Shall We Dance? Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Shall we try another game? I hope there are enough choices in this category to make a game of it. I know we may repeat some songs, but that's okay too!

    Any songs with a reference to dancing or types of dance in the title or lyrics.
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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Shall We Dance" from The King and I. A 1956 musical based on the book "Anna and the King of Siam".

    "The Varsity Drag" A dance/song introduced in the play "Good News" in 1927.

    "Charleston" A song written in 1923 to accompany the Charleston Dance.
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    HI, GB

    Good idea. I will do my bestus to post a little more often.

    Just finished reading the biography of Hermes Pan. Hermes was a choreographer
    during the golden age of movies. He worked mostly with Fred Astaire. When he was
    teaching the stars, he danced Fred's part with Ginger; then Ginger's part with Fred.

    Although he didn't like to be in the movies himself, you can see him dancing with
    Betty Grable on Youtube. He had the same build as Fred kawinkydentally.

    At least two of the Fred-Ginger films introduced new dances. The carioca and the
    continental. Don't know if anybody ever danced them outside of the movies though.

    Probably the oldest song in this post is "After the Ball". It was written in the 1890s
    and sold million of copies of sheet music. It was often inserted into the musical
    "Showboat". I had a record of Showboat made in the 1950s that included "After
    the Ball". As I recall, it's also in the 1950s film version.

    Here's a clip from an old Andrew Sisters movie. "Her Lucky Night" made during
    or just after WWII. (Never met the sisters, but I drove by Patty's house in the
    San Fernando Valley.) Patty died just last year. Song is titled "Dance with
    the Dolly with the Hole in her Stocking". I remember it was on the jukebox
    in my dad's cafe.

    Rock




    Oh yeah, you can edit or delete a thread title. Maybe you click on the title itself to get
    started. Can't remember. Ha Ha! Don't remember much these days.
  4. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    'The Stroll' by The Diamonds


  5. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Let's Dance by David Bowie
    Under the moonlight the serious moonlight
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  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi all!

    Oh my, I think I'm gonna like this thread!!!!!!

    BLAME IT ON THE BOSSA NOVA, Eydie Gorme, 1963



    THE TWIST, Chubby Checker, 1960



    A "newer" song: LET'S DANCE, David Bowie, 1983



    I must not forget -- DANCIN' IN THE DARK, Bruce Springsteen, 1984



    I'll be back! Great thread.

    Diane
  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    HEY SOUL!!!!

    LET's Dance! :) I love that song!

    Diane :D
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  8. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Wiggles her hips and kicks of her red shoes :p

    The stage is all yours Diane :D

    Oh and your twist song reminded me of Chubby Checker 1961



    AND Dancing on the ceiling, these sure are songs to bring the energy up!



    And for more 80's hair OH MY.... :p
    You spin me right round
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  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I'm back already. 'Cause I thought of another one! Or maybe two! LOL

    A slower pace, SOUL. :)

    THE TENNESSEE WALTZ, Patti Page, 1950




    And a faster pace:

    THE BEER BARREL POLKA, various artists, composed in 1927



    Anybody know how to polka???? I used to (I have Polish origins). :)

    Happy singing, dancing, humming, etc.

    I'm enjoying this thread!!!

    Diane :p
  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    One more from the '80's:

    THE SAFETY DANCE, Men Without Hats, 1983



    I'm enjoying all the music posted on this thread!

    And GB, I forgot to mention that SHALL WE DANCE is one of my all-time faves. I have the DVD with Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. So here's the video, I can play it over and over and over ................ :)

    SHALL WE DANCE, from The King and I (Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr), 1956



    Just singing and humming ....

    Diane :)
  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    How about the '70s, and ABBA?? :D

    DANCING QUEEN, ABBA, 1976



    I'm being a jukebox again, all kinds of music running through my head!! LOL


    I [​IMG] MUSIC! :)

    Diane
  12. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    I think Rock knows the Polka if I remember correctly...

    Which reminds me of a dutch in which it is song that the polka is no longer in fashion :p
  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Hey, these songs are super great. I had "Shall We Dance, bom,bom,bom" playing in my head all night. I love the King and I music.

    I'll be back later to post some more. Got to go eat now. Keep swingin'. GB
  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    That's a very cute video Jooysoy. Welcome to the board. I hope you'll come back and post some more, and join in the games or chat. GB
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Ah, yes. The stroll. I remember that from my teen years, Hanging in there. Except we
    didn't do it as a separate dance. Just sorta stuck it into any old rock and roll number.

    Was on Youtube. Found Fred and Ginger doing another dance. The piccolino by
    Irving Berlin.

    Found some dance titles in a book on movie musicals.
    The Kiss Polka.
    The Wishing Waltz.
    The Princess Waltz.
    The Shadow Waltz.

    All by the same composer: Harry Warren. For more on Harry see Wikipedia or
    my post regarding titles with numbers in them.

    Rock.
  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, How about "The Missouri Waltz", "The Merry Widow Waltz" "The Skater's Waltz, "The Vienna Waltz" and "Waltz of the Flowers".

    Then there is: "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B", "Dance, Ballerina Dance", "I Won't Dance", "Flashdance, What a Feeling", "Mexican Hat Dance", "Blue Tango", and "It Only Happens When I Dance With You".
  17. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all!

    This song just popped into my head this morning, when I was talking to hubby. All of a sudden I started singing: "You know I can't dance, you know I can't dance....", in response to one of his comments! LOL LOL LOL

    So, here's the video (no, not of me!):

    Leo Sayer, Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance), 1974



    Diane, tapping my toes, maybe dancin' a bit too! LOL


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  18. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    The Blue Danube Waltz. I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady.
    I Won't Dance from the movie Roberta.

    And lots of polkas. The Beer Barrel Polka which Diane already posted. Also,
    the Clarinet Polka, Pennsylvania Polka, Too Fat Polka and the Springtime Polka.

    Then there's the Champagne Polka. Lawrence Welk liked that one. And
    finally we have the South Dakota Polka. The strange thing is, Lawrence
    Welk was born in North Dakota.

    Keep Dancing, Folks
    Rock