COUNTDOWN: UKMix Top Dance Anthems (COMPLETE)

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Postby jszmiles » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:09 pm

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2
3 Wamdue Project - King Of My Castle [67]
4
5 Galantis - Gold Dust [107]
6 Iio - Rapture [56]
7
8 Kosheen - Catch [147]
9 Shanks & Bigfoot - Sweet Like Chocolate [218]
10
11 White Town – Your woman [196]
12
13 Télépopmusik - Breathe [250]
14 Cher - Believe [60]
15
16
17
18 B.B.E. - Flash [217]
19 X-Perience – A Neverending Dream [272]
20
21 Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone [51]
22
23 Energy 52 - Cafe del Mar [122]
24
25 MJ Cole feat. Elisabeth Troy- Sincere [173]
26 BBE - Seven Days and One Week [157]
27
28
29 Moby - Disco Lies [54]
30
31 Riva ft. Dannii Minogue - Who Do You Love Now? [177]
32 Corona - Rhythm Of The Night [131]
33 Gina G. - Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit [118]
34
35
36 Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) [176]
37
38
39 Michael Jackson – History [84]
40 Seal – The right life [340]
41
42 U96 - Das Boot [100]
43 Opus III - It's A Fine Day [284]
44 Michael Gray ft. Shelley Poole - Borderline [87]
45 The Soundlovers – Run-a-way [243]
46
47
48 Moony - Dove (I'll Be Loving You) [109]
49
50
51 Madonna - Jump [329]
52 Giorgio Moroder - Chase [373]
53
54 Ultra Nate - Free [207]
55 Moloko - Sing It Back [161]
56
57 Vinylshakerz – One Night In Bangkok [81]
58 Rednex - Cotton Eyed Joe [227]
59 Pendulum - The Island Pt I [74]
60 The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats [384]
61 Fragma - You Are Alive [319]
62 Max Graham vs Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart [180]
63 Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom [93]
64
65 The Prodigy - No Good (Start The Dance) [320]
66 Falco – Mutter der Mann mit dem Koks ist da [362]
67 Nero - Two Minds [337]
68 Tim Berg - Seek Bromance [215]
69 Jam & Spoon - Right In The Night [151]
70
71 Michael Gray – Somewhere Beyond [DNC]
72 Daft Punk - Da Funk [399]
73 Tamperer featuring Maya - Feel It [90]
74 Gala - Freed From Desire [50]
75 Soulsearcher - Can't Get Enough [388]
76 Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky [257]
77 The Disco Boys – For You [326]
78
79 La Bouche - Sweet Dreams [236]
80
81 Stonebridge featuring Therese - Put Em High [57]
82 Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine – Doctor Pressure [101]
83 Morgan Page - In the Air (ft. Sultan + Shepard, BT and Angela McClusky) [300]
84 Tina Cousins - Wonderful Life [154]
85 Seal – Amazing [DNC]
86 Freemasons & Wynter Gordon - Believer [139]
87 Duke Dumont ft. A*M*E* - Need U (100%) [422]
88
89 Redlight - Get Out My Head [357]
90 Corona - Baby Baby [155]
91
92
93 Sash! - Encore Une Fois [79]
94 Groove Coverage – Poison [412]
95 Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette - Hello [185]
96 Alex Gaudino ft. Crystal Waters - Destination Calabria [349]
97 4 Strings - Take Me Away (into The Night) [423]
98 Global Deejays – The Sound of San Francisco [80]
99
100 David Morales - Needin U [111]


Shame Galantis just missed top 100, it should be much higher (although I think it's the highest track on this list that didn't chart in UK/US at all)

Alice deejay's track is just a classic, glad it made top 60.

Now, only 34 left from my list :(
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Postby Benny » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:05 pm

I love "Freed From Desire", though the annoying German remake "Liebe ist meine Rebellion" by Frida Gold from 2013 almost ruined it for me.

"She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)" is amazing and not as overplayed as "Titanium".
"Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit" is probably my favourite Eurovision song ever, can't believe that it's already 20 years old!
"Rasputin" is fun, I only discovered recently that the melody is taken from a Turkish folk song (in fact almost every Boney M. single is a remake or contains a sample).
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Postby matthew_dixon » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:55 pm

NH that random Moby one. Alice Deejay and Gala's ones were huge hits, but neither made my votes. Alice Deejay were vaguely close, Gala I always found overrated.

Milky just missed out on my votes - lovely song and a pleasant surprise to see in the list...

However, three of my top 15 fell there.

Stunned that "Lola's Theme" wasn't top 100 - I presumed that would be a shoo-in for a reasonably high spot.

Really pleased, and a bit surprised, to see "Sunchyme" so high - I absolutely love it, but I reckon that's down to loving the original - "Life In A Northern Town"

However, the most bizarre thing in that list is that whilst the complete underrated flop that was "Lucy" by Jealousy featuring Mani Hoffman made the top 100, whilst the far more famous Supermen Lovers featuring Mani Hoffman - "Starlight" didn't make the top 100 at all! After "Lucy" had done so well, I presumed Supermen Lovers would be top 40 at very least!

Only 12 of my votes have made the top 50 :(

1. N-Trance featuring Kelly Llorenna - Set You Free (204)
2. The Supermen Lovers featuring Mani Hoffman - Starlight (119)
3. Shamen - LSI (129)
4. Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode (149)
5. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet (76)
6. Dario G - Sunchyme (52)
7.
8. Dina Carroll - Without Love (169)
9. M People - One Night In Heaven (234)
10.
11. The KLF feat. Tammy Wynette - Justified and Ancient (95)
12. JX - There's Nothing I Won't Do (142)
13. Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme (112)
14. Kylie Minogue - Your Disco Needs You (82)
15.
16.
17. DJ Luck and MC Neat - A Little Bit Of Luck (267)
18. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky (257)
19. Groove Armada - At The River (271)
20. M People - Sight For Sore Eyes (278)
21. The KLF - Last Train To Transcentral (64)
22. M People - Moving On Up (162)
23. Ultra Nate - Free (207)
24. Shamen - Phorever People (294)
25. DJ Luck and MC Neat featuring JJ - Masterblaster 2000 (295)
26. Jealousy - Lucy (85)
27. Prodigy - Out Of Space (253)
28. Urban Cookie Collective - The Key... The Secret (285)
29. Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing (127)
30. Stonebridge featuring Therese - Put Em High (57)
31. Frigid Vinegar - Dogmanaut 2000 (317)
32. M People - Itchycoo Park (322)
33. The KLF - 3AM Eternal (160)
34. Dario G - Dream To Me (128)
35.
36.
37. Smart E's - Sesame's Treat (333)
38.
39.
40. David Guetta vs the Egg - Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away) (152)
41. Nina Simone vs Groovefinder - Ain't Got No (I Got Life) (344)
42.
43. Moloko - Sing It Back (161)
44. Aurora featuring Naimee Coleman - Ordinary World (354)
45. Tamperer featuring Maya - If You Buy This Record, Your Life Will Be Better (358)
46. Moloko - Indigo (360)
47. Jamiroquai - Canned Heat (260)
48. D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better (211)
49. Opus III - It's A Fine Day (284)
50. Calvin Harris - Acceptable In The 80s (325)
51. Boney M - Daddy Cool (214)
52.
53. Les Rhythmes Digitales - Jacques Your Body (379)
54. Bomfunk MCs - Freestyler (75)
55. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood (remix) (130)
56. Fragma - You Are Alive (319)
57. Tina Cousins - Pray (184)
58. Shamen - Boss Drum (391)
59. Air - Sexy Boy (194)
60.
61. PF Project featuring Ewan McGregor - Choose Life (402)
62. Cher - Believe (60)
63. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (176)
64. 2 Unlimited – No Limit (94)
65.
66. M People - How Can I Love You More? (418)
67. DJ Luck and MC Neat - Piano Loco (419)
68. Freddie Mercury – Living on my own (396)
69. Fatboy Slim featuring Macy Gray - Demons (424)
70. Alcazar - Crying At The Discotheque (133)
71. Black Box - Ride On Time (58)
72. Mekon featuring Roxanne Shante - What's Going On? (DNC)
73. Gorillaz - 19-2000 (remix) (268)
74. DJ Dee-Kline - I Don't Smoke (DNC)
75. Sunblock featuring Robin Beck - The First Time (341)
76. Loop da Loop - Hazel (DNC)
77. Wookie - Battle (DNC)
78. Yazz and the Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up (188)
79.
80. David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over (71)
81.
82. Milky - Just The Way You Are (53)
83.
84. Black Legend - You See The Trouble With Me (205)
85. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (125)
86. Jakatta featuring Seal - My Vision (DNC)
87. Groove Armada featuring Mutya Buena - Song 4 Mutya (DNC)
88. Daddy DJ - Daddy DJ (393)
89.
90. ABBA - Voulez-Vous (65)
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Postby Affillate » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:28 am

Lost a further 11 in those batches as we enter the Top 50, including my #3, Freestyler's 2004 bop 'Push Up', just outside the Top 101.

Crying At The Discotheque another early 00's great (here it was really popular in early 2002) as was Starlight (helped bump it up a few alongside your votes matthew_dixon), Bangarang's dubstep drop is awesome (check out some of the various piano and violin covers on youtube). From Paris To Berlin is a bop and super catchy, and an 80's track vote from me for Yazoo's Don't Go is out in the bubbling under, along with some other 80's songs such as Shannon - Let The Music Play and Xanadu.

In my lower half (and also all out in the last BU updates), Moony's Dove, Kosheen's Catch is a really high energy kinda track I voted from them ('Hide U' has made the T50), Rather Be a big hit from recent years, MJ's DSTYGE is a disco smash on the tail end of the 70's with that highly recognisable motif, and finally I gave some points to Britney's recent foray further into the dance arena with Work Bitch. ('Til The World Ends wasn't nominated). It was Also the final #1 vote to bow out in the Bubbling under, as Ivica's (nickf1) top pick.

Funny voting observation too, Biscuits and Sholasboy seem to like a few of the same tracks, Tag-teaming as the only two voters on some, with around a 10-20 pts difference on a few. :lol: :P

Some more tracks which I didn't vote for over others from the same artist, here including The Rhythm Of The Night, DJ Sammy's take on Heaven, Lola's Theme, She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) and Pendulum's Witchcraft.

I considered tracks like Get Shaky (another bit of a radio fave in early 2009 here IIRC), Boney M's tracks were fun but didn't make my votes just to name a few, and from the 54-50 update Moby's Disco Lies. Here is a video with the Freemason's remix audio (the original is linked in the update picture, and what a video lol). Better Off Alone is a classic but didn't make my list, Milky's, Gala's and Sunchyme are nice (the latter having a pretty cool video too).

My List wrote:2. Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom! (#93)
3. Freestylers - Push Up (#102)
7. DB Boulevard - Point Of View (#225)
8. iiO - Rapture (#56)
9. Amber - This Is Your Night (#232)
11. Madison Avenue - Who The Hell Are You (#240)
13. Bomfunk MCs - Freestyler (#75)
15. Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing (#62)
16. Corona - Baby Baby (#155)
17. Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous (#247)
19. Alcazar - Crying At The Discotheque (#133)
20. A Studio ft. Polina - S.O.S. (#276)
23. Motiv8 - Rockin' For Myself (#289)
24. Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive (#88)
25. Skrillex ft. Sirah - Bangarang (#124)
26. Pendulum - Watercolour (#92)
27. Example - Changed The Way You Kiss Me (#178)
28. Utah Saints - Something Good '08 (#264)
30. Infernal – From Paris To Berlin (#108)
31. DJ Sammy - The Boys Of Summer (#316)
32. The Supermen Lovers featuring Mani Hoffman - Starlight (#119)
33. Havana Brown - We Run The Night (#222)
34. Yazoo - Don't Go (#115)
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36. ATB - 9PM (Till I Come) (#73)
37. Shapeshifters - Back To Basics (#231)
38. Years & Years - King (#61)
40. Love Inc. - Broken Bones (#338)
41. Will.I.am feat. Eva Simons - This Is Love (#346)
42. Pandora - A Little Bit (#348)
43. Peking Duk ft. Nicole Millar - High (#353)
44. Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MO - Lean On (#70)
45. Moony - Dove (I'll Be Loving You) (#109)
46. Sneaky Sound System - I Love It (#361)
48. Kosheen - Catch (#147)
50. D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better (#211)
51. Room 5 ft. Oliver Cheatham - Make Luv (#270)
52. Cascada - Everytime We Touch (#168)
53. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet (#76)
54. Madonna - Jump (#329)
55. Clean Bandit - Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) (#141)
56. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (#125)

57. Sash! - Encore Une Fois (#79)
58. Max Graham vs Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart (#180)
59. Tim Deluxe ft. Sam Obernik - It Just Won't Do (#395)
61. Mylo vs. Miami Sound Machine - Doctor Pressure (#101)
62. Britney Spears - Work Bitch (#114)
63. Scooter - The Logical Song (#408)
64. Urban Cookie Collective - The Key... The Secret (#285)
67. Crystal Waters - 100% Pure Love (#195)
68. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (#176)
69. Haddaway - What Is Love (#68)
70. Dee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart (#86)
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Postby toni_pest » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:12 am

Witchcraft is my ultimate pump up song, dnb perfection. Faster kill pussycat is an underrated bop, never got how it flopped back then
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Postby JimJim » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:57 am

Milky's song is so damn good, I used to just play it endlessly, I never noticed the samples though! Even though I'm very familiar with 'Streets of Your Town', which is also a great song.

'Better Off Alone' is one of those songs that most people love and has that oh-so memorable riff.

'Sunchyme' is pure joy.
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Postby Affillate » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:39 am

RECAP INDEX

PG 5 // UNVOTED

PG 6 // Bubbling Under Set 1 & 2 (#431-368) // Countdown #101-96 // Countdown #95-90

PG 7 // Bubbling Under Set 3 (#367-342) // Countdown #89-85 // Countdown #84-79 // Bubbling Under Set 4 (#341-315)

PG 8 // Bubbling Under Set 5 (#314-282) // Bubbling Under Set 6 (#281-240) // Countdown #78-72 // Countdown #71-65

PG 9 // Bubbling Under Set 7 (#239-203) // Countdown #64-59 // Bubbling Under Set 8 (#202-181)

PG 10 // Bubbling Under Set 9 (#180-150) // Countdown #58-54 //Bubbling Under Set 10 (#149-121) // Countdown #53-49 // Bubbling Under Set 11 (#120-102)


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#1's Revealed:
#204 // N-Trance featuring Kelly Llorenna - Set You Free [MATTHEW_DIXON]
#203 // Mat Zo feat. Linnea Schossow - The Sky [BLOVER]
#136 // Milk & Sugar vs. Vaya Con Dios – Hey (Nah neh nah) [CZB]
#134 // Livin' Joy - Dreamer [BISCUITS]
#114 // Britney Spears - Work Bitch [NICKF1]
#53 // Moby - Disco Lies [TONI_PEST]
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Postby jszmiles » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:22 pm

Thanks :)
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Postby Affillate » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:24 am

Countdown: #48-44

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48. Uniting Nations - Out Of Touch [2004]
178PTS // 5 VOTERS: [EROTICA 63, NICKF1 42, JIMJIM 27, SHOLASBOY 25, JSZMILES 21]

The Hall & Oates 1984 song "Out of Touch" was covered/sampled by Uniting Nations in 2004. Uniting Nations' version peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart and remained in the Top 75 for 21 weeks. The vocals on the recording were done by vocalist and session artist Jinian Wilde.

The music video for the song features actors Paul Spicer, Charleene Rena, Hayley-Marie Coppin, Sophie Lovell Anderson and an unnamed woman playing strip poker.

Uniting Nations are Scotsman Paul Keenen and Englishman Daz Sampson, hence the name. In 2006 Daz Sampson represented Great Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Teenage Life." It came 19th out of 24.

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47. David Guetta ft. Sia - Titanium [2011]
185 PTS | 4 VOTERS: [JIMJIM 66, CZB 58, BENNY 56, AFFILLATE 5]

"Titanium" is a song by French DJ and music producer David Guetta, featuring vocals by Australian recording artist Sia. Taken from Guetta's fifth studio album, Nothing but the Beat, the song was written by Sia, Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort and Afrojack. Production was also handled by Guetta, Tuinfort and Afrojack. "Titanium" was initially released for digital download on August 8, 2011, as the first of four promotional singles from the album. It was later released as the album's fourth single in December 2011.

Sia recorded a demo guide vocal, which she sent first of all to Katy Perry. It was Katy Perry who suggested to Guetta that he should retain Sia's demo vocal. Perry told The New York Times magazine: "I had just come off 'Firework' and didn't want to repeat myself. I have to balance out my anthems, or else I'll just be a motivational speaker. I was like, 'I think you're crazy not to just keep Sia."

After trying several other artists, Mary J. Blige finally recorded the song, but her version leaked online in July 2011, so Guetta decided to stick with Sia's original version. He explained in an interview with News.com.au: "The first time I heard what Sia did, because she was not in the studio with me, I fell in love with it... I didn't even want to give it to anyone else; it was perfect the way it was. It's not only about how big you are in America, it's about the song and the voice."

Sia didn't set out to be a pop songwriter - her early solo work had a niche audience. She ended up having a golden touch when it comes to mass appeal, which is something that both baffles and amuses her. In a 2015 talk with Rolling Stone, she said, "'Titanium' is very cheesy," and explained why the song, along with "Wild Ones," are tracks she's glad someone else recorded. "I never intended or wanted either of those songs to be seen because I felt like it diluted my credibility because I found them to be very cheesy," she said. "I just wanted to collect the publishing checks at the end of the day." Sia wrote the lyric in 40 minutes. She tweeted: "It's amazing that 40 minutes of my life and zero promo turned into my most successful song to date."

In 2012, the P22 Chorus, which is comprised of fifth grade students at a public school in Staten Island, New York, did a rendition of this song that became a hit on YouTube.

When she saw interviews with some of the children explaining how the song helped them gain confidence and overcome bullies, Sia reconsidered the song. "I felt like I was jaded and cynical, and I felt like a bit of an a--hole," she said. "I thought, 'Why don't you loosen up, you prick! This stuff that you think is cheesy is really impacting these kids around the world. Why don't you stop being so judgmental?'"

The song's accompanying music video premiered on December 21, 2011 but does not feature appearances by Guetta or Sia. Instead, the video focuses on a young boy, played by Super 8 actor Ryan Lee, with supernatural powers. Along with other songs, "Titanium" was pulled from radio stations in the US after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The song has become a favourite for reality show covers, covers and usage in TV Shows and movies. This was the song that Anna Kendrick's character, Becca, sung in the shower during the Pitch Perfect movie, which leads to her getting a spot in the a cappella group.

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46. Bee Gees - Night Fever [1977/1978]
185PTS // 4 VOTERS: [NAVI 62, BENNY 57, ANDIIVERSEN 55, BISCUITS 11]

In 1977, The Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood was producing a movie about the New York Disco scene. The working title of the film was "Saturday Night," so he asked the group to write a song of that name. The Bee Gees thought it was a dumb title, but they had already written a song called "Night Fever." They convinced Stigwood to use that and change the film's title to Saturday Night Fever. The movie became a classic, telling a coming-of-age story in the Disco era. It helped launch the film career of John Travolta, who starred as Tony Manero, the conflicted youth who escaped his troubles on the dance floor.

The soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever sold over 30 million copies worldwide and it won the 1978 Grammy for Album Of The Year. This was the third single from the soundtrack and became that album's biggest hit single, remaining on the top of the American Pop charts for 8 weeks in early 1978. It also topped the British charts for two weeks and won a 1978 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Group.

The string intro of "Night Fever" was inspired by "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith, according to keyboardist Blue Weaver when he was performing it one morning at the sessions and Barry Gibb walked in and heard the new idea for this song. As Weaver explains the history behind this song:

...'Night Fever' started off because Barry walked in one morning when I was trying to work out something. I always wanted to do a disco version of Theme from A Summer Place by The Percy Faith Orchestra or something - it was a big hit in the Sixties. I was playing that, and Barry said, 'What was that?' and I said, 'Theme from A Summer Place', and Barry said, 'No, it wasn't'. It was new. Barry heard the idea - I was playing it on a string synthesizer and sang the riff over it.

— Blue Weaver

Robin Gibb in Observer Music Monthly January 2008: "The idea for the film that became Saturday Night Fever started when our manager, Robert Stigwood, saw an article in New York magazine entitled 'Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night' by Nik Cohn, talking about teenagers going to dancing competitions. When they first started dance rehearsals for the film with John Travolta, they were using our song 'You Should Be Dancing,' which had been released the previous year. We were mixing a live album in France and Robert rang and asked if we had any other songs we could contribute. In the end we had five new tracks - 'Staying Alive,' 'How Deep is Your Love?,' 'Night Fever,' 'More Than a Woman' and 'If I Can't Have You' (recorded by Yvonne Elliman) - plus the previously released 'Jive Talkin" and 'You Should Be Dancing.' It was also our idea to call it Saturday Night Fever, because the competitions were on Saturday and we already had the track 'Night Fever.'

Until the film came out, 'Disco' meant something very different in the UK to the US. We were writing what we considered to be blue-eyed soul. We never set out to make ourselves the kings of Disco, although plenty of other people tried to jump on the bandwagon after the success of the film. When we went to the premiere at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles it was obvious the film and the songs really gelled, but none of us had any idea how huge it would become. It remains the biggest-selling soundtrack ever, and very few artists have created something with the cultural impact that Saturday Night Fever had."

In America, with eight weeks on top of the chart, it spent more weeks at #1 than any other song in 1978. For five of those weeks (March 18 - April 15), another Bee Gees song from Saturday Night Fever, "Stayin' Alive," was #2.

It also replaced Andy Gibb's "Love Is Thicker Than Water" at number one and was in turn replaced by Yvonne Elliman's "If I Can't Have You" - all of which were written and produced by the Gibb brothers. It would be the third of six consecutive US #1s for the band, tying The Beatles for the record for most consecutive #1 singles. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1978, behind Andy Gibb's "Shadow Dancing."

"Night Fever" topped the UK Singles Chart for two weeks, their third UK number one, and in the US it remained the number one Billboard Hot 100 single for over two months in 1978. In addition to Saturday Night Fever, the song has also appeared in the movie and on the soundtrack for Mystery Men. The song is listed at number 38 on Billboard's All Time Top 100.

A music video was made for the song in 1978, but not shown to the public until 2004[citation needed]. It features the brothers singing the song in a darkened studio, layered over background video filmed while driving along "Motel Row" on Collins Avenue, a three-mile motel strip in what is now Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Most of these motels are now closed or demolished, including several whose names are reminiscent of Las Vegas resorts (Castaways, Desert Inn, Sahara, Golden Nugget).

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45. The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize [2005]
186PTS // 6 VOTERS: [TONI_PEST 50, NICKF1 45, MATTHEW_DIXON 29, NAVI 27, JSZMILES 18, EROTICA 17]

"Galvanize" is a song by British electronic duo The Chemical Brothers and the first single released from their 2005 album Push the Button. It was released a week before the album's release and peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart (see 2005 in music).

The track features a distinct Moroccan Chaabi string sample from Najat Aatabou's song "Hadi Kedba Bayna (Just Tell Me the Truth)". The main hook of the song is in an unusual 6/4 time signature. The track also features rapping by Q-Tip (member of A Tribe Called Quest). In part of the song, a sample from their early single "Leave Home" plays.

Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers recalled to Q magazine December 2010: "Q-tip would only sing into a golden microphone. Not silver, not bronze. It practically came with its own security guard. But I'm sure it gave his Galvanize vocal that extra bit of punch."

It was the highest charting single in their native United Kingdom by The Chemical Brothers since "Hey Boy Hey Girl", which had also reached No. 3 in 1999. In Spain, it reached No. 1 and it held the top spot for two weeks. In Australia, the song was ranked No. 65 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004 (announced on 26 Jan '05).

It won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in February 2006. In addition, the Push The Button album won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album. That same month, an Anheuser-Busch television commercial for Budweiser Select featured "Galvanize". The song also started appearing in NBC's Sunday Night Football coverage in 2008. "Galvanize" was used as walk-on music by darts player Kevin Painter, and is currently used heavily during live T20 Cricket, specifically when a video review is taking place.[citation needed]

The song returned to the UK singles chart after it was used to start the entrance of the athletes at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympics. It also appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Its most recent usage is as the opening theme to the MLB Network series Hot Stove.

The music video was filmed in Málaga, Spain and directed by Adam Smith. It involves three boys wearing clown face paint, who sneak into a club during a Krump dance fight. One of the boys starts dancing in the dance-off, but they are caught and taken by the police.

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44. Kosheen - Hide U [2000/2001]
186PTS // 4 VOTERS: [JSZMILES 59, MATTHEW_DIXON 55, NAVI 49, NICKF1 23]

"Hide U" is a song by British electronic music group Kosheen. It was released in May 2000 as the lead single from their debut album, Resist (released in 2001, along with a remix of Hide U the same year). It's featured in the soundtrack to the 2002 videogame FIFA Football 2003.

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Postby Benny » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:36 am

I gave "Titanium" a lot of points because I adored it back in the day but it was so overplayed that I won't be able to listen to it again until the year 2026 or so.

"Night Fever" is one of the greatest disco classics ever, the Bee Gees were geniuses.
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Postby trebor » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:50 am

Pretty strong batch here!
Uniting Nations: Not bad really, but the fact that it is a cover still irks me.
David Guetta/Sia: This is so über catchy that it's revolting. Had one of the fastest burn rates ever for me.
Bee Gees: A Classic but Stayin' Alive is still the one that stands out.
The Chemical Brothers: Facepalm at omitting this gem... ! Don't know how this slipped my votes.
Kosheen: Very good track. Should have considered it.
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Postby matthew_dixon » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:14 pm

Some of those would have ben higher had other UKMIXers voted.

Uniting Nations - one half of this group is a former UKMIX member himself! It was a decent song, but that was its one novelty factor for me - the fact we knew Daz on here.

David Guetta/Sia - Well, I guess MarcusDGST3811 as he used to be known didn't vote then - or else this would have easily got another 70 points! :P

Bee Gees - Classic, and definitely one you can dance to, but for me, a "dance anthem" as I saw them in my votes, was essentially something post "Jack Your Body", and thus I didn't consider this one. Some other disco was in my votes, but rather lower down.

Kosheen and Chemical Brothers - Both great songs, both in my votes, both great dance anthems of their respective styles. I didn't like any Chemical Brothers songs until the amazing "Galvanize" came out!

Only 10 of the top 44 made my votes :o Going to be interesting seeing just WHAT is still to come...

1. N-Trance featuring Kelly Llorenna - Set You Free (204)
2. The Supermen Lovers featuring Mani Hoffman - Starlight (119)
3. Shamen - LSI (129)
4. Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode (149)
5. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet (76)
6. Dario G - Sunchyme (52)
7.
8. Dina Carroll - Without Love (169)
9. M People - One Night In Heaven (234)
10.
11. The KLF feat. Tammy Wynette - Justified and Ancient (95)
12. JX - There's Nothing I Won't Do (142)
13. Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme (112)
14. Kylie Minogue - Your Disco Needs You (82)
15.
16. Kosheen - Hide U (45)
17. DJ Luck and MC Neat - A Little Bit Of Luck (267)
18. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky (257)
19. Groove Armada - At The River (271)
20. M People - Sight For Sore Eyes (278)
21. The KLF - Last Train To Transcentral (64)
22. M People - Moving On Up (162)
23. Ultra Nate - Free (207)
24. Shamen - Phorever People (294)
25. DJ Luck and MC Neat featuring JJ - Masterblaster 2000 (295)
26. Jealousy - Lucy (85)
27. Prodigy - Out Of Space (253)
28. Urban Cookie Collective - The Key... The Secret (285)
29. Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing (127)
30. Stonebridge featuring Therese - Put Em High (57)
31. Frigid Vinegar - Dogmanaut 2000 (317)
32. M People - Itchycoo Park (322)
33. The KLF - 3AM Eternal (160)
34. Dario G - Dream To Me (128)
35.
36.
37. Smart E's - Sesame's Treat (333)
38.
39.
40. David Guetta vs the Egg - Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away) (152)
41. Nina Simone vs Groovefinder - Ain't Got No (I Got Life) (344)
42. The Chemical brothers - Galvanize (46)
43. Moloko - Sing It Back (161)
44. Aurora featuring Naimee Coleman - Ordinary World (354)
45. Tamperer featuring Maya - If You Buy This Record, Your Life Will Be Better (358)
46. Moloko - Indigo (360)
47. Jamiroquai - Canned Heat (260)
48. D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better (211)
49. Opus III - It's A Fine Day (284)
50. Calvin Harris - Acceptable In The 80s (325)
51. Boney M - Daddy Cool (214)
52.
53. Les Rhythmes Digitales - Jacques Your Body (379)
54. Bomfunk MCs - Freestyler (75)
55. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood (remix) (130)
56. Fragma - You Are Alive (319)
57. Tina Cousins - Pray (184)
58. Shamen - Boss Drum (391)
59. Air - Sexy Boy (194)
60.
61. PF Project featuring Ewan McGregor - Choose Life (402)
62. Cher - Believe (60)
63. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (176)
64. 2 Unlimited – No Limit (94)
65.
66. M People - How Can I Love You More? (418)
67. DJ Luck and MC Neat - Piano Loco (419)
68. Freddie Mercury – Living on my own (396)
69. Fatboy Slim featuring Macy Gray - Demons (424)
70. Alcazar - Crying At The Discotheque (133)
71. Black Box - Ride On Time (58)
72. Mekon featuring Roxanne Shante - What's Going On? (DNC)
73. Gorillaz - 19-2000 (remix) (268)
74. DJ Dee-Kline - I Don't Smoke (DNC)
75. Sunblock featuring Robin Beck - The First Time (341)
76. Loop da Loop - Hazel (DNC)
77. Wookie - Battle (DNC)
78. Yazz and the Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up (188)
79.
80. David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over (71)
81.
82. Milky - Just The Way You Are (53)
83.
84. Black Legend - You See The Trouble With Me (205)
85. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (125)
86. Jakatta featuring Seal - My Vision (DNC)
87. Groove Armada featuring Mutya Buena - Song 4 Mutya (DNC)
88. Daddy DJ - Daddy DJ (393)
89.
90. ABBA - Voulez-Vous (65)
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Postby jszmiles » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:21 am

Hide U is an ultimate drum'n bass anthem! Should be a bit higher, Uniting Nations is great, good to see it that high. Galvanize is great too!

Titanium is overrated
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:32 am

I should have voted, Groove Armada and Moony would be higher.
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Countdown: #43-38

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43. Donna Summer - I Feel Love [1977]
187PTS // 3 VOTERS: [ANDIIVERSEN 66, MATTHEW_DIXON 61, NAVI 60]

"I Feel Love" is a 1977 song by American singer-songwriter Donna Summer from her fifth studio album I Remember Yesterday. It reached number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Giorgio Moroder, the song's producer, was an early adopter of electronic sequencers and four-four beats. The song became popular in High Energy and gay discos, while earlier disco hits were based on soft string and assuring female vocals, "I Feel Love" is formed on a hard kick drum and progressive bass lines seminal in the development of modern electronic dance music.

Before "I Feel Love", most disco recordings had been backed by acoustic orchestras although all-electronic music had been produced for decades. Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte's innovative production of this disco-style song, recorded with an entirely synthesized backing track, utilizing a Moog synthesizer, spawned imitators in the disco genre, and was influential in the development of techno. Moroder went to work on the song with Bellotte in his Musicland studio in Munich. "We wanted to conclude with a futuristic song," he said, "and I decided that it had to be done with a synthesizer."

Unusual for a disco track of that era, Moroder composed the backing track and bass line before the melody. He introduced a degree of variety by altering the song's key at regular intervals and layering in Summer's repetitive and synthesized vocals.

The song with its entirely synthesized backing track was enormously influential in the development of disco, electronica and techno music. However, Summer was initially unconvinced. "Giorgio brought me this popcorn track he had recorded," she later recalled, "and I said, 'What the hell is this, Giorgio'?"

Co-writer Pete Bellotte in Independent on Sunday magazine July 1, 2007: "This was the last track on the concept album I Remember Yesterday, on which Donna sang the first track in a 1940s style, going through various other genrés until the final song was intended to represent the future. We used a Moog synthesizer to give the song this futuristic feel, and discovered a new way to layer level upon level of sound on to the track in perfect sync. We had no idea it was going to sound so special... Donna was one of those phenomenal one-take artists - she could just come in, sing the song and go. She was always spot on."

Speaking to Mojo magazine September 2012 about this song, Giorgio Moroder recalled; "When we mixed it, by accident the engineer added a delay at the same tempo as the beat, which suddenly doubled the speed of the synth pulse. That became the key sound of the record and the signature on my own songs like 'From Here to Eternity' and on things like Sparks' 'The Number One Song in Heaven.'"

The song would garner Summer her first American Music Award nomination for Favourite Female Soul/R & B Artist. According to David Bowie, then in the middle of recording of his Berlin Trilogy with Brian Eno, its impact on the genre's direction was recognized early on:

One day in Berlin ... Eno came running in and said, "I have heard the sound of the future." ... he puts on "I Feel Love," by Donna Summer ... He said, "This is it, look no further. This single is going to change the sound of club music for the next fifteen years." Which was more or less right."

Music critic Vince Aletti wrote that, "The pace is fierce and utterly gripping with the synthesizer effects particularly aggressive and emotionally charged." He went on to predict that the track "should easily equal if not surpass" the success of "Love to Love You Baby" in the clubs.

The song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of November 12, 1977. It reached number nine on the Soul Singles Chart in October 1977. Its 1995 remix peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play.

In the United Kingdom, "I Feel Love" peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart in July 1977, a position it maintained for four weeks. The 1982 and 1995 remixes of the song peaked at number 21 and number eight on the chart respectively, and sales of these physical singles totalled 956,400. According to the Official Charts Company, together with digital sales, "I Feel Love" has sold 1.07 million copies in Britain as of June 2013, making it the country's 103rd best-selling single of all time.

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42. Eric Prydz - Pjanoo [2008]
188 PTS | 5 VOTERS: [BLOVER 58, JSZMILES 47, CZB 35, BISCUITS 29, NICKF1 19]

"Pjanoo" (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈpjɑːnʊ]) is a keyboard-based house track by the Swedish DJ and producer Eric Prydz. It has received moderate airplay amongst British radio stations, being heavily used by BBC Radio 1 in advertisements for their "Radio 1 Big Weekend" and "Weekend in Ibiza" events. The single peaked at number six on the Swedish Singles Chart. "Pjanoo" found success outside Sweden, particularly in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart and topped the country's Dance chart for ten non-consecutive weeks.

The song has been on promotional release since 17 March 2008 with Eric Prydz's own label, Pryda, with a limited number of 12" pressings available on special order. The song was released on 25 August 2008 by Ministry of Sound's Imprint Label, Data Records.

Prydz originally knocked together this instrumental club anthem a number of years before its eventual release. Prydz stated: "I played it in a club in northern UK in 2006. Didn't get the reaction I thought I would, so I didn't play it for years until I found the CD while playing at 'Ambasadeur' club in Stockholm. Played it for fun again and it went off. Someone filmed it and it ended up on YouTube. The rest is history."

British drum and bass producer High Contrast has made a successful drum and bass remix of "Pjanoo" and was released by Data Records on 26 August 2008 with a track length of 7:43. The piano riff was inspired by the piano in Patrice Rushen's song "I Was Tired of Being Alone".

A cowboy in the Old West has a fistful of dollars but he can't find a drink anywhere because the temperature is over 40 °C / 104 °F. He finds an old pub named Pjanoo, and goes into the pub to find a drink. Then an old piano plays by itself, and the cowboy finds two shrunken Native Americans who provide a rain dance, causing rain to fall very heavily. A water tap has water running and the cowboy runs to the tap to have a drink, and then runs out of the pub.

The Club mixed version used in the first trailer for the video game Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony, and available on the in-game radio station Vladivostok FM. The Cascada song "Fever" also has parts loosely based upon "Pjanoo".

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41. Ariana Grande ft. Zedd - Break Free [2014]
189PTS // 4 VOTERS: [AFFILLATE 65, JIMJIM 57, TONI_PEST 45, CZB 22]

"Break Free" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande featuring Russian-German DJ Zedd. It was the second single from Grande's sophomore studio album My Everything (2014). It premiered on July 2, 2014 on Total Ariana Live, MTV's revival of Total Request Live, and was released later that day. Musically, the song explores EDM and electro genres, a musical departure for Grande, whose discography is primarily composed of pop and R&B.

This song was produced by the Russian-German producer Zedd, who is best known for his hit tunes "Clarity" and "Stay The Night." The pair got together after Zedd overheard Grande performing at a label showcase while he was backstage, and mentioned to his team that he wanted to work with her. "[Grande's voice] is super-recognizable, it has a unique texture," he told Billboard magazine, "and really, that's all I'm looking for in a singer, is to have a voice that is really special and different from other voices you hear everyday."

The joy-infused song finds Grande celebrating her independence from a past love. Speaking with Billboard magazine, she called the experience of working with Zedd, "fantastic and super-experimental." Grande added: "I never thought I'd do an EDM song, but that was an eye-opening experience, and now all I want to do is dance."

The song features the awkward lyric, "Now that I become who I really are," written in order to force a rhyme from the song's previous line, "Never by the hands of a broken heart." Speaking with Time, Grande seemed sheepish about bending the laws of the English language, claiming the erroneous lyrics were Max Martin's and not hers. "I fought him on it the whole time," she told the magazine. "'I am not going to sing a grammatically incorrect lyric, help me God!' Max was like, 'It's funny - just do it!' I know it's funny and silly, but grammatically incorrect things make me cringe sometimes."

"Break Free" received positive reviews from music critics. The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande's third top ten and second top five hit in the US. As of March 2016, the song has sold over 1.8 million copies in the United States, making it Grande's fourth single to have sold over a million.

The music video reached 100 million views and became Grande's third Vevo-certified video on October 5, 2014. Having an intergalactic theme, Grande stated that the video was inspired by the 1968 science fiction film Barbarella, Star Wars, and space in general. The plot consists of Grande on a fictional planet giving up her allegiance to an evil regime of extraterrestrials and freeing a group of prisoners from their cages. She is subsequently attacked by a giant robot and the planet's overlord. Her character succeeds in killing the villain, and the clip ends with Grande and the prisoners she rescued flying away in a spaceship, partying with the crew with Beats by Dre products visible. The song's producer Zedd makes an appearance.

"Break Free" was also one of three songs that impacted the Billboard Hot 100 top ten on the same week with "Bang Bang" and "Problem". With three singles in the top ten, she became the second lead female artist to simultaneously have three top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 after Adele.

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40. Madonna - Into The Groove [1985]
189PTS // 3 VOTERS: [ANDIIVERSEN 68, TREBOR 64, NAVI 57]

"Into the Groove" is a song by American singer Madonna from the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan. It was featured on the re-issue of her second studio album Like a Virgin (1984), and released on July 23, 1985, by Sire Records as the album's fourth single outside North America. The original song was included on her third greatest hits album, Celebration (2009), while remixes of it appeared on the remix compilation You Can Dance (1987), and her first greatest hits compilation The Immaculate Collection (1990).

Madonna's inspiration behind the song was the dance floor, and she wrote it while watching a handsome Puerto Rican man, across her balcony. Initially written for her friend Mark Kamins, Madonna later decided to use it as the soundtrack of her film Desperately Seeking Susan. "Into the Groove" was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios. A remixed version, titled "Into the Hollywood Groove", was created by Madonna in 2003 for a Gap commercial and featured a rap by Missy Elliott. "Into the Groove" consists of instrumentation from synthesizers and drum machines. Madonna's voice is double tracked in the chorus; the song also consists of musical contrasts, overdubs, and Madonna's voice in lower register during the bridge. The lyrics of the song are simple, written as an invitation to dance with the singer. However, it carries sexual innuendos and undertones in the meaning.

Madonna and Stephen Bray wrote this song. According to the book 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh, Bray was having trouble with the bridge when Madonna walked into the studio, stepped up to the microphone and sang, "live out your fantasy here with me."

The song was appreciated by contemporary critics as well as authors, who frequently called it "Madonna's first great single". The song was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom, where it was Madonna's first number-one single. In the United States, the song was only available as the B-side of the 12-inch single of "Angel", therefore it was ineligible to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 according to the rules at the time. By the end of the 1980s, "Into the Groove" was honored by Billboard magazine as the Dance Single of the Decade.

On August 17, 1985, this hit the top spot in the UK, with a re-released "Holiday" at #2. This made Madonna just the fourth artist to hold the top two spots on the chart simultaneously. The only others to do it were The Beatles, John Lennon, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

A music video, consisting of clips from the film, was released to accompany the song. The song has been performed by Madonna in most of her concert tours, including the Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008–09), where she performed it while doing Double Dutch jump rope. "Into the Groove" has been covered by a number of artists, including Australian singer Dannii Minogue, who combined the song with her single "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" in 2003.

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39. Tori Amos - Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden remix) [1996/1997]
190PTS // 5 VOTERS: [NICKF1 62, SHOLASBOY 60, JSZMILES 51, BISCUITS 10, ANDIIVERSEN 7]

"Professional Widow" is a 1996 song written by singer-songwriter Tori Amos. It is a harpsichord-driven rock dirge and was included on her 1996 album Boys for Pele.

The eponymous "professional widow" is widely rumoured to be Courtney Love, former wife of Kurt Cobain, whom Trent Reznor blames for the destruction of the friendship (whatever its extent) between himself and Amos. In 1999, Reznor's band Nine Inch Nails released a single called "Starfu**ers, Inc.", with "Starfu**er" being a word that appears in "Professional Widow".

Lyrically the song borrows directly from the short story "The Sphinx" by Edgar Allan Poe. Specifically the lyric "what is termed a landslide of principal proportion" is taken from the line "what is termed a land-slide, of the principal portion of its trees"; and the lyric "prism perfect" from the line "in shape a perfect prism."

"Professional Widow" was released in July 1996 as a the third single from the "Boys For Pele" album in the US, containing remixes by house music producers Armand van Helden and MK. The single reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

This song is notable for the bassline by Armand Van Helden, which may have started the speed garage movement. Armand Van Helden's remixed version uses only snippets of Tori Amos' original record. However he did not receive any remuneration for this mix as he presented it uncommissioned.

Tori Amos is quoted in 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh as saying: "I was called by a friend who was the head of dance at Atlantic America and he had the feeling that Armand van Helden could do something with the album. Boys For Pele was a very extreme record and very acoustic and Armand said he understood the character of the girl in 'Professional Widow.' He did a great job on it but it's not really a song anymore - it is a vibe with a groove."

In the same book, Armand van Helden tells a slightly different story: "A man called Johnny D who worked as A&R and street promotions manager at Atlantic had dinner with Tori Amos and he suggested that I remix 'Professional Widow.' Tori made only one suggestion and that was to make it different. I was free to experiment and having just returned from Ibiza, I was feeling extra creative."

An edited version of the Armand's Star Trunk Funkin' Mix of "Professional Widow" was originally released as a double A-side single with "Hey Jupiter" in Europe and Australasia. In December 1996, the single was released as an A-side in Europe, under the expanded title "Professional Widow (It's Got to Be Big)", and reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1997. This release contained additional remixes of the track by Mr. Roy.

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38. Fatboy Slim - Praise You [1998/1999]
190PTS // 5 VOTERS: [NAVI 64, TONI_PEST 61, NICKF1 37, BLOVER 19, EROTICA 9]

"Praise You" is a song by British big beat musician Fatboy Slim. It was released as the third single from his second studio album, You've Come a Long Way, Baby, in 1999. It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, number four in Canada, number six in the Republic of Ireland and number thirty six in the United States.

The song features a prominent vocal sample from the opening of "Take Yo' Praise" by Camille Yarbrough, as well as a prominent piano sample from the track "Balance and Rehearsal" from a test album entitled Sessions released by audio electronics company JBL. The song also features a guitar sample from the opening of "It's a Small World" from the Disneyland Records-released album Mickey Mouse Disco, and the song's bridge also samples the theme from the cartoon series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

Al Gore used this while campaigning for President in 2000. Slim's response: "Thank God it wasn't the Republicans. I would have had to sue." When British Prime Minister Tony Blair borrowed this in 1999, pundits took exception to the line, "I have to praise you like I should," accusing the New Labour leader of rampant egotism. Slim was unimpressed; "Somehow it's become the anthem of the soft left," he shrugged. It has been used in various media, including the soundtrack to the 1999 movie Cruel Intentions.

The accompanying video for "Praise You" was directed by Spike Jonze with Roman Coppola. Jonze starred in the film under the pseudonym Richard Koufey, along with a fictional dance group The Torrance Community Dance Group. The video intro described it as "A Torrance Public Film Production".

The video was shot guerrilla-style (that is, on location without obtaining permission from the owners of the property) in front of puzzled onlookers outside a movie theatre in Westwood, California. In the video, Jonze and the dance group dance to "Praise You", much to the chagrin of a theatre employee who turns off their portable stereo. One of the actor-dancers in the fictional dance group, Michael Gier, documents the making of the "Praise You" video on his website.

The "Praise You" video was made only because Jonze, unable to work with Fatboy Slim on the video for "The Rockafeller Skank", recorded and sent his own solo dance video to "Skank" as a gift; Jonze's 'alternate' music video was so well-received by Slim that Jonze's fictional Torrance Community Dance Group was green-lighted for the official video for "Praise You".[citation needed]

Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) is briefly seen in the video as one of the many onlookers, with the clearest view shown at the conclusion of the video, while Jonze claims his "b-boy moves" was from living in New York. Cook curiously peers over Jonze to catch a glimpse of the camera before walking off to the right.

The video reportedly cost only US$800 to produce, with most of that money going towards a replacement boombox and food for the cast and crew.[citation needed]

The video won three major awards at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards: Breakthrough Video, Best Direction (awarded to "Torrance Community Dance Group"), and Best Choreography (awarded to "Richard Koufey & Michael Rooney"). It was also nominated for, but did not win, Best Dance Video. The group also put on a dance performance to the song at the awards. In 2001, it was voted number one of the 100 best videos of all time, in a poll to mark the 20th anniversary of MTV.

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Postby jszmiles » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:12 pm

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3 Wamdue Project - King Of My Castle [67]
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5 Galantis - Gold Dust [107]
6 Iio - Rapture [56]
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8 Kosheen - Catch [147]
9 Shanks & Bigfoot - Sweet Like Chocolate [218]
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11 White Town – Your woman [196]
12 Kosheen - Hide U [45]
13 Télépopmusik - Breathe [250]
14 Cher - Believe [60]
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18 B.B.E. - Flash [217]
19 X-Perience – A Neverending Dream [272]
20 Tori Amos - Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden remix) [40]
21 Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone [51]
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23 Energy 52 - Cafe del Mar [122]
24 Eric Prydz – Pjanoo [43]
25 MJ Cole feat. Elisabeth Troy- Sincere [173]
26 BBE - Seven Days and One Week [157]
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29 Moby - Disco Lies [54]
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31 Riva ft. Dannii Minogue - Who Do You Love Now? [177]
32 Corona - Rhythm Of The Night [131]
33 Gina G. - Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit [118]
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36 Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) [176]
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39 Michael Jackson – History [84]
40 Seal – The right life [340]
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42 U96 - Das Boot [100]
43 Opus III - It's A Fine Day [284]
44 Michael Gray ft. Shelley Poole - Borderline [87]
45 The Soundlovers – Run-a-way [243]
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48 Moony - Dove (I'll Be Loving You) [109]
49
50 Uniting Nations - Out Of Touch [49]
51 Madonna - Jump [329]
52 Giorgio Moroder - Chase [373]
53 The Chemical brothers - Galvanize [46]
54 Ultra Nate - Free [207]
55 Moloko - Sing It Back [161]
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57 Vinylshakerz – One Night In Bangkok [81]
58 Rednex - Cotton Eyed Joe [227]
59 Pendulum - The Island Pt I [74]
60 The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats [384]
61 Fragma - You Are Alive [319]
62 Max Graham vs Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart [180]
63 Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom [93]
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65 The Prodigy - No Good (Start The Dance) [320]
66 Falco – Mutter der Mann mit dem Koks ist da [362]
67 Nero - Two Minds [337]
68 Tim Berg - Seek Bromance [215]
69 Jam & Spoon - Right In The Night [151]
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71 Michael Gray – Somewhere Beyond [DNC]
72 Daft Punk - Da Funk [399]
73 Tamperer featuring Maya - Feel It [90]
74 Gala - Freed From Desire [50]
75 Soulsearcher - Can't Get Enough [388]
76 Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky [257]
77 The Disco Boys – For You [326]
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79 La Bouche - Sweet Dreams [236]
80 Madonna - Into The Groove [41]
81 Stonebridge featuring Therese - Put Em High [57]
82 Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine – Doctor Pressure [101]
83 Morgan Page - In the Air (ft. Sultan + Shepard, BT and Angela McClusky) [300]
84 Tina Cousins - Wonderful Life [154]
85 Seal – Amazing [DNC]
86 Freemasons & Wynter Gordon - Believer [139]
87 Duke Dumont ft. A*M*E* - Need U (100%) [422]
88
89 Redlight - Get Out My Head [357]
90 Corona - Baby Baby [155]
91 Donna Summer - I Feel Love [44]
92
93 Sash! - Encore Une Fois [79]
94 Groove Coverage – Poison [412]
95 Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette - Hello [185]
96 Alex Gaudino ft. Crystal Waters - Destination Calabria [349]
97 4 Strings - Take Me Away (into The Night) [423]
98 Global Deejays – The Sound of San Francisco [80]
99
100 David Morales - Needin U [111]


Professional Widow is extraordinary #1! I would never expect it to score #1 in UK, not that I don't like the fact it scored that position, it's one of the highlights of 1997!

Pjanoo, may be a bit generic, but it really does sound fantastic for me, there were many great vocal mash-ups with this track, "Pjanoo Fever" is my favourite.

I Feel Love and Into The Groove are classics, almost made my top 70
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Postby Affillate » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:12 am

Just one more from my list out in each of those batches.

Break Free was a great recent smash for me, my #6. Clarity is yet to appear, as is Stayin' Alive from the Bee Gees. Interesting bit of trivia of Cascada's Fever using elements of Pjanoo. Call On Me is also still coming up. I thought Titanium may have been voted more, so I chucked it 5 points in my lower half, somewhat strategically. Another one which is a bit of a recent classic from the 2010's.

The Uniting Nations track was great too, didn't make my votes but I would have prob voted this over You & Me, even though they're kinda similar. I Voted Catch in over Hide U. Galvanize in some parts reminds me a little of BEP's later track 'Imma Be' (2009). :P The Professional Widow remix is funky.

Speaking of sampling, Praise You was cool, If 'Right Here, Right Now' or maybe 'Weapon Of Choice' was nominated however I may have considered throwing some votes, and Donna Summer's I Feel Love (heres a link to a studio audio) has been the basis of a few samples, Including Madonna's Future Lovers in 2005 (Fellow COADF track Hung Up wasn't nominated, however its famous ABBA sample was and is still to come here. :) ). Madonna also pops up here with Into The Groove. Great jam, The Dannii Minogue mash up is also well done. Madonna is not done on the countdown yet, another song is yet to appear (Vogue).

My List wrote:2. Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom! (#93)
3. Freestylers - Push Up (#102)
6. Ariana Grande ft. Zedd - Break Free (#42)
7. DB Boulevard - Point Of View (#225)
8. iiO - Rapture (#56)
9. Amber - This Is Your Night (#232)
11. Madison Avenue - Who The Hell Are You (#240)
13. Bomfunk MCs - Freestyler (#75)
15. Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing (#62)
16. Corona - Baby Baby (#155)
17. Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous (#247)
19. Alcazar - Crying At The Discotheque (#133)
20. A Studio ft. Polina - S.O.S. (#276)
23. Motiv8 - Rockin' For Myself (#289)
24. Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive (#88)
25. Skrillex ft. Sirah - Bangarang (#124)
26. Pendulum - Watercolour (#92)
27. Example - Changed The Way You Kiss Me (#178)
28. Utah Saints - Something Good '08 (#264)
30. Infernal – From Paris To Berlin (#108)
31. DJ Sammy - The Boys Of Summer (#316)
32. The Supermen Lovers featuring Mani Hoffman - Starlight (#119)
33. Havana Brown - We Run The Night (#222)
34. Yazoo - Don't Go (#115)
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36. ATB - 9PM (Till I Come) (#73)
37. Shapeshifters - Back To Basics (#231)
38. Years & Years - King (#61)
40. Love Inc. - Broken Bones (#338)
41. Will.I.am feat. Eva Simons - This Is Love (#346)
42. Pandora - A Little Bit (#348)
43. Peking Duk ft. Nicole Millar - High (#353)
44. Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MO - Lean On (#70)
45. Moony - Dove (I'll Be Loving You) (#109)
46. Sneaky Sound System - I Love It (#361)
48. Kosheen - Catch (#147)
50. D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better (#211)
51. Room 5 ft. Oliver Cheatham - Make Luv (#270)
52. Cascada - Everytime We Touch (#168)
53. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet (#76)
54. Madonna - Jump (#329)
55. Clean Bandit - Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) (#141)
56. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (#125)
57. Sash! - Encore Une Fois (#79)
58. Max Graham vs Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart (#180)
59. Tim Deluxe ft. Sam Obernik - It Just Won't Do (#395)
61. Mylo vs. Miami Sound Machine - Doctor Pressure (#101)
62. Britney Spears - Work Bitch (#114)
63. Scooter - The Logical Song (#408)
64. Urban Cookie Collective - The Key... The Secret (#285)
66. David Guetta ft. Sia - Titanium (#48)
67. Crystal Waters - 100% Pure Love (#195)
68. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (#176)
69. Haddaway - What Is Love (#68)
70. Dee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart (#86)
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Postby matthew_dixon » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:38 pm

"Praise You" is not my thing. "Professional Widow" was good but overrated. NH that Ariana Grande one. "Pjanoo" is passable but nothing remarkable. "Into The Groove" is plain not dance.

Now, I know I've just said "Into The Groove" isn't dance, and arguably the same could be said for "I Feel Love". However, it's SUCH a seminal electronica track, and modern dance music owes it so much, I didn't just vote it, I put it top 10 in my votes!

1. N-Trance featuring Kelly Llorenna - Set You Free (204)
2. The Supermen Lovers featuring Mani Hoffman - Starlight (119)
3. Shamen - LSI (129)
4. Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode (149)
5. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet (76)
6. Dario G - Sunchyme (52)
7.
8. Dina Carroll - Without Love (169)
9. M People - One Night In Heaven (234)
10. Donna Summer - I Feel Love (44)
11. The KLF feat. Tammy Wynette - Justified and Ancient (95)
12. JX - There's Nothing I Won't Do (142)
13. Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme (112)
14. Kylie Minogue - Your Disco Needs You (82)
15.
16. Kosheen - Hide U (45)
17. DJ Luck and MC Neat - A Little Bit Of Luck (267)
18. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky (257)
19. Groove Armada - At The River (271)
20. M People - Sight For Sore Eyes (278)
21. The KLF - Last Train To Transcentral (64)
22. M People - Moving On Up (162)
23. Ultra Nate - Free (207)
24. Shamen - Phorever People (294)
25. DJ Luck and MC Neat featuring JJ - Masterblaster 2000 (295)
26. Jealousy - Lucy (85)
27. Prodigy - Out Of Space (253)
28. Urban Cookie Collective - The Key... The Secret (285)
29. Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing (127)
30. Stonebridge featuring Therese - Put Em High (57)
31. Frigid Vinegar - Dogmanaut 2000 (317)
32. M People - Itchycoo Park (322)
33. The KLF - 3AM Eternal (160)
34. Dario G - Dream To Me (128)
35.
36.
37. Smart E's - Sesame's Treat (333)
38.
39.
40. David Guetta vs the Egg - Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away) (152)
41. Nina Simone vs Groovefinder - Ain't Got No (I Got Life) (344)
42. The Chemical brothers - Galvanize (46)
43. Moloko - Sing It Back (161)
44. Aurora featuring Naimee Coleman - Ordinary World (354)
45. Tamperer featuring Maya - If You Buy This Record, Your Life Will Be Better (358)
46. Moloko - Indigo (360)
47. Jamiroquai - Canned Heat (260)
48. D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better (211)
49. Opus III - It's A Fine Day (284)
50. Calvin Harris - Acceptable In The 80s (325)
51. Boney M - Daddy Cool (214)
52.
53. Les Rhythmes Digitales - Jacques Your Body (379)
54. Bomfunk MCs - Freestyler (75)
55. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood (remix) (130)
56. Fragma - You Are Alive (319)
57. Tina Cousins - Pray (184)
58. Shamen - Boss Drum (391)
59. Air - Sexy Boy (194)
60.
61. PF Project featuring Ewan McGregor - Choose Life (402)
62. Cher - Believe (60)
63. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (176)
64. 2 Unlimited – No Limit (94)
65.
66. M People - How Can I Love You More? (418)
67. DJ Luck and MC Neat - Piano Loco (419)
68. Freddie Mercury – Living on my own (396)
69. Fatboy Slim featuring Macy Gray - Demons (424)
70. Alcazar - Crying At The Discotheque (133)
71. Black Box - Ride On Time (58)
72. Mekon featuring Roxanne Shante - What's Going On? (DNC)
73. Gorillaz - 19-2000 (remix) (268)
74. DJ Dee-Kline - I Don't Smoke (DNC)
75. Sunblock featuring Robin Beck - The First Time (341)
76. Loop da Loop - Hazel (DNC)
77. Wookie - Battle (DNC)
78. Yazz and the Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up (188)
79.
80. David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over (71)
81.
82. Milky - Just The Way You Are (53)
83.
84. Black Legend - You See The Trouble With Me (205)
85. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (125)
86. Jakatta featuring Seal - My Vision (DNC)
87. Groove Armada featuring Mutya Buena - Song 4 Mutya (DNC)
88. Daddy DJ - Daddy DJ (393)
89.
90. ABBA - Voulez-Vous (65)
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Countdown: #37-32

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37. New Order - Blue Monday [1983/1988,1995]
192PTS //5 VOTERS: [NAVI 70, TREBOR 61, TONI_PEST 35, ANDIIVERSEN 19, JSZMILES 7]

"Blue Monday" is a single released in 1983 by British rock band New Order, later remixed in 1988 and 1995. The song has been widely remixed and covered since its original release, and became a popular anthem in the dance club scene. It is the biggest-selling 12" single of all time.

This song is believed to be about either drug addiction, child abuse or a failed relationship. The line, "How does it feel? To treat me like you do" could refer to either the drugs or a partner.

The lyric was written by the group's guitarist/lead singer Bernard Sumner, who copped to being (along with the rest of the band) under the influence of LSD while making the song.

When we asked New Order's bass player Peter Hook for some insight, he said: "I don't think there is a great deal to tell behind the lyrics if I am going to be brutally honest! It was just one of those things where Barney just went for it and the rest was history."

This is the best-selling 12-inch single of all time in Britain, a fact pointed out in the movie 24 Hour Party people, which chronicles the rise of their label, Factory Records. It is also one of the longest charting singles ever, at 7:25. The single wasn't issued as a traditional 7 inch until 1988, which helped boost sales of the 12 inch.

The title is not mentioned in the lyrics, which is true of many New Order songs. The band took the song's name from an illustration in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions, which Stephen Morris was reading. One of its illustrations read: "Goodbye Blue Monday," referring to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.

New Order came up with the rhythm when they were experimenting with a new Oberheim DMX drum machine they had purchased. In the Guardian newspaper of February 24, 2006, Peter Hook explained: "Bernard [Sumner] and Stephen [Morris] were the instigators. It was their enthusiasm for new technology. The drum pattern was ripped off from a Donna Summer B-side. We'd finished the drum pattern and we were really happy, then Steve accidentally kicked out the drum machine lead so we had to start from scratch and it was never as good.

The technology was forever breaking down and the studio was really archaic. Kraftwerk booked it after us because they wanted to emulate 'Blue Monday.' They gave up after four or five days. It was a collection of soundbites - it sort of grew and grew. When we got to the end I went in and jammed the bass; I stole a riff from Ennio Morricone. Bernard went in and jammed the vocals. They're not about Ian Curtis; we wanted it to be vague. I was reading about Fats Domino. He had a song called Blue Monday and it was a Monday and we were all miserable so I thought, 'Oh that's quite apt.'"

Keyboardist Gillian Gilbert told The Guardian in a February 2013 interview how the song was made possible, in part, by er, flatulence. "The synthesizer melody is slightly out of sync with the rhythm," she explained. "This was an accident. It was my job to program the entire song from beginning to end, which had to be done manually, by inputting every note.

I had the sequence all written down on loads of A4 paper Sellotaped together the length of the recording studio, like a huge knitting pattern. But I accidentally left a note out, which skewed the melody. We'd bought ourselves an Emulator 1, an early sampler, and used it to add snatches of choir-like voices from Kraftwerk's album Radioactivity, as well as recordings of thunder. Bernard and Stephen had worked out how to use it by spending hours recording farts."

This is one of the most influential Electronica songs. Synthpop was already a major force in British popular music, but this was arguably the first British dance record to crossover to the New York club scene.

In 1988, Quincy Jones and John Potoker remixed the song and released it under the title "Blue Monday 88" (with the instrumental B-Side "Beach Buggy"); the group was signed to Jones' label, Qwest Records. The remix climbed to #3 in the British charts thanks mainly to the record-breaking sales of the 7" version.

In 1995, another remix, this time by the German duo Hardfloor, was released, taking the song to #17 UK.
The sleeve for the single does not display either the group name or song title in plain English anywhere. Instead, the legend "FAC 73 BLUE MONDAY AND THE BEACH NEW ORDER" is represented in code by a series of colored blocks. The key enabling this to be deciphered was printed on the back sleeve of the album Power, Corruption And Lies.

In Q Magazine's 1001 Best Songs Ever issue, Peter Hook says, "I go through stages of intense dislike for 'Blue Monday,' which I'm sure every group does when they get one song they're synonymous with, but the way it keeps getting reinvented is wonderful. It seems to be one of those tracks that's timeless, which is amazing. We were using technology which could have dated like other '80s stuff, but somehow we managed to swerve it. Was that deliberate? No, everything we do is by accident.

The fact that for two years no one spotted that the sleeves cost more to make than the records confirms this. I honestly thought 'Thieves Like Us,' the single after 'Blue Monday,' was far superior. 'Blue Monday''s not a song, it's a feeling, but once people hear that drum riff they're off. People used to go mad when we didn't play it. We had a fight onstage with a DJ in Nottingham once because we wouldn't play it - which was a very New Order thing to do. As You get older and mellower you appreciate what got you where you are. We play it now because people love it."

New Order notoriously insisted on performing this song live on BBC's Top of the Pops at a time when the music show's policy was that artists would mime to a backing track. However, their performance was dogged by technical problems and it came close to a farce. Peter Hook recalled to Mojo magazine November 2008: "We thought that was funny: It was anarchy; Saying that, one of the highlights of my life was being on Top of the Pops. It was the only time when people like my mother and relatives, that didn't have anything to do with us, thought that we'd made it."
American Express used this in advertisements in the 1990s.

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36. The Presets - This Boy's In Love [2008]
197PTS // 4 VOTERS: [NAVI 61, JIMJIM 60, JSZMILES 54, AFFILLATE 22]

"This Boy's in Love" is a song by Australian electronic duo The Presets. It is the second single from their 2008 album Apocalypso.

The music video for "This Boy's in Love" was directed by Danish photographer Casper Balslev. The video filming took over two days. It depicts the band singing and playing in dust and dirty air, and two semi-naked fighters wrestling in milk.

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35. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive [1978]
198PTS // 4 VOTERS: [JIMJIM 65, NAVI 54, BENNY 52, ANDIIVERSEN 27]

"I Will Survive" is a hit song first performed by American singer Gloria Gaynor, released in October 1978. It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris. A top-selling song after its initial release, it has remained a popular disco anthem, as well as being certified double platinum by the RIAA.

The song's lyrics describe the narrator's discovery of personal strength following an initially devastating breakup. It received heavy airplay in 1979, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the UK Singles Chart on consecutive weeks. The song is also frequently recalled as a symbol of female strength and as a gay anthem. In 2016, the Library of Congress deemed Gaynor's original recording to be "culturally, historically, or artistically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Recording Registry.

Gaynor sees this song as just a simple song about survival, regardless of what you have to overcome. She said: "I love the empowering effect, I love the encouraging effect. It's a timeless lyric that addresses a timeless concern."

This won the 1979 Grammy for Best Disco Recording. It was the first and last time that the Grammys offered this category. Gaynor is far and away most famous for this song (her autobiography is even called I Will Survive), but she was a formidable dance singer before she recorded it. She made #9 in 1975 with "Never Can Say Goodbye" and cracked the Hot 100 with her covers of "Walk On By" and "Reach Out, I'll Be There."

Gaynor told Billboard magazine that it doesn't bother her in the least that she will forever be tied to her signature ode. "From the beginning I recognized it was a timeless lyric that everyone could relate to," said Gaynor, "so I don't get tired of singing it. I'm always freshening it up; changing the beat, the lyrics, modernizing the arrangement - I've even stuck a hip-hop section in the middle of it. I become 295% grade A ham when I do this song because people still love it."

A performance by the Northern Ireland singer-songwriter Leah McFall on The UK version of The Voice on June 7, 2013 wowed the judges. The general public was impressed as well as her studio version debuted at #16 on the UK Singles Chart with just 24 hours of sales.

Among the many artists who have covered this: Diana Ross, Selena, Gladys Knight, and Cake. Cake's version provides a gender reversal as it was now a man singing about a woman who he must free himself from emotionally. Their version is slower, implying that he is still trying to get over her. It's also more profane, with "I should have changed that stupid lock" replaced with "I should have changed that f--king lock." Gloria Gaynor says it is her least favorite version of the song.

The song has lived up to its title, returning to the Hot 100 every decade since the 1970s in a number of different guises. Latin R&B/ freestyle singer Safire's version debuted on the chart on December 16, 1989 and peaked at #53 in January 1990. In 1996, R&B singer Chantay's slower, jazzier interpretation climbed to #24 and in 2009 the Pussycat Dolls "Survive" sampling "Hush Hush; Hush Hush" rose to #73. Finally, the Glee Cast's mash-up of the song with Destiny's Child's like-themed "Survivor" reached #51 in 2011. VH1 named this #1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Dance Songs.

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34. Mr. President - Coco Jamboo [1996]
200PTS // 7 VOTERS: [BENNY 61, ANDIIVERSEN 58, JSZMILES 36, JIMJIM 20, SHOLASBOY 14, CZB 6, NICKF1 5]

"Coco Jamboo" is a song by German Eurodance group Mr. President. It was released in March 1996 as the lead single from their second studio album We See the Same Sun.

The song was a hit in many European countries, reaching the top ten on many European charts. It also gave them their only chart entry in the United States, peaking at number 21 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in September 1997.

The song's music video, released in April 1996, featured the band's members walking on a beach and performing the song during the Brazilian Carnival. It was filmed in Venezuela. During the 1996 holiday season, a Christmas-themed version of "Coco Jamboo" was released by the band, featuring new lyrics and festive instruments. It is currently viewable on YouTube.

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33. Michael Gray - The Weekend [2004]
200PTS // 6 VOTERS: [AFFILLATE 67, EROTICA 64, BISCUITS 28, JIMJIM 25, BENNY 13, NICKF1 3]

"The Weekend" is a song by British DJ and house music producer Michael Gray. It was released in November 2004 and debuted and peaked at Number 7 in the UK charts, was number-one in Poland and Top 10 in Australia. The main singer is Shena. The dancers in the official video are Sarah Merry, Jodie Leigh, Ideta Kimso and Laura Muncey.

The song adapts the line "I can't wait for Saturday to begin" from "Get Down Saturday Night" by Oliver Cheatham, who is co-credited as a writer.

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32. The Prodigy - Voodoo People / (Pendulum Remix) [1994/2005]
200PTS // 4 VOTERS: [TONI_PEST 68, NAVI 66, NICKF1 35, BLOVER 31]

"Voodoo People" is a song by British electronic group The Prodigy, released as their eighth single on 12 September 1994. It was the third single from the album Music for the Jilted Generation. It was also released as a 12" single and in EP format in the United States in 1995 through Mute Records.

The spoken parts ("... the voodoo who do what you don't dare do people...") are taken from "The Shalimar," written and performed by Gylan Kain, one of The Last Poets. The original video was directed by Walter Stern and Russell Curtis. It was filmed on location in Saint Lucia and it showed Leeroy Thornhill as a voodoo priest. This version included scenes featuring real witch Doctors, but these were cut because of problems with television censorship. A number of other more graphic versions of the video are available, one of them appearing in the Prodigy's Electronic Punks documentary.[citation needed]

The main riff in the song is based on a sample of the Nirvana song "Very Ape" from their third studio album In Utero.

"Voodoo People" / "Out of Space" is the seventeenth single released by the British dance act The Prodigy on 3 October 2005, and was the only single released from their compilation album Their Law: The Singles 1990–2005. The single was released as a double A-side, and peaked at number twenty in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Most releases featured two remixes, "Voodoo People" remixed by Pendulum & featuring Tom Morello and "Out of Space" remixed by Audio Bullys. Some versions also featured "Smack My Bitch Up" remixed by Sub Focus as a B-side, and other versions of the title tracks. Pendulum's remix of "Voodoo People" was accompanied by a music video, directed by Ron Scalpello.

It is based on a scene from the Spanish movie Intacto, a film themed around luck and games of chance. The video was filmed in Romford Market in London, England.

The video features several people racing blindfolded, with their hands bound. It could be compared to the video game Frogger, in which all participants must avoid the obstacles within a city. Though, since they could not see the obstacles, it was more of a 'last man standing' game. Several members of the band were spectators in the video, while the winner of the race was Sharky, a former member of The Prodigy who left shortly after the band formed.

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Postby matthew_dixon » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:58 pm

NH that Prodigy one. NH OF the Presets! :o

Michael Gray one is average. Mr President one is nothing special. Gloria Gaynor - more disco than dance, and overrated to boot. Similarly New Order are not THAT dance, and "Blue Monday" is very overrated - though I did find a space for it just outside my votes.

Have I missed the announcement of "Is It Cos I'm Cool?" by Mousse T? Can't imagine it being THIS high!

1. N-Trance featuring Kelly Llorenna - Set You Free (204)
2. The Supermen Lovers featuring Mani Hoffman - Starlight (119)
3. Shamen - LSI (129)
4. Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode (149)
5. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet (76)
6. Dario G - Sunchyme (52)
7.
8. Dina Carroll - Without Love (169)
9. M People - One Night In Heaven (234)
10. Donna Summer - I Feel Love (44)
11. The KLF feat. Tammy Wynette - Justified and Ancient (95)
12. JX - There's Nothing I Won't Do (142)
13. Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme (112)
14. Kylie Minogue - Your Disco Needs You (82)
15.
16. Kosheen - Hide U (45)
17. DJ Luck and MC Neat - A Little Bit Of Luck (267)
18. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky (257)
19. Groove Armada - At The River (271)
20. M People - Sight For Sore Eyes (278)
21. The KLF - Last Train To Transcentral (64)
22. M People - Moving On Up (162)
23. Ultra Nate - Free (207)
24. Shamen - Phorever People (294)
25. DJ Luck and MC Neat featuring JJ - Masterblaster 2000 (295)
26. Jealousy - Lucy (85)
27. Prodigy - Out Of Space (253)
28. Urban Cookie Collective - The Key... The Secret (285)
29. Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing (127)
30. Stonebridge featuring Therese - Put Em High (57)
31. Frigid Vinegar - Dogmanaut 2000 (317)
32. M People - Itchycoo Park (322)
33. The KLF - 3AM Eternal (160)
34. Dario G - Dream To Me (128)
35.
36.
37. Smart E's - Sesame's Treat (333)
38.
39.
40. David Guetta vs the Egg - Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away) (152)
41. Nina Simone vs Groovefinder - Ain't Got No (I Got Life) (344)
42. The Chemical brothers - Galvanize (46)
43. Moloko - Sing It Back (161)
44. Aurora featuring Naimee Coleman - Ordinary World (354)
45. Tamperer featuring Maya - If You Buy This Record, Your Life Will Be Better (358)
46. Moloko - Indigo (360)
47. Jamiroquai - Canned Heat (260)
48. D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better (211)
49. Opus III - It's A Fine Day (284)
50. Calvin Harris - Acceptable In The 80s (325)
51. Boney M - Daddy Cool (214)
52.
53. Les Rhythmes Digitales - Jacques Your Body (379)
54. Bomfunk MCs - Freestyler (75)
55. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood (remix) (130)
56. Fragma - You Are Alive (319)
57. Tina Cousins - Pray (184)
58. Shamen - Boss Drum (391)
59. Air - Sexy Boy (194)
60.
61. PF Project featuring Ewan McGregor - Choose Life (402)
62. Cher - Believe (60)
63. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (176)
64. 2 Unlimited – No Limit (94)
65.
66. M People - How Can I Love You More? (418)
67. DJ Luck and MC Neat - Piano Loco (419)
68. Freddie Mercury – Living on my own (396)
69. Fatboy Slim featuring Macy Gray - Demons (424)
70. Alcazar - Crying At The Discotheque (133)
71. Black Box - Ride On Time (58)
72. Mekon featuring Roxanne Shante - What's Going On? (DNC)
73. Gorillaz - 19-2000 (remix) (268)
74. DJ Dee-Kline - I Don't Smoke (DNC)
75. Sunblock featuring Robin Beck - The First Time (341)
76. Loop da Loop - Hazel (DNC)
77. Wookie - Battle (DNC)
78. Yazz and the Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up (188)
79.
80. David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over (71)
81.
82. Milky - Just The Way You Are (53)
83. New Order - Blue Monday (38)
84. Black Legend - You See The Trouble With Me (205)
85. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (125)
86. Jakatta featuring Seal - My Vision (DNC)
87. Groove Armada featuring Mutya Buena - Song 4 Mutya (DNC)
88. Daddy DJ - Daddy DJ (393)
89.
90. ABBA - Voulez-Vous (65)
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Postby Benny » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:57 pm

"Coco Jamboo" is my number one guilty pleasure song, I looooovvvve it! :D :oops:

"I Will Survive" is the definition of a disco anthem, nice to see it in the top 40.
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Postby toni_pest » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:34 pm

Yasss voodoo people, a workout anthem of a generation
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Postby Erotica » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:36 pm

Glad that Out Of Touch and The Weekend are so high, some of my favourites, loved the dance songs back then

also happy about Pjanoo and Praise you

but Ariana Grande :-? :o
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Postby Affillate » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:57 am

Another two out there, including my #4, Michael Gray's The Weekend.

Also gave a few points to The Presets' This Boy's In Love, over My People (which dropped out somewhere in the earlier Bubbling Under IIRC). Great track and video. Apocalypso was very popular in Australia, a #1 on the albums chart, it claimed a few awards including AOTY at the 2008 ARIAs (on a night that was being cleaned up by Gabriella Cilmi also, although she wasn't nominated for AOTY), its been said allegedly it was an influence to Will.I.Am for the dance direction BEP took with The E.N.D. album in 2009.

A few of their tracks I've seen used in ads here too (and a lot of those being car commercials IIRC, including earlier single 'Are You The One' from Beams; and 'Ghosts' from 2012's Pacifica album). I considered nominating 'Talk Like That' also from Apocalypso.

I considered voting Blue Monday (another 80's track, and has been mashed up with Kylie's CGYOOMH and also a basis sample for Rihanna's Shut Up and Drive in 2007). I Will Survive, disco classic, although there is still more disco to come on the countdown. Prodigy's Voodoo People's nom was the remix, but the original is also pretty dance IMO, it has some kinda Drum and bass going on.

Coco Jamboo is a slight surprise for me being this high, and a 7 voter. I guess it could be seen as somewhere between kinda Boney M style disco/caribbean and something a little europoppy like Aqua maybe. Very catchy.

matthew_dixon wrote:Have I missed the announcement of "Is It Cos I'm Cool?" by Mousse T? Can't imagine it being THIS high!
Yes. It was one of the 'new' entries in Bubbling Under 1 & 2 after Sholas' vote reversal:
376 Mousse T featuring Emma Langford - Is It Cos I'm Cool [19PTS // SHOLASBOY 13, NICKF1 6]

'Horny' is still to appear however. ;):P

My List wrote:2. Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom! (#93)
3. Freestylers - Push Up (#102)
4. Michael Gray - The Weekend (#34)
6. Ariana Grande ft. Zedd - Break Free (#42)
7. DB Boulevard - Point Of View (#225)
8. iiO - Rapture (#56)
9. Amber - This Is Your Night (#232)
11. Madison Avenue - Who The Hell Are You (#240)
13. Bomfunk MCs - Freestyler (#75)
15. Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing (#62)
16. Corona - Baby Baby (#155)
17. Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous (#247)
19. Alcazar - Crying At The Discotheque (#133)
20. A Studio ft. Polina - S.O.S. (#276)
23. Motiv8 - Rockin' For Myself (#289)
24. Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive (#88)
25. Skrillex ft. Sirah - Bangarang (#124)
26. Pendulum - Watercolour (#92)
27. Example - Changed The Way You Kiss Me (#178)
28. Utah Saints - Something Good '08 (#264)
30. Infernal – From Paris To Berlin (#108)
31. DJ Sammy - The Boys Of Summer (#316)
32. The Supermen Lovers featuring Mani Hoffman - Starlight (#119)
33. Havana Brown - We Run The Night (#222)
34. Yazoo - Don't Go (#115)
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36. ATB - 9PM (Till I Come) (#73)
37. Shapeshifters - Back To Basics (#231)
38. Years & Years - King (#61)
40. Love Inc. - Broken Bones (#338)
41. Will.I.am feat. Eva Simons - This Is Love (#346)
42. Pandora - A Little Bit (#348)
43. Peking Duk ft. Nicole Millar - High (#353)
44. Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MO - Lean On (#70)
45. Moony - Dove (I'll Be Loving You) (#109)
46. Sneaky Sound System - I Love It (#361)
48. Kosheen - Catch (#147)
49. The Presets - This Boy's In Love (#37)
50. D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better (#211)
51. Room 5 ft. Oliver Cheatham - Make Luv (#270)
52. Cascada - Everytime We Touch (#168)
53. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet (#76)
54. Madonna - Jump (#329)
55. Clean Bandit - Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) (#141)
56. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (#125)
57. Sash! - Encore Une Fois (#79)
58. Max Graham vs Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart (#180)
59. Tim Deluxe ft. Sam Obernik - It Just Won't Do (#395)
61. Mylo vs. Miami Sound Machine - Doctor Pressure (#101)
62. Britney Spears - Work Bitch (#114)
63. Scooter - The Logical Song (#408)
64. Urban Cookie Collective - The Key... The Secret (#285)
66. David Guetta ft. Sia - Titanium (#48)
67. Crystal Waters - 100% Pure Love (#195)
68. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (#176)
69. Haddaway - What Is Love (#68)
70. Dee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart (#86)
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Postby NothingFails » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:26 am

matthew_dixon wrote: Gloria Gaynor - more disco than dance, and overrated to boot. Similarly New Order are not THAT dance, and "Blue Monday" is very overrated - though I did find a space for it just outside my votes.[/size]
We def have different ideas on dance music. Had I compiled a list, it would've been very disco/synth-pop heavy, which was dance music of its time moreso than post-2000 dance music :lol: :lol: :lol:
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