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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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


Extra Strength has gotta be better than Regular Strength, right? Not quite. This starts out with a strong one-two punch before flying off the rails rather quickly (If Hooked On Swing is considered Extra Strength, maybe this isn't my kind of party). It's hit-or-miss after that. I wouldn't spin it at a party, but I'll admit maybe half the tunes would make one of my party shuffle mixes.

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
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry 1976 1
Got To Be Real Cheryl Lynn 1979 12
Hooked On Swing Larry Elgart Orchestra 1982 31
Louie Louie The Kingsmen 1963 2
Surfin' U.S.A. The Beach Boys 1963 3
That'll Be The Day The Crickets 1957 1
Centerfold The J. Geils Band 1982 1
Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) Billy Ocean 1984 1
Disco Inferno The Trammps 1978 11
The Hustle Van McCoy 1975 1
Dazz Brick 1977 3
Banana Boat (Day-O) Harry Belafonte 1957 5
China Grove The Doobie Brothers 1973 15
Bust A Move Young M.C. 1989 7
U Can't Touch This M.C. Hammer 1990 8
I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred 1992 1
Devil With A Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels 1966 4
Lean On Me Club Nouveau 1987 1

Since I ranked the tracks for the Regular Strength disc, I'll do the same here:
  1. Got To Be Real
  2. Louie Louie
  3. Disco Inferno
  4. Devil With A Blue Dress On
  5. Bust A Move
  6. China Grove
  7. Surfin' U.S.A.
  8. Play that Funky Music
  9. The Hustle
  10. Centerfold
  11. That'll Be The Day
  12. Dazz
  13. U Can't Touch This
  14. Caribbean Queen
  15. I'm Too Sexy
  16. Banana Boat
  17. Lean On Me
  18. Hooked On Swing
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None.

Previously revisited for the blog:
Rhino Instant Party Disc: Regular Strength (1999)

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