Mix Tape Friday: Dance This Mess Around
The weather’s fab … it’s Friday … MyDataBus is running again … so let’s just dance this mess around.
The B-52’s: Dance This Mess Around
Cameo: Word Up
The Rolling Stones: If I Was a Dancer (Pt. 1)
The Clash: The Magnificent Seven
The Farm: Groovy Train
N.E.R.D.: She Wants to Move
Temptations: I Can’t Get Next to You
Prince: My Name Is Prince
The Jam: Town Called Malice
Iggy Pop: Lust for Life
Elvis Presley: Rubberneckin' (2003 Remix)
Salt-N-Pepa: Push It
Michael Jackson: Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough
Justin Timberlake: Sexyback
Curtis Mayfield: Move on Up
Duran Duran: The Reflex
Marvin Gaye: Got to Give It Up (Pt. 1)
Roots feat. Cody Chesnutt: Seed 2.0
Elvis Costello: Pump It Up
Edwin Starr: 25 Miles
Bar-Kays: Soul Finger
De La Soul: Me Myself and I
Soup Dragons: Pleasure
Isley Brothers: Fight the Power (Pt. 1 & 2)
Wiseguys: Start the Commotion
T. Rex: 20th Century Boy
Ohio Players: Lover Rollercoaster
KC & The Sunshine Band: Boogie Shoes
David Bowie + Mick Jagger: Dancing in the Street
Beck: The New Pollution
Sly & The Family Stone: Dance to the Music
Young MC: Bust a Move
UPDATE: Because I strive to keep my readers (listeners?) happy, here are today’s toe-tapping tunes, zipped into one file. Download away, Moxie!
What are some of your favorite dance tunes?
I totalled my Toyota while car-dancing to "The Seed 2.0," so that song will always hold a special place in my heart.
Of all his songs, “My Name Is Prince” is my favorite, because Prince is funky. Great beat; you can dance to it! And I love his self-love lyrics: In the beginning God made the sea / But on the 7th day he made me / He was tryin' to rest y'all when He heard the sound / Sound like a guitar cold gettin' down / I tried to bust a high note, but I bust a string / My God was worried 'til he heard me sing.
What’s up with Iggy Pop? As a father of punk, he needs to set standards — but there seems to be a new commercial with one of Iggy’s songs every few months. Those Carnival Cruise ads have nearly ruined “Lust for Life” for me — but I still love to dance to it — and it gave us our beloved Johnny Yen his nom de blog. There’s a Cadillac ad, isn’t there? And now there’s an ad using “The Passenger.” Interesting to see which ad agency snags “I Wanna Be Your Dog” — maybe Petsmart or eHarmony?
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