Nothin’ But a Good Time

This last week we had a group of ladies that spent a little too much time watching TV in the 80s.  When the Fame theme song came on, it was as if Debbie Allen were in the studio telling us “You’ve got big dreams? You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying … in sweat.”  We started sweating and jumping and leaping in all our uncoordinated, free-spirited glory.  It was amazing!

The list of songs we grooved to is below:

Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley

Shake Your Love – Debbie Gibson

My Prerogative – Bobby Brown

Fame – Irene Cara

Switch – Will Smith

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations

Laid – James

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms

Last Nite- The Strokes

Nothin’ But A Good Time – Poison

Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler

Crazy Bitch – BuckCherry

I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan

Cotton Eye Joe – Starsound Orchestra

One Week – Bare Naked Ladies

Stuck in the Middle with You – Stealers Wheel

C’Est Si Bon (It’s So Good) – Ann-Margret

We will be dancing this Thursday,  with music from a new DJ, Jen.  I can’t wait to see what she brings to the dance floor.  Everyone should come check it out too.

Dance Dance Party Party C’est Si Bon!

-Steph

1 2 3 4 … Tell me that you love me more

I have been very bad in sharing the amazingness of Cleveland DDPP with the world.  And it has been amazing. 

Last week, several new spectacular ladies joined us.  If I ever get sick, I want to be taken directly to MetroHealth.  The ladies of MetroHealth that joined our session last week showed such enthusiasm and got right into it, that I want to be taken to any place that encourages passionate people to be on board.  We also had a guest star appearance from Renee, a former dancer, who’s natural sense of rhythm was surpassed by her unnatural ability to lose her mind and control of her dancer’s body whenever she heard a song she loved.  It was phenomenal.

We all behaved like Maniacs.  I admit, when Maniac was played, I may have slid across the floor on my knees ala Flashdance style commanding those that were high knee running to quickly find some water to throw on me to really create the mood.  Seconds later, Sarah, was feeling the groove of that rocking song so much she lost her footing and fell on her behind but turned it in to an air guitar solo played on her back.  That is dedication to the cause.  All the ladies in the house were just as dedicated.  It rocked!  Check out the list, I got to be DJ:

Cecilia – Simon and Garfunkel

Sex and the City Theme Song – Soundtrack

Knock Three Times – Tony Orlando and Dawn

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C & C Music Factory

Whenever, Wherever – Shakira

Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel

U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

Fernado – ABBA

Straight Up – Paula Abdual

Maniac (BOF Flashdance) – Michael Sembello

Dirty Little Secret – All American Rejects

How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox Twenty

Party of Five: Closer to Free – Soundtrack

American Girl – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Complicated Girl – The Bangles

When You Were Young – The Killers

I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness

Float On – Modest Mouse

1234 – Feist

Hope to see you tonight!  1234, Tell me that you me more.  Sleepless long nights, That is why my youth was for…

-Steph

Work, Work it Girl, Do Your Thing…

That has to be DJ L’Aimee’s motto.  She sure did her thing last night at DDPP.  Aimee brought the tunes to put a room of especially chatty girls in the mood to wiggle it round and strut our stuff on a runway.   She was made for DJ-ing!  Not only did she bring a kick-ass songlist, but she also brought along a kick-ass dancing friend that added tons of fun to our dance party. 

Check out the list:

I Know What Boys Like  – The Waitresses 

Vacation – The Go-Go’s 

Material Girl – Madonna 

Candyman – Christina Aguilera 

Kiss – Prince 

Buttons – (Featuring Big Snoop Dogg) The Pussycat Dolls featuring Big Snoop Dogg 

I Don’t Need a Man – EP Pop   

Shake That – Eminem 

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue 

Le Disco – Shiney Toy Guns 

Supermodel (You Better Work) – RuPaul 

Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna 

Yeah! – Usher Feat. Lil’ Jon & Ludacris   

Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake 

I Touch Myself – Divinyls 

Take You There – Donnie Klang 

Gold Digger (feat. Jamie Foxx) – Kanye West 

Maneater – Nelly Furtado 

Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol 

Heart Of Glass – Blondie

L’Aimee not only knows what boys want, but she brought all the good the dancing girls wanted too.  It was fantastic!

Don’t Stop the Music,

Steph

 

The Right Stuff…

DJ Sarah has the Right Stuff.  She couldn’t even attend DDPP this week, but when the IPOD wouldn’t play with 5 mins to go until session started, she saved the day.  One quick phone call and a miracle kicking song list appeared.  And her list got the booty shaking.  Also, when I heard New Kids on The Block “Right Stuff” (and may have witnessed some amazing muscle memory in our new friend, Amy, as she clearly was pulling out a routine from 7th grade cheerleading to that song) I am convinced I need to see Jordan Knight in reunion!

We had some great new friends join us last week.  They got into the spirit in no time and we all shimmied to the beat.  We had a lighter attendance which left room for leaps and bounds, which ruled.  Still, while the 7 of us shook it just fine, we love to make friends, so hope more people join us this week.

My awesome songlist will make an appearance.  I swear!  I want to earn the DJ title.  It’s happening this week, be there of be square.

You’ve got the right stuff, baby…love the way you turn me on…

-Steph

 

Straight Up!

Straight Up, this is the first time I’ve gotten to DJ…Can you believe that?  I just finished the list and figured I’d post it now for you before DDPP tonight to help get everyone as excited me!  I can’t wait! – “DJ” Steph (oh, I like that title!)

Everybody Dance Now – C+C Music Factory

Whenever, Wherever – Shakira

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel

Straight Up – Paula Abdul

Maniac (Flashdance) – Michael Sembello

Yeah! – Usher

Dirty Little Secret – The All-American Rejects

How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox Twenty

Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms

American Girl – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Here I Go Again – Whitesnake

Complicated Girl – The Bangles

When You Were Young – The Killers

867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone

I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness

Float On – Modest Mouse

Knock Three Times – Tony Orlando and Dawn

Merry Happy DJ Lindsay

Don’t Stop Believing…Hold on to that Feeling…

Man, I wish I could hold on to the feeling you get after a rocking session of DDPP and take that fun endorphin high on and on and on…DJ Lindsay delivered the goods last night!  She brought back some old school 90s dance tunes to modern hip music.  My favorite part of the night came when somehow a circle of hip-shaking ladies formed all displaying their best 50s sock-hop moves and a few brave souls jumped in the middle for some solo performance time.  Totally ruled!  DJ Lindsay, you are music maven! 

We also had some amazing new friends come last night and they deserve a shout out.  New friend Jessie did the splits and wore an awesome leotard!  Amy proved yet another person at DDPP is cooler than me with her knowledge of indie singer Kate Nash and her sweet groves.  Sara and Angela trucked out from Cleveland Heights to join us and immediately they showed awesome spunk and got right into dancing.  Immediately.  Awesome.  I even think it was one of those two clever cuties that suggested the circle of fun sock-hop style. 

DJ Lindsay ended our session with a cool down “Cheers” theme song style…and I have to say, DDPP is turning into my own little safe place, where everybody knows my name…and they’re always glad I came (even with my horrifying dance moves)…We’d love to welcome more into the party…

I wanna go where people know, people are all the same…I wanna go where everyone knows my name,

-Steph