I am a Disco Dancer

It’s friday so I thought why not post something a bit different….even though it has nothing to do with Sikhs. It’s just a flashback for me. I just happened upon one of my friend’s myspace page and found a funny song which I remember hearing often in the 80’s. While I was in boarding school in India (Mussoorie) we used to have a “town leave” around once a month where we got to go into the town of Mussoorie (which is a hill station in the mountains above Dehradun, India). During the town leave we used to sometimes go to this roller skating rink. Hey, it was the 80’s, and roller skating was totally the “in” thing. This was a time when “Disco Divani” and Disco Dancing was popular (Even in India!). I remember hearing the song “I am a disco dancer” quite often during that time, and we used to joke about it. I think most of us students will remember this song.

I did a few searches online and found an actual video that someone posted online. Apparently the song was part of an Indian movie called “Disco Dancer”.

It’s quite funny watching the video which is a combination of bad dancing and cheesy gangtser fight scenes from the movie. This movie came out in 1982, so it is pretty old.

I wonder if others out there heard this song/movie when they were younger. This might be boring for many of you…but for me it was one of those silly things I remember from when I was a kid in India that we all joked about, so it was cool to see that it actually existed and wasn’t just an imagined thing from my past. Who knows?? It was hard being a little kid and being in boarding school half way accross the world.

This was the same time when we had the Human Powered Ferris Wheel, and used to get rides while THIS very music was playing, and the guys that were spinning the ferris wheel would do tricks while they were spinning us around. Open up the picture and click on the large version and you’ll see them in the center of the farris wheel.

You can watch the video below, or if you don’t have broadband internet you can hear the audio clip

Dishoom Dishoom!