Monday, March 02, 2009

Dance Floor Or Exit Door ? You Decide.

It's becoming a very depressing day.  

World stock markets have taken another plunge.  It's cold in Florida and the NE of America hasn't been seen since the snow storm arrived overnight. Five security alerts are issued for Facebook as it becomes the hackers favourite site. And it could all get worse as it's still almost 4 hrs till Leeds United play !  

But all those terrible news items paled into insignificance when I read just now that Black Lace's "Agadoo" is to be re-released in the UK before Easter, 25 years since it first assaulted our ears and drove thousands to emigrate to Papua New Guinea. Then Papua New Giunea got MTV and the suicide rate soared.

"Agadoo" is the song that divides a music loving nation like the UK more than any other.  Well it and "The Birdy Song" I guess.  Oh and anything by Oasis !  There is no doubt that if you can bear to listen to more than a few seconds of it, "Agadoo" will have your feet moving as if they're being remotely controlled by the hyperactive kid next door. You have no chance.  You may be covering your ears and telling those around you that this is unnatural torture but your feet will be letting you down and they'll be wanting to get you up on the floor and dancing like it was 1984.

Even worse, once up and dancing, your feet start instructing your arms to get in on the act and they start doing bizarre movements only used by ground staff at Heathrow when a plane is heading for the car park. Who needs E when there is "Agadoo" ?  

It's like electric shock treatment without the electricity.

Anyway here is a video of said abomination so those who haven't had the dubious pleasure of hearing this song will get an ear and eye double whammy.  I think the UK should enter it every year in the Eurovision Song Contest until they let us win again.  That'll teach those Isreali Europeans a lesson they'll not forget.

But be warned.  Anchor your feet under something immovable, like your sleeping partner when the dishes need doing, or you'll be sorry.  If nothing else you'll have the bloody tune in your head all day.


Daphne said...

I have never done this dance and I plan to keep it that way. It could be the World's Catchiest Tune - - which just goes to prove that "catchy" isn't necessarily "good".

rhymeswithplague said...

I'm working up my courage to listen and will try it later in the day. In the meantime, I'm having my feet measured for a pair of cement shoes.

Brian Barker said...

The only thing I am unhappy about, with the Eurovision Song Contest, is that the use of English, in the Contest, increases year by year. May I say, as a native English speaker, that this unfair.

The time has come to break this habit of "language imperialism", in the Eurovision Song Contest, and use a song, sung in Esperanto instead!

This is a serious suggestion, as you can see from the Esperanto music which is already available at or at

There's even cheesy Esperanto music available! See

britoutofwater said...

Maybe Black Lace are re-releasing it to mark your return to the UK? Perhaps they'll be playing it live at Leeds airport to celebrate your arrival back on British shores? You can but dream...

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