SorB's top 1000 90s dance

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  1. Doodvid

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    Re The Love I Lost.

    It's a wonder Sybil let love, or anything else, slip through her fingers with that ONE MASSIVE HAND. Good grief.
     
  2. Sharla

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    SorB, be a love and change Sybil's write up to 4 hit wonder. My favourite of hers is Make It Easy On Me, later transformed into a multi million seller by the vocal prowess of Lisa Scott Lee.
     
  3. straightorbroken

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    VOLUME 48: 260-241

    241. Hold Your Head Up High – Boris Dlugosch presents Booom!
    [​IMG]
    Charts: UK #23
    Album: n/a
    Year: 1997
    Before the true essence of 90s dance evaporates completely as today's 90s throwback songs fail to offer anything new beyond novelty or mere vibe, it's worth paying tribute and much respect to one of the movement's key components: the fierce faceless female vocal. As on here, even if this is utilized to simply give you some basic posture advice or impatient life coaching, the neo-camp cliches came thick and fast faster than you can say "go Ricki". This song may not be well-remembered, but always reminds me of a production style favoured by the likes of Basement Jaxx. Hamburgh house producer Boris joined forces with Mousse T and vocalist Inaya Day (who also wrote the lyrics) to present Booom! (and if the world wasn't listening, Anastacia certainly was). Grimy house, phat beats and ugh-this-ugh-that diva vocals are always a strong currency, and this is a full thrust of all three with absolutely no hesitance.

    [video=youtube;Nj-leafx6ls]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj-leafx6ls[/video]

    242. Halo – Depeche Mode
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    Charts: US alt. #21
    Album: Violator
    Year: 1990
    Gloomy drama queens Depeche Mode with more murky industrial thuds, foreboding synths that creep like shadows and a chorus that injects more terrifying euphoria than Dave locked in his bathroom.

    [video=youtube;iEH4eqtK8SU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEH4eqtK8SU[/video]

    243. Higher Than Love – Gina G
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    Charts: album track
    Album: Fresh!
    Year: 1997
    Once again, G hits the spot with an intensely frivolous flow of Hi-NRG immediacy and a chorus that's almost as fast as the length of her career. Driven by an excitement that puts front row gays at a Madonna concert to shame, it's songs like these that make me consider her the 90s equivalent to Kelly Marie. I always thought the opening line was "each time I caught a whiff" but sadly this wasn't the case after all - and regretfully Gina can't even cause a right old stink in a gay bar these days (when promoting her last single Next 2 Karen Parry she was pretty much the supporting act to eliminated X-Factor contestants at G-A-Y, despite insisting otherwise to Jenny Frost).

    [video=youtube;Gx3cqdm5Jks]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx3cqdm5Jks[/video]

    244. Fuddy Duddy Judge – Deee-Lite
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    Charts: album track
    Album: Infinity Within
    Year: 1992
    if Deee-Lite's sophomore album Infinity Within was seen as lacking in tunes, overall it boasted a live band that ironically made it something of a groove album, but Fuddy Duddy Judge showcased their developments even if they drew a bit too heavily from what they had left over from before and after World Clique (they were still lifting hooks from pre-fame songs on Dewdrops In The Garden). A judiciously funky grind of undulating rhythms, compassion fatigue-free rap ("we all know a place *pause* that's not so delightful") and Lady Kier's soul mama howl playing referee for world peace, it retained their intense vibrancy and unquenchable flair for Utopian mission statements. Going full-pelt with their trademark sensibilities in a way that the programmed club-orientated World Clique didn't quite delve into, it quite possibly veers off into dangerously ridiculous territory, but you can't accuse them of playing it safe.

    [video=youtube;99wd7M1vHb0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99wd7M1vHb0[/video]

    245. When The Money’s Gone (Tony Moran Remix) - Bruce Roberts, Elton John & Kristine W.
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    Charts: US dance #32
    Album: Intimacy (original) / Winter Party Volume Three (remix)
    Year: 1995
    Living proof that Elton John sometimes has his uses beyond embarrassing himself over Madonna (I can't imagine doing so myself), this time he was helping out country singer Bruce Roberts. Kristine W had an afternoon to kill avoiding Billie Ray Martin's calls and provided back-up. The original was an 80s-sounding pop-rock affair, but now it was tarted up for the club and it turned into such a hoot it's no surprise Cher took a shine to it too (especially since the white trash narrative was a perfect fit as an update of her 70s whore ballad hits). Roberts co-wrote No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), Sometimes Like Butterflies, To Paris With Love,I Got Your Love and All Through The Night all for Donna Summer, You're The Only One for Dolly Parton, as well as Elton John's duet with Jennifer Rush, Flames of Paradise.

    [video=youtube;T4XB1fjzBxk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4XB1fjzBxk&list=PL8685652A46B78F59[/video]

    246. Roam – B52s
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    Charts: UK #17, US #3, Australia #3
    Album: Cosmic Thing
    Year: 1990
    With their delightful dedication to kooky n' cosmic rhythms, b-movie glamour, punk-disco-new-wave whatever you want to call it, gutsy white trash panache and vocals even bigger than their hairsprayed-solid bouffants, the collision of Kate and Cindy bursting their lungs on this is a soaring escape from the wacky annoyance of Love Shack's overplay, making this their secret weapon.

    [video=youtube;iNwC0sp-uA4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNwC0sp-uA4[/video]

    247. Catch Me – Betty Boo
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    Charts: US dance #14
    Album: Grrr! It's Betty Boo
    Year: 1993
    Her main catch (Hey DJ) came out in the 80s, but this is an intoxicating house-catering infusion of smoother grooves, sampladelic flair, a fluent supply of rhymes, and a vocal that would have scared the shit out of Cathy Dennis. Sadly it didn't catch on, but Alison Clarkson was taking a step back from her career at this point to look after her mother.

    [video=youtube;-GZJQxy3Wbs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GZJQxy3Wbs[/video]

    248. Out of My Head – Marradonna
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    Album:
    Year:
    Richie Malone (Xpansions' Move Your Body) and Scott Rouse (The Sound Gathering's The Meaning) join forces on this piano-driven italo-house number, saturated by a stuttered parade of echoed chanting and little else (and frankly nothing else was required). Re-released in 1997 with a video featuring a woman resembling Dana International, not being able to find it on youtube drives me to the sentiments uttered in the very song. This is the song parts of Madonna's Im Addicted remind me of.

    [video=youtube;M4VHu_R4qhs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4VHu_R4qhs[/video]

    I wanna see the parade, you wanna watch TV
    We don't do either, it's insanity

    249. Daydreaming – Dusty Springfield
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    Charts: album track
    Album: Reputation
    Year: 1990
    Dusty Springfield's cool-soul got tough on Reputation, proving her myth was very much intact if even stronger than ever. She'd gotten over her flop fineries, worked with the Pet Shop Boys, secured a transatlantic #2 smash and achieved her most successful album in 20 years. The album analyzes the artifice and cruelty of fame's unhealthy manipulation, poisoned affairs and as on Daydreaming (featuring granny rap) submits to the rhythm.

    [video=youtube;M4VHu_R4qhs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4VHu_R4qhs[/video]

    250. Something Good – Utah Saints
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    Charts: UK #4, Ire #4, US #98, Aus #10
    Album: Utah Saints
    Year: 1992
    Strident re-make of Cloudbusting built around a sample of Kate's vocal. And for those of us who didn't know, now you do.

    [video=youtube;x-iTC2JmMbM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-iTC2JmMbM[/video]

    251. Infinity – Guru Josh
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    Charts: Aus #4, Ger #2, NLD #3, UK #5, Spa #1
    Album: Infinity
    Year: 1989/90
    Led by a hypnotic saxophone riff, embellished by techno interceptions reminiscent of S'Express, spiraling piano keys, and a river flow of fizzing acid house components, all making this something of a unique wonder.

    [video=youtube;W8zI4qTCCPo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8zI4qTCCPo[/video]

    [n]252. Kelly Watch The Stars – Air[/b]
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    Charts: UK #18, BEL #62
    Album: Moon Safari
    Year: 1998
    The Steven Hawking and Mirwais collaboration that never was.

    [video=youtube;phTkudJH8kU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phTkudJH8kU[/video]

    253. Hyperballad - Bjork
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    Charts: UK #8, Swe #34, Fin #31, US dance #1
    Album: Post
    Year: 1996
    I wish we could go through all this again. Densely-surreal speed ballad, with an ethereal yet contemporary quality. Absolutely breath-taking, the melody is as strong and as flexible as that voice deserves. At her most truly popwise. And you just don't get videos more artful than that. Weren't the 90s something else?

    [video=youtube;D0Pv-UkoRC4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Pv-UkoRC4
    [/video]

    254. Unfinished Sympathy – Massive Attack
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    Charts: UK #13, NLD #2, Ger #17
    Album: Blue Lines
    Year: 1991
    Shara Nelson's aching soprano creating one of the 90's definitive performances. Sadly her only unfinished business these days involves a spot of stalking and in general being a crazy person.

    [video=youtube;ZWmrfgj0MZI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWmrfgj0MZI[/video]

    255. Passion - Amen!
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    Charts: UK #15
    Album: n/a
    Year: 1997
    A triple penetration of Panos-Liassi (of stupendous Rated PG fame) helped out by Gary Sharkey (Ripped In Two Minutes, essentially another Amen track being 'Amen' Vs 'Base') and Paul Masterson (Candy Girls). An ugly vocal can't even get in the way of this one.

    [video=youtube;sSlXdfDHkdE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSlXdfDHkdE[/video]

    Dream tripper...
    256. Insanity – Oceanic
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    Charts: UK #3
    Album: That Album By Oceanic
    Year: 1991
    A lava flow of tacky rave debris. I'm chewing the inside of my mouth away just thinking about it. With vocals that suggest her vagina was in the right place at the right time, in comparison Mary Kinai would have torn this one up faster than she would a flyer for a Tina Cousins PA.

    [video=youtube;RSkXLOi51nI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSkXLOi51nI[/video]

    257. Useless (Kruder And Dorfmeister remix) – Depeche Mode
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    Charts: UK #28, Ger #166, Swe #16
    Album: Ultra
    Year: 1997
    The languid percussion adding an altogether more alluring and sultry ambiance compared to the soft-rock seaminess of the original's sleazy Garbage-esque grind. The quieter setting really brings the song out of its shell, with the often exaggerated leer of Gahan (which is no complaint) is more glum and wound-licking, creating a sensation that tends to linger.

    [video=youtube;XZeXV2qnzRM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZeXV2qnzRM[/video]

    258. Touch Me (All Night Long) – Cathy Dennis
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    Charts: US #2, UK #5, Ire #3, Ger #39
    Album: Move To This
    Year: 1991
    Before Dannii came sniffing round (presumably this was before her coke days) for more where this came from, Cathy Dennis was the queen of this unique brand of shiny hyperventilating dance-pop, except this was a Fonda Rae cover (which explains why Love's On Every Corner was quite of the same caliber). Here she is wanting fumbled like a bag of pick n' mix, with her tiny vocal the perfect perky blend of sweet and sour. Pop propulsion at its most basic(ally amazing), the immensity and enjoyment is there despite the fact that her instruction is about as convincing as Sam Fax suing her for it. For some reason parts of its production remind me of Let The Music Play's intro )as in Shannon).

    [video=youtube;n0h9-HmME38]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0h9-HmME38[/video]

    259. Crazy – Seal
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    Charts: UK #2, US #7, Ger #2, Fra #5, NLD #1, Swe #1, Swi #1
    Album: Seal
    Year: 1990
    With its soothing melody, subtle lyric of human decency more scarred than his face, it's still the grain of his stoic delivery that truly makes this sink into your ears. Haddaway would go mental to be able to pull this sort of thing off. Something of a standard, which not many dance songs get to achieve.

    [video=youtube;1A-hqZf7xQs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A-hqZf7xQs[/video]

    260. Follow The Light – Gina G
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    Charts: album track
    Album: Fresh!
    Year: 1997
    In the 'dark ages' of no Kylie or Madge (one was doing yoga whilst on the phone to Rosie O'Donnell, the other was fucking for artwork), gays needed someone equally as beautiful, talented and ambitious. Instead, they got Gina.

    [video=youtube;5wgJxwsRa4U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wgJxwsRa4U[/video]
     
  4. straightorbroken

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    VOLUME 49: 240-221

    221. Everybody Dance (The Loops Monster Mix) – RuPaul
    [​IMG]
    Charts: did not chart
    Album: Supermodel of the World
    Year: 1993

    [video=youtube;4MW5JlikfAM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MW5JlikfAM[/video]

    222. The Real Thing – Tony Di Bart
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    Charts: UK #1, Bel #4, Fra #13, Ire #13, NDL #32, Ger #44
    Album: Falling For You
    Year: 1993/4

    [video=youtube;2rW8dg7drXA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rW8dg7drXA[/video]

    223. Thank You Everyday – Deee-Lite
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    Charts: did not chart
    Album: Infinity Within
    Year: 1992

    [video=youtube;LUoKZbffErQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUoKZbffErQ[/video]

    224. (You'll Always Be) The Love of My Life - Pandora
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    Charts: album track
    Album: This Could Be Heaven
    Year: 1997
    Gina G worthy.

    [video=youtube;28wCXTexZb0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28wCXTexZb0[/video]

    225. Kiss (When The Sun Don’t Shine) – Vengaboys
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    Charts: NLD #2, NZ #1, UK #3, Ire #3, Ger #10, Aus #17
    Album: The Platinum Album
    Year: 1999

    [video=youtube;jql7ghuw7eQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jql7ghuw7eQ[/video]

    226. Freedom – Robert Miles ft. Kathy Sledge
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    Charts: UK #15, ITA #3, IRE #27, GER #75
    Album: 23AM
    Year: 1997

    [video=youtube;BdFJ_40tuTM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdFJ_40tuTM[/video]

    227. Right Beside You – Sophie B. Hawkins
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    Charts: US #54, UK #13, AUS #41
    Album: Whaler
    Year: 1994

    [video=youtube;VDJSOAYEzPA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDJSOAYEzPA[/video]

    228. When I Fall In Love – Lil’ Suzy
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    Charts: did not chart
    Album: Life Goes On
    Year: 1995

    [video=youtube;N-dwIhklk3A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-dwIhklk3A[/video]

    229. Frozen (Extended Club Mix) – Madonna
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    Charts: UK #1, US #2, ITA #1, GER #2, SPA #1, FRA #2, NLD #2, AUS #5
    Album: Ray of Light
    Year: 1998

    [video=youtube;HQ14mchTjcQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ14mchTjcQ[/video]

    230. Life - Janice Robinson
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    Charts: did not chart
    Album: stand-alone single
    Year: 1994
    Available on Spotify.

    231. What Would We Do - DSK
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    Charts: ??
    Album: Work My Body Over
    Year: 1991

    [video=youtube;_DlgNOi-UoQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DlgNOi-UoQ[/video]

    232. Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is) – Pet Shop Boys
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    Charts: UK #8, GER #18, AUS #11, SPA #4, FIN #3
    Album: Bilingual
    Year: 1996

    [video=youtube;rLV52d7J8rA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLV52d7J8rA[/video]

    233. Fresh! – Gina G
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    Charts:
    Album: Fresh!
    Year: 1997
    Legs to the ceiling amazing.

    [video=youtube;qjfBp3Sfbxk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjfBp3Sfbxk[/video]

    234. Bailando – Paradisio
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    Charts: ITA #11, BEL #19, FRA #92
    Album: Paradisio
    Year: 1996

    [video=youtube;xiWtqVtd1Oo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiWtqVtd1Oo[/video]

    235. Blooming 18 – Ace of Base
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    Charts: album track
    Album: The Bridge
    Year: 1995

    [video=youtube;msQgosMjob8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msQgosMjob8[/video]

    236. U Girls (Look So Sexy) – Nush
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    Charts: UK #15
    Year: 1995

    [video=youtube;f8ZFa4pRa60]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8ZFa4pRa60[/video]

    237. 40 Miles – Congress
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    Charts: UK #26
    Album:
    Year: 1991

    [video=youtube;hlHcJYFf7Pk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlHcJYFf7Pk[/video]

    238. Phorever People – Shamen
    [​IMG]
    Charts: UK #5, IRE #7, GER #31, SWE #14, NLD #47
    Album: Boss Drum
    Year: 1992

    [video=youtube;vAq3iyDnCQI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAq3iyDnCQI[/video]

    239. Hug My Soul – Saint Etienne
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    Charts: UK #32, US dance #40
    Album: Tiger bay
    Year: 1994

    [video=youtube;Q5AQOsz1zIQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5AQOsz1zIQ[/video]

    240. Open Up Your Heart – M People
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    Charts: UK #9, IRE #15, AUS #25, NZ #21, SWI #36, BEL #40
    Album: Bizarre Fruit
    Year: 1995

    [video=youtube;zuhBOo13WgU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuhBOo13WgU[/video]
     
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    Nush, St Ettienne, Toni di Bart, Pet Shop Boys, Sophie B Hawkins and Vengaboys all MAXIMAL. Even that M People isn't too bad.
     
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    VOLUME 50: 220-201

    All of the girls have been wondering
    201. Pale Movie – Saint Etienne
    [​IMG]
    Charts: UK #28
    Album: Tiger Bay
    Year: 1994
    Instantly whisking you into a pure pop haze with Cracknell's soft cooing comfort, we are soon immersed in a thumping tonic of Hi-NRG, Ibiza sunsets and cinematic references that tingle on the tongue to sing along with. A Summer strum of flamenco embellishments, the thumping techno is like a prototype for the less sophisticated Hex Hector remixes at the end of the decade.

    202. Don’t Believe A Word – Billie Ray Martin
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    Charts: n/a
    Album: n/a
    Year: unreleased
    An as yet unreleased classic that was planned as a follow-up to her flop single Honey. There was also a mooted/muted duet with Kristine W, but let's not mention that again to poor Billie (that body on the floor might just have cones and tape around it next time). Her vintage formula of 'big tears and make-up' and various mirror-gazing disco fiascos was arguably at it's most ruefully potent on her earlier Electribe 101 material, but this along with the more melancholic air of Honey are perhaps more what fans of Your Loving Arms would have expected, and so her lack of success is rather puzzling. This leaked in the form of an extended remix, and the original edit remains even more mysterious than her real name (I found it out once on wikipedia, but thankfully have since forgotten).

    203. Betula – Dana International
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    Charts: ??
    Album: E.P. Tampa
    Year: 1995
    A piano-rippling frenzy that reaches its berserk peak on a demented, phlegm-soaked rap that follows a Suzanne Vega pit-stop. I could listen to this on a loop, it's so utterly hypnotic and utterly utter.

    204. Yesterday, When I Was Mad – pet Shop Boys
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    b]Charts:[/b] AUs #13, UK #13, Ger #72
    Album: Very
    Year: 1992
    Scathing, like a more together relative to the more menacing throb of Annie Lennox's Beethoven. The lunacy, self-deprecation and disdain is almost rendered lighthearted such is the propulsive dance fizz.

    205. Never Gonna Let You Go (Kelly G Bump-N-Go Vocal Mix) – Tina Moore
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    Charts: UK #7
    Album: Tina Moore
    Year: 1995/1997
    Unrealized potential. Maybe she tried too many times to crack America instead with watered down Mariah dregs.

    206. Slave To The Vibe – Aftershock
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    Charts: UK #11
    Year: 1993
    I always imagined these guys to have been some sort of Club Kids prototype to those dragtastic NYC fags who sang Flawless, yet to my surprise they were more of a New Jack Swing thing. Gotta love a crossover remix.

    207. Spin Spin Sugar – Sneaker Pimps
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    Charts: UK #21
    Year: 1997
    Love the video: like a vampire hooker Mutya.

    208. No Good - Prodigy

    Practically bounces off the walls, it might be worth seeking out Kelly Charles's original You're No Good For Me for, as Ms Bush would say, the whole story.

    209. Shine – The Space Brothers
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    Genre defining. Like an ethereal Karen Parry, but actually even better.

    210. Pussycat Meow – Deee-Lite
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    Charts: did not chart
    Album: Infinity Within
    Year: 1992
    One of the most infectious of their audio-doodles (serve it as a sequel to What Is Love? if you must), this one pounces on you from the get go. Was there ever a better pop star?

    That would be no obviously.

    211. What Kind of Fool – Kylie
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    The contagious immediacy and uninhibited luxury of its "wha-wha-wha-wha-wha" nonesense makes this one of her secret weapons.

    Just admit you love me and you always did
    212. Red Letter Day – Pet Shop Boys
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    This is one of those songs that sometimes touches a raw nerve with me, I think because whilst Neil is always eloquent and measured, lyrically there are a few moments I genuinely feel he is reaching out in a way that I can relate to (but let's not make it all about me, perish the thought). Evocative, and the Motiv8 incorporation makes it go a bit N-Trance is the most pleasing of ways.

    213. Angel (ladadi-O-heyo) – Jam & Spoon
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    When this bunch are on form together (with Plavkov) they are pretty much untouchable. The pinnacle of trance (the stoic and ornate euphoria that builds up alongside the lush female treacle), all others are in their stark trail.

    214. Love Is The Groove – Cher
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    Charts: album track
    Album: Believe
    Year: 1998
    The original holler for a dollar, Cher's revisit to disco on the Believe album was charming in the way it felt so spontaneous and thrown together without much thought. This, a cover version, proves yet again what an effortless interpreter she is. Her husky timbre setting alight a soft dance rhythm that she's more at ease with than she'd probably admit to. Featured in Sex & The City, this was part of a 'love medley' on the European leg of Cher's Farewell tour. Given the deep house treatment, it boasts a floaty serenity that provided the album with a bit more than umpteen Believe re-writes that may have been expected.Vocally, her rich 'dark lady' sense of drama and celebration is as expressive, excessive and seductive as ever.

    215. Good Life (Beuna Vida) – Inner City
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    A much more pop-orientated update of the house-propelled original with those unforgettable synth stabs. Heavy on the piano, it assumes a Latin-tinged flavour with slight alterations to the melody, tailoring itself for the class of '99 Latin pop boom that was obviously kick-started by a certain crimson pop visionary. Geru's influence more far-ranging than is properly acknowledged clearly.

    216. Thief of Hearts – Madonna
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    Charts: album track
    Album: Erotica
    Year: 1992
    Madonna's brittle emotions (more tense than the veins on her forearms after a quick 3 hour weights session), undulating rhythms layering like sheets of ice, this is the high-drama definition of a hidden gem (and one that is begging you please for a catwalk moment on a future record-breaking world tour). I pray for eyes of all nationalities that she perform it in a non-snippet fashion and nails the rap part with more armography than .

    I want it so deep
    217. Love Me The Right Way – Rappination ft. Kym Mazelle
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    Kym was never on better form. Her delivery is the very definition of divalicious, and her dreadlock flicking performance (completely with face-fan-hand action after) in the video is iconic.

    218. Everything I Wanted (Xeonomania Club Edit) - Dannii
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    Charts: UK #14
    Album: Girl
    Year: 1997
    The introverted original is what really confirmed for me that I loved her. Seeing her on totp in that unthinkable Addidas ensemble with what I can only describe as a leg-jerk bounce dance was as embarrassing then as it is now, but the surly flavour really struck a chord. The single edit has some subtle shifts that as ever make all the difference, but for me the rippling charge of the club remix is where it really takes off and quite honestly this is the version that should have been served as the official radio edit (if not actual album version). Of course, we all know Disremembrance would have been the correct choice, but let's not split already split peroxide hairs about it.

    219. Gimme Some Love (Eurobeat Edit) – Gina G
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    Charts: UK #25, US #46
    Album: Fresh!
    Year: 1997
    The album edit is a tad clunky and laboured for my linking, but this adds all the necessary lubrication and eurodance swooshes in all the right places for Gina's thin but excitable vocal traces to float on top of magically. We were however many singles down the line at this point (and even further down the charts), but this was the USA follow-up to Ooh Ahh and so the video was an expensive treatment (placed in a bath tub as a metaphor for her sinking career going down the plug hole).


    220. Waiting For Tonight – Jennifer Lopez
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    Album: On The 6
    Year: 1999
    Jenny from the block goes Gloria from Poundland, and it pays off.
     
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    191. Everlasting Night – Dannii Minogue
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    192. I Will Go With You – Donna Summer
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    193. Misled – Celine Dion
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    Seriously.

    All the queens called an emergency meeting
    194. Nukleopatra – Dead Or Alive
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    Byeeeeeeeee!
    195. Call Me – Deee-Lite
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    196. Light my Fire – Club House ft. Carl
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    197. Just A Little Bit of Love – Celine Dion
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    198. Mind of the machine – N-Trance
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    Touch me (touch me)
    199. The Sun Always Shines On TV – Diva
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    I feel weak when you just speak, like a rollercoaster at it's peak
    200. Heart Be Still – Deee-Lite
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    181. Everytime I Fall (Metro edit) – Gina G
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    182. Like A Motorway – Saint Etienne
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    183. A God That Can Dance – Lonnie Gordon
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    184. Ti Amo (Metro) – Gina G
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    185. Say – The Creatures
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    186. Dreamscape ‘94 - TTF
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    Put some sugar and stir it up
    187. Bittersweet Loving – Deee-Lite
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    188. Make You Happy – Alexia
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    189. My Love Will Last Forever – La Bouche
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    190. Think of You - Whigfield
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    171. Vamos A La Playa – Miranda
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    172. Brighter Day – Kelly Llorenna
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    173. Undivided Love – Louise
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    174. Mysterious Times – Sash! feat. Tina Cousins
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    175. Sweet Dreams – La Bouche
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    176. Gimme Love - Alexia
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    177. Skin – Madonna
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    178. E.S.P – Deee-Lite
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    179. No Regret – Lonnie Gordon
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    180. Runaway – E’Voke
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    161. I Love To Love – La Bouche
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    162. I Want You To Want Me (Barbarus Remix) – Solid HarmoniE
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    I don't care if you really care, as long as you don't go
    163. Lovefool (Tee's In deep Mix) - Cardigans
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    Go...... GOOOOO!
    164. Take Me Higher – Diana Ross
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    Yeah, yeah (uh hu)
    165. The Key, The Secret – Urban Cookie Collective
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    My brother doesn't like ya, my sister thinks you're cool
    166. Rhythm of My Life – Gina G
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    167. Desenchantee – Mylene Farmer
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    168. Tell Me When – Human League
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    169. Automatic Lover (Call For Love) – Real McCoy
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    170. It’s No Good – Depeche Mode
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    151. Where Do You Go – No Mercy
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    Teen spirit is the 90s scene
    152. Join Our Club - Saint Etienne
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    153. All That She Wants – Ace of Base
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    154. Me and You - Alexia
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    155. Don’t You Want To Be Mine – Denise Lopez
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    156. One Night In Heaven – M People
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    157. Happening All Over Again – Lonnie Gordon
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    158. Can You Feel The Love – Amber
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    159. More Than A Feeling (Motiv8 remix) - TTF
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    160. Santa Maria – Tatjana
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    hello! this is my first post here :)
    i was actually searching for a 90's dance and a remake called Being With You originally done by Smokey Robinson until i found this site and heard that Amber did a version.
    when i first heard it in the 90's i wasn't really sure who was the artist ( it was sung by a female )
    i tried searching for this version by Amber to no luck. Any help is really appreciated ( the Youtube video no longer exists )


     
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    Hello this is my first post. I am trying to find if this version of Amber was th 90's remake of "Being with You" originally done by Smokey Robinson. Youtube link doesn't work. Can anybody help me out please?


     
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    Can anybody help me out please? i found this on page 7.
    I am not sure if this version of Amber was the original song done by Smokey Robinson. Youtube link doesn't work anymore. I can't find this song anywhere as well
    it was played in the 90's a dance version of Being with You

    804. Amber - Being With You[/b]
    When Amber got the green light to record an album, bagging the Real McCoy producers to do the heavy lifting for her was a wise idea: the album is half full of songs of this ilk, with only a few ballads and mid-tempos in the way. Light and dreamy chorus upstaged by the cute verses, showing off Amber's limited range beautifully.
     
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    Being With You is on Amber's This Is Your Night album. You can buy the album or song individually here.
     
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    thanks a lot! appreciated :)
     
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    This is quite possibly the best thing in the history of the internet. :disco: I shall be scouring this with a fine tooth comb for download ideas.
     
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    I was enjoying this.. please continue.

    Oh, sorry.

    I was ENJOYING this. Please CONTINUE! :manson:
     
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    What a FRESH POST!
     
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    OMG it's AcerBen!
     
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    It's the comeback we've all been waiting for!
     
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    I WAS :evil:
     
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    It's been a long decade.
     
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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EQ9qy6CTaCs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    The remaining list is more lost than my marbles during this thread's conception, so here is the winner, JX delivering the best 12 inch beauty outside of Africa. I marvel at this song each and everytime, it's just so utterly majestic and locked in it's own galaxy of trance.



    Spot your faves!
     
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    The Dolly Parton Peace Train remixes now available on Spotify. The Arena Dub is the absolute tits

     
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    Am I reading this right? A genuine attempt at a top 1000 that got to the 100s then stopped? Come on @straightorbroken you can obviously finish this!
     
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    I did finish it. I revealed the winner and posted the absolutely astonishing montage video I made for the winning song all those years ago :disco:
     
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    I even had a list of around 8000 ready for a top 2000s trance (I used to get drunk on alliteration). So consider it a blessing.
     

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