Can’t Forget The Motor City

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: CITY/COUNTRY/COUNTY/STAKE/TOWN

Rappers, Street Dance, Performance

I have picked a song that I found on one of my Dad’s albums and I loved dancing around the living room to. I think you will recognize “Dancing In The Street” from Martha And The Vandellas instantly as they are such an iconic sound of their decade. I have just asked Jack to check which decade on t’internet, but I am guessing sixties. Oh please don’t tell me I am wrong again Jack! He’s been pulling my leg all day – am I right or wrong? Fine – I will check myself later.

This track – as well as being BRILLIANT!!! – is a geography lesson of the United States of America. I do actually remember checking on a map where all the cities it mentions are! Except….where is Motor City? I never did work that one out! If you know where Motor City is – please do tell me!

Calling out around the world
Are you ready for a brand new beat
Summer’s here and the time is right
For dancing in the street

They’re dancing in Chicago (dancing in the street)
Down in New Orleans (dancing in the street)
In New York City (dancing in the street)

All we need is music, sweet music
There’ll be music everywhere
There’ll be swinging, swaying, and records playing
Dancing in the street

Oh, it doesn’t matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on, every guy, grab a girl
Everywhere around the world

They’ll be dancing (dancing in the street)
They’re dancing in the street (dancing in the street)

It’s an invitation across the nation
A chance for folks to meet
There’ll be laughing, singing, and music swinging
Dancing in the street

Philadelphia, P-A (dancing in the street)
Baltimore and D.C. now (dancing in the street)
Can’t forget the Motor City (dancing in the street)

All we need is music, sweet music
There’ll be music everywhere
There’ll be swinging, swaying, and records playing
Dancing in the street

Oh, it doesn’t matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on, every guy, grab a girl
Everywhere around the world

They’re dancing
They’re dancing in the street (dancing in the street)
Way down in L.A. (dancing in the street)
Every day, they’re dancing in the street (dancing in the street)
Let’s form a big, strong line (dancing in the street)
Get in time, we’re dancing in the street (dancing in the street)
Across the ocean blue (dancing in the street)
Me and you, we’re dancing in the street

Written By: Marvin P Gaye, Ivy George Hunter and William Stevenson