Winter has finally passed, and Americans are rejoicing. It would be the perfect time to play a song called “Spring Dance,” only no such song exists.
There are dozens of other songs with the ” ______ Dance” titles, so we will have to settle for those as we welcome spring. Here are the fifteen most well-known.
“Last Dance” by Donna Summer: The Disco Queen consistently hit the Top Ten during the 70s, but this one served as the perfect encore at her shows.
“Let’s Dance” by David Bowie: Bowie actually makes this list twice, but this title track is the more popular of the two.
“Flashdance” by Irene Cara: Subtitiled “What a Feeling,” this tune from the movie proved to be the most enduring cut on the soundtrack.
“Moondance” by Van Morrison: The folk singer reached his biggest success with this album, which begins with the enchanting title track.
“Mystery Dance” by Elvis Costello: This rocking track from My Aim Is True showcases Costello’s clever way with sexual metaphors.
“Safety Dance” by Men without Hats: The Scottish band became one-hit wonders because of this catchy video-bolstered classic.
“Barn Dance” by Tom T. Hall: When this country legend mentioned his treasures in “I Love,” he could have included this dedication to an event that most southerners appreciate.
“Slow Dance” by the Carpenters: Years before Johnny Rivers hit the Top Ten with the progressive form, slow dancing, siblings Karen and Richard found success with this ballad.
“Rain Dance” by the Guess Who: This single opens up So Long, Bannatyne, the band’s first album after Kurt Winter replaced Randy Bachman.
“Magic Dance” by David Bowie:The man behind Ziggy Stardust recorded this single for the soundtrack to the film Labyrinth.
“Victory Dance” by My Morning Jacket: Jim James and band included this mellow number on their most recent album, Circuital.
“War Dance” by XTC: This track closes out the lengthy Nonsuch, serving as the ultimate complement to opening number “The ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead.”
“Demon Dance” by Surfer Blood: The infectious tone on the band’s best album, Pythons, is set by this opening number.
“Ghost Dance” by Patti Smith: The Pioneeress of punk rock made this tune part of the Easter album, following her biggest hit “Because the Night.”
“Devil’s Dance” by Metallica: One needs to delve just three cuts into the Reload album to find that this is one “hell” of a song.