Story of Song
‘Dance With Me Tonight’ expresses Olly’s frustration with today’s social networking-based dating: “I’m sick of Twitter and Facebook, you know, I want to meet a girl in a club or in a bar. Every time I meet a girl they’re like ‘Just add me on Facebook, or Tweet me’, and it’s like why don’t we go out on a proper date like we used to back in the early 2000s, go for a proper drink and get to know her? So I went into the studio and just went, ‘OK I wanna write a really old, classic song about seeing a really fit girl in a club and taking her out on a date.’”
Released November 18, 2011
Olly Murs – Claude Kelly – Steve Robson
Syco – Epic
UK – 1
SCOTLAND – 1
AUSTRALIA – 62
The song topped the UK Singles Charts and the Scottish charts. It reached number 2 in Ireland, and peaked at number 23 on the US Bubbling Under 100. ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ reached number 62 in Australia, number 20 in Belgium, number 7 in Hungary, and number 65 in Austria. The song did not enter the US Billboard Hot 100.
Artist’s age on release date
Oliver Stanley, aka Olly Murs, was 27 years old when this song was released.
Rajiv Dhall & TwenyForSeven – Robbie Jay – Scarlett Street – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.