Australian singles chart:
Long Tall Glasses entered the Kent Music Report on 2 December 1974 and peaked at #7. The song was #55 on the Top 100 of 1975.
The song is on Just a Boy which entered the Kent Music Report album chart on 18 November 1974 and peaked at #3.
Leo Sayer, David Courtney
Adam Faith, David Courtney
Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) by Leo Sayer was co-written with David Courtney.
The career of English-Australian singer-songwriter musician and entertainer Leo Sayer has spanned four decades.
Sayer launched his career in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, and became a top singles and album act on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1970s. He is now an Australian citizen and resident.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Tall_Glasses_(I_Can_Dance) and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Sayer
This is certainly the most famous song about a hungry hobo who has to dance for his dinner. He insists he can’t dance, but the hosts have a hard-and-fast rule: before you can eat, you gotta dance like Fred Astaire.
It has a happy ending: Sayer gives it a go and learns that he can dance after all. He even goes back for seconds.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/leo-sayer/long-tall-glasses-i-can-dance
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