a serious night on serious earth
This is the best idea for a clubnight in the history of mankind. I present it to you free, for the world.
TOP 40: 1960 to 2010
Start on January second. The night happens once a week. Every week, the Billboard Top 40 is played, in order, for a year, starting at 1960, and ending with the year just past, on December 31st. Period dress is not required, but is encouraged. In the event that the Top 40 for a year does not last the requisite amount of time, it may be replayed.
Other options include period drinks, playing current dance remixes of Top 40 hits, and so on.
UPDATE: This idea was conceived with help from Rob Cross, who knows all about all things funky.