I’ve actually been trying to write a mental ‘best dirty-dancing songs’ list for a while now. However, the bar I set myself for this list was perhaps too high – I was trying to construct my list with only the ‘timeless’ bump ‘n’ grind songs. ‘There’s such a thing?’ I hear you ask. Yes, there is. See, when I was in High School, Ice Cube’s – You can Do It was the ultimate ‘rush to the dance floor to back dat ass up’ song.’ But people don’t really feel that song the same way anymore. I’m talking about that ‘you’ve been lining up for the bathroom for 20 minutes, but when that song comes on you lose your place in line just so you can go get nasty on the dancefloor’ pulling factor. It’s tough criteria to live up to, so I figured, who cares, let’s just celebrate our favourite dirty dancing songs, just because. Because it’s Monday, because they’re fun, because the lyrics are always lol worthy, because the boss won’t mind if you begin humping the desk just a lil bit, and because they bring back so many beautiful memories….riiiiight? Also, I opened it up to twitter last night and have included a lot of the suggestions. Oh, and while there were many excellent dirty slow-jam suggestions, e.g Jodeci & Usher springs to mind, not all of those you necessarily really dance to, so, another post perhaps.
Let’s begin with the GOAT dirty dancing song. This is the only song that truly lives up to my lofty criteria, tis a true classic : Ginuwine – Pony:
Key lyrics: ‘if you’re horny, let’s do it, ride it, my pony, my saddle’s waiting, come and jump on it.’
Rihanna – Rude Boy: The song is dirty, but the video took it through the roof. I think Rude Boy’s effect on dance floors is the closest I’ve seen come to Ginuwine’s Pony, but only time will truly tell. All I know is every female tries in some way to emulate Riri’s moves when the song drops.
Key lyrics: ‘Come here rude boy, boy can you get it up? Come here rude boy, boy is you big enough?’
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