|Single by Dan Seals|
|from the album Won't Be Blue Anymore|
|B-side||"In San Antone"|
|Dan Seals singles chronology|
"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.
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 not 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.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||10|
|US Billboard Hot 100||42|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks||6|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||1|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||11|
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 372. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 217.
- "Dan Seals Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
- "Dan Seals Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
- "Dan Seals Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
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|Billboard Hot Country Singles
January 18, 1986
"Never Be You"
by Rosanne Cash
|RPM Country Tracks
January 25, 1986
"Home Again in My Heart"
by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
by Atlantic Starr
|RPM Top Singles
April 19, 1986
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