30 Days of Music, Day 9: a song that you can dance to
Reel 2 Reel - I Like To Move It
If this doesn’t make at least one part of your body dance, you are made out of stone. One of the best entrances in a film ever is King Julian’s in Madagascar, because he swings on singing this song. I love his version (Sasha Baron Cohen’s, really, but you know what I mean) but the original is my favourite. Either way, dancey songs about dancing are the most danceable of all :D
30 Days of Music, Day 8: a song that you know all the words to
The Beatles - Get Back
There are a lot of songs I know all the words to, so I picked the first one I ever learned all the words to. I was two or three years old, my mum was a massive Paul McCartney fangirl from the age of thirteen to the day she died (loyal fannishness runs in my family), and I’d heard this song so many times I could sing along with Mum when she had her Beatles tapes on. It is, by the way, a pretty excellent song to sing along to in the shower. I’m not comfortable now with the transphobic lyrics about Loretta — Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman // But she was another man either means that Loretta was a trans man (discovered his gender after soul-searching and realisations from outside himself) and therefore it is transphobic to call him she; or Loretta was a trans woman, in which case it’s MASSIVELY transphobic to say she’s a man and just thinks she’s a woman. Either way, I don’t like those lines, but I still love the song. Because the riff rocks.