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J’en peu plus – musique 2008

It just dawned on me that my university GPA would’ve been much higher if I didn’t spend so much time at the library discussing music over homework and scrolling through music blogs instead of Virtual Campus. Oh well, I ended up graduating with a good GPA and a HUGE music collection. So huge in fact that my Macbook Pro went from 100GB to a mere 12GB. Thank you Morisset library for 1) the inspiration and 2) bringing people together during the most social time of the year, finals. I will forever be thankful to you and to the University of Ottawa’s disastrous VPN client.

So as 2008 comes to a close, I begin thinking back at all the songs that I obsessed over throughout the year. These are the tunes that kept up with the loop button on the ipod (which likes to freeze on shuffle mode and ends up stopping during a great tune, leaving you incapable of completing your magnificient dance moves).

Compiling this list also made me realize that I listen to way too many remixes (Arty are you nodding in approval yet?). Sometimes I forget what the original sounds like altogether. This list is seriously, in the words of George Michael, for the feet. Please note, some are old school songs but were on repeat nonetheless! Also note that when reading through this list, make sure your body parts are coordinated and 100% focused because they’ll all be taking part in the dance marathon you’ll be participating in afterwards. Without further adue, here’s the list that’s more essential than the BBC radio 1 mixes. I would like to dedicate this to Bear, Arty and Dre, all who have strong connections to this list even though we are all at various corners across the world.

  1. Cut Copy – Hearts on Fire (Aeroplane Pop mix)
  2. Junior Boys – FM (Tensnake remix)*
  3. Maurice Fulton mix for Pig Radio
  4. Kinky Foxx – So Different*
  5. Yazoo – Situation (Hercules & Love Affair remix)*
  6. Lo-Fi-Fnk – Want U*
  7. Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke remix)*
  8. Fleetwood Mac – Never Forget (Cut Copy remix)*
  9. Emergency – Too Much (Shazam remix)*
  10. Air France – Collapsing at your doorstep
  11. Mr. Oizo – Cut Dick
  12. Grovesnor – Drive your car (Hot Chip remix)
  13. Prince – Erotic City*
  14. The Teenagers – Homecoming*
  15. The Teenagers – French Kiss
  16. The Radio Dept – Freddie and the Trojan Horse
  17. Crookers – Gypsy P
  18. Charlie Smalls – Never Felt Like This Before*
  19. Player – Baby Come Back
  20. The Klaxons – As Above, So Below (Justice remix)*
  21. Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane remix)*
  22. Digitalism – Idealistic*
  23. Brendan Canning – Hit the Wall
  24. The Twelves – Works For me*
  25. Ted & Francis – I wish I was a polar bear (Arctic Urgency edit)
  26. Phoenix – If I ever feel better, I’ll go to the disco – Said the Buffalo Bunch*
  27. Van She – So High
  28. Van She – Changes
  29. Van She – Sex City (The Teenagers Remix)
  30. Sebastien Tellier – Look
  31. Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer (Moulinex Remix)
  32. Sebastien Tellier – Pomme
  33. Lykke Li – Little Bit*
  34. Little Boots – Meddle (Treasure Fingers Remix)*
  35. X&Hell – My Fkn Hat (produced by Shazam)
  36. U-Tern – Pop Lock*
  37. Depeche Mode – Policy of Truth
  38. Juan Maclean – Resident Advisor Podcast 2008-01-14
  39. Juan Maclean – Happy House
  40. Jocko – Rhythm Talk*
  41. The Virgins – Rich Girls
  42. Cut Copy – Lights & Music (Moulinex Remix)*
  43. Au Revoir Simone – Sad Song (RAC remix)
  44. Fleetwood Mac – Tell me Lies*
  45. Fleetwood Mac – Gypsy*
  46. Hercules & Love Affair – Blind*
  47. Peter Sarstedt – Where do you go to my lovely*
  48. Pnau – With you forever
  49. Pnau – Baby (Breakbot remix)*
  50. Treasure Fingers – Cross the Dancefloor*
  51. One Hand Loves The Other – Don’t know (Treasure Fingers remix)
  52. Treasure Fingers – Cross the Dancefloor (Lifelike remix)*
  53. Thieves Like Us – Declarations
  54. Mr. Oizo – Yves
  55. DJ Illo – 1979 shake
  56. Cut Copy – Stars*
  57. Top Billin’ – Willing*
  58. Cut Copy – Far Away (Damn Arms Remix)*
  59. George Michael – Too Funky
  60. Black Kids – I’m not gonna teach your boyfriend (The Twelves Remix)*
  61. Erlend Oye – Sudden Rush (The Twelves Remix)
  62. Juiceboxxx and Dre Skull – Center Stage (Curses! Remix)
  63. Rufus Wainwright – Chelsea Hotel No 2 (Leonard Cohen cover)*
  64. Golden Bug – Barbie’s Back (warning this song is terribly graphic)
  65. Louis Laroché – Peach*
  66. Girl Talk – Let me see you
  67. CSS – Move (Cut Copy remix)*
  68. Zingone featuring Nina – Auto Remix Happy face*
  69. Hot Chip – A Glue Too Thick*
  70. LCD Soundsystem – Get Innocuous
  71. Scenario Rock – Hard Task
  72. Scenario Rock – Skitzo Dancer (part 1)
  73. Johan Agebjorn & Sally Shapiro – Pig Radio Mix*
  74. Atmosphere – Shhh…
  75. Radiohead – Videotape (Ring Trick mix)*
  76. Diplo featuring Rye Rye – Wassup Wassup
  77. Daft Punk – Something about us (Eastar remix)*
  78. Low Motion Disco – Things are gonna get easier
  79. Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – Meet Me In The Garden*
  80. Broken Social Scene – Lover’s Spit (Beehives album version) this one will be on every list I compile. You know why? Because it’s phenomenal, that’s why, so live with it always being here!*
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One response »

  1. Ohhh, like the list, 100 is a little ambitious, but I like it.

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