This was The Nolans most successful song, reaching #1 in Japan, a hit across Europe and spending 16 weeks in the UK Top 20.
Anne Nolan (From Anne's Song by Anne Nolan with Richard Barber): "When I first heard 'I'm In The Mood For Dancing' written by Ben Findon and Mike Myers, I didn't like it, but then I was always hopeless at spotting a potential hit. None of my sisters liked it either. What did we know?"
The Nolans were an Irish group made up of 5 sisters (4 after Denise Nolan left in 1978.) They achieved 7 Top 20 hits in the UK but their biggest success was in Japan, where they outsold The Beatles.
Co-writer Ben Findon also worked with the Dooleys and Billy Ocean; he also wrote "Atmosphere" for Russ Abbott.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.