It was a much simpler time. Jimmy Carter was president, ESPN debuted on cable television, and a gallon of gasoline would have cost you a whopping 86 cents a gallon. Disco fever was still running strong throughout the country. Seats along the dance floors were feeling extremely deserted as everyone with a pulse gladly packed themselves on the floor across America.
Disco may have died on July 12th at Comiskey Park (see video below for context), but the The King of Pop had plans of his own. On August 10th, Michael Jackson dropped his first solo album: Off the Wall. The track I want to share with you all this week is “Get on the Floor”, the fourth track on the album.
Right from the get go, it’s hard to ignore the bodacious bass line this song is dishing out. “Get on the Floor” is an all you can eat buffet of funk and silky vocals. And there is nothing quite like a delicious desert after a hearty meal and Michael Jackson serves that up for us at the 2:43 mark of the song. Start with a chorus of trumpets, throw in some bongos, add a dash of scatting from the King of Pop, and finish it off with a generous helping of bass and you got yourself a concoction sure to leave you wanting more.