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DANCE To The Music - Dance Songs

On April 9th 1983, David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” hit No1 on the UK singles chart, his 4th of 5 UK No.1 hits (along with “Space Oddity” (1975), “Ashes to Ashes” (1980), “Under Pressure” with Queen (1981), and subsequently “Dancing in the Street” with Mick Jagger (1985).  Unbeknownst to me, the song featured blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.  In re-listening to the song, I can hear his licks, though I feel Bowie severely underused his talent.

 

Bowie’s song lends the theme of today’s playlist, songs featuring the word “Dance” in their title, with a few “Danced” songs thrown in for good measure.  Though “Dancing” songs are not included, as they will be the topic of a future playlist.

 

Along with Bowie’s classic, some other greats include the likes of “Do You Wanna Dance,” “Dance The Night Away,” “Dance To The Music,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “Last Dance,” “Dance With Me,” “Don’t Forget to Dance,” “Safety Dance,” and “Dance Hall Days.”

 

https://listentothemusicblog.com/dance-to-the-music-dance-songs/

 

I hope that this music and my blog truly serve as a “revival: a new presentation of something old,” a springboard to return to the music of your youth, or perhaps to find artists you want to discover anew.  Rediscover the passion of music in your life.  Live in the moment.  Enjoy the moment.  Love the moment.  Listen (and Dance) to the MUSIC!

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This is, imho, the best dance song (rivaling Sly and the Family Stone's "Dance to the Music"...).

 

Thanks for a great subject!

 

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Dance With Me:  Drifters

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Land Of 1000 Dances:  Cannibal & Headhunters

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I'll Never Dance Again:  Bobby Rydell

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Let's Dance:  Chris Montez

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I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playing:  Martha & Vandellas

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I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying:  Miracles

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Dance!-The Pretenders

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Dance Hall Girls:  John Oates

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Dance Dance Dance-Steve Miller

Do You Want To Dance-Bobby Freeman

I’m Happy Just to Dance With You- Beatles

Dancing Days-Led Zeppelin 

 

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all on there 😉 

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Let The Little Girl Dance.   Billy Bland

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Another great playlist! My add-ones -

 

Dance Tonight - Macca

When We Dance - Sting

Fire Dance - Rainbow

Same Old Song And Dance - Aerosmith

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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thanks for the suggestions - adding - can't believe I forgot Aerosmith's especially...

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I Could Have Danced All Night (an oldie), Dancing Queen, Dance To The Music, Dancing In The Dard (another oldie)

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I contemplated I could have danced all night - love the song, but somehow seemed so out of character with all the other songs - may still add it...

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I meant to say Dancing In The Dark...

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made this list public since the songs seem so popular - not yet finished and haven't blogged about it - eventually (I have over 250 playlists, have only released 50 or 60 so far): 

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1q98giR4ECW7R7kwilCLh4?si=62c4be45deb94462

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Dancing Queen and Dancing in the Dark are part of my "Dancing" playlist - not yet released (along with other greats such as Dancing in the Street, Dancing in the Moonlight, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, You Should Be Dancing, Shadow Dancing, Domino Dancing, etc...

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Great playlist! Not sure if this one fits, but it’s 

a great song: “For a dancer”, Jackson Browne.

Give it a listen 🎼💜

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great song - may see if a "Dancer" playlist is worth it (Tiny Dancer by Elton awaits - not sure if enough for a list out there - will see)

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Dancin Party:  Chubby Checker

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Last Dance:  Donna Summer

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on there 🙂

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Tiny Dancer:  Elton

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haven't done "dancer" yet (might include in my "Dancing" playlist)

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Dancing In The Street:  Martha & Vandellas

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part of my "Dancing" playlist yet to be released (see above)

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Save The Last Dance For Me:  Drifters

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