What songs get you bustin’ a move?

There are a great many scenes in the universe of movies and TV shows that feature a happy song montage. You know the one. The main character overcomes a challenge, gets the guy or gal of their dreams, or in some cases, is simply spending a weekend at home with their dog. In all cases, the scene features a song that gets the character bustin’ a move.

Seriously though, there is no downside to a happy songs soundtrack. Some of the best parties and weddings I have attended have been the ones that feature a killer DJ or playlist. Even everyday mundane activities like showering and grocery shopping are improved by 156.5% when you have the right songs to go with them*. So in the movie of your life, what would be the songs that make you simultaneously joyful and dancing up and down the streets like nobody’s business?

In no particular order, my top ten picks would definitely have to be:

  • Come and Get Your Love – Redbone
  • Dancing with Myself – Billy Idol
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
  • Forever – Chris Brown
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  • September – Earth, Wind, and Fire
  • Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon
  • The Twist – Chubby Checker
  • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  • XO – Beyonce

But really, you could pick any theme song from an iconic 80’s movie and be done with it. Flashmob, anyone?

*This is a scientific fact and was definitely not made up.

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