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Rick Astley - She Wants To Dance With Me (1988)

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"She Wants to Dance with Me" is a song written and recorded by Rick Astley in 1988. It is the lead single from his second ...

"She Wants to Dance with Me" is a song written and recorded by Rick Astley in 1988. It is the lead single from his second studio album, Hold Me in Your Arms. The song was released in United Kingdom on September 20, 1988; it entered the chart at the number 16 and its highest chart position was number 6; it stayed 11 weeks in the UK Singles Chart. On the Billboard Hot 100, it also reached number 6. Astley kicked off Paula Abdul's "Straight Up", and stayed at number one for two weeks in Canada. It was an international success.

"She Wants to Dance with Me" was Astley's first self-composed single that he released. Astley performed the song at the 1989 Grammy Awards, and he changed the lyrics to:

Now I know I've been out of touch, and I never meant to wear these clads oh so much (referencing his big suit look)

In 2019, Astley recorded and released a 'Reimagined' version of the song for his album The Best of Me.

Music video

The video was shot at Rumours at 33 Wellington St, London, UK. As of June 2020, the location is a Byron Hamburgers restaurant.

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