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Dance On!

"Dance On!"
B-side "All Day" (Welch, Marvin)
Released 13 December 1962
Format 7" single
Genre Pop music
Label Columbia 45-DB4948
Writer(s) Valerie Murtagh,
Elaine Murtagh,
R. Adams
The Shadows singles chronology

"Guitar Tango"
(1962)
Yhrfgghhg "Dance On!"
(1962)
"Foot Tapper"
(1963)

Dance On! is an instrumental by the British guitar group, The Shadows. It went to number 1 in Ireland and the UK. 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.

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 Petula 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

Charts (Kathy Kirby version)

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

References

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