Okay
Tokyo, South America, Australia, France, Germany, UK, Africa

Calling out around the world
Are you ready for a brand new beat?
Summer's here and the time is right
For dancing in the street

They're dancing in Chicago (dancing in the street)
Down in New Orleans (dancing in the street)
In New York City (dancing in the street)

All we need is music, sweet music ( sweet sweet music)
There'll be music everywhere (everywhere)
They'll be swinging, swaying, records playing
Dancing in the street, oh

It doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on, every guy, grab a girl
Everywhere, around the world

They'll be dancing, dancing in the street
(Dancing in the street)
It's an invitation across the nation, a chance for folks to meet
They'll be laughing and singing and music swinging
Dancing in the street

Philadelphia, PA (dancing in the street)
Baltimore and DC now (dancing in the street)
Don't forget the Motor City (dancing in the street)
On the streets of Brazil (dancing in the street)
Back in the USSR (dancing in the street)
Don't matter where you are (dancing in the street)

All we need is music, sweet music (sweet sweet music)
There'll be music everywhere (everywhere)
They'll be swinging, swaying, records playing
Dancing in the street, oh

It doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on every guy, grab a girl
Everywhere, around the world

They'll be dancing, dancing in the street
(Dancing in the street)
Way down in L.A., everyday
Dancing in the street (dancing in the street)
Crossin' China, too, me and you
Dancing in the street (dancing in the street)

Don't you know they'll be dancing
Dancing in the street (dancing in the street)
Don't you know they'll be d-d-d-d-dancing
Dancing in the street (dancing in the street)


Lyrics submitted by scimitar_255

"Dancing In The Street" as written by William Stevenson Marvin Gaye

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  • +2
    General Commenti love the video it makes me laugh soooo much. except jagger is one damn scary looking man
    LottieLovesLifeon June 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand then he slept with mick jagger
    scimitar_255on June 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo, the song was recorded a long time after Jagger and Bowie were found in bed together. Technically, though both were naked, there is no way to prove they actually slept with each other.

    For the record, I don't care.

    I also really like this song.
    Child Of Musicon August 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's kinda interesting you guys are more interested in what happened between Mick Jagger and David Bowie than the meaning of this song...

    Anyway, considering it's a cover, it's a little redundant and pointless to post a meaning when you could go to the original and do it. But I'm too lazy to do that so I just say it's about getting everyone in the world to dance to the same beat, which has a bit of a "let's unite!" feel to it.
    .Three.Lefts.on November 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere has been so many covers of this song. I am not exaggerating. It's about the world and its love affair. Out of all the covers of this song, I believe that this is the best one.
    davidbowiefan1on October 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlol, the music video is...yeah...
    Cam-winon January 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHee hee i love the opening to this song... Screaming it all at the top of my lungs. Great fun
    scimitar_255on March 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor the record, this is a Martha and the Vandellas song, which Bowie covered with Mick Jagger. I personally like the cover better.
    TheUniversalon April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOf course we're interested in whether they slept together or not. Musicians' lives do have an influence on their music, believe it or not. It may have influenced the collaboration.
    I think the song's all right, but there are a lot of songs by both of them that I like better. But it's good if it does get people dancing.
    Teakettleon June 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is great but nothing compared to the Mamas and the Papas version...
    Georgeknowsbeston March 06, 2008   Link

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