Thursday, November 11, 2010

Safety Dance by Men Without Hats

"Safety Dance" is one of those iconic songs from the 80s. Men Without Hats themselves are almost exclusively remembered for it and it alone (which is a shame, because at a minimum, "Pop Goes the World" was just as good a song.) Part of that might be the bizarre, trippy video that they made for the song, which was a kind of Renaissance Festival Maypole celebration with a dwarf and a girl who danced like she was high the entire time.

Apparently the song was, of all things, a protest song about how New Wave pogo dancing fans were getting kicked out of clubs by bouncers because their dancing looked vaguely dangerous.

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