I have thought long and hard over the ultimate song for a DJ. A song that will get people up on the dance floor no matter what age or environment and I can’t think of any that has the same affect as Ike & Tina Turners cover of Proud Mary. It has a rare vibrancy, an energy that is so addictive it gets anyone dancing.
The long build before before the track gets “rough” correlates quite closely to the “drop” found in most modern dance music and has the same affect on people. This infectious Joy is rarely caught in a recording and gives the track the same power as it did 40 years ago. Making it a classic that will continue to have the same affects on people for years to come: