MTftSB: What was the first ever song that requested listeners to put their hands in the air?


#1

Am curious. Would also be willing to explore the first examples of other commonplace lyrics.

I also recently wondered ‘what was the last song to say ‘boogie’ in the lyrics?’, then I remembered Big Boi’s All Night, so that’s resolved.


#2

Probably a song performed by a pickpocketing bard called Dodgeful Puck the Thieving Fiddler I imagine


#3

I would assume it’s this…


#4

#5

This is a good answer


#6

probably a gospel or religious song

put your hands in the air
for jesus


#7

i believe it was invented by will smith


#8

Tell you what, the song Jump on Demand by [Spunge] was clever because the lyrics were berating songs that told people to do this sort of thing whilst that is exactly what the song was doing


#9

See also 5ive and their confusing position on whether you should be up or not.


#10

That last verse of “And did those feet in ancient time” which everyone forgets has the line “put yo hands in the air/like you just don’t care”.


#11

Beethoven’s 5th


#12

I think the early demos of The Little Baby Jesus’s Pray Wi’ Me included something along these lines.


#13

I suppose that’s more of a command than request though


#14

Weren’t they something to do with one of Daft Punk’s dads?

Daft Dad.


#15

and did those feet in ancient times feel it?


#16

probably Cliff Richard or summat


#17

Yup.

“Vangarde” redirects here. It is not to be confused with Garde (surname) or Vanguard (disambiguation).

Daniel Vangarde , born Daniel Bangalter in 1947,[1] is a French songwriter and producer. He co-wrote and originally produced a number of hit records in the 1970s, including “Aie a Mwana”, “D.I.S.C.O.” (recorded by Ottawan), and “Cuba” (The Gibson Brothers).


#18

#19

Not sure what the first was but the one I always think of is

althought it’s wave not put


#20

I only just learned that Reef’s Place Your Hands never asks anyone to put their hands up at all