Those Bloggers’ Disco CD tracklists in full.

(Because I never got round to publishing them all before. Thanks to Debster for the reminder.)

Disc 1.

“…a good crowd-pleasing, floor-filling opener, which would probably work just as well at a wedding disco as it would at a bloggers’ disco.”

1. Dragostea Din Tei – O-Zone
2. Filthy/Gorgeous – Scissor Sisters
3. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
4. Lust For Life – Iggy Pop
5. Panic – The Smiths
6. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker – Ramones
7. Too Drunk To Fuck – Nouvelle Vague
8. The Snake – Al Wilson
9. Wild Dances – Ruslana
10. Disco Inferno – The Trammps
11. Oops Upside Your Head – The Gap Band
12. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
13. Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
14. Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
15. Disco 2000 – Pulp
16. She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult
17. Heroes – David Bowie
18. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
19. You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing
20. Stay With You – Lemon Jelly
21. Drop The Pressure – Mylo
22. Blue Monday – New Order
23. Deceptacon (DFA remix) – Le Tigre

Disc 2.

“Having got all the bloggers on the dancefloor with the clarion call that is Megamix #1 , we can now afford to widen our scope, throw a few curveballs, take a few risks. But not too many risks; we don’t want any disgruntled punters marching up to the DJ booth and asking when we’re going to play some “proper music”.”

“So variety is the order of day here. Something for the kids, something for the mums and dads, something for the cool gay uncles dancing “ironically” – and why, I think even Grandma in the corner might be spotted tapping the odd toe or two!”

1. Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
2. Our Lips Are Sealed (extended version) – Fun Boy Three
3. Kiss Me – Stephen “Tin Tin” Duffy
4. Girls – The Prodigy
5. Ebeneezer Goode – The Shamen
6. I Am The Resurrection – The Stone Roses
7. Love Shack – The B-52’s
8. Groovin’ With Mr. Bloe – Mr. Bloe
9. Woolly Bully – Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
10. Ace Of Spades – Hayseed Dixie
11. A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
12. Birdhouse In Your Soul – They Might Be Giants
13. Come Dancing – The Kinks
14. Jive Soweto – Sipho Mabuse
15. Copacabana – Barry Manilow
16. Glow – Rick James
17. If I Can’t Have You – Yvonne Elliman
18. MacArthur Park – Donna Summer
19. Blame It On The Boogie – The Jacksons
20. Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
21. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
22. Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston

Disc 3.

Hold the cheese! As our third megamix steers an altogether more “credible” course (albeit in a somewhat mid-1990s student disco fashion, as usage of the term “credible” might imply), those of you with the musical equivalent of lactose intolerance may derive great comfort from it.”

“The set starts with a sedate mid-paced shuffle, before slowly ramping up the levels of thrash to a shattering – nay, cathartic – intensity. A restorative retro/Tarantino interlude then leads us into a full-on lasers-and-smoke-machines finale, before everyone collapses into a sodden heap to the strains of a universally acknowledged classic.”

1. Fascinating Rhythm – Bass-O- Matic
2. Where It’s At – Beck
3. How Soon Is Now – Tatu
4. Animal Nitrate – Suede
5. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais – The Clash
6. Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
7. Step On – Happy Mondays
8. Jump Around – House Of Pain
9. Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble – PJ & Duncan
10. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? – Revolting Cocks
11. Cannonball – The Breeders
12. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
13. Delilah – Tom Jones
14. Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
15. You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
16. Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
17. Shack Up – A Certain Ratio
18. Don’t Stop Till You Get To Bollywood – Bollywood Freaks
19. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Sylvester
20. 1999 – Binary Finary
21. Born Slippy – Underworld
22. Teenage Kicks – The Undertones

Disc 4.

The Obscure One.

“From cheese to cred to cult; that’s the progression we’re adopting down at the Bloggers’ Disco, as Volume 4 sees us investigating some of your more leftfield suggestions. Indeed, most of today’s tracks are as unfamiliar to me as they no doubt will be to you. Nevertheless, I have hopefully knitted them together into some sort of coherent order – albeit without any of the fancy mixing techniques of the first few sets.”

“After a gentle beginning – more Bloggers’ Chill Lounge than Bloggers’ Disco – we move into mostly guitar-based waters, of the sort that will probably appeal to the Uncut/Mojo readers amongst you. If none of this tickles your dancing feet, then might I suggest that this would be a good time to grab a paper plate and avail yourself of the tasty treats over at the Bloggers’ Buffet? Once you’ve done that, then let’s have you all burning off those calories with our funkier closing section, which will transport you back to the New York underground disco scene of the late 1970s.”

1. Voodoo Ray – Acid Brass
2. Chocolate Jesus – Tom Waits
3. Chunga’s Revenge – Gotan Project
4. Eight Miles High – Leo Kottke
5. Can Megan – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
6. Love You Madly – Cake
7. And I Will Cry – Little Rabbits
8. Billy Boola – Bono/Gavin Friday
9. Bright Yellow Gun – Throwing Muses
10. The Feeling’s Gone – The Apollinaires
11. Seven Deadly Finns – Brian Eno
12. 9 Volt – The Fierce Lime & his Ponytail Assassins
13. Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms
14. Y’a un fille qu’habite chez moi – Benabar
15. What Is Hip? – Tower Of Power
16. Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) – Parliament
17. Ask Me (Danny Krivit re-edit) – Ecstasy, Passion & Pain
18. Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3 – Ian Dury & The Blockheads
19. Anikana-O – Kongas

Disc 5.

Like disco never happened.

“Our penultimate megamix moves from glacial alienation, through gay electro-pop, through cutesy-wutesy indie-jangle, through leather-jacketed rebel-rock, to beer-sodden bar-room boogie, before ending with a flurry of pure 1980s pop. OK, so it’s not what you might call “funky”, but it does its job all the same.”

1. Vienna – Ultravox
2. Being Boiled – Human League
3. Love To Hate You – Erasure
4. Absolutely Fabulous – Pet Shop Boys
5. Common People – Pulp
6. Rise And Shine – The Cardigans
7. I’m A Cuckoo – Belle & Sebastian
8. Girl From Mars – Ash
9. Crash – The Primitives
10. Never Understand – The Jesus & Mary Chain
11. My Way – Sid Vicious
12. My Generation – The Who
13. Caroline – Status Quo
14. Cool For Cats – Squeeze
15. Prince Charming – Adam & The Ants
16. Anarchy In The UK – Sex Pistols
17. I’m In The Mood For Dancing – The Nolans
18. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
19. Take On Me – A-ha
20. You Came – Kim Wilde
21. It’s My Life – Talk Talk
22. Tonight – Easyworld

Disc 6.

The last gasp.

“Our Bloggers’ disco has turned into something of a dance marathon, hasn’t it? Assuming that we start the dancing with the first megamix at 8pm, and play each mix in sequence, then the sixth and final mix won’t even start until 2.40 in the morning. So let’s take a look round the room and see who’s left standing.”

“OK, I can see that some of you are flagging a bit. So let’s have you all back on the floor for one more massed knees-up, culminating in an old favourite from 1990 which always, always has everyone dancing. (Is there anyone alive who doesn’t like this? No, thought not.)”

“With many of you starting to collect your coats and phone for cabs, the next two sections of the mix are designed to cater for two groups who have been given somewhat short shrift over the past few hours.”

“Firstly, the saucer-eyed Ravey Davey Graveys finally get a chance to make some interesting shapes with their hands, to a selection of Banging Choons. “What’s yer name? Where yer from? What’s yer URL? Top one!” Sadly, we couldn’t afford any smoke and lasers at our disco – but the three little coloured sound-to-light bulbs on the top of the right hand speaker are flashing away like no-one’s business. Cosmic!”

“Secondly, the group of disgruntled rockers on the plastic stacking chairs in the far corner, who have been moaning about how there hasn’t been any “proper” music all night, finally leap to their feet, put their pint glasses on the floor, stick their thumbs through their belt loops, and “bond” (in an entirely non-sexual way) to a selection of rock tracks old and new.”

“As the bar staff advance, J-cloths in hand, to wipe down the tables and lift up the chairs, the small remaining gaggle of diehards form a big circle, arms around shoulders, and bellow their lungs out to… well, you’ll see.”

One more tune! One more tune!

“One more tune it is, then. Even though the house lights are up, and the bar manager is jangling his keys impatiently. A disco classic, to send you off into the early morning (is it 4 o’clock already?) with a smile on your face and a “Best Disco EVAH!” post already drafting itself in your head.”

1. From New York To L.A. – Patsy Gallant
2. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
3. Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
4. Get Right – Jennifer Lopez feat Fabolous
5. Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite
6. LFO (Leeds Warehouse mix) – LFO
7. Anxiety – A Guy Called Gerald
8. Yeah (Crass Version) – LCD Soundsystem
9. Bliss – Muse
10. Finding Out True Love Is Blind – Louis XIV
11. Rocky Mountain Way – Joe Walsh
12. The Prophet’s Song – Queen
13. Thru’ These Architect’s Eyes – David Bowie
14. Hey Jude – The Beatles
15. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Monty Python
16. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s