Don't you wanna dance? Say you wanna dance Don't you wanna dance? DANCE! Welcome to PJ Retro. This round you’ll be celebrating delicious dancefloor delights & discoveries at the launch of CLUB RETRO:55, the ultimate virtual NIGHTCLUB experience! VIP priority tickets are available now from your masters of the wheels of steel - DJ @Doodvid & MC @WoW73 - but to guarantee entry, your chosen song must first fit one of the following four categories: PRE DRINKS: Something spicy to get us in the mood as we check there’s no lipstick on our teeth before heading out to the club! ON THE DANCEFLOOR: Total banger - sweat dripping from the ceiling - let’s make shapes around a handbag! CHILL OUT AFTER-PARTY: Low-tempo mellow comedown as the sun rises at dawn. Namaste! “I’VE GOT A HEADACHE, SORRY” / STAYING IN: Soundtrack to a night at home on the sofa in pyjamas with a massive takeout & the phone off the hook. The club can wait till next time! When submitting, let us know which category your song fits. Also, you need to tell us what the name of your imaginary ultimate club-night would be. Be creative! Spoiler: Follow the rules of life How this all works You submit a song, the veto panel reviews your submission, and you’ll hear back if you’ve successfully passed. Once the song list is revealed, you listen to all of the other entries and put together a Eurovision-style ballot ranking the 10 songs you think most deserve recognition with point values as follows: 12 points (your favorite song goes here) 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points 5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point (your least favorite song of your top 10 goes here) You cannot vote for your own entry, you don’t know who submitted the other songs, and only those who have entered a song may submit a ballot. Contestants who enter a song but don’t vote have their points total halved as a consequence. Criteria that will absolutely result in a veto • Song was originally released after December 31, 1999 • Song was already entered in a previous round of any of the PJ song contests • Click here for the list of previous PJOPS entries • Click here for the list of previous PJSC entries • Song peaked within the top 10 on the UK or US singles chart • Song is a cover of or contains a prominent sample of a UK or US top 10 hit OR was covered/prominently sampled in a song that was a UK or US top 10 hit • Act has over 30 pages of discussion on the forum • Act was entered in the previous round • This includes any related solo or group acts to an act that was entered in the previous round (ex. Gwen Stefani and No Doubt, in an alternate universe where either of them could actually pass the veto criteria) Criteria that will also be taken in consideration for veto purposes • Song is from an album that peaked in the top 10 on the UK or US albums chart • Song is from a Platinum- or Gold-certified album in the UK or US • Song peaked between #11 and #20 on the UK or US singles chart • Song was a major hit in other big music markets (France, Germany, Japan, etc) and/or in multiple countries • Song is by an act who had major success in the UK or US • Act has been entered multiple times in this contest SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday May 23 (12pm BST) VOTING OPENS: Saturday May 23 VOTING CLOSES: Friday June 12 RESULTS: Saturday June 13 In the build up to results night & via the thread, we wanna hear all about: Your ultimate pre-2000 dance classics - the bangers that would never be eligible for the contest but you want to spotlight for us all to experience. The best clubs or nights you’ve attended & the musical memories associated with them. Favourite retro remixers & the songs they transformed for you. We’ll add these to an ongoing playlist for you to lose your wig to. Basically we wanna bop ‘till we drop so bring us the best that you’ve got! Submit a suitable song to @Doodvid & @WoW73 along with YouTube & Spotify links. Tell us which category it fits: Pre Drinks, On The Dancefloor, After-Party, Staying In. Provide a name you’d give to your club-night. Can’t wait to rock the disco with you all! Dust off those hot pants, wave your glow sticks, & let’s make some noiiiiiiiiiiiiiise! (there’s £10 in my pocket for a kebab on the way home - I BLOODY LOVE YOU, I DO!) CLUB RETRO:55’s ready & waiting... Come on let's sweat Baby Let the music take control LET THE RHYTHM MOVE YOU!