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:http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/SarahC-Mix-Beatmatched.mp3|titles=Sarah C’s Just Dance Mix|artists=Sarah C + Chaircrusher]http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/SarahC-Mix-Beatmatched.mp3

The BanglesWalk Like An Egyption
SurvivorEye Of The Tiger
KajagoogooToo Shy Shy
Sugarhill GangRapper’s Delight
MadonnaVogue
Michael JacksonSmooth Criminal
Whitney HoustonDance With Somebody
Cyndi LauperGirls Just Wanna Have Fun
Captain & TenilleLove Will Keep Us Together
BananaramaVenus
EurhythmicsSweet Dreams
The BugglesVideo Killed The Radio Star
The Weather GirlsIt’s Raining Men
Michael JacksonBeat It
Huey Lewis & The NewsHip To Be Square
BlondieCall Me
Michael SembelloShe’s A Maniac
EurhythmicsSweet Dreams
WhamWake Me Up Before You Go
The VaporsTurning Japanese

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