You can dance if you want to…

The Safety Dance is a song released in 1982 by Canadian band “Men Without Hats.” Lead singer “Ivan Doroschuk” has explained that it was a protest song against bouncers who prohibited dancers from “pogo-ing” to 1980’s new wave music in clubs when disco was declining and new wave was coming onto the music scene. Ivan wrote The Safety Dance after he had been kicked out of a club for pogo dancing. The song became a top 10 hit in numerous countries, was a number 1 in South Africa and has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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