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kung fu buntu
April 19th, 2008, 07:56 PM
I have been trying to find a couple of CDs that capture all those cool musics from the 80s.
Unfortunately I haven't been able to find them... and besides that there is much that I don't know of...

Here's an example of what musics I was hopping to find on a 80s music box set:
- Walking On Sunshine
- kool & the gang - celebration
- kool & the gang - get down on it
- clash - Rock The Casbah
- clash - should I stay or should I go
- Video killed the radio star
- aha - take on me
- abba - mamma mia
- abba - chiquitita
- staying alive

After lot of googling I found this site (http://www.pure80spop.co.uk/partysongs.htm), which suggests a couple of CDs... but it fails to include great musics like "staying alive".

My objective is to capture all that great dance/pop/rock music you can dance to in the smallest number of CDs.
Any suggestions?

Thank you.

April 19th, 2008, 08:12 PM
dance music is definately subject to ones personal opinion:

Here are some that stand out to me from the 80's and 70's::

The Whispers: Rock Steady
Cameo - Word Up
David Bowie - Lets Dance
Greg Kign Band - Jeopardy
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
Right Said Fred - I'm too Sexy
Debbie Deb - Look Out Weekend
Debbie Deb - Funky Little Beat
Snap - Rhythm is a Dancer
Chess Club - One night in Bangkok
Earth, Wind and Fire - Lets Groove Tonight
George Clinton / Parliament - Flashlight
KC and the Sunshine Band - Thats the way I like it
Midnight Star - Operator
Midnight Star - No parking on the Dance Floor
One Way - Cutie Pie
Prince - Pu$$y Control (Hey, I didn't name the song..)
Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
Kool and the Gang - Jungle Boogie
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
The Dazz Band - Let it Whip
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
Stevie Wonder - Superstitious

Tundro Walker
April 20th, 2008, 12:12 AM
Try googling for an internet radio station that plays 70's/80's stuff.

You could take a laptop to the place and hook it to the sound system and get on the internet. Tune into that internet radio and *BAM* instant party.

It definitely is up for interpretation, because you might get stuck with the "crap" 80's light rock stuff (REO Speed Wagon, Air Supply), vs the "good stuff", like The Clash, The Ramones, Depeche Mode, etc.

April 20th, 2008, 12:17 AM
On Amazon.com you can buy individual songs or entire albums digitally.

Find a disk you like, and you can get the individual songs to go, or the entire album. They have a special program for downloading entire albums, and they have a Linux version (I think they have a specific Ubuntu version too), but you don't need it for single songs.

April 20th, 2008, 01:16 AM
What you need is a good mix tape.

April 20th, 2008, 02:47 AM
What I really, really like is the song 'Blue Monday' from New Order.


Is there a specific genre name for this?

Bungo Pony
April 20th, 2008, 02:48 AM
Here, I'll go through my playlist...

Hollies - Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress
Kix - Loco-Emotion
Led Zeppelin - D'yer Maker
T.Rex - (Bang A Gong) Get It on
T.Rex - Hot Love
T.Rex - I Love To Boogie
Was (Not Was) - Walk The Dinosaur
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Ace Frehley - New York Groove
Aerosmith - Walk This Way
Aldo Nova - Fantasy
Autograph - Turn Up The Radio
Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right
Billy Squire - Everybody Wants You
Billy Squire - The Stroke
Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
The Clash - Train In Vain
Dire Straits - Industrial Disease
Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
Europe - The Final Countdown
Generation X - Dancing With Myself
Golden Earring - Radar Love
Golden Earring - Twilight Zone
Great White - Once Bitten Twice Shy
Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
Kiss - Domino
Kiss - I Love It Loud
Kiss - I Was Made For Loving You
London Quireboys - 7 O'Clock
Motley Crue - Smokin' In The Boys Room
Mr. Big - To Be With You
Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears
Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize
Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
Robert Plant - Tall Cool One
Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane
Slade - Run Runaway
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Starship - We Built This City
The Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
Thunder - Gimme Some Lovin'
Warrant - Cherry Pie
Aneka - Japanese Boy
Berlin - No More Words
Billy Idol - Mony Mony
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
Blondie - Call Me
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
Blondie - One Way Or Another
Boney M - Rasputin
Bucks Fizz - Land Of Make Believe
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Dan Seals - Bop
Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round
Debarge - Rhythm Of The Night
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
Escape Club - Wild Wild West
Exile - Kiss You All Over
Falco - Der Kommisar
The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another
Four Seasons - Oh What A Night
Hot Butter - Popcorn
Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
KC & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up
Lene Lovich - Lucky Number
Lipps Inc - Funkytown
Madonna - Vogue
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive
Paula Abdul - Straight Up
Pigbag - Poppa's Got A Brand New Pigbag
Roxette - The Look
Split Enz - I Got You
Stars on 45 - Medley
Stray Cats - Rock This Town

I have more, but I'm running out of time to list them. That should keep you busy for now :)

April 20th, 2008, 02:51 AM
What I really, really like is the song 'Blue Monday' from New Order.


Is there a specific genre name for this?

I believe the official "genre" was called New Wave, but some people refer to it as Synth-Pop. Its all 80's to me :)

April 20th, 2008, 03:18 AM
One more post recommdending illegal downloading/file sharing and this thread is closed.

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April 20th, 2008, 03:47 AM
I recommend Modern Talking for example or Ace of Base. Brother Louie and Geronimo's Cadillac from Modern Talking, Happy Nation and All That She Wants from Ace of Base. Don't forget about Boney M, they are purely superb for parties in my opinion. Bob Marley works fine too.