‘Music For The Dancers’ N°187 – Vintage 90s Music Videos

Janet Jackson, SNAP!, LaTour, All Saints, Deee~Lite, The Wiseguys, Nightcrawlers, RuPaul, The All Seeing I, KWS, ATB, Mantronix

They are the performers of twelve vintage dance tunes that were ranked in various charts, this week (25/52) BUT … in the Nineties 90s.

Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!


‘Music For The Dancers’ N°187 – Vintage 90s Music Videos

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1 . Janet Jackson – Go Deep

Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson’s “Go Deep” received its share of remixes by Missy Elliott, Teddy Riley, and Timbaland. The accompanying video features a teenager fantasizing about Janet Jackson throwing a party at his house while his parents are away, a party that quickly becomes a total disaster.

More home parties gone bad

Project X (2012)

Directed by Nima Nourizadeh, this film follows three high school seniors who throw a massive party. The night quickly spirals out of control with disastrous consequences.

Superbad (2007)

Directed by Greg Mottola, this film tells the story of two high school friends trying to throw a party before graduation. The night takes an unexpected turn with hilarious and catastrophic incidents.

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

Directed by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, this film is set at a high school graduation party that becomes a disaster for some of the main characters.

Neighbors (2014)

Directed by Nicholas Stoller, this film shows a war between a couple and a fraternity moving in next door, with wild parties causing havoc.

House Party (1990)

Directed by Reginald Hudlin, this film tells the story of two friends who throw a house party, leading to a series of misadventures and chaos.

21 & Over (2013)

Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, this film follows three friends who throw a party to celebrate one's 21st birthday. The night quickly gets out of control, leading to disastrous situations.

The Hangover (2009)

Directed by Todd Phillips, this film tells the story of three friends who wake up after a night of partying in Las Vegas with no memory of the previous night and must piece together the chaotic events.

Clueless (1995)

Directed by Amy Heckerling, this film includes a memorable scene where a house party thrown by the main characters goes awry with embarrassing and disastrous results.

Weird Science (1985)

Directed by John Hughes, this film shows two teenagers who create a virtual woman who becomes real and throws a massive party that goes wrong.

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Directed by John Hughes, this film features a scene where a house party thrown by a high school student turns into total chaos with unexpected and hilarious consequences.

Booksmart (2019)

Directed by Olivia Wilde, this film follows two model students who decide to make the most of their last night before graduation by attending an epic party that gets out of control.

American Pie (1999)

Directed by Paul Weitz, this film includes several house parties that go wrong, with comedic and embarrassing situations.

The music video is directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris.

Writer(s) : Terry Steven Lewis, Jimmy Jam, Janet Damita J Jackson Publisher(s) : Black Ice Publishing, Kmr Music Royalties Ii Scsp
Genres : dance pop, r&b, urban contemporary

Featured on the 1998 album “The Velvet Rope”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Twitter

2 . SNAP! – Ooops Up

Produced by Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti, recorded in Germany, and released in 1990, “Ooops Up” samples “I Don’t Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops!)” by The Gap Band. This track by Snap!, already famous for “The Power,” is notable for its blend of Turbo B’s rap and Penny Ford’s singing, who joined Snap! after Jackie Harris’s departure, as well as for its humorous lyrics.

The music video is directed by Liam Kan.

Writer(s) : John Virgo Garrett III, Ronnie James Wilson, Benito Benites, Robert Lynn Wilson, Charles Kent Wilson, Lonnie Simmons, Rudolph Taylor Publisher(s) : Hanseatic Musikverlag Gmbh
Genres : Electronic, Pop,diva house, eurodance, german techno, hip house

Featured on the 1990 album “World Power”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Twitter

3 . LaTour – People Are Still Having Sex

This provocative 1991 track, produced by William LaTour, is known for its explicit lyrics: the lyrics are a monologue observing that “people everywhere” are “still having sex” despite advice from parents, counselors, and the risk of AIDS. However, some radio stations stopped playing it after complaints about the mention of AIDS, thinking it promoted the disease (yes! you read right).

More AIDS Songs

The Last Song - Elton John

This song talks about the feelings of a man dying of AIDS and his reconciliation with his father.

Philadelphia - Neil Young

Written for the film 'Philadelphia' (1993), this emotional song deals with the pain and suffering related to AIDS.

Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen

Also for the film 'Philadelphia', this song speaks of the isolation and suffering of a man with AIDS.

Blood Makes Noise - Suzanne Vega

Though more indirectly, this song addresses the themes of fear and anxiety surrounding AIDS.

Hold On - Sarah McLachlan

Inspired by the story of a man who lost his partner to AIDS, this song is a call for resilience and hope.

In This Life - Madonna

A song dedicated to Madonna's friends who died of AIDS, evoking loss and remembrance.

Together Again - Janet Jackson

Written in memory of her friends lost to AIDS, this song celebrates their lives and memories.

The Ribbon in the Sky - Diana Ross

A song that pays tribute to those affected by AIDS.

Hiding Out - Pete Townshend

Addresses the theme of stigma and the challenges faced by people living with AIDS.

America - Prince

Though this song talks about various social issues, it includes references to the impacts of AIDS.

Genres : new wave, synthpop

Featured on the 1991 album “LaTour”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Facebook

4 . All Saints – Lady Marmalade

This cover of the famous song, known for its catchy French chorus “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?” from Labelle in 1974, was done by the British group All Saints in 1998, adding a contemporary touch to this disco-funk classic.

More 90/00 Covers of 70s/80s Songs

I Will Survive - Cake

Original by Gloria Gaynor (1978), covered by Cake (1996).

Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses

Original by Bob Dylan (1973), covered by Guns N' Roses (1990).

American Pie - Madonna

Original by Don McLean (1971), covered by Madonna (2000).

Tainted Love - Marilyn Manson

Original by Gloria Jones (1964, popularized by Soft Cell in 1981), covered by Marilyn Manson (2001).

Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, and Pink

Original by Labelle (1974), covered by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, and Pink (2001).

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson

Original by Eurythmics (1983), covered by Marilyn Manson (1995).

Under Pressure - The Used and My Chemical Romance

Original by Queen and David Bowie (1981), covered by The Used and My Chemical Romance (2005).

It's My Life - No Doubt

Original by Talk Talk (1984), covered by No Doubt (2003).

Cats in the Cradle - Ugly Kid Joe

Original by Harry Chapin (1974), covered by Ugly Kid Joe (1992).

How Soon Is Now? - t.A.T.u.

Original by The Smiths (1984), covered by t.A.T.u. (2002).

Live and Let Die - Guns N' Roses

Original by Wings (1973), covered by Guns N' Roses (1991).

Enjoy the Silence - Lacuna Coil

Original by Depeche Mode (1990), covered by Lacuna Coil (2006).

Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader

Original by King Harvest (1972), covered by Toploader (2000).

Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit

Original by The Who (1971), covered by Limp Bizkit (2003).

What a Wonderful World - Joey Ramone

Original by Louis Armstrong (1967), covered by Joey Ramone (2002).

The music video is directed by Phillipe André.

Writer(s) : Kenny Nolan, Bob Crewe Publisher(s) : Kenny Nolan Publishing, Tannyboy Music, Stone Diamond Music Corp, Jobete Music Co Inc
Genres : dance pop, europop, girl group, new wave pop

Featured on the 1998 album “All Saints”.

Lyrics >> More by the same : Official Site

5 . Deee~Lite – Runaway

A unique fusion of house, funk, and dance music, “Runaway,” released in 1992, two years after their hit “Groove Is in the Heart,” is a single by Deee-Lite, led by singer Lady Miss Kier, known for her flamboyant style and becoming an icon of alternative fashion. The colorful video was directed by the famous Gus Van Sant, responsible for major films like “Good Will Hunting,” “Milk,” and “Elephant.”

More videos directed by Gus Van Sant

Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992)

This is one of Van Sant's most well-known music videos, for the hit song off the Chili Peppers' album Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

Fame '90 by David Bowie (1990)

A music video for Bowie's re-recording of his classic song 'Fame.'

Desecration Smile by Red Hot Chili Peppers (2007)

Van Sant reunited with the Chili Peppers years later to direct this video off their album Stadium Arcadium.

Ballad of the Skeletons by Allen Ginsberg with Paul McCartney, Philip Glass, Lenny Kaye et al. (1996)

An artistic collaboration featuring the famous beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Weird by Hanson (1998)

Music video for the pop rock band Hanson's single.

Ain't it Funny by Danny Brown (2016)

A more recent music video Van Sant directed for rapper Danny Brown.

Thanksgiving Prayer by William Burroughs (1990)

Short film featuring a reading by William Burroughs.

I'm Seventeen by Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers (1991)

Desire by Iggy Pop (1993)

Runaway by Deee-Lite (1990)

Electrolite by R.E.M. (1992)

The music video is directed by Gus Van Sant.

Publisher(s) : Deee Lovely Publishing Inc
Genres : hip house

Featured on the 1992 album “Infinity Within”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Wikipedia

6 . The Wiseguys – Ooh La La

Produced by Theo Keating, also known as Touché, The Wiseguys’ “Ooh La La,” released in 1998, is a memorable instrumental track thanks to its catchy sample and energetic beats, leading it to be used in numerous commercials and films.

The music video is directed by Darren Statman, Scott Bibo.

Writer(s) : Oji Pierce, Dana Manno, Lowell Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Coolio Publisher(s) : Zefanator, Warner Tamerlane Pub Corp, Nomad Noman Music
Genres : big beat, trip hop

Featured on the 1998 album “The Antidote”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Wikipedia

7 . Nightcrawlers – Surrender Your Love

In 1995, the Scottish group Nightcrawlers released “Surrender Your Love,” three years after the success of “Push the Feeling On.” Produced by John Reid, this house and dance-pop track led to a series of remixes compiled on a vinyl released the same year.

Writer(s) : Marc Kinchen, John Robinson Reid Publisher(s) : Bmg Vm Music Limited, Bmg Platinum Songs Us
Genres : disco house, hip house, vocal house,

Featured on the 1995 album “Let’s Push It”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Wikipedia

8 . RuPaul – Supermodel [You Better Work]

Becoming an anthem for the LGBTQ+ community, “Supermodel (You Better Work)” is RuPaul’s single, released in 1992, that popularized drag culture in the mainstream. RuPaul performed this song during numerous television appearances, including the finale of the first season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

More LGBTQ+ anthems

I Will Survive

A 1978 anthem of resilience and empowerment, especially for the LGBTQ+ community.


A 1978 classic associated with gay culture due to its underlying themes and the group's reputation.

Born This Way

A 2011 song celebrating self-acceptance and diversity, quickly becoming an LGBTQ+ anthem.

True Colors

A 1986 song about authenticity and showing true colors, powerful for the LGBTQ+ community.

I'm Coming Out

A 1980 song interpreted as a call for liberation and self-acceptance.

It's Raining Men

A 1982 classic in gay clubs, celebrated for its festive energy.

Freedom! '90

A 1990 song addressing themes of personal liberation and authenticity, significant for George Michael.


A 1990 song celebrating voguing and the ballroom scene, important aspects of LGBTQ+ culture.

Girls Like Girls

A 2015 song about love between girls, praised for its positive representation of lesbian relationships.

We Are Family

A 1979 song often adopted by the LGBTQ+ community as an anthem of solidarity and mutual support.

Closer to Fine

A 1989 song appreciated for its messages of truth-seeking and community support, resonating with lesbian and bisexual women.

Dancing On My Own

A 2010 song that became an LGBTQ+ anthem due to its themes of heartbreak and resilience.

The music video is directed by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato.

Writer(s) : Harry James, Lawrence D Thom, RuPaul Andre Charles Publisher(s) : Love Machine Music Inc, Kohaw Music Inc
Genres : diva house, strut

Featured on the 1992 album “Supermodel of the World”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Twitter

9 . The All Seeing I – Beat Goes On

Sampling the drum beat from “The Beat Goes On” by Buddy Rich and His Orchestra featuring Cathy Rich, this 1998 cover of the Sonny & Cher classic by The All Seeing I combines modern electronic production with 60s nostalgia.

More covers of Sonny & Cher hits

I Got You Babe - UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde (1985)

This cover brought a reggae twist to the classic Sonny & Cher hit.

I Got You Babe - Cher with Beavis and Butt-Head (1993)

A humorous version featuring the animated characters from the MTV show.

I Got You Babe - Etta James (1968)

A soulful rendition by the legendary blues singer.

The Beat Goes On - Britney Spears (1999)

Included in her debut album, this cover brought the classic into the pop realm.

The Beat Goes On - The All Seeing I (1997)

A cover/interpolation that samples the drum beat from "The Beat Goes On" by Buddy Rich and His Orchestra featuring Cathy Rich

Baby Don't Go - Dwight Yoakam (1988)

A country version by the famous country artist.

Writer(s) : Sonny Bono (US) Publisher(s) : Cotillion Music Inc, Chris Marc Music
Genres : electronic, trip hop

Featured on the 1997 album “Pickled Eggs & Sherbet”.

Lyrics >> More by the same : Wikipedia

10 . KWS – Please Don’t Go

Recorded in just a few hours, this cover of the KC and the Sunshine Band hit unexpectedly achieved massive success, reaching number one in the UK. The energetic version by KWS, a British dance act from Nottingham, reignited interest in the song.

More covers of K.C. & The Sunshine Band hits

That's the Way (I Like It) - Dead or Alive (1984)

The British band covered this song, infusing it with their signature dance-pop style.

That's the Way (I Like It) - Spin Doctors (1999)

A rock cover by the American band Spin Doctors.

That's the Way (I Like It) - Giorgio Moroder (2019)

A modern cover by the legendary Italian producer and DJ.

Get Down Tonight -Shriekback (1988)

British band released a straightforward cover version as a single in 1988 and included on their album "Go Bang"

Boogie Shoes - Alex Chilton (1979)

The former Box Tops and Big Star frontman gave a soulful rendition of this track.

Boogie Shoes - Glee Cast (2010)

Covered by the cast of the TV show 'Glee' during one of their musical episodes.

Shake Your Booty - Forever In Your Mind (2015)

American pop boy band Forever In Your Mind record their version for the Disney Channel TV series Best Friends Whenever in 2015. The cover appeared in the 7th episode of the show's first season

I'm Your Boogie Man - Rob Zombie (1996)

The metal artist covered this song, adding a heavy rock twist, for the 'The Crow: City of Angels' soundtrack.

Writer(s) : Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch Publisher(s) : Harrick Music Inc
Genres : house, dance

Featured on the 1992 album “KWS”.

Lyrics >> More by the same : Wikipedia

11 . ATB – 9 PM

Mixing trance and dance music, this track by Andreas “ATB” Tanneberger, a German DJ and producer, derives its title from the late hour at which it was recorded. The female voice whispering “Till I Come” (hmmm!) against a pipe organ hook created on guitar belongs to Spanish model Yolanda Rivera.

The music video is directed by Marvin Ströter.

Publisher(s) : Sony Music Publ International, Sony Music Holdings Gmbh, Ministry Of Sound Music Publishing Limited
Genres : german dance, german techno, german trance, trance

Featured on the 1999 album “Movin’ Melodies”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Twitter

12 . Mantronix – Take Your Time

Released in 1989, “Take Your Time” by Mantronix, led by Jamaican-born Kurtis Mantronik, illustrates the innovative blend of hip-hop and electro that characterizes the group, with many rappers later sampling their work: Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, etc. Subsequently, Kurtis Mantronik made a name as a producer/remixer for tracks by Kylie Minogue, Fatboy Slim, Victoria Beckham, Shirley Bassey, and even classical composer Steve Reich.

Writer(s) : Mantronik, John Rodriguez Publisher(s) : Universal Mca Music Limited
Genres : electro, old school hip hop,

Featured on the 1990 album “This Should Move Ya”.

Lyrics >> More by the same : Wikipedia


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