Dance Originality

Story Behind The Song

Song about dancing creatively which parodies overly sexual dancing and music videos.

Song Description

The first song, "Dance Originality," begins with a suggestive call to action "on the dance floor" before diving into musical theft, or postmodern parody, whichever you prefer. It mimics the intro from a song in the best-selling salsa album of the 70s, Siembra, by Ruben Blades and Willie Colon. The first song in that the album, "Plastico", is a critique of shallow materialism and consumerism and it also uses a disco parody to introduce the song. One feels the "disco sucks" sentiment already rising in the 1978 salsa hit along with the call for less "plastic" living. The composer of "Dance Originality," John Feith, born in Puerto Rico, already had developed in his pre-teen years a love for both salsa and disco-- two of the greatest American art forms to rise out of the 70s (assuming Latin America is part of the Americas, a fact often forgotten by North Americans). After two musical intros, the shifty song transitions into a smooth disco feel, kickstarts into a funky bridge, and switches to a Puerto Rican plena-style horn and percussion breakdown (which begs for a Soul Train/bomba dance-off) before returning to its strings-heavy disco roots and its simple suggestion to get creative dancing -- or maybe a call to freak dance the dirty reggaeton-- with a wink or a twist. The blending of musical motifs, including the patriotic "La Bandera Puertorriqueña" and Chic's "Freak Out" along with an unusual chorus chord shift push the song from plagiarism and parody to a unique, idiosyncratic genre of dance music.

Song Length 3:35 Genre Pop - Dance, Pop - Classic
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Duet Male/Female
Mood Joyful, Enchanting Subject Joy, Making Love
Similar Artists Chic, Bruno Mars Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

et's do it on the dance floor,
Let's do it, while we can

Let's do it on the dance floor
Let's do it while we dance
No need to get a room
We're practically together

Show me your
Dance Originality
Now's the time
For Dance Originality

We couldn't get much closer
Pervasive sense of skin
No need to get a room
Let's make love on the dance floor

Show me your
Dance Originality
Now's the time
For Dance Originality

Let's Groove it
And Shake it Then Scrunch down
To the ground and shout Jump up
now get down
And do it all again
with a Twist

Lyrics John Feith Music John Feith
Producer John Feith Publisher VO5
Performance VO5 Label Caculo

Dance Originality

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