Dance with the music

Sly and the family stone

Let's make it a memory, a night of our own A thing to remember when we're all alone So dance, it's our way to say goodbye Yes, all we have to do is Dance while the music still goes on This is no time for crying Dance, don't you hear them play our song God knows that we've been trying But we didn't make it 'cause nothing's the same We just couldn't help it, nobody's to blame So dance while the music still goes on And let it be our last goodbye Yet it seems to make me sad. Let's make it a memory, a night of our own A thing to remember when we're all alone So dance, it's our way to say goodbye Yes, all we have to do is Dance while the music still goes on This is no time for crying Dance, don't you hear them play our song God knows that we've been trying But we didn't make it 'cause nothing's the same We just couldn't help it, nobody's to blame So dance while the music still goes on And let it be our last goodbye Yet it seems to make me sad. Cover versions and uses in pop culture[ edit ]. Baby, give me one last Dance while the music still goes on Just like the night I met you Dance and believe me, when you're gone You know I won't forget you Our love was a snowbird, it's flying away You tell me it's over, what more can I say? Oh, my love it makes me sad. Oh, my love it makes me sad. Bandleader Sly Stone crafted a formula, blending the band's distinct psychedelic rock leanings with a more pop -friendly sound. In addition, the songs contained significant amounts of scat singing and prominent solos for each instrumentalist. Music[ edit ] The Family Stone itself never thought very highly of Dance to the Music while they were recording it; its existence was the result of CBS executive Clive Davis ' request for Sly Stone to make his sound more pop friendly. The formula not only worked in selling records, but influenced the entire music industry.

Many of the songs on this album particularly the title track, "Are You Ready", "Ride the Rhythm", and the selections that make up the "Dance to the Medley" that closes Side A adhere closely to the formula, and also share chord progressions.

So dance while the music still goes on It's gonna be our last goodbye Dance while the music still goes on Don't think about tomorrow Dance and forget our time is gone Tonight's a night we borrow. So dance while the music still goes on It's gonna be our last goodbye Dance while the music still goes on Don't think about tomorrow Dance and forget our time is gone Tonight's a night we borrow.

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An unabashed party record, "Dance to the Music" opens with Robinson screaming to the audience, demanding that they "get on up History[ edit ] Reluctance to adopt a pop sound[ edit ] None of the band members particularly liked "Dance to the Music" when it was first recorded and released.

Let's make it a memory, a night of our own A thing to remember when we're all alone So dance, it's our way to say goodbye Yes, all we have to do is Dance while the music still goes on This is no time for crying Dance, don't you hear them play our song God knows that we've been trying But we didn't make it 'cause nothing's the same We just couldn't help it, nobody's to blame So dance while the music still goes on And let it be our last goodbye Yet it seems to make me sad.

Legacy[ edit ] "Dance to the Music" was one of the most influential songs of the lates. To appease his employer, Sly developed a formula for the band's recordings, which would still promote his visions of peace, brotherly love, and anti-racism while appealing to a wider audience.

The formula not only worked in selling records, but influenced the entire music industry.

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In addition, the songs contained significant amounts of scat singing and prominent solos for each instrumentalist. Baby, give me one more Dance while the music still goes on Don't think about tomorrow Dance and forget our time is gone Tonight's a night we borrow. Was is just a dream, everything we did, everything we had? Let's make it a memory, a night of our own A thing to remember when we're all alone So dance, it's our way to say goodbye Yes, all we have to do is Dance while the music still goes on This is no time for crying Dance, don't you hear them play our song God knows that we've been trying But we didn't make it 'cause nothing's the same We just couldn't help it, nobody's to blame So dance while the music still goes on And let it be our last goodbye Yet it seems to make me sad. Baby, give me one last Dance while the music still goes on Just like the night I met you Dance and believe me, when you're gone You know I won't forget you Our love was a snowbird, it's flying away You tell me it's over, what more can I say? History[ edit ] Reluctance to adopt a pop sound[ edit ] None of the band members particularly liked "Dance to the Music" when it was first recorded and released. Even toned down for pop audiences, the band's radical sound caught many music fans and fellow recording artists completely off guard.

Was it just a dream, everything we did, everything we had? By the end ofThe Temptations had gone psychedelic, and The Impressions and Four Tops would join them within the space of two years.

Baby, give me one more Dance while the music still goes on Don't think about tomorrow Dance and forget our time is gone Tonight's a night we borrow.

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