The original song was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman for the musical Whistle Down The Wind. Irish boyband Boyzone's cover was their best selling single in the UK. It is also the biggest ever hit from a stage musical and the biggest selling single ever by an Irish act in the UK.
After 4 months on the charts Polydor reduced the dealer price to 1.78 pounds, one pence below that stipulated by the charts' compilers CIN in order to remove competition from the next Boyzone single "I Love The Way You Love Me." The action prompted the songwriters Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Jim Steinman to write a letter of protest to the national press.
"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.