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Dancing In The Street
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Lyrics


Calling out around the world
Are you ready for a brand new beat?
Summer's here and the time is right
For dancing in the street

They're dancing in Chicago (dancing in the street)
Down in New Orleans (dancing in the street)
In New York City (dancing in the street)

All we need is music, sweet music
There'll be music everywhere
There'll be swinging, swaying, and records playing
Dancing in the street

Oh, it doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on, every guy, grab a girl
Everywhere around the world

They'll be dancing (dancing in the street)
They're dancing in the street (dancing in the street)

It's an invitation across the nation
A chance for folks to meet
There'll be laughing, singing, and music swinging
Dancing in the street

Philadelphia, PA (dancing in the street)
Baltimore and D.C. now (dancing in the street)
Can't forget the Motor City (dancing in the street)

All we need is music, sweet music (sweet music)
There'll be music everywhere (everywhere)
There'll be swinging, swaying, and records playing
Dancing in the street

Oh, it doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on, every guy, grab a girl
Everywhere around the world

They're dancing
They're dancing in the street (dancing in the street)
Way down in L.A. (dancing in the street)
Every day, they're dancing in the street (dancing in the street)
Let's form a big, strong line (dancing in the street)
Get in time, we're dancing in the street (dancing in the street)
Across the ocean blue (dancing in the street)
Me and you, we're dancing in the street (dancing in the street)

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson, Ivy Hunter

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Baddie Mauve

[Verse 1]
Calling out around the world
Are you ready for a brand new beat
Summer's here
And the time is right
For dancing in the street

They're dancing in Chicago
Down in New Orleans
Up in New York City

[Hook]
All we need is music
Sweet music
There'll be music everywhere

There'll be swinging
Swaying
And records playing
Dancing in the street

[Chorus]
Oh
It doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long
As you are there

So come on
Every guy
Grab a girl
Everywhere around the world
They'll be dancing
They're dancing in the street

[Verse 2]
It's just an invitation
Across the nation
A chance for folks to meet

There'll be laughing
Singing
Music swinging
Dancing in the street

Philadelphia, PA
Baltimore and D.C. now
Can't forget the Motor City

[Hook]
All we need is music
Sweet music
There'll be music everywhere

There'll be swinging
Swaying
And records playing
Dancing in the street

[Chorus]
Oh
It doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long
As you are there

So, come on
Every guy
Grab a girl
Everywhere
Around the world
Dancing
They're dancing in the street

Way down in L.A
Every day
(Dancing in the street)
Across the ocean blue
Me and you
We're dancing in the street
(Dancing in the street)



The Quiet Revolution

Calling out around the world
Are you ready for a brand new beat?
Summer's here and the time is right
For dancing in the street

They're dancing in Chicago (dancing in the street)
Down in New Orleans (dancing in the street)
In New York City (dancing in the street)

All we need is music, sweet music
There'll be music everywhere
There'll be swinging, swaying and records playing
Dancing in the street

Oh, it doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on, every guy, grab a girl
Everywhere around the world

They'll be dancing (dancing in the street)
They're dancing in the street (dancing in the street)

This is an invitation across the nation
A chance for folks to meet
There'll be laughing, singing and music swinging
Dancing in the street

Philadelphia, PA (dancing in the street)
Baltimore and D.C. now (dancing in the street)
Can't forget the Motor City (dancing in the street)

All we need is music, sweet music
There'll be music everywhere
There'll be swing, swaying and records playing
Dancing in the street

Oh, it doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on, every guy, grab a girl
Everywhere around the world

They're dancing
They're dancing in the street (dancing in the street)
Way down in L.A., (dancing in the street)
Every day, they're dancing in the street (dancing in the street)

Let's form a big, strong line (dancing in the street)
Get in time, we're dancing in the street (dancing in the street)
Across the ocean blue (dancing in the street)
Me and you, we're dancing in the street (dancing in the street)



Domonique Ayers

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
MOTOWN'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY

WITH MORE GREAT RECORDING ARTIST AT THEIR BEST FROM

YESTERDAY TODAY & FOREVER

MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS WHILE THEY

ENTERTAINER ALL THEIR MUSIC CONNOISSEURS W/ THOSE GREAT

"MOTOWN SOUNDS" WHY CONTINUE
TO ENJOY THOSE GOLDEN MEMORIES BUT I KNOW THOSE WERE

THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE & I WANT TO THANK ALL, BECAUSE

THEY ALWAYS BRING HEALING TO
MY SOUL, WHEN MY LONELY DAYS
AND NIGHTS SEEMS SO HARSH AND COLD



All comments from YouTube:

loveloses

this song has SOO much energy! STILL rocks today!

Black Man Rising

That kick-ass drum and base line never ever gets old, especially toward the end! Straight fire!

Mikhailovich Niflheim

This is David Gilmour’s favourite song - if it’s good enough for the main man of one of the greatest bands ever I guess I’ll have to add it to my playlist

Sarah Ventura

Hard to believe!

Herb Superb

Really. I never knew that. One of the greatest of the many great Motown classics. I can't hear this and not smile, and instantly feel better about the world. Pink Floyd's been my favorite musical act since I was about 12. I keep thinking that might change, then it never does. I never got to see Pink Floyd proper, but I'll always be grateful to have seen David and Roger in concert. Both in Chicago. Saw Roger do 'The Wall' at Wrigley Field in 2012. One of the best days of my life. Incredible piece of music.

Christina McSweeney

Saw Martha & her sisters on Friday night, still perfection what more can I say :) She ended the night with this tune in it's 50th year and to a standing ovation...

JACK ANTHONY

Did she sing this song with Rosalind and Betty, the two Vandellas she recorded this with?

motownfan3

I saw them about 10 years ago they " ROCKED" the house that night with this song........... still sounds GREAT after 50 plus years :)

Baddie Mauve

[Verse 1]
Calling out around the world
Are you ready for a brand new beat
Summer's here
And the time is right
For dancing in the street

They're dancing in Chicago
Down in New Orleans
Up in New York City

[Hook]
All we need is music
Sweet music
There'll be music everywhere

There'll be swinging
Swaying
And records playing
Dancing in the street

[Chorus]
Oh
It doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long
As you are there

So come on
Every guy
Grab a girl
Everywhere around the world
They'll be dancing
They're dancing in the street

[Verse 2]
It's just an invitation
Across the nation
A chance for folks to meet

There'll be laughing
Singing
Music swinging
Dancing in the street

Philadelphia, PA
Baltimore and D.C. now
Can't forget the Motor City

[Hook]
All we need is music
Sweet music
There'll be music everywhere

There'll be swinging
Swaying
And records playing
Dancing in the street

[Chorus]
Oh
It doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long
As you are there

So, come on
Every guy
Grab a girl
Everywhere
Around the world
Dancing
They're dancing in the street

Way down in L.A
Every day
(Dancing in the street)
Across the ocean blue
Me and you
We're dancing in the street
(Dancing in the street)

Xx-MrEBA-xX

this is one of those songs that require you to hit max volume whenever its on

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