Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 5/18/11

Written by Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Throw some glitter in your hair, put a lot of make-up on your face and get ready to dance. If you need some eyeliner, Ricky Gervais will probably let you borrow some.

This week, there are no themes holding the mix together. Just a bunch of really great versions of really great songs.

I guess actually, there was a spark of inspiration for this mix and it’s that I really wanted to start it off with the crazy nine minute version of Bronski Beat’s “Smalltown Boy.” And I wanted to include that Seona Dancing track because that is a band featuring RICKY GERVAIS. Yes, that Ricky Gervais. Oh, and I also wanted an excuse to share the really long version of Pete Shelley’s “Homosapien.” And I wanted to make sure you got to hear that super fun mix of Gary Numan’s “Cars.” OK, so I guess there is a theme this week: mixes I REALLY want you to hear.

Might I recommend you listen to this mix with glitter in your hair and lots of make-up on your face? I don’t care if you’re a boy or a girl — just do it. If you need some eyeliner, I’m sure Ricky will let you borrow some.

Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (12″ Version)
The Cure – Fascination Street (Extended Remix)
Seona Dancing – More to Lose (12″ Extended Remix)
The Associates – Take Me to the Girl (12″ Mix)
Freeez – I.O.U. (Extended Mix)
Kajagoogoo – Ooh to Be Ah (The Construction Mix)
Gary Numan – Cars (‘E’ Reg Model Extended Mix)
Pete Shelley – Homosapien (12″ Mix)
Camouflage – The Great Commandment (Extended Dance Remix)
Visage – Fade to Grey (12″ Extended Remix)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Secret (12″ Mix)
New Order – Round & Round (12″ Version)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Two Tribes (Annihilation Mix)
Front Line Assembly – No Limit (Damaged Goods Remix)
Figures On a Beach – No Stars (Club Remix)