He's the Greatest Dancer


He's the Greatest Dancer

Infobox Single
Name = He's the Greatest Dancer


Artist = Sister Sledge
from Album = We Are Family
Released = 1979
Format =
Recorded =
Genre = R&B
Length = 6:16
Label = Cotillion Records
Writer = Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Producer = Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Certification =
Last single = "Cream of the Crop"
(1977)
This single = "He's the Greatest Dancer"
(1979)
Next single = "We Are Family"
(1979)

"He's the Greatest Dancer" is a Disco song written and produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers for Sister Sledge's third album "We Are Family" (1979). The song was released as a single in 1979 and reached number one on the U.S. R&B singles chart and number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1998, the song was sampled by Will Smith in his number one hit single "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It".

The song was recorded and released by Dannii Minogue in 2007 and was an international Top 40 hit.

Background

Following the success of their single "Love Don't Go Through No Changes on Me" in 1974, Sister Sledge had failed to have another major hit on U.S. R&B charts. The group had considered retiring from the music industry until Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, members of the disco band Chic, offered to work with the group. Rodgers and Edwards composed the song while recording the Chic album "C'est Chic" in New York City.

Charts

Dannii Minogue version

Infobox Single
Name = He's the Greatest Dancer


Artist = Dannii Minogue
from Album = Club Disco
Released = Start date|2006|12 (UK)
Start date|2007|4|14 (Australia)
Format = CD single, digital download
Recorded =
Genre = Pop, dance
Length =
Label = All Around the World
Central Station
Writer = Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers
Producer = Lee Monteverde for LMC Productions
Certification =
Last single = "So Under Pressure"
(2006)
This single = "He's the Greatest Dancer"
(2006)
Next single = "I Can't Sleep at Night"
(2007)Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate covers


Lower caption = Spanish CD single cover

"He's the Greatest Dancer" is a cover version of the Sister Sledge song performed by Australian singer Dannii Minogue. In November 2006, Minogue performed the song on BBC One's "Children in Need" telethon. Later that month a studio version of the song, remixed by Fugitive, appeared on the dance compilation "Clubland 10". In December 2006, the track was released to dance clubs in the United Kingdom. It was commercially released in Australia by Central Station Records on April 14 2007.

Chart performance

"He's the Greatest Dancer" reached number one on the UK Upfront Club Chart in December 2006 and became Minogue's eleventh club number one in the country. [ [http://www.danniimusic.com/shownews.php?article=70 "Number One...Again!"] . DanniiMusic.com. December 21 2006. Retrieved November 21 2007.] The track also reached number one on the Commercial Pop Chart. [http://img01.picoodle.com/img/img01/7/2/16/f_GreatestDanm_d18513a.jpg""He's the Greatest Dancer" Release Advertisement"] . Central Station Records. Retrieved February 16 2007.]

In Australia, "He's the Greatest Dancer" entered the singles chart on April 29 2007 at number thirty-seven, and remained on the chart for two weeks. [http://australian-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Dannii+Minogue "Discography Dannii Minogue"] . Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved November 21 2007.] The track was more successful in Spain, where it reached number nine fourteen weeks after its debut. [http://www.promusicae.org/listassemanales/singles/TOP%2020%20SINGLES%20Y%20MAX-%20Week%2046%20.pdf "Spanish Top 20 Singles Chart"] . ProMusicAE.org. Retrieved November 21 2007.]

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "He's the Greatest Dancer".

Australian CD single
(CSRCD50532; Released Start date|2007|4|14)
#"He's the Greatest Dancer" (LMC edit) - 3:05
#"He's the Greatest Dancer" (LMC extended) - 5:55
#"He's the Greatest Dancer" (Chris Lake remix) - 6:29
#"He's the Greatest Dancer" (Shapeshifters remix) - 5:41
#"He's the Greatest Dancer" (Kenny Hayes Dub Addiction remix) - 5:49
#"He's the Greatest Dancer" (Riffs & Rays mix) - 8:19
#"He's the Greatest Dancer" (Sebastien Leger Electro Vocal mix) - 8:51
#"He's the Greatest Dancer" (Fugitive Club mix) - 5:20

Official remixes [ [http://www.danniimusic.com/singleremixes.php?which=47 "He's the Greatest Dancer Remixes"] . DanniiMusic.com. Retrieved November 30 2007.]
#"He's the Greatest Dancer" (Sebastien Leger Electro Dub mix)

Charts

Notes

References


*Ed Hogan. cite web | title= "He's the Greatest Dancer" Song Review| work= allmusic.com| url=http://www.allmusicguide.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=33:4n3tk6dxrkng| accessdate=February 16| accessyear=2007
*cite web | title= Sister Sledge Billboard Singles Charts| work= allmusic.com| url=http://www.allmusicguide.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=SISTER|SLEDGE&sql=11:1s220roac48x~T51| accessdate=February 16| accessyear=2007
*cite web | title= Number One...Again!| work= danniimusic.com| url=http://www.danniimusic.com/shownews.php?article=70| accessdate=February 16| accessyear=2007
*cite web | title= "He's the Greatest Dancer" (UK Promo Single)| work= discogs.com| url=http://www.discogs.com/release/869107| accessdate=February 16| accessyear=2007

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