Won't Somebody Dance with Me

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"Won't Somebody Dance with Me" is a song written by Lynsey de Paul in 1973, which was awarded an Ivor Novello Award in 1974. Her original version of the ballad made the UK, Irish and Dutch Top 20s, and the song was featured in Michael Winner's remake of the film The Big Sleep, The Muppet Show, and the 1970s version of the New Mickey Mouse Club (performed on that show by Lisa Whelchel). This autobiographical song, inspired by an event from de Paul's teenage years, included some spoken dialogue by a male voice; on the original single it was by the BBC Radio 1 DJ Ed Stewart. It was her last single released on the MAM record label. The recording was produced by de Paul and the strings were arranged by Christopher Gunning. It received positive reviews from the music press with British music critic Ian MacDonald of the NME writing "a perfect pop record and a certain smash hit". The single reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1973, where it spent seven weeks on the chart, number 9 in the Irish Singles Chart, number 4 on the Israeli chart, number 17 on the Netherlands singles chart, and number 3 on the Radio Northsea International Top 30. The song was re-released as the B-side to "Sugar Me" on the MAM record label in 1977, presumably to tie in with de Paul's "Rock Bottom" which was her entry for that year's Eurovision Song Contest and was in the UK Singles Chart at the same time. 


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2002
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And now the band is playing very slow
And once again, I'll get my coat and go
A lonely wallflower waiting by the wall
Without the will power to face the music at all

Please, won't somebody dance with me
Start up a romance with me
Just someone to care
Someone, somewhere for a dance with me

I feel so silly in my patent shoes
So many partners but none of them will choose
A lonely wallflower, growing very tired
Into the small hours and feeling undesired

Please, won't somebody dance with me
Start up a romance with me
Just someone, somewhere
Someone who dares, take a chance with me

for a dance with me
Won't somebody dance with me
Start up a romance with me
Just someone, somewhere
Someone who dares, take a chance with me

Just someone to care
Someone, somewhere for a dance with me

May I have the pleasure of this dance?

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Lynsey de Paul

Lynsey de Paul (born 11 June 1950) is an English singer-songwriter. Allmusic journalist Craig Harris stated that "one of the first successful female singer-songwriters in England, de Paul has had an illustrious career". more »

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