Dance On!

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"Dance On!"
Dance On.jpg
Single by The Shadows
B-side "All Day" (Welch, Marvin)
Released 13 December 1962
Format 7" single
Genre Pop
Label Columbia DB4948[1]
Songwriter(s) Valerie Murtagh,
Elaine Murtagh,
Ray Adams[1]
Producer(s) Norrie Paramor[1]
The Shadows singles chronology
"Guitar Tango"
(1962)
"Dance On!"
(1962)
"Foot Tapper"
(1963)
"Guitar Tango"
(1962)
"Dance On!"
(1962)
"Foot Tapper"
(1963)

"Dance On!" is an instrumental by the British instrumental group, The Shadows.[1] It went to number 1 in the UK Singles Chart[2] and the Irish Singles Chart, it was also recorded in a vocal version by British female soloist Kathy Kirby, whose version reached number 11 in the UK chart in September 1963.[1]

Petula Clark recorded the song in French ("Je me sens bien auprès de toi") and Italian ("Sto volentieri con te") which made the Top 5 of the French and Italian charts. She also recorded an English version for album release on the Canadian market; in 1963, Clark recorded a vocal version of another Shadows UK chart topper, "Foot Tapper", mainly for the French market and sung entirely in French as "Mon Bonheur Danse".

Personnel[edit]

Charts (Kathy Kirby version)[edit]

Chart (1963/1964) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 11
Australian Singles Chart[3] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 68. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 146. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Billboard Magazine, November 1963. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
Preceded by
"The Next Time/Bachelor Boy" by Cliff Richard and The Shadows
UK number one single
24 January 1963
(1 week)
Succeeded by
"Diamonds" by Jet Harris and Tony Meehan