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#1 Edited by Euro_Dancer (10 posts) -

I'm a firm believer that Dance / Eurodance is the greatest music in the world, and far better than the music that comes out these days. Enough of dubstep and all these songs about sex. Lose the Lady Gagas, Katy Perrys, Ke$has, and Justin Biebers of the world. Let's go back to a time when music was about happy things and talked about love and relationships.

Artists like Ace of Base, Alice Deejay, Amber, ATC, Crush, DJ Sash!, Eiffel 65, Haddaway, La Bouche, SNAP!, Vengaboys, etc. made the radio much more fun to listen to. Wouldn't you much prefer if the house music today was replaced by dance music in the style of what was found in the 90s - early 2000s?

An example of the greatness that is dance music!

#2 Posted by Butler (384 posts) -

I know we are in the minority but I totally agree. If my life was one continuous rave celebrating before Y2K I would be happy.

#3 Posted by Vinny_Says (5691 posts) -

I know what you mean....I know

#4 Posted by 71Ranchero (2679 posts) -

Jesus Christ. Really? I never thought I would see someone asking for those bands to come back.....

#5 Posted by Jrinswand (1696 posts) -
@Euro_Dancer: My wife would be your best friend. We actually had a couple of songs by Erasure at our wedding. LOL.
 
Also, I've listened to at least half of those bands in the past month or two. It would be more if she ever drove anywhere.
#6 Posted by Euro_Dancer (10 posts) -

@Vinny_Says:Nice! I have that single on CD. Some good clubbing memories of that song, too.

@Atramentous said:

Jesus Christ. Really? I never thought I would see someone asking for those bands to come back.....

Of course, really! :D

@Jrinswand: That's awesome weeding music. Your wife seems cool. Are you as big a fan of Dance music as she is?

#7 Edited by Jrinswand (1696 posts) -
@Euro_Dancer said:

@Jrinswand: That's awesome weeding music. Your wife seems cool. Are you as big a fan of Dance music as she is?

No, not really. I like Abba but the closest I get to dance music aside from them is stuff like Daft Punk and The Knife.
 
Edit: Also, just reading the words "La Bouche" instantly got the song "Be My Lover" stuck in my head. Shit.
#8 Posted by believer258 (11682 posts) -

I thought ABBA was the '70's.

#9 Posted by Jrinswand (1696 posts) -
@believer258 said:

I thought ABBA was the '70's.

They were. I don't know why OP included them in the conversation.
#10 Posted by Euro_Dancer (10 posts) -

@believer258 said:

I thought ABBA was the '70's.

Yea, they don't really fit lol. I was listening to them while making this topic and I guess the song subliminally told me to include them haha. My bad.

#11 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -

  

#12 Posted by Daveyo520 (6662 posts) -

I think you mean Ska.

#13 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@Vinny_Says: I fucks with that song.

#14 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -

Oh jesus, I was trolling with Blue, but now I'm going down a dark path.

#15 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4306 posts) -

S Club 7 up in this biatch

#16 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

No.

#17 Edited by Harkat (1100 posts) -

Christ no. When you said 90's to early 2000's dance music I thought you meant sweet tunes like this:

Not eurodance bubblegum torture. I respect your opinion, even though it's empirically wrong.

#18 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -
@Harkat said:

Christ no. When you said 90's to early 2000's dance music I thought you meant sweet tunes like this:

Not eurodance bubblegum torture. I respect your opinion, even though it's empirically wrong.

But dude, WE'RE GOING TO IBIZA! 
 
  
#19 Edited by Harkat (1100 posts) -

@Leptok said:

@Harkat said:

Christ no. When you said 90's to early 2000's dance music I thought you meant sweet tunes like this:

Not eurodance bubblegum torture. I respect your opinion, even though it's empirically wrong.

But dude, WE'RE GOING TO IBIZA!

You're not a very good person, you know that?

#20 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -
@Harkat said:

@Leptok said:

@Harkat said:

Christ no. When you said 90's to early 2000's dance music I thought you meant sweet tunes like this:

Not eurodance bubblegum torture. I respect your opinion, even though it's empirically wrong.

But dude, WE'RE GOING TO IBIZA!

You're not a good person, you know that?

Help MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
#21 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

@nintendoeats said:

No.

Yes. Early 90s trance needs to be brought back to life if we are going to strive for world peace.

#22 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -

lol 
 
  

   
 
God, it's so fuckin terrible.
#23 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1197 posts) -

YYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH Bringing it back SON

#24 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -

  

  Emerging from the trash, something more respectable.
#25 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1328 posts) -

This genre is actually fucking amazing. A shame I was only 10 around this time

#26 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -

Man, I'm going to have to come back to this later.

#27 Posted by Muerthoz (347 posts) -

I don't live in an area that was big on dance music but I do remember hearing these a lot.
  

    
#28 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Ugh.

#29 Edited by Euro_Dancer (10 posts) -

@Muerthoz said:

I don't live in an area that was big on dance music but I do remember hearing these a lot.

Jellyhead is one of my absolute favorite songs. That was back when Donna Air was cool.

Oh, and we can't have dance without the Fast Food Rockers!!! "A pizza hut, a pizza hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! McDonalds, McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and a Pizza Hut!"

#30 Posted by Jace (1092 posts) -

Tiesto is still as epic now as he was then. I'd suggest finding his recent stuff off of Club Life Vol 2: Miami.

#31 Posted by Euro_Dancer (10 posts) -

@Jace: DJ Tiesto is awesome. Though it's hard for me to decide between him and DJ Sash.

#32 Edited by Jace (1092 posts) -

@Euro_Dancer:

I'll always be partial to Tiesto. I think his "Just Be" album is the most consistently amazing set of songs produced by a trance DJ. While I don't think he's quite as good now as he was then, his last Club Life was a step in the right direction. It's unfortunate Kaleidoscope was such a let down,

#33 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (930 posts) -

@Leptok said:

@Harkat said:

Christ no. When you said 90's to early 2000's dance music I thought you meant sweet tunes like this:

Not eurodance bubblegum torture. I respect your opinion, even though it's empirically wrong.

But dude, WE'RE GOING TO IBIZA!

I hate you... why bring that song back into my life?

#34 Posted by Korwin (2831 posts) -

@SirPsychoSexy said:

This genre is actually fucking amazing. A shame I was only 10 around this time

This post requires more Antiloop

#35 Posted by RubberBabyBuggyBumpers (713 posts) -

@Euro_Dancer said:

I'm a firm believer that Eurodance is the greatest music in the world, and far better than the music that comes out these days. Enough of dubstep and all these songs about sex. Lose the Lady Gagas, Katy Perrys, Ke$has, and Justin Biebers of the world. Let's go back to a time when music was about happy things and talked about love and relationships.

Artists like Ace of Base, Alice Deejay, Amber, ATC, Crush, DJ Sash!, Eiffel 65, Haddaway, La Bouche, SNAP!, Vengaboys, etc. made the radio much more fun to listen to. Wouldn't you much prefer if the house music today was replaced by dance music in the style of what was found in the 90s - early 2000s?

An example of the greatness that is dance music!

those are cheesy artists. there is a reason they aren't making/composing music anymore. paul van dyk needs to get back to his roots and make some real good melodic progressive trance. the stuff he's pumping out nowadays makes me shake my head. his best work can be heard on his double disc, "out there and back." "tell me why (the riddle)" is one of my top 3 favorite songs of all-time. "another way (original)" is fantastic, too. that one is in my top 5.

#36 Posted by RubberBabyBuggyBumpers (713 posts) -

@Harkat said:

Christ no. When you said 90's to early 2000's dance music I thought you meant sweet tunes like this:

Not eurodance bubblegum torture. I respect your opinion, even though it's empirically wrong.

oh, fuck yeah!

#37 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1594 posts) -

@Euro_Dancer said:

Oh, and we can't have dance without the Fast Food Rockers!!! "A pizza hut, a pizza hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! McDonalds, McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and a Pizza Hut!"

Oh, this is quite something.

#38 Posted by dudeglove (7688 posts) -

Oh come on, people - how has this not been posted yet?

The 90s were pretty awful in terms of music. The only fond memory I have is the fact Ryan Adams' song for the Robin Hood movie was knocked off the top spot in the UK charts (where it sat for, like, half a year) by Prodigy's Firestarter.

Oh god, it's all coming back in a flood. SHANIA TWAIN NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

#39 Edited by Ben_H (3316 posts) -

This exact thought has come to mind a number of times the last few weeks. This stuff is so much fun to listen to. It doesn't try to be super serious and it ends up being way more fun than any of the stuff played these days. I'm pretty sure I've listened to every 90s artist the OP listed in the last two weeks.
 
Fun fact, my first CD was Eiffel 65's Europop, and my favourite song was NOT "Blue (Da ba dee)" but the title track. That song has such sick bass.


@Kyreo said: 

@nintendoeats said:

No.

Yes. Early 90s trance needs to be brought back to life if we are going to strive for world peace.

YES VERY YES. Early 90s Trance is by far the best Trance, especially Acid Trance.
    
I have been trying to find the best remix of Alice Deejay's "Better off Alone" but still haven't found anything better than the original. It's just SO GOOD 
     
By far my favourite Eiffel 65 song: 
 
Edit: I just saw someone mention Paul Van Dyk's album "Out There and Back" and I totally agree, he's not so good anymore but that album was phenomenal. Though I prefer "Avenue" to "Another Way", though both are amazing songs. 
#40 Posted by Zleunamme (652 posts) -

Since this is venturing into the downward spiral of pop music. Let's go further down.

#41 Posted by JOURN3Y (230 posts) -

Keep this stuff coming guys :) It's so goooooodddd

#42 Edited by IzunaDrop (135 posts) -

Aside from Mr Vain, The Prodigy and 2 Unlimited, you are all just plain trollin'.

Time to TAKE THE POWER BACK!

Why must you all make the 90s look so bad....shame shame shame. Just go find the Wipeout 2097 soundtrack, and get some culture into you.

#43 Edited by RubberBabyBuggyBumpers (713 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

Edit: I just saw someone mention Paul Van Dyk's album "Out There and Back" and I totally agree, he's not so good anymore but that album was phenomenal. Though I prefer "Avenue" to "Another Way", though both are amazing songs.

"avenue" is a great tune. PvD's earlier work was pretty damn fine stuff. trance peaked in 2000 and has been on a decline since then.

here are some of my other favorites:

RIP shem aka slacker!

edit: dammit, how could i have forgotten to add chicane and salt tank to my small list? fortunately i remembered!

#44 Posted by JOURN3Y (230 posts) -

@Zleunamme said:

Since this is venturing into the downward spiral of pop music. Let's go further down.

I raise you one Cotton Eye Joe!

#45 Posted by Grillbar (1798 posts) -
#46 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

All right, so I'm preparing to listen to everything in here I haven't heard, but what I have heard actually doesn't sound THAT different from what we get now out of Lady GaGa and half of what Katy Perry puts out. I mean, sure, the current stuff is less tongue-in-cheek than the pop (no stance on the trance) but it's still hyper-repetitive synth-pop. If anything, what we're doing now is a callback mixed between Europop and whatever you'd call Annie Lennox.

#47 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -
#48 Posted by Ragemachine (40 posts) -

Dubstep ripped out and ate dance music's heart.

#49 Posted by Srah (79 posts) -

I love what this thread has become.

@RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: Woah, I love all of this. Please post more!

#50 Posted by Zleunamme (652 posts) -

@JOURN3Y: I'll raise the ante. Cher with Auto-tune in the mix. Thanks to the folks giving shout out to The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers. Both of those groups are awesome.