So, I know the Weeknight ’80s Dance Party is showing up a day later than usual; better late than never, right?

As I was putting this mix together, I realized that, after the all-ladies mix of last time, there are no chicks present here and that was completely unintentional. This mix is comprised mostly of songs that I didn’t even realize I owned — I suppose that’s bound to happen when you have 12 GB of 12″ mixes in your music library. This mix is also full of songs that I remember hearing back in the day, but either didn’t know or didn’t remember the title of. And there are even a few that I admit I don’t think I ever heard back in the ’80s.

A few other observations about this mix:

  • I had no idea John Oates co-wrote Icehouse’s “Electric Blue.” I feel like I should’ve known that.
  • The Bronski Beat song makes me want to run up and down the street yelling, “TELL ME WHY!”
  • No matter how hard I try, I can’t not think of Napoleon Dynamite¬†when I hear “Forever Young.”
  • I love that Billy Idol remix way more than I probably should.
  • The first 20 seconds of the Belouis Some song sound like part of the soundtrack of an ’80s cop movie.

Bronski Beat – Why? (Full 12″ Version)
Cetu Javu – Have In Mind (Kalimba Mix)
Endgames – First, Last, For Everything (12″ Mix)
Noiseworks – No Lies (Extended Version)
Julian Cope – Trampoline (Warne Out Mix)
Billy Idol – Flesh For Fantasy (Remix)
Dead or Alive – My Heart Goes Bang (12″ Mix)
Big Audio Dynamite – Medicine Show (12″ Remix)
C.C.C.P. – American-Soviets (12″ Mix)
Oingo Boingo – Pain (12″ Version)
The Silencers – Painted Moon (Blues Mix)
Icehouse – Electric Blue (12″ Mix)
Belouis Some – Imagination (12″ Mix)
Alphaville – Forever Young (Special Extended Mix)
Howard Jones – What Is Love (Extended Mix)

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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.

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