The song is telling the beautiful lady to go, have a great time and dance all night if desired; but always come back to me at the end of the evening for the last dance. Awe! I have heard this song a gazillion times and didn't quite get the sentimental value of the lyrics - I will never hear the song again the same way now. 'Save the Last Dance for Me' hit No. 1 on both the U.S. Pop and R&B Charts and also made it to number 2 on the UK Charts. Okay, now so what do you think happened or maybe it was the times, but in the US it hits Pop and R&R and in Canada it hits No. 2 on the COUNTRY charts only. Huh? I find that odd.
'Save the Last Dance For Me' was covered by countless stars. I can't even imagine the royalties that have accumulated! Artists such as The Beatles, Petula Clark, Emmilou Harris, Dolly Parton, The Defranko Family and then of course we must mention in a great way the man who brought this song back to stardom stature in the Millennium; the Great Michael Buble. He won a Much Music award
for this song in 2006. Is there anyone out there that has NOT tapped their toe to a Buble song? He is the epitome of Cross-Over!! Here is Michael's killer Salsa version - love the horns!!:
Instead of cancelling the Studio Session or attempting to find a new lead vocalist they brought back the original vocalist Johnny Moore. Everything happens for a Reason, I don't think the song would have had the same impact if Rudy would have been singing; there IS a big difference between their two voices. Here is my Fave Drifters tune - feel free to jump into your nostalgic pants and drift into where you were when you first heard this song (Check out the shirts!!):
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