iheartHazey's 90s EURODANCE PARTY: Wanna go for a rate? - THE END

Let's venture into something completely different, something 'sports ball' related..


2 Unlimited - Get Ready For This - 7.325

After 5: #26
After 10: #24
After 15: #22
After 20: #45
After 25: #37
After 30: #40
Final: #31

Leaderboard Average: #32

As you can see, it was battling for a Top 20 spot for first half of the voting period, got some its lowest scores in the 3-4 range and then it was battling for the Top 40. It made a last second comeback to settle in it at #31.

Highest: 10 x 5 (@WowWowWowWow, @Ana Raquel, @ohnoitisnathan, @Remorque, @Conan) 9.5 (@CasuallyCrazed)

Lowest: 2.5 (@Aester) 3 (@soratami)

My Score: 7.5

iheartpoptarts: 4

Album: Get Ready! (1992)

Charts: #2 (Australia, Spain, UK) #3 (Ireland) #5 (Zimbabwe) #6 (Canada Dance) #8 (Belgium) #10 (Netherlands) #28 (Finland) #36 (Sweden) #38 (U.S.) #50 (New Zealand)

Producers: Phil Wilde (Technotronic, Kate Ryan) and Jean-Paul de Coster

2 Unlimited began when producers Phil Wilde and Jean-Paul de Coster decided to work together after success with AB Logic. They started out with an instrumental version of "get Ready For This" before adding rapper/lyricist Ray Slijingaard and vocalist Anita Doth to remake the song which exploded on the charts, including becoming their first American hit. This was because Phil and Jean-Paul wanted something more accessible for the general public. Ray was asked to write lyrics for the song and Anita was added at Ray's request. The original song is known as the "Orchestral Mix" with the only vocals being the repeated "y'all ready for this?". This is the only version I ever knew because it was on Jock Jams. It includes some instrumental parts that the new mix doesn't and I don't really like the additions to the song as much. So while I was prepared to give this a higher score, I decided to knock it down to a 7.5 even though I could've just scored it based on the Orchestral Mix I suppose.

Shockingly "Get ready For This" is still the band's most successful single in the U.S. I could've sworn it would be "No Limit" since I actually heard that on the radio as a kid. However, "No Limit" was clearly the bigger global hit which is reflected in the ranking here. Arguably the biggest impact of "Get Ready For This" is how it has been used at sporting events. It was used by the Green Bay Packers to introduce them at Super Bowl XLV. The song has also been used by several teams as an introduction song in the NBA, MLB, and NHL. Hockey teams have also used for their goal song at one time or another.

Will y'all be celebrating this elimination or asking for a recount?

Getting Down With the Style:

@WowWowWowWow (10) - I was shopping the other day and the music being piped into the store was "The Jock Jam Megamix." Which was a real mind-f because (1) who is responsible for this selection and (2) do they like boys because I am ready to settle down with whoever that is. Anyway I say all this because "Get Ready For This" (for better or worse) is synonymous with JOCK JAMS in my head and I always felt a little smug and superior whenever I would hear it played at a sporting event and everyone would go wild for it, when I knew there was more to 2 Unlimited than just instrumental greatness.

Me when they play any good pop songs at sporting events.

@Hudweiser (8) - Total gateway-to-Eurodance classic.

Not quite my gateway drug, but I can definitely see the point.

@berserkboi (8.1) - Un-PopJustice thought, the parts with the guy are better overall!

@rav4boy (8) - Will forever remind me of the Friends episode- The One With All The Football. Could do without the female vocal.

Anti-Misandry on my popjustice?

@CasuallyCrazed (9.5) - Even if its overplayed on every basketball court for the rest of time, it deserves it. Relentless and hypnotic.

It also had cinematic impact..

@sfmartin (8) - I had no idea that this was 2 Unlimited for such a long time, just new it as 'Toro domination' from Bring It On. After a minute and half you've heard everything this song has to offer, the rest is surplus to requirements. The chorus or female vocal doesn't really gel with the rest of the song and disrupts momentum. But its still an iconic track all the same. "Spirit Fingers!"

@phily693 (9) - I’m not a fan of the verses but that chorus is undeniable. It always reminds me of Bring It On and the ”spirit fingers”.

And our favorite cartoons as well..

@Cutlery (8.7) - Spongebob bop I didn’t know by name before.

I think I remember this episode. *look up* YES the jellyfish dance episode where they were raving all night. Iconic.

@31entrance (7.5) - will always remind me of sports and competetions due how heavily it was used in those events.

Not just sporting events but live music events as well..

@Sprockrooster (9) - Seeing 2 Unlimited live is one of many musical blesses in life, but yes iconic. I wasn't ready for it and are searching for my wig ever since. And that was the first time I saw them live. The second time I was again not ready. Such a stacked discography and this is definitely one of it's gems.

@A$AP Robbie (9) - Actually think 2Unlimited were undervalued, even in terms of what they were. Sure No Limit was huuuuuge, but this also holds up really well.

@ohnoitisnathan (10) - Iconic.

@Remorque (10) - This is a fucking classic, y'all. I can still rap along with Ray! Well... rap's a strong word, isn't it? The lyrics make absolutely no sense, but they sell the shit out of this song. Ray thinking he's the next Grandmaster Flash or whatever and Anita feeling ha oats in ha best wig.

Ready For This To Go Away:

@One Stop Candy Shop (4.5) - It’s something you’d hear at a basketball game. A bit too monotonous for me. At least Anita’s part lifts it up a bit.

@Ray (6) - Some of those songs aged really well. This isn’t one of them, despite my patriotic tendencies (I don’t have patriotic tendencies).

@Seventeen Days (4.5) - This is one of those tracks I remember that was ALWAYS playing everywhere I went in the 90s. I also associate it with Jock Jams, which I usually wasn’t a fan of.

@Empty Shoebox (4) - I listened to the non vocal version of this, and it just doesn't seem to go off as much as I remember it doing back in the day. Maybe because it's up against strong competition? Not sure.

This is probably why I'd probably only go as high as a 9 even if I went by the instrumental version.

Vocal Mix:

Instrumental Mix:

\\//Top 30\\//


#??. 2 Unlimited - No Limit
#??. Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone
#??. Alice Deejay - Back In My Life
#??. Vengaboys - We Like To Party
#??. Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom

ITALY (6/12)

#??. Black Box - Strike It Up
#??. Corona - Rhythm Of The Night
#??. Corona - Baby Baby
#??. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee)
#??. Gala - Freed From Desire
#??. Whigfield - Saturday Night


#??. Amber - This Is Your Night
#??. Amber - Sexual (Li Da Di)
#??. Culture Beat - Mr. Vain
#??. Haddaway - What Is Love
#??. Haddaway - Life
#??. La Bouche - Sweet Dreams
#??. La Bouche - Be My Lover
#??. Real McCoy - Another Night
#??. Real McCoy - Run Away
#??. Snap! - Rhythm Is A Dancer


#??. Berri - Sunshine After the Rain
#??. Gina G - Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit
#??. Livin' Joy - Dreamer
#??. Livin’ Joy - Don't Stop Movin'

DENMARK (4/11)

#??. Aqua - Barbie Girl
#??. Aqua - Doctor Jones
#??. Aqua - Lollipop (Candyman)
#??. Daze - Superhero


#??. Dr. Alban - It’s My Life

Any of the following can go before the top 20:

Daze - Superhero
La Bouche - Sweet Dreams
La Bouche - Be My Lover
Aqua - Lollipop (Candyman)
Amber - Sexual (Li Da Di)
Amber - This Is Your Night
Real McCoy - Run Away
Alice Deejay - Back In My Life
Black Box - Strike It Up
Real McCoy - Another Night