Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 5/11/11

As I was culling through my collection to put together this week’s mix, I wasn’t really sure  where to start. When you’re staring down 9 GB of ’80s remixes, it can be a little overwhelming.

My inspiration finally came as I was working on the second installment of my Filminism column — why not have a mix consisting of only female vocalists? Yes. Great idea.

I actually had a really hard time narrowing down which tracks to include this week — so many great songs sung by women to choose from! I decided not to include songs by any artists who appeared in previous mixes, so that helped a bit. And I wanted to make some unexpected choices, too — like the tracks from SSQ (that’s Stacey Q’s first band), Samantha Fox and Grace Jones. The result, I think, is a great mix of hits and tracks you may not be as familiar with. And I love it.

So, ladies, this mix is for you. Enjoy!

Jody Watley – Looking for a New Love (Remix)
Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart (Dub Mix)
Exposé – Point of No Return (12″ Mix)
Cyndi Lauper – Change of Heart (Extended Version)
Swing Out Sister – Breakout (12″ Mix)
Altered Images – Don’t Talk To Me About Love (Extended Version)
Sheena Easton – Swear (Dance Mix)
SSQ – Synthicide (Extended Version)
Berlin – Sex (I’m A…) (12″ Extended Version)
Apollonia 6 – Blue Limousine (Full Maxi Version)
Bananarama – Cruel Summer (Swing Beat Dub Mix)
Laura Branigan – Self Control (Extended Version)
Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body) (Blue Mix)
Jill Jones – G-Spot (Extended Version)
Grace Jones – Nipple To The Bottle (12″ Extended Remix)

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.