"Life's a Dance" is the title of a song written by Allen Shamblin and Steve Seskin, and recorded by American country music singer John Michael Montgomery. It was released in September 1992 as lead-off single and title track from his debut album . It peaked at number 4 on the U.S. Life's a Dance Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. It also peaked at number 3 on the Canadian [1 ] RPM Country Tracks.
Content [ edit ]
The song is a mid-tempo, in which the narrator gives the example of being too scared to ask a girl out when he was 14 years old. The girl ends up moving away and he never had the chance to ask her. The narrator goes on to refer to life as "a dance" and says that you learn as you go.
Critical reception [ edit ]
Deborah Evans Price, of
magazine gave the song a mixed review, saying that Montgomery is a "fine and photogenic balladeer" but the song is "less than memorable." Billboard [2 ]
Music video [ edit ]
The music video was directed by Marc Ball and premiered in late 1992. The video was filmed in
Durango, Colorado and was the first time Montgomery had ever been on a plane. [3 ]
Chart positions [ edit ]
"Life's a Dance" debuted at number 69 on the U.S.
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 3, 1992.
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Canada Country Tracks (
) RPM [6 ] 65
References [ edit ]
^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
^ , October 24, 1992 Billboard
^ , November 29, 2992 Billboard
^ " RPM Country Tracks. . February 13, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. RPM
^ " John Michael Montgomery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for John Michael Montgomery.
^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". . December 18, 1993 RPM . Retrieved August 5, 2013.