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Official Review [Single]: 27. "TOUCH ME WHEN WE'RE DANCING"/"BECAUSE WE ARE IN LOVE" (2344-S)

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Chris May, May 5, 2018.

Which side is your favorite?

  1. Side A: "Touch Me When We're Dancing"

    26 vote(s)
  2. Side B: "Because We Are In Love"

    2 vote(s)
  1. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    ^^ Sounds like a girl I used to date.
  2. A shame because Richard must have wanted it to be very special. I think he tried too hard...
  3. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    First time I heard "Touch Me When We're Dancing" Monday, June 22, 1981 on FM 96 WHNN in Saginaw, Michigan when it became an Adult Contemporary station for the first time replacing the rock station since April of 1978. I was 16 years old. Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  4. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    Is this the only single polled so far where the A side has received all the votes to date?
  5. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking the very same thing as I've seen this poll develop...
  6. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    ^^Well I haven't voted yet :laugh:
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  7. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo

    Not all of them. Someone voted for the b-side. Expose thyself and tell us why. For my part, I'm honestly curious. No shade will be thrown your way. Come clean, darn it. It's good for the soul.

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  8. It was I! Mostly because I'm a rabble-rouser but also because I genuinely do like the song and the vocal/musical performance is much more emotionally involving than Touch Me for reasons I explained above.
  9. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    Jarred, thanks for coming on and "fessing up" :laugh:!
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  10. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    I voted!!! :love:

    I guess it's Jarred and me against the world. :laugh:

    Seriously, I have always been a champion of this song. It's easy for me to brush aside what we know happened with Karen and Tom while I listen to this track. I can't let it distract me from how Karen puts so much emotion into this song, especially the first half of the song for me.

    I really like how Karen tells a story for the listener and takes us on this journey. I love how Karen interprets the lyrics of "it was more fun to be children, we just took life as it happen" and I love how Karen sings, "come and sit by my side, listen to me, words come so hard" I don't know why but those few lyrics sends goosebumps up my arms, the raw emotion of her singing those words get to me.
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  11. Rick, yes, thank you! You basically summed up exactly how I feel about the emotional aspect of the song. It's really one of her most committed performances (certainly of the 80s) and I love how she uses the different turns of the lyric and melody to find new pockets of feeling.
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