Dancing in the Sheets

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"Dancing in the Sheets"
Single by Shalamar
from the album Footloose and Heartbreak
B-side "Dancing In The Sheets" (Instrumental)
Released 1984
Format 7"
Genre
Length 4:05
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Bill Wolfer
Shalamar singles chronology
"You Can Count on Me"
(1984)
"Dancing in the Sheets"
(1984)
"Amnesia"
(1984)

"You Can Count on Me"
(1984)
"Dancing in the Sheets"
(1984)
"Amnesia"
(1984)

"Dancing in the Sheets" is a song written by Bill Wolfer and Dean Pitchford[1] and recorded by American R&B group Shalamar.[2] It was featured on the chart-topping soundtrack album of the 1984 motion picture Footloose[3] and was also the first single from their album Heartbreak,[4] featuring the new line-up of Howard Hewett,[5] Delisa Davis and Micki Free. The synth melody on the song is similar in structure to Prince's "1999".[6] A music video was made featuring the new line-up and did not feature any footage from the film.[7]

"Dancing in the Sheets" was a top 20 hit on the Billboard charts, peaking at No. 17 on the Hot 100[8] and reaching No. 18 on the Hot Black singles chart.[9] On the UK Singles Chart, the song climbed to No. 41.[10]

An extended 12" version of the song was made available as one of four bonus tracks on the 15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition re-release of the soundtrack in 1998.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dancing In The Sheets by Shalamar Songfacts". www.songfacts.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  2. ^ "Dancing In The Sheets by Shalamar Songfacts". www.songfacts.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  3. ^ Footloose: Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Motion Picture, 1987-01-01, ASIN B0000025YY
  4. ^ Heartbreak, 2006-06-06, ASIN B00004VQXE
  5. ^ "Howard Hewett". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  6. ^ "Micki Free". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  7. ^ "Howard Hewett - Shalamar - Dancing in the Sheets (Official... | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  8. ^ "Shalamar - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  9. ^ "Dancing in the Sheets (song by Shalamar) ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts". www.musicvf.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  10. ^ "Dancing in the Sheets (song by Shalamar) ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts". www.musicvf.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10.