The early 90s were a crazy and campy time for dance music at the gay clubs. While gay bar legends CC Peniston, Black Box, C&C Music Factory and Robin S are all still in heavy rotation on most DJs playlists, there are a few butt shaking songs that have gone by the wayside. We think they deserve another listen. Sure, some of you may remember the following five tracks with great fondness, but when was the last time you heard them - or even thought about them? So, here we go...
#5) The Soup Dragons - I'm Free
The gay alterna-teen anthem of 1990. Somehow this only made it to #20 in the dance charts. This video quality is off, but it's literally the only version of this video we could find!
#4) The Shamen - Move Any Mountain
Check out their bulky hiking outfits! This actually was a #1 hit on the dance charts but quickly forgotten by pop culture.
#3) The KLF w/ Tammy Wynette - Justified and Ancient
I was driving around in my car with my pal the other day and he had never heard of The KLF, much less country legend Tammy Wynette. I almost pulled over and kicked him out. This made it to #2 on the dance charts! Hard to find a HD video of any of these tracks.
#2) Bingo Boys feat. Princessa - Show Me How To Dance
If this track doesn't make you want to dance, you are dead inside. "Show Me How to Dance" spent one week at #1 in the dance charts in March of 1991! Listen for the samples from "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" by the band Chic and "Dance (Disco Heat)" by Sylvester.
#1) Army of Lovers - Crucified
Swedish dance music group Army of Lovers "Crucified" only went to #6 in the dance charts, but will always hold a place in the pantheon of gay music history as being perhaps the campiest video ever made. While I am sure everyone over 35 remembers this song, we need to introduce it to the younger generations so it doesn't disappear forever.