Pump up the Jam!!

Author - Jeanne
Tags - air guitar - beatles - big country - black eyed peas - blur - boys dont cry - david bowie - duran duran - dusty springfield - elton john - eurythmics - fleetwood mac - gloria gaynor - jamiroquai - madonna - mick jagger - outkast - phil collins - risky business - rocky balboa - smashing pumpkins - survivor - the bee gees - the pretenders - tina turner - toplaoder - vance joy

Pump up the Jam!!

Beautiful locations and extraordinary places are not only about visual aesthetics, the fact that they are unforgettable requires that they fulfill another prerequisite –  they need to uplift us – to transport us from the humdrum to a new frontier of possibility, elation, joy, peace. To truly do this there needs to be a layering of experience. Sound, smell, touch, taste – or any possible combination of the senses. We travel, we go to art exhibitions, we do wine tasting, go to rock concerts, see theatre and movies, explore architecture to be transported from our daily grind to a sublime new experience that takes us out of ourselves and presents us with a new way of looking at the world.  This time of the year can be a little slow, a little cold and a little dark in the Southern hemisphere. That is doubly true of Cape Town this year.  For many fortunate souls, these months are spent in balmy Europe soaking up “the season” in Italy, France, Greece, Croatia, England and other beautiful sunsplashed locations- but dont worry we don’t hate you for your constant instagramming of the most magnificent places you are travelling  through right now. For those of us who have been left behind popping our vitamin D pills there is another transportive way to temporarily fly the shackles of a cold winter – even if only in the living room, car, stock room at the office? or anywhere else that you feel you can really get down without completely blowing your street cred. I’m talking tracks that will take you from zero to hero in 30 seconds straight. I’m talking air guitar, Risky Business sock sliding across the  floor in undies and a tie. We’re not messing around here. We’re moshing, head banging, singing into hair brushes and miming guns as we dream of an alternate reality where we are 007, Rocky Balboa, The Sisters or any other fabulous construct of our imagination.
So we (The girls at Shoot My House) have very kindly decided to share our TOP 10 Songs – respectively – that get us from 68 – 150bpm in 2,54 seconds flat. These are the tunes that remind us that all you need is a song in your heart, a swagger in your step and a shake in your tail feathers.

LIZZY’S TOP TEN (In no particular order):

  1. DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT – Toploader
  2. DREAMS – Fleetwood Mac
  3. YOU CANT HURRY LOVE – Phil Collins
  4. GOLDEN BABY – Coeur de Pirate
  5. DANCING IN THE STREET – David Bowie and Mick Jagger
  6. 1979 – Smashing Pumpkins
  7. VIRTUAL INSANITY – Jamiroquai
  8. BRASS IN MY POCKET – The Pretenders
  9. HEY YA!! – Outkast
  10. YOU GET WHAT YOU LIVE – New Radicals

SHARLEEN’S TOP TEN

  1. BLURRED LINES – Robin Thicke
  2. SHAKE IT OFF– Taylor swift
  3. GOT THAT FEELING – Black eyed peas
  4. SON OF A PREACHER MAN – Dusty springfield
  5. DONT FEEL LIKE DANCING – scissor sisters
  6. I WILL SURVIVE – Gloria Gaynor
  7. HERE COMES THE SUN – Beatles
  8. I’M STILL STANDING – Elton John
  9. PUMPED UP KICKS – foster the people
  10. WALKING ON SUNSHINE – Katrina and the waves

RED’S TOP TEN

  1. STAYING ALIVE – The Bee Gees
  2. SONG 2 – Blur
  3. THE REFLEX – Duran Duran
  4. EYE OF THE TIGER – Survivor
  5. SAVE TONIGHT – Eagle Eye Cherry
  6. IN A BIG COUNTRY – Big Country
  7. INTO THE GROOVE – Madonna
  8. RIPTIDE – Vance Joy
  9. I WANNA BE A COWBOY – Boys Dont Cry
  10. SISTERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES – Tina Turner & Eurythmics

We need to hear what yours are. There is a lot of winter left we need to rock out to some other tunes. cant wait to see your suggestions!!

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