Monday, December 31, 2012

So long 2012...A Shopgirls New Years Party Playlist!!

Let us be honest.  We Shopgirls love a good party.  Good food, good drinks, good friends, and great clothes are our favorites!  But it is the sweet, sweet jams that really brings a party together.  Tonight is New Year's Eve- the partiest of all party nights.  Shopgirl Anna shares some of her fave party music to celebrate this night of nights.  So long 2012...

"Below are some highlights from my playlist and few pictures of people partying.  You know, for inspiration.  I hope you enjoy the playlist, I have a weakness for loving songs popular 3 years ago.  Have fun tonight friends, and be safe please!  See you in 2013."

xoxo-Shopgirl Anna

1. "Do You Want to Touch Me?" - Gary Glitter
"This has shown up in two of my playlists.  It is a favorite for riding the line between really awesome and really super creepy.  But it will always make me dance."

4. "Don't Leave Me This Way" - Thelma Houston

"This song makes me want to don all my sequins and dance till the music stops, Studio 54 style.  A little bit of excessive indulgence and intense decadence never hurt anyone, right?  Hey!  Pour me another glass of Dom, please."

5. "Ride Wit Me" - Nelly, City Spud

"Because this song is still just as awesome as it used to be.  Sorry, it must be the money."

7. "Gravy (for my Mashed Potatoes)" - Dee Dee Sharp

"Loved this jam since Sister Act."

8. "Live Your Life" - T.I. featuring Rihanna

"All you people who listen to the radio loved this song a long time ago.  I just happen to love it now, okay?  I too want the "the spirit of a hustler and the swagger of a college kid."

11. "Hanging on the Telephone" - The Nerves

"I listen to this song at least once a day for the last 3 months.  I can't figure it out, but right now my ears just think this is the perfect song."

12. "Hollywood Swinging" - Kool & The Gang/15. "Upside Down" - Diana Ross, Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers

"These two are my favorite party pick-me-ups.  If your party is experiencing a lull, put these two songs on.  Even if nothing else happens, at least I will be up dancing."

14. "Walking in Different Circles" - Goldie & the Gingerbreads

"A fun song from the first all girl band signed to a major label (back in 1963).  Deep down I would secretly love to have two daughters, one named Goldie and one named Ginger.  The song is also a good reminder to move on from things in 2013."

16. "Wild Thing" - Tone-Loc

"Classic.  Classic.  This song was soooooo scandalous to my little baby ears when it came out.  Also, it is a guaranteed crowd pleaser at weddings and political rallies everywhere!"

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Outside our window...

The view outside our Iowa City window today.  Happy Winter Wonderland Holiday Extravaganzas to you and yours from your Revival Shopgirls!

Shopgirl Anna
Shopgirl Liz
Shopgirl Theresa
Shopgirl Teah
Shopgirl Samantha
Shopgirl Abbey