You may have had hopes that this would be a relaxing Sunday morning. However, my song choice today is one of those tracks that is impossible to sit still to. I defy anyone who can hear this song without tapping their toes or flaying their arms around, or jumping up and imaging they are the sole performer on the dance floor.
The song is of course “What A Feeling” from the film “Flashdance”. At the end of this post I have added a trailer for the movie itself. The song topped the charts around the world and spent six weeks at the US Billboard Number One spot.
I know the Irene Cara song so well and have danced to it many many times….but you know, I have a terrible confession for you, I don’t think I have ever seen the movie. I am not great with films in general – I have been rather busy for the past twenty years, with my “free-time” coming in short 15-60 minute bursts. Other than The Sound Of Music, I have not scheduled time for film viewing. I have seen clips but I have never actually watched it. Jack is horrified about that….I sense a movie night is going to be scheduled.
First when there's nothing But a slow glowing dream That your fear seems to hide Deep inside your mind All alone, I have cried Silent tears full of pride In a world made of steel Made of stone Well, I hear the music Close my eyes, feel the rhythm Wrap around, take a hold of my heart What a feeling Being's believing I can have it all Now I'm dancing for my life Take your passion And make it happen Pictures come alive You can dance right through your life Now I hear the music Close my eyes, I am rhythm In a flash, it takes hold of my heart What a feeling, being's believing I can have it all Now I'm dancing for my life Take your passion And make it happen Pictures come alive Now I'm dancing through my life What a feeling What a feeling (I am music now) Being's believing (I am rhythm now) Pictures come alive You can dance right through your life What a feeling (I can really have it all) What a feeling (Pictures come alive when I call) I can have it all (I can really have it all) Have it all (pictures come alive when I call) (Call, call ,call, call, what a feeling) I can have it all (being's believing) Being's believing (take your passion) (Make it happen) Make it happen (What a feeling) What a feeling Written by: Keith Forsey, Giorgio Moroder, and Irene Cara