Turn Me On

Jen Kehl at My Skewed View and Kristi at Finding Ninee host Twisted MixTape Tuesday, a blog hop that’s all about music.  The premise is to create a five song mix based on the week’s theme.  (You can click on the button above if you’d like to play along).  Here’s Jen’s instructions for today’s topic:

Favorite Dance or Club Music. This list was suggested by our own Kir from Kir’s Corner. Her younger brother suddenly passed away last week, but through this tragedy she has a bright spot in her heart. Her brother was a DJ and loved great Dance music. Don’t feel sad, this is to celebrate his life! In her words I know that he would love it, he loved music, he loved people dancing and enjoying themselves.

This topic was announced several weeks ago, so some time has passed, but I want to offer my deepest sympathy to Kir on the loss of her brother.  I’m glad she and Jen have offered us this chance to honor him.

For the last half of the 80’s to the mid 90’s, much of my life was spent in dance clubs, drinking, dancing and sweating to Salt n’ Pepa, Tone Loc, Prince and the like.  That was the music I knew (and loved) at the time.  That was pretty much the last time I could say I enjoyed popular dance music as a whole.

There have been a few dance and hip hop songs I’ve recently heard that have me dancing around the kitchen as I’m cooking and/or cleaning, though as I write this, I’m not positive I’ll even be able to come up with five.  But I’m gonna give it a shot.  I don’t have a lot to say about each of my choices, except that they’re on this list because of the beat.

The language in the songs’ lyrics and the material featured in the videos is NSFW…Not Safe for Work, or small children, or pets, or house plants, or anyone easily offended by language or controversial subject matters. You’ve been warned. Proceed at your own risk.

1.  Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke, ft. T.I. and Pharrell Controversy over the lyrics aside, I can’t seem to help love the beat of this song.

2.  Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars.  This is another one with an infectious beat.

3.  Scream – Usher

4.  Turn Me On – David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj.  I’m not in any way a fan of Nicki Minaj, except for this one song.

5.  Wobble – V.I.C.  I actually just heard this song a couple weeks ago and its burrowed its way into my brain.

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  1. Louise

    I actually really like Nicki Minaj. This one’s good – and my 4-year-old’s favourite is Pound the Alarm. I also confess to watching most of the American Idol season where she was a judge (I was on mat leave at the time) and I found her pretty likable.

    Also enjoy the 2nd and 3rd on the list. Robin Thicke is catchy, but not a fan of the lyrics. The last was new to me. Not sure if the earworm will stick. I’ll let you know if a few days 🙂

      • SAM

        My 6 yr olds most recent haircut makes me think of Robin Thicke. I’ll watch his videos just to watch him, LOL. This is a great mix, Dream!

  2. Kir Piccini

    “NSFW…Not Safe for Work, or small children, or pets, or house plants”
    seriously funny!! It made me laugh right out loud.

    First, thank you so much for participating this week, I am so grateful for the music and the virtual hugs.

    next, GREAT SONGS!!! All of them, I loved listening to them and thought..”Ben would love this mix!”

    (Oh that Robin Thicke, I’m not a fan of Blurred Lines but I have a few other tracks of his that um, put me in the mood..;) )

  3. Jillian

    Must. Resist. The Wobble. Must. Resist.

    There’s something about that song that makes me feel like I have to get up and do the line dance RIGHT NOW. Great addition to the mix!

  4. Jen

    Can I just say LOL about Blurred Lines? Everytime I hear that song come out of my husband’s office I’m like yeah, I love this song. And then I’m like NO I DON’T crap! My brain tricked me! The song you hate to love 🙂
    Nicki Minaj has a special place in our hearts here…. my niece loves her.
    This was a great list, thank you!

    • Dream

      Thanks Jen, glad to see the site finally straightened out and allowed you to comment. I resisted Blurred Lines for a long time, but one day it waged a sneak attack on my brain and I succumbed.

  5. southbayrantsnraves

    I love Blurred Lines. It never got old to me. Also I first heard the Wobble at my husband’s cousin’s wedding this past summer & I felt so old since her & all her friends did a whole dance to it & I was like “What is the Wobble?”