Thursday, 28 March 2013

We Got The Beat

The Rolling Stone Top 10 Dance Songs of All Time list should get your juices flowing and your feet bouncing.  Here’s the list:

 1. Daft Punk – One More Time
 2. New Order – Blue Monday
 3. The Beatles – Twist and Shout
 4. Justice – D.A.N.C.E.
 5. Madonna - Vogue
 6. The Isley Brothers - Shout
 7.  Michael Jackson - Thriller
 8.  Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
 9.  Chic – Le Freak
10. Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive

Not a lot of surprises here, though I would have preferred more 60’s rock ‘n’ roll and R&B, but no matter.  We’d all be shocked if Madonna and MJ didn’t have at least one song each, right?

And good for the Isley Brothers for getting one of their songs and a cover of one of their covers on the list.  Actually, the endurance of Shout is more than curious; it wasn’t even that big a hit when it was first released.  I mean, it’s fun to dance to and DJ’s seem to love it, but …

Speaking of having the beat, spandex and mullets aside, the 80’s produced a lot of great dance numbers.  Surprised there wasn’t more New Wave and Europop on the list.  Life was good during wartime.

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