Billy Idol – ‘Dancing With Myself’
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Dancing With Billy Idol
I dare you to listen to ‘Dancing With Myself’ by Billy Idol and try to stay in a bad mood. It’s impossible, right? That’s why everyone loves this song so much! It’s upbeat, fun, with a strong punk undercurrent that makes you want to get up and dance by yourself. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have Billy Idol dance parties in my apartment at least once a week.
Billy got the idea after watching Japanese kids at a Tokyo disco “dancing with themselves” in a nightclub. The kids would pogo dance by themselves, and there were mirrors in the club so they could watch themselves doing it.
Our favorite British bad boy struck gold with ‘Dancing With Myself’. While he was already the next big thing in the UK, this party anthem made him a household name in the United States. Not surprisingly, Billy Idol was actually quite introspective while writing this:
Idol told Rolling Stone: “The song really is about people being in a disenfranchised world where they’re left bereft, dancing with their own reflections.”