Wednesday, 24 April 2013

My Top Ten Let's Dance Songs

No further explanation should be required...

10. Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
Let this groove get you to move... it's all right. All right.
9. Smash Mouth - Let's Rock

Or, if disco won't get you down on the floor... how about a bit of ska-influenced moshing?

From the album Fush Yu Mang. 'Nuff said.

8. The Raveonettes - Let's Rave On

My type of rave - Spector-influenced, fuzzy guitared rock 'n' roll with plenty of feedback.

7. We Should Be Dead - Forget Romance, Let's Dance

Good advice for everyone.

6. The Wombats - Let's Dance to Joy Division

Celebrate the irony.

5. Chris Rea - Let's Dance

Wow, Chris Rea looks really young in this hilariously naff 80s video. Great guitar though.

4. Freddie Mercury - Let's Turn It On
Let's turn it on, come on all you people, get together
Turn it on, turn it on, and let's get everybody dancing!
See - it does fit the theme. I'm not just shoe-horning it in 'cos  love Freddie. 

3. Chris Montez - Let's Dance

Whether you want to do the Twist, the Stomp or the Mashed Potato, Chris is your man.

(What the hell is the Mashed Potato? No, don't answer that.)

Or you may prefer to take the Ramones up on their offer instead...

2. Nat King Cole - Let's Face The Music And Dance
There may be troubles ahead...
1. David Bowie - Let's Dance

Serious musos turn their noses up at Bowie's poppiest album, but I was just the right age for it. Plus, the opening section of the video, where Dave is performing, virtually unnoticed, in a grubby outback bar, is great. (The whole red shoes fairy tale that follows is far less interesting.)

Let's dance! Which one makes you want to put on your red shoes and dance the blues?


  1. Title's a bit sweary, but F*** Art, Let's Dance by The Selecter?

  2. David Bowie...One of my all time favourite pop videos...a golden age when the medium was still young and fun..

    1. No, they don't make 'em like that anymore.

  3. Killing Joke - War Dance.

    Lionel Ritchie - Dancing On The Ceiling.

    1. Nice tries, but not specific enough.

      Still, bonus marks for mentioning KJ and Lionel in the same comment.

  4. Replies
    1. As it doesn't begin with Let's... it didn't fit the criteria. I'm sure it'll crop up one day.


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