This week, like many other businesses, the staff here at AccountingWEB towers will be enjoying their office Christmas party. Like most others, it’s likely to involve some dodgy ‘dad dancing’ by the boss, some tipsy toppling and a few erroneous attempts at the robot.
Don’t worry if you throw worse shapes than a balloon modeller with a dodgy wrist – just check out our list of top tunes and get your party started.
1. Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
“It’s Christmaaaaaas!” - Damn right it is and revellers of every age can partake in this festive campfest. So much the better if you have fake snow to kick around whilst doing your 70s power shoulder move.
2. Last Christmas – Wham!
This is always a risky one to play because it can encourage the ‘friendlier’ members of staff to get closer to their favourite colleagues in a less than professional way. Deflect their advances by cracking out an 80s swishy side-step,
as demonstrated by George Michael.
8. Jump – Pointer Sisters (or Girls Aloud, depending on your age)
There usually comes a time in the evening when the ties are loosened and handbags hit the floor. This would be it. Those who are serious about their mission to party are likely to dance with particular enthusiasm here, and possibly rope in others to join them. Be warned.
9. Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
You may not be ready for this jelly, but it’s coming atcha’ anyway. There will be one person who thinks she is Beyonce hogging the floor, and a few enthusiastic backing dancers enjoying the view. If that person is you, just remember to de-tag all the photos on Facebook the next day.
10. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
It’s last orders and time to clear out the bar. The gin drinkers are blubbing into their festive hats, someone is telling someone else they ‘like, really really love’ them and there’s inevitably a chap fast asleep in the corner. Time to get out a bit of Bing and hail a taxi. Merry Christmas!
So there you have it, our definitive list (for now anyway) of festive fancies for your dancefloor.
Have we missed any? Add your own tunes below – and don’t forget to tell us why you’ve chosen them (amusing Christmas party mishap anecdotes optional).
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