CL's Friday afternoon dance party: a playlist to kick off the weekend

“Let's Dance,” David Bowie

“Invincible,” OK Go

“Odessa,” Caribou

“Young Folks,” Peter Bjorn & John

“Funky Cold Medina,” Tone Loc

“Last Night,” The Strokes

“End Of The World Party,” Medeski, Martin & Wood

“Next Girl,” The Black Keys

“Regulate,” Warren G

“Wire,” Three Girl Rumba

“Shake It Up,” The Cars

“Ceiling of Plankton,” Givers [playing New World Brewery tomorrow night!]

“Blame It On The Boogie,” The Jackson 5

“Sweet And Dandy,” Toots & The Maytals Feat. Trey Anastasio

“Girls On Film,” Duran Duran

“Uprising,” Muse

“Fearless,” Marco Benevento

“Menomena,” Cake

“Hammer,” Bob Marley

“Hercules & Love Affair Theme,” Hercules & Love Affair

“Dry the Rain,” The Beta Band

“Have You Ever Been to Electric Ladyland,” Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

“Ice Castles,” Ween

“Paint It Black,” The Rolling Stones

Back in the good old days, the Edit department began a tradition of celebrating the end of the week with a Friday afternoon "dance party" — in sum, a playlist to kick off the weekend. Sometimes it was thematic (like rain songs for a gray day, or songs as covered by the artists who didn't write them), sometimes it included numbers by bands coming to town, old school classic hits or new school indie hits, deep cuts, and any requests fielded from the rest of the office, among plenty else. The weekly dance parties went on hiatus indefinitely after our move to a place not conducive to having them — a maze of rooms and corridors, a crazy-loud air conditioner, no sound system that carried music far enough to reach even a few people ... But upon settling into our new permanent (open and airy) digs, and finally setting up a stereo and subwoofer, I decided it was time to revive it.

While you may not necessarily care about what we're jamming in the CL offices on a Friday afternoon, I figured I'd throw up the playlist and at the same time, get some recommendations for future dance parties from readers as well as requests from those staffers here at CL who didn't get their requests to me in time. Anyway, here's the dance party playlist for this Friday, May 21.

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