“Dance Little Sister” is the 7th track off the 1974 album “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll” from iconic rock band The Rolling Stones. A majority of lyrics refer to the time Mick Jagger and his at the time wife Bianca Jagger were in Trinidad partying and watching cricket in the early 70’s.
The song doesn’t have a serious meaning, rather the opposite – it consists of Jagger women in high heels and tight skirts to dance all night. The track is heavily guitar driven, with a mix of disco and party beat. The track was met with mixed with reception, with Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine called the album “sharp” and “hard-driving”, but “Dance Little Sister” an “agreeable filler”. While musical author Steve Appleford notes that the song “has all the elements needed for the best kind of devil’s music, but the song never fully erupts” or “clicks into a perfect groove”. However, it is a solid Rolling Stones fan favourite.
There is no official music video or audio for the track, but there is an upload of the audio of the track, which has almost 400,000 views.
Release Date: 25th October 1974
Producer/s: The Glimmer Twins
Label: Rolling Stones