You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

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"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"
Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.jpg
Single by Leo Sayer
from the album Endless Flight
ReleasedOctober 1976
Format7" (45 rpm), 12" (45 rpm) maxi single
2:50 (7" version)
LabelChrysalis Records (UK)
Warner Bros. Records (US)
Songwriter(s)Vini Poncia, Leo Sayer[1][2]
Producer(s)Richard Perry
Leo Sayer singles chronology
"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"
"When I Need You"

"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" is a song credited to British singer Leo Sayer, taken from his 1976 album Endless Flight. The song reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart,[3] making it his first number-one single in the United States, and reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.[4] Billboard ranked it as the No. 13 song of 1977. Credited songwriters Sayer and Vini Poncia won a Grammy Award for the song in 1978 in the category Best R&B Song. The person who actually wrote the whole song was Ray Parker Jr.

Music video[edit]

In Australia, a live performance from the TV show Countdown is frequently used in place of a music video.


Chart performance[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

  • Sylvia wrote Swedish lyrics for "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" and recorded this rendering: "Det Känns Som Jag Vill Dansa", for her 1977 album Leenden I Regn
  • A remixed version of "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" credited to Groove Generation featuring Leo Sayer charted on the UK Singles Chart in 1998, peaking at #32.[4]
  • A cover by Carmen Carter & Donnie McClurkin featured in the 2000 Walt Disney Pictures direct-to-video animated film An Extremely Goofy Movie.
  • A cover version sung by actress Anne Hathaway was included on the soundtrack for the 2004 film Ella Enchanted, adapted from the fantasy novel of the same name.
  • A cover was performed by Hot Buttered Rum String Band on their live release Live in The Northeast.
  • In 2008, The Wiggles sang the song as the title work of their DVD You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, with Leo Sayer guest starring.

Appearances in other media[edit]


  1. ^ "Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing / Magdalena (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-07-14.
  2. ^ "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer Songfacts". Retrieved 2014-07-14.
  3. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of #1 Hits, 5th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  4. ^ a b "Leo Sayer - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  6. ^ RPM Adult Contemporary, January 8, 1977
  7. ^ " – Leo Sayer Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  8. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  9. ^ " – Leo Sayer – You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  10. ^ " – Leo Sayer – You Make Me Feel Like Dancing". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  12. ^ " – Leo Sayer – You Make Me Feel Like Dancing". Singles Top 100.
  13. ^ "Leo Sayer Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Leo Sayer Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  16. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  17. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1977 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". 1977-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  18. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1977/Top 100 Songs of 1977". Retrieved 2016-10-12.
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