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Dance Sum More – Mango Groove

Dance Sum More – Mango Groove

Mango Groove

Mango Groove burst onto the music scene in the late eighties with their infectious brand of afropop.  They were slightly different to the rock oriented music of Hotline or the slightly punky sounds of eVoid in that they were pure pop. And what great pop songs they brought us. Their early hits ‘Love Is The Hardest Part’ and ‘Move Up’ both charted on the Radio 5 charts, reaching number 11 and 6 respectively. But it was with ‘Dance Sum More’ that they managed to top the Radio 702 chart. Strangely this song did not chart on Radio 5.

Both the earlier hits were perfectly good dance pop tunes, but they were trial runs for the real McCoy. ‘Dance Sum More’ was where Mango Groove pulled everything together and you realised that this was a band that was going places. ‘Up, up, get up, up, up, get up and dance,’ Claire Johnson appeals to you in this brassy, breezy number and she hardly needs to persuade one as the music is so full of the joys of the dance floor.

Where to find it:
Mango Groove – The Essential Mango Groove (2008), Gallo, CDREDD 694 (AN)

Video:

Lyrics:
Dance my pretty, dance some more
get clever, whenever you feel your body moving
Dance my pretty, across the floor
discover a lover and get the party grooving
Up, up, get up, up, up
get up and dance
Dance, dance dance
dance some more…….

Dance my pretty, dance some more
get clever, whenever you feel your body moving
Dance my pretty, across the floor
discover a lover and get the party grooving
Up, up, get up, up, up
get up and dance
Dance, dance dance
dance some more…….

Written by: John W.H. Leyden, K Botha, J Lerole, B.G. Lewis & M Mtswala

Mango Groove - Dance Sum More

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One thought on “Dance Sum More – Mango Groove

  1. John Egge on said:

    Excellent !!!

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