As often happens, this song began at a gig when I’d gone through a set a bit faster than expected and had to kill a little time. I left that show with the melody stuck in my head and eventually wrote it all out and recorded it for my EP Sana Sana. It’s been a big hit in my classrooms and at shows ever since.
When I perform it live, I tend to skip the chorus, I find that after the specificity of the verses (I got a wiggle in my….) people often stand around looking confused when I break into the more general: “dancing, everybody’s dancing.” I imagine that would be less of a problem with a full band behind me though! I look forward to trying it one day.
For now, it’s a really useful song to use about mid-way through, or right at the beginning of a class to quite literally get the wiggles out. I always end it with a big gasp and a point to the back of the room. It gets everybody’s attention and causes a very useful moment of silence, which I use to say “I think it went that way, stay quiet…we don’t want it to come back!” Works every time, and makes it easy to launch into a gentle lullaby next, begin a class, or make a peaceful exit.
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