About Dancing in the Moonlight

Dancing in the Moonlight

A classic hit written by Sherman Kelly. Originally recorded by Boffalongo in New York, the tune was re-arranged and recorded by King Harvest in Paris in 1972. In 1973 King Harvest’s version stayed on the Billboard Top 40 charts for 22 weeks in the USA. The song has been covered by everyone from Lisa Minelli to the Baha Men to Alyson Stoner on her new Disney DVD “Space Buddies”. England’s Toploader recorded a version that did well in Europe in 2001. Van Morrison is often credited with a cover version which he never did  – a confusion with his hit Moondance.  The King Harvest hit has been used in TV commercials for Space.com, Hanes, Fidelity Investments, Wal-Mart, and Esta The (Italy). King Harvest’s original version was made available digitally for the first time on i-Tunes in January 2007. Numerous videos on YouTube have used the recording for their soundtrack. Recent reports from  http://youtube.com/kingharvestmusic  show an increasing number of young listeners who are discovering the magic of King Harvest’s Dancing in the Moonlight for the first time, continuing it’s timeless positivity and cross-generation appeal.

Browse King Harvest’s discography at https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/king-harvest/id141731807

Thanks From King Harvest for A Great “Dancing in the Moonlight” 2014 !

It started off with a bang! Dancing in the Moonlight was in the movies, part of the soundtrack to “Jackass Presents – Bad Grandpa” which was one of the most popular movies of late 2013. An article about the song appeared in the New York Times, Kathy Lee and Hoda sang it live on The Today Show, and shortly thereafter listeners heard the familiar tune again on TV’s Bates Motel.  Then in the fall, Looking for Love (King Harvest’s cover of the Johnny Lee hit on their Country Classics album) got licensed to Buckeroo Productions for use in the movie “OK Buckeroos – The Life, Music and Good Times of Jerry Jeff Walker”. All in all, a pretty good year.

It was also a year to start building our Twitter family so please log in and follow us at http://www.twitter.com/kingharvestditm

Happy New Year and all the best to our friends around the world in 2015.

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Browse King Harvest’s discography at https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/king-harvest/id141731807