Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dance Party: July

Detail from Ultra Nate's "Free" EP (1997)

Comin' in just under the wire. ;-)

Well, we've got a goofy mix of music this time around, but lots to enjoy, admire, and appreciate for beauty, playfulness, or originality. The nine songs in tonight's post are all certainly evocative of the era in which they came to prominence. Yeah, there's a bit o' cheesiness that can't be denied, but, over the years, popular trends go from cool to kooky, poised to playful. And a whole lot of loneliness. . .

From tear-jerkers to trance, big hair to big butts, disco to emo, tonight we'll play out the month with an eclectic mix.

Cover detail from Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" (1992)

Let's listen to some music!

And here are July's tunes:

1967: "Light My Fire" by The Doors

1972: "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan

1977: "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb

1982: "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

1987: "Alone" by Heart

1992: "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot

1997: "Free" by Ultra Nate

2002: "The Sound of Goodbye" by Perpetuous Dreamer

2007: "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's


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