How to Dance

"How to Dance" is a 1991 single by Austrian house music trio Bingoboys from their debut studio album The Best of Bingoboys. The song features American female rapper Princessa. It peaked at number two in Austria, reached the top 10 in Australia, Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands, and climbed to number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In addition, it topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart for one week in March 1991.

"How to Dance"
How to Dance single.jpg
Single by Bingoboys featuring Princessa
from the album The Best of Bingoboys
Released1991
Recorded1988
GenreDance-pop, house
Length3:46
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Bingoboys (Klaus Biedermann, Paul Pfab, Helmut Wolfgruber)
Producer(s)Martin Neumayer
Bingoboys singles chronology
"How to Dance"
(1991)
"Borrowed Love"
(1991)
Princessa singles chronology
"How to Dance"
(1991)
"Rojo Y Llanto"
(1993)

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.

CompositionEdit

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).

ChartsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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