Top 15 Pole Dance Songs in 2011

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.

Listen to clips on itunes or full songs on spotify to see if which ones move YOUR body.

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

  1. 2012 Update:  10 Favorite Pole Dance Musical Moments and 10 Go-To Pole Dance Songs
  2. Explore the Music Category for more musical inspiration.
  3. Join the email list for Sirens Secrets newsletter & blog updates.
  4. Explore my playlists on spotify.
  5. April 2013 Update:  Explore Songs for the Siren featuring playlists by (& interviews with) teachers, musicians, performers & fellow sirens.

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Day 27 in my version of the Start Now 30-day blog challenge. Scroll to the bottom of Day 2 post for all the background details.

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2 Responses to Top 15 Pole Dance Songs in 2011

  1. Joy on January 12, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    So awesome! Thank you for this list..I spent the morning listening to each could I feel anything *but* empowered and strong and sexy after listening!

    • Lisa Faulkner on January 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM

      Joy, how wonderful to hear! If you noticed your body especially loved one (or two or three) that’s a great clue to choosing your own sexy, empowering music!