By John Moore
May 21, 2013
These are 18 songs by Colorado bands that just make me gotta dance. Like for reals, shake your tail-feather, you can’t stop the beat, dancing. They are very different kinds of songs … Sometimes poppy, sometimes reverent, sometimes angry. But always irresistible. I have no defense against their booty power.
This is not a definitive “best” list, or intended to be in any way comprehensive. It is a conversation starter. And I’ve missed some new stuff, so help me out: What songs would you add to the list?
My iPoddable playlist of irresistible dance songs by Colorado bands, past or present:
- Dressy Bessy: “Shoot, I Love You”
- The Heyday: “Come In or Stay Out”
- The Hollyfelds: “Bad Timing”
- Hot IQ’s: “Duck and Cover”
- Churchill: “I Still Remember”
- Chairlift: “Bruises”
- Hearts of Palm: “We Have No Water Here”
- Meese: “This is the Start of It”
- These United States: “I Want You to Keep Everything”
- Kissing Party: “Lets Face These Times”
- Jim McTurnan and the Kids That Killed the Man: “Give Up Suffering”
- A Tom Collins: “Pants Off Dance Off”
- The Knew: “Company”
- Matson Jones: “Good Advice”
- Slim Cessna’s Auto Club: “Pine Box”
- Houses: “Mr. and Mrs. Kelly”
- DeVotchKa: “Gasoline Serpent”
- Me Llamo Rosa: “If John Cusack”
PS: The 13th annual Denver Post Underground Music Showcase is coming July 18-21. Do not miss it.