Saturday, August 22, 2015

Awesome Old (wait it's not old?) Song of the Week: "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon

As I mentioned earlier this week, in my advanced age I'm no longer up on current pop music like I once was (play me any 90s hit and I'll tell you the artist and title within three seconds, no problem).  With that in mind, please bare with me for not writing about this song earlier (although I did have the idea for this blog back in the springtime, but I didn't get around to writing it till now).

Walk the Moon's Shut Up and Dance came out last year and is still in the top 40, but it's so perfectly 80s I can't even believe it.  The first time I heard it I though "How did I miss that song for the past 30 years?"

The band (which got their name from The Police's Walking on the Moon) credits The Cars' Just What I Needed, Pat Benetar's Hit Me with Your Best Shot and Rick Springfield's Jessie's Girl for the inspiration behind Shut Up and Dance, but for some reason it reminds me of Eddie Money's Take Me Home Tonight.

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