Dance Floor

Zapp

About Dance Floor

"Dance Floor" is a song performed, produced, arranged and composed by Roger Troutman. It is the opening track of Roger's second 'Zapp' branded studio album Zapp II and serves as the album's second single. It spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. When Zapp founder and creator Roger Troutman collaborated with Dr. Dre and 2Pac for 1995's "California Love," Roger performed the talk box and interpolated the "Shake it" vocal from "Dance Floor" into "California Love. " 


Year:
1982
11:12
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Dance

Let me see you moving on the dance floor, baby
Let me see you moving on the dance floor, baby
I want to see you moving on the dance floor, baby
Can I see you moving? on the dance floor, baby?
I want to see you moving on the dance floor, baby
Can I see you moving on the dance floor, baby?

I want to see you dance
Moving on the dance floor
Ooh, the way you move
You're blowing my mind, girl

Let me see you moving on the dance floor, baby
I want to see you moving on the dance floor, baby
Can I see you moving on the dance floor, baby?
Let me see you moving on the dance floor, baby

Ooh, baby
You look so good to me now
Ooh, honey
I want your love so bad

Ooh...
Let me see you moving on the dance floor, baby
I want to see you moving on the dance floor, baby

Ooh, you sexy thing
You're driving me out of my mind, girl
Oh, the way you dance
Ooh, don't you ever stop

Shake, shake it, baby
Shake, shake it
Shake, shake it, mama
Shake your body, Why don't you?

Shake, shake it, baby
Shake, shake it
Shake, shake it, mama
Shake your body, Alright

Shake, shake it, baby 
Shake, shake it, Good God
Shake, shake it, mama
Shake your body, chicka-ah-chicka-ah

Shake, shake it, baby
Shake, shake it
Shake, shake it, mama
Shake your body, good God

Let me see you moving on the dance floor, baby
Work your body, work your body, work your body, girl
Let me see you moving on the dance floor, baby
Work your body, work your body, work your body, girl

Let me see you move, dance floor
Night after night, dance floor
Don't you never, never stop, dance floor
You sexy, sexy thing, dance floor
I am falling in love, dance floor
With your sexy, sexy moves, dance floor
You're blowing my mind, my mind, my mind, my mind, girl

Ooh, you blow my mind, girl 
Ooh, I love the you move, girl

Let me see you moving on the dance floor, baby
You look so good
I want to see you moving on the dance floor, baby
Cause I like your style

I just don't understand what you're doing to me
The way you move your hips from side to side
Oh...baby, what you're doing to me
You know you're looking good to me
Baby, baby, baby, baby 

Shake, shake it, baby, shake it
Shake, shake it, shake it, girl
Shake, shake it, mama
Shake your body, why don't you

Shake, shake it, baby 
Shake, shake it, shake it, baby
Shake, shake it, mama 
Shake your body 

Shake, shake it, baby, shake
Shake, shake it, do it girl
Shake, shake it, mama, shake
Shake your body, oh, baby

Shake, shake it, baby
Shake, shake it
Shake, shake it, mama 
Shake your body 

Shake, shake it, baby
Shake, shake it
Shake, shake it, mama
Shake your body, shake it girl

Shake, shake it, baby
Shake, shake it , shake it girl
Shake, shake it, mama
Shake your body

Dance
Shucks

Work your body, work your body, work your body, girl
You look so good to me
Let me see you moving on the dance floor, baby
I want to see you moving on the dance floor, baby
Can I see you moving on the dance floor, baby

Let me see you move, dance floor
Night after night, dance floor
Don?t you never, never stop, dance floor
You sexy, sexy thing, dance floor
I am falling in love, dance floor
With your sexy, sexy moves, dance floor
You're blowing my mind, my mind, my mind, my mind, girl 

Ooh, you blow my mind, girl 
Ooh, I love the you move, girl

Shake, shake it, baby 
Shake, shake it, shake it, baby
Shake, shake it, mama 
Shake your body 

Shake, shake it, baby, shake it
Shake, shake it, move it, girl
Shake, shake it, mama, shake
Shake your body, whoa, baby

Shake, shake it, baby
Shake, shake it 
Shake, shake it, mama 
Shake your body 

Shake, shake it, baby
Shake, shake it, shake it, baby
Shake, shake it, mama 
Shake your body 

Dance floor [Repeat: x 10]

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Zapp

Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band or Zapp and Roger) is a soul and funk band formed in 1978 by brothers Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman, Terry Troutman, Bobby Glover and Gregory Jackson. Known for hits such as "More Bounce to the Ounce", "Dance Floor" and "Computer Love", the group was a partial source of inspiration to West Coast hip-hop and G-funk, which came out of the hand clapped-drum beat styled funk of Zapp's records, with Roger's use of the talk box becoming another reason for the group's impact and its success. more »

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Written by: ROGER TROUTMAN, LARRY TROUTMAN

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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11 facts about this song

Year of Release
"Dance Floor" was released in 1982, marking it as a key track in the 80's funk music zeitgeist.
Artist Background
"Dance Floor" was created by the American funk band, Zapp. The group was notable for their innovative use of voice-driven synthesizers and heavy basslines.
Album Detail
"Dance Floor" can be found on Zapp's third studio album, "Zapp II", which features a blend of soul, funk and electronic music.
Chart Performance
The song achieved great success on the US R&B charts, peaking at number one. This was Zapp's most successful single.
Unique Instrumentation
Zapp became recognized for their use of the talk-box in their tracks, which is prominently showcased in "Dance Floor". A talk-box is an effects unit which allows musicians to modify the sound of a guitar or synthesizer with their voice.
Song Style
The track can be classified as electro funk - a subgenre that combines elements of electronic music with traditional funk rhythms. It is characterized by its distinct bassline and synth-driven melody.
Influence
"Dance Floor", like other Zapp songs, is considered to be an important influence in the formation of West Coast G-funk- a style of gangsta rap music popular in the 1990s.
Artist Legacy
Zapp and their music, including "Dance Floor", have left a lasting legacy on popular music. Artists like Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and Notorious B.I.G have sampled their music.
Songwriting
"Dance Floor" was written by the Troutman brothers - Larry, Roger, Lester & Terry, who made up the majority of the band's line-up.
Live Performances
Zapp is renowned for their energetic live performances, with "Dance Floor" often being a highlight of their set, getting audiences on their feet due to its infectious groove.
Posthumous Recognition
Following the tragic death of lead singer Roger Troutman in 1999, "Dance Floor" and other Zapp classics have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity and recognition.

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