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)




  • Keith

    What a phenomenal mix – it feels like the late 80′s all over again – windows down on the Dodge Colt, driving to my internship at Cleveland’s top pop radio station: Power 108.

  • http://twitter.com/RetroRemixes Retro Remixes

    This playlist is wonderful. It’s three times a lady.

  • http://twitter.com/PFlowerstone Peg

    Oh this mix is giving me some serious club flashbacks. Great stuff.

  • alice

    Thank you. These are so great.

  • Jonathan

     Yee-haw!  Extended mixes of Synthicide and Don’t Talk to Me About Love!  Two of my favorite little-known 80′s tracks, and I didn’t know extended mixes existed.  Can I kiss you?

  • Jonathan

     Yee-haw!  Extended mixes of Synthicide and Don’t Talk to Me About Love!  Two of my favorite little-known 80′s tracks, and I didn’t know extended mixes existed.  Can I kiss you?

  • Anonymous

    I just bought the “Change of Heart” 12″ on Monday. Thanks for saving me the chore of digitization!