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What songs might you put in an "Ultimate Gay Boy Party Mix" (title and artist)? Why? If you thought of something clichéd and overused, would you put it in?

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dinogrl
Nov. 14th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC)
Well She--yat! I can help you with that...from the former queen of "Dance Music Radio" (no, really!).
All the usual suspects:
It's Rainin' Men- the Weather Girls, Sylvester's back up singers...and it is a bitchin party song! Of course there is Frankie Goes to Hollywood. (I'm sooo tired of them, but someone else may like the "beat"). I have got a rare extended remix disc of Trippin on the Moon sung by Cladja Barry. You can get the regular mix via http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00002DDHX/berniesdiscomusi
It is sooooo bad ass you'd not believe it, and it still rocks. I have to admit it is one of my party favs.
Knock on Wood-Ami Stewart
Hot Stuff-Donna Summer
Forget Me Nots-Patrice Rushen, always a good one.
Oh yeah, the obvious ones from the Village People
And that's my two cents worth, from a former radio goddess...
yourbob
Nov. 14th, 2006 06:59 am (UTC)
Ah. But what kind of gay boys are attending the party? Is is White Party Boys? Eagle Bar Boys? A real mix?

And cliché can be fine, as long as its used sparingly. Even more so if it's ABBA.
bovil
Nov. 14th, 2006 07:29 am (UTC)
Much ABBA can be forgiven if it's someone really good (like, say, Erasure) covering ABBA...
yourbob
Nov. 14th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
ABBA and ABBA covers are, I agree, two different things.
boywhocantsayno
Nov. 14th, 2006 08:16 am (UTC)
Well, I have to come in here and pimp the Pet Shop Boys. *grin*

I'm not going to suggest all of these, of course, but I'd choose from the following list, none of which is particularly clichéd or overused (I don't think):

The Sodom And Gomorrah Show
What Have I Done To Deserve This?
It's A Sin
A Red Letter Day
Se A Vida E
Saturday Night Forever
Somewhere
Absolutely Fabulous
Try It (I'm In Love With A Married Man)
A Different Point Of View
Flamboyant

I would deliberately stay away from West End Girls and Opportunities. (I remember a few years ago when ozreison was telling people what song she associated with each of us, and I got West End Girls, because it was the only PSB song she knew.)

As for Erasure, their ABBA covers are good, but I'd probably pick Breathe and Drama! first.

From Depeche Mode (I have to admit, I only have five or six of their albums, so I may be missing some good stuff), I'd pick People Are People, Strangelove and A Question Of Lust.

Heather Small's Proud should probably be on the list as well - it hasn't been around long enough to be clichéd. ;)

And I'd put Kia's Sexy Boy and Denise Williams' Let's Hear It For The Boy on there too. :)
bovil
Nov. 18th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
So I have to ask... have you heard West End Girls by West End Girls?
boywhocantsayno
Nov. 18th, 2006 08:07 am (UTC)
I haven't - I've heard of them, but I've never heard their stuff. I'll have to give them a listen.
boywhocantsayno
Nov. 18th, 2006 08:09 am (UTC)
Heh... I'm just listening to their version of "You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk". Not bad at all.
danjite
Nov. 14th, 2006 08:57 am (UTC)
Must throw in for Sharon Kane's "A piece of the Rock" and Underworld's "Underneath the Radar".

That and please, please, please send me a copy!
thirdworld
Nov. 14th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
Glaswegian Jimmy Sommerville has sung high-energy gay club music all his career, since the early 80s. Huge outside North America, but liked by everyone here that I've introduced to him. Right from the start, with Bronski Beat, an openly gay band whose first album highlighted homophobic laws in Europe, their debut hit single "Smalltown Boy" was the biggest obviously gay hit ever at the time (1984 I believe, and yes, believe it or not, YMCA was not obviously gay -- like huh?). But it is also a kick-ass dance song, as are others on that album like "Why" and a great cover of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love".

Then with The Communards he made more hit dance songs and still more as a soloist. He's well worth checking out. I have his greatest hits CD.

Oh and I doubt "It's Raining Men" will ever go out of gay style -- unlike "We Are Family" it is a great dance song. However I can't help but wonder if YMCA has become too straight ;).
thirdworld
Nov. 14th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
I think I can send you some songs if you like.
bovil
Nov. 14th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
I'd totally spaced Jimmy Sommerville, but yeah, definitely.
trystbat
Nov. 14th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
If I'm going for the "Ultimate" mix, I'd have to include the cliches, otherwise the mix wouldn't be Ultimate, IMO. If I were going for "Unique & Special Mix," then no overused songs. This applies to any musical genre.

In addition to all the excellent choices mentioned, I'd add "Master & Servant" & "Never Let Me Down Again" by Depeche Mode, "Sometimes" & "Chains of Love" by Erasure, "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat, "Don't Leave Me This Way" (cover) by the Communards, "I Love a Man in a Uniform" by Gang of Four, "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate, "Gypsies, Tramps, & Thieves" by Cher, "Holiday" by Madonna, & that's all I can think of off the top of my head w/out my iPod :-)
bovil
Nov. 14th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
The clichés to avoid are going to be the ones so tired they would drive people from the room.
night_x_walker
Nov. 14th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Dany and I agree on throwing in there something by Gunther or a cover of it... :-)
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