Hi kids! I did a gay cruise last week, it was completely amazing, and for the first time in ages I felt like doing a Boom Boom Blog Collection. Here is what I wrote while on the ship as I was assembling it on my iPhone...
"On a gay cruise and rediscovering Boom Boom. I couldn't bring myself to Boom since the election. How can we celebrate and dance when the world is crumbling around us? Well there is protest in dance music and we mustn't forget that. Our disco divas have been screaming hopeful empowering looped vocals for generations now, how could PopMuse ever forget THAT?
This isn't the usual collection of current top 40 remixes, yes there's some, but some oldies in here too. It's all songs that screamed at me to pay attention and remember that dance music is essential now more than ever. As always... Life is hard, music is the answer."
Melanie C - Dear Life (Grant Nelson Radio Edit) Lyrics seem relevant. Groove is sick.
Rihanna - What Now (R3hab Edit) Yanking, yanking, yanking me back from the darkness.
Janet - Alright (Ben Davitt & Ben Hall masters remix) Pushes me at the gym, interesting dark take on this jam.
Lady Gaga - Million Reasons (ULTI-reMIX) The husb has been listening to the original version on a loop for weeks, I know that should worry me, but it's a pretty great song and this mix felt appropriate, and isn't trying too hard.
Mutya Keisha Siobhan - Flatline (Seamus Haji Extended Mix) Talk about a forgotten JAM, this chorus is absolutely transcendent.
George Michael - Careless Whisper (Division 4 Radio Edit) Please be my angel in heaven.
Jennifer Lopez - First Love (Reid Stefan Radio Edit) My favorite boom from 2014, lifts me up every time.
The Weeknd - I Feel It Coming (ULTI-reMIX) Slowing it down a bit, but staring off at the sea, so vast, no land in site, this brought me to tears. Ibiza-ish vibez I rarely indulge in.
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic pt.2 (Ultimix) Is it corny or is it swag? This song is so perfectly this aDORKable generation, isn't it?
Ariana Grande - One Last Time (Barry Harris Remix) I've probably posted this one on here 3 times but it feels like a big hug to me and I needed a hug.
Britney Spears - Slumber Party (Marc Stout & Scott Svejda Club Mix) Another mix of this sick sexy song.
Martin Solveig ft Ina Wroldsen - Places (Ultimix) "I come back to the places..." Lyric.
Kelly Clarkson - Mr Know It All (Liam Keegan Radio Edit) Hmmmmmmmm. A song about an asshole and how to overcome him.
Taio Cruz - I Can Be (Digital Dog Club Mix) Every few years, just when I need it most, I'll come across this one from 2008 and it will set. me. straight. "It's time to be..."