Rump shakin goodness
Rich King's Breakfast Nook | East Gretna, NE | 05/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I like to dance and am very good at it. I know all the moves like the caterpillar, windmill and cabbage patch. I bought a New Kids on the Block how to dance video in Jr. high and learned the hottest moves. Cds to dance to do not get better than this. Can you start a CD with two stronger tracks than Informer and Ditty? By the end of these two tracks it's time to take a break and drink a zima with a cherry. I'm a man's man but how do you keep the energy after coming out of the box like that. Informer, say no mo daddy snow I gonna blay a licky boom boom now so say daddy ma snow i me gonna blame. That is deep and so true. He's only the best candian rapper with a jamaican accent ever. Throw that beat behind it and you're talking gold. Then Paperboy comes at you full force with the ditty. Back in I-City in the early 90s the boys were kicking it at the fieldhouse and when Ditty came on we had a planned dance that might as well have been a mating call because right away every girl in the club moved to our end of the building and wanted to buy us drinks. We picked hottays to take back to the dorms and turned it out into another party. We had this CD and we just kept the party going until John Knicely showed up and pooped on the floor. After that it smelled and we closed shop."
Some of my favorite dance songs when I was in my 20's
Ryan A. Rigg | 03/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD was released in 1994 and the songs are from the '91-'94 era. Back in those days, I was clubbing every weekend and enjoying many of these songs. Here is my track by track review:
1. Informer by Snow: Not something I ever remember dancing to at clubs, just remember it being all over the radio at the time and getting tired of hearing it.
2. Ditty by Paperboy: Same as Track 1, thankfully we get past these 2 tunes early and move on to the TRUE dance music.
3. Shoop by Salt n' Pepa: I love this song, however, the mix here is not the version I prefer.
4. More & More by Captain Hollywood Project: A great example of the euro-dance music to come out of Germany during this period. Not only a dance hit, but also went to #17 on the Billboard Hot 100.
5. I'm Gonna Get You by Bizarre Inc.: A fun and lively dance tune, and the mix between the previous track & this track is flawless.
6. The Key, The Secret by Urban Cookie Collective: Another lively, bouncy dance tune like Track 5. One of my favorites from my club days.
7. Give it Up by The Goodmen: Another great euro-dance tune that uses whistle blowing and drumline, which was very fashionable in dance music at the time.
8. Talkin About Love by BKS: I don't remember hearing this track "back in the day", but it is a good dance track none-the-less.
9. Supermodel by RuPaul: Gotta love Ru. He has had other good songs since this one, but none have been this fabulous.
10. No Limit by 2 Unlimited: Another sub-genre of dance music during this period, rave. My uptight cousin used to call this kind of music "communist music", but I loved bouncing up & down on the dance floor to this and 2 Unlimited's other hits.
11. Whoomp! There it Is by Tag Team: Ugh...the real dud of this CD.
12. Take me in Your Arms by Li'l Suzy: Another sub-genre, free-style. Free-style was winding down it's popularity and originality by this point, but a good song.
13. Happy by Legacy of Sound: Back to the bouncy, frantic sound heard on tracks 5 & 6. My #1 favorite track on this CD.
14. Forget me Nots by Ava Cherry: I don't remember hearing this remake of Patrice Rushen's classic at the clubs, and although it is good, it does not come near Patrice's excellent version.
15. Show me Love by Robin S: Diva vocals to blow you away. Went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
16. Finally by CeCe Peniston: Another diva who had a string of hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including this one which also went to #5.
17. This is It by Dannii Minogue: Dannii never achieved the stateside success that her sister Kylie has, and this track explains why.
Yes, there are a few duds here and some songs that are just ok, but the awesome dance tracks ("Happy", "More & More", "I'm Gonna Get You", "The Key, The Secret", "Give it Up", "Show me Love", and "Finally") well make it worth buying."
Classics from back in the day!
Distant Voyageur | Io | 05/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I still have lots of memories from many many years ago and this CD brings a lot of great memories of those days when dance music was at it's absolute best. "More and More" and "I'm Gonna Get You" are my dance anthems of my lifetime. A pity that dance music has almost completely collapsed ever since. :((("