Song of the Day Jan 8

January 8, 2024


This month I’m focusing on some great hits from the 60s.


Today our song is:  Dancing In The Street by Martha and the Vandellas


Wikipedia tells us this about the song:


"Dancing in the Street" is a song written by Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter. It first became popular in 1964 when recorded by Martha and the Vandellas whose version reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart. It is one of Motown's signature songs and is the group's premier signature song. A 1966 cover by the Mamas & the Papas was a minor hit on the Hot 100 reaching No. 73. In 1982, the rock group Van Halen took their cover of "Dancing in the Street" to No. 38 on the Hot 100 chart and No. 15 in Canada on the RPM chart. A 1985 duet cover by David Bowie and Mick Jagger charted at No. 1 in the UK and reached No. 7 in the US. The song has been covered by many other artists, including The Kinks, Tages, Black Oak Arkansas, Grateful Dead, Little Richard, Myra and Karen Carpenter. 






Enjoy!


Comments

  1. A memory from when I first started listening to the radio...

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  2. This is one of those feel good songs that make your whole body wanna move!

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  3. I've loved this song ever since I heard it for the first time back in 1964. I never knew Marvin Gaye co-wrote it. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  4. Very catchy tune and it stays in your head ALL DAY! hahaha Thanks for rockin' along with us! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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