Tag Archive for Top Dance Club Songs [1990 – 1999]

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Let There Be House | 90’s House Classics pt. 10

Let There Be House marks the end of the 90’s House Classics series for the moment. I felt like I had neglected this important category of Party Favorz for too long making imperative it be refreshed. Between all of these sets and the Millennial House Classics and several of the Legacy series, I think I’ve made…

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Surrender Yourself | 90’s House Classics pt. 9

And the 90’s House Classics just keep on rolllin’! Surrender Yourself is chalk-full of classic house music favorites but also has what I like to call the early incarnations of that circuit sound. The Junior Vasquez remix of Body To Body (Keep In Touch) by Shades of Love and Soul Solutions remix of Changes by…

David Morales Legacy pt 4

David Morales | Legacy pt. 4

We have finally reach the end of our tribute to one of the most prolific and unquestioned godfather’s of house music. David Morales Legacy pt. 4 picks up where the others left off and throws in several obscure remixes like Janet Jackson’s ‘When I Think Of You’, Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and First Choice’s ‘Love Thang’.…

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David Morales | Legacy pt. 3

This is David Morales Legacy pt. 3, which delves more into the type of house music he’s known for. Of course I included Mariah Carey’s ‘My All’ which is epic in every way possible and a remix that I NEVER even knew existed! As ya’ll know, I am a HUGE Kristine W fan and how…

David Morales Legacy pt 2

David Morales | Legacy pt. 2

David Morales Legacy pt. 2 delves into the more commercial aspects of his career. Many of these songs were wildly successful not just in the clubs but on Top 40 radio as well. The songs stay true to his style but showcase a more diverse side with heavy influences in the Urban and Latin musical…

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David Morales | Legacy pt. 1

David Morales (born August 21, 1961) is an internationally acclaimed Grammy Award-winning American house music DJ and record producer. In addition to his production and DJ work, Morales is one of the most prolific remixers of all time, transforming many pop music songs into club-friendly dance tracks. Born in New York City, he is of Puerto Rican ancestry.[1] That’s the jest of what you get when…

George Michael Tribute

George Michael Tribute pt. 2 | Freedom ’16

I had originally planned to update George’s original induction into the Diva Hall of Fame from 2010 this next year. Under the circumstances, I changed those plans and undertook the project the day after Christmas. I couldn’t allow the original mix be the final word. I spent an entire day remastering each song one by…

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George Michael | Tribute 1963 – 2016

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that I am re-posting George Michael’s original induction into the Diva Hall of Fame and am now filing it under Tribute. He is truly one of the greatest artists of my lifetime and his album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 is one of my top 10 all-time…

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Crystal Waters | The Diva Series

It was the summer of 1991 when my ex, Eddie and I traveled to New York. This was my first trip to the Big Apple, though he had been many times. It was the era of Mayor Dinkins and Times Square was a shell of it’s current glory or, pretty much a shit hole laced…

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Patti LaBelle | The Diva Series

Miss Patti LaBelle was the moving force behind the 70’s Soul group LaBelle and their signature song Lady Marmalade made them international superstars. Patti’s powerful vocals made her a standout in the group (though they subsequently reformed in the 90’s) as she eventually went solo with a sustained and successful career that has lasted decades.…

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Chaka Khan | The Diva Series

When I was working on the third volume of the Year-End Edition 1997 , my memory was jogged about one of the divas on my list that I had not gotten around to inducting.  Yes, there is a short list of ladies (Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, etc.) that totally must be included in the Diva Hall…

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Jody Watley | The Diva Series | 90s Club Hits

From Fly Girl to backup dancer for Janet …oh wait!  I’m getting my DIVAS mixed-up.  Let’s try this again … From Soul Train dancer to member of the 70s and 80s disco/R&B group Shalamar, to fashion icon and actress to dance floor D-I-V-A, Jody Watley truly is the shit! After leaving Shalamar in the early…

Martha Wash

The Diva Series feat. Martha Wash

It’s been a longtime coming but I’ve finally got around to inducting the dynamic and vocally gifted Martha Wash into the Diva Hall of Fame.  With her drama-filled soprano, Martha came to fame in the late 70s as part of the duo Two Tons O’ Fun.  Along with Izora Armstead, the ladies were the backup…

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Barbara Tucker | The Diva Series |Redux

In 2008, after having successfully created multiple feature sets for friends that included Everything But The Girl, Madonna, Kristine W, Christina Aguilera and even Sara McLachlan, I began to realize folks were really digging them and then came up with the idea for the Diva Series.  I was steeped in house music at the time…

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Lisa Stansfield | The Diva Series

Lisa Stansfield is a UK born singer and actress who reached the top of the charts in 1990 with her major label debut album “Around the World.”  That album and subsequent albums yielded multiple top 10 hits but most were contained in the UK and Europe. Remixed by some of the biggest house music producers…

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Backspin v5 | The Cheese Mix

As promised, I’m serving up a whole plate full of cheese this week. While last week’s Eurodance set focused primarily on a single genre in dance, The Cheese Mix covers an entire spectrum from the late 80s to 2001. Unless you were living in a cave during this period, you’ll likely instantly recognize all the…

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90’s Euro-dance | Backspin v4

It’s time to go back, way back …back in time.  Okay, not all that far back but it feels like an eternity.  Yes, folks, I’m talking about the 90’s! The 1990’s were kind of a lost era, at least for me.  The whole alternative music scene exploded as did grunge.  House music had made significant inroads…

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Frankie Knuckles “Legends Gold”

This set is part of a two set tribute to Frankie Knuckles.  You can view the Silver Edition by clicking on the link. After discovering house music in the late 80s, it became an integral part of my life. Along with Shep, Lil Louis, MAW, Todd Terry, David Morales, Junior Vasquez there was Frankie Knuckles,…

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Frankie Knuckles “Legend Silver”

After discovering house music in the late 80s, it became an integral part of my life. Along with Shep, Lil Louis, MAW, Todd Terry, David Morales, Junior Vasquez there was Frankie Knuckles, the godfather of house music. While it’s disputed as to whether he created house, there is no doubt he was one of it’s…

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Cool Down Mix | Madonna | The Diva Series

In 2008, my friend Leann asked if I would make some Madonna mixes in honor of her 50th birthday. Leann was planning on hosting a benefit birthday bash at a local bar to try to raise money for some cause that escapes me at the moment. Happy to help out, I created four different sets…

90.s House Classics v7

Keep On Movin’ | 90’s House Classics v7

Keep On Movin’ is part of a seven set 90’s House Classics series I put out in 2010. It came at a time when Party Favorz went on an extended vacation and wasn’t available for very long. For the first time in four years, I’m bringing this important series back and giving it a permanent…

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Keep On Jumpin’ | 90’s House Classics v6

Keep On Jumpin’ is part of a seven set 90’s House Classics series I put out in 2010. It came at a time when Party Favorz went on an extended vacation and wasn’t available for very long. For the first time in four years, I’m bringing this important series back and giving it a permanent…

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Turn It Out | 90’s House Classics v5

Turn It Out is part of a seven set 90’s House Classics series I put out in 2010. It came at a time when Party Favorz went on an extended vacation and wasn’t available for very long. For the first time in four years, I’m bringing this important series back and giving it a permanent…

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Set U Free | 90’s House Classics v4

Set U Free is part of a seven set 90’s House Classics series I put out in 2010. It came at a time when Party Favorz went on an extended vacation and wasn’t available for very long. For the first time in four years, I’m bringing this important series back and giving it a permanent…

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Groove Is in the Heart | 90’s House Classics v3

Groove Is in the Heart is part of a seven set 90’s House Classics series I put out in 2010. It came at a time when Party Favorz went on an extended vacation and wasn’t available for very long. For the first time in four years, I’m bringing this important series back and giving it…

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Push the Feeling On | 90’s House Classics v2

Push the Feeling On is part of a seven set 90’s House Classics series I put out in 2010. It came at a time when Party Favorz went on an extended vacation and wasn’t available for very long. For the first time in four years, I’m bringing this important series back and giving it a…

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Ride On the Rhythm | 90’s House Classics v1

Ride on the Rhythm is part of a seven set 90’s House Classics series I put out in 2010. It came at a time when Party Favorz went on an extended vacation and wasn’t available for very long. For the first time in four years, I’m bringing this important series back and giving it a…

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Ultra Naté | The Diva Series

In this final chapter of the Diva Series, we are honoring a true pioneer in house music.  In the early 90s, Ultra Naté (or as I like to say Ultra Naugh-tay) started out at a major label (WB) where she had nominal success on the dance charts and little if any on the pop charts. …

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Janet Jackson v1 | The Diva Series

This set was originally posted on November 17, 2009.  Since there are no current plans to update Miss Jackson’s original induction, I  thought it was appropriate to go back and revisit her original induction into the Diva Hall of Fame for those fans that missed it the first time around. Janet was signed to a…