It’s no secret that Australia love Boy & Bear. Their two previous records Harlequin Dream (2013) and Limit Of Love (2015) both debuted at #1 on the ARIA Charts and their debut album Moonfire (2011), scored 5 ARIA Awards and 3 Songs in the Triple J Hottest 100.
But who do Boy & Bear love?
To celebrate their fast approaching headline set at A WEEKEND In The Gardens – Melbourne’s newest concert series at the Royal Botanical Gardens over the March long weekend – we wanted to suss what gets the indie-rockers up and onto the d-floor. From The Beatles to Australia’s own Tame Impala, it’s v groovy list.
Deee Lite – ‘Groove Is In The Heart’
Jump back to the early 90’s. This track has it all. A bit of Disco, a bit of Hip Hop an a bit of Funk should get the dance floor bouncing.
The Beatles – ‘Twist And Shout’
It all starts with the twist!
Talking Heads – ‘This Must Be The Place’
So much dance music these days uses software instruments. I love this song as it has all the elements of a great dance track and you can still hear the dynamic of the band. The groove is so strong.
Ratatat- ‘Cream On Chrome’
Its the awesome swagger of this song that I love. I don’t think its on the classic DJ dance list, but it always makes me wanna move.
Tame Impala – ‘The Less I Know The Better’
Great bass line hook, great sounds, great groove and cool melody.
Michael Jackson – ‘Billie Jean’
Surely this is pretty much the gold standard for a dance floor song. Again the groove is great even though it’s pretty mid tempo and everyone knows the words and sings along.
CCR – ‘Fortunate Son’
It’s up there as having one of the best melodies in the world. Every knows it, everyone wants to sing it.
The Rollings Stones – ‘Gimme Shelter’
Probably my favourite song of all time. They’re a band who mastered capturing energetic takes in a studio and this songs is no exception. One of the best recordings ever made.
HAIM – ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’
I love it and it definitely gets you moving in a pretty ’80s way. Bring on the mullets and panel vans!
The Beatles – ‘Hard Days Night’
I can imagine my mum grooving to this… loving it… wanting John or Paul… wait… that’s messed up.