“Do You Want to Dance”
is a song written by
and recorded by him in 1958. It reached number No. 5 on the United States Billboard Top 100 Sides pop chart and No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart. Cliff Richard and the Shadows’ version of the song reached No. 2 in the United Kingdom in 1962, despite being a B-side. The Beach Boys’ version reached No. 8 as “Do You Wanna Dance?” in the United States in 1965, and a 1972 cover by Bette Midler (“Do You Want to Dance?”) reached No. 17.