Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 8/3/11

Written by Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Strap on your velcro hi-top Reeboks and your day-glo leotard. It’s time for another crazy fun ’80s dance party!

I don’t have much to say about this week’s mix except that it’s just fun. You’ll probably notice that a lot of the artists come from the bottom of the alphabet and that’s because I started at the end of my ginormous 80s 12″ playlist in order to build this mix. Behind the scenes — so exciting, right?

The extended mix of Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time” is one of my favorite things right now. I have a few more remixes of songs from So and they are really fantastic, so I’ll definitely be sharing those in the weeks to come.

Also, when I first acquired the Swansway track, I’d hoped it was going to wind up being some New Wave cover of the Soul Train theme song. It’s a damn shame it isn’t.

Tones on Tail – Go! (Club Mix)
Talk Talk – Today (Extended Mix)
Thompson Twins – Lies (Bigger and Better)
Wham! – Young Guns (Go For It!) (12″ Mix)
Level 42 – Lessons In Love (Extended Version)
Talking Heads – Wild Wild Life (Extended Mix)
Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days (Remix)
Tears for Fears – Change (Extended Version)
Peter Gabriel – Big Time (Extended Mix)
Re-Flex – The Politics of Dancing (Extended Mix)
Yazoo – Situation (US 12″ Mix)
Swansway – Soul Train (12″ Mix)
King – Love and Pride (USA Summer Mix)
Devo – Disco Dancer (12″ Version)
INXS – Need You Tonight (Liebrand Mix)