Dance On!

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"Dance On!"
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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"
"Dance On!"
"Foot Tapper"
"Guitar Tango"
"Dance On!"
"Foot Tapper"

"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".


Charts (Kathy Kirby version)[edit]

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


  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