Dance music. Initially this prompt made me think of clubbing. Clubbing makes me think of douche bag dudes (ala Jersey Shore) and drunk chicks dressed like hookers (ala….well, Jersey Shore). I’ve never been a clubber. While I was a teen in the 90s, I missed the whole rave moment (thank God) and I’ve always preferred going to a show or hanging at a bar instead of a dance club. Really the only type of dance club I’ve ever remotely enjoyed is a gay one, but that’s a story for another time. Until that time, here’s a picture of me and my best friend Bee tearing it up on stage at Jungle (Atlanta). Yes, we have choreographed moves. Yes, there was alcohol involved.
Okay, on to Jen over at My Skewed View’s prompt for the week: Dance music. Actually, this prompt really wasn’t as challenging as I first thought. I came up with this list in no time flat. I’m giving you 3 from the 80s, 2 from the 90s, and 2 from today.
THE decade for dance in my humble opinion. Nearly every song is danceable. New Wave is actually dance music for snobs. Or Brits. Or snobby Brits.
When Smokey Sings- ABC
One of my favorite 80s groups. This song just oozes 80s from the first note. Try not to dance.
Head to Toe- Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam
Give me a synthesizer beat and some shoulder pads and see if I can sit still.
Push It- Salt n Pepa
Still my jam. Timeless classic.
The 90s were FULL of dance music. After all, there had to be an opposite to the grunge/alt rock movement. Most of it is bad and falls under the guilty pleasures category-
Better Off Alone- Alice Deejay
And some of it…..seriously, WTF is this?
Blue (Da Ba Dee)- Eiffel 65
Yes, I owned this album. I thought I’d bleached it from my memory, but it cropped back up today. Just….wow. It should have been on my list two weeks ago: Embarrassing Albums I Owned. Take it easy on me, I’m baring some of life’s biggest lapses of judgement through this list.
Oddly enough, when you listen to a lot of the indie music today, it is actually dance music! While rock owns my heart, I have plenty of room for this too. It’s an 80s synth rehash with a slight rock vibe.
Punching in a Dream- The Naked & Famous
Midnight City- M83
This song got played to death, but for some reason I just never tired of it.
Stay positive & love your life!
Listening to: Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden – Blue Hotel
Eating: Leftover taco.
Random thought: You know you’re a book nerd when you’re super excited to start your next book while you’re still reading your current book.