‘Slow Dancing’ Was A Hit Once…Twice…Three Times!
The above Classic Country hit ‘Slow Dancing’ by Johnny Duncan was a Top Ten hit for the Texas born Duncan in 1979. It was one of many huge Country hit’s Johnny had.
Now, if a song is a big hit once, well, you have a darn good record. If that same song is a hit two different times, well then, you have a song that is well on it’s way to becoming a classic! But if a song is a three-times-hit…what is it then?
Well, that’s what happened to the song ‘Slow Dancing’.
A man named Jack Tempchin composed ‘Slow Dancing’ and the group he was a member of, ‘The Funky Kings’, had a Pop/Easy Listening big hit with the song in 1976.
But the song really came to the attention of millions and millions of people when Pop/Rock legend Johnny Rivers released it as a single in 1977. The song became a huge Top Ten smash around the world.
Then, of course, Johnny Duncan brought the song back…for a third time…this time to the Country chart in 1979.
A major hit song….times three. And who knows? A great classic never dies. Is ‘Slow Dancing’ due for another go-round at the top of the charts?