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Five Questions With Lil Hanky Panky | Entertainment
If Lilie Gorchkov was a book in a library, she would fall in the mystery and motivational section and would probably be a hard, yet interesting one to read. A dream-chasing dancer and music aficionado in her twenties, she has a goal to make things a reality. The Germany-born Russian has been travelling to expand her knowledge in various cultures, while searching for another place she could call home. In 2020, that place became Jamaica.
Gorchkov grew up in the fourth-largest city in Northern Germany called Hannover. As a teenager, she became the first female to audition and become accepted to study guitar in the Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien (College for Musical Studies, Theater and Media). Studying music enabled her to interact with bands from a wide genre, and she even gained musical experience touring with a reggae-dancehall band called Peace Development Crew. Outside of university, Gorchkov, who is more popularly known as ‘Lil Hanky Panky’, worked hard to gain experience, and over the years developed a hustler mentality to send herself to school. “I had started working early, at 15 years old, to earn money for guitar lessons and was always working,” she told The Gleaner. “Music and dance were always parallel, and both are passions of mine. I did dance classes as a child, was always on shows as well as video productions which, over the years, advanced into me teaching and I have for long, desired to open a studio of my own.”
With the dancehall scene trending in Germany, she found herself in Jamaica in 2018 to learn more about the music and dance culture, and after much back and forth, she made the island her new home. She’s worked with hit-making artistes such as Sean Paul and Beenie Man in her capacity as a dancer, but is now emerging as a recording artiste. “I was always torn between dance and music, but knew I loved to be in front of an audience. I just never believed in my voice enough, [so, I] put all my energy into practising instruments, even though I would write songs.” Her latest single, Sativa, produced by platinum-selling producer Teetimus, is a simplified story of her move to Jamaica and is motivation to others to never be afraid to follow that voice inside of them. The music video quickly picked up a buzz after behind-the-scene video of her shoot circulated featuring a homeless man in downtown Kingston adding his own lyrics and flavour. “It’s amazing that I didn’t laugh out, because I am a person who cannot keep a straight face in games that require you to. I was giggling inside, but my videographer, Arif Butler, and I knew what we had to do, and got it done.” In this week’s Five Questions With, Lil Hanky Panky shares a bit of who she is, her decision to raise her voice, and experiences that have added value to her life.
Where does the name Lil Hanky Panky come from, and who is she?
My good friend and dance teacher, who is also Russian, gave me that name. ‘Hanky Panky’ is the name of a dancehall step which she was teaching a class. At the time, I was playing in punk-rock groups, I was putting red and black in my hair and wore ripped jeans a lot, and in some way, she associated the name with a girl that was like a punk. More people started calling me ‘Hanky Panky’. And then the ‘Lil’, [which] came from ‘Lilie’. It really suits me, though; I am a cheerful, freaky, and colourful person.
You also appear to be very dedicated to fitness. What started that journey?
Well, I was always very active and could not live without dancing. However, I had to do hip surgery several years now (when I was 18 years old). I was always fighting with my hip, even as a child at age seven. I was told the recovery would have taken half a year. It was a devastating time. I couldn’t imagine not dancing when sitting down and not doing anything for a day is hard for me. It was either follow what they said to stop dancing or do the surgery. I went to every physiotherapist and finally went into hospital where I did an X-ray of my hip and was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. I finally did it, and during the recovery, I was doing exercises I could manage, which helped me to heal, and quicker than they expected. It has taken away the pain, but after that, the gym journey started because I have to keep working out to strengthen [my] muscles. So, I go to the gym almost every day.
How did you transition from dancing to recording music as an artiste and songwriter?
The first time I came here in 2018 was for dancing and vacation, but for a while, I knew I wanted to move away from Germany because life is too short to stay on one location. I came back in March 2019 in a period of my life when I was ready to relocate, and I was looking around for somewhere to open a studio for dancing and was encouraged by a few persons to give it a try here. I made the move officially one year later. Then a friend of mine recognised that I had a guitar and often heard me play some of my songs, so he was like, let’s go into [the] studio, which quickly evolved into me recording on a few beats. The feedback was good, people liked it, and the results were way better than expected. I work with a couple [of] sound engineers, including Teetimus, who helped me to rework some of the material. And now, here I am, working to produce my five-track début album.
Who are some other Jamaican music professionals or artistes you’d like to collaborate with?
I want to do music with Sizzla Kalonji, and actually went to visit him at Judgement Yard just last week. There is a track I am hoping he will be a feature on. I like Bounty Killer also. On the female artiste side, I want to work with Spice and Shenseea in the future.
What is one mantra you live by?
That would be, never to judge a book by its cover. We’re all humans, and no matter how beautiful Jamaica is, it is inevitable to see the poverty that exists. We never know how a person got into a situation he or she is in. Like that man who everyone saw in the viral video of us recording, I am sure no one knows how he got there. That’s why I went back to look for him and interacted with him, because we never know what it means to someone when we make a kind gesture. For two weeks, we were in search to find him. So, never judge people for what you can see alone.
Brawta: When you need to get away or relax, where do you go?
Definitely the beach. Some of the most beautiful beaches I have seen are here, in Portland. To clear my mind, I like swimming and surfing, but I really fear sea urchins. Funny story; I think it was my first day in Jamaica, one of my friends and I went to swim at night, and I got stuck in my foot by one. Of course, we tried what people always say to do (to pee on it), but it didn’t work. I had to use my fingernails and tweezers to get them (the spines) out. It turned out that it doesn’t work on those types of sea urchins, but yeah, I always seem to get stuck by them.
11 Best Songs With Dance Steps In The Lyrics
Dance crazes dominated the music scene from their heyday in 1950s dance halls and sock hops to their peak in 1970s discotheques. This playlist features our favorite songs with dance steps in the lyrics from that era in music history.
Best songs with dance steps in the lyrics
These are some of the most popular songs that contain lyrics about dance steps, from the early days of poodle skirts to the disco era of bell-bottom pants. Enjoy!
1. Do You Love Me by The Contours
Album: Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)
Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. wrote “Do You Love Me” with the Temptations in mind. But he later decided The Contours had the right vocal sound to perform the song.
The song became one of Motown’s first hits, charting at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962.
I can mash-potato
(I can mash-potato)
And I can do the twist
(I can do the twist)
Now tell me baby
(Tell me baby)
Do you like it like this
2. Nobody But Me by The Human Beinz
Album: Nobody But Me
The Isley Brothers originally wrote and performed this toe-tapper about dancing like nobody else. But it was The Human Beinz who made it a hit, taking it to number eight on the Billboard pop singles chart in 1968. It is the band’s only hit song.
Nobody can do the (Shing-a-ling) like I do
Nobody can do the (Skate) like I do
Nobody can do (Boogaloo) like I do
Nobody can do (Philly) like I do
3. The Loco-Motion by Little Eva
Album: (Originally released as a single)
Famed singer/songwriter Carole King teamed up with Gerry Goffin to write this popular dance song. After another artist passed on recording the song King offered it to her babysitter, Eva Boyd, who took the opportunity and ran with it. Little Eva’s “The Loco-Motion” reached the number 1 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1962.
The song became a hit again in 1974 when Grand Funk Railroad recorded their version of it and once more in 1988 when Kylie Minogue covered it.
Everybody’s doin’ a brand new dance now
(Come on baby do the locomotion)
I know you’ll get to like it if you give it a chance now
(Come on baby do the locomotion)
4. Hanky Panky by Tommy James & the Shondells
Year: 1964 & 1966
Album: (Released as a single)
This simple tune by Tommy James & the Shondells features one line repeated 23 times and one verse repeated twice. James said he heard it played in a club and came home to record it, but only remembered a few lines.
The “garage rock” favorite reached the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1966.
My baby does the hanky panky
5. Twist and Shout by The Beatles
Album: Please Please Me
The Beatles jumped on board the dance-craze movement of the early sixties with “Twist and Shout.” The song was originally recorded by the Top Notes and the Isley Brothers, but it was The Beatles who took it to the top of the charts (#2 in 1963).
The song had a resurgence of popularity in 1986 when it was featured in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” starring Matthew Broderick lip-syncing to its lyrics.
Well, shake it up, baby, now
Twist and shout
Come on, come on, come, come on, baby, now
Come on and work it on out
You know you twist, little girl
You know you twist so fine
Come on and twist a little closer now
And let me know that you’re mine, woo
6. Keep On Dancing by The Gentrys
Album: Keep On Dancing
The Gentrys recording of “Keep On Dancing” was so short, it had to be repeated in production (with only a false fade and drum fill) in order to lengthen the song to radio play standards.
The song reached as high as number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965.
I keep on dancin’ (keep on)
Keep on doin’ the jerk
Shake it, shake it, baby
Come on and show me how you work
7.The Twist by Chubby Checker
Album: Twist with Chubby Checker
Songwriter Hank Ballard gained inspiration for “The Twist” by watching a band called The Midnighters dance during a performance. They had a way of moving as if they were trying to put out a cigarette with their foot.
The dance craze that ensued was easy to do and allowed dancers to move freely without touching, a new trend for the era.
Chubby Checker topped the charts with “The Twist” in 1960, starting a fad of “Twist” songs that includes more than 80 different titles.
Come on, baby
Let’s do the twist
Come on, baby
Let’s do the twist
Take me by my little hand
And go like this
8.Twistin’ the Night Away by Sam Cooke
Album: Twistin’ the Night Away
In the wake of Chubby Checker’s “The Twist,” Sam Cooke took advantage of the popularity of the new dance craze with his song “Twistin’ the Night Away” in 1962.
The “King of Soul” took his song to number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and all the way to the top spot on the R&B chart.
They’re twistin’, twistin’
Everybody’s feelin’ great
They’re twistin’, twistin’
They’re twistin’ the night away
9. The Hustle by Van McCoy
Album: Disco Baby
Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony had one of the disco era’s biggest hits with “The Hustle. ” He and his music partner Charles Kipps based the song on a dance of the same name being performed by patrons of a New York City nightclub called Adam’s Apple.
People around the world were soon bopping to the disco beat of “The Hustle.” The song topped out at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 during the summer of 1975.
Do the Hustle!
10. Jump In The Line (Shake, Senora) by Harry Belafonte
Album: Jump Up Calypso
Harry Belafonte gave an irresistible calypso spin to this song with dance steps in the lyrics. He mentions the cha-cha, tango, waltz, and rumba in the song.
“Jump In The Line” remains popular to this day with many appearances in popular culture. One of the most notable is in the 1988 Tim Burton movie “Beetlejuice.”
You can talk about cha-cha
Tango, waltz or the rumba
Senora’s dance has no title
You jump in the saddle
Hold on to the bridle
11. Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) by Leo Sayer
Album: Just a Boy
In “Long Tall Glasses,” Leo Sayer and writing partner David Courtney tell the story of a man who is down on his luck and must dance for his next meal.
Facing hunger, he tries and succeeds at his mission, even gaining confidence and discovering he’s quite light on his feet like Rudy Valentino.
The song became a Top 10 hit for Sayer in the United States in 1975.
Look at me dancing
I did a two-step quick-step and a bossanova
A little Victor Sylvester and a Rudy Valentino
You should have seen me moving
Right across the floor
More songs with dance steps in the lyrics
- Harlem Shuffle by Bob & Earl
- Peppermint Twist by Joey Dee & The Starliters
- Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock ’n Roll) by Elton John
- Twist, Twist Señora by Gary U.S. Bonds
- Dance The Mess Around by Chubby Checker
- California Sun by The Rivieras
- Monster Mash by Boris Pickett & The Crypt Kickers
- Shimmy Shimmy KO KO Bop by Little Anthony and the Imperials
- Shake a Tail Feather by The Five Du-Tones
- Time Warp by Neil Campbell, Patricia Quinn and Richard O’Brien
- Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag by James Brown
- Let’s Twist Again by Chubby Checker
We hope you enjoyed this list of songs with dance steps in the lyrics. Here are more song playlists you’re sure to love:
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Hanky Panky - frwiki.wiki
(chanson de Madonna) (Madonna song)
For articles of the same name, see Hanky Panky.
Hanky Panky is the second and final single from I'm Breathless by Madonna.
The video was recorded during Madonna's Blond Ambition Tour in Toronto. Madonna appears in a dress that is very similar to her music video Open Your Heart but in a different color.
- (en) [video] Hanky Punky on YouTube
Madonna singles and songs
|Like a virgin
|Who is this girl
|You can dance
|Like a prayer
|Something to remember
|beam of light
|Confessions on the dance floor
|Other recorded songs
twist, hali-gali, loco and others - Radio JAZZ
Proximity to playful hot and dynamic Latin America and its own African-American dance traditions allowed the USA to become the home of many of the most popular and fashionable dances of the 60s, which quickly spread around the globe, turning the planet into an endless hali-gali-twist dance -loco marathon that continues to this day.
Fashion dances of the 60s:
Twist (“The Twist”)
“The Twist” was the name of Hank Ballard's song, which was turned into a worldwide hit by artist Chubby Checker. Thick-cheeked and obese (hence the pseudonym - Chubby), the singer did not at all complex about his figure and came up with a simple, understandable and extremely energetic dance movement to accompany the song. On the famous Dick Clark TV show, where Checker often performed, the twist was presented as follows: Wipe your ass with a napkin and simultaneously crush a cigarette butt with both feet.
Amid the twist fever, the Watusi dance, whose origins are rooted in the folklore traditions of the Tutsi people of Africa, has come into fashion. In the early 1960s, the playful song "Wah-Watusi" was performed by the Philadelphia quartet "The Orlons" - the song lasted fourteen weeks at the top of the charts, and the accompanying dance pleases the eye to this day.
In 1962, star artist Marvin Gay released the single "Hitch Hike", which led the American public into wild delight. And when a hitchhiking dance was invented for the famous music and words, the people naturally went crazy and rushed to dance at all discos, club venues and just on the street. Impossible to resist! The cult rock bands "The Sonics", "The Rolling Stones", "Alice Cooper" could not resist, who made cover versions and moved incendiary to hitchhiking rhythms.
The super hit "The Loco motion" was first performed in 1962 by the singer Little Eva, aka Eva Boyd, reached number one in the charts and in subsequent decades thanks to Kylie Minogue and the group "Grand Funk Railroad" hit the first line of the music charts twice more. Locomotion did not have an official dance movement, but Little Eve did not stand still, but ignited the people with backup dancers.
In fact, the troll appeared back in 1957, but it began to be actively and massively performed in the early 60s, and the troll dance, the slowest on this list, suited various motives. Two rows of dancers, guys and girls, stand facing each other, and one couple stands out from the crowd to show more tricky moves. It looked like this:
Khali-Gali ("The Hully-Gully")
A similar story happened with the song-dance Khali-Gali, which appeared in 1959th, but really became known in February 1960. "Hully-Gully" never climbed the top charts and was not a super popular song, but in the future, thirteen different covers were made on it, each time accompanying the music with the appropriate dance. But at the very beginning it looked like this - "The Olympics" on the show "Hollywood-go-go".
The second appearance of Chubby Checker in our list of trendy dances of the 60s. Following the twist, the hour came for "Pony Time", which is far from being remembered by every dance professional, but at one time the composition of Don Coway and John Berry performed by Checker perched on the highest place, infecting fans with another dance fashion - this time an imitation of riding on a pony
Swim (“The swim”)
The most provocative and cheerful dance of the 1960s is the swim (from English to swim - to swim), which opens up a wide field for improvisation for every dancer - dance like you swim, and you will have dance-happiness. Swimwear is welcome, because you came to a beach party, even if it takes place in the concert hall of some high-society palace. The Mashed Potato (The Mashed Potato) "Mashed-Potato-Time" was not the only song that "Mashed-potato" danced to - "Let's Dance" by Chris Montez, "Harry the Haire Ape" by Ray Stevens and many others.