Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray

March 13, 2022

Today’s song is “Could I Have This Dance” by Anne Murray. Popularized in the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy,” the song is a simple ballad about turning a dance partner into a life partner.

Fun Facts: 

  • “Could I Have This Dance” was recorded by Anne Murray. The song was featured on the Canadian singer’s album Anne Murray’s Greatest Hits.
  • Upon its August 1980 release, it reached number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart. It also peaked at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
  • Wayland Holyfield and Bob House wrote the song, and Jim Ed Norman produced it.
  • The B-side track to “Could I Have This Dance” was “Somebody’s Waiting.”
  • In addition to being included in the 1980 John Travolta classic Urban Cowboy, “Could I Have This Dance” was also featured in the film Halloween Kills.
  • Murray recorded another version of this song as a duet with Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant. Their duet was featured on Murray’s 2007 album Duets – Friends & Legends.
  • Murray sold over 55 million records throughout her career, which spanned over 40 years. Her other top songs include “What About Me” and “I’m Happy Just to Dance With You.”

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

I’ll always remember, the song they were playing

The first time we danced, and I knew

As we swayed to the music and held to each other

I fell in love with you

Could I have this dance, for the rest of my life

Could you be my partner, every night

When we’re together, it feels so right

Could I have this dance for the rest of my life

I’ll always remember, that magic moment

When I held you close, to me

As we moved together, I knew forever

You’re all I’ll ever need

Could I have this dance, for the rest of my life

Could you be my partner, every night

When we’re together, it feels so right

Could I have this dance, for the rest of my life

Could I have this dance, for the rest of my life

Could you be my partner, every night

When we’re together, it feels so right

Could I have this dance, for the rest of my life

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