I'm In The Mood For Dancing

Album: The Nolan Sisters (1979)
Charted: 3
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Songfacts®:

  • 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.

Comments: 1

  • Mark from London, EnglandThey were originally billed as The Nolan Sisters before shortening their name to just The Nolans.
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