It’s Monday, there’s music, and well…we gotta move this!
There’s nothing to this, really.
I love any song (or compilation of songs) that reminds me of dance school days in the 1990s. I danced well in the 2000s and 2010s, but those warm up sessions never held a candle to the ones in the 90s, if only for the most excellent warm up music.
It would probably have looked like an amazing 1990s music video.
Second to the warm up music in my 90s dance classes? The actual warm up sessions in my Hip Hop classes. If those sessions were combined with that music…oh my goodness.
I think something exploded at the thought.
We did do the Soul Train line one time to “Mama Said Knock You Out,” which is actually perfection in itself, but seriously, nothing quite beats the music.
Technotronic is one of those groups whose music I knew without ever knowing the group. I saw a Saturday Night Live episode where they performed both of the songs I know of theirs, but other than that, I didn’t know who they are/were.
Technotronic is a Belgian electronic music “project” formed in 1988, and active through the year 2000. Their first song, “Pump Up The Jam” began life with the title “Technotronic,” and was instrumental. That became the group’s name, the song became “Pump Up the Jam,” and Manuela “Ya Kid K” Kamosi provided the vocals. The group, through various personnel changes, would score some hits, though arguably, their two biggest hits (in terms of charting positions) were “Pump Up the Jam,” and the song that is today’s Music Monday!
“Move This” was originally part of the group’s 1989 debut album, Pump Up The Jam: The Album, but its use for a 1992 Revlon commercial (which was part of my Throwback/Flashback series in 2016) revived interest in the album, sending the song to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 (the album, in its original release was #10 on the Billboard Hot 100). The song was well-received, despite not being released until several years after it was recorded.
And once you hear its fun, catchy beat, you’ll understand why.
Submitted for your listening approval, the 1989 (yes, 1989!) Technotronic song that encourages me to show you how to do dis, you gotta move this!
And as for the Revlon commercial that featured this song (and was Flashback Friday for February 19, 2016)…
Use what you’ve got, it’s Music Monday!
Have a great Monday, and enjoy the music!