Wednesday, December 16, 2009

DJ for a nite - This party needs YOU!!!!

Evenin' all. Just popping in to make use of the collective wealth of musical know how that is our very own 'Spill. And that means YOU. Here's the brief: a very dear friend of mine is organising a New Year's party in his house so we can "all have a bit of a dance". Now we are talking French people of an age range of, say, between 35 and 55. We are talking global, planetary chunes which have made people bop "from Lake Geneva to the Finland station". I'm talking "holiday" by Madonna. That global. I've already made a playlist which I submit to your wise approval. And what I want to know is....

What real classics have I missed out and what should not, under any circumstances, be included in that list (otherwise I shall spend a sh_t evening...).

p.s spare a thought for me and give me some hip stuff too - even if I'm alone on the dance floor...



Discover the playlist PARTY LIST with Yannick

58 comments:

FP said...

It's FP by the way - but you knew that...

CaroleBristol said...

Mory Kanté - Yé ké yé ké

It was a huge hit in 1987, especially in France.

I remember being in La Baule in Brittany that Summer and it was playing in almost every bar you went into.

FP said...

YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

Blimpy said...

I used to run a music night that attracted alt rock kids, indie kids, metal kids, and other assorted weirdos - the only tune i used to spin that got them all nodding their heads was "gigantic" by the pixies.

hope this helps!

ejay said...

I didn't say I Want You Back by the J5. I'll get to the "don'ts" after I've made a few positive contributions.
Also, two songs whose endurance in nightclubs (I mean the ones young people go to), Murder She Wrote by Chaka Demus & Pliers and Jump Around by House Of Pain.

FP said...

Thanks guys, they're going in. BTW you'll get feedback on this.... :-))) I've included Fight the power for me and confidently expect to be alone onthe dance floor

CaroleBristol said...

Outkast - Hey Ya!

Earth, Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland

FP said...

Oh God I forgot Boogie Wonderland!!! Dooooohhhh!!!!!

ejay said...

I didn't say I Want You Back by the J5. I'll get to the "don'ts" after I've made a few positive contributions.
Also, two songs whose endurance in nightclubs (I mean the ones young people go to), Murder She Wrote by Chaka Demus & Pliers and Jump Around by House Of Pain.
C'est Comme ça by Rita Mitsouko, although I see you've already got Marcia Baila. Too Young and If I Ever Feel Better by Phoenix.
How about some Enrico Macias, some Kassav. Man Smart (Woman Smarter), Coconut Woman and Jump In The Line by Harry Belafonte.
I'd give a go to Dizzee Rascal's Holiday, We Are The People by Empire Of The Sun to get you started.

ejay said...

Oops, meant to say I didn't "see" I Want You Back.

FP said...

Good call on Kassav, Frenchy. I was wondering whether to Zouk 'em. wise words....

FP said...

J'avais compris.

ejay said...

Mano Negra with King Kong Five and Mala Vida!

FP said...

oui!! Oui!! OUI!!!!

FP said...

Annnd we're missing YMCA as well...

ejay said...

I would change Mustang Sally to Wilson Pickett's version, actually might go for In The Midnight Hour instead.
Yannick's Ces Soirees-la, and Simply Red will stip me right in my dance moves. For the former, I would go for Cloclo or Frankie Valli (I'm sure you'll have a few asking you if you know that it's originally a Claude song), but then again it's your partym and you can play what you want to.
Hey, It's My Party by Lesley Gore! I'm sure there's a French version too.

CaroleBristol said...

If you want a bit of fromage how about Holly Vallance and Kiss Kiss?

I'd also think that Transvision Vamp's Baby I Don't Care would be worth including, also the B-52s and Love Shack

ejay said...

Pata Pata!

FP said...

Yes to kiss kiss and HOW could I forget Love Shack???? That would wake the dead. We need walk like an egypsheeyan as well....

Makinavaja said...

Any Mecano in there? If not "Maquillaje" always seems to go down well!

FP said...

Tee Hee Frenchy you're as purist as me.... I just felt that the Yannik versiosn would have more appeal. Mind you, given the age of the invités I night be better off with the Clo Clo verssion. Do we need some Dalida in there?

mcshane said...

Shantel - Disko boy

bouncy!

FP said...

Hey Maki - I love Mecano - great call!!

FP said...

Great call on Disko Boy to bounce around to after too much Pol Roger

CaroleBristol said...

Beyoncé - Crazy In Love

Moloko - Sing It Back

Daft Punk - One More Time

Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper

ejay said...

Dalida's got more slow numbers, no?
A bit of Sly, Dance To The Music maybe?
You know us frogs like a bit of Prince, take your pick.
I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
Move Your Feet by Junior Senior
Should I Stay Or SHould I Go - The Clash

FP said...

I've got Kiss by Prince -sinon super surtout the Clash. Un grand oui!!!!!

Makinavaja said...

And if people want to get a little pseudo flamenco as the night wears on a try out their cava-fuelled "taconeo" (stamping, basically) artistry "Una Rosa es Una Rosa" (Mecano, again)is the can't fall off option!

FP said...

Idly toying with "Fuck the pain away". Well they won't understand the lyrics... No?

FP said...

Carole I got 2 out of 4 there - we're thinking along the same lines here. And que si to the flamenco. Now widening the challenge - the friend in question can actually dance. He's conversant in all things cha cha cha, tango etc. Any ideas for that too?

Makinavaja said...

How about a little something from our neck of the woods - Kane Gang - Closest Thing... (Lovely S Wonder harp rip off included)

CaroleBristol said...

FP - yes, you did! D'oh! I missed them.

FP said...

Nice for smoochy slows at the end of the evening - when people just want to fall on each other. It's in. No love for peaches? I'd love to dance to that. Alone on the dance floor again...

FP said...

In a good way, Carole!!!

ejay said...

Oh no go ahead with Peaches, although, since none of us will be there , you may indeed find yourself dancing on the dancefloor.

FP said...

oooh low battery have to go to bed. But please continue to talk amongst yourselves - we're on a good vibe here and you have totally sussed what I was after. You people rule, basically. Night night

CaroleBristol said...

A couple from Missy Elliott;

Get Ur Freak On

4 My People

FP said...

Cheers Frenchy. Tu ne m'aurais pas laissée seule sur la piste de danse - non?

ejay said...

Jamais!

Makinavaja said...

Mrs Maki (who knows her tangos) is asleep. I champion Gardel on RR (tirelessly and tiresomely, I'll warrant!) but my knowledge is limited. Tango "cantado" (Gardel) and tango "bailado" (what you're looking for) are two very different kettles of pescado, so I'll check with Mrs Maki tomorrow and I've no doubt she'll come up with some corkers.

Blimpy said...

Does "500 miles" have any cross-continent appeal?

ShariVari said...

Very good list.

In my experience, if you want to get French people of any age dancing, Desenchantee by Mylene is the way to do it. Possibly some Shakira too.

Shoegazer said...

There was a very good Italian Disco comp from a couple of years back. Called "After Dark" if memory serves.

DarceysDad said...

Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love
Maria Vidal - Body Rock
Communards - Don't Leave Me This Way

and possibly

Billy Idol - White Wedding

DarceysDad said...

And what? No place for

Ça Plane Pour Moi

????

TonNL said...

Breeders - Cannonball
Underworld - Cowgirl

TonNL said...

Posted this somewhere else, a couple of years ago (post dated November 11, 2001....)

just came back from a party where I spinned some records, kept the people in motion with some of the following:

Stone Roses - Fool's Gold
Black Crowes - Remedy
Public Enemy - Fight the power
dEUS - Suds and Soda
Beastie Boys - Body movin' (Fatboy Slim remix)
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Talking Heads - Burning down the house
B-52's - Planet Claire
the Knack - My Sharona
Stereo MC's - Deep down and dirty
Bar-Kays - Holy Ghost
Madonna - Ray of light
Cult - She sells sanctuary

Japanther said...

no "Come On Eileeen"??

and surely the time is ripe to bring back "The Conga" to house parties? no?......oh....ok then!

Noodsy said...

Bryan Adams - Summer of 69 was always popular amongst the international ex-pats in Amsterdam. Life is Life by Opus is still a big floor-filler on the continent, if Polish nightclubs are anything to go by. Probably best not go with the Laibach version.

bishbosh said...

I have just such a DJ list on my iPod, as it happens... Won't bore you with all of it but how about:

Sam & Dave - Soul Man
Ike and Tina - River Deep Mountain High
Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
Freda Payne - Band of Gold
Frankie Valli - The Night
MJ - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Shannon - Let The Music Play
Ne-Yo - Closer
Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor
Groove Armada - Song 4 Mutya
Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
Justin Timberlake - SexyBack
Girls Aloud - Love Machine
Scissor Sisters - Filthy/Gorgeous
S Club 7 (really!) - Don't Stop Movin'
Billy Ocean (really really!) - Red Light Spells Danger
Grandmaster Flash - White Lines

I have a vague recollection of The Cure being massive in France, so The Love Cats? Or Friday I'm In Love? Oh and the classic that is Voyage Voyage by Desireless. Natch. I could go on... bb

barbryn said...

The one song in the world guaranteed to get me on the dancefloor:

Dee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart

lambretinha said...

Off the top of my head:

Kool & the Gang - Jungle Boogie
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - Matador
La Mosca Tse-Tse - Yo Te Quiero Dar
The Cure - Just Like Heaven
Black Sheep - The Choice is Yours
The O'Jays - Love Train
Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive (It's NYE, right?!)
The Pogues - Fiesta
Tears for Fears - Shout
Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen
Souls of Mischief - '93 Til Infinity
Rihanna - Don't Stop the Music
Rufus - Tell Me Something Good

bishbosh said...

Nice list, Lambret. How about Edge of Seventeen and then Bootylicious? Just to show that riff off to maximum effect!

And then maybe Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' followed by Don't Stop The Music. Or even Soul Makossa...

OK, maybe that's a music-geek step too far!

FP said...

That's massive response guys. I will enjoy this week end putting as many of those tracks as I can find in the list, I'll then sign up for deezer premium and download the lot. We could try playing the list from the computer but I have the feeling that t'internet will be chugging along on that evening - a bit embarrassing if your songs all stop half way though cos they're "loading". Thank you so much for being utterly inspired. Bisous FP

AliMunday said...

O-Zone, Dragostea din tei:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRx5PrAlUdY

Well, my little boy likes it!

Makinavaja said...

Mrs Maki says if you want to dance tangos you could do worse than find any version (orquesta) of "La Cumparsita". There are sung versions, (two, one from Uruguay and the other from Argentina - this tango, surprisingly is Uruguayan!), which are very danceable too! Then, of course, you have "Por Una cabeza" that anyone who has seen "Scent of a Woman" will immediately recognise!

TatankaYotanka said...

So ... what time? And should I bring a bottle?

I'll bring a case if you add ...

Disco To Go - Brides Of Funkenstein

and for a 'slow', from the same gang ... this is actually so long and slow that you can smooch, marry, raise a family and divorce before it's over.

Just Like You

FP said...

Thanks for those additional chunes guys. Fabby. I put in another head-slapper - theme from S' express. Uno! Due! Tre! Quattro! Hope I'll have time to get 'em all in and then sign up for the Premium - download em all - test. I know damn well my pal will look at me with a pained expression "Qu'est-ce qu'on fait pour la musique"? At which point I shall smile enigmatically..... You all Rock.