Help find the title of this 80's song
May 28, 2007 1:48 AM   Subscribe

Help find the title of this 80's song that's stuck in my head...

There is a fragment of this song is stuck in my head. Please help me identify it so I can get rid of it. Here are the clues :

- definitely eighties/new wavish/pop with electronic instruments. (think " a flock of seagull", "thompson twin" etc.)

- synthesizer keyboard riff is this song's signature, directly leading to...

- lyrics (maybe the chorus ?) are using the words "dance around the world" or something sounding like that.

It's not the B52's "dance this mess around".

I have a hunch it's by a one-song-and-they're-gone band. But I could be wrong.

thanks in advance !
posted by Baud to Media & Arts (12 answers total)
 
Safety Dance?
posted by Yorrick at 1:57 AM on May 28, 2007


Close but no cigar. Definitely that genre, that kind of band and that era but not that song. Sorry.
posted by Baud at 2:05 AM on May 28, 2007


It's not Daft Punk's "Around the World," is it? It's not from the 80s, but it sounds like it could be, in that it consists of synthesizer beats and the words "around the world" repeated a lot.
posted by SoftRain at 2:06 AM on May 28, 2007


Not Daft Punk's either. It's definitely from the eighties.
posted by Baud at 2:10 AM on May 28, 2007


I'm going to go with "Dance Around the World" by Delta Queens? Off the Initial D album? Don't know a thing about 'em, but you can find the track here.
posted by wemayfreeze at 2:23 AM on May 28, 2007


Could it be Rick Springfield's "Dance This World Away"? (Video directed by David Fincher, just by the way.)
posted by cgc373 at 2:25 AM on May 28, 2007


sorry to disappoint but it's not that one. I think a need a backwards time-travelling machine to find that one...
posted by Baud at 2:28 AM on May 28, 2007


Actually, it may just have been used in the Initial D anime. Not sure. Can't find much about 'em.
posted by wemayfreeze at 2:28 AM on May 28, 2007


could it be pop goes the world? also by men without hats.
posted by mandlebrotz at 2:45 AM on May 28, 2007


Arrite, how about Dance Around the World by Richenel?
posted by wemayfreeze at 2:47 AM on May 28, 2007


thanks hive ! thanks wemayfreeze ! that's the one !
posted by Baud at 3:46 AM on May 28, 2007


For reference, I found it by Googling

"dance around the world" 80s
posted by wemayfreeze at 12:14 PM on May 28, 2007


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