What is it about certain songs that make you just want to jump up and dance like crazy? Is it the music? The bass? The lyrics of the song? What is it that hits that switch within us that tells us we gotta move and groove? I know that I can’t dance, well not any more, but sometimes I can’t help myself and I’ll pretend until the song is over.
In my mind, I’m a dancing machine. I can move and shake and drop it like it’s hot and all that. In real life, not so much. I did used to dance in high school, but that was choreographed. I never could freestyle it. Which made me the permanent wallflower whenever I went out.
But at home, while cleaning or just chilling in my room, I don’t have to be self conscience about it. I can look as goofy and uncoordinated and not be ashamed of myself.
I mention this because I almost embarrassed myself at work. I work front desk at a gym. However I work the 3rd shift so there isn’t that much to do or many people to deal with.
We have a radio that the company provides all the facilities and sometimes we get blessed with a great music station. Don’t know how it happens and I won’t question Gods blessings. But on this particular night the song “Make It Rain” came on. Everything and I mean everything about this song is stupid as hell. It’s the kind of song that makes me lament where hip hop is going. But that beat and that bass line spoke to me. It literally spoke. It called my name and asked me to dance.
And dance I did. At the desk. I must have been moving pretty good cause people where walking past yelling ‘go ‘head girl’. I wasn’t really paying that much attention to the people who actually stopped and watched me. I was in the moment and I was owning it. It was awesome.
I felt dumb afterwards, but for that three and a half minutes I was the dancing queen dancing to the dumbest song with the greatest beat.