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Taken from FHM's February 2009 issue.

In the girlie joints, they have an independent music chart where the hits have nothing to do with snooty critics, album sales, or pop culture relevance. Rather, it has everything to do with a tune being good enough for a dancer to bang her boots three times on the dance floor, as it enters the chorus, before—bam!—she launches herself hard in the air and lands with a loud thud on the floor, her legs practically separating from her body in a massive split.

And so Roxette’s “ It Must Have Been Love,” while now only reserved for the old-school club dancer, is still on the charts, 19 years after it was released. Not only is the chorus just made for a lap dance, the three notes that announce its intro just tell you that something dirty is about to come on. That is why Air Supply, kings of the sappy ballad and sole owners of that “small voice,” still melts hearts (and shatters legs) with their song for illusionists, “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All.”

Here, then, is a compilation of these and other songs you’re guaranteed to hear on a visit to your favorite, dark, dank, smoky club. No, we will not be presenting you with lazy, know-it-all reviews—we’re going anecdotal. These are the songs as we heard them one unforgettable night in an otherwise regular club (because we’re regulars), danced to by that unforgettable girl we may or may not have met, because the lady’s drink charge was painful. Unless the last joint you crashed in was Thunderdome, in which case Janice Jurado was still a star dancer, and “Body Language” was still on Top of the Pops…


WORDS: ALLAN P. HERNANDEZ, ANTONIO T. ONGCHAP JR.
POLE DANCING PHOTOS BY ERWIN "WENG" BARLETA AND INTERNATIONAL POLE DANCE FITNESS ASSOCIATION (IPDFA)

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