It’s Not The Apocalypse. It’s The Ballroom Blitz!

I am still agonizing over the apocalypse described in that silly book I finished over the weekend. I need a distraction and I need it bad(ly).

It has to be fun.

It has to be silly.

So enjoy, my top 10 silly songs of all time (well, for today, anyway – because apparently, that’s all we have.)

10. White and Nerdy by Weird Al Yankovic – A shout out to #1son! I still giggle over the time we first watched this video together as a family and cracked up at how much it sounded like my husband, their father.

9. Popmuzik by M – Reminds me of my summer in Germany. I think this was the only song I heard in Europe before all my friends in the States.

8. Turning Japanese by The Vapors – I’m sorry. I love what this song is about and how it gets played on the radio without a blink on an eye. (Ba-dum-bum)  I know, I’m all sophomoric that way.

7. Charlie Brown by The Coasters – A reallllll oldie but goodie.

6. Here It Goes Again by OK Go. – Come on. Admit it. You love that video, too. Makes me giggle every time.

5. These Boot Are Made For Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra – Picture this. Me and my best friend, about 5 years old,  in our shiny white “Go-Go” boots, lip-syncing this for a talent show. Makes you smile, too, huh?

4. Amish Paradise by Weird Al Yankovic – Another nod to my boy. “I know I’m a million times more humble than thou art.”

3. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) by Simon & Garfunkel – Always makes me smile. Every. Single. Time.

2. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) by They Might Be Giants – “Why did Constantinople get the works? That’s nobody’s business but the Turks.” Silly at it’s finest.

And the number one silly song (for today, anyway)……

1. The Ballroom Blitz by Sweet – The video alone is a crack-up. The shiny, skin-tight suits. High collars all the way up to there. The hair. Oh, the hair. And Ballroom Blitz – sorta fits my apocalyptic mood lately. I just can’t not tap my toes, shimmy my shoulders and toss my head about whenever I hear this song. Too silly. Too fun. Enjoy!


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14 responses to “It’s Not The Apocalypse. It’s The Ballroom Blitz!

  1. Oh I loved Ballroom Blitz and Sweet and that song is a great one. It is so fun to look now at the hair, the costumes and glitter! Speaking of which, remember also Gary Glitter and Slade who of course sang our song, goodbye to Jane or as they titled it Gudbye T’Jane. Popmuzik and Turning Japanese, oh my what terrible yet inforgettable songs they were. Now you’ve set me on a nostalgic trip down memory lane that will keep me going all day long!

  2. Oh Jane, you need to visit my latest Friday funny to take your mind off the dooms day talk! I’ll give you a hint….

  3. Who doesn’t love Weird Al Yankovic’s parodies? So fun and silly.

  4. angelcel

    Sweeeet! I had no idea they were known over there! Thanks for that glorious reminder of my youth club days.

    Now I’m off to YouTube to find ‘Blockbuster’ – happy memories….’does anyone know the way, did we hear someone say.. we just haven’t got a clue *what* to do’ [and happily Jayne skips into the wild blue internet yonder] 🙂

  5. unabridgedgirl

    White and Nerdy cracks me up. It’s so silly.

  6. Ever heard “I’m An As*hole” by Denis Leary?

  7. Woohoo for Weird-Al!!! I love him. Listen to “That’s Your Horoscope for Today” if you’ve never heard it – that’s SURE to brighten up anyone’s day ^_^.

  8. “Purple People Eater”, but I suspect that was before your time.

    Get another book – a happy book that requires no thought, just enjoyment. Read. Then relax.

  9. LOVE They Might Be Giants. Love Weird Al. Love, also, Lyle Lovett for amusing and brainy all at once. “If I had a boat I’d ride out on the ocean. And if I had a pony I’d ride it on my boat.”

  10. Steven Harris

    I love pretty much all of these songs too. I remember exactly where I was the first time I ever heard ballroom Blitz – sitting in front of the TV, aged eight, watching a suitably ridiculous kid’s show.

  11. OKGO! ahaha, I love them…..
    Oh, and yes, the ballroom blitz… the hair.

    I love pretty much all of these songs. You have excellent taste 😉

    Groovily (and with awe)
    Josie -x-

  12. noskinnywomen

    Wow I didn’t know most of those songs! Thanks for the post on my blog and the encouragement. Nice to know someone out there is reading.

  13. OMG 5-year-old you in Go-Go boots walkin’ all over … well, whoever. I want to hug that little girl.

  14. I feel like I need to go watch Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion now. Good songs (many from that movie, if you haven’t seen it)! =>

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