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Touch Me When We're Dancing

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

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  1. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    As I did not see an "official review" thread for this Single,
    and, I have been listening to the LP Made In America,
    I felt this song makes a nice topic for separate discussion.

    For instance, here is Billboard's Adult contemporary List for Late 1981:
    I Don't Need You, Kenny Rogers
    Touch Me When We're Dancing, Carpenters
    Endless Love, Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
    Arthur's Theme, Christopher Cross
    Share Your Love With Me, Kenny Rogers
    Here I Am, Air Supply
    The Old Songs, Barry Manilow
    Yesterday's Songs, Neil Diamond.

    Stacked against their contemporaries-of-the-day,
    it really is an enigma--
    Why this Single failed to chart higher, and remain longer when it did chart.
    See:
    1981 Archive | Billboard
     
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  2. Jamesj75

    Jamesj75 Well-Known Member

    Such unbridled excitement upon hearing a new Carpenters' single on the radio!
    I remember thinking at the time:
    It's at #16, great!
    Then the following week, hmmm, still at #16. It's got to go up...
    Bottom line: Like others, this song should have been a bigger hit, but it's a great single nonetheless!
     
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  3. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    HA! Didn't see this thread until just now, but it was already on the agenda! The single review along with the others related to the Made In America album are now "stickied" to the top of the forum! :)
     
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