This is number 30 in my occasional series of 12″ records from the 80s that had an effect on my life.
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
The Power of Music to Transform Lives
Music has the power to move us, to make us feel alive, and to transport us to a different place and time. This is especially true when it comes to dance music, which is designed to get our bodies moving and our hearts pumping. And no song captures the transformative power of music quite like “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” by Indeep.
Released in 1982, “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” quickly became a dance music classic, and for good reason. The song features a driving bassline, infectious rhythm, and catchy lyrics that tell the story of a person whose life is changed by a DJ and their music. The song’s title alone speaks to the idea that music can be a powerful force for good, that it has the ability to save lives.
But what is it about this song that has made it such an enduring classic? One reason is undoubtedly its catchy hook, which is impossible to resist. The repetition of the line “Last night a DJ saved my life” is both memorable and relatable, and it captures the idea that music has the power to lift us out of our everyday lives and transport us to a different place.
But beyond the catchy hook, “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” is a song that speaks to something deeper within us. It taps into the idea that music can be a unifying force, bringing together people from all walks of life and creating a sense of community and belonging. In the song, the narrator describes how they were feeling down and out, but then they heard the DJ play a song that lifted their spirits and made them feel alive again. This experience is something that many of us can relate to – that moment when the music takes over and all our cares and worries melt away.
Another reason why “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” has become such a beloved classic is its message about the importance of DJs. The song acknowledges the vital role that DJs play in creating memorable and transformative experiences for their listeners. It’s a reminder that DJs are not just playing music, they are curating an experience, choosing the right tracks at the right time to create a magical atmosphere that can transport us to a different place.
And of course, there’s the sheer joy and energy of the song itself. “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” is a party anthem, a song that makes you want to get up and dance. It’s a celebration of the power of music and the ways in which it can bring people together, and it’s impossible not to get caught up in its infectious energy.
In the decades since its release, “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” has become a touchstone for dance music lovers around the world. It’s a song that transcends generations and genres, bringing together people from all walks of life to dance and celebrate the power of music. And in an era when many of us are feeling disconnected and isolated, it’s a reminder that music can be a unifying force that brings us all together.
In conclusion, “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” is a timeless classic that captures the transformative power of music. Its catchy hook, relatable lyrics, and celebration of DJs have made it an enduring anthem that continues to inspire and uplift people around the world. Whether you’re a longtime fan or hearing it for the first time, this song is a reminder that music has the power to move us, to transform us, and to save our lives.
Top 50 12 Inches of the 80s What's it all about?
Inspired by all the lists you see on FaceBook saying “Post your favourite albums, but don’t say anything about them…” I thought, hell I’m gonna say a bit about them and why they’re special. As a general rule I have chosen particular extended vinyl versions of the tracks for various reasons, amongst them they extend the length I can listen to them, and they often add extra ambience to the Radio Friendly 7″ version.
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Legendary US record producer Tom Moulton was probably one of the prime movers in developing 12-inch releases, he had discovered that the 12-inch had vastly superior sound quality, producing grooves perfect for the discotheque. It was music for hedonistic dancers – for metronomic beats, fewer vocals, stripped back instrumentation, slow-fading echo effects, sustains, slow builds in pace and intensity to maximum peaks.