Land of a Thousand Dances" (or "Land of 1000 Dances") is a song written and first recorded by Chris Kenner in 1962. The song is famous for its "na na na na na" hook, which Cannibal & the Headhunters added in their 1965 version, which reached number 30 on the Billboard chart. Thee Midniters, an American group out of East Los Angeles, was one of the first Chicano rock bands to cover "Land of a Thousand Dances", scoring a local hit in 1965.
About Land Of 1000 Dances. Written in 1962 by Chris Kenner, first charted Cannibal and the Headhunters in 1965, and became a huge hit in 1966 when Wilson Pickett released it. While not reaching 1000, the song is an impressive compilation of the dances popular in the early 60’s. Land Of 1000 Dances" Track Info. Written By Chris Kenner. Release Date July 1, 1965. Sampled In. Here Comes the Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze. Intro (Mi Fist) by Club Dogo.
Artists Chris Kenner Land of 1000 Dances. Land of 1000 Dances Chris Kenner. This album has an average beat per minute of 123 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 94/162 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Land of 1000 Dances. BPM Profile Land of 1000 Dances. Album starts at 127BPM, ends at 162BPM (+35), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Get the Tempo of more than 6 Million songs.
Album: Land of 1000 Dances (1962). Charted: 77. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. The lyrics are mostly a list of dances that were popular at the time. The title does not appear in the lyrics. Kenner was inspired by an old Spiritual song that was sung in the American South named "Children Go Where I Send Thee. It is a song where the narrator enumerates all the places where he can "send thee:" "Children go where I send thee, how shall I send thee," except of course, Chris names all the different dances people were doing at the time. Dances mentioned in Kenner's version are: The Pony, Mashed Potato, Alligator, Twist, Watusi, The Yo-Yo, Sweet Pea, Fly, Hand Jive, Slop, Chicken, Bop, Fish, Slow Twist, Tango, and the Popeye. Pickett's version mentions The Pony, Mashed Potato, Alligator, Twist, Watusi, and Jerk.
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Performer: Nazz Nasko Genre: Electronic / Pop Title: Land of 1000 dances Released: 1988 MP3 version ZIP size: 1679 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1732 mb Rating: 4.8 Votes: 731 Other Formats: MMF MP1 RA VOX VOC ADX DXD
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