Dance music doesn’t beat around the bush. Dance music doesn’t shirk any issue cos it’s embarrassing or difficult to express. Dance music is all, “this is how I feel bitches, and deal with it or get outta my face.”
I’ve been listening to a lot of Pitbull lately (recommended) and I think I’ve summarised his approach to songwriting for you.
A typical Pitbull song goes like this –
STAY IN THIS CLUB
THERE IS A GREAT BEAT IN THIS CLUB
PEOPLE FIND YOU SEXY IN THIS CLUB
HOW AWESOME IS BEING IN THIS CLUB
DRINK SOME MORE VODKA SODA RIGHT NOW
I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE THIS CLUB
EVERYTHING GOOD ABOUT THE WORLD IS IN THIS CLUB
THAT DUDE OR LADY IS SUPER HOT IN THIS CLUB
POUR THE VODKA DOWN MY THROAT BITCHES
POUR IT I SAID POUR IT I SAID POUR IT
I AM SO HAPPY I COULD DIE
And you know, sometimes when you’re all Feisted out, or Bat for Lashes just ain’t cutting the mustard – well, you know what you’ve gotta do.