Another one of the songs I am dancing to when following my Zumba DVD is a song that I loved listening to while I was growing up: Stand By Me. The original song was by Ben E. King:
The song brings to my mind memories of my parents and of childhood days spent with my sisters dancing to the LPs spinning on the record player. I remember us lip syncing to these words, and just having fun! I remember, too, family parties at which my uncles and aunts would dance to this melody.
Ben E. King’s song has been remade – and it is perfect to dance to in a Zumba class. The choreography to this song is part of the warm-up. Give it a listen:
I like the remake – it is catchy and appeals to my daughter. I will not, however, forget the original track – the song holds plenty of memories for me and, for that reason, will always hold a special place in my heart.
What do you think of the remake? Or do you prefer the original song?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020