In the US, "Dance Away" was Roxy Music's second most successful single behind the #30-peaking "Love Is The Drug
Bryan Ferry originally wrote "Dance Away" for his In Your Mind
solo album, but it didn't make the final track listing. He tried it again for The Bride Stripped Bare
, but again it didn't work out. "I could never get hit right," he recalled to Uncut
magazine. "I felt it was too much of a pop song. Then I played it to my friend in New York, Earl McGrath, who said you should give it to Bob Clearmountain to mix. Bob made it a hit."