Shoes shined. Boogie Fever. Now hit the ground running, and don’t look back…
01. It Don’t Come Easy :: Ringo Starr
02. Love Is A Dirty Word :: Jason Collett
03. Come And Get It :: Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed
04. Circles :: Seeland
05. Kung Fu Fighting (Instrumental Version) :: Cee-Lo Green
06. Shoeshine Boogie :: Mock & Toof
07. The Only One :: The Black Keys
08. Out Of Place :: The Soundcarriers
09. Plain As Your Eyes Can See :: Jim Sullivan
10. UFO :: Jim Sullivan
11. Bambi :: Tokyo Police Club
12. Hey Elevator :: The Apples In Stereo
13. Meet Again :: Secret Twins
14. Epoca :: Gotan Project
15. Last Tango In Paris :: Gotan Project
16. Orympia Rocks :: Altz
17. What Is Love (12″ Mix) :: Haddaway
18. Get A Move On (Alternate Mix) :: The Quantic Soul Orchestra
19. The Late Late Show :: Count Basie
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This week’s mix is for all the lovers out there, and is specially dedicated to Wifey.
Happy Valentine’s Day babes – I love you (yeah)!
Xs & Os…
This week in 1978 saw the Bee Gees reach the Number 1 spot in the charts with ‘Stayin’ Alive’. The song was from the film ‘Saturday Night Fever’, and represents the pinnacle of Disco in terms of popularity. The movie was Number 1 in the box office, the soundtrack was the Number 1 album, and most of the songs from the record were among the most popular tunes of the year.
1978 was the culmination of an underground phenomenon that began in clubs in New York and Philadelphia in the late 1960s. Disco had grown in size and stature throughout the 1970s, gradually taking over all of the music production and popular culture in America. Everyone recorded Disco music, listened to Disco music, went to Disco clubs, and dressed like Tony Manero. However, this over-saturation of polyester, platform shoes, and disco balls led to an ever-growing backlash by the public. In July of 1979, a mere 18 months later, the famous Disco Demolition Night took place in Comiskey Park in Chicago during a baseball game between the White Sox and Tigers. Roughly ten years after the emergence of Disco, the scene was dead.
This week’s mix is a look back at those halcyon days of Disco, with five chart-topping songs from 1978 that proved the Disco sound was the only one in town, and everyone wanted to catch ‘Saturday Night Fever’.
01. Stayin’ Alive * Bee Gees
02. Theme From ‘Which Way Is Up’ * Stargard
03. (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again * LTD
04. Ffun * Con Funk Shun
05. Boogie Shoes * KC & The Sunshine Band