I love dancing, even after my amputation I have been known to get on the dance floor, feel the music and just go for it. Am I great at dancing? nope, I’d say I’m not even good, but far from terrible, I hope lol, no one has ever complained in my dancing presence so I take it as a good sign.
But who cares if you are good at it or not, have fun and enjoy is what I say.
It has been a long time since I have been able to get on any dance floor, however I am always surrounded by music, you can find me shaking it in the kitchen and even sitting at my desk.
In honour of World Dance Day I have pulled out some of my 80’s compilation records and made a list of my favourite retro “dance” songs, if it has a beat & not meant for a slow dance, I’ll dance solo to it!, sometimes even sway solo to a good slow one ( think 80’s lighter scenes at concerts!) The ones in bold would be the ones I can’t keep down for!
The above graphic is from an 80’s colouring book hubz found, warning, you may see a lot of the pages in my posts, I LOVE IT!
THIS IS MUSIC VOLUME 1 1987
Rumours – Timex Social Club
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off – Jermaine Stewart
Two Of Hearts -Stacy Q
Mad About You– Belinda Carlisle
West End Girls -Pet Shop Boys
Spirit In the Sky – Doctor & The Medics
Never – Heart
FAVE SLOW DANCE SONG: Simply Red – Holding Back The Years
THIS IS MUSIC VOLUME 2 1987
Everything I Own– Boy George (Bread cover) a little on the slow side but I LOVE BOY GEORGE and this makes me sway
Boom Boom – Paul Lekakis
FAVE SLOW DANCE SONG: The Jets – You Got It All
THIS IS MUSIC VOLUME 4 1988
Hot Hot Hot – Buster Poindexter who can sit when this comes on!
Naughty Girls Need Love Too – Samantha Fox
FAVE SLOW DANCE SONG: Breathe – Hands To Heaven
THIS IS MUSIC VOLUME 5 1989
Make Me Lose Control – Eric Carmen
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car – Billy Ocean
Five Long Years – Colin James
Shangri La – Roman Grey I totally remember this one but would never know it by name!
FAVE SLOW DANCE SONG: Breathe – How Can I Fall
Special mention to Sittin’ On The Dock of the Bay – Micheal Bolton read HERE how this 80’s pop & rocker chick loves Micheal Bolton lol
HIT WAVE 1989
Bad Medicine -Bon Jovi
Dancing Under a Latin Moon – Candi
Voodoo Thing – Colin James
FAVE SLOW DANCE SONG: Cinderella – Don’t Know What You Got Til It’s Gone
CERTIFIED GOLD 1987
Bop – Dan Seals
Conga – Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine
Manic Monday – The Bangles
FAVE SLOW DANCE SONG: Heart – What About Love
ROCK SIZZLERS 1984
Church of the Poison Mind & I’ll Tumble for Ya– Culture Club
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Tainted Love– Soft Cell
Red Red Wine – UB40
2 GREAT DANCE MOVIE OF THE 80’S………
DIRTY DANCING 1987
And off course anytime Culture Club, Micheal Jackson, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, Bananrama, or Wham come on, you’ll find this girl on the dance floor! Not to mention AC/DC & KISS, does anyone actually sit through You Shook Me All Night Long? & Rock & Roll All Night?
The International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute chose April 29th as International Dance Day to honor Jean-Georges Noverre’s birthday. He is renowned as the creator of modern ballet. The day was officially recognized in 1982
HOW TO OBSERVE
Challenge yourself by learning a new dance you’ve always wanted to know. You can do this by yourself or with a group of friends! Whether it’s your best macarena or ballroom waltz, share all things dance on social media using the hashtag #InternationalDanceDay.
Read more HERE