Let’s (not) talk about sex – aka – The 7:00pm dance party

February 20, 2008 at 6:30 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This post is dedicated to Young MC – sorry I can’t play you for my kids…

There is no better way of ensuring a good night’s sleep for the kids than some serious move-bustin’ right before bed. Ben Franklin said, “…in this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” I would like to add ‘kids dancing’ to that list. They love it and they’ll do it almost on demand.

But, speaking of bustin’ a move, how many songs are there that are great but just a little too racy?

Theatre gets dark just to start the show, then you spot a fine woman sittin’ in your row.
She’s dressed in yellow, she says hello, come sit next to me ya fine fellow.
You run over there without a second to lose, and what comes next,hey, bust a move…

Here’s a short list of songs kids would love but that…you just don’t want to be answering the questions until they’re 15 (or 16…or 23…)

  • Bust a Move – Young MC
  • I’m Too Sexy for My Shirt – Right Said Fred
  • Let’s Talk About Sex – Salt and Peppa
  • A whole bunch of Barry White tunes
  • Let’s Get Physical – Olivia Newton John
  • Love Shack – B-52’s
  • Vous le Vous Couche Avec Moi ce Soir…although this one at least introduces bilingualism, but I’d go with Dora the Explorer as opposed to Patty LaBelle.
Luckily, there are a few tunes that can fill in when you tak 2 Live Crew off the playlist…and that get the kids crankin’. Here’s our playlist:
  • We are Family – Sister Sledge
  • Dancing Queen – ABBA
  • Pump Up the Volume – Colourbox
  • Movin’ On Up – Primal Scream
  • Funkytown – Lipps, Inc.
  • Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order (Don’t ask, because, in spite of the title, I have no idea what this song is about. It does make a great dance tune for the kids, though. As a bonus, it is so stunningly ’80’s, it’s like synthesizer history lesson for the little ones…here’s a clip – bizarre-love-triangle.mp3)

In the end, it doesn’t matter.- put on whatever it was you danced to (be sure it’s the radio mix unless you want to supplant story time with a talk on the birds and bees) and…well, you know – bust a move.


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