Playlist: I Wanna Dance

by Maddie Farr ’18

I firmly believe that there is a sort of feeling that is not associated with any external factors but makes one want to dance. This is a playlist dedicated to that feeling.

1. All I Want – Joni Mitchell

I included this song on my last playlist too but it’s only because it’s perfect. I mean, listen to the lyric “Alive, alive, I wanna to get up and jive / wanna wreck my stockings in some juke box dive.” It gives me shivers.

2. Dancing in the Public Eye – Frankie Cosmos

I love that this song can be so quiet and yet so ecstatic. It captures why people even leave their rooms at all.

3. Be A Body – Grimes

I remember first reading about Visions on Rookie Mag, where this song was described as “party-ready, especially if all your friends like Grimes, and then you’re all singing the ‘ooh oohs’ in unison, which sounds like my idea of a really good time.”

4. Dancing on my Own – Robyn

SUCH A POWER SONG. A lot of my teenage-bedroom-dancing-montages were definitely set to Robyn.

5. Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen

Literally just watch this video for young Courtney Cox, if nothing else.

6. Sugarhigh – Coyote Shivers

This is just the best song. I have no other description. Also, if you haven’t already, go watch Empire Records.

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