Songs about dancin’

We served up another double dose of Thematic Static over two weeks, because there is simply no shortage of songs written about — and many times also for — dancing. A WNXP listener named Sharone requested this theme months ago, by snail mail 😊, so I started the first show with one of her suggestions, Ms. Whitney!

Check out the archived shows and full playlists from June 6 and June 13 (👇). Leave future requests, stories and theme ideas at so we can air YOUR voice on Nashville’s Music Experience!

#ThematicStatic Playlist – 7/6/23

Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

Yola – “Dancing Away In Tears”

David Bowie – “Let’s Dance”

TSU Aristocrat of Bands Feat. Jakayln Car and Sir The Baptist – “Dance Revival”

Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – “Lose Yourself to Dance”

Ana Tijoux – “Antifa Dance”

Lucy Dacus – “Dancing In The Dark” (Bruce Springsteen cover)

Dr. Dog – “Can She Dance”

Angel Olsen – “Safety Dance” (Men Without Hats cover)

KC and the Sunshine Band – “Boogie Shoes”

Space Capone – “I Just Wanna Dance”

Chemical Brothers ft. Fatlip – “The Salmon Dance”

Sylvan Esso – “Rooftop Dancing”

The Regrettes – “Dancing On My Own” (Robyn cover)

#ThematicStatic Playlist: 7/13/23

LCD Soundsystem – “Dance Yrself Clean”

Drifters – “Save The Last Dance For Me”

King Gizzard & The Lizard – “Hate Dancin'”

Young MC – “Bust A Move”

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – “Dancin’ In The Street”

Brooks & Dunn – “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”

Beastie Boys – “Shake Your Rump”

Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet That You’d Look Good on the Dance Floor”

Squirrel Flower – “Your Love”

Digital Underground – “The Humpty Dance”

Sam Cooke – “Twistin’ the Night Away (Live)”

Francis and the Lights ft. Chance the Rapper – “May I Have This Dance”

Dead or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)”