How to Dance

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"How to Dance"
How to Dance single.jpg
Single by Bingoboys featuring Princessa
from the album The Best of Bingoboys
Released 1991
Format 7", 12", CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre Dance-pop, House
Length 3:46
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Bingoboys (Klaus Biedermann, Paul Pfab, Helmut Wolfgruber)
Producer(s) Martin Neumayer
Bingoboys singles chronology
"How to Dance"
(1991)
"Borrowed Love"
(1991)
- "How to Dance"
(1991)
"Borrowed Love"
(1991)
Princessa singles chronology
"How to Dance"
(1991)
"Rojo Y Llanto"
(1993)

"How to Dance" is a 1991 single by the Austrian house music trio Bingoboys from their debut studio album The Best of Bingoboys. The song features American female rapper Princessa.

The song borrows heavily from a number of earlier recordings, including "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" by the band Chic, "Dance (Disco Heat)" by the disco singer Sylvester, "Kiss" by Art of Noise feat. Tom Jones, the popular James Brown "Yeah! Woo!" sample loop, the bassline motif from Mantronix's single "Got to Have Your Love", and a synth motif from The Whispers' "And the Beat Goes On". In addition, the song contains audio samples from an instructional recording from the 1970s that attempted to teach people "how to dance" (for example, Step left, around, and together with the right).

The song peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1991, and it remained in the Top 40 for six weeks.[1] In addition, the song also topped the American dance chart for one week in March 1991.[2] The music video for the song was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in the category of "Best Dance Video", but it lost out to "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by the C+C Music Factory.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 63.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, (Record Research Inc.), page 35.