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The PopWatch Confessional (Vol. 38)

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What song are you always a little too excited to hear? You know, the one you have to dance to whether or not (but especially when) you’re drunk? Here’s why I’m asking…

My sister phoned me earlier this week to tell me that she booked her wedding DJ. Naturally, I asked what kind of music she instructed him to play, since my maid of honor duties require that I keep the dance floor hoppin’, and I need to gauge how much effort this will be so that I can adjust the price of her gift accordingly. She hit me with her Don’t Play List first: any novelty song, save the “Hokey Pokey.” She’s a Virginia Tech alum. I’m used to it. Not the reason for this post. The track topping her Must Play List is: Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs.”

Yes, my sister thinks “She Bangs” is “the best dance song ever,” and after I stopped laughing she suggested that I take a poll to find out how many others have requested it. She’s confident that “the fellow Ricky Martin worshippers will surface.”

So, settle this Bierly sibling argument: Have you — or will you ever — request Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs”?  Then admit your own embarrassing, all-occasion must-plays. I’ll just say this: No one wants to be standing between me and the dance floor when Kriss Kross’ “Jump” comes on. Or, God forbid, Tom Jones’ “Sex Bomb.”

 

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