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Radio XXII, side A, track 2: “The Locomotion” by Kylie Minogue, #43 on The Top 88 of ’88

Kylie Minogue - The LocomotionOh, Kylie Minogue, this is where we part ways, my dear.  If memory serves correctly, I think this is the last Kylie Minogue song I captured on my radio tapes.  Not that I captured a lot of your songs, Kylie Minogue.  In fact, I really only recorded two, but of those two I certainly recorded them a whole heckuva lot.  And it’s no mystery why, since both those songs are pretty great.  But I gotta say, Kylie Minogue, this is one of the few times I feel like maybe I overdid it on the taping.  At least with this song.  There were other songs that I recorded more times, but I will admit I’m a little embarrassed by my apparent fascination with “The Locomotion”.

My fear is that when I die, someone will try to find the right words to say about me, and their only real source of information will be this blog, and after looking through all the many songs I recorded they will come to one definitive conclusion, and on my tombstone it will have my name, and right underneath it:  “He loved The Locomotion”.  It’s not technically wrong, Kylie Minogue, but I don’t know if that’s what I want my legacy to be.  Unless you end up singing at my funeral.  Then we’re all good.

“The Locomotion”

Everybody’s doing a brand new dance now
(Come on, baby, do the Locomotion)
I know you’ll get to like it if you give it a chance now
(Come on, baby, do the Locomotion)
My little baby sister can do it with ease
It’s easier than learning your ABCs
So come on, come on
Do the Locomotion with me
You gotta swing your hips now
Come on, baby
Jump up
Hmmm jump back
Well, I think you got the knack
Oh-oh, now that you can do it let’s make a chain now
(Come on, baby, do the Locomotion)
Chug-a chug-a motion like a railway train now
(Come on, baby, do the Locomotion)
Do it nice and easy now, don’t lose control
A little bit’a rhythm and a lotta soul
So come on, come on
Do the Locomotion with me

The Locomotion (Wah-oo)
Come on, come on
The Locomotion (Wah-oo)
Come on, come on
The Locomotion (Wah-oo)
Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on

Move around the floor in a Locomotion
(Come on, baby, do the Locomotion)
Yeah
Do it holdin’ hands if you get the notion
(Come on, baby, do the Locomotion)
There’s never been a dance that’s so easy to do
It even makes you happy when you’re feeling blue
So come on, come on, do the Locomotion with me
You gotta swing your hips now
Come on, baby
Jump up
Hmmm jump back
Well, I think you got the knack
Oh-oh, do the Loc, do the Loc, do the Loco-Locomotion
(Come on, baby, do the Locomotion)
Do the Loc, do the Loc, do the Loco-Locomotion
(Come on, baby, do the Locomotion)
Do it nice and easy now, don’t lose control
A little bit’a rhythm and a lotta soul
So come on, come on
Do the Locomotion
Come on, come on
Do the Locomotion
Come on, come on, do the Loco-Locomotion with me

The Locomotion (Wah-oo)
Come on, come on
The Locomotion (Wah-oo)
Come on, come on
The Locomotion (Wah-oo)
Come on, come on

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