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.
Frequently referenced in pop culture, it has been covered by several bands, including a Paul Oakenfold version, renamed to “Reach Up (Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag)”.
Not quite making it onto my top 50, but still one that stands up to multiple listens…
Taken from TFOS self-titled debut album, a concept piece about an alien invasion of Earth, I RAN was a futurist sonic rippler, opening with mutant synths and rising to its highly infectious chorus.
Wham Rap! was a unique blend of pop, funk, and hip-hop, and it showcased George Michael’s skills as a songwriter and performer. The song’s lyrics dealt with themes of youth culture, social commentary, and the challenges of growing up in the inner city. The song was well received by audiences and critics, and it established Wham! as a fresh and innovative force in the pop music world.
For anyone who loves electronic dance music, “Planet Rock” is a must-listen. It’s a classic track that continues to be relevant and influential today, and it’s sure to get you on the dance floor. Whether you’re a fan of hip hop, electro, techno, or trance, “Planet Rock” is a timeless piece of music that deserves a place in your playlist.