I pole danced to 87 songs in 2011. Here are fifteen of my favorites with brief descriptions of the blissful magic.
1. By Your Side by Sade
Blissful integration of playfulness and vulnerability. Witnesses said:
- sexy romance
- deliciously determined
- lusciously confident
- tender frolic
- sweet sexy love shower
2. Heavenly Day by Patty Griffin
Joyful flight & strut. Body sings.
3. Glory Box by Dummy
Soulfully sensual. Heals feminine ache and restores my faith in women and the feminine blossoming.
4. Swing by Savage
Sexy unleashed wild freedom. Connections. Play. Surprise.
5. Get Big by Dorrough (& Someone Like You by Adele)
Confidence. Dream BIG. Send-off. Tears. Group hug. Duality of play & sadness.
6. Slow Dancing In A Burning Room by John Mayer
Surrender without giving in or losing sight of goal. Riptide metaphor.
7. My Angel Rocks Back and Forth by Four Tet
Web of radiant light and sisterhood.
8. Pony by Far
Sexy energy exchange. Everybody wins.
9. E.T. (feat. Kanye West) by Katy Perry
Pink light goddess worship.
10. Feeling Good by Michael Bublé
Pure sunlight and joy. Never fails. Smile.
Bonus: Killing In the Name by Rage Against the Machine
I HATE this song. But I surfed the rouge wave from from attack, to tears, to protection, to play, to sexy seduction.
11. Sexy Chick by Paloma Faith
Moved to tears. Borrowed. Gift. Magic. Moved others to tears. Confused. Soulful. Shared.
12. 13 Minutes (B-Side) by Living Syndication
Earthy tribal drums turn on my fire & passion.
13. Something Sexy About The Rain by Kenny Chesney
Deepened my relationship with sadness & tears.
In fairy tales, tears change people, remind them of what is important, and save their very souls. Only a hardness of heart inhibits weeping and union. There is a saying, a prayer, really, among Sufis, asking God to break one’s heart: “Shatter my heart so a new room can be created for a Limitless Love.”
– Clarissa Pinkola Estés (1992), Women Who Run with the Wolves, p 157.
14. Squander (Original) by Skunk Anansie
Heightened hyper-awareness. Body & brain simultaneity. Feminine welcoming masculine back.
15. Silent Night by Lisa Marie Presley
Winter solstice celebration. Birth. Create. Divine fire. Shine light bright-er.
What were your favorites songs to pole dance to? Could you ever pick just one? Not me. Nope, I really don’t think so. Maybe three.
More Pole Dance Songs
- 2012 Update: 10 Favorite Pole Dance Musical Moments and 10 Go-To Pole Dance Songs
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- April 2013 Update: Explore Songs for the Siren featuring playlists by (& interviews with) teachers, musicians, performers & fellow sirens.