Mary-Jane and Peggy-Sue’s Neat and Nifty Dance Tracks

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Mary-Jane and Peggy-Sue are the alter egos of Ryane Disken-Cahill ’12 and Sarah Dwider ’13. They make an appearance every Sunday night in the attic of Parrish to DJ the Neat Hour on WSRN. Peggy-Sue and Mary-Jane ran away from home at the age of fifteen to become background dancers on American Bandstand. When this plan fell through due to a general lack of coordination, and despite countless hours of practice with hula hoops, the two had to redirect their talents. Mary-Jane now works as a counter girl at the local Macy’s, while Peggy-Sue (a beauty school drop-out) searches for a new career. In their spare time, they enjoy embroidering dress collars, perming their hair, and throwing water balloons at the local school children as they pass by their window.

We hope you catch the dancing bug while listening to this mix.

1. “Chick Habit” – April March
2. “Lola” – The Raincoats
3. “Someday You’ll Pay” – Miller Sisters
4. “Bom Didi Bom” – Billy Sills
5. “Hippy Hippy Shake” – Pat Harris & The Blackjacks
6. “See-Line Woman (Masters At Work Remix)” – Nina Simone
7. “My Friend Bobby” – Pamela Blue
8. “Fujiyama Mama” – Wanda Jackson
9. “When They Fight They Fight” – The Generationals
10. “Da Do Ron Ron” – The Crystals
11. “There’s a Girl” – Dressy Bessy
12. “It’s My Party” – Leslie Gore
13. “Please Mr. Postman” – The Marvelettes
14. “One Fine Day” – The Chiffons
15. “Oh Boy!” – Buddy Holly and The Crickets

“Campus Mixtapes” is a feature highlighting the musical tastes of different people at Swarthmore. To nominate someone, please email Kat Clark ’12 (kclark9).


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