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Year In Dance 2000 Volume 2 | Top Dance Songs of 2000

Year end Edition 2000It’s almost 2:00 am and I couldn’t get any sleep, so I decided to go ahead and put up the next installment of the Classix of 2000.  The mix was already complete a couple of days ago, so all I had to do was split the tracks and create this post.  I don’t think I’ll begin the third volume until Monday or so.  If you remember, I got some goodies in for my computer earlier this month.  The easiest things like the additional memory and the new hard drive have long since been installed, but I was saving the more time consuming difficult part (at least for me) installing the new massive heatsink for a quieter day.  Tomorrow has been designated as that day.  If I don’t come back in a few days, you’ll know something went horribly wrong…LOL.  I’m not anticipating any problems, but then again, I am quite possibly the unluckiest person living on this earth…swear to god!

This mix is comprised of some massive, and I mean MASSIVE club tunes from the year.  Certainly “Dive In The Pool” by Barry Harris feat. Pepper Mashay was one of the largest tunes of the Millennium.  What’s funny is that I was all over this song when it first came out and decided to drop it for the first time at “Last Splash”.  The first night I played it, it just about cleared the dancefloor.  The second night, reactions were more favorable.  Generally, that’s not good enough to go forward with a song, but I really believed in it.  So, I dropped it the third night and all of a sudden everyone just GOT IT!  Already climbing the charts, the song was bolstered by the American version of “Queer as Folk” where it was featured on the closing credits for like the first five episodes.  After the first time, it was in high demand all the time.  Strangely, the song never hit number one on the club charts but peaked at number two and stayed there for two weeks.  Ultimately, Madonna’s HOT “Music” leaped right over it and took the top spot for five weeks.  Nevertheless, because this was an original production, Barry must have made a pile of money off of this one song alone.  It was shortly after that, that he and Chris (Cox) went their separate ways only to have Barry just drop off the face of the earth.  Seriously, if anyone knows what he’s up to these days, I’d really like to know.  Sure he did a couple of things after that, but he never had the success of this offering and hasn’t been able to touch Chris’s success yet.

Another massive offering was from Sonique.  “It Feels So Good” was just one of those hook-laden songs you just couldn’t escape.  Honestly, the breakbeat version was the one everyone clamored for, but I was always partial to the “serious mix” as well, featured here.  Then, of course, we have the bubblegum dance-pop of Eiffel 65’s “Blue”, the ‘I’m in need of a guy song’.  Hey, why else would he be so blue?  That song coupled with “Mambo No. 5” was enough to make me want to hang myself, but you gotta give the people what they want even if it gives you acid reflux.

In 2000, we also saw the return of Ann Nesby.  Most of you may not be familiar with her, but she is famous for her early seventies soul hit which she wrote: “I Can’t Stand the Rain”.  That song alone has been covered by just about everyone and their mother; more notably by Eruption’s amazing disco version in 1978 and Tina Turner in 1984.  It was also sampled by Missy Elliot and was her first big hit in the mid-nineties.  Though Ann was most notable for her top twenty hit, she was also the lead singer of the gospel group Sounds of Blackness who also scored several huge club hits in the nineties.  Here, Ann flies solo with a remake of an underground disco classic originally performed by Brainstorm.  I only know this song, because it was prominently featured at the beginning of the movie 54 (of which I am a HUGE fan).  Let’s put it this way, she rips this mother apart!

I can’t catch no man
Hangin’ out at a discotheque
But I believe in the boogie
Oh, but the boogie don’t believe in me

I can’t catch no man
Hangin’ out at a discotheque
But I believe in the boogie
Oh, but lovin’ is really my game
Well, lovin’ is really my game
Well, lovin’ is really my game
Well, lovin’ is really my game

Priceless!

Well, that’s all I got for everyone this morning.  Whether you were watching or at any of the college football games or demonstrating against Prop 8 across the nation, I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I should be back hopefully on Tuesday with volume 3.  Until then…ENJOY!

Album : Year-End Edition 2000 | volume 2
Genre : Circuit, Mainstream, House, Classics
Year : 2000
Total Time : 1:45:24:00

1. Vienna (Lenny Bertoldo Club Mix) – Linda Eder

2. Dive In The Pool (X-Union Mix) – Barry Harris feat. Pepper Mashay

3. If It Don’t Fit (Thunderpuss 2000 Club Mix) – Abigail

4. Planet Love (Friburn & Urik Vocal Mix) – Taylor Dayne

5. Show Me (Johnny Vicious Club Mix) – Angel Clivilles

6. It Feels So Good (Serious Remix) – Sonique

7. Fly Away (Bye Bye) (Extended Yeeeeeah Mix) – Eyes Cream

8. 2 Times (Original Extended) – Ann Lee

9. Blue (Da Ba Dee) (Hannover Remix) – Eiffel 65

10. I Never Knew (Hani Anthem Vocal Mix) – Deborah Cox

11. I’m In Love (Johnny Vicious Club Mix) – Veronica

12. Lovin’ Is Really My Game (Thunderpuss Club Mix) – Ann Nesby

13. Don’t You Want My Love (Rosabel’s Cha Cha Club Mix) – Rosabel feat. Debbie Jacobs

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