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Dancing Machine

(Hal Davis / Don Fletcher / Weldon Dean Parks)

Lead Vocals : Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson
Background Vocals : The Jackson 5

Bass : William Salter
Keyboards : Joe Sample
Drums : James Gadson

Arranged by Arthur Wright
Produced by Hal Davis

Recorded in 1973 at the Motown Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California

Versions
Get It Together Album Version (from "Get It Together") 3:24
Single Single Version (from US 7" single) 2:41
The Original Soul Of Michael Jackson Alternative Remix (from "The Original Soul Of Michael Jackson") 3:52
Radio Remix (from 1992 US 12" single) 3:43
Extended Dance Mix (from 1992 US 12" single) 5:28
Dub Mix (from 1992 US 12" single) 3:10
Soulsource 2 Topless In Action Remixxx (from Soul Source Vol 2) 4:00
Miami Mix (from Motown Remixed vol.2) 3:48
Polow Da Don Remix (from "The Remix Suite") 3:14
Steve Aoki Remix (from "The Remix Suite") 4:40
Paul Oakenfold Remix (from "The Remix Suite") 5:24


 

Single details

US single released February 19, 1974
#1 R&B, #2 Pop, #53 UK
Sales : 3 546 545 (World), 2 170 327 (USA)

 

Collection

Dancing Machine
Dancing Machine (Mono/Stereo)
7" White Label Promo, 1974
M 1286
USA
not common

Dancing Machine / It's Too Late To Change The Time
7" Single, 1974
M 1286
USA
common
Dancing Machine
Dancing Machine / Corner Of The Sky / Get It Together / The Boogie Man
7" EP 4 titres, 1974
TMEO 1022
Australia
not common
Dancing Machine
Dancing Machine / It's Too Late To Change The Time
7" Single, 1974
1 C 006 95 198
Germany
not common
Dancing Machine
Dancing Machine / It's Too Late To Change The Time
7" Single, 1974
JET 2241
Japan
not common
Dancing Machine
Dancing Machine /It's Too Late To Change The Time
7" Single, 1974
SN 20891
Spain
not common
Dancing Machine
Dancing Machine / It's Too Late To Change The Time
7" Single, 1974
TSM NP 64190
Italy
rare

Dancing Machine / It's Too Late To Change The Time
7" Single, 1974
TMG 20025
Singapour
not common

Dancing Machine / It's Too Late To Change The Time
7" Single, 1974
TMG 904
UK
common

Dancing Machine / Same
7" single, 1974
Banglad Records
Chile
not common

Dancing Machine (Original Version / Radio Remix / Extended Dance Mix / Dub Mix) / I Want You Back (Orig.) / ABC (Orig.) / The Love You Save (Orig.)
12" single, 1992
Motown 374631080 1
USA
not common
 


Lyrics / Paroles


Michael
Oh babe
Do it baby

Jackson 5
Dancin', dancin', dancin'
She's a dancin' machine

Michael
Oh babe
Move it baby

Automatic, systematic
Full of color selfcontained
Tuned and channeled to your vibes
Captivating, stimulating
She's such a sexy lady
Built with space-age design


Jermaine
She's movin', she's groovin'
Dancin' until the music stops now, yeah

Michael
Rhythmatic, acrobatic
She's a dynamite attraction
At the drop of a coin she comes alive, yeah
She knows what she's doin'
She's super bad now
She's geared to really blow your mind


Jackson 5
Dancin', dancin', dancin'
She's a dancin' machine

Michael
Oh baby, do it baby

Jackson 5
Dancin', dancin', dancin'
She's a dancin' machine

Michael
Oh baby, move it baby

Jackson 5
She's a dance, dance, dance, dance, dancin' machine
Watch her get down
Watch her get down, as she'll do, do, do her thing
Right on the scene
She's a dance, dance, dance, dance, dancin' machine
Watch her get down
Watch her get down, as she'll do, do, do her thing
Right on the scene

Michael
Come on baby
Come on babe
Babe
Babe
Shake it baby, shake it babe
Babe
Babe


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