Song of the Day #2,953: ‘Get On the Floor’ – Michael Jackson

off-the-wallMichael Jackson’s Off the Wall just missed my list of 1980 albums, having been released with a few months left in 1979.

I never got to know this album very well, unlike its 1982 follow-up, Thriller. Thriller is an album that, even at 10 years old, I knew by heart. But Off the Wall might be an even better record start to finish.

Of course you have ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,’ ‘Rock With Me,’ ‘She’s Out of My Life’ and the title track — classics all — but every track on Off the Wall has a funk/soul urgency that simultaneously anchors the album in its era but makes it feel timeless.

[Intro]
Ah Get On The Floor And Dance
Ah, On The Floor And Dance

[Chorus]
So Get On The Floor
And Dance With Me
I Love The Way You Shake Your Thing
Especially
[Verse 1]
There is A Chance For Dancing
All Night Long
There is A Chance For Grooving
And It Will Be Soothing
With A Song

Then Why Do not You Just
Dance Across The Floor
Because There is A Chance For Chances
And The Chance Is Chosen
And I Sure Would Like Just To Groove With You

[Chorus]
So Get On The Floor
And Dance With Me
I Love The Way You Shake Your Thing
Especially
So Get On The Floor
And Dance With Me
I Love The Way You Shake That Thing (Girl)
Especially

[Verse 2]
No Need For Rejection
Determined To Be
Going to Groove Going to Move You
Going to Say Things To You
Just Wait And See

Then Why Do not You Just
Dance Across The Floor
Because There is A Chance For Choices
And It is You I am Choosing
And I Sure Would Like Just To Groove With You

[Chorus]
So Get On The Floor
And Dance With Me
I Love The Way You Shake Your Thing
Especially

So Get On The Floor And Dance With Me
I Love The Way You Shake That Thing Girl
Especially

Get Up Would not You Gone Down
Shake Your Body Would not You Gone Get Down
Get Up Would not You Gone Down
Shake Your Body Would not You Gone Get Down

[Chorus]
So Get On The Floor And Dance With Me
I Love The Way You Shake That Thing Girl Especially
So Get On The Floor And Dance With Me
I Love The Way You Shake That Thing Girl
Especially

[Outro]
Get Up Would not You Gone Down
Shake Your Body Would not You Gone Get Down
Get Up Would not You Gone Down
Shake Your Body Would not You Gone Get Down
Get Up Would not You Gone Down
Shake Your Body Would not You Gone Get Down
Get Up Would not You Gone Down
Shake Your Body Would not You Gone Get Down

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,953: ‘Get On the Floor’ – Michael Jackson

  1. Dana says:

    If you haven’t seen, you should watch the Spike Lee documentary on Jackson, as it largely focuses on the making of this album.

  2. Peg says:

    I only wish I could watch him dancing to this song 😦

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