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25 DAYS OF SONGS CHALLENGE: DAY 24 – A SONG THAT I HAVE DANCED TO WITH MY BEST FRIEND

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Hmm. I don’t currently have a ‘best friend’ so am going to plump for a song that I have (literally) hit the floor for with many a bestie over the decades.

Don’t groan or roll your eyes with derision! I’ll wager that you’ve all done this dance, no matter how hard you’ve tried to block it from you memory.

72-Oops-upside-your-head

It’s the one where you sit on the floor wedged up behind your mates/bloke/girl you fancy/boss at the annual Christmas party/best man at a wedding, then made a show of yourself by pretending to row, whilst some geezer (probably that Robin Thicke) grinds his willy against your coccyx.

I know it’s cringy and embarrassing, but I love this track and have absolutely no shame in admitting that I am an out and proud old skool soul/funk ‘rower’ and probably will be as long as I’m able to drag my ass up again without (a) showing my drawers, (b) dislocating my hip, or (c) throwing up on the person in front of me.

Altogether now!  I defy you not to get your groove on!

I said, oops up-side your head, I said oops upside your head… 🙂

P.S. As this dance never made it out of the UK (no wonder) here is a very typical video of it being done at a party.  Rules are:

1. Everyone has to be drunk and/or join in.  Preferably both.

2. At least one person has to be out of synch or better still, get the moves totally wrong.

3. At least one person has to make an absolute show of themselves, like the old dear on the back who is very nearly losing her boob tube 🙂

Enjoy!

 

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17 thoughts on “25 DAYS OF SONGS CHALLENGE: DAY 24 – A SONG THAT I HAVE DANCED TO WITH MY BEST FRIEND

  1. I’m not so sure that this dance craze made it across the pond… then again, I haven’t been to a wedding for a decade or more…

    Looks like it would be a riot to watch, because, you know, my hip, my drawers, my dignity… 😀

  2. Confirmed. That one I have missed. Gran at the end of the line looks like she had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction, mayhaps? 😉

  3. This one requires a bit of elasticity in definition.

    “SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE”, R.E.M.
    We have only danced together once.  Well, literally, we danced together many times—because it was in a one-act play that we were doing together.  So, yes, with rehearsals and performances, we probably danced together 50-60 times.  However, it was always in the exact same context in the exact same circumstances.

    ALSO, it wasn’t really dancing, per se.  It was merely a sudden 20-30 seconds of steps as a romantic gesture on my part.  (That is, on my character’s part.)
    ALSO, there was no music playing, adding to the charming whimsy of the idea.  (I mean, I guess that was the playwright’s intention.)

    BUT, ours was one in a program of short plays.
    AND, the curtain call music for the entire evening was the R.E.M. song.
    AND, our little play was fairly close to the end of the bill.

    SO, squinting really, really, really, r-e-a-l-l-y hard, it could sorta kinda be said that I danced to R.E.M.’s “Shiny Happy People” with my best friend.  (Though, at the time, there was only the initial thawing of my contempt for her and her discomfort with me.)

  4. Dear Sista, I haven’t come across this game. I did come across one where everyone lay down in the circle and each put a head on the next one’s stomach. (It happened in an all women’s group) When the first one laughs, the laugh in the wobbling stomach set off the domino effect and the whole circle ends up laughing like crazy. It was a good experience too! Not quite as exciting perhaps as sharing groins….?

  5. YES, MADAME! You haven’t lost a jot of your business acumen.

    So, here’s the plan: We collaborate on the demi-acidic content, and then you sell it!

    Today, Hallmark! Tomorrow…

  6. ABSOLUTELY, MADAME!
    Today, Hallmark!
    Tomorrow, Scribbler!
    Thursday, the world!

    (Friday, long weekend in the Lake District.)

  7. EXCELSIOR, MADAME! 😀

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