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Just Dance
Song

Just Dance

Lady Gaga
Album:
The Fame

Song Meaning of Just Dance by Lady Gaga, and what it is about


Lady Gaga co-wrote the song with Akon and his producer RedOne.


Gaga wrote the song in under ten minutes as "a happy record." Lyrically, "Just Dance" talks about becoming wasted in a club.


In an interview with Heat, Gaga explained her inspiration for writing the song. She said, "I was very hung-over. I wrote the song in about 10 minutes with [producer] RedOne. And it was my first time being in a Hollywood studio. Very pristine, big huge room with giant speakers."


Later, Gaga reflected on the song by saying,

"That record saved my life. I was in such a dark space in New York. I was so depressed, always in a bar. I got on a plane to LA to do my music and was given one shot to write the song that would change my life and I did. I never went back. I left behind my boyfriend, my apartment. I still haven't been back. My mother went in and cleared it for me."


A sleeper smash, the song spent nearly five months on the Billboard Hot 100 before reaching its peak in January 2009. "Just Dance" topped the charts outside of the United States in Australia, Canada, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It also made the top ten in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.


Song lyrics of Just Dance by Lady Gaga


[Lady Gaga & Akon:]

(Truth!)

RedOne

Konvict

Gaga (Oh-oh, eh)

 

I've had a little bit too much, much (Oh, oh, oh-oh)

All of the people start to rush (Start to rush by)

A dizzy twister dance, can't find my drink or man

Where are my keys? I lost my phone, phone (Oh, oh, oh-oh)

 

[Lady Gaga:]

What's goin' on, on the floor?

I love this record, baby, but I can't see straight anymore

Keep it cool, what's the name of this club?

I can't remember, but it's alright, a-alright

 

Just dance

Gonna be okay, da-da-doo-doot-n

Just dance

Spin that record, babe, da-da-doo-doot-n

Just dance

Gonna be okay

Da-da-da-dance, dance, dance

Just, j-j-just dance

 

[Lady Gaga & Akon:]

Wish I could shut my playboy mouth (Oh, oh, oh-oh)

How'd I turn my shirt inside out? (Inside out, right)

Control your poison, babe, roses have thorns, they say

And we're all gettin' hosed tonight (Oh, oh, oh-oh)

 

[Lady Gaga:]

What's goin' on, on the floor?

I love this record, baby, but I can't see straight anymore

Keep it cool, what's the name of this club?

I can't remember, but it's alright, a-alright

 

Just dance

Gonna be okay, da-da-doo-doot-n

Just dance

Spin that record, babe, da-da-doo-doot-n

Just dance

Gonna be okay

Da-da-da-dance, dance, dance

Just, j-j-just

 

[Colby O'Donis:]

When I come through on the dance floor, checking out that catalogue (Hey)

Can't believe my eyes, so many women without a flaw

And I ain't gon' give it up, steady, tryna pick it up like a call

I'mma hit it, I'mma beat it up, latch onto it until tomorrow, yeah

Shorty, I can see that you got so much energy

The way you twirlin' up them hips 'round and 'round

And there is no reason at all why you can't leave here with me

In the meantime, stay, let me watch you break it down and

 

[Lady Gaga & Akon:]

Dance

Gonna be okay, da-da-doo-doot-n (Oh)

Just dance (Ooh yeah)

Spin that record, babe, da-da-doo-doot-n

Just dance (Ooh yeah)

Gonna be okay, da-da-doo-doot-n (Ooh yeah)

Just dance (Ooh yeah)

Spin that record, babe, da-da-doo-doot-n

Just dance (Oh)

Gonna be okay, da-da-da-dance (Gonna be okay)

Dance, dance (Yeah)

Just, j-j-just dance (Oh)

 

[Akon:]

Incredible

Amazing

Music

Woo!

Let's go!

 

[Lady Gaga & Akon:]

Half psychotic, sick, hypnotic, got my blueprint, it's symphonic

Half psychotic, sick, hypnotic, got my blueprint, electronic

Half psychotic, sick, hypnotic, got my blueprint, it's symphonic

Half psychotic, sick, hypnotic, got my blueprint, electronic

Go, use your muscle, carve it out, work it, hustle

(I got it, just stay close enough to get it on)

Don't slow, drive it, clean it, Lysol, bleed it

Spend the last dough (I got it) in your pock-o (I got it)

 

[Lady Gaga:]

Just dance

Gonna be okay, da-da-doo-doot-n

Just dance

Spin that record, babe, da-da-doo-doot-n

Just dance (Baby)

Gonna be okay, da-da-doo-doot-n

Just dance

Spin that record, babe, da-da-doo-doot-n (Oh, baby, yeah)

Just dance

Gonna be okay (Spin that record, baby, yeah)

Da-da-da-dance, dance, dance

Just, j-j-just dance

Release Date

2008

Songwriter/s

Stefani Germanotta, Nadir "RedOne" Khayat, Aliaune "Akon" Thiam

Producer/s

RedOne

Label/s

Streamline, KonLive, Cherrytree, Interscope

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