Well, here we are: New Year’s Eve 2011. The last day of what has been a very eventful year. And it’s the best night of the year to dance, drink champagne, dance some more, make out with strangers, drink some more, dance a little more, stumble home, pass out on the couch in your clothes, wake up and vow to give up alcohol as a New Year’s resolution, then go to brunch and order a Bloody Mary.

I am planning to go out on New Year’s Eve this year and dance my tush off, mostly because last year, I spent a sad night stuck at home alone ¬†recovering from ACL reconstruction surgery, drinking Cava and watching 200 Cigarettes¬†on a loop. If you’re planning on going out, too, you can use this ’80s Dance Mix as your soundtrack for getting ready. And if you’re planning on staying home, consider me the DJ for your living room New Year’s Eve dance party.

This mix is extra long and tells a story that I hope you’ll find humorous. Will it be YOUR New Year’s Eve story? Only time — and alcohol consumption — will tell.

Have fun, dance your asses off, and be safe tonight!

Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night (Extended Mix)
The Gap Band – Party Train (Original 12″ Special Dance Mix)
Cameo – Single Life (Original 12″ UK Mix)
Kool & the Gang – Get Down On It (Extended Mix)
Pointer Sisters – I’m So Excited (Extended Version)
Madonna – Where’s the Party (Extended Remix)
Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight (12 Inches Of Fun)
Talking Heads – Wild Wild Life (Extended Mix)
Ultravox – We Came to Dance (12″ Version)
Devo – Whip It (Extended Version)
The Bar-Kays – Freakshow on the Dance Floor (12″ Version)
Break Machine – Street Dance (12″ Vocal Mix)
Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling (Extended Version)
Hall & Oates – Dance On Your Knees (Extended Version)
Alphaville – Dance with Me (Empire Remix)
Duran Duran – Hungry Like the Wolf (Night Version)
Prince – U Got The Look (Long Look)
Jesse Johnson – Baby Let’s Kiss (12″ Mix)
The Fixx – One Thing Leads To Another (Extended Version)
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me (12″ Mix)
Phil Collins – Don’t Lose My Number (Extended Version)
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You (12″ Extended Mix)
Dan Hartman – I Can Dream About You (12″ Mix)
Belinda Carlisle – Mad About You (Extended Version)
The Bangles – Walking Down Your Street (Extended Remix)

About the Author

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.

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