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Forgot About Friday/Random ’90s Dance Divas

This week’s Forgot About Friday list is spectacularly special for a handful of reasons. For one, each and every one of the songs featured will make you move your music life as we cruise into the weekend. And two, the list also features some of the greatest one-hit wonder dance divas from the ’90s. We know the tubular decade was full of nostalgic surprises, but one thing it was absolutely full of was all those groovy ladies who struck out to make a long-lasting music impact on the Billboard charts. While some succeeded, others, well most of them, ended up just delivering just one or two hits and then literally fell of the music map.

While we could sit here all disco day and ponder where each of these next lovely ladies are today (here’s looking at you, Gilette), we’re going to take a shorter route and press play on each of these tracks and reminisce on the times they owned a spot on our back-in-the-day mixtapes. Enjoy!

Philly Mixtape has a feeling that you will…

Michel’le 

What was 4-foot-two and had a voice that only certain kinds of dogs could here? That would be Michel’le, who delivered  cheeky hits with “No More Lies” and “Nicety,” which we still can’t figure out exactly what it means. 

Gilette

For years, there were rumors that Gilette of “Short Dick Man” and “Mr. Personality” fame was murdered. That was just her career. 

Kathy Troccoli

Back-in-the-day, Ms. Troccoli had us all dancing with “Everything Changes“…and then she didn’t. 

Corona

More power to you if you know what the f#$k the now defunct dance diva is saying in the verses of her trademark dance hit, “Rhythm of the Night.” 

Corina

Not to be confused with Corona, of course. “Temptation” 4 lyfe. 

Inoj

We should’ve known that a singer who covered other artist’s tracks was never going to last. But, we’re sure grateful for her rewires of Ms. Cyndi’s “Time After Time,” Ms. Ward’s “Ring My Bell,” and especially Mr. Gregory Abbott’s “Love You Down.” Pure ’90’s bliss all the way. 

Boy Krazy

While studies have proved inconclusive as to where these ladies are now, there’s no denying that their single, “That’s What Love Can Do” is one of the greatest pop singles of the ’90s. 

 

 

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Mixtape Music News/Music Video Edition

The Weeknd/”Can’t Feel My Face”

Mr. Weeknd’s scorching summer single gets an equally fiery music video. 

Disclosure/Sam Smith/”Omen”

Last summer’s overseas “Latch” hit makers are at it again. Only this time, they go a little bit deeper into the dance music realm. 

Madonna/”Rain”/Behind the Scenes

Earlier this week, long time fans of Madonna reveled in what was almost 40 minutes of unused B-roll footage leaked online from the “Vogue” video shoot. While it wasn’t the most groundbreaking clip, it was a fascinating look at the Queen of Pop back in 1990, smack bang in the middle of her HBIC phase.

Now, similar footage has emerged from another of Madonna’s most recognizable videos – the blue-hued “Rain,” a rare reflective moment from 1992’s Erotica. Grab that music umbrella and get lost in the B-roll “Rain” storm below.

Demi Lovato/”Cool for the Summer”

Just in case you haven’t seen it yet. 

Joss Stone/”Stuck On You”

Look who’s back from Forgot About Friday land….and looking fabulous! 

Outasight/”The Wild Life”

Ready for your next summer music obsession?

Syron/”Talkin’ Crazy”

You won’t mind the craziness once the beat kicks in. 

Lion Babe/”Impossible”

It will be impossible not to fall in love with Ms. Babe’s latest romp. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Groove of the Day/Katy Perry/”Teenage Dream”

Hard to believe, but it was five years ago this week that “Teenage Dream,” the blockbuster title track from Katy Perry‘s sophomore album of the same name, hit the coveted summer airwaves. Ms. Diva was already riding the sun-soaked charts high with “California Gurls,” but leave it to her to deliver yet another Coppertone ready ditty. The Max Martin produced banger (naturally) plays out like a piece of pop sugar confection, complete with cheeky lyrics, a drenching guitar riff, and vocals from Ms. Katy that are in full diva force. The monster single also went to to become Katy’s 2nd number one from the album;following “Dream” with “Firework,” “E.T,” and “Last Friday Night(T.G.I.F)“,” all of which slept with the top spot, making her the only female in pop music history to deliver five #1 singles from the same album while matching Michael Jackson’s record of the same feat. (He delivered five #1 singles from ’87’s Bad)Of course, all of those number ones also went on to be covered on Glee, making the chart domination of Teenage Dream really seem like a million years ago. 

Live it up for the weekend with Ms. Katy below. 

Go all the way tonight with this beach ready playlist..