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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"

    28 vote(s)
    87.5%
  2. Side B: "Because We Are In Love"

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. Rumbahbah

    Rumbahbah Well-Known Member

    I'd be prepared to put money on MTV not considering playing Carpenters videos even for a second back in 1981. They were totally the opposite of what MTV thought its demographic wanted at the time. They would have been more of a match for VH1's style, although that of course didn't appear until several years later.
     
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  2. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    And considering that MTV’s first aired video was Video Killed The Radio Star...
     
  3. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    On MTV Europe it was Dire Straits’ Money For Nothing, which I always thought was appropriate as the song begins with the line “I want my MTV” :)
     
  4. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    However, the song didn’t exist till 1985.
     
  5. John Adam

    John Adam "waitin' for the music"

    I'm the 4th in the series that voted for "Because We Are In Love." In a low-keyed way, it is as over the top as "Calling Occupants" was! "Touch Me When We're Dancing" is a very ordinary. Well produced, well sung. But it doesn't have the WOW factor of past hits that captured my full listening attention.
     

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