Monday, June 15, 2009

We Take Requests: Prom Playlist

What's the cheesiest prom song, the song that evokes memories of that special night, or the song that makes you want to pull that special someone for the night close and just slow dance? Add your suggestions to the comments and we'll add it to our prom playlist! Everyone, Safety Dance!

Here's what we have so far:

1999 by Prince
99 Red Balloons by Nena
Always by Atlantic Starr
Atomic Dog by George Clinton
Be Near Me by ABC
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order
Blister in the Sun by Violent Femmes
Breathe by Faith Hill
Cannonball by The Breeders
Crazy for You by Madonna
Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds
Double Dutch Bus by Frankie Smith
Dreams by the Cranberries
Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon
Eternal Flame by The Bangles
Fight for Your Right to Party by Beastie Boys
Footloose by Kenny Loggins
Genius of Love by Tom Tom Club
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
Head to Toe by Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam
Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar
Hungry Like a Wolf by Duran Duran
If You Leave by OMD
If You Were Here by the Thompson Twins
I Get So Emotional by Whitney Houston
I Melt With You by Modern English
Into the Groove by Madonna
I Touch Roses by Book of Love
It Takes Two by Robb Base and DJ EZ Rock
It's Tricky by RUN-DMC
Just Can't Get Enough by Depeche Mode
Just Like Heaven by the Cure
Karma Chameleon by Culture Club
Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer
Love Shack by B-52's
Lovefool by The Cardigans
My Prerogative by Bobby Brown
My Sharona by the Knack
Nasty by Janet Jackson
Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode
Pop Muzik by M
Pretty in Pink by Psychedelic Furs
Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard
Push It by Salt n Pepa
P.Y.T by Michael Jackson
Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Rock Me Amadeus by Falco
Rockit by Herbie Hancock
Safety Dance by Men Without Hats
Stay (I Missed You) by Lisa Loeb
Straight Up by Paula Abdul
Tainted Love by Soft Cell
Tenderness by General Public
The Glamorous Life by Sheila E.
Time (Clock of the Heart) by Culture Club
Together Again by Janet Jackson
True by Spandau Ballet
Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham
Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' by Michael Jackson
We Got the Beat by the Go-Gos
What I Like About You by the Romantics
What's Up? by 4 Non-Blondes
White Lines by Grandmaster Flash
Wishing Well by Terrence Trent Darby
With or Without You by U2
Word Up by Cameo

-- Caroline on Crack


  1. total eclipse of the heart by bonnie tyler and lay all your love on me/dancing queen by abba

  2. Good list. In keeping w/ '80s motif:
    Forever Young by Alphaville
    Groove Is in the Heart by Deee-Lite
    You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
    How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths
    You also might want something representative from Duran Duran. And how about a litte Run DMC?

  3. all i want by toad the wet sprocket
    dont stop believing by journey
    jump jump by kris kross (is that how u spell it?)
    i can think of so many, but i'll stop here for now ;)

  4. Def Leppard, something by them. Slow or fast.
    Psych Furs, just about anything
    Oingo Boingo - Weird Science

  5. adding a touch of sentimentality here: Hold On by Wilson-Phillips

  6. Some of these groups are already covered, but also:
    Rock Lobster by the B-52's
    Only a Man by Oingo Boingo
    Suffragette City by David Bowie

    You guys have come up with some great choices!

  7. spin me round like a record by Dead or Alive,
    danger zone by Kenny Loggins, Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry...what no Rick Astley? ugh the B-52 had better songs than Love Shack

  8. sinad oconner - nothing compares 2 u for the slow dancing!

  9. Wang chung! any of the hits, also Flesh for Lulu's - I Go crazy.

    I second a lot of the stuff in the comments...

    can I be picky and request the Married to the Mob mix of Bizarre Love Triangle and the original Pretty In Pink by the Psych Furs and not their remake on soundtrack? (I'm kidding - sort of)

  10. Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar
    Lips Like Sugar - Echo and the Bunnymen
    Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
    Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
    Rock the Casbah - The Clash
    Take on Me - A-Ha
    Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

  11. Am I dreaming or has no one suggested White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) by Grandmaster Melle Mel? Such a classic.

  12. Bell Biv Devoe - Poison

    Let Me Turn You On - Biz Markie

    Every Little Step - Bobby Brown

    Ghost Town DJ's - My Boo

  13. Total Eclipse of the Heart by
    Someday by Journey
    I wanna dance with somebody by whitney houston

  14. You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
    Candy Girl - New Edition

  15. What's this? I don't know...i am not good at blogging thouht my alexa is 154,363. Thatis hundred thousand not million. So people must like me. But how can I get involved with the cool kidz?

  16. Ooh, Rick Astley please.

    I Ran by Flock of Seagulls
    Fascination by Human League
    All I Need by Jack Wagner :)
    St. Elmo's Fire by John Parr
    Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
    Tell it to My Heart by Taylor Dayne
    Two Occasions by The Deele
    How Do You Talk to an Angel by Jamie Walters
    All Cried Out by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
    In Your Eyes by Peter Cetera

  17. Cities in Dust by Siouxsie & the Banshees
    Disco 2000 by Pulp
    Burning Down the House by Talking Heads
    Shake It Up by The Cars

  18. Naughty Girls by Samantha Fox
    Blue Monday by New Order
    London Calling by The Clash

  19. For some reason, Wandering Chopsticks' excellent suggestions have free associated in my mind to produce Madonna's "Burning Up." Please add that to the wishlist of mix.

  20. What? No ERASURE?!

  21. Brainy LA Girl,

    That reminds me. Madonna's Borderline was my fave 80s tune from her. Watched that video every time it aired. Back when Mtv actually played music anyway.

  22. What is up with the 80s fascination? I lived there folks, it's scary! :)

  23. You kind of have to play "Don't Stop Believing" at SOME point, right?

    Also, a little Britney and NSYNC always get people dancing-even if they won't admit it.

  24. Will there be boom boxes so we can hold them up over our heads and play "In Your Eyes" to our dates?

  25. Can't believe Save a Prayer by Duran Duran didn't make the cut.
    Best slow dance song ever!