You’ll Be Shocked By How Old These 7 Club Bangers Are
Most club / event DJs know that there are some tracks that a no-brainers if you want to get the floor doing. For those of us who have been doing it a while, sometimes we forget how old a song really is... You'll probably be as shocked as I was at how old some of these tracks are (even though it feels like they just came out yesterday).
7. Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It" - Originally released as a "B" side song (back when artists still put out vynil 45s) in 1987, it was such a hit that it was released as an "A" side in 1988. Yep, it's 30 years old and never fails to get bachelorette's moving!
6. Nelly "Hot In Herre" - from his CD Nellyville, it made it to #1 on multiple charts back in 2002
5. Usher / Lil Jon / Luda "Yeah!" - From Usher's "Confessions" CD, it was released in early 2004. No better way to heat up the dancefloor on a winter night than with a banger like this. In my opinion, the Lil Jon parts makes the song!
4. Shakira "Hips Don't Lie" - From her 2006 CD "Oral Fixation Vol 2", she got some help from Wyclef Jean on the track. In a lot of ways, this track helped push Latin music into the mainstream. After this song dropped, everyone started feeling the love for Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, NORE, etc.
3. Justin Timberlake "Sexyback" - From his CD "Futuresex/LoveSounds". Justin made us wait for new music from him (his first solo album, "Justified", came out in 2002), but it was worth the wait.
2. Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris "We Found Love" - From her 2011 CD "Talk That Talk", and featuring Scottish DJ / producer Calvin Harris, the song quickly became a dancefloor anthem. They did an amazing performance of the song at the 2012 MTV VMA's that drove the crowd nuts.
1. Avicii "Levels" - The song that put the Swedish DJ / producer on the map came out in 2011. Even if you are not an EDM fan, the sample of Etta James' "Something's Got A Hold On Me" makes the track instantly recognizable. Shortly after the song came out, FloRida used it as the basis for his track "Good Feeling"
Darude's "Sandstorm" gets an honorable mention as the track that really got me thinking about this. I looked it up earlier today because someone had mentioned it was now considered a sports anthem. I was really shocked that the track is ALMOST 20 years old!