In a 1990 interview,[1] songwriter Doc Pomus tells the story of the song being recorded by the Drifters and originally designated as the B-side of the record. Claire from Miller's, Md They played Michael Buble's version of this song at my 8th grade dance last night as in May the 8th. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The title song of the album, a French cover of the American hit "Save the Last Dance for Me", was released as a single. Dance the Night Away, Vol. For other uses, see, Save the Last Dance for Me (disambiguation), Learn how and when to remove this template message, List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1960 (U.S.), List of number-one R&B singles of 1960 (U.S.), "DOC POMUS "SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME" and how it almost wasn't...", "hello mary lou/travelin' man | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company", "Show 20 – Forty Miles of Bad Road: Early '60s potpourri", "Save the Last Dance for Me – By Kathryn Jean Lopez – The Corner – National Review Online", "Songwriters Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman | Elvis Articles", "Top 100 Hits of 1960/Top 100 Songs of 1960", "Billboard Hot 100 60th Anniversary Interactive Chart", "Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart", "Michael Buble Save The Last Dance For Me RARE promo CD DVD 05", "Save The Last Dance For Me EP: Michael Bublé: Amazon.de: MP3-Downloads", "Adult Contemporary Songs – Year-End 2006", "NORMAN PETTY STUDIOS Productions – Discography (S)", Buck Owens, "Save the Last Dance for Me" Chart Position, "Jerry Lee Lewis – Save The Last Dance For Me", "Billy Joe Royal – Billy Joe Royal Featuring "Hush, "John Rowles– Save The Last Dance For Me / What's On Your Mind", "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada", "Album: Forgotten Rebels – This Ain't Hollywood (1982)", "Herbie Armstrong – Back Against The Wall", "La Chanson Perdue – Geno Delafose | Songs, Reviews, Credits", "Bruce Willis – If It Don't Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger", "I Give My Heart to You – O.C. The single sold just shy of 1 million copies, proving that Walt was on the right track. Emmylou Harris covered the song in a country/bluegrass style in 1979, including it on her Blue Kentucky Girl album. Initially, Tony was reluctant about recording a remake; however, producer Walt Meskell convinced Tony that the song would be a hit. [15] After Bublé performed the album version of the song during the closing credits of the film The Wedding Date,[16] this version was released to radio, peaking at No. 99 on the Billboard Hot 100. All of the chart positions for the single are for each of the remixed versions of the song respectively. Pomus had polio and at times used crutches to get around. 1. Ben also sang lead on "Save The Last Dance For Me" (#1-1960), "I Count The Tears" (#17-1961) and "This Magic Moment" (#16-1960), but only cut 13 songs with the group … [6] His wife, Willi Burke, however, was a Broadway actress and dancer. Its pedigree had been well established in the Fall of 1960. 8 on Canada's RPM 100 chart. With its notably brief running time, the record is a consummate pop record, aimed directly at the AM radio playlists. Barry from Sauquoit, Ny On October 31st, 1960 "Save the Last Dance For Me" reached #1 on the R&B chart; the song it replaced at the top spot was "Kiddio" by Brook Benton, it had been #1 for nine consecutive weeks!!! For its release as a single, the song was heavily remixed, with mixes from producers including Ralphi Rosario and Eddie Baez. The DeFranco Family (featuring Tony DeFranco) released Save The Last Dance For Me in 1974 as a single and the title track of their 2nd album (20th Century Records); the single peaked at No. It was also covered by Big Ben Atkins, Good Rockin' Tonight featuring Bill Crittenden from The Kingcats, Shades of Blue Orchestra, R. Stevie Moore and other artists. Watch the video for Save the Last Dance for Me from The Drifters's The Ultimate Collection for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Here are some things you might not have known about the song. E You can smile every smile for the man who held your hand A A7 'Neath the pale moonlight. The B-side of the single was "Because We Both Are Young," written by Tom Bahler and Harry Shannon. The song, of course, is excellent. Save The Last Dance For Me - Drifters [Verse 1] A You can dance every dance with the guy who gives you the eye E Let him hold you tight.