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Songs That Make You Feel Like Dancing

Updated on March 16, 2011
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Mighty Momis a keen observer of life. She hubs to share her personal experiences and opinions in helpful, and often amusing ways.

Ok, KCC, you asked for it. Here it is! Mighty Mom's list of top 10 songs that are impossible to sit still to. This is so fun -- thanks for suggesting it! By the way, I made money in college by making dance tapes (reel to reel) and deejayng at campus parties. Fair warning, my taste is pretty... unusual at times (although now that the hub is FINALLY done, I didn't include my most offbeat favorites).

Enjoy!

#1 1960s Stones -- Back when they were cute

#2 Tex Mex '60s style

#3. 1970s Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am!

#4. George Clinton -- We NEED da funk!

#5. 1980s -- Best Song of the Decade

#6. Ramones Rule

#7 1990s Love that Harmonica!

#8 Sexy chicks sing about sex

#9 Brides to Grooms -- Listen Up!

#10 Makes EVERYONE feel Mighty Mighty

Bonus Track: Where's my dirndl at?

Trying Again Tomorrow

 Arrgh! I've been working on this hub for HOURS. Got all my videos in. Wrote accompanying text. Could not get it to save unpublish or publish. It just went "poof" and was gone. Went back and decided to streamline the hub. Videos only with capsule subtitles substituting for text. Got all those in. Again, "poof."

I think the techno gods are sending me a message. Good night. I'm going to hum myself to sleep, now that I have these 10 songs etched into my brain! MM

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      eovery 8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      ARGG.. I feel for you mighty-mom. Here I was looking for some insight to see it you songs line up with the songs I use to dj for middle age groups. I guess I will check back tomorrow for this.

      Keep on Hubbing!

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      Sure you did, sure you did. Better have it dome when I return.

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      Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

      wham bam thank you ma'am!

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      I am rebulding video by video, saving after each one. Now have 4 of 10. Come back whenever you like and see how my mustical taste (d)evolves through the decades!

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      Wooly bully! my favorite if this lot.

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      I know, hunh! I also loved their "Little Red Riding Hood." I was young and it seemed sort of dangerous. Maybe my little pre-pubescent hormones being stimulated. I just love that organ. I also loved Question Mark & The Myterians' 96 Tears.

      Thanks for coming back, CC. I had so much fun with this (not technically, but research wise) that I want to go back and do a Top 10 list for every decade/genre!

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      ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

      great hub - mighty mom!. "I feel like dancing" really was a favourite of mine....cheers

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Thanks, AJCor. I have a major thing for Aussie bands. Will have to do a separate hub on them sometime!

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      tony0724 8 years ago from san diego calif

      Some good choices In there Mighty Mom but for me Jungle Boogie by Kool and the Gang will get me dancin everytime ! Oh and 96 tears Is on my ipod ! And anybody that loves the Ramones Is allright with me ! I saw them like 6 times B4 1979 ! They were the coolest !

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      KCC Big Country 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Thanks for answering my hub request!!! Excellent hub!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      I thought I was the only INXX fan left in the whole world.

      Great hub. Sorry to hear about the hubland gremlins taking over your 'puter.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      Was the last one, an edited scene from the Deer Hunter?

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      laringo 8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Wow, memories brought back of those wild all night partys in the 70's. Good times for sure.

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      No toady, from Carrie! LOL

      Nice vids here MM. I can imagine you shimmying while hubbing this! :D

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Tony -- Jungle Boogie is great, too. Much more raw then "Celebration" which is overplayed. I also liked Gap Band from that era! You saw the Ramones 6 times B4 1979? You are cool. I didn't even see them for the first time till 1980!

      KCC -- You are welcome! Not sure what you had in mind, but it sure was fun (exxcept for the 'puter problems) putting this together.

      Zsuzsybee -- INX dominated late 80s music. I have happy memories of that time. So sad Michael Hutchence committed suicide (although he was not a blonde).

      GT -- Yes! You are the first one to guess that. My real name is "Mighty Meryl."

      Laringo -- I know there were wild parties. I don't seem to remember them, tho:-)

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      LOL, Chris. These days I shimmy while sitting perfectly still:-).

      Thanks for sharing my music.

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      You HU-WHAT? Now that's talent...or evolution! :D

      Oh I'd share anything with you! :D

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      tony0724 8 years ago from san diego calif

      Oh just a little tip ! There Is a song by the band the Ohio Players they made Rollercoaster and fire In the early 70s . On their 2nd album there Is a tune called " The Funky Worm " that will blow your mind ! It came out In like 1972 .

         Man I am gettin up there ! Oh and I love INXS too. MYSTIFY is one of my alltime favorites . On the Kicks album .

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      KCC Big Country 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Oh yeah.....remember all the hooplah about the scream in Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players?

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      Peter 8 years ago from Australia

      My goodness girl it's 49C here and you got me dancin'. Thats not a pretty sight LOL

      I'm off for a cold shower. ;-)

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      Hi MM! This is quite the eclectic selection :-) Whatever makes you rock and let your hair down, right? :-) And, of course, you have my admiration for pulling off the "Top 10" list trick! Laugh!

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      This was a really fun hub to do. So many songs got left as runners-up, tho, that I may have to do another one. Or top 10 songs to sing along to. I'm also contemplating 10 songs that I find scary...

      Tony -- I think you and I are compatriots in the age dept. How do I know? YOu reference things like the Kicks ALBUM! Ohio Players' "Fire" was one of my two favorite songs of 1973 or was it 1974? Probably 1974 (along with Linda Rondstadt's "You're No Good"). I loved "Love Rollercoaster" also -- and I do remember (although am not sure if it's real or just a gimmick) about the scream. I get that confused with the stabbings at Altamont with the Stones when they hired Hells Angels as bouncers.

      Elena -- Thanks for the compliment. I'd like to think I'm ecclectic in the music dept!

      KCC -- Thank you so much again for suggesting this hub!!!

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      The Rolling Stones songs are always great!

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      Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Great fun, MM. I voted "Other" in the poll because the music that inspires me to dance is Michael Jackson, circa Thriller era. Just can't help it.

      Your first photo brought back memories: My mother raised three kids as a (get this!) "Go-Go Dancer"! and even worked on the TV dance show "Hullabaloo" a couple times. She moved on to electronics for more money, but I have fond memories of her making her own costumes: sewing on sequences and fringe, etc.

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      CW, You NEVER cease to amaze me with your multifaceted life! The story abour your mom as a go-go dancer is great. I agree with you. Michael Jackson is in a class by himself. I have fond memories of dancing in the Thriller era.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Mighty Mom these are terrific songs.I am going to do my next aerobic session to these songs at home.I have to keep my buttocks toned,they may be needed for upcoming stories haha.I dance on stage,no not in strip clubs lol, (once was enough for that),but for theatre.A lot of these songs I had not heard of,so if it was not for you,I would not be shaking my groove to these beauties,so thanks heaps

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Haha, Blondepoet! Glad you found some butt-shaking music. Yes, we're all eagerly awaiting your hub about sexy male hubbers (which we certainly know will inspire some backlash and one about sexy female hubbers).

      Here's another really cool dance tune. One of my faves. Enjoy!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3b5q2lryGY

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      MM

      I should recommend these two songs that have been making me shimmy...Lady Gaga and fatboyslim's praise you! :D

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      Kelly W. Patterson 8 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

      Nice selection; .I always liked Bowie for the way he helped Iggy out...P.Funk!

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      I liked Bowie for the many ways he reinvented himself -- I love his many stages (I guess a lot of performers have stages too, but his were really trendsetting). I also share your love of Iggy. I've always dug the song "Nightclubbing" and "Lust for Life" used to be one of my mantras. Now that they've purloined it for a damned cruise commercial I've cooled on the song some. Too bad. It's a fab song.

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      sheenarobins 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I must be real young or I'm from Neptune. L.O.L

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      muley84 7 years ago from Miami,FL

      This is fantasic! Of course I am old so I know these songs. Great hub!

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      Susan Reid 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Uh, Muley. If you are old and know these songs, doesn't that mean I am old also? I'm beginning to think maybe you ARE evil after all. LOL. Glad you like my songs. I do!

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      hglick 7 years ago from Ronkonkoma, NY

      Wow,

      MightyMom that's a great list. "Brick House" is a real powerful tune. I might add a song from my adolescent days, which always forced me onto the dance floor (and believe me I can't dance). "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones.

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      Susan Reid 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Hi hglick, Nothing like that opening riff of "Brown Stones" is there? I have spent some wild nights in my old apartment grooving to the Stones. Especially liked some of their old blues covers like "Little Red Rooster" "Round and Round" "Last Time" "All Over Now." Hey -- that could make a great hub! You wanna write it or should I? MM

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Thank you for the memories MM

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      Susan Reid 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Memories? Hey, we can still shake our groove thing, can't we? LOL!

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      B.C. Hollywood 6 years ago from Co. Meath, Ireland

      Nice selection. I've always seen dancing is a scary persuit, probably because of my lack of ability at it. Have you heard the expression, "The dancefloor is like the light in the Poltergeist movies... don't go into the light." ? I'm a firm believer in it ;) .

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      Susan Reid 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Ha ha Barraoc! I have not heard that anology used for dancing. But with a disco mirror ball I can definitely see your point!! Thanks for visiting and commenting. MM

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