” I’m In The Mood For Dancing ” was by The Nolan Sisters, the girl pop group from Ireland. The song was written by Ben Findon, Mike Myers and Bob Puzey. The song was produced by Ben Findon who had co-written ” Love Really Hurts Without You ” by Billy Ocean.
A mix of pop music and disco the single has become known as the group’s signature tune.
Released on the Epic record label in 1979, ” I’m In The Mood For Dancing ” entered the UK Singles Chart on the 22nd of December 1979, where hovered on the chart for fifteen weeks before climbing to reach number three in February 1980. It spent five weeks in the Top Ten and a total of fifteen weeks on the chart.
” I’m In The Mood For Dancing ” was taken from the Nolan Sisters first album, Nolan Sisters, released in 1979 by Epic. Lead vocals on the track featured Bernie Nolan, who passed away on the 4th of July 2013.
The song was the second released from the album, the first ” Spirit, Body and Soul ” gave the group a taste of chart success reaching the UK Top Forty.
In the United Kingdom, ” I’m In The Mood For Dancing ” reached Gold status and was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry ( BPI ).
The sisters also enjoyed a hit outside of the United Kingdom. In Japan, the song reached Number One. The Nolans were popular in the country after the success of the single which sold 670,000 copies, remaining at the top of the charts in the country for two weeks.
Due to the success of the single, the Nolan Sisters recorded a Japanese language version for that market.
The video the group made for the song featured the youngest of the sisters Coleen; she appeared in the video even though officially she was not part of the line up at the time and played no role in the actual recording.
Once the single had been released, The Nolan Sisters shortened the name and became The Nolans; Coleen was brought into the group officially and replaced the eldest sister Anne Nolan.
Since the initial success of ” I’m In The Mood For Dancing “, the girls have recorded the song a few times and re-released the song in the United Kingdom, in 1989, where it reached number ninety-nine and the second time at number fifty-one.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 3
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 43, Ireland (Irish Singles Chart) 2, Japan (Oricon Singles Chart) 1, Netherlands (Dutch Singles Chart) 3, New Zealand (New Zealand Singles Chart) 5
Official Website: Nolansisters.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/thenolansisters
Twitter: Twitter.com/thenolansfans ( Fan page )
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/TheNolans
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