In thinking on it, I’m surprised this hasn’t happened to me. Especially when I’ve been driving while pissed off, talking on the cell phone, and playing Whatever by Godsmack. It boils down to four specific categories of songs that would cause me to get charged with reckless driving:
- Random sirens or gun shots in a song. Especially while driving through a sketchy neighborhood. (I’m looking at you Super Cat and M.I.A.)
- Songs that fuel your anger if you’re already road ragin’.
- When your jam from the club comes on. Complete with yelling, “That’s my jam!”
- Songs that have a dance routine associated with it. This is the one we’ll zero in on.
Songs that have a dance routine with it
Songs like Cupid Shuffle. You hear that song start up and you almost can’t help but start to move your feet. And that means they move off the gas pedal or the break pedal, and right away you’re driving reckless. Likewise, once I learn even parts of a choreographed dance, hearing the related song makes me start doing some of the movements. That was true of the song Crank That by Soulja Boy w/Travis Barker, and more recently this song, Lucifer, by Shinee.
Instead of the official music video, I figured I show a dance practice so you can see the choreography uncut.
Here’s an excerpt of the lyrics in English.
Even if I try to avoid you
I can’t find a place to hide
I can’t even deny you
I’m trapped by you
If it was love
If you really loved me
Don’t do this to me
Her whisper is the Lucifer
If you tie me down and trap me
Then the love is also tied down
The future is also tied down
It can’t grow anymore
Freely empty yourself and look at me
I’ll fill you only,
I’ll completely fill you only
Your undeniable spell is the Lucifer
Your undeniable magic is the Lucifer
You can find the rest here.
There is one other instance when a song might cause you to drive recklessly. When the DJ mix is so hot, you have to crank it up and start voguing. Like this guy:
Thank you Facebook friend for this treat.