Thursday, June 05, 2014

Songs that remind me of my childhood Number 27 - The Safety Dance (Men Without Hats)

The Safety Dance, from Canadian new wave band Men Without Hats will be forever in my childhood memories, as well as the memories of many people who grew up in the 1980's simply from it's memorable video which accompanied the song featuring frontman Ivan Doroschuk and dwarf actor Mike Edmonds prancing about West Kington near Chippenham, South West England (amazing what you can find out from Wikipedia) showing the local townsfolk how to dance by repeatedly forming an "S" sign (S for Safety) by jerking both arms into a stiff pose. 

The music video alone is pure 80's cheese but in my opinion is better and more creative than anything produced today.  The song is quite catchy too!  If only they still made stuff like this!  I'd buy it.

 
 
I love this song so much, I'm even going to post a video from the Status Quo cover.  Not exactly a song from my childhood, but a damn good version from a band I'm not particularly keen on. 
 

 
AND FINALLY.....   I even have to admit that I quite like the Glee version too!  Sad or what!ARRRGGGGHHHHHH!
 

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