Songs About Partying and Responsible Driving

I am in an excellent mood! That’s right. Boo-yah! Bet you didn’t see that coming! Let’s celebrate with two of the happiest songs of all time.

Cyndi Lauper
Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun) (Junior’s Sound Factory Mix)
Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun) (Techno Main Mix)
Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun) (Straight Up Pass)
Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun) (Factory Dub)
Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun) (Techno Dub)

I love Cyndi. She was probably my first crush…which explains a lot. It’s not fair that she vanished into B-level oblivion, reduced to reality TV shows. Terri Nunn’s appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race got me hooked on that show, which is something I thought would never happen. But the same will never happen for Celebrity Apprentice, even thoughCyndi Lauper is a contestant at the moment. The only way I would ever watch that show is if I knew it would end with Cyndi not only winning the competition but celebrating by ripping off Donald’s fucking head and using it as a microphone whilst singing “Money Changes Everything.” Then she’d drop kick it into the audience and rock out with She-Bop. But that’s (probably) not going to happen huh?

These remixes are of the “Hey Now” version of the song, which first appeared on her greatest hits compilation Twelve Deadly Cyns…and Then Some. That version is entirely different than the original, and these remixes make it even more out there, changing the vibe of the album to a late-80s/early-90s house one. It’s pretty rad in my opinion. Although I’m sure my roommate is concerned by my consistent rocking out to it.

Geggy Tah
Whoever You Are (Hallucination’s Sunday Driver Mix)
Whoever You Are (The Vagabond Mix)
Whoever You Are (Hallucination’s Drive-By Dub)
Whoever You Are (Hallucination’s Sunday Driver Instrumental)

This is the song from that Mercedes commercial from a few years back. You know it. It’s the “All I wanna do is to thank you even though I don’t know who you are/you let me change lanes while I was driving in my car.” And with that typed lyric this song you have this song stuck in your head and I’ve ruined your weekend. You’re welcome.

Sidenote: As much as I love this little ditty I think the fact that there are four remixes of it serves as definitive proof that the 90s remix craze was a little excessive.

Sidenote to the sidenote: For those who care it’s worth noting that a couple of these mixes are by Rabbit In The Moon.

8 Responses to “Songs About Partying and Responsible Driving”

  1. Ctelblog says:

    I love this blog for its unpredictable choices.

  2. Benjamin says:

    Thanks for all the mixes in this post! Have you heard Cyndi's last album, "Bring Ya To The Brink?" I thought it was fantastic. Especially "Into The Nightlife" and "Echo."

  3. garyb says:

    Wow, man, I was just thinking of that Geggy Tah song at work on Wednesday…
    Thanks for posting it and making me feel a little psychic!!

  4. Drain says:

    wow, cyndi was my first crush too! thanks for the excellent "hey now" remixes!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just doin' a click by on my way to my usual degenerate hangout (not porn either, sheesh) and was wondering how many readers you get a day/week… or is that secret blog writer info? Just wanted to know how many other crazed fans you have or if, you know, I'm like, it.


  6. badmanners says:

    Cyndi Lauper shows up on Howard Stern occasionally. Still has the this accent and incredible range.

    Loved the Geggy Tah song when it came out. My gf gave the album – a complete waste of plastic, outside this track.

  7. Cady Finlayson says:

    I like Cindi too and it was weird to see her on Celebrity Apprentice.

  8. Leo Rattans says:

    Just wondering aloud… were there any weird remixes of "True Colors" or "Time After Time"?

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