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If I Ever Needed For You To De-lurk, Today Would Be The Day…

Obviously I love getting comments on the blog…it’s validation that there are one or two people out there who are reading my stuff! But today…well, today I need assistance!

I am beginning to assemble a holiday music playlist for my group cycling class, and the first song that I thought would be nostalgic to spin to is this one:

Yowza! Great memories with that gathering of artists, as I’m an ’80’s gal. But–the horror!–although I have it on vinyl, I can’t find this original version anywhere online, meaning I can’t download it! I know there are two more recent versions (one of which I will probably use if I am unsuccessful in my plea here), but I really, really want this version. Any ideas for me?

Another song I intend to use is “Last Christmas” by Wham!

I am looking for more song suggestions. I have to be clear on two things:
1. I don’t want only songs that focus on Christmas. Winter is fine. Whatever. Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah song is, I think, explicit and I can’t use songs with explicit lyrics.
2. The type of music I prefer is dance or electronica (slow and fast, whatever! I can sprint or climb to it depending on the tempo!). I welcome any suggestions of holiday songs in this style, either originals or re-mixes.

If you can help me, yay for both of us! I would really appreciate it. If you have ideas, please leave a comment with the complete name of the song and the artist, and if I need to know anything else (like if it’s DJ Skeezoid’s December Crazee Winter Mix or something). Thanks!

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  • k a t i e November 30, 2007, 12:15 am

    Unfortunately, I’m in a hurry right now, and can only think of a ridiculous answer in Alvin and the Chipmunks do 12 Days of Christmas. Ha.

    I will comment in a couple of hours some suggestions – I have a friend who has some wonderful downloading software and some brilliant stuff to download. Hope you find the original BandAid – I can’t find it either πŸ™

  • Jules November 30, 2007, 12:47 am

    Dude, I totally have tons of music you can burn. I have several holiday CDs and we can figure it out on Sunday when you come over.

  • Jules November 30, 2007, 12:52 am

    OH, I just found it on iTunes, though you have to buy the whole Now that’s what I call Christmas CD, and I can also request a copy of the CD through the library system (free!). LMK if you want me to try that… not sure how fast you need it.

  • Melisa November 30, 2007, 4:26 am

    Katie: Hmm. I don’t think Alvin would go over very well. LOL
    But I understand that was only off the top of your head. Let me know if you think of anything else!

    Jeremy & Julie: Great! I didn’t think to ask THE source for music. The library plan for TWICC would probably take too long; I’m shooting to get this done within a week or so. But thanks: wish I had thought of that last week. πŸ™‚
    I’ll check out what you’ve got Sunday.

  • Kat November 30, 2007, 12:39 pm

    Why oh why does “Driving home for Christmas” by Chris Rea come to mind? I know it is fitting for your cycling class hehe^^. Or Merry Christmas (I don’t want to fight tonight) by The Ramones if you like it a bit more punk rock.
    For a list of 100 great Christmas tracks have a look here: http://www.popculturemadness.com/Music/Christmas.html

  • Patty November 30, 2007, 2:33 pm

    Hi Melissa! Thanks for reading my blog. I think I can get you the original version…email me at patty0501@aol.com

    Thanks for reading my blog I can’t wait to keep checking out yours.