Not blazing any trails here, but it “has a good beat and it’s easy to dance to.” Make sure your subwoofer is working.
[new] Dua Lipa – “Levitating” (103bpm Bmin)
[classic] Benny Golson – “I’m Always Dancin’ To The Music” (91bpm Dmin Fmaj)
Katy Perry recently released her single “Smile.” If you’re old enough to remember June 1999, the riff in Perry’s song may sound familiar. That’s when Naughty By Nature released their single “Jamboree.” Yes, it appears Perry sampled her riff from Naughty By Nature. It turns out, however, that this is a sample of a sample. Naughty By Nature got their sample from Benny Golson’s “I’m Always Dancin’ To The Music,” an absolutely fantastic disco track from 1978. Enjoy this one and see if you can keep from cuttin’ a rug. I’ll bet you can’t. This one is gold!