But this week's Ten on Tuesday wants us to think about dancing, or more specifically:
10 Songs That Make You Want to Dance
So here they are, in no particular order.
1. The Waltz from Eugene Onegin - whenever I hear this, I am literally swept away in my head to a ballroom, where everyone is wearing beautiful gowns, and there are crystal chandeliers - well, you get the idea. If I could go back in time for a day and experience it, I think it would be wonderful. (Though I would likely be a kitchen maid or something, so never mind.)
2. Any polka. Now, folk dancing, I can do. And growing up with an uncle from Poland, who was from a large family, where there were many weddings, I can say that my polka skills are extremely well developed.
3. Dancing Queen, by Abba - this is largely because my older sister Nancy jumps up when she hears this being played, and you MUST join her and learn the specific movements that she does, and it is ridiculous but also just so much fun! This is a family tradition now.
4. Twist and Shout, by the Beatles - because, a) it's the Beatles, and b) it encourages movement with abandon, while also being very sing-a-long-able.
5. September, by Earth, Wind & Fire - this song just gets me, and makes me want to do anything but just sit and listen to it.
6. Ain't That a Kick in the Head - I can't explain this, but whenever I hear it, I wish I was dancing, no matter who is singing it.
7. YMCA, by the Village People - this goes against everything I believe, because oh my God the Village People??? but I have been to enough weddings that now when I hear it, I am inclined to want to act it out, as one does at wedding receptions.
8. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, by Cyndi Lauper - it's catchy, I can't help it!
9. All I Want for Christmas Is You, by Mariah Carey - again, catchy, and I find myself dancing around if I hear it as Christmastime. Sigh.
10. Stop in the Name of Love, by the Supremes - this one is fun.
Basically, any song/music that you can dance around to on your own, or with a group - The Tim is not a big dancer (it's like he's Amish or something) - seems to appeal to me. And I love the classics, and Motown, and a million others. None of these songs on my list are recent, which is a) because I'm old, and b) because I don't necessarily know the names and/or artists of more current songs that appeal to me.
But I just dance around on my own anyway, so what do I care??