Dancing In The Moonlight

COVER vs ORIGINAL: ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’

The song, “Dancing In The Moonlight”, was originally recorded by King Harvest in 1972

“Dancing In The Moonlight” was written by Sherman Kelly and recorded by French-American band King Harvest. It was released as the first single from their second studio album of the same name in July 1972. It went to No.13 on the US singles chart and No.5 in Canada, and was a minor hit in parts of Europe.

British band Toploader covered the song in 1999 as part of their debut album, “Onka’s Big Moka”. The song was released as the third single in February 2000 and gave the band their first chart hit, where, although it peaked at No.7, it has sold over a million copies! The song was also a big hit across Europe and in Australia.

In 2020, Swedish production duo Jubël teamed up with fellow Swedish singer NEIMY for a new dance version, which is currently shooting up the charts and already has over 100 million plays on Spotify alone!

But which version is the best? KING HARVEST’s original, TOPLOADER’s big hit or JUBEL and NEIMY’s new dance version?

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