When I was a sophomore in college, “Flip Fantasia” came out and became basically one of my favorite songs. I’m not sure it’s ever fallen off my Top 10 list.
Toward the end of the semester, the Honors College was having its annual dance — a bunch of college kids in the basement of the library dancing in dim lighting, etc. etc. etc. — and one of the upperclassmen on the periphery of my social circle was DJing. We had all brought our own CDs for him to play tracks from and could give requests. I brought this one and asked him to play it.
He grimaced. “You can’t dance to that.” Oh, his dismissiveness.
I thought, What? Are we going to have another four tracks of Devo? (Not that Devo isn’t awesome.)
“Come on, just play it,” I said. “This is totally danceable.”
He wasn’t into it, and I had to wait a long time to hear it, but eventually he did play it. And lots of people danced.
Because, come on, this song is all groove.