Dance Floor (song)

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"Dance Floor"
Zapp - Dance Floor single cover.jpg
Single by Zapp
from the album Zapp II
Released 1982 (1982)
Format
Genre R&B, funk
Length
  • 11:09 (long version)
  • 5:13 (album version)
  • 3:55 (short version)[1]
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Roger Troutman
  • Terry "Zapp" Troutman[3]
Zapp singles chronology
"Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)" / "A Touch of Jazz (Playin' Kinda Ruff Part II)"
(1982)
"Dance Floor"
(1982)
"Playin' Kinda Ruff" / "Do You Really Want an Answer?"
(1982)
"Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)" / "A Touch of Jazz (Playin' Kinda Ruff Part II)"
(1982)
"Dance Floor"
(1982)
"Playin' Kinda Ruff" / "Do You Really Want an Answer?"
(1982)
Zapp II track listing
"Dance Floor"
(1)
"Playin' Kinda Ruff"
(2)
All the Greatest Hits track listing
"Do It Roger"
(5)
"Dance Floor"
(6)
"Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)"
(7)

"Dance Floor" a song performed by Zapp. It is the opening track from the band's second studio album Zapp II and serves as the album's second single. The song did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100,[4] but it spent two weeks at #1 on the R&B chart, becoming the band's only song to date to reach #1 on the chart.[5]

When Zapp vocalist Roger Troutman collaborated with Dr. Dre and 2Pac for 1995's "California Love," Troutman used the talk box and interpolated the "Shake it" vocal from "Dance Floor" into "California Love."

Track listing[edit]

  • 12" single[6]
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Dance Floor" (Long version) 11:09
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Dance Floor" (Short version) 3:55

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1982)[5] Peak
position
US Dance Music/Club Play Singles (Billboard) 62
US R&B Singles (Billboard) 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zapp - Dance Floor at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ Elias, Jason. "All the Greatest Hits - Roger,Zapp - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Zapp - Dance Floor (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 645. 
  5. ^ a b "Zapp - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dance Floor - Zapp at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved April 22, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Holliday
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
August 21, 1982 - August 28, 1982
Succeeded by
"Jump to It" by Aretha Franklin