La Da Dee La Dee Da: 11 Of Our Favorite House Songs From Back In The Day

September 11, 2013 ‐ By

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As a young woman from Chicago, House music is pretty much everything. My older brother often fondly remembers his days jamming in the club and dancing like he was on acid to House jams, and you couldn’t avoid the songs during rush hour traffic when some stations would play an eclectic mix. Because of all that, I grew to have major love for the sound, and since moving to NYC, I’ve noticed it’s basically popular everywhere. So what are some of our favorites? The ones that get our heads bopping and our fingers snapping? We’ll have to pass on all that David Guetta stuff from today and take it back old-school. Here are 11 of my favorites. If you don’t agree, that’s cool, feel free to share your faves below.

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  • Sha

    Thanks for posting the memories, I love all of these tracks. Got my Friday started off right!

  • Ms. Terry

    You forgot about Hot Music by Soho. THAT is the jam!!!

  • gogoflow

    since you did a list of house music, you got to do one for the 80’s/90’s dmv gogo!.:)

    • texastea

      House filtered down to the DMV too. I remember WEAA (morgan state u.’s radio station) used to rock some house on Saturday nights. And the clubs in DC use do pump! I miss those days.

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  • FashionBaby

    Okay, I’m so about to have an 80’s/90’s house party at my house. “Move Yo’ Body”!

  • Nina

    Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body

  • Bren

    What about “Follow me…” Don’t know who wrote it. I am also from Chicago and living in New York and I still listen to 90’s house.

  • kb

    some of these aren’t house; but I appreciate the effort. Absolutely love house, deep, tech, if prog!
    David Guetta used to make house, now he makes EDM and it sucks!


    Lil Miz Miley ‘STHD’ Cyrus don’t know from ‘The Percolator’! haHA! ;-D


    great post to listen to during my 3-4pm office slump hour! ;-D

  • Team nymphis

    The children- Freedom
    Adonis-no way back
    Mark imperial- the love I lost
    Ralph’s Rosario- you use to hold me
    Jamie principle-your love
    Chip e- like this

  • ChiTown Princess

    Got all of those songs on my iPhone, those were the days and the music was way more better than the crap that’s out right now. People born after 1990 might disagree, but who gives a rat s**t.

    • chaka1

      Thank you. ALL these songs are my jams!!!

    • chaka1

      Thank you. ALL these songs are my jams!!!

  • pickneychile

    My husband and I were LITERALLY just talking about old school house music last night! We were trying to remember some of the ones that would always play back in the day. Thank you for this list! lol

  • Maile00

    Still Perkin but I wouldn’t call anything Soul II Soul “house”.

  • LisaD

    Ok, you’re missing So many Tears by Frankie Knuckles, That’s the way Love is by Ten City and one of the biggest house tunes of all time….Break For Love!

    • RHONYC


      • bobbie

        Oh my goodness…I feel so old. House music back in the day was the best….Work it to the bone, Notice me, Big fun etc. Way better than current crap.Takes me back to the good old days of going out to the clubs in the Lower East Side almost every night of the week.

        • RHONYC


          b4 it got so safe & sanitized! there was no better feeling like you were putting your life in your hands all in the name of having a good time. i miss you Save The Robots! *tears* ;-(

          *Edith Bunker sings*


        • texastea

          Yes. And I just remember the black love that was up in them clubs back east, back in the day. I felt so connected and accepted there. I saw beautiful, strong black people there who loved themselves and loved each other. I miss those days.

    • Ray


    • texastea

      Yes, honey, yes!!!!! Man, this list is just taking me back to such a better time! The memories. I am originally from da east anyway.