Michael R. Smith's History Of Dance Music

From Summer To Spears - 1977-2007

by Jason Warburg

Another year, another massive musical history project for Professor Of Pop Michael R. Smith.  This time Michael has elected to take on the history of dance music, a subject he is well-qualified to tackle.  Every Sunday beginning January 4, 2009, and continuing for the following 40 weeks, Michael will review a key album from the genre from the time period 1977-2007.  So put on your dancing shoes and brace yourself for that pounding beat… it’s time to hit the floor.

Table Of Contents

1/4/09 -- Donna Summer / Once Upon A Time
1/11/09 -- Original Soundtrack / Saturday Night Fever
1/18/09 -- Original Soundtrack / Thank God It's Friday
1/25/09 -- Chic / C'est Chic
2/1/09 -- Sister Sledge / We Are Family
2/8/09 -- Diana Ross / Diana
2/15/09 -- Original Soundtrack / Fame
2/22/09 -- Tom Tom Club / Tom Tom Club
3/1/09 -- Prince / Controversy
3/8/09 -- Yaz / Upstairs At Eric's
3/15/09 -- Yaz / You And Me Both
3/22/09 -- Billy Ocean / Suddenly
3/29/09 -- Original Soundtrack / Beverly Hills Cop
4/5/09 -- Chaka Khan / I Feel For You
4/12/09 -- Aretha Franklin / Who's Zoomin' Who?
4/19/09 -- Jody Watley / Jody Watley
4/26/09 -- Whitney Houston / Whitney
5/31/09 -- Michael Jackson / Bad
6/7/09 -- Duran Duran / Big Thing
6/14/09 -- Soul II Soul / Keep On Movin'
6/21/09 -- Black Box / Dreamland
6/28/09 -- C+C Music Factory / Gonna Make You Sweat
7/5/09 -- Deee-Lite / World Clique
7/12/09 -- The Shamen / En-Tact
7/21/09 -- Michael Jackson / Dangerous
7/31/09 -- Janet Jackson / Janet
8/9/09 -- Ace Of Base / The Bridge
8/16/09 -- Toni Braxton / Secrets
8/23/09 -- Pet Shop Boys / Bilingual
8/30/09 -- Janet Jackson / The Velvet Rope
9/6/09 -- Cher / Believe
9/13/09 -- Enrique Iglesias / Enrique
9/20/09 -- Janet Jackson / All For You
9/27/09 -- Depeche Mode / Exciter
11/1/09 -- Enrique Iglesias / Escape
11/8/09 -- Cher / Living Proof
11/15/09 -- Annie Lennox / Bare
11/22/09 -- Madonna / American Life
11/29/09 -- Britney Spears / In The Zone
12/6/09 -- Gwen Stefani / Love. Angel. Music. Baby
12/13/09 -- Depeche Mode / Playing The Angel
12/20/09 -- Britney Spears / Blackout

...and many more to come...

 



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