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Fistpump Fridays

Hi, my name is Simone and I love House Music.

I used to be able to say that and no one would bat an eye. But, now thanks to the spray-tanned, uber-gelled fist-pumping house-loving maniacs of Jersey Shore, whenever I confess my love for house music I get a total “WTF”-reaction (especially if the person is not from Toronto). Just to clarify: I don’t have a fake tan (I don’t even have a real tan), or massive fake boobs (if my boobs were bigger I’d probably topple over), or a weird nickname (although I’ll answer to SIMMA and more recently SMOOKI), or date guys who use that much gel (anymore...) and lastly, I don’t fist-pump. But I do love to dance and I do love house. Which is why I want to welcome you to the premiere of Fist-Pump-Fridays. Every Friday, I will post a couple of songs that you will probably NEVER hear on the Jersey Shore soundtrack. Think of this as an extension of my getting to know me post. My goal of Fist-Pump-Fridays is to get you to fall in love with some of the songs that I love. Maybe that is an overly ambitious goal. At the very least these songs will give you something to nod your head to at work…or will make you smile. You might even dance in your chair a bit. Or laugh at my music taste. If none of the above happens, seriously check your pulse. You might be dead.

To ease you guys in slowly, I thought I’d start with some classics from the 80’s and 90’s. These songs are old but they still get me going. When the DJ dropped all three of these tracks at a party that I was at recently, the crowd went WILD (Me included. My friend & I were jumping up and down, singing the lyrics to each other, practically peeing our pants with excitement. What can I say? We get into our music)

Being left off the DJ’s guest list = a lonely feeling indeed. So lonely, that it requires a full song! (And yes, I do chuckle every time I hear the line “I get lonely in different places“)

An oldie but goodie. If you hate the song you can make fun of the 80’s haircuts & fashions (massive shoulder pads! whoa.) OR get mesmerized by the Magic Eye style graphics.

This one features lots of funny hand-movements (like, excessively) but notice NO FIST PUMPING. Plus, I feel like the singer’s dress is in style now. Can anyone say American Apparel?!
The perfect track to get your weekend started:

And thus concludes installment #1 of Fist-Pump-Fridays! Did everyone survive? It wasn’t SO horrible right?! I hope everyone has a weekend full of BIG FUN and that no one ends up in CLUB LONELY. But, if you DO call me. We’ll hang out and have a YouTube dance party in my living room.





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