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Twisted Tuesday’s Mix-Tape: Bust a Move!

Music that makes someone want to dance is subjective to each individual. In other words, we all react differently to music, lyrics…beats.

Some of us have more rhythm than others and even our interpretations of “dance” can be vastly different from one another. Some tap their toes or drum out the beat on a desk-top while others jump up and get down.

Over the decades there have been variances of what is considered “dance” music, and while now, most often the phrase conjures up Klub Kids and Rave parties, for me, the desire to dance doesn’t take a scene, atmosphere, every bodies friend “Molly” or even a dance partner.

The desire to dance merely takes the right song at the right moment and off I go. I could care less who’s watching. When ya gotta move, ya gotta move!

Here are five songs that although would not be considered “dance” or “club” songs in their  natural states, are in fact five songs that make me wanna boogie.

Wanna shake your groove thing with me Cheri Speak style?

twisted-mix-tape-bust-a-moveHigher Ground – Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is amazing period, but this particular song is one that I love the vibe and rhythm of. When it comes on, I immediately get a visual of my mom dancing. My mom was a great dancer except as a kid it was always somewhat embarrassing because it was suggestive (not raunchy) and you know how us kids feel when we suddenly are faced with the idea that our parents can be sexual. GASP!

I guess that is where I got it though because I dance the same way.

It was a toss-up between this one and the Grateful Dead’s, Truckin‘.

Come Along – Titiyo

A one-hit wonder of a song, Titiyo slammed it home with this one. I LOVE it; from the first time I heard it, to when I just listened to it to pop in here. Not only are the lyrics hella bitchin [especially to this activist chic], the beat and drive of the song beginning to end is awesome.

When I was learning to belly dance, this was one of the songs I chose to create a routine for.

Say It Right – Nelly Furtado

I first heard this on the radio one day while on a road trip. I didn’t have a Smart phone [or internet] along the way. The DJ of course did not break in and kindly tell me the song and artist and I had only caught a small portion of the song which I repeated in my mind endlessly [I was on a road trip, remember?] so I was able to memorized a string of lyrics which two days later I looked up and found out what the helly the song was.

In a way, it has a similar groove as the Titiyo song. You will probably notice the same within all of today’s choices. Each songs beat has a compelling nature to it, the sound leads you note to note, pulling you through to the end; similar to sex in the sense of the anticipation, rhythm, build-up and climax.

Hmm, maybe that’s why I love music so much?!

Somehow, Somewhere, Someway – Kenny Wayne Shepherd

I love this song for all of the same reasons I have chosen the others…with an additional twist. When I first heard this one it was at the VERY beginning of that one relationship I told you about a while back, so for obvious reasons you can see why, — lyrically, I was into it.

The beat and drive makes me feel naughty — not gimmie a stripper pole kind of naughty, just come dance with me and get into each other naughty.

Spirit In The Sky – Norman Greenbaum

I had a sister once, kind of.

My cousin Vickie was a teenager when her parents went to prison so my parents became her foster parents for a long time. She was many years older than I and I have very few memories of her since she was killed at the age of 19 and i was only 4-years-old at the time.

I idolized her. She had very long hair and was really pretty; think Marsha Brady and that was Vickie.

Anyhow, the strongest memory I have of her relates to this Norman Greenbaum song. She used to dance to this every day around the house and she would take my hands and dance around with me or put me up on her shoulders, etc. I loved her and I will always wonder what it would have been like to have grown up with a sister, but she was killed by a drunk driver.

I could have gone on and on, but the rules are five so, there where my five choices for Jen Kehls weekly installment of Twisted Tuesday’s Mix-Tape. If you would like to join in (we would love to have you) or just check out other “mixes” from the other participants…Click here.

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Uh Oh! Ooopsie, forgot an important one! It’s Sam’s fault, no doubt!

No Diggity – Blackstreet

To check-out a few of my previous “Twisted Mix-tapes”…

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19 comments on “Twisted Tuesday’s Mix-Tape: Bust a Move!

  1. cynkingfeeling
    January 21, 2014

    A resounding “Yes!” to “Spirit in the Sky.”

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  2. SAM
    January 21, 2014

    nelly furtado really got me jammin!

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    • Cheri
      January 21, 2014

      LOL now that I would LOVE to see!!!

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      • SAM
        January 21, 2014

        That song has a great beat!

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      • Cheri
        January 21, 2014

        I think they all have a slight bump and grind beat to them :p

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      • Cheri
        January 21, 2014

        of course I would have included Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” but I’ve used it before recently…

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      • SAM
        January 21, 2014

        Yeah thats a good one. I stuck to songs from my clubbin days this week. I think it may be my favorite mix ever.

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      • Cheri
        January 21, 2014

        ahem…ya might wanna hit refresh on mine and peek :p

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  3. SAM
    January 21, 2014

    HAHAHAHAHAH! I LOVE IT!

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    • Cheri
      January 21, 2014

      Tee Hee rofl

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      • SAM
        January 21, 2014

        You know what I also like? That your post is titled after a song I included on my mixtape. 😛

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      • Cheri
        January 21, 2014

        Yes, I noticed that and meant to mention that in my comment on your thread! hahahahaha

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  4. Dream
    January 21, 2014

    Wonderful choices, but I especially like the KWS and the Norman Greenbaum!

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  5. Quickstepp
    January 21, 2014

    Didn’t know the Titiyo. Digging it.

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    • Cheri
      January 21, 2014

      Yeh I love it!!! It will stick with ya.

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  6. Jen
    January 21, 2014

    Cheri I always love your point of view. You come at the mix with a unique perspective so we all get to hear something a little different than what we are imagining.
    Thanks again for joining!

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    • Cheri
      January 21, 2014

      Thanks Jen. i love your TMT blog series and plan to stick around. I had to take a cpl weeks off due to some pretty horrendous happenings, but I am back and rolling. I have extremely limited internet connectivity right now, but ….anyhow….I LOVE music and maybe because I am a full-time write I hear music differently? Who knows? LOL!!!

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