Okay so since I wrote the post about Boy being a Gino, I’ve had one-hit-wonder bands floating around in my head which lead me to think about the band Snap! which had a big hit with the song “Rhythm is a Dancer” in like 1992.
So the song is mostly sung by a girl until about the two and a half minute mark, when a thuggy sounding male voice busts in and does a little rap break in which he says the sentence “I’m serious as cancer when I say Rhythm is a Dancer!”
Now, not only is this an incredibly insane line for a dance song (I mean what a bring down, bringing up the c word when all people are trying to do is bust a move), but when I listened to the song today, I noticed how totally emphatic he was about this statement which seemed odd.
I mean was there some sort of conversation that took place before the song started in which someone did not believe Rhythm was a dancer to get this man all revved up? And what happened after the song? Did this mystery person continue to antagonise the singer and did the conversation escalate? “Seriously, man, I will cut a bitch who doesn’t believe Rhythm is dancer!”
And what if things got violent and he actually did stab the guy? I mean what would the coroner’s report say: “Death by Snap! song”?
It troubles me that I have read so much into a pop song, but it was in my head when I heard it, so there you go.