Rick's dance music playlist

Rick Persons

Every year, a group of 32 good friends from Pleasantville, New York, gather for what has become an annual tradition: The Holiday Bash Progressive Party. (See Our wonderful holiday progressive party.)

For the past three years, the dessert and dancing part of the evening has been hosted by Emily and Rick Persons. Rick loves to create dance mixes from his extensive collection of CDs.

Following is the playlist that Rick Persons put together for this year's wonderful Holiday Bash.

Song title Artist
Paper Aeroplane Angus & Julia Stone
Fuoco Fatuo Nicole Conte
Baby Got Back Richard Cheese
Dancing with Myself Nouvelle Vague
Jackie Wilson Said Van Morrison
Smile Away Paul & Linda McCartney
My Society De Phazz
Papa Loves Mambo Perry Como
I've Got to Learn the Mambo Snowboy
Glamour Girl Louie Austen
Psycho Killer Talking Heads
I Love Rock 'n Roll Joan Jett
Pump it Up Elvis Costello
Mambo #5 Lou Bega
I Will Survive (party mix) Hermes House Band
Let's Get it Started Black-Eyed Peas
Bole Bantu Julius Papp
O Loko Miango
You Spin Me 'Round Dead or Alive
Push It (remix) Salt 'n Pepa
Pick Up the Pieces Average White Band
Family Affair Mary J. Blige
Surround Me with Your Love 311-Porter
Glamour Girl (played twice) Louie Austen
White Lines Grandmaster Flash Furious Five
Need you tonight INXS
Trick Me Kelis
Dream Machine (downtempo) Mark Farina Feat Sean Hayes
Take Me to the River Talking Heads
Oh, What a Night Frankie Valli
How Gee Black Machine
I Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones
Respect (one rascal mix—more lively version) Aretha Franklin
Temperature Sean Paul
Hot in Here Tiga
Don't Go Yaz
I'm Too Sexy 2007 (tastemakers radio mix) Right Said Fred
The Love Cats The Cure
Around and Around Chuck Berry
Stuck in the Middle with You Stealers Wheel
Brown-Eyed Girl Van Morrison
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
And I Love Her Jose Alberto El Canaro
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead Susana McCorkle
I'll Be Around Joan Osborne
La Vie en Rose Grace Jones
Happy Together Turtles

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