Australian singles chart:
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing entered the Kent Music Report on 15 November 1976 and peaked at #2. The song was #20 on the Top 100 of 1976.
The song is on Endless Flight which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 22 November 1976 and peaked at #7.
Leo Sayer, Vini Poncia
Record label of Australian release:
In an interview with Rock Cellar magazine, Sayer recalls the song coming out of an impromptu jam session that was fortuitously captured on tape by his quick-thinking producer.
“I had a bunch of musicians around me who were very inspiring, principally Jeff Porcaro, who became a great friend, and Ray Parker Jr., a great classic Motown guitarist from Stevie Wonder’s band,” he said.
“Jeff starts playing the groove of Shame Shame Shame by Shirley & Company and I start singing. And Ray is playing the guitar groove although he’s reinvented it and he’s playing this pluck thing on his Les Paul. And I’m just jamming along. And [producer] Richard Perry is in the studio. So he rushed to the tape machine, threw the tape on and started recording us. And a few days later, he said, ‘That is the hit. That is the most exciting thing I’ve ever heard. That is a crossover.'”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/leo-sayer/you-make-me-feel-like-dancing
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