Dance Monkey

Album: Primary Colours (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • Magic! frontman Nasri Atweh admitted to Rolling Stone that after "Rude" became a hit, he grew tired of singing it. "I started to feel like a dancing monkey," he said. "I'm definitely a good sport. I had fun singing 'Rude' every time. But when you do it so many times in a row every day you start to feel that way. Especially as creative beings."

    The experience ended up inspiring "Dance Monkey."
  • Magic! bass guitarist Ben Spivak told iHeartRadio how the group put this Primary Colours track together: "We were writing a lot of songs that I felt like the chords were changing really quickly, so I just wanted to hang onto a chord for a minute," he explained. "'Dance Monkey' does that. I showed it to Nasri and he already had this idea of 'Dance, monkey, dance,' so we started putting it together and finding melodies and piecing it.

    Then Mark (Pellizzer, guitar),took it and he actually came up with the baseline, and just came up with the groove, and came together."

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