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Absolute Dance Hits
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
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Not the Best 90's Dance Compilation
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Absolute Dance Hits" isn't the best 90's dance compilation I've ever heard, but it's still pretty good to listen to occasionally. Most of the songs are upbeat and fast, except for the last track (#12) by the Righteous Brothers, which is the only slow song on here. This is probably the most disappointing track, too. Even though "Unchained Melody" is slow to begin with, I thought they just butchered it in this remix. I liked the original version much better.There are also a few other "old school" remixes thrown in, like track #2 ("Celebration" by Kool and the Gang) and #7 ("December 1963 (Oh What a Night)" by Four Seasons). But my favorite would have to be #9 ("Send Me An Angel" by Real Life), the Extended Dance Mix. I loved this song back then in the 80's, but it sounds even better now.Skipping back to the beginning is another notable song: #1 ("How Do I Live" by LeAnn Rimes). Although I never liked the unmixed/original version of this song when it aired on the radio a few years ago (constantly, I might add), just adding the beats made it much more tolerable, in my opinion. Not my favorite song still, but ok."
Cheesy dance compilation
Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 02/04/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The title "Absolute Dance Hits" is an oxymoron. Half the songs on this album were actually hit dance songs like the Mr. Mig Dance Mix of "How Do I Live" and "I Wanna Be With You" (and "Close to You") by Fun Factory. I always thought that "How Do I Live" was a boring ballad and giving the dull ballad a dance beat was a good idea however I thought the Mr. Mig Dance Mix wasn't the best remix of the song. The beat should have been a bit faster, with more house-type beats. And was it really necessary to make a dance mix of "Unchained Melody" (another drab ballad that gives me cavities and induces nauseum)? I honestly can't stand Kool & The Gang's "Celebration". I have heard that damn song at so many bloody weddings (right up there with the Village People's "YMCA") it isn't even funny. WTF is The Osmonds doing on a dance album? They are about as relevant to music as is Ashlee Simpson. The songs that I do like are by Fun Factory, Bananarama, Real Life, Whigfield, and even that talent-challenged Joey Lawrence. "Never Gonna Change My Mind" is my biggest guilty pleasure. It is a really catchy dance/pop song. This sounds nothing like that one horrible song he had back in the early '90s when he was still on "Blossom" (lets just hope that show never comes out on dvd). My other personal favorite song is the Real Life classic "Send Me An Angel". The song itself almost sounds like early Pet Shop Boys. Whoever came up with the title of this album had to be smoking something funny because a lot of these songs were far from hits, even in the dance world. I have definitely heard much better dance compilations than this cd but there are some gems worth listening to though."