► The Big Dance. In her infinite wisdom, Laura, my Northern twin, suggested the necessity of a March Madness playlist. Oh, absolutely.
What follows are the top tracks whose titles pair nicely with the timeline of the NCAA tournament, also known as the Big Dance, a metaphorical moniker we have really run with for this playlist.
Twin picks ► In chronological order of NCAA tournament play.
8 • I Hope You Dance • Lee Ann Womack ► What every fan thinks.
7 • I Wanna Dance with Somebody • Whitney Houston ► What every team thinks.
6 • May I Have This Dance • Francis and the Lights featuring Chance the Rapper ► When your team gets the invite on Selection Sunday.
3 • Shut Up and Dance • Walk the Moon ► When those malcontents complain about their seeding.
4 • Let’s Dance • David Bowie ► Game time.
3 • Dancing in the Dark • Bruce Springsteen ► For the First Four.
2 • Keep On Dancing • the Gentrys ► Every team’s March goal.
1 • Save the Last Dance for Me • The Drifters ► For the championship game.
And for the winning team…
Dancin’ in the Streets • Martha & the Vandellas ► We just hope the dancing will be on Franklin Street. ■
► Bonus Tracks »
» You Should Be Dancing • the Bee Gees ► » When the committee goofs up.
» Dance, Dance, Dance • the Steve Miller Band ► » How everyone feels this time of year. ■
the Carolina girls ►
Laura • Northern twin living in South Carolina • a rock-n-roll genius & popcorn aficionado.
Hilary • Southern twin living in North Carolina • Sat beside Laura in rock-n-roll history class.
Laura & Hilary met during college orientation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where their twinship was forged through Intro to Psych, old movies, Peanuts cartoons, grammar and, of course, rock-n-roll. They both endorse getting the Led out.