Guess what ? It's Mon Funday time ! How long has it been since Mon Funday was played here ? A l-o-o-o-o-o-n-n-n-n-n-g time. That because blogging has found it's way to the bottom of my to do list. In fact, most days, it's not even on my to do list. I didn't even know who was hosting Mon Funday until I came across Ari's glob last night while counting sheep and glob-hopping
Her challenge is Link to a music video or song that specifically makes you want to get up and dance.
That sounded fairly easy, so I decided to join in, then decided it wasn't as easy as I thought.
If you're want to know who else is playing, dance your way over to A Prawn of Fate.
My mind starting reeling back in time and I visualized myself dancing. Well, maybe that's not exactly what I was doing. It was more like my body going into some kind of seizure as I girated to music and not necessarily to the beat.
Why did I ever think I could dance ? How embarrasing.
Remember that old saying, "White me can't dance?"
Well, this white girl can't either.
Anyway, here are some songs that at one time in my life would have caused me to at least tap my toes and possibly end up making a fool of myself.
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
Beer Barrel Polka - Frankie Yankevic
Boot Scootin' Boogie - Brooks and Dunn
Bunny Hop - Balboa High School San Francisco 1952, Ray Anthony
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Cotton Eyed Joe - Joe Rednex
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Electric Slide - choreographer Ric Silver
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band
Heard it Through the Grapevine - Creedance Clearwater Revival plus others
Hokey Pokey - Anyone know where this originated ?
Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
Locomotion - LIttle Eva, Grand Funk Railroad, among others
Macarena - Los Del Rio
Mony Mony - Tommy James and the Shondells
Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Segar
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley
Twist - Chubby Checker
Shout - Temptations
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
Hustle - Van McCoy
YMCA - Village People
As you can see, my list of favorite dance songs spans several decades and genres of music. Writing this post brought back vivid memories of watching a particular show every Saturday night with my parents. So, when I came across this video of my favorite dance song, you will understand why I was thrilled.
That is probably the most unsettling performance of the Chicken Dance you will ever see. You will never get back those three minutes and fourteen seconds of your life. But you watched it. You know you did. And now, that song is going to be stuck in your head for the next twenty-four hours.
While you're here, flapping your wings, feel free to add your own dance favorites.