Ok, correct me if I’m wrong but I think dancing around your house is a totally necessary part of life.
Whether you live alone or in a shared space, whether you dance with someone or you go it solo…we all do it. There’s no use denying the sheer awesomeness of shaking our asses around the house. We all like to crank up our Bluetooth speakers or headphones and do what’s natural…even if we end up looking like Phoebe Buffay in that scene from friends where she “jogs” :D.
I have no idea what age I started dancing around my bedroom (and eventually the house), but I kind of feel like I’ve always done it.
I remember if my parents we’re ever going out, even just a couple hours of errands, I would wait until the car was gone and crank up my step-dad’s giant stereo. We had kind of a funky multi-level house growing up, which left me lots of stairs to bounce around on, scaring the cats into the depths of the crawl space. Ohhh the memories :).
As an adult, living with my significant other, I find I still prefer dancing around the apartment we live in when I’m alone (dog excluded). I’ll still dance when he’s here, to a certain degree, but more like when I’m doing the dishes and I’m grooving to my Dishes playlist. It’s bit of a self-conscious complex mixed with the fact that I just love my private time.
Everyone’s different of course, I know my best friend and her boyfriend often will turn on Soca style music at home and just dance around the apartment together after a long day at work. Which, let’s all acknowledge, is pretty adorable. Amiright??
Maybe you’re the same, but however or wherever you dance there’s no denying it’s a great little pick me up. And as long as you’re actually working up a bit of a sweat, it’s a fairly easy round of cardio if you ask me! This of course coming from someone who is clueless at workouts, but to me, sweat is sweat!
Over the years I’ve compiled countless playlists scattered over different devices and accounts to suit my mood at the time. Music has always really been a marker of where I am in my life, and one of the easiest ways to invoke emotion in me. And whether those feelings were good or bad, a release always felt so natural and necessary.
I wanted to share with you guys some of my current favourite dance-in-my-underpants Risky Business style songs. I hope they make your booty shake as much as they made mine!
Now go ahead, crank these songs up and dance like nobody’s watching!
Ghost – Ella Henderson
The Sign – Ace of Base
Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
Queen of the Night – Whitney Houston
Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself – Jess Glynne
Stronger – Kanye West
Fill Me In – Craig David
Happy Boys and Girls – Aqua
Baby One More Time – Britney
Lush Life – Zara Larsson
Me Too – Meghan Trainor
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Robyn – Show Me Love
As always, please feel free to comment below with your own favourite songs to dance around to…or your favourite place to dance!