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Bryan Ferry — Don't Stop The Dance
Album: Boys And Girls
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7.1

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Total ratings: 747









Released: 1985
Length: 4:16
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Mama says truth is all that matters
Lyin' 'n' deceiving is a sin
Drifting through a world that's torn and tattered
Every thought I have don't mean a thing

Don't stop, don't stop the dance
No, more music, don't stop the dance

Mama says love is all that matters
Beauty should be deeper than your skin
Living for the moment - lips and lashes
Will I ever find my way again

Don't stop, don't stop the dance
No, more music, don't stop the dance
Don't stop, don't stop the dance

Don't stop, don't stop the dance

Mama says only stormy weather
Don't know why there's no sun in the sky
Footsteps in the dark come together
Got to keep on movin' or I'll die

Don't stop, don't stop the dance
No, more music, don't stop the dance
Don't stop, don't stop the dance
No, more music, don't stop the dance
Don't stop, don't stop the dance
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Smoother than a cashmere codpiece....
{#Hearteyes}
EVEN if he had only done this and not done stuff like the gems on Avalon and Olympia, this would n should earn him Rock Immortality.
Brilliant album - one of the ultimate romantic albums of all time.  So many amazing memories.....! {#Cool}
Mamas note: just well done, .that is antical.
I alone removed that sign, and moved a fact here from matching tuaregs.


More 80s crap.
Sounds like "Don't stop for gas"!
 PigLatin wrote:
It reminds me of dancing really close with girlfriends at really sleazy discos. Gives a good feeling.
 
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I still find it difficult to differentiate between Ferry solo and Roxy albums around this time. All were, ahem, essential hydraulic exercise soundtracks.
Love this....
Ahead of its time, I'd say, when you look at the house and ambient grooves that followed.
 Razz wrote:
Great song I love the sound. I grew up in the 80's so it brings alot of memories.
 
I was born in the fifties but I too grew up in the eighties! Brian was an influence in that.

Great song I love the sound. I grew up in the 80's so it brings alot of memories.
Mighty odd transition going from the gentle Americana sound of Some Say Leland to this 80s pop.  I think I might like it.
I gotta admit, I appreciate the nostalgic value of this tune.  {#Propeller}
 bindi wrote:
Sounds like Mark Knopfler on the guitar.
 
Very well could be. According to Wikipedia he played on Boys and Girls but I can't find a specific song reference. 
Bass player has best job in the world.
fredriley wrote:
What, yuck :puke: for *all* "80's music"? That would be a bit extreme. Roxy Music were very 80s, right enough, and like Spandau Ballet were redolent of yuppies, and amoral/apolitical hedonism, with unpleasant undertones of fascist chic (Bryan Ferry did love his army uniforms). Still, IMO they came out with some catchy stuff, and this was a decent enough number. 6 from the Nottingham jury.
I agree with you it's a decent enough number. Kind of like a summer page-turner you can dance to. That is a lot of baggage to attach to a dance song. Not sure how fascism is involved at this time so I'll give it a TEN
nigelr wrote:
Fabulous band, under-rated if anything. Bryans' earlier Roxy Music albums were way ahead of their time, this one is great listening.
:yes: Couldn't agree more.
Sounds like Mark Knopfler on the guitar.
It reminds me of dancing really close with girlfriends at really sleazy discos. Gives a good feeling.
Fiji5555 wrote:
80's music........yuck :puke:
What, yuck :puke: for *all* "80's music"? That would be a bit extreme. Roxy Music were very 80s, right enough, and like Spandau Ballet were redolent of yuppies, and amoral/apolitical hedonism, with unpleasant undertones of fascist chic (Bryan Ferry did love his army uniforms). Still, IMO they came out with some catchy stuff, and this was a decent enough number. 6 from the Nottingham jury.
Fiji5555 wrote:
80's music........yuck :puke:
80's music...... awesome! :clap:
80's music........yuck :puke:
Never mind "The dance"..stop the bloody song!
physicsgenius wrote:
What a big ball of cheese. And the album cover looks like a Harlequin romance.
There's a first time for everything. Yeah, I agree with PG.
AMG describes Ferry's music in this period, and with later Roxy contributions, as "elegant." I agree.
I was thinking that this has a very naughty tone, then checked out the album cover...
Is there an emoticon for "cheese." :zip-lip: Funny. But still pretty cheesy.
this one came from the bottom of the box....
Fabulous band, under-rated if anything. Bryans' earlier Roxy Music albums were way ahead of their time, this one is great listening.
Smooth & sexy..good description..enjoyable musicSpamNRice wrote:
Not too much from this particular "era" of music that I miss... with some notable exceptions -- this being one of them. Just a very cool song when all the rest had annoying hooks and bizzaro studio sounds added -- this one has stood my test of time. Very listenable. Smooth, sexy, another time... :dance: (I'm talking about me, not the song... :roflol: ) HA!
Not too much from this particular "era" of music that I miss... with some notable exceptions -- this being one of them. Just a very cool song when all the rest had annoying hooks and bizzaro studio sounds added -- this one has stood my test of time. Very listenable. Smooth, sexy, another time... :dance: (I'm talking about me, not the song... :roflol: ) HA!
horstman wrote:
Are you a virgin? Because this song exudes sex and lust. Listen to it next time your making out. Or the first time. :kiss:
Don't know if I want to make out during a song that talks about mama!
brighthue wrote:
And what a fine cheese it is. This is 80's dance-pop taken to the enth degree. "Boys and Girls" features the work of David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Marcus Miller (a Miles Davis alumnus) David Sanborn and Tony Levin and some of the highest production values I've heard on a pop record. The first time I played the SACD-surround version I was swept away by the sonics and soulful precision. I'd pair this "cheese" with a vintage Champagne. :cheers:
Quite a group, I'll admit. I still don't like it.
Don't stop...
physicsgenius wrote:
What a big ball of cheese. And the album cover looks like a Harlequin romance.
Are you a virgin? Because this song exudes sex and lust. Listen to it next time your making out. Or the first time. :kiss:
physicsgenius wrote:
What a big ball of cheese...
And what a fine cheese it is. This is 80's dance-pop taken to the enth degree. "Boys and Girls" features the work of David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Marcus Miller (a Miles Davis alumnus) David Sanborn and Tony Levin and some of the highest production values I've heard on a pop record. The first time I played the SACD-surround version I was swept away by the sonics and soulful precision. I'd pair this "cheese" with a vintage Champagne. :cheers:
physicsgenius wrote:
What a big ball of cheese. And the album cover looks like a Harlequin romance.
For once we agree. Just goes to show anything is possible on RP, and that 10% shows glimmers of clarity.
physicsgenius wrote:
What a big ball of cheese. And the album cover looks like a Harlequin romance.
He may have a point there.
disposable_mike wrote:
I started listening to this station to escape horrible music like this. Oh well, turn down the volume for a bit.
Oh well, better find a new station. See ya! -Synth80s
I started listening to this station to escape horrible music like this. Oh well, turn down the volume for a bit.
physicsgenius wrote:
What a big ball of cheese. And the album cover looks like a Harlequin romance.
Prat.
PLEASE, DON'T STOP THE DANCE!!! and don't stop the music radio paradise!!!
physicsgenius wrote:
What a big ball of cheese. And the album cover looks like a Harlequin romance.
agreed on both counts. good call! :eek:
Suave 80's music for my chic L.A. apartment
physicsgenius wrote:
What a big ball of cheese. And the album cover looks like a Harlequin romance.
Don't know about 90% of everything but your comment is!! :moon:
:cool:
What a big ball of cheese. And the album cover looks like a Harlequin romance.
fortyonejb wrote:
After the wonderful Paolo Conte, i'm not sure i was in the mindset for this one, it just feels cheesy.
I guess I am not feeling so sophisticated on a Monday morning, I'm liking it.
After the wonderful Paolo Conte, i'm not sure i was in the mindset for this one, it just feels cheesy.
The only redeeming part of this block which no doubt will repeat often.
Helchat wrote:
Just saw some recent pics of this fellow. He's still quite a looker..... considering he'll be 61 in September! and that voice! :hearteyes: Dont' stop the dance! :dancingbanana: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2: :bananapiano:
Helchat, I think this song is worthy of a banana party. Maybe a subdued banana party though. Is there such a thing? :dancingbanana: :chillpill:
:music:
Makes me think of a warm day at the beach with an iced tea, cool waves, and beautiful people.
:hearteyes:
Ahhhhh....one of Bryan's finest! :cheers: :hearteyes:
bland ferry, pass the soy sauce....so much better he has done....
andesitic wrote:
This song certainly wasn't worth a banana party.
hey, I'm in a good mood, what can I say? You're right on a certain level though. Banana parties should be reserved for highly festive music, like something by Bob Marley.
Helchat wrote:
Just saw some recent pics of this fellow. He's still quite a looker..... considering he'll be 61 in September! and that voice! :hearteyes: Dont' stop the dance! :dancingbanana: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2: :bananapiano:
This song certainly wasn't worth a banana party.
Memories of my past. Kiss and Tell, Love is the Drug, Limbo from Bete Noire!
Just saw some recent pics of this fellow. He's still quite a looker..... considering he'll be 61 in September! and that voice! :hearteyes: Dont' stop the dance! :dancingbanana: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2: :bananapiano:
Nice vibes.
Great album.