Dance party

You remember how mixed tapes and creative playlists are my spiritual gift, right? I’m on a mission and I need help. I need your recommendations for a DANCE PARTY playlist.

I know what you’re thinking and the answer is OF COURSE I ALREADY HAVE A DANCE PARTY PLAYLIST. With that said, I’ve recently discovered a few things about said dance party playlist:

1. Sometimes, fun songs that end up on the playlist aren’t really good dancing songs. They may have been perfect for my eighth grade cheerleader routine at the pep rally, but “3AM Eternal” by KLF is a bit on the redundant side when it comes to a wedding reception in 2012. In other words, I like to sing Bon Jovi’s epic anthem “Dead or Alive” like any normal red-blooded human being. But I can’t really groove to it. Awesome song. Terrible dance jam.

2. I don’t know what’s popular right now. I have a tendency to jump on certain bandwagons about a year after they are popular. I barely knew Lady GaGa until her music was on that one episode of GLEE. I’m not old. I’m just distracted by other things in life, like work and staying away from carbs.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to help me create an amazing playlist that hits several genres of music. You should know that I approach line dancing with the same distaste that I have for green beans, but I’m open enough to know that it is something that white people all over the globe love to do, so I’ll allow suggestions. I myself only participate in “Cotton-Eye Joe” and “Copperhead Road” unless forced by peer pressure to “wobble” something. All I ask is that you not suggested the song that gives me hives. (If you don’t know what that song is, click HERE)

Think back to your wedding reception, prom or last Saturday night when all your friends were together on the dance floor. What song, no matter what’s happening, will get warm bodies out to the center of the ring? (My vote: “YMCA”) What’s your favorite song to two-step to? (My vote: “Neon Moon”) I know that sounds easy, but there are others that are better than some. Am I right? What’s your favorite line dance? I can’t believe I just typed that sentence. What’s your jam? Is it wrong to play and perform the dance from NSYNC’s “Bye, Bye, Bye” and do I care if it is?

I’ll make a big list for everyone once we get suggestions in the comment section. Ask your friends to chime in. I think this will be a wonderful anthropological study on the wonder that is group dance. Some college kid reading right now is going to jank this idea and make an “A” on their mid-term. Kudos to you, kid. And stop laughing at my NSYNC comment. They were talented.

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September 23, 2012 7:57 pm

The whole new Rye Rye Album especially “Sunshine” feat. MIA

September 23, 2012 8:19 pm

Dancing Queen
Don’t Stop Believing

DJ played these at wedding – and everyone was on their feet.

September 23, 2012 9:03 pm
September 23, 2012 9:12 pm

Um… Neo “she’s a monster” and Two Doors cinema “something good can work” and Finger Eleven “paralyzer” all good dancing songs

September 23, 2012 9:26 pm

“Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO
“Sexy and I Know It” – LMFAO
“I Gotta Feelin'” – Black Eyed Peas
“Telephone” – Lady Gaga
“Gettin’ Over You” – David Guetta & Chris Willis
“Low” – Flo Rida

As a hip-hop dance teacher, these are some of my go-to grooves for shakin’ it!

Andrea in Aggieland
Andrea in Aggieland
September 23, 2012 9:34 pm

We Are Family
Party in the USA
Raise Your Glass

September 23, 2012 10:41 pm

“Cupid Shuffle” – Cupid
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepson
“Gangnum Style” – Psi
“Firework” – Katy Perry
“Shake it Out” – Florence & the Machine
“We are Young” -fun.

September 23, 2012 11:30 pm

Old but will always be my jam–
Yeah by Usher

Pour some sugar on me
If you have some poles to dance on lol

Another oldie –back that thing up

The one that goes “to the left to the left” can’t remember the name
I’m getting so old lol!

September 23, 2012 11:34 pm

Cupid shuffle is the to the left to the left song I was talking bout

September 23, 2012 11:58 pm

Also dj jubilee New Orleans bounce, get it ready ready

September 24, 2012 8:07 am

Single Ladies
Proud Mary (for an old throwback Tina & Ike style)
Dance to the Music (Sly and the Family Stone)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
Where Have You Been (Rihanna–has a great beat)
Anything Britney Spears, y’all!

I love me some dance music. I’ll think of more 🙂

September 24, 2012 8:11 am

Pour Some Sugar On Me –Def Leopard – a must for every good dance party!

September 24, 2012 8:14 am

Kimberly’s suggestions are good. And seriously…whenever someone plays Call Me Maybe, everyone of all ages floods the dance floor!

paula K
paula K
September 24, 2012 9:12 am

Groove is in the Heart – Dee Light
You got the look- Prince & Sheena Easton
Blue Monday- New Order
Situation – Yaz

September 24, 2012 9:19 am

We No Speak Americano by Yolanda Be Cool
Hey Ya by Outkast

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