Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Never Gonna Give You Up - The Best Of 80s Italo/Euro Disco


Here's another retro weekend treat. Have compiled some of the best in Italo/Euro Disco tunes from the 80s for all you retro lovers to enjoy. The term Euro-disco was used to refer to various styles and genres of electronic dance music, which emerged from Europe in the early 80s, most notably Italo Disco and Eurobeat. The birth of Eurodisco became when the Germans took the "Euro" from the Eurovision and the "Disco" from the "Discotheques" and created the term "Eurodisco," almost the same time that the term "Disco" appeared in the US.

Britain was the best known contributor to the 80s euro-disco music. Most notable was the Stock/Aitken/Waterman production team, which produced the best from this genre with the likes of Rick Astley, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donnovan.

Other significant contributors of the 80s Euro-disco explosion were Mike Francis (who was very popular here in the Philippines), Taja Seville, Brenda Holloway, Sonia, Robin Wright, Europe, Ken Lazlo, Colours, Steve Allen, and a lot more. I've tried my best to compile all the greatest Euro-disco hits from this era, all in the mix, and hope I didn't miss anything. Also, most of these tunes were the original 12" versions taken from my Club Mix CDs and other 80s Dance Music Compilation CDs.

Now for the tracklist:
1) Never Mind - Colors (12" Extended Version)

2) Message Of Love - Steve Allen (12" Extended Version) - nice mellow dance tune
3) Iko Iko - The Belle Stars (12" Extended Mix)
4) How Gee - Black Machine (Funky Mix)
5) Time and Love - Tea For Two (12" Extended Mix)
6) Around My Dreams - Silver Pozzoli (12" Extended Version) - love this catchy tune!
7) Body Dancer - Magic Fire (12" Extended Version)
8) Love Is Contagious - Taja Seville (12" Extended Mix)
9) Together Forever - Rick Astley (Original 12" Extended Mix)
10) Survivor - Mike Francis (Solid Wave Remix) - popular jazzy disco tune in the 80s!
11) ABC Of Kissing - Richard John Smith (12" Extended Mix)

12) Never Knew Love Like This Before - Stephanie Mills (Hot Tracks Remix)
13) Life Dance - Sonia B (12" Extended Version) - club anthem back in the 80s here in Manila!
14) Don't Cry - Ken Lazlo (12" Extended Version)
15) Too Many Broken Hearts - Jason Donnovan (12" Extended Version)
16) Dancing Easy - Funhouse feat. Kenneth Sherman (12" Club Mix) - thanks for reminding me Jeyb!
17) Give Me A Little Inspiration - Brenda Holloway (12" Extended Version)
18) Downtown - Petulla Clark (1988 Extended Version) - nice remix version of a classic tune!

19) Listen To Your Heart - Sonia (12" Extended Version)
20) Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley (Extended Remix)
21) I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue (Bicentennial Mix) - early Kylie tunes!
22) Give Me Back My Heart - Robin Wright (12" Extended Version) - nice tune too!
23) Harvest For The World - The Christians (12" Extended Version) - my fave version of this song

24) Six-Two-Eight - Europe (12" Extended Version)
25) Boys Do Fall In Love - Robin Gibb (12" Extended Version)
26) Black Cars - Gino Vanelli (Hot Tracks Remix) - nice tune!
27) Da Da Da - Trio (Original Extended 12" Version)
28) Hypnotized - Copyright (Original Extended 12" Version)


BTW, you may also want to check out my previous post, "Pump Up The Volume - The Dance Classics Collection," if you enjoyed this one.

Happy weekend! :)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello beatmeister, another great work here, i think im getting addicted with your remixes of the 80's hehehehehe :) jmm1113

the beatmeister said...
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the beatmeister said...

hi jmm1113,

thanks for the kind words! appreciate it man. :)

Please continue to visit. :)

Cheers!

tony thamrien's inside my heart! said...

hey there....
im tony the retro dj from indonesia. how u doin?
i just visiting ur blogspot. kewl, especially the classic set mix!
every friday night im spinnin at hugos cafe the program "solid gold" 80s 90s and early 2000.
i have alot classic collection.
can u do me a favor? we can barter the songs. i need :
- una lacrima sul viso - bobby solo.
- hypnotized - copyright.
- iko iko - the belle star.
- makin happy - crystal waters ultimix.

i wanna send my collection list but dunno ur email add. i dont already accept una lacrima sulviso from you (tonythamrin@yahoo.com)
, just feel free if u need a song from me.

tony thamrien's inside my heart! said...

hey there....
im tony the retro dj from indonesia. how u doin?
i just visiting ur blogspot. kewl, especially the classic set mix!
every friday night im spinnin at hugos cafe the program "solid gold" 80s 90s and early 2000.
i have alot classic collection.
can u do me a favor? we can barter the songs. i need :
- una lacrima sul viso - bobby solo.
- hypnotized - copyright.
- iko iko - the belle star.
- makin happy - crystal waters ultimix.

i wanna send all my songs collection, but i dunno ur email add.

Joanna Ng said...

hi from philippines! i'm a big 80s fan! and i think this mix is great but unfortunately i can't download it the link is dead.. can you please re upload this? i would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

hello! can you up the dl link again. i love those songs. thanks