Dance (Disco Heat)

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"Dance (Disco Heat)"
Single by Sylvester
from the album Step II
Released 1978
Format 7", 12"
Recorded March 1978
Genre Disco
Length 5:54
Label Fantasy Records
Writer(s) Eric Robinson, Victor Osborn
Producer(s) Harvey Fuqua, Sylvester

"Dance (Disco Heat)" is the title of a 1978 single by American disco singer Sylvester James, who performed using just his first name, Sylvester. The song became Sylvester's first Top 40 hit in the US, where it peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the fall of 1978;[1] it also reached #29 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] The song appears on his 1978 album, Step II.

A 12" single was released in 1978, with "Dance (Disco Heat)" as the A-side and "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" as the B-side, and these two extended dance mixes proved to be very popular in the dance clubs at the time. The two songs held down the top spot on the Billboard Dance/Disco chart for six weeks in August and September of that year [3] and helped to establish Sylvester's career as a noted disco and dance music performer, both in the U.S. and abroad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 619.
  2. ^ UK Singles Chart info Chartstats.com. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, (Record Research Inc.), page 252.

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Preceded by
"Hot Shot" by Karen Young
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one singles (with "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)")
August 19, 1978 - September 23, 1978
Succeeded by
"Keep on Jumpin'" / "In the Bush" by Musique