Let the Music Play

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About Let the Music Play

"Let the Music Play" is a song recorded by American singer Shannon for her 1984 debut studio album of the same name. The song, written by Chris Barbosa and Ed Chisolm, and produced by the former and Mark Liggett, was released on October 24, 1983 as her debut single and as the lead single from the Let the Music Play album. "Let the Music Play" was the first of Shannon's four number ones on the US Dance Club Songs chart, reaching the top spot in October 1983. It also became a huge crossover hit in the US, peaking at number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (behind Patti LaBelle's "If Only You Knew") and number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1984. It was Shannon's only Top 40 hit in the States. Some mark "Let the Music Play" as the beginning of the "dance-pop" era. "Let the Music Play" was ranked 43rd on the 2009 VH1 Special 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s. The song also appears in the video games, Dance Central 3 and Scarface: The World Is Yours. 


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2008
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We started dancing and love put us into a groove
As soon as we started to move.
The music played while our bodies displayed through the dance,
Then love picked us out for romance.
I thought it was clear the plan was we would share,
This feeling just between ourselves.
But when the music changed, the plan was re-arranged
He went to dance with someone else.

We started dancing and love put us into a groove
But now he's with somebody new - what does love want me to do?
Love said:

Let the music play he won't get away,
Just keep the groove and then he'll come back to you again, let it play.
Let the music play he won't get away,
This groove he can't ignore, he won't leave you anymore, no, no, no.

He tried pretending a dance is just a dance, but I see
He's dancing his way back to me.
Guess he's discovered we are truly lovers,
Magic from the very start, 'cause love just kept me groovin',
And he felt me movin' even though we danced apart.
So we started dancing and love put us into the groove
As soon as we started to move, as soon as we started to move.
Love said:

Let the music play he won't get away,
He tried pretending a dance is just a dance, but I see
He's dancing his way back to me,
He's dancing his way back to me.
Love said:
Let the music play he won't get away,
Let the music play he won't get away,

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Shannon

Shannon Brenda Greene (born May 2, 1958), better known by the mononym Shannon, is an American recording artist and singer/songwriter. She is possibly best known for her million-selling record single "Let the Music Play". more »

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Written by: CHRIS BARBOSA, ED. CHISOLM

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