Billboard recently came out with a list of the "most popular" singles of all the songs to have ever topped the Billboard 100 lists, and it's slightly baffling (then again, I'm not thoroughly clear on how the results were tallied). No. 1 on the list is Chubby Checker's "The Twist," which is apparently a groundbreaking tune because it "was the first time people were dancing 'apart to the beat.'"
The other songs on the top 10 include a hodgepodge of surprising titles (like Toni Braxton's "Un-break My Heart") but I noticed that several of them are distinctly dance-worthy. "The Twist," "The Macarena," Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" and the Santana-Rob Thomas collaboration "Smooth" all made it, and while I don't love those tunes as far as music is considered, it struck me that people really do love a song that makes 'em move.
So, what song (or, OK, songs) always gets you dancing — even if you're in a public place and it comes on your iPod? I have a ton, but these are some of the ones that I literally can't resist: "Dancing Queen," "Hey Ya" (I know, I know!), "Come on Eileen," "Blister in the Son" and "A Little Less Conversation." What about you?