Song Challenge Week 9 — A Song You Can Dance To


OK, I started this quite a while back and then dropped the ball, but I’m going to try picking up the 30 Day Song Challenge again as a weekly project.


Week 9 — A Song You Can Dance To

“Twiggy Twiggy,” Pizzicato Five

I know how I first heard “Twiggy Twiggy.” I have no idea why.

My senior year at Ole Miss, my roommate Jay Morris started doing a show on the  student radio station, 92.1 Rebel Radio. Helping him with the show, “The .88 Magnum Radio Hour,” was our friend, Lain Hughes, who had previous DJ experience.

I have no idea how they came across “Twiggy Twiggy.” I assume it was part of the station’s collection, which, belonging as it did to a college radio station, included many many unusual things. But what caused them to find it in the first place and then prompted them to put it in the CD player, I haven’t a clue.

But they did, and discovered that it lent itself well to dancing wackily around the studio. Lain and Jay playing the song and dancing became a regular feature of the show.

And thus, to this day, the song makes me want to dance in a silly manner, which is good, since that’s the only manner in which I’m capable of dancing.

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