Dance, Dance, Dance (song)

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This article is about the Beach Boys song. For other songs, see Dance, Dance, Dance.
"Dance, Dance, Dance"
Single by The Beach Boys
from the album Today!
B-side "The Warmth of the Sun"
Released October 26, 1964
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded October 9, 1964
Genre Rock, surf rock
Length 1:59
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love
Producer(s) Brian Wilson
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)"
(1964)
"Dance, Dance, Dance"
(1964)
"The Man with All the Toys"
(1964)
Today! track listing

"Dance, Dance, Dance" is a song written by Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys. It was first released as a single in 1964 backed with "The Warmth of the Sun" and was released the following year as the sixth track on the Beach Boys' eighth studio album, The Beach Boys Today! "Dance, Dance, Dance" marks Carl Wilson's first recognised writing contribution to a Beach Boys single, his contribution being the song's primary guitar riff and solo.

Commercial performance[edit]

The single peaked at number eight in the US and number 24 in the UK It was also number seven on Canada's national RPM chart, number six in Sweden, and in France was their fourth song to place on the Jukebox chart.

Across the States, the single tended to be held out of the top five of regional playlists by a log-jam of British Invasion acts, and burst through to number one only in Washington DC (WKMC), San Jose and Providence. It was number four in San Francisco and Dallas.

Release history[edit]

The song was originally released in mono, while a remixed stereo version was released on the compilation Hawthorne, CA. An early version of the song, with different lyrics and arrangement, appears as a bonus track on the Today!/Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) two-fer CD.

Personnel[edit]

The Beach Boys
Additional musicians

Live versions[edit]

The song has been played many times over the years, sometimes in a medley format with "Do You Wanna Dance?", another Beach Boys song from the Today! album. Despite being a live staple in Beach Boys setlists throughout the 2000s during the 50th Anniversary Tour the song was played only 11 times and in its original structure.[1]

Cover versions[edit]

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