Electric Slide songs

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djfatman

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I've used Electric Boogie and Achy Breaky Heart, and even had the Electric Slide break out to "Brick House". What other songs have you used for the Electric Slide?
 

Cap

Always At Your Service
Try the Slide Challenge if the group is ripe for the test.

One complete 360 degree play of Marcia Griffiths "Electric Boogie", (about half the entire song) then stop the song cold when they are back facing you. Tell them they are great and you're going to give them an opportunity to earn their bachelors degree in the slide, soulfully. Start Aretha Franklin's "Respect". One complete 360 degree play of "Respect", then stop the song cold when they are back facing you. Tell them they are better than great and you're going to give them an opportunity to earn their master's degree in the slide, country. Start "Achy Breaky Heart". While they are sliding and over the top of the music, tell them there's one more part to earning their masters (this vocalization takes pin-point timing to coincide with where they are in their steps) tell them, "The next time you lean forward, yell "YEEEEEE" and when you lean back, yell "HAWWWWWW". As they do it, kill the music. The folks who are not participating will fall out of their seats, especially when I add the comment," The things you get people to do when you own a microphone." The dancersl now compete to yell YEEE HAWWW louder each successive time thereafter. Ask for a hearty round of applause from the tables and themselves at the end. Pay close attention to the huge smiles everywhere.

I'm not the uber-interactive, get out front, yell and scream, lead line dancing, dive off my speakers, beat on boobies kinda DJ, but this ditty seems to match my personna quite well and meets with a conservative bride's approval.
 
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DJSTEVEZ

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I'm not the uber-interactive, dive off my speakers, kinda DJ.
I imagine you would void the BOSE Warranty if you were :rolleyes:.

There's a great "Getting Jiggy With It" mix that works well. "Play That Funky Music" can work. If you've got a crowd of the right age & background, Cheryl Lynn's classic "(Got) To Be Real" can mix and work real well.
 

Cap

Always At Your Service
It's not the warranty that would bother me.

If, while standing atop the radiator in preparation for the grand dive, and my foot should slip and I would drop straight off the top, the most logical body orifice that would break/stop my fall would require a year's supply of Prep H.

Like your choices, Steve, but would hate to blow them on the electric slide. Even hate to use "Respect" but something has to give.
 

JMM773

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Good gracious guys, hasn't anyone seen the replacements with Keaneu (spelling?) Reeves?

I will survive by Gloria Gaynor... Love doing the electric slide to that... I've gotten kids to do it to that too...
 

JMM773

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Try the Slide Challenge if the group is ripe for the test.

One complete 360 degree play of Marcia Griffiths "Electric Boogie", (about half the entire song) then stop the song cold when they are back facing you. Tell them they are great and you're going to give them an opportunity to earn their bachelors degree in the slide, soulfully. Start Aretha Franklin's "Respect". One complete 360 degree play of "Respect", then stop the song cold when they are back facing you. Tell them they are better than great and you're going to give them an opportunity to earn their master's degree in the slide, country. Start "Achy Breaky Heart". While they are sliding and over the top of the music, tell them there's one more part to earning their masters (this vocalization takes pin-point timing to coincide with where they are in their steps) tell them, "The next time you lean forward, yell "YEEEEEE" and when you lean back, yell "HAWWWWWW". As they do it, kill the music. The folks who are not participating will fall out of their seats, especially when I add the comment," The things you get people to do when you own a microphone." The dancersl now compete to yell YEEE HAWWW louder each successive time thereafter. Ask for a hearty round of applause from the tables and themselves at the end. Pay close attention to the huge smiles everywhere.

I'm not the uber-interactive, get out front, yell and scream, lead line dancing, dive off my speakers, beat on boobies kinda DJ, but this ditty seems to match my personna quite well and meets with a conservative bride's approval.
that's pretty good
 

Hutt

Pro Dj groupie since 1996
Mariah Carey's Fantasy mixed back and forth with "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club
 

bill_smith

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A song that beat mixes absolutely completely and totally perfectly into the Eslide is Will Smith's Getting jiggy with it, at about 45 seconds from the end of the Slide.

You don't have to pitch up or down, they have the same up and down beat, and same EXACT BPM. I'm fond of letting people know that they need to keep going, not stop, and drop it in.
 

UNDJ

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Sweet Home Alabama is requested a lot to slide to at my events.

Usually, after playing Marcia's version, I mix into Stayin' Alive (with the pitch cranked a bit). Sometimes the guests will keep sliding to it and sometimes they break out of it and start doing disco moves. Works for me either way.
 

JMM773

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A song that beat mixes absolutely completely and totally perfectly into the Eslide is Will Smith's Getting jiggy with it, at about 45 seconds from the end of the Slide.

You don't have to pitch up or down, they have the same up and down beat, and same EXACT BPM. I'm fond of letting people know that they need to keep going, not stop, and drop it in.
THAT sounds fun... I might try that sooner than later...
 

cdspinner

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Bustop Electric Slide - Charlie Green
Have No Loot - Tony Toni Tone
My Eyes Don't Cry - Stevie Wonder

"A song that beat mixes absolutely completely and totally perfectly into the Eslide is Will Smith's Getting jiggy with it."

So does the Ultimix version of "Staying Alive"
 

d-dubsta

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Seems there are different versions/performers -- which version do you assume people are asking for when they request "Electric Slide"?
 

CJ Greiner

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I'm SOOOOOO happy to see these little things that you can add to your performance that just takes you "over the top" as a top-notch entertainer.

Thanks for posting all of these great ideas guys!
 

thebobster

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The Marcia Griffith version.
There's the original version (from her "Carousel" album), and a later "Super Electric" version that was released as a 12" and CD single.

I've used both myself. The Super Electric version is more upbeat, and is the one I usually see DJ's in my area use.
 

DJSkinnyGuy

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I've had guests break into the electric slide while playing a Cameo song. Can't remember if it was "Candy" or "Word Up"...
 

djsarge

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People in my area only know Electric Boogie for the Electric Slide. It even has the lyrics she will teach you the Electric Slide. But, I will be trying these other songs ans steal...eerr.... borrowing Caps idea.
 
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