David Bowie - Let's Dance

David Bowie – Let’s Dance

“Let’s Dance” is a song by the iconic English musician David Bowie. It was released on March 1983 with “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)” on the B-side as the laed single and the title track from his fifteenth studio album, “Let’s Dance.” The song is widely regarded as one of Bowie’s most iconic and commercially successful tracks.

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“Let’s Dance” is characterized by its infectious and danceable pop-rock sound. The song’s production, overseen by Nile Rodgers of Chic, features a prominent and memorable guitar riff, rhythmic percussion, and Bowie’s distinctive vocals. The lyrics of “Let’s Dance” convey themes of desire, freedom, and the joy of dancing. The song’s narrator invites a partner to dance and revel in the moment. The chorus, with its catchy melody and rhythmic delivery, adds to the song’s celebratory and dancefloor-friendly quality.

The music video for was filmed in February 1983 in Australia in Sydney, the Warrumbungle National Park, a sheep-farming outpost in Carinda and a Carindan hotel bar.

“Let’s Dance” by David Bowie was a chart-topping success and one of his most commercially successful songs. It reached the number 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. This marked Bowie’s the second song to top the Hot 100 chart (the first was “Fame” in 1975). The song’s danceable and infectious sound, along with its memorable video, made it a standout hit in Bowie’s extensive catalog and a classic of 1980s pop music. “Let’s Dance” topped the singles charts in many other countries, including the UK or New Zealand.


David Bowie – Let’s Dance – Lyrics