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Dancing the night away in your kitchen again this weekend? Muddy collared BBC Devon's super-DJ and talent spotter, Sarah Gosling, for her top 10 dance tracks to keep us in the groove.

It’s Friday night and the chances of going out are low (make that zero) but if a kitchen disco is good enough for Sophie Ellis-Bextor, then it’s good enough for us. Seeing as Abba just won’t cut it for the 5,060th night running, Muddy collared BBC Devon’s super-DJ and talent spotter, Sarah Gosling, to reveal what she’s been listening to in lockdown.

She’s picked some amazing local Devon talent we’ve hadn’t heard before (Pattern Pusher – we’re your new number uno fan) along with some dance classics to get us into the groove.

Who’s number one in your stay-at-home charts? Let us know who you’ve been listening to in the comment box below!

Hit it, Sarah!

Mark Ronson and the Business International – Bang Bang Bang

One of the lesser known projects of multi-award winning Mark Ronson, this song is maddeningly brilliant and perfect to get weird to. 

The Magic Gang – Think

Prescient lyrics and smart delivery don’t hinder this song from being a major hoot. 

Celeste – Stop This Flame

The woman who won just about every “next big thing” award going as we entered 2020 has stepped up her dance-ability game on this track. Warm your shoulders up, there’s going to be a lot of jubilant arms-in-the-air to this one.

Fontaines D.C. – The Boys In The Better Land

Yes, you will end up trying to do the accent, and no, you won’t succeed. That’s okay though, because provided you’re jumping around as much as this song demands, you’ll be too out of puff for anyone to notice. Once you’ve caught your breath though, go and listen to the album from whence this comes, ‘Dogrel’ – the perceptive ballsiness of the lyrics is just brilliant. 

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell 

Because it’s the Idol, that’s why. So over the top, so ready for air-punching your way around the kitchen, and warming up those much-underused vocal chords screaming “more, more, more!” Perfect. 

Fatboy Slim – Weapon Of Choice

As with Fontaines D.C., you will try to do the dance, and you probably won’t succeed, but that’s okay. I truly don’t think you can dance badly to this ridiculous gem of a song. 

Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl

For all the Indie kids out there, this is dance floor catnip. Take out the ponytail, loosen the tie, and get ready to shake it out, friends. 

Pattern Pusher – Lose Myself

From the Exeter Indie-Disco heroes who know better than most how to get people dancing, I think this is still the surest hit. It’s got the bassline, it’s got the shimmy-inducing guitar trills, and importantly it’s got the howl/shriek along moments absolutely required for full party absurdity. 

David Bowie – Golden Years 

I won’t lie, as much as I love this song on its own, that incredible lute-section into full Bowie dance scene in A Knight’s Tale is what has boosted this track into my favourites of all time. If you haven’t yet watched it do, and then learn the dance. Lockdown sorted. 

Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor 

The perfect big blasting end of the night/end of the prance in the kitchen session. It’s so energetic that you will be exhausted afterwards, but you’ll be expunged of all that long-bottled up sass and feeling so good after panting “dancing to electro pop like a robot from 1984” and doing just that that you won’t care. And no, I definitely haven’t done just that repeatedly since lockdown started. What makes you think such a thing? 

Want more, more, more (as Billy might say)? Hit the dial and tune into the latest musicals updates from Sarah on twitter and her evening show, week nights on BBC Radio Devon.

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