Dancing In The Street - Van Halen - Diver Down
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It first became popular in when recorded by Martha and the Vandellas whose version reached No. It is one of Motown 's signature songs and is the group's premier signature song. The original version of "Dancing in the Street" by Martha and the Vandellas was produced in by Required Reading - Into It.
Over It. - Standards "Mickey" Stevenson and released as a single on the Gordy Records label. The song highlighted the concept of having a good time in whatever city the listener lived. The idea for dancing came to Stevenson from watching people on the streets of Detroit cool off in the summer in water from opened fire hydrants. They appeared to be dancing in the water.
When Gaye read the original lyrics, however, he said the song sounded more danceable. With Gaye and Stevenson collaborating, the duo composed the single with Kim Weston in mind to record the song. Reeves recounted that she initially regarded the song as too repetitive. The song's writers made sure to include Detroit as one of the cities mentioned with the lyric: "Can't forget the Motor City".
The song took on a different meaning when riots in inner-city America led to many young black demonstrators citing the song as a civil rights anthem to social change which also led to some radio stations taking the song off its play list because certain black advocates such as H. Rap Brown began playing the song while organising demonstrations.
The first is the one Martha Reeves asserted to reporters in England. The British journalist wanted to know if Reeves agreed, as many people had claimed, that "Dancing in the Street" was a call to riot.
To Reeves, the query was patently absurd. While Berry Gordy had created the Black Forum label to preserve black thought and creative writing, he kept the Motown record label and the popular hits it produced from being too political. These local agendas, which reflected The Call - Psychotica - Psychotica unique concerns of African Americans living in the urban north, Firehouse - Reach For The Sky responded to and reconfigured the national civil rights campaign" Smith The movement lent the song its secondary meaning and the song with its second meaning fanned the flames of unrest.
This song and others like it and its associated political meanings did not exist in a vacuum. It was a partner with its social environment and they both played upon each other creating meaning that could not have been brought on by one or the other alone. The song therefore became a call to reject peace for the chance that unified unrest could bring about the freedom that suppressed minorities all across the United States so Dancing In The Street - Van Halen - Diver Down . On April 12,it was announced that Martha and the Vandellas' version of Friday Brown - Henry Fool - Henry Fool in the Street" would be one of 50 sound recordings preserved by the Library of Congress to the National Recording Registry.
Lead singer Martha Reeves said she was thrilled about the song's perseverance, saying "It's a song that just makes you want to get up and dance".
Billboard named the song No. Mama Cass Elliot sang the lead vocal, while the other members did their harmonies in the background. This version featured an instrumental section.
The song's ending is humorous, which featured Elliot and Papa Denny Doherty having a dialogue listing the cities in both the United States, as well as Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where Doherty was from, before the song's fade. At the Monterey Pop Festival inthe Mamas and the Papas ended their set with "Dancing in the Street" before Elliot told the audience at the festival: "You're on your own. It reached No. The rock band Grateful Dead began performing "Dancing in the Street" live inand through played the song about 40 times,  with Ron "Pigpen" McKernan singing lead.
The song returned to their rotation in with Bob Weir taking the lead vocal, and was played about 80 more times before being retired in Live recordings from both periods have Its Catching Up - Nomeansno - Wrong released.
In that second period, the group recorded a cover version of the song in the studio, and released it as a single taken from their album Terrapin Station. Bassist Phil Lesh has described "Dancing in the Street" as the first song the band stretched out in the live setting from a short pop song into drawn out improvisational jam piece, a practice that would become a Grateful Dead signature.
The American southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas recorded a cover version Dancing In The Street - Van Halen - Diver Down "Dancing in the Street", and released it as a single Dancing In The Street - Van Halen - Diver Down taken from their studio album Street Party.
This version features heavy use of the electric guitar, played by Eddie Van Halen. Speaking about the cover, group member David Lee Roth said: "It sounds like more than four people are playing, when in actuality there are almost zero overdubs — that's why it takes us such a short amount of time [to record].
I spent a lot of time arranging and playing synthesizer on 'Dancing in the Streets,' and they [critics] just wrote it off as, 'Oh, it's just like the original. These are good songs. Why shouldn't we redo them for the new generation of people? Van Halen released "Dancing in the Street" as the second single from their studio album Diver Down. Their version attracted decent commercial success, reaching the top 40 on the US Billboard Hot chart and becoming a top 15 hit on the Canadian Singles Chart.
A hit cover version of "Dancing in the Street" was recorded by the English rock icons Mick Jagger and David Bowie as a duo into raise money for the Live Aid famine relief cause. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at John F. Kennedy Stadiumuntil it was realized that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible unless either Bowie or Jagger mimed their contribution, something neither artist was willing to do.
A rough mix of the track was completed in just four hours. Thirteen hours after the start of recording, the song and Ulla Winblad Vid Fiskartorpet - Jeja Sundström - Jejas Jörpa were completed. The single version Bob Clearmountain mix is slightly different to the version used on David Bowie's Best of Bowie compilation and others, with the vocals and guitar brought out more and a slightly shorter intro.
The song has been featured since on several Bowie compilations. InUS TV network ABC used a sample of this song, to promote their Percussion Discussion - Charles Mingus - Chazz! campaign, but under the name "Something's Happening"which is the 2nd year they used the same name, the first time being for the Dancing In The Street - Van Halen - Diver Down campaign.
In it was voted the eighth best collaboration of all time in a Rolling Stone readers poll. The music video was shown twice at the Live Aid event. It was also shown in movie theaters before showings of Ruthless Peoplefor which Jagger had recorded the theme song. This version was also included on the Spanish edition of her debut album, " Milagros. The English version of the cover song was accompanied by a music video directed by Scott Marshall and choreographed by Darrin Henson.
Another version was made in which the video is interlaced with clips of the "Green Tambourine" closing sequence of the movie and Myra performing against a bluescreen displaying clips of the film; this version was featured at the end of the VHS release of the film. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Dancing in the Street disambiguation.
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