Ballroom at the 80s

#25
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!
 

Joe

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#27
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?"
 

suburbaknght

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#28
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.
 

Ithink

Active Member
#30
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...
 

Peaches

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#31
U2's With or Without You - foxtrot
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...)
 

Ithink

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#32
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...
 

Peaches

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#34
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...
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! :) )
 

Ithink

Active Member
#36
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! :) )
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!
 

Peaches

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#37
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?
 

mamboqueen

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#38
I do love the song you speak of though. I love many songs by U2!
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...
 

Medira

New Member
#39
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?"
Hmm....must think on this.

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

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