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Gigs Music Theater 1998

So this is a little bit of silly self-indulgence…but then, wouldn’t that pretty much describe this entire website? 😉

Back when I was DJing at Gig’s Music Theater, I was also running a website for the club (and though I have no way of verifying this, I’ve always assumed that we were one of the first clubs to have a website running). As part of the website, I kept track of my requests, and kept a running “top requests” list. Since I archived the website as it was when the club shut down, I still have the last “top requests” list that I posted, back in 1998. Looking at it the other day, it struck me that it could make for an entertaining playlist….

So here we are: Two hours and forty-five minutes of the top club hits in 1998, as determined by the requests at an all-ages, non-alcoholic, alternative club in Anchorage, Alaska. In other words, this list probably wouldn’t match a similar list anywhere and anytime else.

It’s a little rough around the edges in spots, but that’s cause it’s recorded “live”, with no post-processing or editing. It’s not perfect, but I’ve rarely been perfect, and I think it ended up an honest and pretty fun throwback to what you’d have heard at Gig’s “back in the day”.

  1. Harajuku – Phantom of the Opera (’94 Club)
  2. Real Life – Send Me an Angel (1989 Extended Club)
  3. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Hot Tracks)
  4. LaTour – People Are Still Having Sex
  5. Nine Inch Nails – Closer to God
  6. Marilyn Manson – The Horrible People
  7. Front 242 – Religion (Pussy Whipped)
  8. Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (Extended)
  9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Time Warp
  10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sweet Transvestite
  11. Chumbawumba – Tubthumping
  12. Consolidated feat. The Yeastie Girls – You Suck
  13. Kool and the Gang – Jungle Boogie
  14. The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
  15. Daft Punk – Around the World
  16. Armand van Helden – The Funk Phenomena (Hot Tracks)
  17. Madonna – Frozen (Extended Club)
  18. Soft Cell – Tainted Love (Club 69 Future Mix Part 1)
  19. Aqua – Barbie Girl (Spike’s Plastic)
  20. Los Del Rio – Macarena (Mezcla Guerrillera)
  21. Apotheosis – O Fortuna (Apocalypse Chorus)
  22. Chumbawumba – The Good Ship Lifestyle
  23. Various Artists – I Love Rock and Roll (The Medley)
  24. Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
  25. X Calibur – Love American Style
  26. Alpha Team – Speed (Hardcore)
  27. Lords of Acid – The Crablouse (Coming Even Harder)
  28. Toni Basil – Mickey (Killa Klub)
  29. Harajuku – On My Own (Club)
  30. The Immortals – Mortal Kombat Theme (Encounter the Immortals)
  31. Stone Age feat. Linda Jo – (Meet) The Flintstones (Extended)
  32. Aqua – Lollipop (Candyman) (Extended)
  33. The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
  34. Louis Prima – Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)