Good luck getting this one out of your head now.
An Alberta politician is trying to get a roosting place on Canada’s Walk of Fame for an Alberta band that popularized the “chicken dance.”
Chris Nielsen, an NDP provincial legislature member, says that The Emeralds (who formed 45 years ago in Edmonton) are “a Canadian treasure” and deserve the honour, thanks to their early 80s smash hit “The Bird Dance” (a take on an older European dance song). And the band’s version still has people clucking their hands and flapping their arms at weddings around the world.
Mr. Nielsen has asked all Alberta legislature members to sign a letter requesting that the band be given a star on the Walk of Fame next year. One of the band’s original members, Allan Broder, says it would be nice to be remembered on the celebrity sidewalk in downtown Toronto.