- Neutron Dance
"Neutron Dance" Single by Pointer Sisters from the album Break Out A-side Neutron Dance B-side Telegraph Your Love Released December 30, 1984 Format 7" single Recorded 1983 Genre Dance, R&B, New Wave Length 3:53 Label MCA Records Writer(s) Allee Willis and Danny Sembello Producer Richard Perry Pointer Sisters singles chronology "I'm So Excited"
"Jump (For My Love)"
"Baby Come and Get It"
"Neutron Dance" is a dance/R&B/New Wave song from the Pointer Sisters. Released from their album Break Out in 1984, the song hit the US Top 10, peaking at number six on the Billboard chart, and was also featured in the Eddie Murphy motion picture Beverly Hills Cop.
It became the group's fourth top ten single in a row from "Break Out." A video of the song was in heavy rotation on MTV at the time. Released at the height of the Cold War, the song was misinterpreted by the Russian Government as a song about nuclear war.
- Neutron Dance 3:53
- Telegraph Your Love 4:02
Chart (1984/85) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6 U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 13 U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 23 U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 4 UK Singles Chart 31 Canadian Singles Chart 1 German Singles Chart 18 Austrian Singles Chart 19 Swiss Singles Chart 14 Dutch Top 40 21 Swedish Singles Chart 7 New Zealand Singles Chart 17 Australian Singles Chart 4 Preceded by
"I Want to Know What Love Is " by Foreigner
Canadian RPM number-one single
March 16, 1985
"One More Night" by Phil Collins
- The popular Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, which is known for naming each episode after an '80s hit song, named an episode after this song.
- In the Family Guy episode The Son Also Draws, Peter Griffin's "great-grandfather" Chief Grand Cherokee (Peter is making his existence up so as to make it look as if Peter is part Native American) dances the neutron dance, while singing some of the song.
- In The Golden Girls episode "You Gotta Have Hope", the song is performed by The Del Rubio Triplets as "The Donnatello Triplets", a trio of gold-clad, guitar-playing, country singing sisters while auditioning for a talent show that Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nylund and Blanche Devereaux are organizing. The Del Rubio Triplets recorded their cover of "Neutron Dance" for their 1988 album Three Gals, Three Guitars.
- The song was also a key song in Alvin and the Chipmunks episode "The Chipette Story", performed by The Chipettes.
- The Pointer Sisters appeared lip-syncing to the song and dancing with the Main Street Electrical Parade floats and performers during Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration television special in 1985.
- The Neutron Man, a popular Ohio State University college football fan would burst into his original dances whenever the Ohio State University Marching Band would play this song during home football games.
- A parody of the song was used when promoting The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
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