Don Henley – All She Wants To Do Is Dance

Why dance while Rome burns? Such is the message from Eagle Don Henley in 1984. A top ten Billboard hit, the singer laments our preoccupation with hedonism despite the many serious political issues out there, and in particular, foreign policy.

Oh, sweet irony: the song is popular to dance to and most disregard the message. Mind you, a terrible lyric rhyming ‘heat’ with ‘street’ perhaps deserves this?

Also by Don Henley on this blog: The End Of The Innocence. A similarly themed song is The Politics of Dancing, by Re-Flex.



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