I got quite a shock while at computer last night, watching the Idol results show, when this appeared on my Twitter stream...
"Who are these people singing on Idol?"
Uh... excuse me? Not only should you know, you should be alternating between squealing with delight, jumping for joy, and staring reverently at the TV with a single tear streaming slowly down your face. Then you should be breaking into dance, hopping around the kitchen (ignoring stupid, never-really-very-good, mummified KC), searching for your iPod to relive that magical Band of Gold moment over and over and over again. Can I just tell you that at the tender age of 12, although I had not been abandoned emotionally and physically by a husband, I felt every ounce of angst poor Freda sang about? Being rejected and dateless at my very first Sadie Hawkins dance was just as, if not more, painful.
So, in case that previously mentioned tweet was indeed reflective of the younger generation's knowledge of all things disco (and not some sick joke), I have compiled a list of the absolute best of the best for your dancing, singing and general boogying pleasure. No need to thank me. Just get up on your feet, people!
More Than a Woman
Shake Your Body Down to the Ground
She's A Bad Mama Jama
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
Shake Your Groove Thing
And, one more thing about this week's show... I have to say that I know the judges are all into 'making it your own' and the contestants are obviously embroiled in a fierce game of one-upsmanship when it comes to song (re)arrangement, but when you take the danceability out of disco, you remove its soul.