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HDIF Virtual Dance Party - 21st March 2020

HDIF Virtual Dance Party - 21st March 2020

Chart positions

This show was 2nd in the global indie pop chart, 4th in the global indie rock chart, 5th in the global alternative chart and 8th in the global indie chart.

How Does It Feel To Be Loved? Virtual Dance Party
Saturday March 21st, 9pm-3am - Please start the mix at 9pm!

Following last week's virtual Great Big Kiss, where I uploaded a six hour mix to be played from 9pm to 3am, we're doing it all over again this Saturday night, in place of what should have been the HDIF Jesus And Mary Chain special. I'll stick to the idea of the Mary Chain special, including two songs from Darklands alongside our usual mix of indie pop and soul. Stock up on your favourite tipple, push the furniture to the walls in your living room, turn up the volume, and join us in a virtual party!

More info on HDIF here -

All of our virtual dance parties are free of charge, but if you'd like to make a donation, that would be very welcome. You can donate here -


John Stack
John Stack

A fantastic setlist. Been discovering loads of your set through the lockdown and don't think I'd have attempted so many walks without your help . Keep up the good work.

How Does It Feel To Be Loved?

Thank you! I'm delighted to hear you're listening to these on walks - what a brilliant idea!

David Hedge

I'm a little behind listening to this, but I have to say what a cracking set list! It has really lifted my mood today, many thanks for putting it together

How Does It Feel To Be Loved?

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! There's loads of others if you fancy some more.

Jorge Fernandez

A very enjoyable sessión! Good to see 'Rita and the Tiaras' inside

How Does It Feel To Be Loved?

Here's the set list:

(1) Isolation, Joy Division
(2) I Only Want To Be With You, Dusty Springfield
(3) There's Too Much Love, Belle & Sebastian
(4) I Don't Need No Doctor, Ray Charles
(5) Dreaming, Allo Darlin'
(6) The Night, Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

(7) Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken, Camera Obscura
(8) Get Ready, The Temptations
(9) Blue Boy, Orange Juice
(10) Little Bitty Pretty One, Thurston Harris
(11) Sweeping The Nation, Spearmint
(12) Queen Bitch, David Bowie
(13) There There My Dear, Dexys Midnight Runners
(14) Day Tripper, Nancy Sinatra
(15) Reward, The Teardrop Explodes
(16) A Change, Aretha Franklin
(17) Pristine Christine, The Sea Urchins
(18) I Get Around, The Beach Boys
(19) Sheena Is A Punk Rocker, Ramones
(20) Ever See A Diver Kiss His Wife While The Bubbles Bounce About Above The Water?, Shirley Ellis
(21) You Are The Light (By Which I Travel Into This And That), Jens Lekman
(22) Seven Days Too Long, Chuck Wood
(23) You Got Good Taste, The Cramps

(24) Mr. Pharmacist, The Fall
(25) Fever, Patti Drew
(26) Debaser, Pixies
(27) 10.15 Saturday Night, The Cure
(28) Alone Again Or, Love
(29) French Disko, Stereolab
(30) Ces Bottes Sont Faites Pour Marcher, Eileen
(31) If You Need Someone, The Field Mice
(32) The Snake, Al Wilson
(33) It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine), R.E.M.
(34) Do You Believe In Magic, The Lovin' Spoonful

(35) Freak Scene, Dinosaur Jr.
(36) All Day And All Of The Night, The Kinks
(37) Safety Net, The Shop Assistants
(38) Nowhere To Run, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 

(39) Long Forgotten Fairytale, The Magnetic Fields
(40) Enola Gay, OMD
(41) Loop Duplicate My Heart, Suburban Kids With Biblical Names
(42) Paperback Writer, The Beatles
(43) Let's Stick Together, Bryan Ferry
(44) Hand In Glove, Sandie Shaw
(45) Where Did Our Love Go, The Supremes
(46) He's Frank (Slight Return), The Monochrome Set 

(47) Nobody But Me, Human Beinz
(48) Makes No Sense At All, Hüsker Dü
(49) Boredom by Buzzcocks
(50) Rip It Up, Orange Juice
(51) I Believe In Miracles, Jackson Sisters
(52) I Want You Back, David Ruffin
(53) Happy When It Rains, Jesus and Mary Chain
(54) Rock And Roll, The Velvet Underground
(55) Me And The Major,Belle & Sebastian
(56) The Letter, The Box Tops
(57) Flesh Or Blood, En Attendent Ana
(58) Not Too Soon, Throwing Muses
(59) Cool Jerk, The Capitols
(60) Broken Broken Broken Heart, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard
(61) The Clapping Song, Shirley Ellis
(62) Roadrunner, Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
(63) My Life Is Starting Over, Daniel Johnston
(64) Gone With The Wind Is My Love, Rita And The Tiaras
(65) French Navy, Camera Obscura
(66) That's A Hoedown, Lynne Randell
(67) Pleasant Valley Sunday, The Monkees
(68) I Had An Excellent Dream
(69) Get Out Of My Dream, The Clouds
(70) Because Of My Heart, Frankie Beverly & the Butlers 

(71) Painting and Kissing, Hefner
(72) Strange Fruit Or David, The Wave Pictures
(73) Mr. Spaceman, The Byrds
(74) A Forest, The Cure
(75) Rescue Me, Fontella Bass
(76) Avant Garde Music, Ballboy
(77) Wolves, Lower, R.E.M.
(78) Have Love Will Travel, The Sonics
(79) Down On Me, Jesus and Mary Chain
(80) Runaway, Del Shannon
(81) Humans Be Swayed, Thee Oh Sees
(82) Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
(83) Sisters, Cate Le Bon
(84) Shot by Both Sides, Magazine
(85) Le Responsable, Jacques Dutronc
(86) The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts, Sufjan Stevens
(87) Sympathy For The Devil, Sandie Shaw
(88) Deceptacon, Le Tigre
(89) Herjazz, Huggy Bear
(90) Sheela-Na-Gig, PJ Harvey
(91) Give Him A Great Big Kiss, The Shangri-Las

(92) X-Offender, Blondie
(93) O.U. (Gone, Gone), Pulp
(94) Party Fears Two, The Associates
(95) La La La La La, The Blendells
(96) Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow, Felt
(97) Nothing at All, The Stroppies
(98) Beach Baby, First Class
(99) Since Yesterday, Strawberry Switchblade

(100) Nothing To Be Done, The Pastels
(101) Be My Baby, The Ronettes
(102) Cannonball, The Breeders
(103) Cut Your Hair, Pavement
(104) Kennedy, The Wedding Present
(105) Stand By Me, Ben E. King
(106) Loaded, Primal Scream
(107) Velocity Girl, Primal Scream
(108) Tainted Love, Gloria Jones
(109) Blister In The Sun, Violent Femmes
(110) Higher And Higher, Jackie Wilson
(111) The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side, The Magnetic Fields
(112) New England, Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
(113) Another Girl Another Planet, The Only Ones

(114) Twenty Five Miles, Edwin Starr

(115) Transmission, Joy Division
(116) Feeling Good, Ray Merrell
(117) Emma's House, The Field Mice
(118) Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys
(119) Lazy Line Painter Jane, Belle & Sebastian
(120) Beginning To See The Light, The Velvet Underground

(121) I Say A Little Prayer, Aretha Franklin

Chris Hinsley

Brilliant, thanks Ian x


Thanks you so much!! Such a lovely mix to lift our spirits in self-isolation. Thanks for providing us with some great music to get us through


No words!! Soundtrack of my isolation 🔝


Big ask I know, but is there any chance that you could publish a set list?

How Does It Feel To Be Loved?

Yes, I will do, for sure. I'd just like the mix to be up for a week without a playlist so people can experience it like they would at a regular club night - so not knowing what's coming up. So next week sometime...

How Does It Feel To Be Loved?

Thanks everyone! We're doing it all over again this Saturday, March 28th, from 9pm-2am GMT. There's more info here -


What an absolute tonic in these troubled times (and what absolute joy to hear Pristine Christine on the ‘radio’)!

Chris Jones

absolutely! It has cheered up my isolated working this morning no end as I cancel dozens of gigs