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Generation X Gen X: Kiss Me Deadly LP Promo UK 1981. singer: Billy Idol lead vocals . Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) guitar. Incl. Dancing With Myself.

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Gold Promo Stamp on Cover.

 

 

 

 

Label: Chrysalis ‎– CHR 1327
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK
Released: 1981
Genre: Rock
A1 Dancing With Myself 3:45
A2 Untouchables 3:37
A3 Happy People 4:28
A4 Heavens Inside 2:56
A5 Triumph 3:24

B1 Revenge 4:19
B2 Stars Look Down 4:39
B3 What Do You Want 4:04
B4 Poison 2:59
B5 Oh Mother 3:33 [Written-By – Idol*, Chimes*, James*]

Phonographic Copyright (p) + Copyright (c)– Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Published By – Chrysalis Music Ltd.

Arranged By – Idol*, Chimes*, James*
Bass – Tony James
Drums – Terry Chimes
Guitar – James Stevenson, John McGeoch, Steve Jones
Vocals, Guitar – Billy Idol
Written-By – Idol*, James* (tracks: A1, A3 to B5)


“Dancing with Myself” is a song written by singer Billy Idol and bassist Tony James, first recorded by their band Generation X in 1979. The song was re-recorded and commercially released by the band newly re-branded as Gen X as a 7″ single and a 12″ in July 1980, but was a sales failure, reaching only #62 in the UK Singles Chart. It was included on the new band’s subsequent first album Kiss Me Deadly (1981).
In late 1981 Idol, now a solo artist after Gen X’s break-up, remixed and re-released “Dancing with Myself” as a single in the United States, fading down the guitar part from its dominance in the first release, and bringing forward the bass and his vocal tracks, to produce a milder overall sound. The release became his first hit in America, having become popular on the dance club scene, reaching #27 in the U.S. Billboard.
Idol plays “Dancing with Myself” at most of his concerts, always introducing the song as having been originally written or originally recorded by Generation X.

The inspiration for the song and its lyrics occurred during Generation X’s first international tour in Japan in mid 1979, when Idol and Tony James, whilst visiting a disco club in Tokyo, were struck by the sight of the young Japanese crowd within dancing with their own reflections in walled mirrors, rather than with one another.


On the floor of Tokyo
Or down in London town to go, go
With the record selection
With the mirror reflection

I’m dancing with myself
When there’s no-one else in sight
In the crowded lonely night
Well I wait so long

For my love vibration
And I’m dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself

Well there’s nothing to lose
And there’s nothing to prove
I’ll be dancing with myself
If I looked all over the world

And there’s every type of girl
But your empty eyes
Seem to pass me by
Leave me dancing with myself

So let’s sink another drink
‘Cause it’ll give me time to think
If I had the chance
I’d ask the world to dance

And I’ll be dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
Well there’s nothing to lose

And there’s nothing to prove
I’ll be dancing with myself
If I looked all over the world
And there’s every type of girl

But your empty eyes
Seem to pass me by
Leave me dancing with myself
So let’s sink another drink

‘Cause it’ll give me time to think
If I had the chance
I’d ask the world to dance
And I’ll be dancing with myself

Oh dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
If I had the chance
I’d ask the world to dance

If I had the chance
I’d ask the world to dance
If I had the chance
I’d ask the world to dance

Dancing with myself
Dancing with myself
Dancing with myself
Dancing with myself

If I looked all over the world
And there’s every type of girl
But your empty eyes
Seem to pass me by

Leave me dancing with myself
So let’s sink another drink
‘Cause it’ll give me time to think
If I had the chance

I’d ask the world to dance
And I’ll be dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself

If I had the chance
I’d ask the world to dance
If I had the chance
I’d ask the world to dance

If I had the chance
I’d ask the world to dance

Songwriters
JAMES, TONY / IDOL, BILLY

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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