Daily Archives: July 7, 2014

Radio XXXVIII, side B, track 1: “Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)” by Q-Feel

Q-Feel - Dancing In HeavenOh, Q-Feel, I can unequivocally say that this song was and is one of my absolute favoritest of any songs ever made.  I won’t lie to you, Q-Feel, it has been years since I’ve heard this song, but when I saw this come up on my track list, it made me unbelievably happy.  And maybe it’s been years since I’ve heard this song, but I guarantee that there was a lot of goodwill stored up over this song because when this song was on the radio when I was a kid, I listened to it ALL THE TIME.  All the time.  No joke.  I’d be curious if my parents know this song from osmosis because the orbital be-bop was blaring out of my room pretty much non-stop for awhile after I captured your radio-y goodness on my tapes.  From what I understand, this was your only real hit, Q-Feel, and I don’t know that you lasted much longer after this song came out, but I think this song is a great example of why we include “wonder” in the phrase “one-hit wonder”.  This song filled my head with wonder when I heard it for the first time back in ’89, and those images of aliens boogieing with astronauts above the Earth in a celestial swing, set to your unique sound, still fills me with that same sense of wonder and happiness to this day.  I love you so much, Q-Feel.

“Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)”

<awesome Q-Feel jam>

Are ya ready
Here we go

Slow
Slow
Quick, quick, slow

Slow
Slow
Quick, quick, slow

Countdown is getting in the flight time
Night stars are shinin’ in my eyes
Ma says I’m gonna be the first one
To dance the be-bop in the skiiies

Dancin’ in heaven
I never thought
I’d ever get my feet this far
Orbital be-bop
Dancin’ in heaven
I never thought
I’d ever get my feet this far
Orbital be-bop
Kick it out

Slow
Slow
Quick, quick, slow

I’ll be the first ta bossa nova
Ten thousand miles above L.A.

Boogie my way beyond the radar
I’ll bring jive to outer spaaace

Dancin’ in heaven (here we go)
I never thought
I’d ever get my feet this far
Orbital be-bop (kick it out)
Dancin’ in heaven
I never thought
I’d ever get my feet this far
Orbital be-bop

Hey!
Here I am
I hear the universe sing the celestial swing
I
I’m not alone
Are you receivin’ me clear, there’s others out here

Dancin’ in heaven (here we go)
I never thought
I’d ever get my feet this far
Orbital be-bop
Dancin’ in heaven
I never thought
I’d ever get my feet this far
Orbital be-bop

<awesome Q-Feel jam>

Take-a three, take-a four, take-a ride

Dancin’ in heaven (here we go)
I never thought
I’d ever get my feet this far
Orbital be-bop
Dancin’ in heaven
I never thought
I’d ever get my feet this far
Orbital be-bop

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