Smooth Sailing: Tropicana Trip

Joan Smalls (Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue)
Enjoy your Tropicana Flight and your visit at Club Tropicana! The first hour symbolizes a smooth flight (“lounge pop”) and the second part is inspired by the 1984 Wham! video (“club pop”). To be honest, I have a little fear of flying myself, just like former Dutch soccer player Dennis Bergkamp and singer Gary Brooker (Procul Harum). But to overcome the fear, I have selected quite a few happy and joyful songs about taking planes and making trips to paradise resorts, like Club Tropicana:
“Pack your bags,
And leave tonight.
Don't take your time,
Gotta move your feet, don't you miss the flight!
Cool, cool, cool, cool”
About 7 years ago L.A. based duo Poolside made waves with their daytime disco version of Neil Young's Harvest Moon as well as original tunes. In 2012 they released their sunshine drenched debut album Pacific Standard Time on their own Day & Night label, followed by Heat last year. I chose to play Take Me Home from their first album.

Enjoy this Smooth Sailing Tropicana Trip! Next up is a new part of AOR Radio.

Tropicana Flight:

Bahama Soul Club – Tropicana Flight [Zouzoulectric & Gardener of Delight Remix] (2017)
Zo! – Flight Of The Blackbyrd (2011)
A Taste Of Honey – Sky High (1978)
The Main Ingredient – Fly Baby Fly (1972)
Flamingosis – A Mile High (2018)
Maysa – Get Wit Me (2011)
Lovebirds Feat. Galliano – Icarus [Moods Remix] (2018)
André Solomko – Le Deltaplane (2018)
Mascara (Feat. Luther Vandross) – See You In L.A. [Eddy’s Edit] (1979)
Tommy Stewart – Night Flight (1976)
California Flight Project – California Flight (1980)
Crashers – Flight To Jamaica (1981)
The Human League – Sky [Plastic Plates Remix] (2011)
Yohon – Fly With Me (1979)

Club Tropicana:

Teddy Pendergrass – You Can't Hide From Yourself (1977)
Maroon 5 – Wait [Chromeo Remix] (2018)
Chromeo Feat. Amber Mark – Just Friends (2018)
Capital Cities – Venus & River (2018)
Mazy – Enemies (2018)
Roosevelt – Under The Sun (2018)
King ‎– Love & Pride [Body & Soul Mix] (1984)
M – Popmuzik (1979)
Wham! ‎– Club Tropicana (1984)
Boz Scaggs – Lowdown (1977)
Poolside – Take Me Home (2012)
Arvo – Bikini (1984)
Matt Bianco ‎– More Than I Can Bear (1984)
Breakbot Feat. Ruckazoid – Another You (2018)
Mina – Amante Amore [My NamE Edit] (1977/2018)



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