Let's Dance

Album: A Year In Your Life 1962: Vol 1 (1962)
Charted: 2 4
  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • 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
Please sign in or register to post comments.

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
see more comments

Terry Jacks ("Seasons in the Sun")Songwriter Interviews

Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.

Michael Glabicki of Rusted RootSongwriter Interviews

Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.

Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go'sSongwriter Interviews

Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.

Amy Lee of EvanescenceSongwriter Interviews

The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"They're Playing My Song

Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.

Meshell NdegeocelloSongwriter Interviews

Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.