The other day I was driving to work, and as I was stopped at a light, I happened to glance in my rear-view mirror and noticed that the man directly behind me was car dancing. He had his hands in the air and he was getting down with his bad self. While the majority of the general population might think: freak; I thought, wow, there goes a happy soul. Now, I'm not condoning dangerous driving or anything, but I've decided that for the next few weeks I, too, am going to car dance and maybe brighten up someone else's day. Or else, give them something to laugh about; in any case, I'm having fun.

My favorite songs to car-dance to:

Hot Pants by James Brown (or anything at all by him)
I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet by Carole King — this is good because of all the spaces in the song (...I feel the earth [uh!] move [uh!] under my feet... you get the picture).
Barabajagal by Donovan
Sir Duke or Superstitious by Stevie Wonder (or anything of his)

and let's not forget the perennial car-dancing classic:
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Naturally, I'm usually singing along, which I think only makes it more fun, but there are those who prefer not to. Another variation on this is chair dancing, which is easy to do at work. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else car dances (if they'll admit to it) and what their favorite car dance songs are. If I get any reactions to my car-dance experiment (honking horns, waves, a bashed-in fender), I'll publish the results here at a later date.

Results of the car dance poll: We had another vote for Hot Pants and Bohemian Rhapsody, and the addition of She Blinded Me with Science (Thomas Dolby) and Come on Eileen (Dexy's Midnight Runners). It was also brought to my attention that a number of songs are good to drum on the steering wheel to, namely; The End (the Beatles, you know, the end section of Abbey Road).

I also have to add in the following:

Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard by Paul Simon
Tell Her About It by Billy Joel

And you're not going to believe this; I heard on the radio yesterday that some guy had his dashboard replaced with an electronic drum pad so that he could drum along with the radio while he drove!

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