Friday Five : |ˈfrÄ«dā – fÄ«v| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments.

The Five:

“Power of Love” by Deee-Lite (from Groove is in the Heart, 1990)

“Power of Love” is the follow up to the group’s breakout single, “Groove is in the Heart.” While not as ubiquitous as the former, it certainly held its own among the club kids that Lady Miss Kier and crew built their brand upon. I definitely recall spinning this record nearly as much as “Groove” during my ’90s DJ sets.

“Big Apple” by Urban Dance Squad (from Mental Floss for the Globe, 1989)

Urban Dance Squad is about as highly underrated as they come. They were just as funky as Red Hot Chili Peppers, and laid the groundwork for the future Rap-Rock amalgamations of the next decade.

“Sara” by Fleetwood Mac (from 25 Years: The Chain (disc 1), 1992)

Hey, who let this goat into the party?

“Into the Groove” by Madonna (from Celebration (disc 1), 2009)

It would seem that iTunes is in an ’80s sort of mood, eh?

Okay, here’s a question for the Fivers’: is “Into the Groove” officially Madonna’s breakout hit? I’ll reserve my opinion for the comments section, for fear of tainting the results of this little informal poll.

“A Means to an End” by Joy Division (from Still (bonus disc: Town Hall, High Wycombe live 20 February 1980), 2007)

An appropriate end to this week’s Five.

What’s on your shuffle today?

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Michael Parr

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