Well, there's a dance way over town, I don't know how it started (don't know how it started);
All I know is when the people dance, it's so hard to get parted... (so hard to get parted)
And then the music begins to play;
Automatically, I'm on my way...
Are you ready? (Are you ready?)
You get yours (you get yours), cause I got mine... (cause I got mine);
Do the Monkey Time... (Do the Monkey Time...)
Do the Monkey... (Do the Monkey Time...)
Do the Monkey, do the Monkey Time...

Move your hips (move your hips) - Let your backbone slip... (Let your backbone slip!)
Move your feet (move your feet) - Get on the beat... (Get on the...)
Yeah, yeah, yeah! Are you ready? (Say, are you ready?)
You get yours (you get yours), cause I got mine... (cause I got mine);
Do the Monkey Time... (Do the Monkey Time...)
Do the Monkey... (Do the Monkey Time...)
Do the Monkey... (Do the Monkey Time...)

Well, there's a dance way over town, I don't know how it started... (I don't know how it started...)

Callin' out around the world: Are you ready for a brand new beat, yeah?
Summer's here, and the time is right for dancing in the street...
They're dancing in Chicago (dancin' in the street), way down in New Orleans (dancin' in the street)
Up in New York City (up in New York City...)

All we need is music (sweet, sweet), sweet music (sweet, sweet music);
There'll be music everywhere... (sweet music everywhere...)
There'll be swinging, swaying, and records playing - Dancing in the street...

Oh, it doesn't matter what you wear, just as long as you are there;
Come on, every guy, grab a girl, everywhere around the world...
Be dancing - They're dancing in the street...

This is an invitation across the nation - chance for folks to meet;
They're dancing in Chicago (Chicago...),
Way down in New Orleans (New Orleans...)
Up in New York City... (up, oh, New York City...)...
Philadelphia, PA, now... (Oh, oh, Philly...)
Baltimore, and DC now... (and LA?)
Can't forget the Motor City... (Don't forget the Motor City!)

Don't forget the Motor City! (Oh!)
Don't forget the Motor City! (Oh!)
Don't forget the Motor City! (Oh!)
(Don't forget the Motor City!) Dancin' in the street...
(Don't forget the Motor City!) Dancin' in the street...

(I said it looks to me like this could be...) Motor City!
(I said it looks to me like this could be...) Motor City!
(I said it looks to me like this could be...) Motor City!
(I said it looks to me like this could be...)
Wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate - I just dance, dance, dance...
Just dance, dance, dance...

Dancin' in the street...


Lyrics submitted by Ian-sama

Monkey Time/Dancing in the Street song meanings
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