After evolving on the Chicago club scene in the early ’80s, house music exploded at the end of the decade to become the world’s leading dance genre. Here are my top 10
1-“Move Your Body”
Is a 1986 house music song by Marshall Jefferson and released by Trax Records. The track was the first to be released under Jefferson’s own name, following several earlier house music tracks he made under aliases such as Virgo.
2-“Can You Feel It”
is a 1986 song by Larry Heard, released under the Mr. Fingers moniker. It is one of the first deep house records. Larry Heard created “Can You Feel It” by using the Roland Juno-60 synthesizer and the Roland TR-909 drum machine.
3-“Break 4 Love”
Is a song written, produced, and recorded by Vaughan Mason, the principal member of house music group Raze, featured vocals by Keith Thompson and Bobby Coleman, as well as sexual sound samples by Erique Dial. The song it is still considered a classic of the early house music genre.
Is a techno club hit by American DJ and record producer Lil Louis that became a European and American hit in 1989. The song also was a hit in clubs around the world and it spent two weeks at number one on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in October 1989.
“Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie – Frankie Knuckles was an American DJ, record producer, and remixer. He played an important role in developing and popularizing house music in Chicago during the 1980s when the genre was in its infancy. In 1997, Knuckles won the Grammy Award for Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical. Due to his importance in the development of the genre, Knuckles was often called “The Godfather of House Music”
6-“Strings of Life”
Is 1987 single produced by American electronic musicianDerrick May in collaboration with Michael James, and released under the name Rhythm Is Rhythm. It is his most well-known song and considered a classic in both the house music and techno genres. May is credited with developing the futuristic variation that would be dubbed “techno”.LA Weekly ranked the song at number one in their list of “The 20 Best Dance Music Tracks in History” in 2015 it sounded sublime then and still does now.
Is a 1988 song by American electronic music group Inner City, featuring vocals by Paris Grey. One of Detroit techno don Kevin Saunderson’s house, poppier moments – under his Inner City project with singer Paris Grey – also became his most well-known, With its unashamedly upbeat vocals and colorful ’80s synths.
8-“Love Can’t Turn Around”
is a 1986 Chicago house song by Farley Keith Williams a.k.a. Farley “Jackmaster” Funk and Jesse Saunders featuring vocalist Darryl Pandy, this collaboration between turbo-lunged singer Darryl Pandy and Farley Keith blew the roof off house music at the time. It holds an important place in the history of house music as the first record in that genre to cross over from the U.S. clubs to the UK Singles Chart.
Is a 1988 Acid House single by Gerald Simpson, recording under the name A Guy Called Gerald. tribal rhythms, making for a multicolored post-rave odyssey that still sounds deliciously heady today.