That’ll sweat those calories right off.
♫ Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? ♪♫
I’m with Arlo on this one.
“The Boxer” is a surprisingly poor choice for workout music.
Keep the Customer Satisfied is pretty fast paced.
Or some Joy Division, The Cure,…. dance on 10 sq inches, in a nearly pitch black room, nearly immobile, head facing the floor, long black hair obscuring your face, not talking to anybody,… aaah, golden times.
“The Sound of Silence“
What Arlo needs is a “Bridge over Troubled Water”
Might fall asleep dancing to them, not exactly hard charging rock n’roll.
On the upside for Arlo this could lead to “dancing” the Horizontal Mambo.
Simon and Garfunkel is good for Tai Chi.
Play the 33 records on 45 and then maybe. Like Weird Al’s “polkas on 45”.
I’d give it a 7. It’s got a good beat but it’s hard to dance to.
Sweating with the oldies?
Lets hear it for Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
Well, Arlo is a full-on depressing old man. As of this past week, he has yelled at the TV, said kids these days aren’t taught anything in school like I was, and is now showing that he doesn’t like music with a fast beat.
Can we please just retire these two before this comic becomes an official momento mori?
No, Tina Turner is exercise music. Simon and Garfunkel is drinking music for when your girl friend leaves.
My favorite is “American Tune”, but it’s melancholy, not a workout song.
Simon and Garfunkel did fast songs.
it’s the BEST cover of sounds of silence. better even than the original. watch the video of the ice skaters from Canada performing to it.
How about some Eric Satie?
How about ‘Oh, Carol’ by Smokie? It has a good beat.
In the (reunion) concert in Central Park, Paul and Artie do a version of Kodachrome splicing a very upbeat version of Maybelline at the end. I am always amazed at the diverse creativity of Paul Simon.
“Slow down, you’re moving too fast…
The Sound of Silence!
The Danube Waltz…
I’m with you there Arlo!!! In the old days, they had dance halls for people. Did some fancy dancing, had a dance card and you even dressed up to go dancing!!!!! What will you have in the future when this generation retires? Will there be no dance halls anymore? Nobody will dress up in suits and ties and fancy dresses anymore. Will they still be able to move to the music of their youth?
“Hello darkness, my old friend…..”
Hazy Shade of Winter certainly would.
Nothing to see here: Old 70s guy.
My kind of exercise music….
I learned all my dance moves from Gene Gene the Dancing Machine!
This one was fun to dance to.
Caroline Munroe was quite a cutie!
The mindless extended electropop that used to be standard in some events in the 90’s bugged me; I couldn’t connect with it, anticipate the beat. There’s a different version of that in, well, recent social’s DJ music.
Being a boomer, for one Thunderstruck gets me on the floor; slow dance for the end… Unchained Melody.
Springsteen is what rocks. Boomers need to get out more :)
Santo and Johnny, Sleep Walk…. belly rubbing dance music.
The Beatle’s ‘I Want You’ is a Cha Cha and Little River Band’s ‘Lady’ is a Fox Trot.
Had a good laugh when I thought of someone trying to dance to “The Sound of Silence”!
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