Dance To The Music

Album: Greatest Hits (1968)
Charted: 7 8
  • Get up and dance to the music!
    Get on up and dance to the fonky music!

    Dance to the Music, dance to the music
    Dance to the Music, dance to the music

    All we need is a drummer
    For people who only need a beat
    I'm gonna add a little guitar
    And make it easy to move your feet

    I'm gonna add some bottom
    So that the dancers just won't hide

    You might like to hear my organ
    I said ride Sally ride
    If I could hear the horns blow
    Cynthia on the throne, yeah!

    Cynthia and Jerry got a message that's sayin'
    All the squares, go home!

    Dance to the Music, dance to the music
    Dance to the Music, dance to the music Writer/s: SYLVESTER STEWART
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny'If I could hear the horns blow, Cynthia on the throne, yeah!'...
    On July 15, 1974, Sly and the Family Stone performed "Dance to the Music"* on the syndicated television program 'The Mike Douglas Show'...
    Six years earlier on February 4th, 1968 the song entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #72; and nine weeks later on April 14th, 1972 it peaked at #8 {for 2 weeks} and it spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #9 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart and #7 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    Between 1968 and 1974 the San Francisco-based group had seventeen records on the Top 100 chart, five made the Top 10 with three* reaching #1; "Everyday People" for 4 weeks in 1969, "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)" for 2 weeks in 1970, and "Family Affair" for 3 weeks in 1971...
    * They just missed having a fourth #1 record when "Hot Fun In The Summertime" peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} in 1970; the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "I Can't Get Next To You" by the Temptations.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm
    Cynthia Robinson, vocalist and horn player with Sly and the Family Stone, died of cancer on Monday (November 23rd, 2015) at the age of 69...
    The Sacramento, California native also played in Graham Central Station and was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame along with the Family Stone in 1993...
    The Sly and the Family Stone charted ten times in the Top 40, including the number-one hits, "Everyday People" (1969), "Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin" (1970) and "Family Affair" (1971)...
    You may recall in their song "Dance To The Music" (#8-1968), Sly introduces the band, including, '... Cynthia on the throne... Cynthia and Jerry got a message that's sayin' All the squares, go home'...
    May she R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 29th 1968, Sly and the Family Stone performed "Dance to the Music"* on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    Earlier in 1968 on February 4th the song entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #72; and nine weeks later on April 14th, 1972 it peaked at #8 {for 2 weeks} and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #9 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    * The song was included in a medley with "Everyday People", "Ya Ya Ya", "M'Lady", and "Hey Music Lover".
  • Camille from Toronto, OhDu-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm - du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm.....an icon song that makes you want to do exactly what the lyrics say: dance to the music! Also great to sing along to! Hearing this tune can change your mood in a moment.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Into The Great Wide Open: Made-up Musicians

Into The Great Wide Open: Made-up MusiciansSong Writing

Eddie (played by Johnny Depp in the video) found fame fleeting, but Chuck Berry's made-up musician fared better.

Jackie DeShannon - "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"

Jackie DeShannon - "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"They're Playing My Song

It wasn't her biggest hit as a songwriter (that would be "Bette Davis Eyes"), but "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" had a family connection for Jackie.

Macabre Mother Goose: The Dark Side of Children's Songs

Macabre Mother Goose: The Dark Side of Children's SongsSong Writing

"London Bridge," "Ring Around the Rosie" and "It's Raining, It's Pouring" are just a few examples of shockingly morbid children's songs.

Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles

Timothy B. Schmit of the EaglesSongwriter Interviews

Did this Eagle come up with the term "Parrothead"? And what is it like playing "Hotel California" for the gazillionth time?

Judas Priest

Judas PriestSongwriter Interviews

Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton talk twin guitar harmonies and explain how they create songs in Judas Priest.

16 Songs With a Heartbeat

16 Songs With a HeartbeatSong Writing

We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.