LONDON – “You got to swing your hips, now…” Sings Little Eva in the iconic 1962 hit song “The Loco-Motion.”
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, the song was intended for Dee Dee Sharp, but she turned it down. Oops.
But in recent months, the song, though no longer brand new, has taken hip London clubs by storm with a twist of environmentalism. It is now nicknamed the “Green Locomotion.”
Clive Cliven, owner of The Blue Spot, one of the most exclusive clubs in Soho, said, “You move around the floor, just like in the old version, but without the carbon emissions. Except for people’s breathing.”
“Everybody’s doing it,” said one dancer, mid stride, (quite obviously just quoting the song and adding nothing to this article).
A shady looking on-looker criticized the dance. “It’s still just a conga.” (He drank alone all night.)
Penelope, a fan of the original, and nightly participant of the new movement said, “They didn’t know about global warming in the 60s. They were just excited that the pill was widely available so everyone was shagging without lambskins.”
While other clubs are catching on, The Blue Spot is ahead of the curve, and enjoying a surge of business.
Cliven said, “People use personal vehicles from the far reaches of England to come to our place to celebrate environmentalism. It’s just fantastic for the green movement.”