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#1 Posted by gorkamorkaorka (575 posts) -

For some reason I was put in charge of finding music my BCM's Dance-A-Thon. It's a contest to see who can last the longest. It's to raise money for something. Help the needy. I need some music from any time period that's good to dance to, and appropriate since it's a religious organization. Stuff from games is cool too as long as it's not obviously from a game. I don't want to look like a nerd in front of all these girls. A good example would be Pjanoo by Eric Prydz that came from the GTA IV: Ballad of Gay Tony trailer or Real Emotion from Final Fantasy X-2. So far I have

  • Every Time We Touch - Cascada
  • Rasputin - Boney M
  • Derezzed - Daft Punk
  • Pjanoo - Eric Prydz
  • Hip to be Square - Huey Lewis and the News (check em')
  • Dragostea Din Tei - O-Zone
  • Hitchin' a Ride - Vanity Fair
  • Que Veux Tu - Yelle (Madeon Remix)
  • Walking In L.A. - Missing Persons
  • Still Alive (Teddy Bears Remix) - Lisa Miskovsky
  • Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
  • Telephone - Lady Gaga
  • Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn
  • Somebody Told Me - The Killers
  • La Totura (Spanish) - Shakira
  • Carribean Queen - Billy Ocean
  • Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
  • Mellow When I'm Dead - Weird Al
  • Helena Beat - Foster the People

I need a DJ name too. I have funny names like "DJ Bootknife", "DJ Infinity Engine", "DJ Budd Dwyer", "DJ HIV420 24/7", but I need something useable.

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#2 Posted by ShaunK (1630 posts) -

Anything by Midnight Brown.

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#3 Edited by jelekeloy (469 posts) -

I was going to recommend Madeon, but since you already have one of his songs you could try something a little different and check out MSTRKRFT.

EDIT: Also, it's 2012, so you pretty much need to play one of the sillier Skrillex songs.

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#4 Posted by InfiniteSpark (379 posts) -

I'll throw in a few...

  • Sly & The Family Stone - "Dance to the Music"; "Soul Clappin'"
  • Fatboy Slim - "Praise You"; "Weapon of Choice"
  • Beastie Boys - "Body Movin'" (Fatboy Slim remix)
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#5 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

I vote for DJ Budd Dwyer.

Or you can just be DJ I Love Christ.

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#6 Posted by SuperCabboy (100 posts) -

Plug Lumines into your speakers

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#7 Posted by jozzy (2053 posts) -

Doin it by LL Cool J.

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#8 Posted by habster3 (3672 posts) -

I noticed a lot of people like to dance to this (especially toddlers):

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#9 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4311 posts) -

I find that its easier for my to dance to trashy rap music.  Also you should use DJ Morooka

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And I don't know if you've ever heard of these guys, but Christian dance music is what they do: Andy Hunter, Family Force Five.

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...Tell you what, why don't you just borrow my computer for the event. It'll be so much easier.

@gorkamorkaorka said:

  • Hip to be Square - Huey Lewis and the News (check em')

Just because nobody's done this yet:

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#12 Posted by Dagbiker (7050 posts) -

Saftey Dance

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#13 Posted by Vinny_Says (5914 posts) -

get some mantronix up in there yo!

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I dunno that's like 6 minutes right there....DJ Jay Dee the DJ should be your name

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#14 Edited by mikeeegeee (1638 posts) -

Disco, funk, and Motown.

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#15 Posted by Fishstick (164 posts) -

Classy parties listen to yacht rock.

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#16 Posted by benspyda (2129 posts) -

Its not a dance party without Around the World, come on.

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#17 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6500 posts) -

3lau (pronounced Blau) is one of the best mash-up DJ's I've ever heard. This is a remix of an Adele song and it's also one of the best dance tracks I've ever heard:

Seriously, bitches love this shit, yo.

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#18 Posted by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -

Jesus Christ, Weird al? Here's some real hot bangers.

SBTRKT -Pharaohs.
M83 - Midnight City
R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT remix)
Bat for Lashes - Daniel

And pretty much any daft punk track prior to human after all.

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#19 Posted by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -

Just noticed the religious part in the OP and realised the R. Kelly recommendation may not be entirely appropriate. Eh, go for it, add a little spice.

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#20 Edited by gorkamorkaorka (575 posts) -

Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I was thinking about Around the World by Daft Punk but it's kind of repetitive. I'll have to listen to it again.

I was going to use Rock n Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain) by Skrillex but a British guy says AND FUCK YOU in the middle of it for no reason, but I replaced that with "GARBAGE DAY" and it fits perfectly.

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#21 Edited by BonOrbitz (2587 posts) -
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I'm kidding about that, but I really love this remix:

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#22 Posted by Tireyo (6711 posts) -

Unlike "real" music, I'm recommending video game music that make me want to dance.

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Bring out the strippers!

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Darn, the strippers are gone... =-P

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#24 Posted by JoMate (258 posts) -

ok first of more dubstep is needed at your party so here we go:

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There that is some cute and non terrifying dubstep now some more dance music:

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I will now also stop posting the actual videos cause this editor is crapping out and becomes a pain.


you could of course also still at the party rock anthem but I do not have the guts to actually post that in here.

I can barely still stand this song after having heard it so much but it remains good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnET4RKXx5k&ob=av2e

We shall no proceed with a few old titles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qk7i6487-w


Whats a party without barbra? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu_zwdmz0hE&ob=av2e

Some people also like to hear the black eyed peace while dancing but giantbomb might not be the place to post that either.

Have fun!

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#26 Edited by jewunit (1093 posts) -

If you are okay with some profanity, any of DJ Girl Talk's songs will do.

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#27 Posted by Fajita_Jim (1517 posts) -

Anything by Lords of Acid, especially something like She and Mr. Jones. I'd embed the Youtube but Lords of Acid are kinda sexually explicit.

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#29 Posted by Skullo (689 posts) -

Weapon of Choice by Fatboy Slim.

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#30 Posted by BonOrbitz (2587 posts) -

What's that poppy dance song Vinny always plays during TNT? It was played around the 1:05 mark during the Shootmania TNT and it sounds like Rihanna with a lot of auto tune. The more I hear that song the more it grows on me and I don't know if I should be embarrassed about that.

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#31 Posted by Arbie (1473 posts) -

Why isn't MC Hammer on that list? =o

Also, you should add some Michael Jackson. And what's wrong with cheesy music like songs from the Grease soundtrack?!

If nothing like that gets them dancing just play this:

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I don't really get invited to parties very often. I hope your dance-a-thon goes well!