Dance (Disco Heat)

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"Dance (Disco Heat)"
Single by Sylvester
from the album Step II
Released August 1978
Format
Recorded March 1978
Genre Disco
Length 5:46
Label Fantasy
Writer(s)
  • Eric Robinson
  • Victor Osborn
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. The song became 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,[1] it also reached #29 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] The song appears on his 1978 album, Step II.

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 [3] 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. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 619.
  2. ^ UK Singles Chart info Chartstats.com. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, (Record Research Inc.), page 252.

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Preceded by
"Hot Shot" by Karen Young
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one singles (with "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)")
August 19, 1978 - September 23, 1978
Succeeded by
"Keep on Jumpin'" / "In the Bush" by Musique