FATBOY SLIM | Right Here, Right Now
SEBASTIAN | Embody
MARINA & THE DIAMONDS | Primadonna
THE GOSSIP | Standing in the Way of Control
PHANTOGRAM | Don’t Move
CAPRA | Low Day
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB | Cigarettes in the Theatre
CRYSTAL CASTLES | Not in Love (ft. Robert Smith)
THE LIKE | He’s Not A Boy
YEAH YEAH YEAHS | Heads Will Roll
BEASTIE BOYS | Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix)
ROONEY | When Did Your Heart Go Missing
BURNING HOTELS | Stuck in the Middle
THE WOMBATS | Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)
JUNIOR SENIOR | Move Your Feet
MODJO | Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
CHRIS BROWN | Turn Up The Music
ELLIE GOULDING | Lights (Bassnectar Remix)
PASSION PIT | The Reeling (Bubblegum Sci Fi Remix)
FATBOY SLIM | Rockafeller Skank
AMY WINEHOUSE | Valerie (ft. Mark Ronson)
RATATAT | Nostrand
ANNIE | Heartbeat
ERIC PRYDZ | Call On Me
CHRIS BROWN | Beautiful People
A bit ago I posted my sad story on how I truly cannot dance, and was encouraged by the abundance of “you’ll get the hang of it” comments. I believe you, so I’ve been practicing.
I found that there are many ways to truly master the art that is dancing, but not enough ways to get through specific types. For example, I don’t know how to even approach the Salsa or Mambo or any sort of Latin dances. I’d like to learn how to dance to doo-wop and Motown (and master the Mashed Potato).
Anyway, this is the type of music that them whipper-snappers listen to today. I don’t know how to categorize this music, other than the fact that every time I listen to this music, I daydream of dancing to intricately choreographed pieces to them. And it makes me sad, because to be able to dance to intricate choreography, you need to be able to dance at all. Which is what my GOAL is for this year.
Seriously, though—show of hands, who listens to their music and doesn’t sometimes daydream that they’re up on some stage, singing it? I’ve found that by playing this music really loud (really loud) gets me motivated—plus, I can’t hear my wheezy breath or my feet stomping awkwardly on the floor or anybody else, which makes me feel like nobody can hear me.