Mid-Week Dance Party! (April 23rd, ’10)


Yes.  The photo and the the single dangling cross earring do not deceive you.  Today, we are dancing to George Michael.  Yes!  Unlike the “Faith”-era picture above, we are dancing to more recent George Michael.  Although he’s better known as an ’80s and ’90s icon, both through his work with Wham! and his solo career, George (may I call you George?) is still going strong.  This entire week month has been pretty much devoted to prancing around to “Flawless (Go to the City),” from his album “Patience.”  The lyrics to this song are uplifting, straight-talkin’ and affirming.  They also make me want to move to the city.  All of this from a pop-dance song?  George Michael gets me.   This video for this song is like the mascot of Mid-Week Dance Parties everywhere, and features the most amazing spontaneous-group-dance-in-a-hotel-room scenes ever!  It’s like dancing around in your bedroom, singing into your hairbrush, but on a much grander, George Michael-fied scale.  Another extra-awesome part of the video is that it features a wide range of people, all united through their love of dancing to George Michael songs.  Or, y’know, united through their love of dancing in music videos for pay.

ANYWAY!  Check out the song that I get dressed to in the mornings:

George Michael- Flawless (Go to the City)


As a special bonus, here’s the video for “Freedom 90.”  Directed by David Fincher, it stars the Holy Trinity of supermodels Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington.   A classic, classic video.

George Michael- Freedom 90


What songs can’t you help prancing around to this week?



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