Tip Of The Day: Test-drive (test-listen? whatever) the mixed music CD’s at Target. Chose from 80’s Power Ballads, 70’s Break-up Songs and a whole lot more. Look for the free-standing kiosk with the CD’s for $8.99 each, located in the music department. Press a button and hear the first few seconds of every song on the CD. Annoy everyone in a 12-foot radius with your dancing.
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Further Elucidation Of My Cheap Deal: Friday night was a ordinary (i.e. dateless) night for me, so I did what I do when I have no big plans – I went to Target with my friend Larue. Added bonus? We got to bring along (i.e. embarrass) her 10-year-old daughter, The Drama Queen (TDQ).
After boring TDQ by hunting through all the sales racks, we reached Target’s music department, and that’s where I made my VERY IMPORTANT DISCOVERY. I found the music-playing kiosk with all the mixed CD’s to preview.
Target’s mixed CD selection is the finest around, I think (and hey, this is my blog, so I’m always right), and they certainly are cheap. A mere $8.99 nets you 17 songs – and good songs at that. My 80’s Power Ballads has High Enough by Damn Yankees, Silent Lucidity by Queensryche, AND Heaven by Warrant. I feel my bangs getting higher and my jeans acid-washing just thinking about it.
Target has been selling these very-fine mixed CD’s for awhile, but usually NOT with the preview-tester-push-the-button thing at the top. These things are usually reserved for the easy-listening CD’s or the Christmas music ones – which are fun, but don’t inspire a dance-off in the aisles.
But now the mixed CD kiosk has its very own preview-tester thingy. There’s a button for every CD, and each time you push it, it play a few seconds of every single song on the CD. Yes, ALL 17 OF THEM. LOUDLY. Oh, happy day!
Needless to say, Larue and I pushed every button on that thing at least twice. We sang along, we danced along (okay, I danced, Larue mostly shrunk away from me in horror), we head-banged (okay, once again, that was me), and we THROUGHLY embarrassed TDQ. Sweet.
I bought the aforementioned Power Ballads, plus the 90’s Dance Mix for my brother (he’s a dancing fool, that one). Larue got the Dance Mix, too, plus the 70’s Funky Mix, which has Let It Whip by Dazz Band on it. I LOVE that song. We pressed that button A LOT.
Stop by Target now and start your own dance party in the aisles. You’ll have a blast – until they kick you out for disturbing the other shoppers with your version of the Running Man.