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Dance the Night Away

Music by Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth

Originally Performed by Van Halen

"Dance the Night Away" was Van Halen's first top 20 U.S. hit, peaking at #15, and the second song from their 1979 album Van Halen II. While the rest of the songs from this album had existed in various forms since their days doing demos and playing clubs, this song was possibly the only song written during the recording sessions for the album. The band members conceived the song during the recording sessions while they were standing in a circle humming to each other. It was inspired by Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way". Eddie Van Halen purposely left a guitar solo out of the final version of the song, replacing it instead with a riff of tap harmonics. David Lee Roth originally wanted to call the song "Dance Lolita Dance", but Eddie Van Halen convinced him that "Dance the Night Away" was more suitable and the chorus was changed to reflect that.

    Release Date: 1978


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various : Footloose : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088627515 : 1458420159 : 00313620

Various : Footloose

The soundtrack for this movie remake soared up the charts, featuring new songs true to the spirit of the film, as well as great new renditions of hits from the original. Our songbook includes the classic title track - covered by Blake Shelton - as well as: Almost Paradise - Dance the Night Away - Fake I.D. - Holding Out for a Hero - Let's Hear It for the Boy - Little Lovin' - Magic in My Home - So Sorry Mama - Suicide Eyes - Where the River Goes.

Songlist: Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Dance The Night Away, So Sorry Mama, Suicide Eyes, Little Lovin', Fake I.D., Magic In My Home, Where The River Goes, Walkin' Blues, Footloose, Let's Hear It For The Boy, Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Dance The Night Away, So Sorry Mama, Suicide Eyes, Little Lovin', Fake I.D., Magic In My Home, Where The River Goes, Walkin' Blues, Footloose, Let's Hear It For The Boy

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Voicing: Solo | 20224b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Flying Pickets : Volume One : 00  1 CD

Flying Pickets : Volume One

First the original Flying Pickets are not the same quintet that are frequently thought of to be the Flying Pickets; in another example of the machinations that occur between band members, there are in fact two different groups entirely. This CD was released in Europe in 1994, and features a new version of "Only You," their 1983 #1 hit. In terms of sound, the differences between the two Pickets are well, not in name only, but are negligible; uncomplicated arrangements of rock hits ("Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Sign Your Name," "When Doves Cry" etc), performed in a candid style. The name of the group links directly to its working-class origins (a picketer is a striking union worker), and their music is similarly raw and unpretentious. One can imagine them singing at the local pub and having a beer with them later.

Songlist: Under The Bridge, When Doves Cry, Sign Your Name, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Wonderful World, Here, There And Everywhere, Tracks Of My Tears, She Drives Me Crazy, Only You (And You Alone), When You're Young And In Love, Dance The Night Away, Road to Nowhere, Take My Breath Away

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2701c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Dance the Night Away : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Michael Anthony :  1 CD : 00-45591 : 038081513300

Kirby Shaw : Dance the Night Away

Peaking at 15, this classic was Van Halen's first pop hit in the United States. Fun harmonies and a great hook make this one a real crowd-pleaser!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Michael Anthony and Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-45591 | Showtrax CD Available


Dance the Night Away : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Alex Van Halen : Sheet Music : 00-45592 : 038081513317

Kirby Shaw : Dance the Night Away

Peaking at 15, this classic was Van Halen's first pop hit in the United States. Fun harmonies and a great hook make this one a real crowd-pleaser!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Alex Van Halen and Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-45592 | Showtrax CD Available


Dance the Night Away : TBB : Kirby Shaw : Alex Van Halen : Sheet Music : 00-45593 : 038081513324

Kirby Shaw : Dance the Night Away

Peaking at 15, this classic was Van Halen's first pop hit in the United States. Fun harmonies and a great hook make this one a real crowd-pleaser!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Alex Van Halen and Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-45593 | Showtrax CD Available

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