Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday Theme Song: Dancin' Shaggin' On the Boulevard

On last week's Thursday Theme Song Mom featured our first Beach Music song of the summer by The Drifters.  She also mentioned there was an official Beach Music Dance called The Shag.  Today we'll show you a :50 second video of the ultimate Shaggin' couple.  Watch their feet...that is what Shaggin is all about. Basic steps are very smiliar to kicking sand with your bare feet. The second video is my Thursday Theme Song by the one and only best beach music group ever Alabama, Dancin' Shaggin' on the Boulevard. Most people recognize Alabama as a Country band; however, they got they start in the business in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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We're supposed to have original pictures on TTS day.  I hope just for today you'll allow me to step a wee bit out of the box with two videos.

Here are a few verses of the song.  All of the places/ bands mentioned in the song were real.
Myrtle Beach was the spot to be in the 1960s!!

Well the Magic Attic's where the music rolls
And the Army-Navy's got ol Jackie Soul
Down on Peaches Corner there are Good Ol'Boys
and Mother Fletcher's makin' lots of noise
They're dancin' shaggin' on the boulevard
Well the Tams are playin at the Port-o-Call
And the Drifters underneath the Boardwalk
At the Spanish Galleon and Ol' Fat Jacks
Jukebox playin' and the place is packed
You bet they're dancin' shaggin' on the boulevard

Got the top down and the traffic's slow
Sun fun week and we all go
Where the girls are sunnin' and a lookin' good
I never met them but I wish I could
The Embers singin' up on Ocean Drive
And the Castaways are getting loud tonight
At the Electric Circus they all gettin' down
And the Carousels spinnin' 'round and round
See them dancin' Shaggin' on the boulevard...

Please click on the below video to hear the one and only
Alabama sing their signature song.


  1. No beach where I grew up in GA but I do remember The Shag, wish I could have been as good at it as that couple.

    Swaying to the rhythm of Alabama right now, that is a great song.


  2. Hi madi,

    I used to make my cats dance when I was little. We tie a tissue ball at the end of a fishing line, and my cats did the shag.

  3. Awesome videos, Madi! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Excellent...but, honestly, who's watching the feet....that wigglin' butt is much more interesting!!! [the guy's of course, that is!!!] I'm a butt gal, Madi. I know, I'd much prefer salmon doing the Shag.

    Love Ann's comment about her kitties doing the 'shag'!!

  5. Madi... great video. It's got me swaying and stompin' over here.

    pawhugs, Max

  6. What great video's. Mummy says that "shaggin" means something very different over here and you would get arrested for doing on the beach giggle :)xx

  7. Those two dancers' feet really could move, no wonder they were Champion Dancers!

    I love the T-bird in the Alabama video! I always wanted one in Turquoise since I was 7 years old!

    Thanks for the beach dancin' music!

  8. Great dancers....I had a girlfriend once that was on Dancing with the Stars....I miss Star....

  9. Ok's....Me go practice my shaggin steps....(does dis work wit short legs?)

  10. I loved Myrtle Beach years ago!! I went there every summer and danced away to the beach music!! Thanks for the videos...that took me back to a great time in my life....I love Beach Music!!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  11. Ahhhh, the Bama Boys. Nobody like them. Thanks for the happy memories.

  12. That was fun!
    We don't shag, but we do SHED!!!
    Licks and sniffs!

  13. So much fun!!! Thanks for the happy song and one that brings back lots of memories.

  14. Our mama is doin' the shag....she thinks she's a teenie booper again!!!!!!!!

    We love you gorgeous Mads.

  15. Shaggin on the Boulevard was one of our favorite songs to dance to when we lined danced.

  16. "Shaggin" has certainly taken on a new connotation in the world we live in now. What fun watching those couples dance. Happy,Fun, times. I just noticed I've got a big smile on my face from watching these video flicks. Thanks!

  17. WOW! Those two could really dance! And I love Alabama... loved the videos.

  18. Wow, that is some pretty fancy footwork in the first video!!!

  19. Pawsome Madi!
    Mom says she remembers the Shag!
    (doesn't that make Mom old as dirt?)


  20. We've never heard that song before, but we enjoyed the videos.

  21. Oh, I thought that was gonna be YOU in the video :)

  22. I love your memories! Thanls for share!

  23. Love it!! but John Denver will always be my favorite ;)

  24. Oh those dancers were good! We woudn't wanna get under their feets!!

  25. Great video!! It got us dancing!!

    Jazzi and Addy


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