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Chris Isaak — Dancin'
Album: Baja Sessions
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Total ratings: 1027









Released: 1996
Length: 3:52
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I keep on dancin'
Dancin'
Nothing left to say
Nothing left to do
I find myself alone
And thinking just of you
You got me dancin'
Dancin'

Why don't you help me?
Why don't you guide me?
Why don't you promise
To stand beside me?

There was a man in a foreign land
In love with a woman that he didn't understand
Love is not a thing you command
Love is something that keeps you, keeps you
Dancin'
Dancin'

Why don't you help me?
Why don't you guide me?
Why don't you promise
To stand beside me?

I keep on dancin'
Dancin'
Nothing left to say
Nothing left to do
I find myself alone
And thinking just of you
You've got me dancin'
Dancin'

Why don't you help me?
Why don't you guide me?
Why don't you promise
To stand beside me?

Dancin'
Dancin'
Dancin'
You've got me
Oh
Help me
Guide me
Why don't you promise
To stand beside me
Help me
Oh
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So groovy 
What Elvis could have gone on and done and sold 100s of millions more records, if he didn't have mother issues and wasn't a good ol' boy. Chris carries on the spirit of that sweetness and romanticism (if not the record sales).
 lvgraham wrote:
A voice like silk and a naughty attitude. I'll never forget the radio interview he gave in the DC area where he just messed with the DJ the whole time. "Where were you born?" "In the back of a pickup truck. I was the child of gypsies. I never knew if I was theirs or if they had stolen me." The DJ gave up and just let him talk about whatever he wanted to talk about. It was a great interview.   
 
Saw him in Boise back in 2002, and he was a goofball between almost every song.
Not a man who takes himself, or perhaps anything else too seriously.
All the more reason I dig the guy.
Logitech!
ench wrote:
I need some better speakers...
 

Loving this thanks rp
 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
Chris fabulous at HSB last weekend in San FRANCISCO.
 
Yes,  he was... and this month at HSB too. Always great to see him live.
A voice like silk and a naughty attitude. I'll never forget the radio interview he gave in the DC area where he just messed with the DJ the whole time. "Where were you born?" "In the back of a pickup truck. I was the child of gypsies. I never knew if I was theirs or if they had stolen me." The DJ gave up and just let him talk about whatever he wanted to talk about. It was a great interview.   
 daedalus wrote:
Back to the creepy side of Chris Isaak..
 
What?... It was the white socks, wasn't it.
This guy is obviously immensely talented and folks tell me he's a riot in concert.

I'd be OK with never hearing anything by him ever again, though. 
I need some better speakers...
Dancin' at work!

Always love this one. Glad to hear it here.
{#Daisy}ya got me dancin.  Thank You.  ;) 123K
 daedalus wrote:
Back to the creepy side of Chris Isaak..
 
What, I wonder, would Chris Isaak sing about if he weren't so consumed by lover's angst? So often with songwriters, mental anguish is the mother to songwriting creativity, and that appears to be the case in Spades with yer man. For a good-looking and, presumably, rich guy, he's in a lot of mental torment. Great songs and singing, mind - his pain is our gain :)
Back to the creepy side of Chris Isaak..
 DrLex wrote:
Good, but the original version is better. This one sounds like he's afraid to wake up the neighbours.

 
yes agree -  tho i no longer have the other version i can remember his singing is much more expressive
LIVE   real real   FUNKY!

 

Great song anyway!


Nice. Very Nice.
Love it.{#Dancingbanana}
 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
Chris fabulous at HSB last weekend in San FRANCISCO.
 
He was (they were) outstanding at Veterans Memorial in (the aptly-named) Grass Valley on 4/26.
Chris fabulous at HSB last weekend in San FRANCISCO.
*makes note to take singing lessons and be taught how to sound like this*
 johnjconn wrote:
Nice socks
 
What..you crazy..white socks are for tennis ! {#Smile}

The song..just a #5.
 pink wrote:

could that be "Lily was here" by Dave Steward?
just a guess
 
Yes, I hear it too. It's a similar guitar sound. I think "Lily was Here" is from Candy Dulfer's album "Saxuality". Dave Stewart on guitar and Candy Dulfer on sax.

Good, but the original version is better. This one sounds like he's afraid to wake up the neighbours.
{#Dancingbanana_2}
This is one of my TOP 3 favorite Chris Isaak songs!  {#Hearteyes}  Love this version WAAAAY more than the original.

If you've heard one, you've heard them all.
This guy can really sing.
I very much like Mr Isaak
{#Bananajumprope} 
 scraig wrote:
This is one of the five albums I would have to have with me if I was stranded on an island. And I'm not gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
if i'm ever stranded on an island, i hope it's with you 
This is one of the five albums I would have to have with me if I was stranded on an island. And I'm not gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
hippiechick wrote:
This song is making me hot! :devil_pimp:
He played the 9:30 club in DC in the late 80's and I touched him as he left the stage for a break, he was all sweaty. He smiled at me, GOD is he good looking!!!!!!!!!!
Krispian wrote:
I really want to dislike him too, but... his work's very appealing.
Since the first time I first heard Chris Isaak around 1990 I never wanted to dislike him, and never have. He (and his band) are excellent in my opinion. I do prefer the original version of this song, as others have said. But Baja Sessions is a great album. Great summer music.
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
I know what you are talking about. I can remember the song (and hearing it on the radio), but I can't give you the name or artists.
could that be "Lily was here" by Dave Steward? just a guess
Day-um! :hearteyes:
Like this song, but not this version. Ick.
celadonstone wrote:
There was an instrumental song in the 90s that had a similar sound. What its name was is totally escaping me, but it was just that guitar and maybe a sax doing a "Call and response" type playing over a generic drum beat...?
I know what you are talking about. I can remember the song (and hearing it on the radio), but I can't give you the name or artists.
There was an instrumental song in the 90s that had a similar sound. What its name was is totally escaping me, but it was just that guitar and maybe a sax doing a "Call and response" type playing over a generic drum beat...?
The original version off the Silvertone album is better. Not loving this one too much.
COOOL...!
sexy
hippiechick wrote:
This song is making me hot! :devil_pimp:
Oh yeah..... :hearteyes:
please, no more of this...
Listened to this album about 20 times driving from NJ to New Orleans about a decade ago...a good highway companion.
Roy Orbison Jr.--Gotta enjoy that strumming!!!!!!!!! :bananapiano:
I really want to dislike him too, but... his work's very appealing. AC wrote:
Y'know? There's something about Chris Isaak. Every brain cell I have wants to grow impatined and irritated with his sctick, post sarcastic comments and ding him with a "2". And somehow...I just can't. He hooks me every damn time. Don't understand why he's not a lot more huge than he actually is with the mainstream (maybe somebody at CC doesn't like him). Damn he's smooth.
slartibart_O wrote:
useless trivia: chris played uncle bob that recorded the wonders single in "that thing you do"
Really!? I must see it again....
southend wrote:
Sounds a bit like Rick Nelson.
You sure about that? I always catch faint hints of early Elvis ballads and spirituals, with a touch of Roy Orbison. That's faint hints and a touch, RP listeners, not an exact match.
Love this guy! Oh, I already said this...sorry!
slartibart_O wrote:
useless trivia: chris played uncle bob that recorded the wonders single in "that thing you do"
Which was a song by "Fountains of Wayne"....
mmmm...yummy :hug:
useless trivia: chris played uncle bob that recorded the wonders single in "that thing you do"
:yawn:
Hey ladies... think wicked games video. Sorry I figured I would give some visuals to all those who are swooning right now
This song is making me hot! :devil_pimp:
Sounds a bit like Rick Nelson.
He does have a style all his own, although I agree in that in this song, his full vocal force is not realized fully - only in a few parts of it. Somehow I get the feeling that "Baja Sessions" may have more than his usual suave, romantic themes. Cannot blame him if he were hitting on college girls, by the way.
meadowwoods wrote:
he does have that voice, doesn't he?
Settle down now, ladies.
meadowwoods wrote:
he does have that voice, doesn't he?
Too whiney for me. The only Chris Isaak I like is "Bad bad thing." I guess I like my guys more gritty than sensitive. In theory anyway. :wink:
meadowwoods wrote:
he does have that voice, doesn't he?
Oh Yes..Oh yes..Oh yes...... :hearteyes:
BGGA wrote:
damn, the sound of his voice really puts me in the mood
he does have that voice, doesn't he?
Loved it..........bring on "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing"...he is very diverse and talented.......
Wow, Chris really brings out the ladies in RP-Land. Play more Bill, play more! \:D/
The song that hooked me on Chris Isaak. The original from the first album, of course. Wow.
Sometimes life just ain't fair. Thanks, Chris. Ya jerk. ;-) Excellent tune.
BGGA wrote:
damn, the sound of his voice really puts me in the mood
Oh yeah....cept my mood she sighs only has me dancing around with the mop and broom :rolleyes: :lol:
damn, the sound of his voice really puts me in the mood
:fire:
Rather disappointing, this version. Maybe it is that I am so looking forward to the ringing rise of his voice and the fulfillment never comes.
I think I like this version more than his original - very smooth and and little dangerous.
He played Ottawa a few weeks ago---what a showman; great band . You could hear a pin drop when he sang Wicked Game (he didn't do this one, though).
AC wrote:
Y'know? There's something about Chris Isaak.
Mmmmmm hmmmmmm. :hearteyes:
I got tickets to see him this week!!
why would you do it? chris isaak makes me angry.
Chris Isaak and his band are quite talented. I'm always up for a Chris Isaak tune.
Classic Isaak song...
AC wrote:
Y'know? There's something about Chris Isaak. Every brain cell I have wants to grow impatined and irritated with his sctick, post sarcastic comments and ding him with a "2". And somehow...I just can't. He hooks me every damn time. Don't understand why he's not a lot more huge than he actually is with the mainstream (maybe somebody at CC doesn't like him). Damn he's smooth.
The only thing that I can guess at is that a lot of his music sounds very country. I went into my favorite used CD store one time and found one of his albums and gave it a listen. I'd heard two of the tracks before, but everything else on there sounded nothing like those.
Is there anyone else in the universe that remembers Jesse Winchester's - album "Let the Rough Side Drag"? This sounds a bit like his voice and style. :clap:
Y'know? There's something about Chris Isaak. Every brain cell I have wants to grow impatined and irritated with his sctick, post sarcastic comments and ding him with a "2". And somehow...I just can't. He hooks me every damn time. Don't understand why he's not a lot more huge than he actually is with the mainstream (maybe somebody at CC doesn't like him). Damn he's smooth.
I\'ve never been a big Chris Isaak fan, but I like this. I love the guitar, and his voice seems like a perfect fit for the song.
Here is why context is so important and songs sometimes need more than a couple of listens before it \"clicks\": heard this just now and went to give it a strong \"quite likeable\" rating - only to find that I had previously given it a \"4\". Wow. I am glad I came to my senses. ;)
So so sexy!! Love his breathy voice.....Purrrrrrrrr...... ;)
Originally Posted by Detlaps: Love this song - love just about all of Isaak's work. But I almost like the Silvertone album's version of this a little better.
I think the Silvertone recording is a whole lot better. Chris Isaak is awesome, but I think he was at his best when he had Calvin Wesley playing guitar. They mixed as well as Jeff Beck did with Rod Stewart. :D
Love this song - love just about all of Isaak\'s work. But I almost like the Silvertone album\'s version of this a little better.
Originally Posted by Dotman: Chris Isaak is a horn dog. At a performance at Interlochen, he reportedly was hitting on the underage campers. Must be the hair. Dot
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA So What? :lol:
Chris Isaak is a horn dog. At a performance at Interlochen, he reportedly was hitting on the underage campers. Must be the hair. Dot
a classic :)
Pretty good. Expresses something many of us have (or at least should have) felt in life.
My wife loves Chris Isaak :p I think he is quite talented. Good love-making music for sure... :D