Smorgasbord Music Column – My favourite songs from the Movies – Flashdance – What a Feeling.

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This week I have selected a song from a movie that inspired a generation of dancers.

I have watched this movie several times and never tire of the story or the music… and in fact having been listening to the soundtrack today, I am going to watch the film all over again.

About the Movie.

Alexandra “Alex” Owens (Jennifer Beals) is an eighteen-year-old welder at a steel mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who lives with her dog, Grunt in a converted warehouse. Although she aspires to become a professional dancer, she has no formal dance training, and works as an exotic dancer by night at Mawby’s, a neighborhood bar and grill which hosts a nightly cabaret.

The film follows Alex as she pursues her dreams to become a professional ballet dancer, and to form a romantic relationship with her boss played by Michael Nouri. Apart from incredible dancing and great music…

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