Men Without Hats – “The Safety Dance” – (1982)

Men Without Hats were Canadian? I thought they were from Australia, but I guess I was confusing them with Men at Work. Men without hats at work. Yeah, it’s kind of a weird song. “We can dance if we want to; we can leave your friends behind. Because your friends don’t dance if they don’t dance then they’re no friends of mine.” That’s the chorus that comes round and round. Someone I worked with once asked another employee if she had ever heard of “The Safety Dance.” She said “No.” Then he proceeded to play for her, via YouTube, some 15 minutes worth of the song. Moral of the story: if anyone ever asks you if you’ve heard this song, please, for the love of your coworkers, just say, “Yes.”

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