Dance Like There's No Tomorrow

Album: Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1 (2008)
Charted: 62

Songfacts®:

  • This was Paula Abdul's first release since her 1995 album Head Over Heels. In the '00s, Abdul became more famous for her role as a judge on the TV show American Idol than for being a Pop star. Many American Idol viewers were too young to remember Abdul's hit songs of the late '80s and early '90s, and this gave them a chance to see her perform. Like much of her previous work, this is a light dance song.
  • The song debuted on January 18, 2007, on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. Seacrest is the host of American Idol and served as a red carpet reporter in the hours leading up to the Super Bowl on February 3, 2008, where he interviewed Abdul after her pre-recorded performance of this song aired. The Super Bowl was broadcast by Fox, which is the same network that airs American Idol.
  • Jackson, who had a long career as a studio bass player and record producer, is also a judge on American Idol. This was the first single released on Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1, which also features performances by Mariah Carey, Joss Stone, Travis Tritt, Jason Mraz and former American Idol contestants Elliott Yamin and Katharine McPhee. Jackson helped produce this track along with the Danish production team DEEKAY. Jackson also appeared in the Super Bowl performance of this song. >>
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  • Abdul's collaboration with Jackson happened after several years of vague conversations about the two of them working together. Abdul told Billboard magazine that during auditions for the show in San Diego, "Randy kept saying to me, 'I've got the perfect song for you. It sounds like you, like now, it's like a nod to you and your past, but it's you now. And he played it, and it was after the first two bars, I knew it was a hit. I knew it was a total smash."
  • This was Abdul's first appearance on the Hot 100 since "Crazy Cool" peaked at #58 in September 1995.

Comments: 2

  • Frank from Granchester Meadows, GreenlandI gotta say, Paula is one hot babe!
  • Krista from Carbondale, PaGotta say, it's a catchy song, but it's ridiculous to see Paula Abdul sing again and have a video!
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