1 June 2015, No. 98, Taana Gardner, ‘Heartbeat (Club Version)’

"Heartbeat / it makes me feel so weak" is somewhat nonsensical in the way the best sugary disco lyrics are. Only somewhat nonsensical, though, since tachycardia will make one feel dizzy and faint. But the bass drum beats here, clearly meant to emulate a heartbeat, run at a pretty healthy 99 beats per minute, nothing to make one swoon.

This was a Larry Levan jammer, and he stretched it out for the club. The lyrics I (and the song) opened with are the catchy ones, but I more often find myself singing the dronier background lyrics, “My heart beats / for the one I love.” No. 98 is “Heartbeat (Club Version)” from Taana Gardner.