Let’s kick off Valentine’s Day with a happy song from the 80s. I have always loved the bass line in this track.
Since the mall is playing really bad versions of Christmas carols over a low-fidelity speaker hanging from ceiling tiles, it’s time for a little Friday feel-good music. From 2011, here is Armin van Buuren teamed up with Nadia Ali and “Feels So Good”.
I’m a big fan of Nadia Ali’s vocals and Armin’s production on this track and the video has a sexy vibe that I thoroughly enjoy as well, though I’m always a sucker for sexy spies in formalwear.
One of my favorite Eurythmics’ tracks, from 1983’s album “Touch”, here is “Right By Your Side”. I clearly remember this video because I was enthralled with the trumpet player’s mustache when I was a wee young gay.
The radio edit of this track provides only a nibble of a beautiful electronic symphony. From 1996, here’s BT with “Remember”, from the album “ESCM”.
When we were growing up in the mobile home, Mom often watched “Soul Train” on the black and white television in the “dining room” (the original living room before the addition to the trailer) after we were done with the Saturday morning cartoons (and Shazam/Isis and ElectraWoman and DynaGirl). From an early episode of “Soul Train”, from 1972 here’s “I’ll Be Around” by The Spinners. It is still a very awesome track. You can hear samples of “I’ll Be Around” on Michael Moog’s “That Sound”, which was released in 2001.
Here’s a great track that will always amp up your Saturday evening. From 1988, here’s Inner City with “Good Life”.
From their 1989 second album, here’s Exposé with their Top 10 hit “What You Don’t Know”.
I’ve posted this one before, but I still love love love this remix that came out in ’96. It was never released to country radio, but it reached #2 on the Billboard Dance charts.
I still remember dancing to this with my husband at Hillside Campgrounds, not recognizing the version and then gasping in surprise, “It’s REBA!”. We drove to Boston the next weekend to get the limited edition pink vinyl from Tower Records. I, of course, never parted with the pink vinyl. w00t!
Here’s Reba McEntire with “Keep Me Hanging On (Love To Infinity Remix)”.
This afternoon I started smiling at work again. This song was the impetus for that.
From 1987, here’s the #2 hit “What Have I Done To Deserve This?” by Pet Shop Boys featuring Dusty Springfield. Pure 80s heaven.
One of my favorite dance tracks from the early 90s, from 1992 here’s Electronic with lead vocals by Neil Tennant (from the Pet Shop Boys) and “Disappointed”.
If I could sing leads with a cover band on one song, this would be it.