Thursday, September 9, 2010

What's Your Favourite Last Dance song?

Dance lesson?
Yesterday a very dear friend of mine mentioned on her Face Book wall that she just heard "Hey Jude" on the radio. It brought her back to her high school dances when it was an opportunity to have a long slow dance with someone she waited for all night. Or, in some cases, a nightmare if she wasn't quick enough to avoid the "stalker"

Within minutes there were over twenty comments from friends giving their favourite (or most memorable) last dance song.  Not surprisingly, "Stairway to Heaven" was the most cited.

Being of a certain age, my memories of last dance songs cover a range of styles. The last dance was not only the "make-out" rehearsal for what was hopefully to come, but a cool down period to allow your heart rate to lower to it's normal range.

My "dance hall days" covered four decades. I danced at the Old Moncton Arena, The Assumption Centre, St. Pat's Community Centre , CKCW's Top Ten Plus TV show and many, many discos and clubs in Toronto and Montreal. But my favourite was dancing after our shows at The Red Mill Theatre in Hamilton.  It was the height of Disco and the pinnacle of youth.

Here are 5 of my favourite songs that I fondly remember grinding and groping to.

1. Mr. Lonely - Bobby Vinton
2. Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
3. How Deep is Your Love - The Bee Gees
4. La Vie En Rose - Grace Jones
5. That's the Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson

The list could go on and on.
What are your favourites and where did you dance to them?

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