AEROSMITH Shut Up and Dance promo Cd
Single by Aerosmith from the album Get a Grip
1 Shut Up and Dance
2 DEUCES ARE WILD previously unreleased
3 CRAZY (ORCHESTRAL – previously unreleased)
4 LINE UP (SMOKEY BAR MIX – previously unreleased)
Genre: Hard rock
Writer(s) Steven Tyler, Joe Perry + Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw (from Nightranger, Damn Yankees, Styx)
“Shut Up and Dance” is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. Written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jack Blades, and Tommy Shaw, it is a hard rocking song from the bands massively successful 1993 album Get a Grip. It is one of seven singles from that album to chart on any chart, reaching #24 on the UK Singles Chart.
Although it did not chart in the United States, it remains a popular rock song and saw increased popularity when the band performed it live in the 1993 movie Waynes World 2. The live version can be found on the Waynes World 2 soundtrack.
It is one of the more hard rocking songs from Get a Grip featuring loud, fast-paced duelling lead guitar playing by Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, a heavy bass rhythm and drum beat by Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer and predominantly low vocals by Steven Tyler, with the exceptions of bridges and choruses.
Some of the lyrics are somewhat obscene, many of them tongue-in-cheek double entendres, such as “sex is like a gun: you aim, you shoot, you run” and “when you’re splittin’ hairs with Mr. Clean, its like gettin’ head from a guillotine, and the night has just begun.” The chorus is a refrain of “talk is cheap, shut up and dance; don’t get deep, shut up and dance.”