Shut Up and Dance (Aerosmith song)
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|"Shut Up and Dance"|
|Single by Aerosmith|
|from the album Get a Grip|
|Format||Cassette, CD, Record|
|Aerosmith singles chronology|
"Shut Up and Dance" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. Written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jack Blades, and Tommy Shaw, it is a hard rocking song from the band's massively successful 1993 album Get a Grip. It is one of seven singles from that album to chart on any chart, reaching #24 on the UK Singles Chart.
Although it did not chart in the United States, it remains a popular rock song and saw increased popularity when the band performed it live in the 1993 movie Wayne's World 2. This live version can be found on the Wayne's World 2 soundtrack.
It is one of the more hard rocking songs from Get a Grip featuring loud, fast-paced dueling lead guitar playing by Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, a heavy bass rhythm and drum beat by Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer and predominantly low vocals by Steven Tyler, with the exceptions of bridges and choruses.
Some of the lyrics are somewhat obscene, many of them tongue-in-cheek double entendres, such as "sex is like a gun: you aim, you shoot, you run" and "when you're splittin' hairs with Mr. Clean, it's like gettin' head from a guillotine, and the night has just begun." The chorus is a refrain of "talk is cheap, shut up and dance; don't get deep, shut up and dance."