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Earwax III: Saturday Night Fever July 24, 2006

Posted by The Truth in ClubLife Originals.
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NOTE: This is an original unedited version of an article which is slated for publication on ClubLife. Do drop by, please (aiya, support-support a bit la) for more on the good life! Any grammatical/vocabulary errors are the author’s own, and he does not accepts responsibility for it. He is abhorrentthankful for your feedback.

Do you like the ’80s?

Ah, the ’80s. I wasn’t born yet, but it was probably a time of big hair, boys wearing more make-up than the girls, the New Wave, electric pink, and the rise of Madonna. And so here i am (after a long hiatus,) back with you on Earwax. Tonight, we’re going back to Saturday Night Fever! All the songs you’ll ever need for dancing the night away.

Isn’t it amazing how Retro night is still wildly popular in the clubbing scene? Saturday nights at dbl O, for example, are still filled with people who were definitely not very ’80s-ish grooving away to the songs which were probably in fashion when they were just toddlers.

(Actually, all you need is a couple of vodka-Red Bulls, a keen eye for hot girls, and a good song from the DJ and you’re set.)

Songs from groups like Ace of Base, Irene Cara, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, or the Pet Shop Boys may make you cringe, but they’re really quite groovy songs…once you get into the mood, that is…if you really want to complete the retro look, grab a pink shirt, white pants, white shoes, aviator’s sunglasses, and you can Afro your hair if you will.

Oh, and you can look for retro acts like Alcazar, who produced a new retro-dance-pop album in 2004, Alcazarized. Or Bluelagoon. Apparently, in some parts of the world, retro is still in.

And here’s a playlist for you (which you can download, freeloaders…)

  1. Ace of Base – The Sign
  2. Alcazar – Physical
  3. Aneka – Japanese Boy
  4. Bananarama – Love in the First Degree
  5. Belinda Carlisle – Summer Rain
  6. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – I’ve Had the Time of My Life
  7. Bluelagoon – Break My Stride
  8. Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
  9. DJ Bobo feat. Irene Cara – What a Feeling 2002
  10. Hall & Oates – Out of Touch
  11. Lionel Ritchie – All Night Long
  12. Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
  13. Nena – 99 Luftballons
  14. Rick Astley – Together Forever
  15. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
  16. Safri Duo feat. Michael MacDonald – Sweet Freedom 2002
  17. The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star
  18. The Outfield – Your Love
  19. Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
  20. Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight
  21. Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby.

Have a good retro night.

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