Дата публикации: 2017-06-12 07:28
With the grunge revolution lurking just over the horizon, ., pioneers of alt rock, burst into the mainstream. Sparking dozens of conversations about its meaning, 89 Losing My Religion 89 is, in its most basic sense, a gorgeous folk-influenced pop tune about the feeling of going crazy. It is understated and unforgettable.
No matter how late it gets, what better way to keep the party going than the supremely uncool cool of the Bee Gees? With that ultra-funky bassline and the Gibb brothers&rsquo falsetto harmonization, the magnetism of &ldquo Stayin&rsquo Alive&rdquo will make disco chimps of the best of us. So pop open that top button and dust off your disco moves as you surrender to the groove. Derek Schwartz
If you want to turn your ego-boosting novelty tune into a dance-floor sensation, you can do far worse than to start with an already-proven funk smash like Rick James&rsquo s &ldquo Super Freak&rdquo as your backing track like Stanley Kirk Burrell did. The official video seals the deal: Even Hammer&rsquo s baggy trousers scream confidence. Steve Smith
Like Prince before her and Bruno Mars soon after, Janelle Moná e showed that she&rsquo d taken the lessons of James Brown to heart: not just with the piled-high pompadour, but with the minimalist beat, sassy brass, urgent bassline and, more than anything, the positively hypnotic urgency of her monotone verses. Steve Smith
LL Cool J established himself in the 85s as a top hard-edged rapper while still a teenager. By the end of the decade he had hit the pop charts and was being accused of selling out to pop audiences. 89 Mama Said Knock You Out 89 is his response to the criticisms. It s a hard hitting aggressive rap classic that brought together both rap and pop audiences and cemented LL s status as one of the top rap artists of all time.
Here is where the dancehall sub-genre of reggae broke through to the American pop charts. Shaggy s personal charm shines through in the funky grooves.
Black and white. Set in outer space. Directed by Mark Romanek on a budget of millions. Featuring not one but TWO superstar Jacksons: Michael and Janet. What's not to love?
&ldquo Tam bo li de say de moi ya!&rdquo Do you know what that means? Of course not! Will that stop you from singing along and following up with a joyous &ldquo Hey jambo jumbo!&rdquo in the middle-eight section of this ecstatic party anthem? Oh hell no! The Commodores singer with the voice as smooth as an eel in oil released &ldquo All Night Long&rdquo in 6988, and it still sounds perfectly crisp. And who cares what all the words mean? Watch Richie&rsquo s face light up in the video as he sings, &ldquo Fiesta, forever,&rdquo and you&rsquo ll know exactly what to do. Sophie Harris
Nicking a chorus from Brazilian cult star Jorge Ben Jor&rsquo s &ldquo Taj Mahal,&rdquo scruffy-voiced English journeyman rocker Rod Stewart struck dance-floor gold at the height of the &ldquo Disco Sucks&rdquo era. Today, Ben Jor&rsquo s still a cult hero, Stewart&rsquo s hawking pop oldies on TV, disco has been determined to not suck, and this louche, seductive cut is Stewart&rsquo s crowning glory. Steve Smith