– Jump Shout Boogie – Song #19 –
I know what you’re asking. Why in the world am I choosing this old song – Jump Shout Boogie – from Barry Manilow? Let me first ask you a question. Did any of you ever get together with a few friends when you were in your early teens, creating a dance to go with a certain song ? A few girlfriends and I sure did, and with Barry Manilow being extremely popular in the 80’s, creating a dance to one of his popular songs was a must.
My friends and I were serious about this dance, and even performed it in front of family. I can picture us four walking into the house, nervous, ready to give it our all. Whenever this song comes on I can’t help but grin, instantly picturing us dancing more than thirty-five years ago.
It’s a must this song is on my iPod as I run. “She must love that song she’s hearing being she’s mouthing the words,” people driving by probably think. “But how come her arms are moving kinda weird?” If I gave into temptation, they would also be thinking, “Why in the world is she punching the side of her head. Looks like she’s pretending to knock herself out.” Okay, maybe I do tilt my head just a hair when those words pop up, but that’s all, I promise.
Do you recall dancing with certain friends to certain songs? Oh, come on, I bet you do. Let’s have fun and share what songs they were.