LET’S GO BACK TO SCHOOL.
Yes, to many of you – and certainly to me – the prospect of returning to school might not be a welcoming one. Still, while the classes and playground dramas of primary school are not particularly missed, one event sticks out in the memories of any British schoolkid as a highlight of the year, and that’s the school disco! This playlist collects some of the staple tunes of the primary school disco, instantly recognisable to babies of the 90s and early 00s and guaranteed to bring a little nostalgia.
No playlist on this theme would be complete without Busted and McFly, the two boybands who competed for a place in all our hearts (I was Team Busted, for the record). I haven’t heard any of these tracks for years, but still remember almost all the words – not to mention the questionable dance moves that went along with some of them, like the iconic Cha Cha Slide.
I have to wonder if the tradition of school discos is still going strong, and what songs might feature on a playlist like this in 15 years’ time. Similarly, if you attended school in the early 90s or before, what songs would be on your ultimate school disco playlist? And do similar things happen in elementary schools in America? One can only wonder, but I do hope so, because it’s the one part of my school days that I honestly do miss a little.