This track, like many other tracks, is one about how madly in love two people are with each other. In this scenario, the singer passionately sings about how the intense romance between him and his lover. He boldly and cleverly uses this newfound passion of his as leverage to inspire said subject to dance the night away with him.
One can easily take away from the track that love is definitely a powerful tool/skill to have. Love can inspire the most majestic of wonders and the love that is prevalent throughout this timeless masterpiece can be felt and heard breathing all around it's powerful, roaring musical prowess.
"Let's Dance" went on to be one of Bowie's best and fast selling singles for the year 1983 as it entered the U.K. charts. Eventually it topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. The single was certified platinum in Canada and certified gold in France, the U.K. and the U.S.
In 2018, Nile Rodgers, who was the producer on the track, stated that "This [demo] recording was the first indication of what we could do together as I took his ‘folk song’ and arranged it into something that the entire world would soon be dancing to and seemingly has not stopped dancing to for the last 35 years! It became the blueprint not only for 'Let’s Dance' the song but for the entire album as well."
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About the curator - Glenn McCrary
Glenn McCrary is a Memphis based disc jockey.
He is a perfectionist and dedicates all that he is to producing a flawless, final result of anything that he does musically.
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