Monday, May 5, 2014

Disco hits of Don Henley 1976-1985

Yeah, you read that right.  During the years 1976-1985, Eagles drummer Don Henley placed 2 hits on Billboard's Disco Chart.  Here's a breakdown table, including year, peak chart position, and number of weeks on the disco charts. The table is followed by a Spotify link to help you decide if you think "All She Wants to Do is Dance" is an actual dance tune.  "Dirty Laundry" isn't currently available on Spotify, so I've linked you to that video.

Don't get me wrong, I like both songs, but disco?  IMO, they're both kinda slow for dancing.  However, I will admit to dancing to both of them back in the '80s.  Then again, I'd dance to just about anything in the '80s if it meant I could get close to a girl. 

19824713Dirty Laundry
1985108All She Wants To Do Is Dance

1 comment :

  1. I think you'll find Henley is but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to head-scratching acts on the Disco charts.

    When "Dirty Laundry" debuted at #61 on the Dance/Disco Top 80 chart for week ending November 20, 1982, the top 4 songs in order were:
    "Nasty Girl" - Vanity 6
    "The Look Of Love" - ABC
    "Mickey" - Toni Basil
    "Don't Go" - Yaz

    When "All She Wants To Do Is Dance" debuted at #42 on the fifty position Hot Dance/Disco Club Play chart on April 13, 1985, the Mary Jane Girls were at the top of the chart with "In My House" while over on the Hot Dance/Disco 12 Inch Single Sales chart, Patti LaBelle's "New Attitude" b/w Harold Faltermeyer's "Axel F." held down the top spot.

    Kinda cool that both of these Henley songs have been featured on 1985: A Vinyl Odyssey site:
    "Dirty Laundry" was on Day 21 while "All She Wants To Do Is Dance" was on Day 32.