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Wedding Song Ideas

Here are a few we have tried and tested over the last 20 yeras or so, but there only ideas to help you…

50 CentIn Da Club2003, Hip Hop
A-HaTake On Me1985, Pop
ABBADancing Queen1976, Disco
AC/DCYou Shook Me All Night Long1980, Rock
AerosmithI Don’t Want To Miss A Thing1998, Rock
Aretha FranklinRespect1965, R&B
Ava MaxSweet but Psycho2018, Pop
B-52’sLove Shack1989, Rock
Backstreet BoysEverybody (Backstreet’s Back)1997, Dance
Backstreet BoysI Want It That Way1999, Pop
Bad Bunny feat. DrakeMIA2018, Latin
BeatlesTwist & Shout1963, Rock
Bee GeesStayin’ Alive1977, Disco
Ben E. KingStand By Me1961, Soul
BeyonceCrazy In Love2003, R&B
BeyonceLove On Top2011, Pop
BeyonceSingle Ladies (Put A Ring On It)2008, R&B
Big & RichSave A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)2004, Country
Black Eyed PeasI Gotta Feeling2009, Hip Hop
Black Eyed PeasLet’s Get It Started2004, Hip Hop
Blackstreet feat. Dr. DreNo Diggity1996, R&B
Blanco BrownThe Git Up2019, Country
Bob SegerOld Time Rock & Roll1979, Rock
Bon JoviLivin’ On A Prayer1986, Rock
Brett YoungIn Case You Didn’t Know2017, Country
Brooks & DunnBoot Scootin’ Boogie1992, Country
Bruno Mars24K Magic2016, Pop
Bruno MarsJust The Way You Are2010, Pop
Bruno MarsMarry You2010, Pop
Bruno MarsThat’s What I Like2017, Pop
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi BFinesse2018, R&B
Bryan AdamsSummer Of ’691985, Rock
Cali Swag DistrictTeach Me How To Dougie2010, Hip Hop
Calum ScottYou Are The Reason2017, Pop
Calvin HarrisFeel So Close2011, EDM
Calvin Harris feat. RihannaThis Is What You Came For2016, Dance
Camila Cabello feat. Young ThugHavana2017, Pop
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J BalvinI Like It2018, Hip Hop
Chainsmokers & Bebe RexhaCall You Mine2019, EDM
Chainsmokers & ColdplaySomething Just Like This2017, EDM
Chainsmokers feat. HalseyCloser2016, EDM
Chris BrownForever2008, Dance
Chris StapletonTennessee Whiskey2015, Country
Christina PerriA Thousand Years2011, Pop
Chubby CheckerThe Twist1960, Rock
CommodoresBrick House1977, Disco
CupidCupid Shuffle2007, Hip Hop
Cyndi LauperGirls Just Want to Have Fun1983, Pop
Daddy Yankee and Luis FonsiDespacito2017, Pop
Daddy Yankee feat. SnowCon Calma2019, Latin
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell WilliamsGet Lucky2013, Disco
Dan + ShayFrom the Ground Up2016, Country
Dan + ShaySpeechless2018, Country
Daryl Hall & John OatesYou Make My Dreams1980, Pop
Def LeppardPour Some Sugar On Me1988, Rock
Dexy’s Midnight RunnersCome On Eileen1982, Pop
DJ CasperCha Cha Slide2004, Dance
DJ Snake feat. Lil JonTurn Down For What2013, Hip Hop
DNCECake By The Ocean2015, Pop
Don Omar feat. LucenzoDanza Kuduro2010, Hip Hop
DrakeGod’s Plan2018, Hip Hop
DrakeIn My Feelings2018, Hip Hop
Drake feat. Wizkid & KylaOne Dance2016, Hip Hop
Earth, Wind & FireSeptember1978, R&B
Ed SheeranPerfect2017, Rock
Ed SheeranShape of You2017, Pop
Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud2015, Pop
Ed Sheeran & Justin BieberI Don’t Care2019, Pop
Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton & Bruno MarsBLOW2019, Pop
Eddie MoneyTake Me Home Tonight1986, Rock
Elvis CrespoSuavemente1998, Latin
Elvis PresleyCan’t Help Falling In Love1961, Pop Rock
Eric ClaptonWonderful Tonight1977, Rock
Etta JamesAt Last1960, Blues
Fitz & The TantrumsHandClap2016, Rock
Flo RidaMy House2015, Hip Hop
Flo Rida Feat. David GuettaClub Can’t Handle Me2010, Hip Hop
Flo Rida feat. T-PainLow2007, Hip Hop
FoundationsBuild Me Up Buttercup1968, R&B
Frank SinatraThe Way You Look Tonight1964, Pop
Garth BrooksFriends In Low Places1990, Country
GinuwinePony1996, R&B
Grandmaster SliceElectric Slide (Shall We Dance)1991, Hip Hop
Guns N’ RosesSweet Child O’ Mine1988, Rock
Hootie And The BlowfishRollin’2019, Country
House Of PainJump Around1992, Hip Hop
Icona Pop feat. Charli XCXI Love It2012, Pop
Imagine DragonsBeliever2017, Rock
Imagine DragonsThunder2017, Rock
India.ArieSteady Love2019, R&B
Isley BrothersShout1959, Rock
J Balvin & Willy WilliamMi Gente2017, Latin
Jimmy BuffettMargaritaville1977, Rock
John LegendAll Of Me2013, R&B
Jonas BrothersOnly Human2019, Pop
Jonas BrothersSucker2019, Pop
JourneyDon’t Stop Believin’1981, Rock
JourneyFaithfully1983, Rock
Justin TimberlakeCan’t Stop The Feeling!2016, Pop
Justin TimberlakeSexyback2006, Dance
KC & The Sunshine BandGet Down Tonight1975, Disco
Kenny LogginsFootloose1984, Rock
KhalidTalk2019, R&B
KillersMr. Brightside2003, Rock
Kool & The GangCelebration1980, Disco
Kygo & Whitney HoustonHigher Love2019, EDM
Lady GagaJust Dance2008, Dance
Lauren DaigleYou Say2018, Christian
Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray CyrusOld Town Road (Remix)2019, Country
LizzoGood As Hell2016, Pop
LizzoTruth Hurts2017, Pop
Lizzo feat. Missy ElliottTempo2019, Pop
LMFAOParty Rock Anthem2011, Dance
LMFAOSexy And I Know It2011, Dance
Los Del RioMacarena1996, Pop
Lou BegaMambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)1999, Pop
Louis ArmstrongWhat A Wonderful World1967, Pop
Lukas GrahamLove Someone2018, Pop
Luke BryanCountry Girl (Shake It For Me)2011, Country
Luke BryanKnockin’ Boots2019, Country
LumineersHo Hey2013, Folk
Lynyrd SkynyrdSweet Home Alabama1974, Rock
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Rav DaltonCan’t Hold Us2011, Hip Hop
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. WanzThrift Shop2012, Hip Hop
Marcia GriffithsElectric Boogie1989, Dance
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno MarsUptown Funk2014, Funk
Maroon 5Sugar2015, Pop
Maroon 5 feat. Christina AguileraMoves Like Jagger2011, Pop
Marshmello & BastilleHappier2018, EDM
Marshmello & CHVRCHESHere With Me2019, EDM
Marshmello & Kane BrownOne Thing Right2019, Pop
Marvin GayeLet’s Get It On1973, Soul
Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellAin’t No Mountain High Enough1967, R&B
Matt StellPrayed For You2019, Country
MC HammerU Can’t Touch This1990, Hip Hop
Michael JacksonBillie Jean1983, Dance
Michael JacksonDon’t Stop ’til You Get Enough1979, R&B
Michael JacksonP.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)1983, Dance
Michael JacksonThriller1984, Dance
Miley CyrusParty In The USA2009, Pop
Montell JordanThis Is How We Do It1995, R&B
N SyncBye Bye Bye2000, Pop
Neil DiamondSweet Caroline1969, Rock
NellyHot In Herre2002, Hip Hop
NormaniMotivation2019, Pop
Old Crow Medicine ShowWagon Wheel2004, Country
OmiCheerleader2015, Pop
OutkastHey Ya!2003, Hip Hop
P!nkGet The Party Started2001, Dance
P!nkRaise Your Glass2010, Rock
P!nk feat. Chris StapletonLove Me Anyway2019, Pop
Panic! At The DiscoHey Look Ma, I Made It2018, Rock
Panic! At The DiscoHigh Hopes2018, Rock
Pharrell WilliamsHappy2013, Soul
Pitbull feat. John RyanFireball2014, Pop
Pitbull feat. Ke$HaTimber2013, Dance
Pitbull feat. Ne-YoTime Of Our Lives2014, Pop
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & NaverGive Me Everything2011, Dance
Portugal. The ManFeel It Still2017, Rock
Post MaloneWow.2018, Hip Hop
Post Malone & Swae LeeSunflower2018, Hip Hop
PrinceKiss1986, Pop
QueenBohemian Rhapsody1975, Rock
RednexCotton Eye Joe1994, Dance
RihannaDon’t Stop The Music2007, Dance
Rihanna feat. Calvin HarrisWe Found Love2011, Dance
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I.Blurred Lines2013, R&B
Salt ‘N PepaPush It1987, Hip Hop
Sam HuntBody Like A Back Road2017, Country
Shania TwainMan! I Feel Like A Woman!1997, Country
Shawn MendesIf I Can’t Have You2019, Pop
Shawn Mendes & Camila CabelloSeñorita2019, Pop
Sir Mix-A-LotBaby Got Back1992, Hip Hop
Sister SledgeWe Are Family1979, Disco
Spice GirlsWannabe1996, Pop
Stevie WonderSigned, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours1970, R&B
Sugarhill GangApache1981, Hip Hop
Sugarhill GangRapper’s Delight1979, Hip Hop
Taio CruzDynamite2010, Dance
Taylor SwiftLover2019, Pop
Taylor SwiftShake It Off2014, Pop
Taylor Swift feat. Brendon UrieME!2019, Pop
TemptationsMy Girl1964, Soul
Thomas RhettDie A Happy Man2015, Country
TotoAfrica1982, Rock
TrainMarry Me2009, Pop
UsherDJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love2010, R&B
UsherYeah2004, Hip Hop
V.I.C.Wobble2008, Hip Hop
Van MorrisonBrown Eyed Girl1967, Pop
Vanilla IceIce Ice Baby1990, Hip Hop
Village PeopleY.M.C.A.1978, Disco
Walk The MoonShut Up And Dance2014, Rock
WeekndCan’t Feel My Face2015, R&B
Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance With Somebody1987, Dance
Wild CherryPlay That Funky Music1976, Funk
Will SmithGettin’ Jiggy Wit It1997, Pop
Ying Yang Twins & Lil Jon & The East Side BoyzGet Low2002, Hip Hop
Young MCBust A Move1989, Hip Hop
Zac Brown BandChicken Fried2008, Country

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Mix Tape ideas for any Party Vol.1

100 hits ideas to help with your Party Mix Tape.

Ideas 1-20

  1. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
  2. Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
  3. Blame It On The Boogie – The Jacksons
  4. Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions
  5. Boogie Nights – Heatwave
  6. Love Really Hurts Without You – Billy Ocean
  7. Let’s Go Round Again – Average White Band
  8. Dance to the Music – Sly & The Family Stone
  9. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  10. Hold Back the Night – The Trammps
  11. I’m Doing Fine Now – The Pasadenas
  12. Just Be Good To Me – The S.O.S. Band
  13. Loco in Acapulco – The Four Tops
  14. Best of My Love – The Emotions
  15. It’s a Disco Night (Rock Don’t Stop) – The Isley Brothers
  16. Love Train – The O’Jays
  17. Give It Up – KC & The Sunshine Band
  18. Saturday Love – Cherrelle With Alexander O’Neal
  19. This Is It – Melba Moore
  20. Band of Gold – Freda Payne

Ideas 21-40

  1. 1 Thing – Amerie
  2. These Words – Natasha Bedingfield
  3. I’m Outta Love – Anastacia
  4. C’est la Vie – B*Witched
  5. Tragedy – Steps
  6. Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles
  7. I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters
  8. I’m in the Mood for Dancing – The Nolans
  9. It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
  10. Never Gonna Let You Go – Tina Moore
  11. No Scrubs – TLC
  12. Crazy Chick – Charlotte Church
  13. Lady Marmalade – LaBelle
  14. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  15. (We Want) The Same Thing – Belinda Carlisle
  16. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
  17. 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
  18. More, More, More – Andrea True Connection
  19. Shackles (Praise You) – Mary Mary
  20. Yes Sir, I Can Boogie – Baccara

Ideas 41-60

  1. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
  2. I Want You Back – N*Sync
  3. Bomb Diggy – Another Level
  4. If Ya Gettin’ Down – Five
  5. Ready or Not – A1
  6. You Got It (The Right Stuff) – New Kids On The Block
  7. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) – Dead Or Alive
  8. Superstylin’ – Groove Armada
  9. God Is a DJ – Faithless
  10. Boxer beat – JoBoxers
  11. Heaven – DJ Sammy
  12. Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) – Rozalla
  13. Rhythm is Gonna Get You – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
  14. You’re a Superstar – Love Inc.
  15. You’re Not Alone – Olive
  16. Relight My Fire – Dan Hartman
  17. Waiting For A Star To Fall – Boy Meets Girl
  18. When Will I Be Famous? – Bros
  19. Fake – Alexander O’Neal
  20. Maneater – Daryl Hall & John Oates

Ideas 61-80

  1. Can I Kick It? – A Tribe Called Quest
  2. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C+C Music Factory
  3. Mr. Loverman – Shabba Ranks Feat. Chevelle Franklin
  4. Hey Ya! – OutKast
  5. This Time Around – Phats & Small
  6. Voodoo Child – Rogue Traders
  7. Jump – Kris Kross
  8. Here Comes the Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
  9. Gravel Pit – Wu
  10. I’ve Got a Little Something for You – MN8
  11. Out of Touch – Uniting Nations
  12. The Key, The Secret – Urban Cookie Collective
  13. Weekend – The Todd Terry Project
  14. Anthem – N
  15. Moving on Up – M People
  16. Use It Up and Wear It Out (12″” Single Edit) – Odyssey
  17. Scatman (Ski – Ba
  18. Lets Get Ready To Rhumble – PJ & Duncan
  19. Hey Baby (Uhh Ahh) – DJ Otzi
  20. The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) – The Cheeky Girls

Ideas 81-100

  1. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  2. Thunder In My Heart – Leo Sayer
  3. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  4. Stand and Deliver – Adam & The Ants
  5. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse
  6. I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  7. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) – Daryl Hall & John Oates
  8. Walk This Way – RUN
  9. Hey Rock And Roll – Showaddywaddy
  10. Shine – Aswad
  11. Shang – a
  12. I Want You to Want Me – Cheap Trick
  13. Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
  14. Club Tropicana – Wham!
  15. Steal My Sunshine – Len
  16. Swamp Thing – The Grid
  17. I Love to Love – Tina Charles
  18. Macarena – Los Del Rio
  19. Mambo No.5 (A Little Bit Of…) – Lou Bega
  20. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
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100 Best EDM Songs? Well Maybe…

Another list but this time 100 EDM Best Songs according to a few music sources aross the planet, and maybe some ideas for your next party mixtape…?

100 – Axwell – Ingrosso – I Love You (feat – Kid Ink) (2017)
99 – deadmau5 and Kaskade – I Remember (2008)
98 – SOPHIE – Hard (2014)
97 – David Guetta – Titanium (feat – Sia) (2011)
96 – Wiwek and Alvaro – Boomshakatak (feat – MC Spyder) (2014)
95 – Aazar – Rundat (2014)
94 – ATB and Dash Berlin – Apollo Road (2011)
93 – Alan Walker – Faded (2015)
92 – Above & Beyond – Can’t Sleep (2006)
91 – Dillon Francis – Masta Blasta (2011)
90 – Usher – DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love (feat – Pitbull) (2010)
89 – OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) (2015)
88 – DEV – Bass Down Low (feat – The Cataracs) (2010)
87 – Shawn Wasabi and YDG – Burnt Rice (2015)
86 – Young L – Loud Pockets (Hudson Mohawke Remix) (2011)
85 – Lido – Money (2014)
84 – Blue Foundation – Eyes On Fire (Zeds Dead Remix) (2009)
83 – Anna Lunoe – B.D.D – (Bass Drum Dealer) (2014)
82 – Cascada – Everytime We Touch (2005)
81 – Armin van Buuren – Drowning (feat – Laura V) (Avicii Remix) (2011)
80 – Clockwork – Surge (feat – Wynter Gordon) (2013)
79 – Destructo – Higher (2013)
78 – Brodinski and LOUISAHHH! – Nobody Rules the Streets (2012)
77 – Taio Cruz – Dynamite (2010)
76 – The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (feat – Daya) (2016)
75 – Avicii – Silhouettes (2012)
74 – Knife Party – Internet Friends (2011)
73 – Zedd – Clarity (2012)
72 – Major Lazer – B2GETHER (Mija Remix) (feat – Wild Belle) (2015)
71 – Keys N Krates – Dum Dee Dum (2013)
70 – Saint and UNIIQU3 – Yo (I’m Lit) (2015)
69 – CETANA and moistbreezy – Running (2016)
68 – Ellie Goulding – Lights (2011)
67 – Unicorn Kid – Need U (2012)
66 – Flosstradamus – Rollup (Baauer Remix) (2012)
65 – Bassnectar – Magical World (feat – Nelly Furtado) (2010)
64 – Lorde – Tennis Court (Diplo’s Andre Agassi Reebok Pump Remix) (2014)
63 – Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, and Like Mike – Tremor (2014)
62 – Hardwell – Spaceman (Carnage Remix) (2012)
61 – Nero – Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix) (2011)
60 – Peking Duk – High (feat – Nicole Millar) (2014)
59 – NGHTMRE and Loudpvck – Click Clack (2016)
58 – TOKiMONSTA – Mileena’s Theme (2011)
57 – Calvin Harris – Let’s Go (feat – Ne-Yo) (2012)
56 – Justin Bieber – Beauty and a Beat (feat – Nicki Minaj) (2012)
55 – Hundred Waters – Show Me Love (Skrillex Remix) (2016)
54 – Ducky – Work (2016)
53 – La Roux – In For The Kill (Skrillex Remix) (2010)
52 – Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica (2010)
51 – Flume – Never Be Like You (feat – Kai) (2016)
50 – Carnage – Bricks (feat – Migos) (2014)
49 – QT – Hey QT (2014)
48 – Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (feat – John Martin) (2012)
47 – Eric Prydz – Opus (Four Tet Remix) (2015)
46 – Rusko – Woo Boost (2010)
45 – Skrillex – Breathe (Krewella Vocal Edit) (2011)
44 – ZHU – Faded (2014)
43 – Kaskade – 4 AM (Adam K and Soha Mix) (2008)
42 – Mat Zo and Porter Robinson – Easy (2013)
41 – Baauer – GoGo! (2015)
40 – Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand (2010)
39 – Waka Flocka Flame – Hard in Da Paint (Bellizio Remix) (Crizzly Edit) (2011)
38 – RL Grime and What So Not – Tell Me (2014)
37 – Flosstradamus and DJ Sliink – Crowd CTRL (2013)
36 – Carnage – I Like Tuh (feat – iLoveMakonnen) (2015)
35 – TroyBoi – Afterhours (feat – Diplo & Nina Sky) (2015)
34 – Mija and Vindata – Better (2016)
33 – Farrah Abraham – The Phone Call that Changed My Life (2012)
32 – Diplo – Express Yourself (feat – Nicky Da B) (2012)
31 – DJ Snake and Lil Jon – Turn Down For What (2013)
30 – Krewella – Enjoy the Ride (2013)
29 – Dada Life – Kickout the Epic Motherfucker (2012)
28 – David Guetta – Without You (feat – Usher) (2011)
27 – Major Lazer and DJ Snake – Lean On (feat – MØ) (2015)
26 – The Chainsmokers – Closer (feat – Halsey) (2016)
25 – Dillon Francis and Diplo – Que Que (feat – Maluca) (2011)
24 – Rustie – First Mythz (2015)
23 – Afrojack – Take Over Control (feat – Eva Simons) (2010)
22 – Lil Jon – Outta Your Mind (feat – LMFAO) (2010)
21 – Kid Cudi – Pursuit Of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix) (2009)
20 – Sleepy Tom and Anna Lunoe – Pusher (2015)
19 – The Bloody Beetroots – Warp 1.9 (feat – Steve Aoki) (2009)
18 – Madeon – Finale (2012)
17 – Calvin Harris and Rihanna – We Found Love (2011)
16 – REZZ – Edge (2016)
15 – Porter Robinson and Madeon – Shelter (Slushii Remix) (2017)
14 – deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (2011)
13 – Nero – Dark Skies (2015)
12 – TNGHT – Higher Ground (2012)
11 – Kanye West – Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix) (2012)
10 – Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru (2012)
09 – Major Lazer – Pon De Floor (feat – Vybz Kartel) (2009)
08 – Marshmello – Alone (2016)
07 – Porter Robinson – Sad Machine (2014)
06 – Jack Ü – Where Are Ü Now (feat – Justin Bieber) (2015)
05 – Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (2007)
04 – Flux Pavilion – Bass Cannon (2011)
03 – Britney Spears – Till the World Ends (2011)
02 – Avicii – Levels (2011)
01 – Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (2010)

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100 Worst Songs? Well Maybe…

Everyone has their own opinions about what is good and bad when it comes to music choices…

To keep the 100 Best Songs (blog) with an even Stephens approach, according to some Music polls, this list of Cheese Monster Delights could be the best thing once you’ve had a beer or two?

01 – The Cheeky Girls – The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)
02 – Cliff Richard – The Millennium Prayer
03 – Black Lace – Agadoo
04 – Elton John – Candle In The Wind 1997
06 – Mr Blobby – Mr Blobby
07 – Billie – Because We Want To
08 – Aqua – Barbie Girl
09 – Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart
10 – Jennifer Lopez – Jenny From The Block
11 – Keith Harris and Orville – Orville’s Song
12 – Gerri Halliwells – Look At Me
13 – Bombalurina featuring Timmy Mallett – Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
14 – Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
15 – One True Voice – Sacred Trust
16 – Mariah Carey and Westlife – Against All Odds
17 – Baha Men – Who Let The Dogs Out?
18 – Steps – 5678
19 – Smokie feauring Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown – Living Next Door To Alice (Who The F**k Is Alice)
20 – Anita Dobson – Anyone Can Fall In Love
21 – St. Winifred’s School Choir – There’s No One Quite Like Grandma
22 – The Teletubbies – Teletubbies Say ‘Eh-Oh’
23 – Michael Jackson – Earth Song
24 – Chris de Burgh – The Lady In Red
25 – Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
26 – Vanilla – No Way No Way
27 – The Spice Girls – Wannabe
28 – Catherine Zeta Jones – For All Time
29 – Who Da Man? Mama
30 – Michael Bolton – Can I Touch You There?
31 – The Tweets – The Birdie Song
32 – Gareth – Suspicious Minds
33 – Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle – Diamond Lights
34 – Britney Spears – Lucky
35 – Little Jimmy Osmond – Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
36 – Cher – Believe
37 – Los Del Rio – Macarena
38 – Sabrina – Boys (Summertime Love)
39 – Grange Hill Cast – Just Say No
40 – Sylvia – Y Viva Espania
41 – Robson and Jerome – Unchained Melody
42 – Bob the Builder – Can We Fix It?
43 – Gazza and Lindisfarne – Fog On The Tyne (Revisited)
44 – Joe Dolce Music Theatre – Shaddap You Face
45 – Natalie Casey – Chick, Chick, Chicken
46 – Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
47 – Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
48 – Clive Dunn – Grandad
49 – Donny Osmond – Puppy Love
50 – Boney M – Hooray Hooray, It’s a Holi-Holiday
51 – Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
52 – Des O’Connor – Dick-A-Dum-Dum (King’s Road)
53 – Milli Vanilli – Girl, You Know It’s True
54 – Truesteppers and Dane Bowers feat. Victoria Beckham – Out Of Your Mind
55 – Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl
56 – England World Cup Squad – Back Home
57 – Nick Berry – Every Loser Wins
58 – Hanson – MmmBop
59 – Middle of the Road – Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
60 – Technohead – I Wanna Be A Hippy
61 – Stefan Dennis – Don’t It Make You Feel Good
62 – Meatloaf – I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)
63 – Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus – We All Stand Together
64 – The Firm – Star Trekkin
65 – Martine McCutcheon – Perfect Moment
66 – Doop – Doop
67 – USA for Africa – We Are The World
68 – The Chippendales – Give Me Your Body
69 – Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky
70 – The Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
71 – Terry Wogan – The Floral Dance
72 – Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip – I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper
73 – Five feat. Queen – We Will Rock You
74 – Cristina Aguilera – Dirrty
75 – Bette Middler – Wind Beneath My Wings
76 – 2 Unlimited – No Limits
77 – Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex U Up
78 – David Bowie – The Laughing Gnome
79 – Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around
80 – Sinitta – So Macho
81 – Madonna – American Pie
82 – Rod Stewart – Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?
83 – Starship – We Built This City
84 – PJ and Duncan – Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble
85 – Naomi Campbell – Love And Tears
86 – Rene and Renato – Save Your Love
87 – Whigfield – Saturday Night
88 – Lionel Richie – Hello
89 – The Wombles – Remember You’re A Womble
90 – Richard Harris – MacArthur Park
91 – The Reynolds Girls – I’d Rather Jack
92 – Fat Les – Vindaloo
93 – Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder – Ebony And Ivory
94 – Denise la Salle – My Toot Toot
95 – The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode
96 – Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up
97 – Band Aid II – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
98 – Chas and Dave – Rabbit
99 – Bewitched – C’est la Vie
100 – Babylon Zoo – Spaceman

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100 Best Party Songs? Well Maybe…

According and not limited too inc. Spotify, Timeout and many other music sources cross the planet yet maybe this will help you out for that next Party mixtape, be it a BBQ, Birthday, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Wedding or any other excuse to swing your pants…

Do we think they’re more that could have made it? Well possibly but hopefully this will give you some ideas for the next party bash.

  • Only based on what we have played in the past what what some other music sources have complied.

100 – Pharrell Williams – Happy
99 – Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
98 – The Lovecats – The Cure
97 – Jungle Boogie – Kool & The Gang
96 – Time Inspector Norse – Todd Terje
95 – Get Busy – Sean Paul
94 – Sweet Child of Mine – Guns Roses
93 – Need U (100%) – Duke Dumont featuring AME
92 – Rehab – Amy Winehouse
91 – Debaser – Pixies
90 – The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire – Earth, Wind & Fire
89 – Killing In The Name Of – Rage Against The Machine
88 – Heart of Glass – Blondie
87 – Got To Give It Up – Marvin Gaye
86 – Feel the Love – Rudimental featuring John Newman
85 – In Da Club – 50 Cent
84 – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
83 – Fancy -Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
82 – La Roux – Bulletproof
81 – Song 2 – Blur
80 – Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
79 – Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
78 – Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
77 – Loveshack – The B52s
76 – I Love It – Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX
75 – Got Your Money – Ol Dirty Bas***d featuring Kelis
74 – Automatic – The Pointer Sisters
73 – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
72 – On a Ragga Tip – SL2
71 – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
70 – Girls And Boys – Blur
69 – Respect – Erasure A Little Respect – Erasure
68 – New Order – Blue Monday
67 – Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
66 – Kiesza – Hideaway
65 – Justin Timberlake – Señorita
64 – Jump Around – House of Pain
63 – Here Comes The Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
62 – Walk This Way – Run-D.M.C featuring Aerosmith
61 – Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
60 – Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
59 – Take On Me – Aha
58 – Latch – Disclosure
57 – Tainted Love – Soft Cell
56 – Why – Carly Simon
55 – Hypnotize – Notorious BIG
54 – Word Up – Cameo
53 – Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
52 – Last Night – Strokes
51 – I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
50 – Beat it – Michael Jackson
49 – All My Friends – LCD Soundsystem
48 – I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
47 – Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
46 – What I Say – Ray Charles
45 – Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine – James Brown
44 – Funkytown – Lipps Inc
43 – 1999 – Prince
42 – Drunk In Love – Beyoncé feat Jay Z
41 – Intergalactic – Beastie Boys
40 – Rappers Delight – Sugarhill Gang
39 – Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
38 – Toxic – Britney Spears
37 – 212 – Azealia Banks
36 – This Charming Man – The Smiths
35 – Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
34 – Common People – Pulp
33 – Modern Love – David Bowie
32 – Pump up the Jam – Technotronic
31 – Born Slippy – Underworld
30 – Two Can Play That Game – Bobby Brown
29 – Superfreak – Rick James
28 – Kiss – Prince
27 – Twist and Shout – The Beatles
26 – Mr Brightside – The Killers
25 – Like a Prayer – Madonna
24 – This is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
23 – Groove is in the Heart – Deee-Lite
22 – Superstition – Stevie Wonder
21 – Regulate – Warren G
20 – Ignition (Remix) – R Kelly
19 – 1 Thing – Amerie
18 – Rock With You Michael Jackson
17 – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyoncé
16 – Good Times – Chic
15 – You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
14 – No Diggity – Blackstreet featuring Dr Dre and Queen Pen
13 – Lets Dance – David Bowie
12 – Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
11 – Salt N Pepa – Push It
10 – Robyn – Dancing On My Own
09 – Gold Digger – Kanye West
08 – Get Lucky – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
07 – You Got The Love – The Source featuring Candi Staton
06 – I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
05 – I Feel Love – Donna Summer
04 – Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
03 – All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie
02 – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
01 – Hey Ya – Outkast

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History of DJing

The modern DJ’s role as a performer who creates a seamless and extended mix of music for a dance party or club atmosphere evolved from radio personalities who introduced and played individual selections of recorded music on broadcast radio stations. In 1935, American radio commentator Walter Winchell coined the term “disc jockey” (the combination of disc, referring to disc-shaped phonograph records, and jockey, which is an operator of a machine) to describe radio announcer Martin Block, the first radio announcer to gain widespread fame for playing popular recorded music over the air.

In the 1950s, American radio DJs would appear live at sock hops and “platter parties” and assume the role of a human jukebox. They would usually play 45-rpm records, featuring hit singles on one turntable while talking between songs. In some cases, a live drummer was hired to play beats between songs to maintain the dance floor. In 1955, Bob Casey, a well-known “sock hop” DJ, brought the two-turntable system to the U.S.

In the late 1950s, sound systems, a new form of public entertainment, were developed in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica. Promoters, who called themselves DJs, would throw large parties in the streets that centered on the disc jockey, called the “selector,” who played dance music from large, loud PA systems and bantered over the music with a boastful, rhythmic chanting style called “toasting”. These parties quickly became profitable for the promoters, who would sell admission, food, and alcohol, leading to fierce competition between DJs for the biggest sound systems and newest records.
1960s and 1970s

In the mid-1960s, nightclubs and discothèques continued to grow in Europe and the United States. Specialized DJ equipment, such as Rudy Bozak’s classic CMA-10-2DL mixer, began to appear on the market. In 1969, American club DJ Francis Grasso popularized beatmatching at New York’s Sanctuary nightclub. Beatmatching is the technique of creating seamless transitions between records with matching beats, or tempos. Grasso also developed slip-cuing, the technique of holding a record still while the turntable is revolving underneath, releasing it at the desired moment to create a sudden transition from the previous record. (This technique had long been used in radio.)

By 1968, the number of dance clubs started to decline; most American clubs either closed or were transformed into clubs featuring live bands. Neighbourhood block parties that were modelled after Jamaican sound systems gained popularity in Europe and in the boroughs of New York City.

In 1973, Jamaican-born DJ Kool Herc, widely regarded as the “father of hip-hop culture,” performed at block parties in his Bronx neighbourhood and developed a technique of mixing back and forth between two identical records to extend the rhythmic instrumental segment or break. Turntablism, the art of using turntables not only to play music but to manipulate sound and create original music, began to develop.[4]

In 1974, Technics released the first SL-1200 turntable, which evolved into the SL-1200 MK2 in 1979—which, as of the early-2010s, remains an industry standard for DJing. In 1974, German electronic music band Kraftwerk released the 22-minute song “Autobahn,” which takes up the entire first side of the album of the same title. Years later, Kraftwerk would become a significant influence on hip-hop artists such as Afrika Bambaataa and house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles. During the mid-1970s, Hip-hop music and culture began to emerge, originating among urban African Americans and Latinos in New York City. The four main elements of Hip Hop culture are graffiti, DJing, b-boying, and MCing (rapping).

In the mid-1970s, the soul-funk blend of dance-pop known as disco took off in the mainstream pop charts in the United States and Europe, causing discothèques to experience a rebirth. Unlike many late-1960s clubs, which featured live bands, discothèques used the DJ’s selection and mixing of records as the entertainment. In 1975, record pools began, providing disc jockeys access to newer music from the industry in an efficient method.

In 1975,[5] hip-hop DJ Grand Wizard Theodore invented the scratching technique by accident. In 1976, American DJ, editor, and producer Walter Gibbons remixed “Ten Percent” by Double Exposure, one of the earliest commercially released 12″ singles (a.k.a. “maxi-single”). In 1979, the Sugar Hill Gang released “Rapper’s Delight”, the first hip-hop record to become a hit.

In 1977, Saratoga Springs, NY disc jockey Tom L. Lewis introduced the Disco Bible (later renamed Disco Beats), which published hit disco songs listed by beats per minute (tempo), as well as by either artist or song title. Billboard ran an article on the new publication, and it went national relatively quickly. The list made it easier for beginning DJs to learn how to create seamless transitions between songs without dancers having to change their rhythm on the dance floor. Today, DJs can find the beats per minute of songs in the BPM List.
1980s

In 1981, the cable television network MTV was launched, originally devoted to music videos, especially popular rock music. The term “video jockey”, or VJ, was used to describe the fresh-faced youth who introduced the music videos. In 1982, the demise of disco in the mainstream by the summer of 1982 forced many nightclubs to either close or change entertainment styles, such as by providing MTV-style video dancing or live bands. Released in 1982, the song “Planet Rock” by DJ Afrika Bambaataa was the first hip-hop song to feature synthesizers. The song melded electro hip-hop beats influenced by Yellow Magic Orchestra with the melody from Kraftwerk’s “Trans-Europe Express.” In 1982, the Compact Disc reached the public market in Asia, and early the following year in other markets. This event is often seen as the “Big Bang” of the digital audio revolution.

In the early 1980s, NYC disco DJ Larry Levan, known for his electric mixes, gained a cult following, and the Paradise Garage, the nightclub at which he spun, became the prototype for the modern dance club where the music and the DJ were showcased. Around the same time, the disco-influenced electronic style of dance music called house music emerged in Chicago. The name was derived from the Warehouse Club in Chicago, where resident DJ Frankie Knuckles mixed old disco classics and Eurosynth pop. House music is essentially disco music with electronic drum machine beats. The common element of most house music is a 4/4 beat generated by a drum machine or other electronic means (such as a sampler), together with a solid (usually also electronically generated) synth bassline. In 1983, Jesse Saunders released what some consider the first house music track, “On & On.” The mid-1980s also saw the emergence of New York Garage, a house music hybrid that was inspired by Levan’s style and sometimes eschewed the accentuated high-hats of the Chicago house sound.

During the mid-1980s, techno music emerged from the Detroit club scene. Being geographically located between Chicago and New York, Detroit techno artists combined elements of Chicago house and New York garage along with European imports. Techno distanced itself from disco’s roots by becoming almost purely electronic with synthesized beats. In 1985, the Winter Music Conference started in Fort Lauderdale Florida and became the premier electronic music conference for dance music disc jockeys.

In 1985, TRAX Dance Music Guide was launched by American Record Pool in Beverly Hills. It was the first national DJ-published music magazine, created on the Macintosh computer using extensive music market research and early desktop publishing tools. In 1986, “Walk This Way”, a rap/rock collaboration by Run DMC and Aerosmith, became the first hip-hop song to reach the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song was the first exposure of hip-hop music, as well as the concept of the disc jockey as band member and artist, to many mainstream audiences. In 1988, DJ Times magazine was first published. It was the first US-based magazine specifically geared toward the professional mobile and club DJ.
1990s

During the early 1990s, the rave scene built on the acid house scene. The rave scene changed dance music, the image of DJs, and the nature of promoting. The innovative marketing surrounding the rave scene created the first superstar DJs who established marketable “brands” around their names and sound. Some of these celebrity DJs toured around the world and were able to branch out into other music-related activities. During the early 1990s, the Compact Disc surpassed the gramophone record in popularity, but gramophone records continued to be made (although in very limited quantities) into the 21st century—particularly for club DJs and for local acts recording on small regional labels.

In 1991, Mobile Beat magazine, geared specifically toward mobile DJs, began publishing and in their premier edition featured award-winning club & Mobile DJ Chris Pangalos from Rolling Thunder Productions. In 1992, the Moving Picture Experts Group released the MPEG-1 standard, designed to produce reasonable sound at low bit rates. The lossy compression scheme MPEG-1 Layer-3, popularly known as MP3, later revolutionized the digital music domain. In 1993, the first internet “radio station”, Internet Talk Radio, was developed by Carl Malamud. Because the audio was relayed over the internet, it was possible to access internet radio stations from anywhere in the world. This made it a popular service for both amateur and professional disc jockeys operating from a personal computer.
DJ performing with Danny Brown in 2014

In 1998, the first MP3 digital audio player was released, the Eiger Labs MPMan F10. N2IT developed Final Scratch between 1998 and 2002 and showed a non-functioning prototype at the BE Developer Conference, marking the first digital DJ system to allow DJs control of MP3 files through special time-coded vinyl records or CDs. The “Final Scratch” system developed by N2IT shipped it first working units in early 2002 and DJs were spinning on digital vinyl by mid 2002. While it would take sometime for this novel concept to catch on with the “die hard Vinyl DJs”, This would soon become the first step in the new Digital DJ revolution. Manufacturers joined with computer DJing pioneers to offer professional endorsements, the first being Professor Jam (a.k.a. William P. Rader), who went on to develop the industry’s first dedicated computer DJ convention and learning program, the “CPS (Computerized Performance System) DJ Summit”, to help spread the word about the advantages of this emerging technology.

In 1998, Nathan Burton (England) started using Computers to Dj instead of vinyls using the popular mpeg3 format at the time.

In 1999, Shawn Fanning released Napster, the first of the massively popular peer-to-peer file sharing systems. During this period, the AVLA (Audio Video Licensing Agency) of Canada announced an MP3 DJing license, administered by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. This meant that DJs could apply for a license giving them the right to perform publicly using music stored on a hard drive, instead of having to cart their whole CD collections around to their gigs.

2000s
At the start of the new century, the introduction of advances in technology made it possible for new sounds to be developed. The introduction of the Pioneer SVM-1000 Audio and Video Mixer and other high tech digital sound mixers made a whole new culture of disco DJ integration. The proliferation of Internet technologies have also created a culture of disc jockey enthusiast groups.[6] DJ battles imitating the events on the game gave the DJ industry a more competitive phase. The DJ industry has become increasingly about the atmosphere that goes along with a performance. Now not only does the DJ show deal with music and mixing but also lights and effect go along with it.

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Dance performing arts

Dance, the movement of the body in a rhythmic way, usually to music and within a given space, for the purpose of expressing an idea or emotion, releasing energy, or simply taking delight in the movement itself.

Dance is a powerful impulse, but the art of dance is that impulse channeled by skillful performers into something that becomes intensely expressive and that may delight spectators who feel no wish to dance themselves. These two concepts of the art of dance—dance as a powerful impulse and dance as a skillfully choreographed art practiced largely by a professional few—are the two most important connecting ideas running through any consideration of the subject. In dance, the connection between the two concepts is stronger than in some other arts, and neither can exist without the other.

Although the above broad definition covers all forms of the art, philosophers and critics throughout history have suggested different definitions of dance that have amounted to little more than descriptions of the kind of dance with which each writer was most familiar. Thus, Aristotle’s statement in the Poetics that dance is rhythmic movement whose purpose is “to represent men’s characters as well as what they do and suffer” refers to the central role that dance played in classical Greek theatre, where the chorus through its movements reenacted the themes of the drama during lyric interludes.

The English ballet master John Weaver, writing in 1721, argued on the other hand that “Dancing is an elegant, and regular movement, harmoniously composed of beautiful Attitudes, and contrasted graceful Posture of the Body, and parts thereof.” Weaver’s description reflects very clearly the kind of dignified and courtly movement that characterized the ballet of his time, with its highly formalized aesthetics and lack of forceful emotion. The 19th-century French dance historian Gaston Vuillier also emphasized the qualities of grace, harmony, and beauty, distinguishing “true” dance from the crude and spontaneous movements of early man

John Martin, the 20th-century dance critic, almost ignored the formal aspect of dance in emphasizing its role as a physical expression of inner emotion. In doing so, he betrayed his own sympathy toward the Expressionist school of modern American dance: “At the root of all these varied manifestations of dancing . . . lies the common impulse to resort to movement to externalise states which we cannot externalise by rational means. This is basic dance.”

A truly universal definition of dance must, therefore, return to the fundamental principle that dance is an art form or activity that utilizes the body and the range of movement of which the body is capable. Unlike the movements performed in everyday living, dance movements are not directly related to work, travel, or survival. Dance may, of course, be made up of movements associated with these activities, as in the work dances common to many cultures, and it may even accompany such activities. But even in the most practical dances, movements that make up the dance are not reducible to those of straightforward labour; rather, they involve some extra qualities such as self-expression, aesthetic pleasure, and entertainment.

This article discusses the techniques and components of dance as well as the aesthetic principles behind its appreciation as an art. Various types of dance are discussed with emphasis on their style and choreography. The history of dance in various regions is treated in a number of articles; see dance, African; music and dance, Oceanic; dance, Western; arts, Central Asian; arts, East Asian; arts, Islamic; dance, Native American; arts, South Asian; and arts, Southeast Asian. The interaction between dance and other art forms is discussed in folk dance.

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A broad description of Dance Music

Dance music is a broad term that includes many different styles of music. The history of dance music and gain an understanding of its evolution from the 19th century to the present.

Defining Dance Music

Since the emergence of rock and roll in the 1950’s, music has come to occupy a considerably important place in the lives of young people. Indeed, there are seemingly endless applications for popular music, from driving social justice movements to selling consumer goods, but sometimes we all just want something that makes us dance.

Dance music is a broad term that refers to any kind of music that is created specifically for people to dance to. Considering that music is very personal and its uses are subjective, it can be hard to distinguish dance music from other types and to pinpoint its exact origins.

Though there are earlier examples of dance music from the classical and romantic periods, like the waltz or the mazurka, the genre as we know it today has roots in the late 19th and early 20th century. During this time, ballroom dancing was a popular form of entertainment and music was often created specifically to accommodate the dance style.

Moving into the 1930’s, town hall dances and dance competitions were a popular form of entertainment for which music was also often specifically written. Throughout the 1930’s, 40’s, and into the early 50’s, swing music was a wildly popular form of big band jazz that generally accompanied high energy dancing. The popularity of these styles began to decline with the emergence of rock and roll and rhythm and blues music in the mid-to-late 1950’s.

Though not specifically produced for the purposes of making people dance, the rhythms, melodies, and composition of 1960’s soul and rhythm and blues lent itself well to dancing and good times. Moreover, there were a number of singles, like The Twist and Shake a Tail Feather, that were created for dancing, often going as far as calling out the steps in the song.

Entering into the 1970’s, the concept of dance music changed considerably, as soul and R&B slowly morphed into funk music and eventually disco, which would ultimately reshape the way that we all think about dance music.

Disco

Disco is a genre of dance music blending soul, funk, rhythm and blues, and pop that emerged during the late 1960’s and early 70’s in New York City. It is characterized by heavy bass lines, strong beats, and the incorporation of early electronic instruments like the synthesizer. The word is derived from the French term discotheque, a name given to nightclubs in France during the 1960’s and eventually in other parts of Europe.

Throughout the first half of the 1970’s, it was a relatively unknown style among mainstream audiences, as it was primarily played in private clubs, particularly the members only gay clubs in the city. By the mid-70’s, however, disco had reached the mainstream through strong radio play of singers like Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, and ABBA.

By 1977, disco was at its peak with the music charts being dominated by disco singers and the box office success of the film Saturday Night Fever. Towards the end of the decade, disco had become so influential that it started to influence rock and pop artists like Rod Stewart, generating a widespread public backlash and giving rise to the catchphrase ”disco sucks.”

Disco had dominated the music charts for the last half of the 1970’s, but by 1980 enthusiasm for the genre had begun to wane.

Techno and Synthpop

During the first half of the 1980s, keyboards and electronic drum kits figured prominently in a number of hugely successful records. As the music of the 1960s, these songs weren’t specifically created for dancing, but they had an upbeat tempo and fun sensibility that was common in Disco. In the UK, on the other hand, bands like the Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode began releasing a different style of electronic music that also reflects disco’s influence. The synth-heavy style of bands like Depeche Mode is sometimes referred to as synthpop for its blend of popular styles and heavy use of synthesizers.

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What is EDM?

Electronic dance music (EDM), also known as dance music, club music, or simply dance, is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves and festivals. It is generally produced for playback by disc jockeys who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix by segueing from one recording to another. EDM producers also perform their music live in a concert or festival setting in what is sometimes called a live PA. In Europe, EDM is more commonly called ‘dance music’, or simply ‘dance’.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, following the emergence of raving, pirate radios and an upsurge of interest in club culture, EDM achieved widespread mainstream popularity in Europe. In the United States at that time, acceptance of dance culture was not universal; although both electro and Chicago house music were influential both in Europe and the United States, mainstream media outlets and the record industry remained openly hostile to it. There was also a perceived association between EDM and drug culture, which led governments at state and city level to enact laws and policies intended to halt the spread of rave culture.

Subsequently, in the new millennium, the popularity of EDM increased globally, largely in Australia and the United States. By the early 2010s, the term “electronic dance music” and the initialism “EDM” was being pushed by the American music industry and music press in an effort to rebrand American rave culture. Despite the industry’s attempt to create a specific EDM brand, the initialism remains in use as an umbrella term for multiple genres, including house, techno, trance, drum and bass, dubstep, trap and footwork as well as their respective subgenres.

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Welcome to Party Anthems Blogs

Blogging isn’t my bag until now as many of our listeners have requested that I should do one so this is my new Blog area as well as the long-awaited updated web site. So I’ve started, and let’s see how things pan out.

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