Once again, I go into the week thinking it’s a freebie… but no mind; I hadn’t put anything together until this morning.
Our latest theme today is “dance,” so here’s my overachieving playlist for today…
- Let’s Dance – David Bowie: A good one to start the set with, I think.
- Do The Freddie – Freddie and the Dreamers: No wonder he’s so thin…
- Wilbury Twist – The Traveling Wilburys: Off The Wilburys’ second album, appropriately named Volume 3.
- Limbo Rock – Chubby Checker: Was going to put in a couple of his other ones, then this popped up, and I went, yeah…
- Macarena – Los Del Rio: Got really popular a few years ago. I wonder if it was the song, the dance, or the video.
- Do The Strand – Roxy Music: I’ve been in a Roxy Music mood ever since last week’s Two for Tuesday. Notice they don’t tell you how to do the Strand.
- The Hokey Pokey – Ray Anthony with Jo Ann Greer, vocal: They’ve played this at every wedding I’ve been to, including my own. It was this or the Bunny Hop.
- The Batusi – Batman: Two occasions where Adam West danced as Batman: one from the first-ever episode (where he fought Frank Gorshin ans The Riddler, with Jill St. John as his moll), and in one of the many King Tut episodes, where Batman pretends to be under some sort of spell, then starts beating on Tut’s henchmen. My brother Kip likes Victor Buono as Tut, so there you go, Kip!
- Cheek to Cheek – Fred Astaire: From Fred and Ginger’s 1935 movie Top Hat, which also starred Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, Erik Rhodes, and Eric Blore, with Lucille Ball playing a flower shop clerk. Hey, if you’re going to talk about dancing, you have to include Fred and Ginger.
- Let’s Dance – Benny Goodman Orchestra: The theme for the radio show of the same name. The King of Swing grew up in Chicago.
And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for Leap Day 2016. I still think they should make it June 31 instead of February 29.