80’s Dance

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Shannon The Diva Series

Shannon | The Diva Series

Shannon Brenda Greene[1][2] (born May 2, 1958), known by the mononym Shannon, is an American singer and songwriter of freestyle and dance-pop music. She is best known for her single “Let the Music Play” “Give Me Tonight” which topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in 1983-84. In 1985, Shannon released her second album “Don’t You Wanna Get Away,” […]

Dead Or Alive The Diva Series

Dead or Alive | The Diva Series

Party Favorz is wrapping up our Back to the 80’s edition with the final induction into the Diva Hall of Fame with the gender-bending and ultra-influential Dead or Alive. Dead or Alive was an English pop band formed in 1980 in Liverpool; finding success in the mid-1980s, releasing seven singles that made the Top 40 […]

Bananarama The Diva Series

Bananarama | The Diva Series

After having finished the Exposé diva series, I decided to round out a couple of previous requests for 80’s iconic artists. The next entry into the Diva Hall of Fame is none other than Bananarama. Bananarama is an English female pop music vocal group formed in London in 1981 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward. Their […]

Exposé The Diva Series

Exposé | The Diva Series

We’re going back to the 80’s this week with our latest Diva Hall of Fame entry, Exposé! Exposé is an American Latin freestyle vocal group. Primarily consisting of lead vocalists Jeanette Jurado, Ann Curless, and Gioia Bruno, the group achieved much of their success between 1984 and 1993, becoming the first group to have four […]

Back the 80's pt. 2

Back 2 the 80’s pt. 2 | The Monster Mix

I’m back with of Back 2 the 80’s pt. 2, a monster mix of classic dance hits from the era. I’ve got enough to likely make a third set and maybe even throw in a New Wave version as well. If I do, I’ll post those later in the year. Originally, this […]

Back the 80's pt. 1

Back 2 the 80’s pt. 1 | The Monster Mix

Party Favorz is back with Back 2 the 80’s, a monster mix of commercial dance classics from the era. After releasing the Trash Disco series last year, I knew I had to move a decade up as the genre that defined “dance” and “disco” has substantially changed with the introduction of the […]

Erasure The Diva Tribute pt.1

Erasure | The DIVA Tribute pt. 1

It’s not the way you lead me by the hand into the bedroom It’s not the way you throw your clothes upon the bathroom floor Been thinking about ya, I just couldn’t wait to see Fling my arms around ya as we fall in ecstasy Ooh, sometimes The truth […]

Pump Up the Volume

Pump Up the Volume | BackSpin 80’s

Continuing where we left off yesterday, the 80’s was a dearth of diversity in musical styles. The primary focus over these three volumes includes industrial music and it’s more commercial off-spring. If anyone watches AMC’s ‘Catch and Halt’ Fire’ you get a really good feel for the time, the […]

Hit That Perfect Beat

Hit That Perfect Beat! | BackSpin 80’s

After last year’s 70’s indulgence with the Trash Disco series, Party Favorz is moving a decade forward. In typical fashion, I try to do something that’s not so obvious, which better reflects who I was and what I was into by the end of the decade that was the […]

The Diva Series Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys | Mixed-UP I & II | Pet Shop Boys Tribute

With the recent release of Pet Shops Boys latest single “Love etc.” and the highly anticipated “Yes” album to be released on March 23rd (in the U.K. only, U.S. will follow later this year), I decided it was time to dig out a mega-mix I put together in 2007 […]