Dancemania Sparkle Classics – Best of 80s Disco Pop – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 14, 2011

Dancemania Sparkle Classics – Best of 80s Disco Pop
Release Date: 1/18/12 ⇨ 1/25/12
Price: 2381 yen

Update (12/27/11): Final track list has been revealed. There are seven “new” tracks, meaning that they’ve never appeared on Dancemania before. The bonus track is Wink’s Japanese cover of “Turn It into Love.”

Now get to work on Dancemania Speed Sparkle, EMI.

01. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You / Boys Town Gang
02. Call Me / Blondie
03. Dancing Hero (Eat You Up) / Angie Gold
04. So Many Men, So Little Time / Miquel Brown
05. Planet Earth / Duran Duran
06. Telephone Operator / Pete Shelley
07. Ai no Corrida / Quincy Jones
08. Tarzan Boy / Baltimora
09. Cha Cha Cha / Fincy Contini
10. Never Ending Story / Limahl
11. Sexy Music / The Nolans
12. In for a Penny, In for a Pound / Arabesque
13. Karma Chameleon / Culture Club
14. Take On Me / A-ha
15. Never Gonna Give You Up / Rick Astley
16. I Should Be So Lucky / Kylie Minogue
17. Toy Boy / Sinitta
18. It Only Takes a Minute / Tavares
19. Heaven Is a Place on Earth / Belinda Carlisle
20. Give Me Up / Michael Fortunati
21. Upside Down / Coo Coo
22. Meet My Friend / Eddy Huntington
23. Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room) / Paul Lekakis
24. Turn Around and Count 2 Ten / Dead or Alive
25. Boom Boom Dollar (Red Monster Mix) / King Kong & D. Jungle Girls
Bonus Track
26. Ai ga Tomaranai ~Turn It into Love~ / Wink

Update (12/4/11): Delayed a week to January 25. The similarly themed Let’s Dance -Super 80s Disco Hits- has also been delayed to January 18, but I suspect that will end up being delayed to the 25th as well. I wonder how many tracks the two releases will end up sharing.

Update (11/30/11): CD Japan’s pre-order page is up. It mentions that there’ll be 25 tracks in all, and once again licenses from other labels will play a big part. As with Around 40 Eurobeat, there’ll be a bonus Japanese 80s disco track. My guess is it’ll be “Aa Mujou” or “Dancing Hero” again. Also, they note that Dancemania Sparkle has sold over 50,000 copies since its release. Not quite as good as Treasure, which finished with over 80k.

Update (11/19/11): More tracks revealed, but nothing surprising.

Wow, here I was thinking we’d have to wait until 2016 for another Dancemania release. Rather than focusing on the 90s, this release looks to be featuring primarily 80s dance hits. So, basically, it’s another repackaging of the same old repeats we’ve been hearing for years. However, as with Dancemania Sparkle, Classics will license tracks from other labels for a more “complete” experience. For instance, Boys Town Gang’s version of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” will be making its Dancemania debut.

Never mind the repeats; the worst part about this is we’ll probably have to see that ugly Sparkle logo again. Still, I’m glad the Dancemania name lives on.

01. Flashdance… What a Feeling / Irene Cara
02. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You / Boys Town Gang
03. Never Ending Story / Limahl
04. Karma Chameleon / Culture Club
05. Dancing Hero (Eat You Up) / Angie Gold
06. Give Me Up / Michael Fortunati
07. I Should Be So Lucky / Kylie Minogue
08. Heaven Is a Place on Earth / Belinda Carlisle
09. It Only Takes a Minute / Tavares
10. Upside Down / Coo Coo
11. Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room) / Paul Lekakis
12. Meet My Friend / Eddy Huntington
13. Jive into the Night / Green Olives
14. Boom Boom Dollar / King Kong & D. Jungle Girls
15. Help Me / Mela

Pre-order at CDJapan.

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One Response to “Dancemania Sparkle Classics – Best of 80s Disco Pop – Pre-release Info”

  1. Jayveemon says:

    There was an ad for this is the DDR2nd Mix OST Booklet

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