WORLD DANCE DAY

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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CERTIFIED GOLD 1987

Bop – Dan Seals

Conga – Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine

Manic Monday – The Bangles

FAVE SLOW DANCE SONG: Heart – What About Love

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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

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FAME 1980

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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

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