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.

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Here's what you picked:

Karina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine  

Quite a few people picked this song! 

Aretha Franklin - Respect 

Hot Chocolate - Every 1's a winner

Dee Lite - Groove is in the Heart  

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

James Brown - Get Up Off That Thang 

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

Brothers Johnson - Stomp  

Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash 

"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 

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

Swingers Counting The Beat 

Neil Diamond - Cherry Cherry 

The Cure - Close to Me 

Gimme Gimme Gimme - Abba  

Womack & Womack - Teardrops 

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark 

Shark Attack - Split Enz  

"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 

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