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Your musical guide to changing trends in club music: superstar DJ LOLLIPOP serves up delicious beats and satisfying songs to enhance modern living.

LOLLIPOP’S 1982 TOP TUNE MEDLEY

May 16, 2013
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DJ LOLLIPOP (American DJ & Producer):
"Wow!!! I can't believe how many years have gone by since this landmark medley was created.  This was the second vinyl bootleg that I released.  It was released in January 1983.

At the time, I was spinning in Chicago at three different clubs… a straight hipster club, an elite gay club and an urban downtown club.  I loved it!  Each club had it’s own format/hits and very few tunes crossed over.  I loved playing down-tempo funk and R&B at a huge straight/urban club on Michigan Ave, pop and disco at an intimate straight/white club on Division Street and high energy and new wave at a chic, trendy gay club on Oak Street. 

Back in the early 80's, the nightclubs in Chicago did not cater to mixed groups of clientele yet… but the music did start to bring diverse groups of people together.  Some tunes would cross-over from one crowd to another like The Message by Grandmaster Flash which I played for months in the black club before it crossed over to white clubs, or Native Love by Divine which was a smash at the gay club before it crossed over to the straight clubs. In hindsight, the black clubs and gay clubs helped make songs pop crossovers.  I kept this in mind when arranging the song order.

I tried something new in this production – I used every dance hit that came out in 1982 –every single one of them. Black, white, straight, gay – any tune that made a crowd dance – regardless of it’s makeup, was included.  This led to some very eclectic (and surprisingly fun) song transitions.  Like the 1981 & 1987 medleys, this was all done with a pair of Technics 1200’s, a TEAC two track recorder, a razor blade and miles and miles of magnetic recording tape. 

When originally released on vinyl, the medley was broken up into two sections for a twelve inch record “A” and “B” side.  Here they have been edited together for your non- stop enjoyment.  Many of the songs in this production still pack a dance floor today – while others have faded almost into oblivion.  It's a good thing they are represented here and their place in dance music history accounted for. 

I know you will love listening to this and I hope it bring back some great memories! For those of you too young to have experienced this in the clubs... too bad - it was an naive, adventurous, awesome time for music and probably the most memorable and magical time in my life."

LOLLIPOP'S 1982 TOP TUNE MEDLEY (Side 1):

Intro: Barb Walsh & Larry Andersen
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Let’s Go Dancing – Kool & The Gang
Genius Of Love – Tom Tom Club
The Message – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5
Mirror Mirror – Diana Ross
That Girl – Stevie Wonder
Illusion - Imagination
A Night To Remember – Shalamar
Mama Used To Say – Junior
I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates
Loves Coming At Ya – Melba Moore
Do I Do – Stevie Wonder
Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge
Body Slam – Bootsy Collins
Don’t Make Me Wait – Peech Boys
Try Jah Love – Third World
Inside Out - Odyssey
Circles – Atlantic Starr
This Beat Is Mine – Vicki D
Work That Sucker To Death – Xavier
So Fine – Howard Johnson
Boogie In Your Butt – Eddie Murphy
It’s Alright – Gino Soccio
In The Raw – Whispers
Should've Been You – Gwen Guthrie
Calling All Boys – The Flirts
Sooner Or Later – Larry Graham
I’ll Do My Best For You Baby – Ritchie Family
Forget-Me-Nots – Patrice Rushen
I Specialize In Love – Sharon Brown
Keep On – D Train
Glad To Know You – Chas Jenkel
In The Name Of Love – Thompson Twins
Situation – Yazoo
You’re The One For Me – D Train
Thanks To You – Sinnamon
The Look Of Love – ABC
Love Come Down – Evelyn King
Don’t You Want Me – Human League
Murphy’s Law – Cheri
Call Me – Skyy
1999 – Prince
You’ve Got The Power - War
Can’t Believe – Nancy Martinez
Live It Up – Time Bandits
Tell Me That I’m Dreaming – Was (Not Was)
Loopzilla – George Clinton
Dance Or Die – Sweet Pea Atkinson
Shake It Up – Rick James
Fall Into A Trance – Jimmy Ross
Everybody – Madonna
Knock Me Out – Gary’s Gang
Love Is A Drug – Ronnie Griffith
Early In The Morning – Gap Band
Time – Stone
Passion – The Flirts
Dirty Talk – Klein & MBO
Flame Thrower – J. Geils Band
Get A Little Love – Patrick Cowley

LOLLIPOP'S 1982 TOP TUNE MEDLEY (Side 2):

Intro: Gina Domanico
Right On Target – Paul Parker
You Can Dance – Slimline
Beat The Street – Sharon Redd
Nasty Girl – Vanity 6
Jump To It – Aretha Franklin
Let’s Work – Prince
Physical – Olivia Newton-John
Let Me Tickle Your Fancy – Jermaine Jackson
The Other Woman – Ray Parker Jr.
Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
Dropped A Bomb On Me – Gap Band
Planet Rock – Afrika Bambaataa
Play At Your Own Risk - The Soul Sonic Force
Don’t Go – Yazoo
Native Love – Divine
I’m So Hot For You – Bobby O
The Best Part Of Breaking Up – Roni Griffiths
Jump Shout - Lisa
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Boystown Gang
Change – Barry White
Megatron Man – Patrick Cowley
Remember – Gino Soccio
You Should Hear How She Talks About You – Melissa Manchester
Stormy Weather – Viola Wills
Gimme Just A Little More Time – Angela Clemmons
Gimme Some More – KC & The Sunshine Band
Don’t Come Crying To Me – Linda Clifford
Outlaw – War
In The Name Of Love – Sharon Redd
Come And Get Your Love – Lime
The Visitors - ABBA
Do You Wanna Funk – Sylvester
Gloria – Laura Brannigan
Rock The Casbah – The Clash
Let It Whip – Dazz Band
Love Is In Control – Donna Summer
It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
Babe We’re Gonna Love Tonight – Lime
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
I Ran – Flock Of Seagulls
Mickey – Toni Basil
We Got The Beat - The Go Go's