'Rock With You' – Michael Jackson
'Single Ladies' – Beyoncé
'You Got The Love' – The Source featuring Candi Staton
'1 Thing' – Amerie
'Good Times' – Chic
'No Diggity' – Blackstreet featuring Dr Dre
'Crazy in Love' – Beyonce
'Push It' – Salt-N-Pepa
'I Feel Love' - Donna Summer
'You Can Call Me Al' – Paul Simon
'Gold Digger' – Kanye West
'Don’t You Want Me' - The Human League
'Get Lucky' – Daft Punk
'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' – Whitney Houston
'Let’s Dance' – David Bowie
'Ignition (Remix)' - R Kelly
'Everywhere' - Fleetwood Mac
'All Night Long' – Lionel Richie
'Don't Stop ’Til You Get Enough' – Michael Jackson
'Hey Ya!' – Outkast
Andre takes a leaf out of Prince’s sticky book by, simply, putting it all out there. ‘Don’t want to meet your momma,’ he states. ‘Just want to make you come-ah!’ Orgasms all round!
Specifically in the manner of a Polaroid picture. Boringly, this won’t actually hasten the speed at which your film develops, so why not simply jiggle with your Instagram app instead?
A great party tune relies on the three ‘R’s: repetition, repetition and repetition. ‘Hey Ya!’ features its titular holler 25 times, as well as 19 ‘uh oh’s and 14 consecutive ‘alright’s. You just can’t argue with those numbers.
The song’s gently strummed guitar and lovelorn lyrics touch the heart. But, it’s the body-shaking, P-funk bassline which bites the booty, reminding you to ‘get on the floor’.
Hand claps; call-and-response yowling; an invitation to the neighbourly lending of sugar: ‘Hey Ya!’ is as keen as a Butlin’s Red Coat to get you involved. Even the late, great Lou Reed was a fan, calling it ‘the perfect rock ’n’ roll song’. And what Lou says, goes. Jonny Ensall