Last Dance – Donna Summer

July 24, 2021

Today’s song of the day is the disco classic, “Last Dance,” by Donna Summer.

Fun Facts

  • “Last Dance” was written for the film “Thank God It’s Friday,” released in 1978, and won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song in 1979.
  • The song was written by Paul Jabara (with Bob Etsy), who played the role of clueless patron Carl in the film.
  • Donna Summers also won a Grammy for Best (female) R&B vocal performance and an American Music Award for Favorite Disco Single, cementing Last Dance as a sensational hit and Ms. Summers as the “Queen of Disco.”
  • Billboard ranked the song as the #1 disco hit of the year for 1978.
  • The film “Thank God It’s Friday” was Donna Summer’s first role in a major motion picture, where she played an aspiring singer who tries to convince the DJ of a popular nightclub to give her one (last) chance and allow her to perform.
  • Giorgio Moroder, who previously produced the Donna Summers cowritten smash “Love to Love You Baby,” also worked on “Last Dance.”

Lyrics 

(Musixmatch)

Last Dance

Last Dance for love

Yes, it’s my last change

For romance tonight

I need you, by me,

Beside me, to guide me,

To hold me, to scold me,

‘Cause when I’m bad

I’m so, so bad

So let’s dance, the last danec

Let’s dance, the Last Dance

Let’s dance, this Last Dance tonight

Last Dance, Last Dance for love

Yes, it’s my last change

For romance tonight

Oh, I need you, by me,

Beside me, to guide me,

To hold me, to scold me,

‘Cause when I’m bad

I’m so, so bad

So let’s dance, the Last Dance

Let’s dance, the Last Dance

Let’s dance, this Last Dance tonight

Yeah, will you be my Mr. Right?

Can you fill my appetite

I can’t be sure

That you’re the one for me

But all that I ask

Is that you dance with me

Dance with me, dance with me, yeah

Oh I need you, by me,

Beside me, to guide me,

To hold me, to scold me,

‘Cause when I’m bad

I’m so, so bad

So let’s dance, this Last Dance

Let’s dance, this Last Dance

Let’s dance, this Last Dance tonight

Oh I need you, by me,

To beside, to guide me,

To hold me, to scold me,

‘Cause when I’m bad

I’m so, so bad

So, come on baby, dance that dance

Come on baby, dance that dance

Come on baby, let’s dance tonight…

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4 Comments

  1. billy

    The words are wrong

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  2. Howard

    I am not a fan. The song is without any real meaning, and as the other person said, even spelled wrong. Donna Summer was a fair singer at best, and I would not walk across the street to see the film not hear the song, even it was for free. I have written and thrown away songs much better than this one. I suppose I should have taken a look at the stuff the public puts their stamp of approval on before I did that. Now the song by the Platters is a real song. Written well and sang positively heavenly. Great material, that takes a great voice to sing it, and you have a trip to the bank to deposit the outcome. Observation of an old man 79 years old.

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  3. Bob

    Love Donna summer

    Reply

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