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Fun Club 2011

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Fun Club 2011 Review

by Jon O'Brien

Following the success of their 2010 compilation, the R&B/dance-based French network of radio stations Fun Radio returns with their second album to be released in conjunction with their Mico-hosted weekend strand, Fun Club. The two-CD collection features 42 of the tracks regularly played on the show during the previous 12 months, including digital number ones from the Black Eyed Peas (the Dirty Dancing-sampling "The Time") and Rihanna ("Only Girl in the World") and the physical sales chart-topper from Colonel Reyel ("Celui"). Alongside tracks by international superstars like Usher ("More"), Kesha ("We R Who We R"), and Ne-Yo ("Beautiful Monster"), there are also European club hits from Inna ("Sun Is Up"), Armin van Buuren & Sophie Ellis-Bextor ("Not Giving Up on Love"), and Tim Berg ("Seek Bromance") and native dance artists like Martin Solveig ("Hello"), Laurent Wolf ("Suzy"), and Antoine Clamaran ("Live Your Dreams"). Highlights from the first disc include Alexandra Stan's Romanian house anthem "Mr. Saxobeat," Rod Debyser & Dominic Minelli's '90s retro synth stabs of "Feel Your Love," and Magic System's Afro-beat singalong "Ambiance a l'Africaine," while Duck Sauce's Boney M.-sampling "Barbra Streisand," Swedish House Mafia's epic trance anthem "One," and Golden Crew featuring Da Hit Boys' urban-electro stomper "You're My Lovin'" are the standouts from disc two. The lack of Shakira, who scored two massive French download number ones with "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" and "Loca" the previous year, is surprising, as are the notable absences of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and their very own David Guetta. But apart from a few glaring omissions, Fun Club 2011 is a fairly reflective overview of the best Gallic and international club anthems currently making a wave on the commercial French dance scene.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Inna 03:43
2 Alexandra Stan 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
3 Usher 03:49 SpotifyAmazon
4 Lolita 03:17
5 Colonel Reyel 03:22 SpotifyAmazon
6 Magic System 03:04
7 The Black Eyed Peas 05:09 SpotifyAmazon
8
Remady 02:52 SpotifyAmazon
9
Taio Cruz 03:09 SpotifyAmazon
10 Kesha 03:26 SpotifyAmazon
11 Mathieu Bouthier 03:15
12 Morandi 03:47 SpotifyAmazon
13 Kyle Evans 03:31
14 Armin van Buuren / Sophie Ellis-Bextor 02:53 SpotifyAmazon
15 Mad Ice 02:52
16 Jessy Matador 03:39 SpotifyAmazon
17 Afrojack 03:29 SpotifyAmazon
18 Peter Luts 03:18 SpotifyAmazon
19
Mitch Crown 03:22 SpotifyAmazon
20
Bashy / N. A. P. T. 03:15 SpotifyAmazon
21
Rod Debyser / Dominic Minelli 03:40 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Laurent Wolf 03:08 SpotifyAmazon
2 Rihanna 03:55 SpotifyAmazon
3 Tim Berg 03:21
4 Flo Rida 03:23 SpotifyAmazon
5 Akon 03:37 SpotifyAmazon
6 Greg Parys 03:31 SpotifyAmazon
7 Nèg' Marrons 03:17
8 Ne-Yo 04:10 SpotifyAmazon
9 Dragonette / Martin Solveig 04:42
10 Mohombi 03:45 SpotifyAmazon
11 Antoine Clamaran 03:19
12
Sam Project 03:39
13 Maradja 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
14 Alan Pride 03:21
15
Maria 04:03
16 Remady 03:04 SpotifyAmazon
17
One
Swedish House Mafia 02:46
18
Jim K. Ressource 03:00 SpotifyAmazon
19 Golden Crew 03:24
20 Duck Sauce 03:14
21 Inna 03:16
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