Do You Want To Dance turns fifty this year. Here are five amazing versions of the classic song...
I love Del Shannon's raspy growl:
Cliff Richard and the Shadows made the song sugary sweet - Bobby Darrin and Richard must have compared notes. And I love the moves of the band members. Look at the way those shoes shine!
The Ramones just rock it:
The Beach Boys take it on a surfer groove (note Dennis Wilson's use of the floor tom):
And finally, check out Bobby Freeman's soulful original, which still has power a half a century later. It's got almost an island feel to it. Thanks for a fantastic song!