Weekend ’80s Dance Party – Special New Year’s Eve Edition

Written by Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Kelly Stitzel helps you ring in 2012 with a special New Year’s Eve* edition of the Week(end) ’80s Dance Party.

*Garry Marshall was not involved in the making of this mix.

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)