Thursday, April 14, 2011

#893 Reel 2 Real - "I Like To Move It"

No, i'm serious. And i realize its now in a Disney movie of something, but back in 1994 when this some came out, producer Eric Morillo was having all kinds of success producing records for Strictly Rhythm Records. This song was his most popular and perhaps one of the very first crossover house/mainstream songs of the 90s. The first time i heard this song was in March 1994. Dark, crowded Baltimore warehouse...played by DJ Moby.....i had it stuck in my head for months afterwards. That night i had stuck in my head forever.

#894 Ready For The World - "Oh Sheila"

So you may wonder when i began making lists of music and countdown etc. Well it began in 1985. I was a huge fan of the Top 40 and I loved especially the big year end countdowns. My uncle supplies me with oodles of 45s so i had lots of music even back then. Well, in 1985 at the age of 8, i made my very first top 100 of the year. The number one song? "Oh Sheila" by Ready for the World. Why? Not sure, I was 8!

#895 Abba - "Take A Chance On Me"

I love Sweden. I love their cars, their hockey players, and most of all, their rock bands! ABBA is one of the bands you just can't not like. This song is from 1978 and accorinding to the interweb, "The song's origins sprang from Ulvaeus, whose hobby was running. While running, he would sing a "tck-a-ch"-style rhythm to himself over and over again, which then evolved into "take-a-chance" and the eventual lyrics" Yeah ABBA! Another ABBA song is on the list but it won't be dancing into the countdown til much much later.