Back when this mom was Right Hand Mom, I was a full-fledge mini-van driving grocery getter. I featured a post here nearly every week called The Mini-Van Mix that was a compilation of our favorite songs during our weekly to and fros.
Now that we’ve reinvented, I’ve ditched the mini-van for a glorified truck and order most of our groceries delivered but that hasn’t stopped the music. We’ve switched from seated “shoulder-dances” to full body boogie sessions after dinner when we crank the Jambox and
torture educate our kids with the parental musical stylings. It’s my favorite moment of the week, the Kitchen Dance Party and I sure hope it continues well into the future even as our kids find us, and our music, more and more lame.
Here on the blog, I decided to bring a little Kitchen Dance Party to all of you. So, here’s what we were jamming to this week in Dance Club of Kings.
George Ezra-Cassy O’: We’ve had a family crush on this guy (kid?) since we heard he first chords of Budapest on Sirius’ Spectrum many months back. This video is weird and he looks about 11 years old, but this song is contagious and makes for great kitchen dancing. My advice, find it on Spotify and skip the video. Just dance around to the music.
Florida Georgia Line: Sun Daze: There is nothing musically complex about this one. But it’s freakin’ cold here in the frozen tundra of Jersey so anything that makes me think of warm sand and cool drinks does it for me right now and so far the kids haven’t inquired about “getting stoned or laid” although they do want to play flip cup (ruh roh). Also the Office Space nod in the video is fun although the rest of it pretty much sums up everything I hate about modern country. So, ignore the video, just dance to the fun music. Sometimes, music should just be fun.
Amy Winehouse: Valerie-Not only is this a great Kitchen Concert song, we get to have serious talks about how this incredible talent wasted her life so there’s that. (I’m pretty certain she’s wasted in this video actually.)
Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney: FourFive Seconds: Damn you Kanye for continuously making me not able to hate you by writing songs I like. This isn’t so much for kitchen dancing but belting like we are Rihanna. We like to play that game too.
Same Cooke: Bring it On Home to Me- It almost always includes Sam Cooke. When The Husband’s home, we slow dance and the kids make gagging noises (or the little one joins us for a three-way slow dance) all while secretly loving the site of their mom and dad dancing around the kitchen.
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