Dancing in the Street Lyrics

The Mamas & the Papas


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Matt Clifford, Michael (mick) Jagger
album: Track 6 in album The Mamas & the Papas
release date: 1966
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length: 3:50
composer: Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter
lyricist: Marvin Gaye, Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson

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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,
In New York City.

All we need is music, sweet music.
There'll be music everywhere.
There'll be swinging and 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.
They're 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, P.A.
Baltimore and D.C. now.
Can't forget the Motor City.

All we need is music, sweet music.
There'll be music everywhere.
There'll be swinging and 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.

Way down in L.A. ev'ry day,
They're dancing in the street.
(Dancing in the street.)
Let's form a big, strong line, get in time,
We're dancing in the street.
(Dancing in the street.)
Across the ocean blue, me and you,
We're dancing in the street.


Track Listing

  • 1 No Salt on Her Tail
  • 2 Trip, Stumble & Fall
  • 3 Dancing Bear
  • 4 Words of Love
  • 5 My Heart Stood Still
  • 6 Dancing in the Street
  • 7 I Saw Her Again Last Night
  • 8 Strange Young Girls
  • 9 I Can't Wait
  • 10 Even If I Could
  • 11 That Kind of Girl
  • 12 Once Was a Time I Thought