A Retro Playlist for a First Day of Carnival Party: 1970s-80s Disco & Dance Music

24 Festive Tasks: Door 10 – First Day of Carnival, Task 2:

Burn a few calories from the meal above [in Task 1: your First Day of Carnival meal] and have a dance party.  Tell us what songs / artists get your toes taping.  Let’s build a playlist!

Let’s go full on retro and make this a 1970s-80s disco & dance music playlist, shall we? Anybody remember any of these?

Sister Sledge: He’s the Greatest Dancer
Alphaville: Sounds Like a Melody
OMD: Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)
Eurythmics: Here Comes the Rain Again
Village People: In the Navy
Kool & The Gang: Fresh
Hot Chocolate: Every 1’s a Winner
Soft Cell: Tainted Love
Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy
Prince: 1999
M: Pop Music
David Bowie: China Girl
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Chic: Le Freak
Diana Ross: I’m Coming Out
Rose Royce: Car Wash
Tears for Fears: Shout
Human League: Don’t You Want Me
Alicia Bridges: I Love The Night Life (Disco ‘Round)
Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Huey Lewis and the News: I Want a New Drug
Patrick Hernandez: Born to Be Alive
GQ: Disco Nights
Silver Convention: Fly, Robin, Fly
Pet Shop Boys: Suburbia
Duran Duran: Rio
Village People: YMCA
James Brown: Get Up … I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine
Pointer Sisters: I’m So Excited
Duran Duran: Hungry Like the Wolf
The Knack: My Sharona
Laura Branigan: Self Control
Depeche Mode: Just Can’t Get Enough
Thompson Twins: In the Name of Love
Madonna: Holiday
Anita Ward: Ring My Bell
ABBA: Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
ELO: Calling America
Cameo: Word Up!
Eurythmics: Love Is a Stranger
Taco: Puttin’ On the Ritz
Queen: Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Lipps Inc.: Funky Town
Michael Jackson: Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
Thompson Twins: Hold Me Now
Destination: Move On Up
Walter Murphy: A Fifth of Beethoven
Blondie: The Tide Is High
Sister Sledge: We Are Family
Baccara: Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
Thelma Houston: Don’t Leave Me This Way
ELO: Evil Woman
Murray Head: One Night in Bangkok
ABBA: Take a Chance on Me
K.C. & the Sunshine Band: That’s The Way I Like It
Indeep: Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life
Stevie Nicks: Stand Back
Donna Summer: I Feel Love
Yaz(oo): Don’t Go
Pink Floyd: Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John: You’re the One That I Want
Kiss: I Was Made For Loving You
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Relax
Talk Talk: It’s My Life
Kool & The Gang: Ladies’ Night
Madonna: Like a Virgin
Bonnie Tyler: It’s a Heartache
Deniece Williams: Let’s Hear It for the Boy
Spandau Ballet: True
Annie Lennox: Walking on Broken Glass
Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive
Sister Sledge: Lost in Music
Alicia Bridges: I Love the Nightlife
Weather Girls: It’s Raining Men
Rod Stewart: Do Ya Think I’m Sexy
Bonnie Tyler: Holding out for a Hero
Diana Ross: Upside Down
The Rolling Stones: Emotional Rescue
Alphaville: Big in Japan
Pet Shop Boys: It’s a Sin
K.C. & the Sunshine Band: Get Down Tonight
Johnny Taylor: Disco Lady
Don Henley: All She Wants to Do Is Dance
James Brown: Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
Sister Sledge: Good Times
Sylvester: You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
Jimmy “Bo” Horne: Spank
Duran Duran: The Wild Boys
Earth, Wind & Fire: September
The Rolling Stones: Miss You
ELO: Mr. Blue Sky
Modern Talking: You Can Win if You Want
ABBA: Waterloo
Bee Gees: Night Fever
Madonna: Material Girl
Queen: Another One Bites the Dust
ELO: Sweet Talkin’ Woman
Earth, Wind & Fire: Boogie Wonderland
Billy Ocean: Caribbean Queen
Silver Convention: Get Up and Boogie
Michael Jackson: Billie Jean
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John: Summer Nights
Donna Summer: Hot Stuff
Michael Jackson: Thriller
K.C. & the Sunshine Band: Boogie Shoes
Prince: When Doves Cry
Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer
Boney M.: Sunny
Irene Cara: Flashdance … What a Feeling
Sister Sledge: He’s the Greatest Dancer
Donna Summer: Bad Girls
ABBA: Super Trouper
Michael Jackson: Rock with You

Prince: Kiss
Blondie: Heart Of Glass
Boney M.: Ma Baker
Alison Moyet: All Cried Out
Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want to Have Fun
ABC: The Look of Love
Donna Summer: Love to Love You Baby
Don Henley: The Boys of Summer
ELO: All Over the World
Pet Shop Boys: Always on My Mind
Duran Duran: The Reflex
John Travolta, Jeff Conaway: Greased Lightnin’
Kenny Loggins: Footloose
Grace Jones: Slave to the Rhythm
ELO: Don’t Bring Me Down
Kraftwerk: Autobahn
David Bowie: Let’s Dance
The Trammps: Disco Inferno
Sugarhill Gamg: Rapper’s Delight
Thompson Twins: Doctor! Doctor!
Village People: Go West
Visage: Fade to Grey
Earth, Wind & Fire: Let’s Groove
Van McCoy: The Hustle

Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive
Alphaville: Forever Young
Kraftwerk: Das Model
Boney M.: Daddy Cool
Van McCoy: The Hustle
Pet Shop Boys: West End Girls
Glenn Frey: You Belong to the City
Amii Stewart: Knock On Wood
Kool & The Gang: Celebration
Daryl Hall and John Oates: I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)
Spandau Ballet: Gold
The Eagles: One of These Night
Modern Talking: You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul


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