Oak Tree was a hit song from the 1980’s complete with an arms above the head dance move. The band was called The Time. For Prince’s movie Purple Rain, he put together the band to act as his nemesis in the story. Morris Day was the lead singer. Or, I should say is the lead singer, since they have a national 2021-2022 tour!
Oak Tree is an obvious reference to wood. The video pokes fun at police line ups, dance crazes, and is silly and rather sexist. The simple lyrics follow the oak tree photo. For the arm motion put your arms up and move them up and down like you want to set a volleyball or catch a basketball pass. That’s right! Oak Tree!
The lyrics have the number abbreviations that Prince used at that time. I suspect he wrote the music and words as a joke song.
And yes, I have danced the Oak Tree in public. Ha ha ha. You’d expect no less from Fake Flamenco. (wink)
If you like trees as much as I do, check out Becky’s page for more photos. ¡Olé! –Rebecca