And We Danced (The Hooters song)
"And We Danced" is a song by the American rock band The Hooters, released as the first single from their second album, Nervous Night. "And We Danced" was released in 1985 and became the band's first major hit, just missing the top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (peaking at #21), but reaching #3 on the Mainstream Rock charts. It became the band's second consecutive Top 10 hit in Australia, reaching #6.
|"And We Danced"|
|Single by The Hooters|
|from the album Nervous Night|
|B-side||"Blood from a Stone"|
|The Hooters singles chronology|
The music video for the song, featuring live footage of the band filmed at the now-demolished Exton Drive-In in Exton, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1985, was nominated for the Best New Artist in a Video award at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards. One of the members is shown playing a Hohner melodica (the "hooter" from whence the band got their name), a reed instrument played by mouth with keyboard notes which can be fingered to produce a harmonica-like sound. The 1975 Orleans hit "Dance With Me" also features a melodica solo prominently in the recording, although in live instances their keyboardist mounted the instrument flat on a desktop to be fingered as a conventional keyboard instrument with a plastic hose extension to reach the player's mouth from a sitting position. Furthermore, Cyndi Lauper's version of "Money Changes Everything" includes a melodica solo. (Members of The Hooters were present on Lauper's breakout album She's So Unusual).
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