Time flies ! We’re already in 1982 and I am nearly... 22 ! And the songs keep coming with Vickie D, "This beat is Mine". No girl, it’s mine ! Don’t you dare take it from me sisterwoman ! And check the killer list of A list acts here : the Jones Girls, Tom Browne, All & Oates and all the others.
2) Kool & THE GANG : "Get Down On It"
I guess I’m the only gay white boy who loves Kool & the Gang.
4) GEORGE BENSON : I don’t remember it !
5) HALL & OATES : " I Can’t Go For That"
People used to make fun of them, but what a great moody dance song.
7) SHAKATAK : "Easier Said Than Done"
It was a great suprise for me to discover, 20 years later that DJ’s like Patrick Vidal liked this naïve stuff.
8) THE JONES GIRLS : "Nights Over Egypt"
WITHOUT ANY DOUBT the best song of this charts, a gem of a Philly, the lyrics are sooooooo perfect, it’s the Jones Girls at their peak. I chose this mixx because it’s teensy bit different of the classic one.
9) EWF : "Let’s groove"
No vid on Youtube.
10) TOM BROWNE : "Funkin For Jamaica"
Didn’t we fuck up our 501s but trampling on the floor like mad gerbils ? Yes.
12) CENTRAL LINE : "Don’t Tell Me"
A lesser know hit but still very Central Line, with reggae feelings as per usual.
13) STEVIE WONDER : "That Girl"
Yes he was chunkin out hits.
14) VICKIE D : "This Beat Is Mine"
It’s my song ! Don’t get close or I’ll bite ya
16) DIANA ROSS : "Mirror, Mirror"
If there’s a song that tells a lot about her...
17) SKYY : "Let’s Celebrate"
Nice but not crazy.
18) T.C. CURTIS : "Body Shake"
Damn, they took off the vid.
20) THE BAR KAYS : "Night Cruising’"
Not very convincing, too Rick James for me.
21) K.I.D. : "Hupendi Musiki Wangu"
The underground african hit that just won’t go away.
22) RANDY CRAWFORD : "Imagine"
Maybe the best version ever made of the classic. Maybe it needed that childlike natural, true voice. Randy is my heart for ever.
23) THE FOUR TOPS : "Don’t Walk Away"
The song is better on this one. Northern Soul still lives, mind you.
24) ONENESS OF JUJU : "Anyway But Loose"
Well, now you see where Nuphonic stole their influences.
25) MODERN ROMANCE : "Queen Of The Rapping Scene"
Oh no, it’s them again with an acordeon...
26) GOLDIE ALEXANDER : "Go Back"
Little marvel of a song.
27) ANGELA BOFFIL : "Too Tough"
Very average to me.