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“there were jelly shoes, parachute pants and cassette tapes don’t you know”

Breakdancing was probably the greatest dance craze in history, in the 1980’s everyone was wearing parachute pants, getting out their flattened cardboard box, and attempting to back spin. fast forward 30 plus years to present day and it appears to be making a comeback, with kids under 10 years old busting some fly moves!

Influences: old school rap, Roland TR-808 drum machines, autobiographical breakdancing experiences

Listen For: vocal nods to Grandmaster Flash and The Sugarhill Gang, DJ record scratching, Dr. Rock beatboxing

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Well let me take you back to the 1980s, a very long time ago
Where believe it or not you know MTV played, music videos
There were jelly shoes, parachute pants and cassette tapes don't you know
And people walkin' around with great big boom boxes, everywhere they'd go

And don’t you know that we were

CHORUS
Breakdancin', Breakdancin’
Everybody was Breakdancin', Breakdancin’

Uh huh huh, uh huh huh

Well I must have been about 11 years old and I thought I would give it a try
So I went on down to the community center with a, twinkle in my eye
I looked over a list of the classes, they offered, and found what I was looking for
Then I went on down to room 209 and when I walked through that door, don’t you know that they were

CHORUS

Mr DJ

Break it down to the beat box

Break dance robots, please report to the dance floor

Do the moonwalk do the moonwalk
Slide you feet j-j-just like this

Now the wave now the wave
Wave your arms wavey wavey

And the caterpillar caterpillar
Watch your back or the worm

Backspin can you backspin
Spin it all around round and around

What about the windmill about the windmill
Now hold on well, hold on

Can you headspin, headspin, can you headspin, headspin can you spin…..
Wait…….hold on...I gotta…...th….I…..wait wait wait
Wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait!!!


Okay, full disclosure y’all
I only completed breakdance level one and the head spin and the windmill that was level two so…..
I, can’t do those…..

Back to the beat y’all

Well the years have passed and I'm full grown man all set in my ways and such
And I gotta admit, on the current trends I'm just a, little out of touch
But just the other day I was watching television and much to my surprise
There was a little kid, about 7 years old and right before my eyes

Don’t you know that he was

CHORUS
Breakdancin', Breakdancin’
You know, he was Breakdancin', Breakdancin’
It’s comin’ back around again Breakdancin', Breakdancin’
Uh huh, Breakdancin', Breakdancin’

Everybody all together

Hotel
Motel
Ha ha Holiday Inn

CHORUS
Breakdancin', Breakdancin’
Everybody was Breakdancin', Breakdancin’
It’s comin’ back around again Breakdancin', Breakdancin’
Uh huh, Breakdancin', Breakdancin’

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from Sugar Free Allstars, released April 2, 2016

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Sugar Free Allstars Oklahoma City

Sugar Free Allstars is a Grammy-featured, family funk super duo from OKC listed as one of Time magazine's top 12 family music acts in America. They blend elements of soul, R&B, disco, gospel and NOLA street parade music to provide a high energy rock show dance party experience best described as a funky, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, body movin’ & groovin’ dance-until-you-drop party for all ages! ... more

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