Playlist Thursday – I wanna dance with somebody

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another installment of Playlist Thursday with Pavement Runner.

Now that you have the classic Whitney Houston song stuck in your head, let me tell you how easy it’s easy to participate: Every Thursday create a list composed of 3 songs that can, or should be, added to your workout playlist following this simple format:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Before each song include: Artist, Title, Side Note: (Anything you want to say about the song) Quotable: (line from the song)

This week’s theme is songs that make you wanna dance: “Dancing is like cross training, right? Either way, I’m sure we all have some songs that make us want to move our feet… while we are moving our feet.”

I’m not much of a dancer but whenever these songs come on my playlist they put a little extra bounce in my step and make me shake my booty just a bit.

Something Old

Artist: Paul Simon

Title: You Can Call Me Al

Side Note: I don’t know what I love more: the song or the video. The height difference between Paul Simon and Chevy Chase is crazy and makes me smile.

Quotable: “If you be my bodyguard I can be your long-lost pal. I can call you Betty, and Betty when you call me, you can call me Al.”

Something New

Artist: Train

Title: Drive By

Side Note: The first time I heard this song I was sitting at my desk at work. I instantly wanted to go for run. Instead I opted for a little desk dancing.

Quotable: “And I was overwhelmed. And frankly scared as hell because I really fell for you. Oh I swear to you. I’ll be there for you. This is not a drive by.”

Something to Consider

Artist: Classified

Title: Anybody listening?

Side note: The opening of this song used to be my ring tone. I was fooled on more than one occasion when this song came on while I was running thinking my phone was ringing. It was never my phone.

Quotable: “I don’t know if you’re really hearing me, but these lyrics seem to be my therapy. Guaranteed, I hear the beat. My stress gets released till I feel at peace.”

Head on over and check out what Pavement Runner and everyone else has on their dancing running playlist.


  1. I love YOU CAN CALL ME AL…. that song rocks. I had never heard of “anybody listening” — interesting. Love the graffiti.

  2. Good choices! That Paul Simon song cracks me up! I LOVE Train…”Save Me San Francisco” is one of my favorite albums ever! Never heard of the last song.

  3. cupcakekelly says:

    Love you can call me Al. I had a friend in college that would speak it to random drunk people line for line just to confuse them!

  4. I haven’t heard Call Me Al in AGES! That totally puts a smile on my face. I haven’t heard “Anybody Listening” either but I love the Phil Collins/Genesis sampling.

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