Friday, October 16, 2009

Ten Songs On A Thought: Songs For A Sweaty Dance Party (Indie Rock Edition)

After watching the movie Fame (hold your laughter, it was free and entertaining for the cheesy movie it is), I remembered how much fun I used to have dancing when I lived in Germany and at clubs and parties during my college years. I guess I've liked dancing for a long time...I do remember trying to recreate music videos in the eighties when I was 4 at most. I, however, am not much on the skill front dancing wise. But I can't resist a good dance party.

My theme this week is "Songs For A Sweaty Dance Party (Indie Rock Edition)" because as soon as I tried to mentally compile my list, I knew it would be impossible to do so without somehow limiting genre. This also gives me an excuse to do other editions, which is ultimately very important to the success of this blog. Naturally. Also, I really want to underscore the word sweaty. Sweat is an essential part of any successful dance party, at least in my book.

Anyway, you know the drill. I mention the first ten songs that came to mind on the thought, without regard for order. Then you do the same. Simple, right?

Ten Songs For A Sweaty Dance Party (Indie Rock Edition)
  1. Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt - We Are Scientists listen
  2. Hummer - Foals listen
  3. Electric Feel - MGMT listen
  4. Young Folks - Peter, Bjorn and John listen
  5. Banquet - Bloc Party listen
  6. Worked Up So Sexual - The Faint listen
  7. Heartbeats - The Knife listen
  8. Oslo In The Summertime - Of Montreal listen
  9. Cowbell - Tapes n' Tapes listen
  10. Apply Some Pressure - Maximo Park listen
What about you? What are your picks? You can restrict genre if you like or you can be free-form. I won't restrict you with my rules, man.


Emily S said...

Unfortunately I'm not cool enough to know any songs for stuff like this, but the movie Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist seems to have some good indie rock songs in my memory....

Lacey! said...

Emily, you could totally name dance songs of any genre. As long as they are SWEATY dance songs. I was very serious on that matter, of course.

Ruliann said...

1. Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio
2. Paper Planes - M.I.A.
3. Fascination - Alphabeat
4. Power Supply - Anamanaguchi
5. Pull Shapes - The Pipettes
6. Lisztomania - Phoenix
7. Take Me Back to Your House - Basement Jaxx
8. The Pppaarrtyyy - Justice (or however it's spelled)
9. Let's Make Love and Listen Death from Above - CSS
10. One More Time - Daft Punk

I tried to keep it in the "rock" genre, but I miserably failed. What can I say, I have a huge affinity for electro, which screams dance music. You must agree that Daft Punk needs to stay.

If you haven't heard the Alphabeats, I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend you to listen to Fascination. It's cheesy poppy music, but I guarantee that you'll love it.

Lacey! said...

Ruliann, I totally agree with all selections. In fact, Paper Planes and Listzomania both almost made my cut, and The Pipettes SHOULD have.

adventurerneil said...

Aw hells yeah! My humble list.

1. The Twelves - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You Remix (

2. Chromeo - Call Me Up

3. Chromeo - Opening Up

4. Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (

5. Justice - Electric Feel Remix (

6. Daft Punk - High Life (

7. Anamanaguchi - Helix Nebula (

8. The Ruby Suns - Tane Mahuta (

9. Who Made Who - Rose (

10. Who Made Who - Out The Door (

adventurerneil said...

Honorable mention: Theatre of Disco - YOA (

Lacey! said...

Sweet choices, Neil. I appreciate that Electric Feel ended up on both our lists in different incarnations. It's like a dance anthem!