Aug 31, 2010

I'm SO HAPPY Right Now!

I've had a song stuck in my head for a few decades now.

Not continuously, but periodically this song will pop into my head and stay for awhile.  Random snatches of lyric and melody flitting around my brain.

I've tried to find it on-line multiple times with no luck.  Probably because I was using the wrong lyrics to search for it.  (Most of the lyrics I thought I knew to most 80's songs were way off.  Thank you Internet, for setting me straight so many, many times.)

Today, as it randomly cycled through my internal boom box, I tried again.  I typed a fairly long phrase, in quotation marks, into my Google search box.



And then (after checking for objectionable lyrics--only one "s-e-x") I immediately purchased it on iTunes, (Dear iTunes,  I love you.  But only .99 cents worth.  I don't appreciate this $1.29 crap.) and immediately put it in my "Em's Dance Mix" playlist.

And the song is...
*synthesized drumroll...*

"Music That You Can Dance To" by Sparks  (This movie is pretty hilarious, btw)

This song was released in 1986.  That was 24 years ago, people!  And I don't think I've ever even heard of "Sparks"

(Dear Brandon, Laura, and Jenny:  Thank you for brain washing me with 80's music.  I will be forever grateful.  Dear Karie:  Thanks for nothing.  I found Steve Miller on my own.  Okay, actually thanks for James Taylor, Elton John, Paul Simon and Dan Folgerberg.  YES!  DAN FOLGERBERG!  I'M NOT ASHAMED!)

This song now joins the following in my playlist:
(which are blasted whenever I need a little extra help getting the house clean on a Saturday morning.)

And We Danced - The Hooters
Big in Japan - Alphaville
Cantina Ska - My Man Friday
Dance, Dance, Dance - Steve Miller Band
Dancing In The Moonlight - King Harvest
Dancing Queen - Abba
Even Superman - Ryan Shuppe
Faith - George Michael
I Don't Dance - High School Musical Cast  (Just for the boys, of course.)
I Play The Banjo - Ryan Shuppe
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You - Black Kids
Lay All Your Love On Me - Information Society, and Abba, and Erasure
Let's Dance to Joy Division - The Wombats
Music That You Can Dance To - Sparks  (WAHOO!!!)
Save The Last Dance For Me - Michael Bublé
Swing, Swing, Swing - My Man Friday
What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) - Information Society
Japan - The Presidents of The United States of America

*sigh*  My life is complete!

Any songs that have been stuck in your head for the last 24 years?
Any songs you think I NEED in my dance mix?


Bartimaeus said...

You should be ashamed of Dan Vogelbird. He is supper lame.

Bartimaeus said...

Now I see why you always dance like that!!!! Those are totally your moves!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Doug,

I like Dan Fogelburg too. And I'm proud of it. -J

joannae said...

Okay, don't ask me how I managed to resist commenting on all of your Baby Gray posts--belated congratulations, he is adorable--(I guess I was kind of distracted with the upcoming [at the time; recent now] birth of my own baby boy)--but now I am commenting on your dance songs playlist. I can't help it; I have to tell you that you should add Mando Diao's Dance with Somebody:

LaLa said...

I think you actually have me to thank for Dan Folgerberg. And now that Doug called him 'super lame', I'm not finding him a job. So there.

Long live the 80's. Although I can't bring myself to start dressing like I did in high school. It's really weird to see my kids wearing things that were in style when I was in H.S. Weird and kind of disturbing.

LaLa said...

I just listened to it! I loved that song!! Classic. I'm surprised I haven't heard it at any of the stake dances I chaperone. They're filled with 80's classics.

acte gratuit said...

Doug reminded me to add the song from Napoleon Dynamite! Done and done! Yes, La, I think you introduced me to Dan, but then Karie took me to his concert at the Marriott Center!
(Didn't even get a t-shirt. What was I thinking?)