Weekend ’80s Dance Party: Special Labor Day Edition

Hey, you guys! How’s it going? I hope everyone’s enjoying their three-day weekend, so far. I know ye ole Weeknight ’80s Dance Party has been MIA the past several weeks and I have no real excuse other than I’ve been very busy and very lazy. So, to make it up to you, I figured I’d give you a special Weekend ’80s Dance Party mix to help you dance your cares away during the last (disgustingly hot) throes of summer.

This mix has no real theme, other than the songs are fun, great to dance to and the perfect soundtrack to your long weekend. I’ve been waiting for a while to unleash some of these mixes upon you and I figured sneaking them into a special weekend mix would be perfect. For example, the nine-minute version of Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” and that “Tarzan Boy” remix — does the world need those? No. Well, actually, yes — yes it does.

Alright, enough talk. Let’s dance.

Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out (12″ Mix)
Carol Lynn Townes – Believe in the Beat (Special Dance Mix)
Indeep – Last Night a DJ Saved My Life (12″ Mix)
Kid Creole & the Coconuts – Stool Pigeon (12″ Mix)
The B-52s – Private Idaho (Party Mix)
Baltimora – Tarzan Boy (12″ Extended Version)
The Belle Stars – Iko Iko (Extended Mix)
Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel (Dance Extended Mix)
Whitney Houston – How Will I Know? (12″ Dance Remix)
Billy Ocean – Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (Extended Version)
Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money (12″ Version)
Rick James – Super Freak (12″ Mix)
Olivia Newton-John – Physical (12″ Extended Mix)
Cyndi Lauper – She Bop (Special Dance Mix)
Bananarama – Venus (Extended Mix)
Hazell Dean – Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) (Extended Version)
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere (Dance Mix)
Prince – Partyman (Purple Party Mix)

Kelly Stitzel
After shutting down her own blog, Looking at Them, in mid-2008, Kelly migrated over to Popdose, bringing with her Soundtrack Saturday, the most popular column from her old site. Kelly makes a living as a fashion and marketing copywriter, which takes up a lot of her time. However, when she is able to write about things that have nothing to do with her day job, she contributes reviews and musings on music, film and a variety of other topics. In addition to Soundtrack Saturday, columns she's written include Filminism and Pulling Rank.