Hot for the moment is the new version of Luc Van Acker and Anna Domino‘s belpop/cult hit Zanna by Selah Sue, Tom Barman & The Subs for Studio Brussels’ Music For Life 2011.
The new version:
The new version isn’t bad if you aren’t already tired of Selah Sue’s voice. I’m just glad the didn’t ask Milow as an artist from Leuven, one of the three places the Music For Life glass house will be in, Barman is for Antwerp and the Subs for Ghent, the other two places it will be.
Another great example of a modern take on an eighties song is Drop The Lime‘s remix of (I Just) Died in Your Arms by eighties one hist wonder Cutting Crew.
The original was already in my first eighties post:
I still love the original, maybe more of a guilty pleasure. The glitch remix by Drop The Lime is a good track to mix, not that good to just listen to at home IMO.
That’s all I can think of right now. More eighties remixes later! Promised! 😉
OK, now for some realy good eighties dance music, since I forgot a lot of very good stuff in my previous post. All of these are tracks I would still play in a DJ set, not just when playing retro.
Right now Shindu has a hit with a cover version, but the original of Happy House by Siouxsie and the Banshees to me is timeless and fits in any DJ set:
Another dance track with a timeless hook, this time more funk then electro house: Pigbag with Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag:
Tribal house like it should be: Culture Vibe – Ma Foom Bey:
The vocal Din Daa Daa from George Kranz is a sample that keeps popping up in house music, I didn’t even know the original untill recently.
Actually ment to be a hip-hop track, but one of the greatest dance tracks of all times if you ask me: Salt-N-Pepa – Push It:
I am off course forgetting a lot of good stuff, but these are tracks that actually made it into the mainstream (to some extent) and have aged well. Feel free to add tracks in the comment you think should be in this list.
Is it just me or do you have to love these songs if you grew up in the eighties? 😉
Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died In Your Arms
More eighties dance: Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round
OK, we’re on a roll here, this one has to be in there: Yazoo – Don’t Go
Grace Jones is also from back in the eighties if you remember: Pull Up To My Bumper
Especially love the parade drums in this one: Yello – Bostich