Dance To The Radio...as you do when no one is watching!
That's the theme this week... Dancing, and that gives a lot of room to move about various musical stylings! Hopefully it should prove to be an interesting collection of tunes for your listening ears and for your shuffling feet!
The only place you can go from Joy Division to Emmylou Harris and not have to question why!! 😎
On The Playlist This Week:
Transmission - Joy Division
The performance is from the BBC show Something Else.
When I'm Dancin' I Ain't Fightin' - Slade
Was recently reminded of this little beauty from the 1981 album We'll Bring The House Down due to a cover version by Punk band The Wall.
Come Dancing - The Kinks
Another from the early 80's when The Kinks had a little bit of a resurgence.
New Dance - Secret Affair
Taken from their excellent 1979 Debut Album.
Dancing With Myself - Gen X
Whilst it didn't do much for the band which was on its last legs it did catapult Billy Idol to MTV fame when it was released in the USA.
Shake - Eddie and the Hot Rods
B-Side of the Teenage Depression single and a great cover of the old Sam Cooke number. Otis Redding of course has a mighty fine version also.
Land of A Thousand Dances (Live) - The J.Geils Band
Released as a single in 1982.
We Got The Beat - Masked Intruder
Taken from A Tribute To The Go Go's: Our Lips Are Sealed album released in 2013 on Solidarity Recordings.
Masked Intruder are a Pop punk band from Madison, WI. All the band members hide their identity by wearing different color ski masks. Each member is referred to by the color of their ski mask. The band is made up of Blue on lead vocals and guitar, Green on guitar and vocals, Yellow (aka Orange) on bass and vocals and Red on drums. That's about all I know about them!
Twist and Shout - The Isley Brothers
The song was made way more famous when The Beatles recorded it but I do love the Isley's version. It was originally recorded in 1961 for Atlantic Records by The Top Notes.
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
1971 single from the Queen of Soul. Not quite the Rock Steady that Alton Ellis was singing about in 1968!!
Rock Steady - Alton Ellis
He was known as the King of Rocksteady.
At The Hop - Danny and The Juniors
A rock and roll classic
King of the Bop - Nipple Erectors
Not a rock and classic but the first recording to feature future Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan back in 1978!
The Majestic - Dion
B-Side of The Wanderer from 1961.
Into The Groovey - Ciccone Youth
Sonic Youth and friends give Madonna's Into The Groove a little makeover!
Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Want To Be In Love) - Good Charlotte
Single taken from their Good Morning Revival album back in 2007.
Pogo Dancing - Chris Spedding and The Vibrators
Released in 1976 on the same day (and same label - RAK) as The Vibrators Debut Single We Vibrate.
Dancing In The Dark (Live Orchestral Version) - Amy MacDonald
Filmed at a show in Luxembourg backed by The German Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2010.
I Came To Dance - Nils Lofgren
A live version filmed as part of Rockpalast in Germany and released as a DVD by Eagle Rock.
The Parting Shot
Save The Last Dance For Me - Emmylou Harris
The song has been recorded by so many but I have to say I love Emmylou's version that was a B-Side to Even Cowgirls Get The Blues and also featured on her 1979 album Blue Kentucky Girl.