This week, Teutonic blond actress/self-appointed lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow takes a break from advising readers of her GOOP website (motto: “nourish the inner aspect”) on the merits of meat substitutes and 800-thread-count onesies to provide a list called <a href=”Party Jams, featuring playlists from friends like DJ AM, Samantha Ronson (pictured, near left), fellow FoM (Friend of Madonna) Guy Oseary, and Coldplay manager Phil Harvey. “I thought I would ask some super cool music experts for their ten favorite party tracks,” she writes. “Looks good to me. Get your mother lovin’ dance shoes on…Love, Gwyneth.”
What can you learn, once GOOP-approved footwear is donned? That many of the world’s most famous, well-paid DJs like pretty much the same stuff you and the guys at the old Columbia/BMG “12 CDs for a penny” warehouse did back in 1993: Prince, Dee-Lite, Guns ‘N Roses, Depeche Mode…and of course, Her Madgesty.
The youngest track on DJ AM’s ’80s- and ’90s-centric playlist? 2003’s “Be Faithful,” by the relatively lesser-known Fatman Scoop and the Crooklyn Crew, tied with Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” from that same year. Samantha Ronson (“America’s best-loved and most well-known female DJ”) skews a little younger, with MGMT and her brother Mark Ronson alongside Pink Floyd and, yes, Madonna. Gwyneth’s own picks? Prince, the Strokes, Coldplay (nepotism!), Beyonce, and a mashup featuring Gwynnie pals Jay-Z and Radiohead.
So tell me, PopWatchers, will you be using la Paltrow’s playlists to plan your spring parties? Or would you prefer your index finger and an iPod shuffle?