Bop (song)

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Single by Dan Seals
from the album Won't Be Blue Anymore
B-side "In San Antone"[1]
Released October 1985
Genre Country
Length 3:45
Label EMI America
Writer(s) Paul Davis
Jennifer Kimball
Producer(s) Kyle Lehning
Dan Seals singles chronology
"Meet Me in Montana"
"Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)"

"Bop" is a song written by Paul Davis and Jennifer Kimball, and recorded by American country music artist Dan Seals. It was released in October 1985 as the second single from the album Won't Be Blue Anymore. It reached #1 on the Country singles chart in early 1986. "Bop" was his second number one hit, but his first as a solo artist. It was a major crossover hit as well, peaking at #42 on the US Hot 100, and at #10 on the US Adult Contemporary Chart.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by George Bloom. It shows an older couple preparing to travel to an armory. It concurrently shows flashbacks of the couple 30 years earlier. One of the highlights in the video is the 30-year flashback of the couple in a 1955 Ford Thunderbird that transforms 30 years later into the 1985 Ford Thunderbird. Towards the end of the video, it shows the couple in their elderly stages dancing at the armory along with many others with Seals performing the song onstage.

The video has also been included in Seals' 1991 video compilation, A Portrait, which also included the video for "They Rage On," plus three other videos for Seals' "God Must Be a Cowboy," "Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)" and "Big Wheels in the Moonlight" that were filmed especially for the compilation.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985–1986) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 42
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 6
Canadian RPM Top Singles 1

Year-End Chart[edit]

Chart (1986) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) 11


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 372. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 217. 
  3. ^ "Dan Seals – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dan Seals.
  4. ^ "Dan Seals – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Dan Seals.
  5. ^ "Dan Seals – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Dan Seals.

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Preceded by
"Morning Desire"
by Kenny Rogers
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 18, 1986
Succeeded by
"Never Be You"
by Rosanne Cash
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 25, 1986
Succeeded by
"Home Again in My Heart"
by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Preceded by
"Secret Lovers"
by Atlantic Starr
RPM Top Singles
number-one single

April 19, 1986
Succeeded by
"The Power of Love"
by Jennifer Rush