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Popular Two-Word Song Titles That End With Dancing

Updated on May 29, 2020

These British Invasion Gents Hit The Charts With An Invitation


If this lasted eighteen weeks at number one on the album chart, exactly how bad was the music quality at that time? A lack of competition obviously helped Dirty Dancing hold the top spot, but it probably owes its lengthy reign to the blockbuster film of the same name.

Most of the selections from the album, now over twenty years later, sound ridiculously dated. That description even includes its biggest single, "I've Had the Time of My Life" by Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley.

Given the musically-themed title of the film, one would assume that it would feature a song called Dirty Dancing. Yet there is no such track on the record, which also spawned minor hits like Eric Carmen's "Hungry Eyes" and "You Don't Own Me" by the Blow Monkeys.

A better soundtrack might have been released had the producers limited the selections to only two word song titles ending with "Dancing," just like the film itself. Here are ten such songs that could have been used.

1. Attitude Dancing by Carly Simon
She criticized the guy who watched himself gavot on an earlier hit, but she seems more approving of the dance mentioned here.

2. Shadow Dancing by the Bee Gees
The Brothers Gibb were more than just Staying Alive in the disco Seventies, as this and many other follow ups prove.

3. Mekanick Dancing by ETC
Go2, the album which spawned this alternative single, is an early album from when Andy Partidge and Chris Moulding each contributed an equal amount of songs.

4. Barefoot Dancing by Blackbud
These three guys recorded two albums of quality British alt rock, and this track opens the debut album From the Sky.

5. Apache Dancing by the Bongos
Beat Hotel gave us this gem and nine others, but it also marked the end of the Richard Barone and James Maestro collabration.

6. No Dancing by Elvis Costello
Actually the gerund in this case is a metaphor for sex, a theme frequently addressed in the debut album My Aim Is True.

7. Come Dancing by the Kinks
Ray Davies and band enjoyed a revival with this single, which owed part of its popularity to its rotation on early MTV.

8. Slow Dancing by Johnny Rivers
Secret Agent Man had been his peak years earlier, but this love ballad served as somewhat of a comeback.

9. Tap Dancing by Nelly Furtado
It has never really completely disappeared, and this recent single is testament to the endurance of tap.

10. Fire Dancing by the Holy Oysters
This track is one of the many pearls hidden in the discography of this indie rock band.


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