With the recent serving of Katy Perry’s ’80s/90s/everything inspired new single, “Chained to the Rhythm” (btw..slaaaay that performance between Bey and Ad last night, gurl) the Teenage Dream diva not only gave us a light and frothy new tune for everybody, but gave us a swift reminder of just how lovely it is to be linked up to all of the rhythm that life has to offer.
However, “Chained” is also a wonderful excuse (aka..Monday) to unlock the music vault and pull out those grooves that demand all of our rhythmic respect, which is why classic beats from Gloria Estefan, DeBarge, Snap, Corona, AC/DC and our dearly departed MJ are all sorts of served and waiting just for you to just straight up to get down to.
Plus, it’s always an artistic delight to watch Ms. Janet‘s still stellar “Rhythm Nation” clip over and over and over again.
Which is indeed what you’re about to do right…now.
Katy Perry/”Chained to the Rhythm” Because there’s truly no way other than to be chained to..it all.
Gloria Estefan/”The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” Beware…because from that very first “oh, way, oh, wah,” Ms. Gloria‘s classic fire is still coming to get you. Yes, you.
Selena Gomez/”Me and the Rhythm” With all of this slinky Selena sass that’s offered up on this tantalizing Revival groove, it’s a shame it didn’t get served up a single. Which is even better, because it’s one of those grooves best played at night when you lock the door where no else can see. Now, dance.
DeBarge/”Rhythm of the Night” No explanation needed, just a big ol’ serving of that nighttime rhythm love that only DeBarge knows how to truly cook up.
Janet/”Rhythm Nation” If you’re not a part of Ms. J’s Nation by now…get on it.
Snap/”Rhythm is a Dancer” Yes, it is.
Corona/”Rhythm of the Night” Although we still have no idea what Ms. Corona says in that very first line…it’s all pure fucking ’90s dance bliss.
Fedde Le Grand/”Rhythm of the Night” Even Mr. Le Grand and his deep house infused rewerk gets it.
AC/DC/”Girls Got Rhythm” Well, except for when it’s 2 a.m. in the club, then it gets a bit tricky. But either, way, slay, ladies and never get eliminated when it comes to those rhythmic grooves of life.
Michael Jackson/”Slave to the Rhythm” Because it’s MJ and we must always respect his rhythm. Now, repeat this list and keep on gettin’ down, kids.