This is going to be the last ’80s Dance Party for a little while. Don’t worry — not for good; just for a few weeks. I wouldn’t permanently forsake you and your desire to get your dance on.

I’m particularly proud of this one. I’ve listened to it about 10 times already and, not to pat myself on the back, but I think it’s kind of perfect. It should make for a nice playlist if you’re planning on a BBQ of some sort this Memorial Day weekend. And if you’re not in the States, it’ll just be fun to dance to, period.

Of course, I love all of these songs, but I’m particularly fond of the “Promises, Promises” remix, as it contains some vocals by one Madonna Ciccone. I also love the “Poison Arrow” extended mix because it adds evidence to my theory that an ’80s remix means business if the flute shows up. And I adore the Nik Kershaw, Hipsway and Fiction Factory songs.

I hope you think this mix is as perfect as I do. I’ll see you in a few weeks!

Naked Eyes – Promises, Promises (Jellybean 12″ Mix)
Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams (12″ Mix)
Julian Lennon – Too Late for Goodbyes (Extended Version)
Paul Young – Come Back and Stay (12″ Extended Remix)
The Smiths – This Charming Man (New York Vocal Mix)
Haircut 100 – Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) (Extended 12″ Version)
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – My Bag (Dancing Remix)
Madness – Our House (Dance Mix)
When in Rome – The Promise (Long Version)
ABC – Poison Arrow (12” Extended Remix)
Fiction Factory – (Feels Like) Heaven (12″ Extended Mix)
Nik Kershaw – Wouldn’t It Be Good (12″ Mix)
The Icicle Works – Love Is A Wonderful Colour (12″ Mix)
Hipsway – The Honeythief (12” Mix)
Men at Work – Down Under (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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