Hour of POWER

You hear those first few bars and mid conversation you are UP. You NEED TO DANCE TO THAT SONG RIGHT NOW. So you’re up. On the floor. Pumping it out. Jumping despite the fact that you have no pelvic floor muscles anymore and you are basically wetting your pants. Oh wait, that’s just me.

B14 B15

We have a band booked for the soiree Saturday evening – what for the sophisticated muzak when guests arrive and through dinner. Sure, they will be some dancing post dinner but once that bands stops at 11pm I have on my hands what I’m calling the HOUR OF POWER. Which is my iPod loaded with an hour full of tunes that will ensure that EVERYBODY is on that dance floor.

Now I just need to work out WHAT those tunes are. Hit me up people, with your number 1 dance floor song. Please just don’t say “Celebrate good times” because then we can’t be friends. Or Loveshack. I was thinking of opening with “Get Lucky” but that’s because it’s MY iPod. Not sure the farmers will agree though? Although that said, Mrs Woog is coming to the ball and I’m not sure what the farmers are going to think of her. Fullstop.

So. Go! Think about that song and hit up a sister would ya?

Shots taken from the ball post last year. I do believe the song in shot two was “Moves like Jagger” Except that’s not Jagger, that’s the butcher.


  1. GourmetGirlfriend says

    Kings of convenience – i’d rather dance with you

  2. Em Rathbone says

    “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You” by Black Kids, awesome tune always gets me out of my seat!

  3. MotherDownUnder says

    My go to is Hot n Fun by NERD. Pharrell is my number two celebrity crush…number one is Dave Grohl.
    I don’t know if Hot n Fun is farmer friendly though?
    How about Callin’ Baton Rouge…a little Garth never hurt anyone!

  4. MotherDownUnder says

    Oh and PS can you please publish this playlist later? I bet it will be awesome.

  5. Mookie FitzGerald says

    Pull up to the bumper …… Grace Jones

  6. Gary Moore – Walking By Myself. My non-dancing husband has been known to loosen shirt buttons to that track!

  7. I am assuming the guests are a mix of ages, although safe to say anywhere from ages 32 to 62 with a couple of super groovy granny’s will be busting out…..hmmm…. so thinking of the general masses here although I may or may not be known for busting out as well πŸ˜‰

    – couples: Swing the mood (that jive bunny mix…daggy but you watch those mofo’s go!)…General public dancing with the stars at its best!
    – randoms: wake me up before you go go/take on me/c’mon Eileen/ girls on film/footloose/ karma chameleon…man, I am stuck in the 80’s….oooh sorry but Billy Jean always gets me going and the later the evening the funnier it is. I will survive….oooh it’s raining men!!
    Jump van halen was a hit at our wedding lol.
    – so onto the 90’s En vogue – my loving &/or free your mind, Vogue, oooh Dee lite – Groove is in the heart, no doubt – keep on dancing.
    – can never go wrong with a little beyonce!! Want to see the community go gangham hahahaha?!! I do love moves like jagger.
    – audience participation: nutbush/ymca (‘village people’ that you all are lol….oooh in the Navy)/bus stop….a conga line if you really want to get jiggy with it haha. Zorbas dance is fun and HILarious when the masses are pissed. Guess it just depends on which angle you want the party to go hahaha!

    Close the night down with New York New York….everyone will leave on a high and ruling the world!!

    Music is always a big part of my dinner parties and entertaining, and it varies depending on the occassion.

    Can’t wait for your debrief post!!
    Kim B x

  8. ooh lady marmalade! Oh my gosh for a simple question, there is just so many ways to go!! Hot Stuff – Donna Summers. Blame it on the Boogie. Time Warp. Ice Ice baby hahaha, still know every.single.word to that!! Oooh, can’t go wrong with some Queen. Abba?! Oh gosh, what about Knock on Wood!! OK, I could be here all night….have fun putting it all together!!

  9. Katrina and the waves Walking on Sunshine! Gets me up on the dance floor every time πŸ˜€

  10. now let’s see, by 11pm one should surely have a few bevvies on board, yes?… ok then, Violent Femmes – Blister in the sun for sure. If I’m still feeling civilised, then maybe Lonely Boy – The Black Keys : or : A-Punk – Vampire Weekend : currently on the playlist. x

  11. Marita Pascoe says

    Come on Eileen, Le Freak,
    We are family, Brown eyed girl, Sweet Caroline, Can’t get you out of my head. Does it every time.

  12. Groove is the Heart, Deelite. Winner every time.

  13. Dancing Queen – Abba
    I’ve Had the Time of My Life – Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
    Stayin’ Alive – BeeGees
    All The Single Ladies – Beyonce
    Romeo & Juliet – Dire Straits
    I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
    Like a Prayer – Madonna
    Body Movin’ – Beastie Boys
    Lovely Day – Bill Withers
    We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
    Lights & Music – Cut Copy
    Everywhere OR Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
    We Built This City – Journey
    Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
    All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
    Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
    Go West – Pet Shop Boys
    Do Ya Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart
    It’s Tricky – Run DMC
    Take Your Mama Out – Scissor Sisters
    We Are Family – Sister Sledge
    Can I Kick It – Tribe Called Quest
    I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston

    Sorry I went a little overboard. My husband used to DJ weddings and his tip for young and old: you can’t go wrong with disco.

  14. Footloose. Every time.

  15. Reannon Hope says

    Blur- song 2
    Elton John- Benny & the jets
    Violent Femmes- blister in the sun or add it up
    Sir Mix A Lot- I like big butts
    Run DMC vs Jason Nevins- It’s tricky
    Beastie Boys- Fight For Your Right

  16. EEE! Margot you are so spot on!
    Being an 80’s teenager I also have to say “Push it” by Salt n’ Pepa and small one sadly is addicted to “Gangman Style”. I know, I’ve failed as a parent.

  17. mad26anne says

    You just gotta have Nut Bush City Limits with Tina Turner, Beatles medley, Jets and don’t forget a bit of Status Quo. Enjoy the night sounds like it will be fun fun fun fun oooooo. Yeah and a bit of beach boys:)

  18. Heather Ross says

    Bust a move! Push it – salt n pepa. It is not old, but love that Barbara Streisand song. Oh yer!

  19. Heather Ross says

    Oh and venus by bananarama. Love that!

  20. OK these would make me get up and shake my booty
    – Settle Down: No Doubt
    – Love on Top: Beyonce
    – Blurred Lines: Robin Thicke
    – Don’t Cha: Pussycat Dolls
    – Hot in Herre: Nelly
    – Push It: S&P
    – Can’t Hold Us: Macklemore
    – Locked out of Heaven: Bruno Mars
    – Rump Shaker: Wreckx-N-Effect
    – Because I Got it Like That: Jungle Brothers
    – Otis: Jay Z & Kanye
    – Everyone Nose: NERD


  21. Oh boy – what fun!
    Soul to Soul – Back to Life
    Bee Gees!
    Pet Shop Boys – Go West (etc)
    Grace Jones – Pull Up to The Bumper
    Bryan Ferry – Let’s Stick Together
    Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music

    And more recently:
    Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven
    Usher – DJ Got Us Falling in Love Again
    Ce Lo Green – Forget(!) You
    Black Eyed Peas – I Got A Feeling
    Good Charlotte – I Don’t Want to Be in Love
    Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire
    Cheesy but ex bf was in a covers band and Time Warp (groan) got the punters going every time. πŸ˜‰

  22. oops

  23. I love anything by Tinee Tempah for a good beat, but I’m not sure the farmers would like that πŸ˜‰ A bit of Justin Timberlake would get the ladies on the floor!

  24. Sarah Watkins says

    Signed, sealed, delivered – Stevie Wonder or Superstitious – Stevie Wonder???

  25. Melanie Ann Tarr says
  26. Lisa Mckenzie says

    I am older than you but a good one is ” Give me head” my best friend who looks like a goodie goodie always squeals and dances to that one and sings too,my children were shocked first time they saw her.I don’t think you can go past a bit of Dashboard light by Meatloaf and some Whip it ,by Devo whip it good.Coyote Ugly music is good too what about that song where they sing and dance on the bar I think Mrs Woog will have a ball at the ball and I hope you do too.BTW I think anyone who has had children their pelvic floor aint what it used to be!

  27. elisha hayes says

    Im a bit of a ballader myself and love belting out a tune at the end of a rocking night. Though Lady gaga – poker face and Beyonce – all the single ladies will always get me up dancing any time..

    As for the ballads…If u need a sing along..There are waaaaaay to many..but some of my favs..
    Weezer, Buddy Holly, actually any songs of weezer
    Creedence – Have u ever seen the rain
    Mamas and Papas – All the leaves are brown..
    The Kinks – Lola and all the other songs..
    Cold Chisel – Flame Trees

    Toto – Rains in Africa…
    I want to have a party now!!!!!

Speak Your Mind