Friday, November 1, 2019

Battle of the Bands: What Gets You on Your Feet?

Where are my images, Blogger? Anyone else having this issue this morning? I don't know, but I have to hit the road, so this is the generic header...use your imagination...wait, not THAT much.

A big thanks to FAE (faraway eyes) for the original creative spark that started what would become the Battle of the Bands and to STEPHEN T. McCARTHY for hosting and keeping us on track. The Battle gets posted on the 1st of each month and results appear magically six days later, SOME TIME (God willing) on the 7th. Cast your vote in the comments below to tell me which tune is your favorite and why. If it's absolutely necessary, I add my own incoherent vote to break any ties and announce the winner...and you get to see how your vote stacked up against the wonderful peeps of the IoT.

Today, I'm challenging you all to 
answer this musical question: 
What song gets you on your feet and dancing? 

Considering the average age of my peeps (I didn't say it was good or bad, young or old, you can do that math on your own know who you are...and for how LONG you've been that person), I'm pulling songs from several decades. 

In my younger days, there were always those tunes that you OWNED. You know that gig...swaying to some nondescript pop sound when the new song hear the first few bars and you can't help but announce, "THAT'S MY SONG!" as you drag your nearest and dearest friend to the dance floor.

Been there. Done that. Wash and repeat ad infinitum. 

Let's battle...and I'll try to tone down the disco leanings.

"Rock Steady"

"Get This Party Started"

"Hey Ya!"

There's no possible way to cover all the great dance tunes and I've tried to shy away from obvious favorites. If you don't see yours here (likely), tell me about it in the comments below - but, vote for your favorite among the top three listed! 

Then visit these fine bloggers - there's a battle on every corner. 

Travel time for Cherdo! Say a prayer for good weather and smooth, driving. My thanks, in advance. 😊😊😊


  1. I have also owned so many. A real music tramp who can't even remember all their names. LOL. This morning I was waking myself with Jump Around by House of Pain. It's a lively song. :)

  2. This is really hard, because I like all three. I especially like the video that goes with "Hey Ya" (and Outkast is from Atlanta) and I just like P!nk. Musically, though, The Whispers and "Rock Steady" has that Eighties thing going on, and I liked that one best, so they get the vote.

  3. Not much of a dancer here, but I do like some music with a danceable beat and all of these qualify.

    For me the most fun and interesting song is the one by Outkast. Give my vote to "Hey Ya".

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  4. Well, I love to dance (it's my word of the year this year) and all of them get me up and moving but I have to go with "Rock Steady" because it is the only one of the three that my husband would dance with me to. I like that memory the best!

    Janet’s Smiles

  5. This is a tough one because I like all three! So I'm going to have to go with the one that is most nostalgic for me and that is Rock Steady! Fun Battle!

    Battle of the Morrisons - Jim vs Van


    No dancer am I. (Except on very rare occasions in very rare years when I am alone and the blinds are all closed... and I've had a bit too much to drink.)

    Back in my youth, going to nightclubs, the only song that could be counted on to get me on my feet and on the dance floor was 'FOOTLOOSE' by Kenny Loggins. I had actually deluded myself into thinking that I really *COULD* dance well to that song.

    None of these 3 songs would ever get me on my feet. But I could say the same about 99.9% of songs in recorded history.

    My thought about Pink was: How many decades and how many times can this same thing be repackaged and resold as something new?

    Outkast was actually better'n I expected them to be. In this video, I would describe them as: Steve Urkel meets The Bay City Rollers. And I *guess* there's a place for that in this world.

    But please deposit my bote in THE WHISPERS' bank account. (Why did they call themselves "The Whispers" rather than "The Singers". They were singing, not whispering, weren't they?)

    ~ D-FensDogG

  7. THE WHISPERS and "Rock Steady" wins with Pink a close 2nd.

  8. What gets my feet moving? Depends on my mood, lol. There are so many choices. But, the first one that comes to mind is Bee Gees; You Should Be Dancing, Yeah!!

    Love love love move me music, in any genre. The Whispers, what a cool band, cool song. Disco was one of my very first favorite genre's. Always really been a rocker, and once I discover Metal music, I was gone forever. Will there ever be another AC/DC? Led Zepplin? Black Sabbath?

    Still consider myself musically eclectic.

    OMG, I love Pink. I don't know WHAT I expected her to look like, but isn't she adorable. If I still collected CD's (or did not just listen randomly to u-Tube) I would definitely have all her albums.

    Outkast is pretty funky, but if it was a battle just between Outkast and Whispers, it would be Whispers. But you added Pink, and she totally adds her own style to the old disco song, making it Rock!. Give Pink my vote :)

    I did not post so don't worry about visiting. I was just in the mood for music tonight. Have a great weekend Cherdo.

  9. I wasn't a huge fan of Disco, but some flat out rock and roll, like Rod Stewart's Hot Legs, or the Beatles Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Bad Boy etc. are on my Get 'Er Done playlist. Here's the link ►, if you're interested.

    Of these three, I like Pink the most. Please give my vote to her. Have a good trip!

  10. Whispers, in that bunch. When I was much younger, Come On Eileen was pretty effective with me.

  11. You have some good ones there^, but as soon as I read the question ("What Gets You on Your Feet?") I thought of DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC, the original Lovin Spoonful version from 1965. Yeah!

  12. As much as I love P!nk and Outkast, my vote goes to the Whispers. Rock Steady is such a classic and I loved it when I was a little girl!

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  13. Cherdo, darlin'! I'm here at last to sample your battle mewsic contenders. Other than bee-boppin' around the house or occasionally down the grocery store aisle I haven't been on a 'dance floor' since my school days when dinosaurs roam the football field. Grandfunk Railroad 'Locomtion' always got me to boogieing but there were a good deal of those 70s and early 80s hit songs that inspired my body to mooove to beat. I'm going to have to go with The Whispers in this showdown. The song and the artist is 10x better than the other two, in my humble opinion. Have a bandtastic day, dearie!

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  14. Oh, Pink all the way for me. It's fun and I can boogie to it. I didn't care for the first one at all and the last one with Andre was fun but Pink is the one for me. I can dance to The Cure, Elvis, Depeche Mode, The B-52's, etc...

    1. oh is moi, Birgit. I don't know what happened but it is me. I am not sure why my name is not showing up

  15. Thank you, everyone! This is a whirlwind kinda follow up.


Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo