After hearing the song "Solid Gold" (by the Golden Filter) I have not been able to get the television program Solid Gold out of my head.
Big through most of the 80's, Solid Gold was a dance show where a crew of dancers performed choreographed dances to the top ten hits of the day, usually in rather skimpy outfits. The artists would stop by to lip sync their hits.
My television viewing was limited as a child, but for some reason we were allowed to watch this program. I remember absolutely loving it and being fascinated by the abilities of the dancers. On reviewing some of the scads of clips on YouTube, I noticed that most of the numbers are performed with a lot of emotion, which I'm sure also appealed. The camera angles are great. Pulling out wide and coming in intimately. They danced to everything from R&B to nascent rap and hip hop, new wave and pop.
Looking at it now it is amazing to think about the WORK that must have gone into those shows, and quickly it must have needed to be done. Those were some talented dancers!
With the reality TV wasteland out there today I'm surprised that no one has thought to revive this concept. With shows like Dancing With the Stars and America's Next Dance Crew etc. there definitely seems like a renewed interest in dance as televised entertainment and I think people would be interested to see a program that doesn't have a competitive element but is more about the music and moves of the day.
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