Sarah C’s Extra-Pop-Special Mix

One of my wife’s employees at her store, Sarah C gave her a CD of her favorite dance tunes. Now, I’m a dance music snob, who would never normally play most of these tracks in any context, and many of you other dance music afficiandos probably wouldn’t either. I’d go so far as to say I actively hate the Captain & Tenille song, the Wham song, and I’m not so high on the Whitney Houston. But this isn’t for me, it’s for the people who don’t know “Shades of Jae” from “Firestarter.” It’s Pop. And most of these tracks are stupidly great dance pop — who can resist “Smooth Criminal” or “Walk Like An Egyptian?”

I ripped the CD and resequenced them so that I could do a smooth nonstop mix. I’m used to entire genres inhabiting the same 5 BPM range so I had to play some Ableton Live tricks to get things to add up.
[audio:|titles=Sarah C’s Just Dance Mix|artists=Sarah C + Chaircrusher]

The Bangles Walk Like An Egyption
Survivor Eye Of The Tiger
Kajagoogoo Too Shy Shy
Sugarhill Gang Rapper’s Delight
Madonna Vogue
Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal
Whitney Houston Dance With Somebody
Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Captain & Tenille Love Will Keep Us Together
Bananarama Venus
Eurhythmics Sweet Dreams
The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star
The Weather Girls It’s Raining Men
Michael Jackson Beat It
Huey Lewis & The News Hip To Be Square
Blondie Call Me
Michael Sembello She’s A Maniac
Eurhythmics Sweet Dreams
Wham Wake Me Up Before You Go
The Vapors Turning Japanese

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