Posted by: MJK on Oct 14, 2008
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I was watching telly the other day and I saw an advert for a classic Dance Anthems CD/DVD combo and it got me thinking - most of the songs that were on the list were
A) not Classics (I define Classic as any song released in the late Nineties period during the hey day of the Dance movement) and B) They were just recent and crappy.
Dance music was probably the first genre of music that I was really into (before the Rock and Nasheed Age) and the list below represents my favourite Dance Classics of all Time. I am making a distinction between Dance and Hard House (i'l do a Hard House list in the future).
Because i'm only picking ten Ive had to limit results quite substantially. It is because of this that I have not included amazing tracks like FatBoy Slims 'Right Here right Now', KernKraft 400's Zombie Nation, ATB's 9 pm till I Come and Soniques Feel So Good.
10. DJ Sakin - Protect your Mind (Braveheart)
I choose this over Lisa Gerrards Gladiator Dance track any day. Best version was on Bump 4. Which leads me to
9. Miss Jane - Fine Day (ATB Mix)
I won a copy of Bump 4 in 1999 and I still think its the best Bump CD ever released. They are on Bump 25 or something now (its getting ridiculous) I probably played this track more than any other.
8. Darude - Sandstorm
Arguably the best song to listen to if you want to drive aggressively. This songs need to be in the next Burnout game.
7. Robert Miles - Children
The song that introduced me to Dance Music.
6. Faithless - God is a DJ
I'm probably going to get Flak for this one as most peoplt think Insomnia is better. But I prefer this track. Insomnia is awesome, and a classic no doubt. But theres something about this track that makes you want to dance.
5. IIO - At The End
I love all of IIO's songs, especially this one.
4. Heatseeker - Explicit (aka that song from Blade)
Little known fact about this song - 8 years ago some Kid (Ricky Husband - 16) O'Deeeed at a rave at the Playhouse and they played this track for him at his funeral.
3. Paul van Dyk - For an Angel
Ive got every PvD cd from 1994 or so (thanks to a brother in law who idolises this guy. i'm just missing Politics of Dance 2 I think) and this is my favourite track.
2. Delirium - Silence (Tiestos Mix)
1. 4 Strings - Take Me Away (Into the Night)
This is one of those songs that make me :) everytime I hear it.
Let me know if you agree or disagree, and whether I have made unforgivable omissions.