Dance (Ratt song)

"Dance" is a song by American heavy metal band Ratt. It is the first track off their 1986 album Dancing Undercover and the tenth track of their compilation album Ratt & Roll 81-91. It reached #59 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by Stephen Pearcy, guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini, and album producer Beau Hill.

"Dance"
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Single by Ratt
from the album Dancing Undercover
ReleasedOctober 1986 [1]
Recorded1986
GenreGlam metal[2]
Length4:17
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Robbin Crosby, Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Beau Hill
Producer(s)Beau Hill
Ratt singles chronology
"What You Give Is What You Get"
(1985)
"Dance"
(1986)
"Slip of the Lip"
(1986)

The single was featured in the Miami Vice Season 3 episode "Down for the Count" in 1987.

Music videoEdit

In the music video for the song, the band is invited to perform by the master of ceremonies (played by comedian and actor Dick Shawn) during a brief interlude at a rock music show at the famed Whisky a Go Go. Ratt is initially reluctant, but the band relents and performs.

Track listingEdit

1. "Dance" - 4:17
2. "Take a Chance" - 4:00

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (1986-87) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 59
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[4] 36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ratt singles".
  2. ^ "TEN UNDERRATED HAIR METAL BANDS OF THE 80s AND 90s, AND THEIR BEST SONGS FOR STRIPPING". MetalSucks. 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  3. ^ "Ratt Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "Ratt Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved August 23, 2020.

See alsoEdit