What is the history behind the song "And we danced" by the Hooters?

Sunday, March 19, 2023

"And We Danced" is a song by the American rock band The Hooters, released as the lead single from their second studio album, "Nervous Night," in 1985. The song was written by Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman, who were both founding members of the band.

The inspiration behind the song came from the band's experience performing at a New Year's Eve party in Philadelphia in the early 1980s. The partygoers were all dressed in tuxedos and gowns, and as the night went on, they all started dancing to the band's music. Bazilian and Hyman were struck by the joy and abandonment of the dancers, and they wanted to capture that feeling in a song.

According to Hyman, the lyrics of "And We Danced" are about "the idea of just losing yourself in the moment, of being in the right place at the right time, of living for the moment and forgetting about everything else." The song became a hit in the United States, reaching number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it remains one of The Hooters' most popular songs.

The music video for "And We Danced" was directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino and featured the band performing the song in a club filled with dancers, as well as scenes of a young woman (played by model Grace Jones) walking through the city streets. The video helped to establish The Hooters as one of the premier American rock bands of the 1980s.

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