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The Mavericks — Dance the Night Away
Album: Trampoline
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6.9

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Total ratings: 2053









Released: 1998
Length: 4:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Here comes my happiness again
Right back to where it should have been
Cause now she's gone and I am free
And she can't do a thing to me

I just wanna dance the night away
With senoritas who can sway
Right now tomorrow's lookin' bright
Just like the sunny mornin' light

And if you should see her
Please let her know that I'm well
As you can tell
And if she should tell you
That she wants me back
Tell her no
I gotta go

I just wanna dance the night away
With senoritas who can sway
Right now tomorrow's lookin' bright
Just like the sunny mornin' light

And if you should see her
Please let her know that I'm well
As you can tell
And if she should tell you
That she wants me back
Tell her no
I gotta go

I just wanna dance the night away
With senoritas who can sway
Right now tomorrow's lookin' bright
Just like the sunny mornin' light

I just wanna dance the night away
With senoritas who can sway
Right now tomorrow's lookin' bright
Just like the sunny mornin' light
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 eyke wrote:
Yeah Raul Malo is superb. These guys always makes me dance...and I'm not a dancer. 
 
Same goes for most of us, dude ;)


Yeah Raul Malo is superb. These guys always makes me dance...and I'm not a dancer. 
Raul Malo's voice is everything!
10 as most of their songs!!!
. . . . just makes be want to 
Love this guys voice
My Miami peeps!  
My town was one of about a dozen that they chose for their December Christmas Tour in 2018.
This music is pretty far from the usual stuff I'd play, but having bought the CD from an Op Shop for a couple of dollars many moons ago it remains as one of the best fun and joyful albums to dance round the house when alone to.
 jambo wrote:
awesome song from a really underrated band. almost campy but pull back a bit on a beautiful warm jooly night
 
Agreed!  They are a really good band.  Another great song of theirs is "Would You Believe?"
6 —> 7 mostly because I finally listened to this with headphones, and was hooked by the infectious bassline
Doggone it, it's just fun!  Some music doesn't need to be anything other than that.
Favorite Mavericks song.  They are fantastic live!  Go see them!
great LIVE band
tight
great vocals
entertaining
powerful
good songs
 christopherwoods wrote:
Yech, I remember when I first heard this - it's not improved since. Dense instrumentation, dull-as-dishwater repeating I-V chord progression, boring melody and shuffle syncopation... This is the sort of music they play endlessly in Room 101... Or The Mavericks' local supermarket. (Take your pick.)
 
Sometimes it doesn't matter how "simple" the tune is, or even how great the playing is; for my money, this song has the "fun" factor, which causes toe-tapping, boot-scooting, or in my current situation, chair-dancing at my desk....I've had this one at an 8 for awhile now and I'll stay there....Long Live RP!!
Yech, I remember when I first heard this - it's not improved since. Dense instrumentation, dull-as-dishwater repeating I-V chord progression, boring melody and shuffle syncopation... This is the sort of music they play endlessly in Room 101... Or The Mavericks' local supermarket. (Take your pick.)
Will see them live this week, thanks for the positive feedback below!
LOVE the Mavericks.  They put on a great show. 
There's a Farsifa organ feel to this that is very appealing.
{#Dancingbanana}Dance...Dance....Dance{#Bananasplit}
awesome song from a really underrated band. almost campy but pull back a bit on a beautiful warm jooly night
So good and so much fun! Love this song.
 Gerry941 wrote:
Total repetitive sentimental  rubbish! Just keep it in the US please!

 
it's wonderful ... if you love music you got to love this? Just sayin...
It is raining here in germany since 3 months - thank you for a little bit sunshine {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}
Everyone in my shirt is dancing.{#Dance}
 Gerry941 wrote:
Total repetitive sentimental  rubbish! Just keep it in the US please!

 
Piss off. {#Bananajumprope}
 olivertwist wrote:

I'm sure there are radio stations you can listen to in England that don't play this American "rubbish."

 
Well said.  As a matter of fact, there's a lot we could "keep here" if need be and everyone else can just "bugger off".

See what I did there? 
 Gerry941 wrote:
Total repetitive sentimental  rubbish! Just keep it in the US please!

 
I'm sure there are radio stations you can listen to in England that don't play this American "rubbish."
 AhhtheMusic wrote:
Even sings like Roy Orbison.  A fair likeness of that rockabilly sound that Orbison did so well.  I am going to give this an OK for sound but for originality maybe not so much. 

 
Yes, but he doesn't go an octave out of my range like Orbison, so it's easier to sing along, yay! {#Yell}
Every time I hear this I can't help but think these guys would be great to see live.
{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}
Total repetitive sentimental  rubbish! Just keep it in the US please!
These guys have never gotten the recognition they deserve
Just wanna get away from this desk & dance..roll on the weekend
Fabulous.
 Hannio wrote:

Kinda like how good your head feels after a bad headache.  Of course, it would have been better if the suffering had never happened in the first place. 

 

Like getting really drunk...and yet people don't seem to learn that lesson after years of hangovers.
Could this station get any better? I think not.
 Govi wrote:

What?

 
Sabra is an American company which produces hummus and other "Middle-Eastern-style" foods; I imagine Solanus was confusing "sabre" with "Sabra".
Have a friend who is a HUGE fan and we all went to see the Mavericks perform here in Richmond.

The are a wonderful live band - a very fun concert.

When they came out for their first encore, the keyboard player came out first and started playing this cord and held it.

I turned to my wife and said they are going to play Pink Floyd and they launched into "Us And Them". 
 Govi wrote:

What?

 
Sabre => Sabra

My mind goes to odd places. 
 Solanus wrote:

My mind mispronounced SABRE just for the heck of it and I thought, "Why is Steely_D talking about hummus?"

 
What?
 Steely_D wrote:
Just want to SABRE DANCE the night away...!

 
My mind mispronounced SABRE just for the heck of it and I thought, "Why is Steely_D talking about hummus?"
Just want to SABRE DANCE the night away...!
 TerryS wrote:
Never gonna be cool and all the better for it.

 
I was on holidays in Scotland many years ago. They played this song in the local camping disco. Not a very cool place and the people there were all but what is commonly considered as cool. But what fun they had! I like to be among uncool people.
One of mrs pxd's favourites, so on her behalf I give it an 8.  She would be more generous, but she doesn't have an account, so she'll have to be satisfied with my rating. pxd
Even sings like Roy Orbison.  A fair likeness of that rockabilly sound that Orbison did so well.  I am going to give this an OK for sound but for originality maybe not so much. 
{#Dancingbanana}Get up and DANCE!! {#Dancingbanana} Great!{#Clap}
first saw these guys on david byrne's old tv show that showcased bands from all over . loved em every sense / great song on the dusk til dawn sound track !
I highly reccommend their 1994 release "What A Crying Shame"
 TerryS wrote:
Never gonna be cool and all the better for it.

 
This is absolutely cool.{#Cool}
Yea Mavericks!! {#Bananajam}
First heard them on RP about 10 years ago. Got up to dance as soon as the song came on.
Saw them four times this year. Can't get enough. Great show!! - Real pros - Raul clearly loves performing.
Don't miss it if you can catch them live - and Be sure to check out their last two albums - Mono and In Time - much more eclectic than their earlier albums with lots of Cuban roots.
One more reason I love RP - get to learn about great bands.
Never gonna be cool and all the better for it.
nice ! big mavericks fan ! first saw them on a david byrne tv show late ninety's
Looooved seeing the Mavericks at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco last weekend!

{#Dancingbanana_2}
 eveliko wrote:
And some kind of David Byrne feel, too. Cute song.

 
Yeah, the Byrne feel is most definitely there! Not a bad thing. 
And some kind of David Byrne feel, too. Cute song.
I like this as it has a Chris Issac feel to it.
I  wonder if Donald Trump  would like the band?
need to go dancing tonight
Still like the Van Halen version better.
Thanks Bill, I needed this! You used to play this more often, please feel free to do so again, it never gets boring being this happy{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}
Watching these guys live on OETA right now - they RAWK.
Oi chihuahua, that's hot, and truthful, love that country latino fusion, thanks. :)
Corny but still damned catchy.{#Bananapiano}
Just makes you want to get up and SALSA. Even if you don't know how! Great tune.
Bumping this from 7 to 8 just for Raul's voice alone.   Bueno
 JrzyTmata wrote:
 
Thanks JT!
Just what this set calls for 
 drsteevo wrote:

I could go for some "dance this mess around" next
 

YES!!
 alanthecowboy wrote:

Old 97s - Dance With Me
Kings of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance With You
Mavericks - Dance the Night Away

Great!  A set of danceable songs about dancing.  It's a shame that it's Tuesday morning and I'm sitting at work...
 
I could go for some "dance this mess around" next
At first I thought this was the Big I doing the Big O.  I suppose if these guys get big it will be the Big M doing the Big I doing the Big O.

Old 97s - Dance With Me
Kings of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance With You
Mavericks - Dance the Night Away

Great!  A set of danceable songs about dancing.  It's a shame that it's Tuesday morning and I'm sitting at work...
The worst song on Trampoline - still as catchy as hell though.
 eeveebabee wrote:
Saw Raul Malo at The Queen in wilmington DE............PHENOMENAL!!
 
was there also, still talk about it, the guy puts on a great show
 kcar wrote:


Errmm...beg to differ, friend. He's happy to free of a bad relationship. I can relate to that feeling. 
 
Kinda like how good your head feels after a bad headache.  Of course, it would have been better if the suffering had never happened in the first place. 
that bloody bassline!!! Terminally catchy!
Everybody in my neighborhood is drunk and dancing naked in the streets. {#Eek}

 ThePoose wrote:


But this is essentially a sad song: he is rationalizing his new-found fate.
 

Errmm...beg to differ, friend. He's happy to free of a bad relationship. I can relate to that feeling. 


Saw Raul Malo at The Queen in wilmington DE............PHENOMENAL!!
Old '97's Dance With me, followed by Kings of Convenience, "I'd Rather Dance With You", followed by this song.  On at least 4 different occasions in the last several months....  I like it, but it's time for new playlists!
Make me move...

Yea! Mavericks!! This is fun music but it does take a little effort to get into the groove. At first listen, it may strike you as odd music. But listen a few more times and let your body go!

This album is good but Music For All Occasions is probably their defining work. I've seen them twice and really had fun each time because it's a high energy show and I enjoy Raul's voice.
 kcar wrote:

I was thinking that this was Chris Isaak...actually singing a happy song.

But no, that is not possible. 
 

But this is essentially a sad song: he is rationalizing his new-found fate.

Best. Break-up. Song. Ever.

{#Dancingbanana}
Ditto...
ch83575 wrote:

He sounds more like Chris Isaak to me, but since Chris Isaak sounds like Roy Orbison I guess I can let it slide.
 


 Catatonic42 wrote:
I miss this band, and Raúl Malo's voice. Need to check out his solo work...

 
Yo tambien!  Why did they split?{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana}

 audiophelia wrote:

Oh Good! I had hoped I wasn't the only one to notice.
 
I was thinking that this was Chris Isaak...actually singing a happy song.

But no, that is not possible. 
I miss this band, and Raúl Malo's voice. Need to check out his solo work...

By jove! It's dance night on RP!

{#Bananasplit}
 DaveInVA wrote:
Great Roy Orbison-ish song! {#Music}
 
Oh Good! I had hoped I wasn't the only one to notice.
 Proclivities wrote:

Raul Malo's voice has been compared to Roy Orbison's throughout his career.  The influence is obvious but it's also just the way he sings.  Beautiful voice, as was Mr. Orbison's.
 
He sounds more like Chris Isaak to me, but since Chris Isaak sounds like Roy Orbison I guess I can let it slide.
like it! gotta buy it! good music for kicking back with your buds out on a boat, or around the campfire with some barley pops!
Ahhhhhh, yeah, that one hit the spot!
A great toe-tapper. I miss this band.
 tiggers wrote:
Cliched, bland and insipid and those are its good piints. Music for people who are .... dead from the feet up. Yuck!

 
From your profile, tiggers, it seems as if you are the one that is dead from the feet up.
No location.
No occupation.
No interests.

why I can't stand this one..? don't know..

whatever, it happens! all the rest so good :) 
 petrfas wrote:

I can here David Byrne in some moments... 
 
Better shove some cotton into your ears then really fast.
 Proclivities wrote:

Raul Malo's voice has been compared to Roy Orbison's throughout his career.  The influence is obvious but it's also just the way he sings.  Beautiful voice, as was Mr. Orbison's.
 
I can here David Byrne in some moments... 

 PopKombo wrote:
I agree. Great song.  Never heard it before ... and I thought ...  hey this guy is channeling Orbison.
 
Raul Malo's voice has been compared to Roy Orbison's throughout his career.  The influence is obvious but it's also just the way he sings.  Beautiful voice, as was Mr. Orbison's.
 tiggers wrote:
Cliched, bland and insipid and those are its good piints. Music for people who are .... dead from the feet up. Yuck!
 
Are you kidding?  This song is Bouncy, flouncy, trouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!

I agree. Great song.  Never heard it before ... and I thought ...  hey this guy is channeling Orbison.
Great Roy Orbison-ish song! {#Music}
Thanks Bill... this and Nik Kershaw's "Wounded" are a great way to get the attitude right first thing in the morning!
one of my favorite maverick songs is "o what a thrill".  one of my favorites. 
Hannio wrote:
Schmaltz.
Manteca maybe. Raul Malo got some serious pipes.

Schmaltz.
Love Raul's voice.  So many parallels between his style and Roy Orbison's.
Is this from a movie too, anyone? I can see an ironic application with a Coen's violent murder scene....
Always liked this song, fun.
Yummy!
 govna wrote:
sounds like something a monster from sesame street would write.
 
Sorry I was in the can when I got the call. Is there something I can help you with?
(I thought it was Roy Orbison at first; similar voice...)

I could listen the Mavericks more often, just happy feel good stuff. 
Still fun.... {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}
{#Dancingbanana}yeah!
that voice gives me the shivers - in a good way
 govna wrote:
sounds like something a monster from sesame street would write.
 
a more charming compliment i can't imagine

Are there señoritas that cannot sway?  I feel bad for them if there are.  Nice song.
Cool!
sounds like something a monster from sesame street would write.
OK, so maybe not-so-deep, but sometimes that's what's needed...fun is fun.