Music Monday: A Little Bit of Funkytown

On Friday morning I received a notification that the new Zumba releases were available. I love listening to and watching their new songs – it makes me excited to learn new choreography. The first song on the new playlist is Funkytown.

This song from 1980 brings me back to my teen years. I remember bopping to this tune with my cousins at family parties. This was the song that got EVERYONE on the dance floor: uncles, aunts, grandmother, little kids, and of course the teenagers. Listening to it brings back good memories and always makes me smile.

Funkytown is such an iconic song. Even my girls know it as they used to play the song in the marching band for the Santa Parade. I am now learning the choreography – of course – and look forward to sharing the dance with people.

What are your memories of Funkytown?

ยฉ Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

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Summer Songs

When I was at school we always began our summer holidays singing the Cliff Richard song “Summer Holiday”. (Yes, my parents were fans ๐Ÿ™‚ ย )

We would then sing the songs that were current at that time. These were some of the songs I listened to. Do you remember any of them?

“On the Beach” by Chris Rea. This I would listen to when I was in the mood for something soothing.

“I can’t Dance” by Genesis. I loved listening to Phil Collins and his band. This was just one among many favourites.

“Doctor Jones” by Aqua. The perfect song to dance to. I loved its upbeatย rhythm.ย 

“Walk like an Egyptian” by The Bangles. Our summer holidays were during December and we always danced to this song at family parties. Like an Egyptian!

“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson. Every teenager was listening to Michael Jackson and I was no exception.

“Forever Young” by Alphaville. Another group I used to listen to over and over. Even my mom got to know the words!

These were amongst the songs of my adolescence.

Share in the comments section some of the songs from your teenage years.ย