But tonight, I like to believe the British Royals and their closest friends (along with most of British society) will let loose in a crazy celebratory dance party.
Here are 5 one-hit wonder songs that are guaranteed to get the crowd moving. They’re classics. Or not. But they’re worth celebrating even if you didn’t wake up early to watch the festivities or secure a ticket to the wedding of the year.
Start dancing now.
Perhaps the greatest disco anthem after “Staying Alive” by The Bee Gees, “The Hustle” by Van McCoy always moves a crowd to dance, dance, dance. Van McCoy never reached the Top 40 again, but this disco classic lives on. Plus, wouldn’t it be cool to see the Royal Mum or even the Queen of England dance the Hustle?
I’m choosing “Jump Around” for a few reasons. The horn riff at the start of the song sounds very, well, royal. As if the horns announce the union of Prince William and Princess Kate to the world. And then all of the revelers and observers start to jump around in mass adoration. Ok, that would make a great scene but won’t happen. What will happen is that this song will help dancers raise ‘da roof off Buckingham Palace or the pub where the greater UK celebrates this royal occasion.
Does Prince William know how to break dance? Can Princess Kate dance “The Robot.” Drop “It Takes Two” on the turntable and the world may just find out. This hip-hop one-hit wonder features a fab duo in Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock and is also one of the greatest one-hit wonders ever. Play it loud and sing along, folks.
Let’s get a little British influence in the mix here. The Wiseguys were a Brit band who dropped the brilliant “Start the Commotion” on the world’s ears thanks not to radio or iTunes, but a very memorable Mitsubishi car ad back in 2001. Is there any bigger social commotion than a Royal Wedding? I think not. But “Start the Commotion” makes any commotion better.
Bootsy Collins on bass. Towa Tei loading the samples. Lady Miss Kier on vocals. Put it together and you’ve got one of the greatest dance hits of all time. It’s a crowd favorite and guaranteed to get Kate and Willy dancing with reckless abandon. It’s also my pick to bring the house down at the end of the Royal Wedding Dance Party.
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