Swingtown

Steve Miller, Steve Miller Band

About Swingtown

"Swingtown" is a 1977 hit song by the Steve Miller Band. It was their third and final single release from their Book of Dreams album, and became the second biggest hit from the LP. "Swingtown" reached No. 17 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 and spent two weeks at No. 13 on the Cash Box Hot 100. It also peaked at No. 13 on the Canadian pop chart.


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1978
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Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Come on and dance, come on and dance
Let's make some romance
You know the night is fallin' and the music's callin'
And we've got to get down to Swingtown

We've been workin' so hard
We've been workin' so hard
Come on baby, come on baby, let's dance
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Come on and dance, come on and dance
We may not get another chance
You know the night is fallin' and the music's callin'
And we've got to get down to Swingtown

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Steve Miller

Steven H. "Steve" Miller (born October 5, 1943) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter who began his career in blues and blues rock and evolved to a more pop-oriented sound which, from the mid 1970s through the early 1980s, resulted in a series of successful singles and albums. more »

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Written by: CHRIS MCCARTY, STEVE MILLER

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Song Facts
"Swingtown" is a track from the Steve Miller Band that was released in the summer of 1977. - This song was part of their hugely successful album "Book of Dreams." - Even though it was an upbeat party song, "Swingtown" only reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. - The term "Swingtown" doesn't refer to a particular place, but the feeling of a joyous party.
Band Facts
The Steve Miller Band was formed in 1966 in San Francisco, USA. - Steve Miller is the frontman and lead guitarist of the band. He is also a singer and songwriter. - The Steve Miller Band is known for their pop-rock sound, which was very popular in the 1970s and 80s.
Writing & Production Facts
Steve Miller himself co-wrote "Swingtown" along with Chris McCarty. - The track was produced by the band's long-time collaborator, Gary Mallaber. - The production of "Swingtown" greatly relied on Miller's guitar skill and unique vocals.
Music Video Facts
The music video for "Swingtown" has a classic 70s vibe with the band performing on stage. - In the video, Steve Miller can be seen singing and playing the guitar.
Legacy and Impact
"Swingtown" remains one of the band's most popular songs, regularly played on classic rock radio stations. - Its memorable melody continues to be sampled by modern musicians. - The song is often included in the band's live performances.
Personal Insights from Steve Miller
According to Steve Miller, "Swingtown" was about good friends coming together and having a great time. - Steve Miller, in an interview, stated that he enjoyed playing "Swingtown" live the most because of its positive energy and upbeat rhythm.

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