To announce his new EP ‘Love Thing’ (Plant Music), I asked New York expert DJ and producer ELI ESCOBAR to let us know what would be the TOP 10 SONGS TO END A PARTY WITH. Party on, party on all night—
“I never play rare or obscure music at the end of the night. The end of the night is all about everyone singing along to an old jam or a new classic. Here are some favorites of mine…”
1) Grace Jones – William’s Blood (Aeroplane Remix)
So epic! So dramatic! Everything that makes Grace the legend she is.
2) Michael Jackson – The Lady in my Life
When I was a kid, I used to consider this the filler song on “Thriller”. Now I consider it the best track by far. The last few minutes, when he gets into that groove, are the sound of the purest talent anyone has ever had.
3) Celestial Choir – Stand On The Word
I have no problem with the recent popularity this song has gained with the younger club go-ers because I remember when I would play it and feel happy if one person in the crowd sang along. This is always the best song to play if you feel your night and set have been epic enough to warrant it.
4) The Smiths – Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Years ago, when I was a resident at Bungalow 8, Disco – the 7-foot bouncer who was quite the imposing presence – used to come and ask me to play this song at the end of the night. It became a tradition of sorts.
5) Womack and Womack – Teardrops
Nothing beats a sad dance floor anthem. Linda Womack’s voice is one of the greatest. I am probably her biggest fan!
6) Duran Duran – Come Undone
I love how Duran Duran sucked for a while, came back with their best song ever, and then sucked again. But this song is so great and has the “Paid In Full” drums.
7) Fleetwod Mac – Everywhere
And I don’t want to hear any remixes or edits! Christine McVie is so underrated. She is the soul of the Mac, for sure. I love when you can hear Stevie singing back-up and not trying to steal the show – so classy.
INXS – Don’t Change
You have to have the right crowd for this one but if you do, it’ll be monumental when you drop it. Plus, it inspires people to do the Molly Ringwald which is always a good thing to aim for.
9) The System – Don’t Disturb This Groove
Oh man, an old staple in my set right here. Doesn’t really work with young hipsters, unfortunately. But for the grown and sexy, it’s an anthem.
10) Michael McDonald – Sweet Freedom
This song is the sound of victory. It is so feel good, it’s kind of absurd. But I love it so much and never gets played out as far as I’m concerned.
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