“All She Wants to Do Is Dance” is a 1984 song recorded by Don Henley and became a Billboard Top 10 hit in March 1985, peaking at number 9, and also became his second song to top the Top Rock Tracks chart.The song was originally released from Henley’s Building the Perfect Beast album.
The lyrics are a personal commentary, critical of then-modern American culture for being more concerned with self-gratification and hedonistic behaviors (e.g., dancing, partying, promiscuity, recreational drug use, etc.) than with serious issues such as domestic and foreign policies of their government.Ironically, it became a popular dance song, reaching #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.
John Leland from Spin magazine wrote about the 12-inch single version of the song saying “…this mother whomps from the git with punchy electronic drums and a mix that keeps one foot off the ground for a full seven-and-a-half minutes. Henley’s vision of post-hedonist vision of apocalypse is twisted”.
The 12″ single was remixed by John Luongo.
All She Wants To Do Is Dance (Extended Dance Mix) 7:38
All She Wants To Do Is Dance (Dubb Mix) 5:17