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You have to play "My Humps"...but only when you're showing Chuck on the screen.

*mel conveniently forgets to put JOTS shots in slideshow*

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JOTS shots sounds like something you do when you are trying to get really drunk really fast!

More oldies dance music -

On the Radio - Donna Summer

Last Dance - Donna Summer

Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets

Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker

Money, Money, Money / SOS /Mamma Mia all by Abba (adding to Dancing Queen and Gimme Gimme)

The Locomotion - Little Eva (I can't believe I remember who did it!)

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Hi everybody, :wave: I was just talking about DJ requests with one of my members yesterday. It's great to see you have a thread started about this.

I ditto many of the requests already made, especially Funk! May I also suggest some big band sounds, ie. Glenn Miller, since it is a Hollywood Vintage Ball. If any of you like to swing dance, please feel free to dance with my hubby (I don't know how to swing dance). :unsure:

I'm looking forward to 'getting down' with ya all at the Ball! :dance: :pointy::dancer:

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I agree with you SHA... I suggested old time era music and they sort of knocked me off the band wagon. I guess they are too young to remember the old jitter bug and all those old swing tunes that were just as fast as today's music. But, I guess they can combine both. I think the truth of the matter is that they all don't like the old music. But, if they wanted Old Hollywood, then that was the music of that day!!!

Hugs, Midnight

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this theme is putting on the ritz or whatever it is and that is 1940's and 1930's music you should stick to your theme. Betts

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Does anybody know how to do the Charleston? I don't...but I like to watch other people do it. :pointy:

There is a song by Taco called "Puttin' on the Ritz".

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Believe me, all... if we stuck to 30s and 40s only, we wouldn't have nearly as many people on the floor dancing. There's sticking to the theme, and then there's doing what will be best for all to have a good time.

~Mel (one half of the DJ)

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The theme of the gala night has always applied to the decor, and for those who wish to follow it, the dress (or costuming as the case may be). It has never had anything to do with what music is played, because the object is to get the attendees up on the dance floor shaking their booties. There are probably very few attending who are familiar with 30's and 40's music (I know some even though I wasn't born until the 50's, but that is mostly due to the fact that my ex in-laws lived in a complex owned by a former big band leader and I attended functions there that always featured the music of that era). The dance mix CD I mentioned by Jive Bunny and the Mixmasters combines some 40's music (like In the Mood and Chattanooga Choo Choo) with 50's and 60's rock (like Rock Around the Clock), but we couldn't dance to it all night, and even that only has bits and pieces from the 40's. I love watching people swing dance and would love to maybe try to learn how to do it one day, but right now I'd have to sit out any of those types of dances. Remember most attendees are not bringing their husbands with them so music that allows a bunch of women to enjoy dancing together is what is really needed - with a few "couples" dances in the mix.
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The theme of the gala night has always applied to the decor, and for those who wish to follow it, the dress (or costuming as the case may be). It has never had anything to do with what music is played, because the object is to get the attendees up on the dance floor shaking their booties.

Very good point, Susan... in 2006 we would have had "Thriller" being played over and over again, and perhaps "Dead Man's Party" and "Monster Mash." Last year... um... soundtrack to Gladiator? *shrug*

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Very well said Susan......the whole purpose of this thread I think was to get everyone's opinions and requests...that way it is fair to everyone.....of course, not every person is going to love every song.....as long as all have a good time, that's what is important....and thanks for the "couples' dances"since I will ahve my hubby there....

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Old 70's disco! That'll get me up and dancing. KC & the Sunshine Band; Donna Summer; etc. :)

Me too!

Sara

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Old 70's disco! That'll get me up and dancing. KC & the Sunshine Band; Donna Summer; etc. :)

Me too!

Sara

I know I'm late to this thread, and I apologize. But "I concur." Unfortunately, I'm a disco baby. If not already listed, I'd like to add:

Earth Wind and Fire: September, BoogieWonderland

Heatwave: BoogieNights!!! :pointy:

Maxine Nightingale: Right Back Where We Started From

Eagles: Heartache Tonight

Anything from Saturday Night Fever/BeeGees 70s

Of course, Sister Sledge - We are Fanmily

OLD Michael Jackson (Off the Wall)

The Hustle

The Temps

Play that Funky Music White Boy is a MUST

Commodores: Brick House

Some "Bay City Rollers" wouldn't hurt keeping in line with the Scottishness of the event

"Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks (for the Gutter Gals!)

Anything from the "Harry Met Sally" soundtrack would work for "breather" songs - give us a chance to get a drink of water, wipe sweat, etc.

I'd definitely enjoy some Tony Bennett, Dean Martin or Frank for "mood music" too!

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While I was driving down to LA, I thought of more (well, listened to them on my iPod). Jackson 5/Michael Jackson (The Wall, Thriller, Bad, etc.); Evelyn Champagne King "Shame"; "Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves.

I'll think of more . . .

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I've probably posted this weeks ago but my fave 70s disco tracks are Born to Be Alive by Patrick Hernandez, Macho Man by The Village People. Mighty Real by Sylvester, Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston, I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor, Staying Alive by Bee Gees and Que Sera Mi Vida by Gibson Brothers plus any ABBA ie Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, Waterloo etc. My fave 80s tracks are Don't You Want Me by The Human League, Fade to Grey by Visage, Pop Music by M and other songs from recent years are Don't Feel Like Dancing by Scissor Sisters, Rock DJ by Robbie Williams, Shine by Take That, Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake, Valerie by Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse, Paris to Berlin by Infernal. Oh I could go on for ever - I just may as well bring my CD collection with me ha ha :funnyup:

Moira

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Everyone has picked out some great songs.

If I might just make one request, please limit the number of the rap, hip pop, bump and grind songs.

As Susan mentioned there are mostly women here and though I love you all,

this is not the type of dancing I will be doing with any of you.

Throwing in a couple country line dances usually gets folks up and dancing as well.

BTW, Susan, you will learn to swing dance in Vegas.....Mark will be looking for partners!! :pointy:

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I wish I could come to Vegas this year. It sounds like you guys are going to have a blast!!!

Don't forget the Cha Cha Slide!!!

There is a really cool line dance that I learned a couple of years ago - it's got a little Charleston and Jitterbug in it. I wish I could show you guys! It's so much fun to dance to swing music doing that one....

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Oooo, definitely have cha cha slide! I love that one...

slide to the left, slide to the right, hop one time, hop to times, now cha cha...how low can you go...

ahhhhh...

Any other "line" dancing songs? I know there's Electric Slide.

~alice

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Everyone has picked out some great songs.

If I might just make one request, please limit the number of the rap, hip pop, bump and grind songs.

As Susan mentioned there are mostly women here and though I love you all,

this is not the type of dancing I will be doing with any of you.

Believe me, as far as our fearless leader goes, those are songs she doesn't want to hear. As I mentioned much earlier and Susan reiterated, we want you all to have fun with your friends and not feel uncomfortable.

~alice

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In honour of this Convention being about Gerry we owe it to him to do Scotland's national dance

THE SLOSH

The link below is a clip from the best Scottish Comedy "Still Game" about a bunch of pensioners in Glasgow. Jack and Victor are national treasures. :yay: They have had a bit of a health scare and the doctor has put them on viagra hence them being a bit hyper!!!!!

If you go to a wedding in Scotland this will get women of a certain age on the dance floor. I have not quite mastered it yet. :funnyface:

Moira :wave:

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Line dance song: Strokin' by Clarence Carter

AND I CAN'T BELIEVE I LEFT THIS ONE OUT!: "I want you to want me" by CHEAP TRICK

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All I ask is that we have some modern-day stuff thrown in. I cant deal with disco all night long.

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