Impromptu dance parties are happening more frequently at casa swissmiss these days, with disco light and all. And I find myself constantly looking for new songs to add to my playlist.
What’s *the* song that will get you off your feet and onto the dance floor? Let’s start a YouTube-Link-Comment thread? YES?
Impromptu dance parties happening round here at all hours of the day and night. I don’t want to hog your thread but I have three suggestions. They are not necessarily my most favorite dance songs but the best post bombogenesis booty warmers I can think of off the top if my head. First up some serious shake and swing sounds: Airto Moreira and Celebration Suite:
Jan 24th, 2014 / 4:47 pm
Here’s some classic NYC hip hop courtesy Kurtis Blow
Jan 24th, 2014 / 4:48 pm
And for those times when you just want to groove along, you can’t beat classic Chaka Khan (& Rufus)
Jan 24th, 2014 / 4:52 pm
Great 90s song in French, the beat is good though https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESlxcl_lPSM
Jan 24th, 2014 / 5:24 pm
‘The Love Club’ always gets me bouncing these days.
Jan 24th, 2014 / 5:59 pm
i have always danced to the dandy warhols’ “bohemian like you” (disclaimer: i cannot check if this is the right video because GEMA won’t let me see it):
then there is “rocks ” by primal scream (GEMA, i love you… not):
and OK go’s “a million ways”:
if anyone knows a good work-around to be able to watch all videos on youtube from within germany, let me know… i cannot watch any of the videos i’d love to dance to.
Jan 24th, 2014 / 6:23 pm
Got to give it up.
Jan 24th, 2014 / 6:27 pm
Oooh, that Marvin Gaye song is the shite! And Love Rollercoaster (Ohio Players) and I’ll Take You There (Staple Singers) will get me busting moves I didn’t even know I had.
Jan 24th, 2014 / 6:49 pm
And the 24 hr version of the video here:
Jan 24th, 2014 / 6:52 pm
Hall & Oates — You Make My Dreams Come True!
Jan 24th, 2014 / 6:56 pm
Hello from London. Theres some very new English designed to make you move. I guarantee none else will pick anything quite like this. Its the kind of thing I dance to when I get the chance. It’s an acquired taste for sure.
Jan 24th, 2014 / 6:58 pm
Hi from Italy!
Pete Rodriguez’s I Like it Like That it’s definetly on my list :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIJfdVPACyw
Happy Dancing! :)
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Röyksopp – The Girl And The Robot
Thunderheist- jerk it (Not kid safe)
The Bird and the Bee – I Can’t Go For That (Hall & Oats cover)
Nick Waterhouse – I Can Only Give You Everything
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Little Dragon – Ritual Union
John Grant feat. Biggi Veira – Black Belt
Justice – TThhEe PPaARRtTYY
Classixx – All You’re Waiting For
Vitalic – Second Lives
N.E.R.D. – Hot-n-Fun
Jan 24th, 2014 / 7:22 pm
Aeroplane – Save Me Now
Cut Copy – We Are Explorers
RAC – Let It Go
Jan 24th, 2014 / 7:44 pm
We dance to this a LOT
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Jan 25th, 2014 / 1:01 am
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. -Nietsche
Jan 25th, 2014 / 2:52 am
This gets my blood pumping and I have to dance:
Jan 25th, 2014 / 3:16 am
Didn’t seem to embed correctly – here’s the link:
AWOLNATION – Burn it down.
Jan 25th, 2014 / 3:17 am
I like this one:
Jan 25th, 2014 / 6:04 am
And this one is even better! :)
Jan 25th, 2014 / 6:12 am
Phoenix – Lisztomania
Jan 25th, 2014 / 8:40 am
I’ve actually been working on a “mix CD” of stuff that should wake you up.
Here is what I’ve picked out so far:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS3nRcwWktA Pete Townshend – Face The Face
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifARMmcqhD8 Joan Armatrading-Drop The Pilot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQjv0x1FdK0 Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut Official Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeqCqxhxLtc Burning Sensations – Belly Of The Whale
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMICD3aMZpw Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyCEexG9xjw Wall Of Voodoo – Mexican Radio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7BwRL2yhGQ Bow Wow Wow – Do You wanna Hold Me?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SigRPr7OS84 Romeo Void – Never Say Never
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bM0wVjU2-k English Beat: Save It For Later
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00Q4PecpIik English Beat – I confess.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzByJgoPMVI The Cure – Hot Hot Hot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs7Jy2y-33A Scritti Politti – Perfect Way
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-xpJRwIA-Q Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ7NVjZ-Eyg A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcATvu5f9vE Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfAraUEgDJk Robert Palmer – Simply Irresistible
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F89McWFENTs ZZ Top – Velcro Fly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWP-AsG5DRk The Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmZ08V4GFQg Groove Is In The Heart Music Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDXi4yqVd9g Bow Wow Wow – Do You Wanna Hold Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgPvRSAdK6o The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
Jan 25th, 2014 / 9:49 am
Paolo Nutini – New Shoes!
Jan 25th, 2014 / 11:37 am
Paper Boy – “Ditty”
Jan 25th, 2014 / 11:51 am
Hey Ya by Outkast! I love the “Shake it like a polaroid picture” part!
Jan 25th, 2014 / 11:57 am
Brimful of Asha!! Cornershop, Norman Cook Mix (Tajinder Singh). Perfect dancing with the kids. (They find the ‘everybody needs a bosom for a pillow”‘ refrain funny too.)
Jan 25th, 2014 / 6:25 pm
hi from arkansas!
here are my suggestions:
toploader / “dancing in the moonlight”
the knocks / “dancing with the DJ”
the knocks / “make it better”
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General Public “Tenderness”
Swing Out Sister “Breakout”
Giorgio Morodor & Phil Oakley “Together in Electric Dreams”
Jan 25th, 2014 / 8:19 pm
You need some Temptations on the list…
Jan 26th, 2014 / 1:51 am
Normal people: singing the lyrics. Me: singing lyrics, singing all solos, playing air drums, head-banging and upper-body dancing to Billy Ocean! http://youtu.be/lvZSKf3YsSE
Jan 26th, 2014 / 10:47 am
Pharrell Williams…..HAPPY……….a must for the children!
Jan 26th, 2014 / 11:27 am
A novice in dancing! But struggling to learn a few basic steps :) Can come in handy at sudden party moments!
Jan 26th, 2014 / 12:11 pm
Still makes me so happy: Patrice Rushen, Forget Me Nots (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA)
Jan 26th, 2014 / 12:27 pm
Yessss! I’m so glad you posted this song/video!!
Quick side note: I worked on a wedding for MSW in which the song/dance-obsessed grooms were getting married on Sept. 21. This was *the* song for their wedding with details highlighting the lyrics, etc. Such a great memory—the event team danced post-party to this song on repeat—certainly I will remember the twenty-first of September : )
Jan 26th, 2014 / 1:35 pm
What a great “YouTube-Link-Comment thread”! I have to add two suggestions:
Kings of Convenience – I’d Rather Dance With You
(I love the lyrics)
and the ultimate feel-good: Fatboy Slim: Praise You
Jan 26th, 2014 / 6:45 pm
Sounds like you guys need Elevenses Dance Party!
Elevenses is a traditional ‘tea and snack break’ in the UK, but here it is reinvented as a dance break! This isn’t updated all the time, but when it’s a particularly killer week, Elevenses Dance Party kicks in with daily updates. Here’s the Tumblr description:
Elevenses Dance Party is a work break hip shake. Come dance with us!
Every weekday at ll am BST/GMT, there will be a new track – usually Motown/Funk/Soul/Calypso/Twotone/Dance – with the video length posted so you know how long you’ll be stepping away from your work.
Jan 27th, 2014 / 8:44 am
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with the video ;-)
Jan 27th, 2014 / 12:11 pm
I’ve added some of the suggestions to a handy playlist…
Jan 27th, 2014 / 12:26 pm
and lastly, a great bollywood classic that teaches kids to count
Jan 27th, 2014 / 12:36 pm
Oogum Boogum :))
Jan 27th, 2014 / 3:00 pm
Express Yourself by Labrinth. Kid-friendly!
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