Nothing can quite match the inexplicable ,unrivalled, simple bliss of twisting and turning your feet on a dancefloor to a tune that feels like its captured the very heartbeat of life. Dancing out the death of the working week and losing yourself to the beat in a crowded room.
To have not danced to ‘Genius of Love’ is to do your soul a grave disservice. With its belching, hiccupping hook, quacks and lolling bassline it creates a perfect groove in your brain that has never dimmed in its 30 years of existence. With ethereal vocals sprinkled like sugar on top ,it spills out a roll call of legends from James Brown to Kurtis Blow whilst philosophising about the crazy journey of life, not bad for an artsy pop song.
Not even a spell of being pulverised into a Mariah Carey single could destroy its effervescent spirit, ‘Fantasy’ became the best song she’d never written. So when it judders into life do your feet a favour and give them a moment of unabashed joy.
Originally published on state.ie