A Motown Song in Your Feet

"Teenage crazes" aren't supposed to have substance, are they?

When one Motown song may or may not be encouraging summer riots, it makes you wonder!

Sure, the Sound Machine of Young America often did flip its switch to Frivolous and Shameless Self-Imitation.

But the pieces below show the way classic dance songs are supposed to be: steeped in rhythmic and atmospheric power, even if they aren't intellectually or emotionally profound.

Most irresistible Motown dance song?

Dancing in the Street
Do You Love Me
Going to a Go-Go
Heat Wave
Hitch Hike
Mickey's Monkey

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A Motown Song in Your Feet