Let's Dance

Album: A Year In Your Life 1962: Vol 1 (1962)
Charted: 2 4
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  • This song refers to dance steps that were popular with teenagers in the Sixties, such as The Twist, The Stomp, and the Mashed Potato.
  • Chris Montez is a Mexican American singer who was the last of 20 children.
  • This song was re-released in 1972 and reached #9 on the UK chart.
  • This song was featured in the 1978 film Animal House. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above
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Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 10th 1962, Chris Montez performed "Let's Dance" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Three months earlier on July 29th, 1962 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #83; and on September 30th, 1962 it peaked at #4 {for 2 weeks} and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between August 1962 and March 1967 he had seven Top 100 records; his next biggest hit was "The More I See You", it reached #16 {for 2 weeks} on June 5th, 1966...
    Mr. Montez, born Ezekiel Christopher Montanez, will celebrate his 72nd birthday in three months on January 17th {2015}.
  • Frank from Granchester Meadows, Greenland"hey baby won't cha take a chance..i left the rubbers in my other pants"-------was the original lyric...i think.
  • J from Toronto, CanadaWhat a great tune! Sure didn't sound like the things he recorded for A&M
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