Party Favorz, your favorite dance music podcast, is back with the final volume of Millennial Dance Classics 2003 — 2004. This compilation features some of the most iconic dance songs and hidden gems from this transformative era of dance music history.
One standout during this period was the progressive to trance remixes by Gabriel & Dresden. These were integral to the darker side of club music that defined this era. Their remix of Jewel’s “Intuition” still ranks as one of my top picks. Jewel, originally an alt-folk singer, transitioned into pop music, proving that intelligent lyrics could blend with pop’s perceived superficiality. Despite the enthusiastic reception of her overly-sexualized music video by her music label, she fully supported the transformation of her songs into dance tracks.
Other mainstream hits included Christina Milian’s “Dip It Low”, Janet Jackson’s “All Nite (Don’t Stop)”, and Justin Timberlake’s “Rock Your Body”. These tracks not only dominated the pop charts but also set the dance floor ablaze, particularly the Sander Kleinberg’s progressive house mixes.
On the lesser-known side, Nina Sky’s “Move Your Body” and Mylo’s “Drop the Pressure” have now achieved classic status. These tracks received a remix treatment in 2022, reviving their popularity in clubs worldwide.
This era also witnessed ONO, John Lennon’s widow, dipping her toes into the dance music scene. ONO’s abstract poetry, remixed into dance music, was a gamble that paid off, with “Walking on Thin Ice” – here interpreted by Pet Shop Boys with the Danny Tengalia remix hitting hard on the gay circuit while topping the club charts.
Finally, let’s not forget the Heaven & Earth remix of “Clocks” by Coldplay. Despite its unofficial status and low chart rankings, it had a profound impact on club music, an influence that Coldplay would later acknowledge and embrace.
For an expansive list of the biggest dance songs from this period, make sure to check out the Top Dance Songs for 2000 — 2009, particularly the releases for 2003 and 2004.
Stay tuned for our regular programming next week. Until then, get ready to relive the millennial dance music era and as always…ENJOY!
Album: Millennial Dance Classics [2003 — 2004] Vol. 3
Genre: Electro House, Progressive House, House Music
Total Time: 03:19:52
1. t.A.T.u. – All The Things She Said (Extension 119 Club Vocal Mix)
2. Nina Sky – Move Ya Body (Kurd Maverick Main Vocal Mix)
3. Raven Maize – Fascinated (Joey Negro Club Mix)
4. Mylo – Drop The Pressure (Future Funk Squad Remix)
5. ONO – Walking On Thin Ice (Pet Shop Boys Extended Dance Mix)
6. Robbie Rivera – Which Way You’re Going (Wally Lopez Remix)
7. Milk & Sugar feat. Lizzy Pattinson – Let The Sun Shine (Terrace Mix)
8. Heather Headley – I Wish I Wasn’t (Thick Dick Vocal Mix)
9. Christina Milian – Dip It Low (Full Intention Club)
10. Boogie Pimps – Somebody To Love (Salt Shaker Mix)
11. Seal – Love’s Divine (The Pazzengerz Sanctuary Club Mix)
12. Britney Spears feat. Madonna – Me Against The Music (Gabriel & Dresden Club Mix)
13. Dave Gahan – Dirty Sticky Floors (Junkie XL Vocal Mix)
14. Sarah McLachlan – Fallen (Gabriel & Dresden Anti-Gravity Mix Edit)
15. Duncan Sheik – On A High (Gabriel & Dresden Club Mix)
16. Daniel Bedingfield – If You’re Not The One (The Passengerz Girlfriend Club Mix)
17. t.A.T.u. – Not Gonna Get Us (Dave Audé Extension 119 Club Vocal)
18. Sting – Send Your Love (Dave Audé Extended Vocal Mix)
19. Janet Jackson – All Nite (Don’t Stop) (Sander Kleinenberg Everybody Mix)
20. Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body (Sander Kleinenberg’s Just In The Club Mix)
21. Kosheen – All In My Head (Planet Funk Mix)
22. Cherie – I’m Ready (Dave Audé Club Mix)
23. BoomKat – What U Do 2 Me (Thick Dick Club Mix)
24. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone (Jason Nevins Club Mix)
25. Supreme Beings Of Leisure – Ghetto (29 Palms Vocal Mix)
26. Jewel – Intuition (Gabriel & Dresden Hi-Tek Digital Mix)
27. Dave Gahan – I Need You (Gabriel & Dresden Unplugged Mix)
28. Coldplay – Clocks (Heaven & Earth Division Remix)
29. Annie Lennox – A Thousand Beautiful Things (Peter Rauhofer Beautiful Strings Anthem)
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