It’s only Friday again, and, even though it’s not actually a Bank Holiday weekend, there’s plenty to celebrate, with the Tories taking an absolute shoeing at yesterday’s local election results, losing hundreds of seats across the country.
Sure, these were local elections rather than a General one, so many of these can probably be seen as ‘protest votes’, a fact that did not escape the attention of Conservative candidates in some regions, who resorted to having their party name listed as “Local Conservatives” on the ballot paper, in an effort to distance themselves from the bunch of crooks, wasters and philanderers currently in Government…
…but there’s been so little to be happy rather than angry about for a good while now, tonight’s mix – entirely non-political, in case you were concerned – lands at just the right time.
For tonight sees the posting of the second and final part of the previously-available-as-one-long-mix which I only made available via Soundcloud (an experiment I soon got bored of), and it’s a beauty. There have been some tweaks in the running order since it’s last incarnation, as well as some changes in the songs included, but it gives y’all the chance to shake your booty to some top-notch pop records.
If I may pinch a title from Drew at the much missed Across the Kitchen Table blog: “It’s Friday….Let’s Dance”! (And if dancing on a Friday night is good enough for Drew and The Dude, then it’s good enough for you too):
Here comes the disclaimer: any skips or jumps are down to the mixing software (and there are a few, sorry!); any mis-timed mixes are down to me; all record selections are mine (and this last bit is especially relevant, for when I say “some top-notch pop records” I mean there’s some cheesy-but-great 70s and 80s stuff in this one…I stand by their inclusion, 100%. You trust me by now, right? Right…..???)
Good. Off we go then:
And here’s your track-listing (look away now if you want to avoid spoilers):
- Beck – New Pollution
- Lizzo – Juice
- Basement Jaxx – Oh My Gosh
- Lily Allen – Knock ‘Em Out
- Björk – There’s More To Life Than This
- Cansei De Ser Sexy – Alala
- The Nolans – Attention To Me
- Laura Branigan – Self Control
- Phillip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover
- The Dooleys – Wanted
- Paris Angels – Perfume (All On You)
- Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris – We Found Love
- Lene – Paper Bag
- Robyn – Dancing On My Own
- All Saints – Pure Shores
- Guys ‘n’ Dolls – There’s A Whole Lot of Loving
Next week: an entirely new, never been heard before mix, you lucky people.
Or, to put it another way: more soon.