Ballroom at the 80s

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Joe, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Ithink

    Ithink Active Member

    I believe Piano Man is very much a 70s song though:( A nice one but definitely from the 70s...
  2. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Ack! You're right. Piano Man was '73 and She's Always a Woman was '77.

    *snaps fingers* Darn.
  3. DrDoug

    DrDoug Active Member

    I believe that was Simple Minds.
  4. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Ack! You're right. I think my brain was already on to the next song.
  5. SyrU_dancer

    SyrU_dancer New Member

    kenny loggins - footloose theme - jive/lindy
    frankie goes to hollywood - hustle
    oo you could cha cha to the Beverly hills cop theme! +5 for authentic eddie murphy crazy outfit!
  6. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Possibly. :)
  7. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    I see the list is very heavy on Latin. Any more Standard dances? There's a Billy Joel song that makes a nice Foxtrot...um, "Leave A Tender Moment Alone?"
  8. suburbaknght

    suburbaknght Well-Known Member

    We're talking Billy Joel?

    "Christie Lee," makes an awesome (though fast!) swing.

    "Shameless," is technically a foxtrot though it never had the right feel for me, but then again I like my foxes to have more of a brassy sound.

    "Everybody Has a Dream," works for waltz.
  9. Angelo

    Angelo New Member


    Could you quickstep to "I want candy" by Bow wow wow?
  10. Ithink

    Ithink Active Member

    Taco's Puttin' on the Ritz is a slow q-step.

    Aerosmith" Janie's Got a Gun - foxtrot

    U2's With or Without You - foxtrot

    Hello Again - cha cha or tango (but more cha cha:()

    Waltz is gonna be tough - not much written in 3/4 time in the 80s, the age of the synthesizer...
  11. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Oooh, if you can bend your brain to make With or Without You a foxtrot, then you could also consider "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" a foxtrot, too. I like this idea.

    (Still Haven't Found is DH's and my song... Happy thoughts...)
  12. Ithink

    Ithink Active Member

    I think timing wise, yes you could dance Ft to it, but there is a lot of percussive guitar there (a U2 trademark) which kinda prevents my brain from bending that far:) Foxtrot, at the very least, has to be smooth...
  13. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    What about some music by Van Morrison? He's usually good for the occasional foxtrot.
  14. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    You know, I never specifically noticed the percussive guitar before. How 'bout that. Meh. Wouldn't phase me, but that's probably b/c of my attachment to the song. (Or b/c I've been too heavily influenced by AT, and will dance what I want to dance, to what I want to dance it to. Percussive guitar be damned! :) )
  15. marktheshark

    marktheshark New Member

    Isn't that a cha-cha?

    Btw:

    Alphaville - Big in Japan (Samba)
    Fine Young Cannibals - Good thing (Jive)
    Elton John & KD Lang - Teardrops (Jive)
    Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine - Conga (Samba/Mambo)
  16. Ithink

    Ithink Active Member

    You forget that I am also a westie and have been very much exposed to "I will dance WCS to whatever song is playing, character of the music be damned";). But when it comes to foxtrot, all I know is that it has to be smooth and lyrical and/or smooth and jazzy.

    I do love the song you speak of though. I love many songs by U2!
  17. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    If you're doing 80's classics, you absolutely MUST include "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles (hustle). How can you not, with the MTV link and all that?
  18. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    Ditto. I *love* "One", however I am much more partial to the version with MJB (a nice rumba)...I suppose that would be cheating as it was only released last year.

    I actually had this thought while trying to come up with 80's music. What do we call the particular decade we're in right now? I mean, in 2011, we can say it's the teens, in the 20's, obviously the 20's, etc...
  19. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Hmm....must think on this.

    However, you can tango to The Proclaimers' "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles"
  20. hamstersphere

    hamstersphere New Member

    My sad little contribution :) :
    XTC - 1000 Umbrellas - VW

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