12 May 2020

The best songs to dance alone to (volume 2)

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:06 pm on 12 May 2020
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When we played your picks for the best songs to dance alone to at the beginning of lockdown we were inundated by suggestions and got so much great feedback that we are doing it again.

This time we've enlisted one of the DJ duo the Sweetmix kids - Sandon James to talk us through some of the songs our listeners suggested - and to explain just what makes them so dance-able.

This audio is not downloadable due to copyright restrictions.

Here's what you picked:

Karina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine  
1985 

Quite a few people picked this song! 

Aretha Franklin - Respect 
1967

Hot Chocolate - Every 1's a winner
1978 

Dee Lite - Groove is in the Heart  
1990 

This one had the second highest number votes after Walking on Sunshine

James Brown - Get Up Off That Thang 
1976  

"Jessie, Get offa that thing & dance till you feel better, by James Brown. Thanks, Rick" 

Brothers Johnson - Stomp  
1980 

Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash 
1968  

"Hi Jesse...best song to dance to alone is Jumping Jack Flash...because you can really go crazy without worrying about others getting in the way! Cheers Jo from Aratika" 

Pharrell Williams - Happy 
2013 

"Happy! By Pharrel Williams. The best upbeat song around - always breaks my blue moods. Cheers, Beth" 

Swingers Counting The Beat 
1981 

Neil Diamond - Cherry Cherry 
1966

The Cure - Close to Me 
1985  

Gimme Gimme Gimme - Abba  

Womack & Womack - Teardrops 
1988 

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark 
1984  

Shark Attack - Split Enz  
1980 

"Hi Jesse how Split Enz Shark Attack. Get the blood pumping next tues. cheers dianne on Waiheke."

Timberland - Give It To Me 

Little Richard - Tutti Frutti 
1955

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