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They trip the light fantastic; I want to trip my memory
July 1, 2012 11:53 AM   Subscribe

Please help me identify this fuzzily remembered song.

What I do remember:

- This song includes a chorus that includes words something along the lines of "dancing by moonlight" or "dancing in the light of the moon" or "dancing by the light of the moon", and may also include the words, "We tripped the light fantastic."

- The lead singer is a female with a light, clear voice (something like Christine McVie's of Fleetwood Mac, though I don't think she's the singer) and back-up singers who are probably female as well.

- It's uptempo.

- I'm pretty sure it would date from the late eighties or early nineties.

- I know it exists because I heard it a few months ago on the radio. I was very sleepy and I listened just long enough to catch several definite phrases for Googling the next day, except when I woke up the next morning I'd forgotten them.

Well musical mavens of MeFi, have at it.
posted by orange swan to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Your description kind of sounds like Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics, who may have had solo or group songs around that time.
posted by Madamina at 12:20 PM on July 1, 2012


Probably not it, unless there is a more uptempo cover by a female artist, but the lyrics are very close. Aubrey by Bread. "We tripped the light and danced together to the moon".
posted by germdisco at 12:31 PM on July 1, 2012


I'll bite.
Could it have been The Parachute Club "Feet of the moon"?
posted by whowearsthepants at 12:44 PM on July 1, 2012


Annie Lennox does a cover of Whiter Shade of Pale.
posted by dobbs at 1:05 PM on July 1, 2012


It's not the English version of Moonlight by Moumoon is it?
posted by internet!Hannah at 1:44 PM on July 1, 2012


Apparently Liza Minnelli covered the awful, awful King Harvest song Dancing in the Moonlight in 1973.
posted by Perodicticus potto at 1:48 PM on July 1, 2012


This one is kind of out there but it could also be LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight The Moonlight.
posted by internet!Hannah at 1:56 PM on July 1, 2012


Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me"?
posted by julthumbscrew at 2:10 PM on July 1, 2012


I have a feeling you're thinking of Anne Murray's "Shadows in the Moonlight," which is suspiciously similar to "the awful, awful King Harvest song Dancing in the Moonlight."
posted by Sys Rq at 2:29 PM on July 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


It was "Feet of the Moon" by the Parachute Club. I didn't get the moonlight phrase right, though there certainly are lots of mentions of moonlight in the lyrics. I should also have mentioned that the song had a calypso-like quality to it, but I couldn't think of the right term.

Thanks everyone!
posted by orange swan at 3:30 PM on July 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


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