Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Various Artists - Rhino Instant Party Disc: Regular Strength (1999)


I'm starting out with Regular Strength before moving on to something stronger. Part of a 12(?) CD series from Rhino.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart

Tracks, including Billboard Hot 100 chart peak:

Title Artist
Year
Pop
Celebration Kool & The Gang 1981 1
We Are Family Sister Sledge 1979 2
Tequila The Champs 1958 1
Rock This Town Stray Cats 1982 9
Mickey Toni Basil 1982 1
Respect Aretha Franklin 1967 1
Shout The Isley Brothers 1959 47
Y.M.C.A. Village People 1979 2
Another One Bites the Dust Queen 1980 1
Addicted to Love Robert Palmer 1986 1
The Heart of Rock & Roll Huey Lewis & The News 1984 6
Takin' Care of Business Bachman-Turner Overdrive 1974 12
Mony Mony (Live) Billy Idol 1987 1
Whip It Devo 1980 14
Love Shack The B-52's 1989 3
That's the Way (I Like It) KC & The Sunshine Band 1975 1
You Dropped a Bomb on Me The Gap Band 1982 31
Hot Hot Hot Buster Poindexter 1988 45

All tracks except the Buster Poindexter joint have appeared at least once previously on this blog, so let's simply rank 'em according to today's mood (song fatigue also plays a role in these rankings) :
  1. We Are Family
  2. Love Shack
  3. Respect
  4. That's the Way (I Like It)
  5. Whip It 
  6. Shout
  7. Tequila
  8. Addicted to Love
  9. Takin' Care of Business
  10. You Dropped a Bomb on Me
  11. The Heart of Rock & Roll
  12. Mony Mony (I prefer the studio version)
  13. Celebration
  14. Y.M.C.A.
  15. Another One Bites the Dust
  16. Rock This Town
  17. Hot Hot Hot
  18. Mickey

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None, but I'm reminded of how these party mix CDs were a necessity in 1999 because of the current technology. Now, streaming playlists have rendered them obsolete, but that doesn't mean much around these parts - we still gonna spin these discs.

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