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Dancing In The Moonlight
Song

Dancing In The Moonlight

Toploader
Album:
Onka Big Monka

Meaning of the song Dancing In The Moonlight by Toploader / Boffalongo, and what it is about


Is a song written by Sherman Kelly. It was first released in 1970 by Kelly's band Boffalongo. In 1972, King Harvest made it a success single, charting at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 5 in Canada. An English band called Toploader released a cover in 2000 that went on to become a global smash and multi-platinum in the UK.


Sherman Kelly wrote the song recovering from a vicious assault by a gang, he "envisioned an alternate reality, the dream of a peaceful and joyful celebration of life."  Kelly wrote:


On a trip to St. Croix in 1969, I was the first victim of a vicious St. Croix gang who eventually murdered 8 American tourists. At that time, I suffered multiple facial fractures and wounds and was left for dead. While I was recovering, I wrote "Dancing in the Moonlight" in which I envisioned an alternate reality, the dream of a peaceful and joyful celebration of life. The song became a huge hit and was recorded by many musicians worldwide. "Dancing In The Moonlight" continues to be popular to this day.


Lyrics of the song Dancing In The Moonlight by Toploader / Boffalongo


We get it almost every night

When that moon is big and bright

It's a supernatural delight

Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

 

Everybody here is out of sight

They don't bark and they don't bite

They keep things loose they keep it tight

Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

 

Dancing in the moonlight

Everybody's feeling warm and bright

It's such a fine and natural sight

Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

 

We like our fun and we never fight

You can't dance and stay uptight

It's a supernatural delight

Everybody was dancing in the moonlight

 

Dancing in the moonlight

Everybody's feeling warm and bright

It's such a fine and natural sight

Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

 

We get in almost every night

And when that moon is big and bright

It's a supernatural delight

Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

 

Dancing in the moonlight

Everybody's feeling warm and bright

It's such a fine and natural sight

Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

Release Date

1970

Songwriter/s

Sherman Kelly

Producer/s

Eric & Steve Nathanson

Label/s

United Artists

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