13 May 2015, No. 92, Yarbrough and Peoples, ‘Don’t Stop the Music’

This synth bassline is almost too cheesy, too big-hair ’80s to be on the list; we almost didn’t hear this tune for the same reasons that we won’t be hearing Cameo’s “Word Up,” even though they have similar sneering, nasal vocal action. This tune came five years before “Word Up” and so lacks a certain amount of polish, slap bass, and snares with gated reverb, which makes it better. No. 92 is “Don’t Stop the Music” from Yarbrough and Peoples.