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Song of the Day #1681

Song of the Day: Let Me Take You Dancing features the words and music of Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams. Though this year's Dance Party focused on the Golden Anniversary of Woodstock and its artists, this 1978 dance track takes us full circle---since we started our Fourth Annual Summer Music Festival with Bryan Adams's "Summer of '69", we end it with an Adams recording that, believe it or not, was one of the most memorable disco hits of the decade following Woodstock. Unfortunately, Adams has actively worked to suppress all digital uploads of this song to any site, including YouTube. The original John Luongo 12" dance remix sped Bryan's 18-year old voice up to 122 BPMs without access to the voice compression technology of today---thus making young Bryan sound even younger (or as one critic put it: like a "Disco Chipmunk"). So, hanging onto the last four hours of summer by an eyelash, I can only provide you with the instrumental 12" vinyl version, three snippets from Jim Vallance's website, a snippet of the single's "lost" 3rd verse [Facebook link] and cover versions by David Karr and Vicki Shepard [YouTube links]. We conclude this year's festival with the song's main lyric: "Let me take you dancing, let me steal your heart tonight. Let me take you dancing, all night long." Till next summer...