Similar song to Christina Aguilera's Candyman
July 20, 2008 7:51 PM   Subscribe

Similar-in-style songs to Christina Aguilera's Candyman? I'm helping plan a wedding dance list, and this modern boogie is a lot of fun, but I don't want to be the one that drops "he makes my cherry pop" into this particular dance hall. In other words, it should be clean too.

I've searched the "neoboogie" tag a bit on, but there's a lot of boring songs there to wade through. I want something hip, fast, and that would make both the old and young generations stand up for a little swing dancing. I'm not explicitly looking through music from the last 10 years, but it'd be preferable. Good covers are great too.
posted by artifarce to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
have you tried Big Bad Voodoo Daddy? They were part of the big swing revival in the late 90's.
posted by cosmicbandito at 8:03 PM on July 20, 2008

Response by poster: I have a few albums like that, but as personal preference, I can't listen to something like "Zoot Suit Riot" anymore. Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, etc., feel a little niche and/or outdated to me now.
posted by artifarce at 8:28 PM on July 20, 2008

The Stray Cats come to mind

Have you tried using Pandora and putting in some of the songs you like?
posted by bottlebrushtree at 8:28 PM on July 20, 2008

Bette Midler
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
In the Mood
posted by netbros at 8:29 PM on July 20, 2008

Best answer: Check out The Brian Setzer Orchestra. One More Night With You/Hall Of The Mountain King was a song that Pandora played on my Candyman station, and my boyfriend and I proceeded to buy the entire album right away.
posted by halogen at 9:07 PM on July 20, 2008

Best answer: The radio edit of Candyman is clean. And speaking of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Jump Jive An Wail is pretty good.
posted by nooneyouknow at 9:37 PM on July 20, 2008

Forget this modern stuff. The Andrews Sisters were rocking the dance floor before Brian Setzer was a glint in his daddy's eyes.
posted by tkolar at 9:58 PM on July 20, 2008

Best answer: Maybe "Swing the Mood" by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers.
posted by iviken at 12:09 AM on July 21, 2008

Squirrel Nut Zippers. And yeah, all the old stuff.
posted by desuetude at 6:05 AM on July 21, 2008

Best answer: The Puppini Sisters are something of a modern-day Andrews sisters. Along with the standards they actually rework pop songs in an Andrews Sisters-style (their Heart of Glass is not to be missed).
posted by bookwo3107 at 6:59 AM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

Seconding Squirrel Nut Zippers.
posted by Detuned Radio at 8:58 AM on July 21, 2008

Don't forget Mambo Number 5.
posted by billtron at 9:27 AM on July 24, 2008

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