Dance (Disco Heat)

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"Dance (Disco Heat)"
Single by Sylvester
from the album Step II
ReleasedAugust 1978
RecordedMarch 1978
GenreDisco
Length5:46
LabelFantasy
Songwriter(s)
Eric Robinson[1]
  • Victor Orsborn
Producer(s)
Sylvester singles chronology
"Over and Over"
(1977)
"Dance (Disco Heat)"
(1978)
"You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"
(1978)

"Dance (Disco Heat)" is a song by American singer Sylvester and his backup vocalists Two Tons O' Fun. The song appears on his 1978 album, Step II.

Chart performance[edit]

The song was Sylvester's first Top 40 hit in the United States, where it peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the fall of 1978,[2] it also reached #29 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] 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 [4] 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. ^ Gamson, Joshua (2005). The Fabulous Sylvester. Picador, Henry Holt and Company, New York. p. 144.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 619.
  3. ^ Official Charts Company info OfficialCharts.com. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, (Record Research Inc.), page 252.

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