) - Christina Aguilera
God Is a DJ (Electroheadz Remix) - Pink
So Damn High - Ruby Isle
Butterfly - Crazy Town

posted by shothotbot 09 March | 19:44
Not as poppy but very dancey:
Out Hud
M.I.A.
You might know this one by N.E.R.D., Santogold, and the guy from the Strokes, from a commercial that aired within the last year.
posted by not_on_display 09 March | 19:46
Dancing With Myself - Nouvelle Vague - unlike the original, this is a stomp.
posted by plinth 09 March | 20:22
These are perfect, thank you.
posted by The Whelk 09 March | 20:57
I love that cover but I don't think it would fit the tempo.
posted by The Whelk 09 March | 20:58
Although i *want* to include it cause it fits so well with Boyz....
posted by The Whelk 09 March | 20:59
So whats on the final cut?
posted by shothotbot 09 March | 22:36
Not done yet :)
posted by The Whelk 09 March | 22:37
I would add:

Rock Star by Prima J
Just Got Paid/Let's Get Laid by Millionaires
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 09 March | 22:42
Holy shit TPS that Millionaires song is *hilarious*
posted by The Whelk 10 March | 09:47
You could put something from Deee-Lite in there.
posted by Mister_A 10 March | 11:23
I know, I love it :D
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 10 March | 11:32
Rusko - Woo Boost
posted by Hugh Janus 10 March | 12:11
So the final round up is as followed. I didn't put it into any order cause that's the ...hard part of Mix Making. So there. I tried to keep it bouncy, funky, fun, include all the stuff she wanted and some slower stuff for chill-down time.

Beck - Timebomb
Peaches And Iggy Pop - Kick It
Blondie - I'm On E
Pogo - Alice
Devo - Watch Us Work It
Jet Set Radio - Let Mom Sleep
DJ Hero Soundtrack - Cars vs Technologic
Mika - Lollipop
Serge Gainsbourg - L'Ami Caouette
Kelis - Tricky
Christina Aguilera - Candyman
Beyonce - Single Ladies
The Millionaires - Just Got Paid/Let's Get Laid
Madonna - Hung Up
Goldfrapp - Oh La La
Peaches - Hit It Hard
Britney Spears - Gimmie More
M.I.A - Boyz
Amanda Lepore - My Hair Looks Fierce
Prima J - Rock Star
Pink - So What
Flo Roida with Lady Gaga - Star Struck
Divine Comedy - To Die A Virgin
Beck - Sexx Laws
PImp C, Lil' Keke & P.O.P - Hyrule Field Remix
Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger
Kylie Mingoue - Speakerphone
Missy Eillot - Shake Your Pom Pom
No Doubt - Hella Good
N.E.R.D - My Drive Trhu
Fantastic Plastic Machine - Electric Lady Land
Macy Grey - My Nutmeg Phantasy
Prince - Gett Off
Tomandandy - Pre-Saturday Night Party
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
Janelle Monale - Many Moons
Grace Jones - Warm leatherette (Tenagalia remix)
posted by The Whelk 10 March | 14:25
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