WE are looking for the definitive list of Limerick’s favourite floorfillers. The songs and intros that bring the party onto the city’s dance floors for since the dawn of the disco era. With no small amount of help from legendary Limerick DJ – Michael McNamara who has played since his early teens at the Limerick Beat Clubs playing as warm up to the likes of Van Morrison (Them), moving on to resident at Fernandos, George Hotel for most of the seventies before becoming Ireland’s Pete Tong on the RTE Radio 2 Dance Show in the 90’s.
In the build up to Boogie Wonderland 2 at Dolans on Friday September 15, DJ Mickey Mac gave Limerick Post an insight into his favourite floorfillers.
“ I have played all genres of dance music including Northern Soul, Motown, SKA, Electronic – but my favourites were the amazing 12″ singles of Seventies – Earth Wind and Fire Jean Michel Jarre Human League Disco Anthems and also loved the atmosphere generated by Piano House Anthems in the nineties like Black Box Inner City C&C and Music Factory.”
Here is a look at some of his list ……….
Crocodile Rock – Elton John – (Floor Filling when Limerick Hurlers won the All ireland 1973)
You to me are everything – Real Thing (Fernandos and Poldarks 1976)
Night Fever – Bee Gees – (White suits and serious dancing everywhere 1977 78)
Rhythm is a Dancer – Snap ( One of the best dance records ever)
What time is love – The KLF – (Massive Tropics Anthem 1992)
Black Betty – Ram Jam – ( Top Floorfiller at Tropics with Will Leahy in the DJ Box)
Nights in white satin – Moody Blues ( Played every night as a soundtrack to falling in love)
Radio Gaga – Queen – 2FM Limerick Beat on the Street 1994 at Tait’s Clock)
Where Love Lives – Alison Limerick – ( Micky Mac’s top dance track of all time – Morales Mix)
So what are your favourite floorfillers?
Do you agree with the list so far?
The full list will be published next week.