Here is the music that I thought should be the top music of 2006. The music that made us dance and feel the music more than the basic junk that comes out from some of our local clubs. There was way too much hip hop or hardcore trance played this year without anything in-between. You must have to be on 5 different drugs to enjoy some of the music played. The DJ who spins cdâ€™s at the Copa in Oklahoma City played the song Shake Your Car Keys every night the place was open then you would go to Dallas and hear hip hop Sundays at Station 4 (donâ€™t get me wrong I love Station 4 just not the DJ on Sunday night) play almost the same CD with no club beat at ALL. Although, The DJ at the Copa did play good music on Tuesday nights. NYC had the newest music on Sunday nights â€“ a lounge sound that I had only heard in Dallas at club M.I.N.C. before from DJ Red Eye. The best circuit DJ sounds came from the females this year. The girls mixed up some sexy beats â€“ especially Tracy Young at Madonnaâ€™s afterparty in Miami. Gay Days in Orlando had great beats at the Parliament house and at the MGM and Typhoon Lagoon parties.
I went to many concerts in 2006 including All-American rejects and Hello Goodbye. Kristine W. started out the year with an amazing performance at Coliseum nightclub in Ft. Lauderdale that could not be topped in a club performance. Her performance in Dallas was not so good though. The Florida performance included dancers and a jazzy saxophone performance which went well with New Years but something you do not want to see on a normal club night. The dancers were amazing to watch and Kristine W. was as fun as ever. I am not sure why she did not bring her backup dancers with her to Dallas.
I also attended Mariah Carey, Madonna, and a few concerts at the Parliament house for the Gay Days event. The Parliament House in Orlando included Lisa Lisa and Kim English. The P-house concerts were not as good this year â€“ but then again nothing can top Deborah Cox who they had in 2005. Deborah Cox came on with the other Miss thangs who sings Stranger in My House â€“ Tamia.
Madonna was by far the hottest concert I have seen in years (since the last Madonna concert). If you watched it on TV it would not be anything close to the religious experience you would feel in person. Madonna and her dancers were just amazing. Madonna also made an appearance at the Roxy in NYC earlier in the year.
Our Favorite Top Ten Dance Club Songs of 2006
- Madonna – Hung Up
- Mary J. Blige – Be Without You (put your hands up) â€“ Theme song for the Summer!
- Gustavo -Santaolalla – The Wings (Theme from Brokeback Mountain)
- Madonna â€“ Jump
- Snow Patrol â€“ Chasing Cars
- Pink â€“ Who Knew
- Fedde Le Grand – Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
- Nelly Furtado – Maneater
- Sander Kleinenberg – This is not Miami (Ibiza Version)
- Paris Hilton â€“ Stars Are Blind
- Hello Goodbye â€“ In Your Arms
- Paris Hilton – Nothing In This World
- Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I. – My Love
- Jessica Simpson â€“ Public Affair
- Rihanna – SOS
- Fergie â€“ London Bridge
- Kim English – It Makes A Difference
- Mariah Carey – Say Something
- Madonna – Get Together
- Kristine W – I’ll Be Your Light
I would have had Kelly Clarkson on the list but she was my favorite club song for 2005 with Because Of You.