Monday, October 31, 2011

Let The Music Play

October 29th, 1983 was a defining moment in dance music when this song made it to number #1 on the Dance Chart and went on to sell over 8 million copies world wide.  "Let The Music Play" by Shannon marked the beginning of the dance-pop era of music.  By the early 1980's, the backlash against disco had driven dance music off the mainstream radio stations but the rhythmic ingenuity of this amazing song included a drum machine pattern produced by a filtered Roland TR808.  The song was produced by Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa.  Here is the amazing extended version that probably could make any dance floor shake with it's power.  Several remixes and revisions have been made of this legendary song but never have accomplished the power of the original with one exception in 1992, when the Pet Shop Boys produced a new version for the soundtrack of The Crying Game.  The vocals by Carol Thompson were a bit mediocre and didn't do justice to the original; however, the mysteriously dark and twisted house take on this legendary song is simply sublime and you should give it a listen.  Enjoy!

Let The Music Play (Remix) - Shannon 

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