Monday, August 5, 2013

Dancing With Myself

Last night was a joy.

And yet I didn't go out or have friends over.

I was home. Alone.

After dinner I started flipping through the new issue of SHAPE. There was a snippet asking Twitter users what their favorite "sweat-it-out" anthems were. Someone listed "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and I immediately decided I needed to hear the song because, well, it's AWESOME! My balloon deflated a little when I was searching through my songs and I realized I didn't have it. How could this be?  Of course I immediately downloaded it.
If you do it while wearing something twirly - even better.

While waiting I decided that doing the dishes and dancing around the house to the Footloose soundtrack, with a glass of wine of course, was the best way to utilize my time. And then came Whitney. And Tina. And Pat. And Joan. It was my own personal 80s party.

I know we all do it. Guys, you can admit it too. We dance, or rock out, around the house while cleaning or killing time before a date or night out. It's one of those guilty pleasures we partake in, usually when no one else is around.

So my question is... what songs get you dancing with yourself?

"When there’s no-one else in sight
In the crowded lonely night
Well I wait so long
For my love vibration
And I’m dancing with myself.”

- Billy Idol


  1. I dance in the kitchen all the time. It's the only way I can coerce myself to clean the kitchen. Late night drinking, it's Michael Jackson (or other 80's guilty pleasures), pre-dinner, it's oldies, breakfast, it's jazz or blues. 

  2. Gosh I LOVE being alone with wine and music like that. I like to pretend I can sing. And that I'm Lady Gaga.

  3. AccordingtoJewelsMarch 5, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    N*E*R*D "She Wants to Move" makes me dance like crazy every single time. Outkast "Hey Ya" is another good one. I dare you to listen to MC Hammer "Can't Touch This" without physically cannot be done! Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock "It Takes Two" is another great one. 
    My thing is half naked (bra and panties) dance parties all alone while I get ready for going out. Yeah...I dance like a crazy person. 

  4. Billy Idol is an excellent choice...and it inspires me to try my best lip curl/fist pump while dancing it up. It's harder than it sounds. I usually go with inappropriate rap to get amped for a night me good ideas of things to do later in the night. 

  5. Yes! I forgot to add Billy Idol to my playlist.

  6. Hell yes to MC Hammer and “It Takes Two”! I’ll have to download N*E*R*D

  7. I’m all about the oldies pre-dinner as well. Actually, any time. I should get into jazz. MJ is a MUST. At anytime.