David Gilmour Says He’s Gonna Need To Dance While Picking The Best Song For A Desert-Island Scenario

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Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour revealed his all-time favorite song which is ‘Dancing in the Street‘ by Martha and the Vandellas. during an appearance on BBC Radio, and stated that he would listen to that song if he were to be left on a desert island while dancing on the beach.

As many of you know, ‘Dancing in the Street’ first released by Martha and the Vandellas back in 1964 and reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and peaked at number 4 in the UK Singles Chart, making the track best-known of the band.

Many musicians and bands also released their own version of ‘Dancing in the Street,’ such as Little Richard who released the song in 1971, both on a single and on the album The King of Rock and Roll, Van Halen who released it as the second single from their 1982 studio album ‘Diver Down,’ and a cover version of the song was also recorded by the icons Mick Jagger and David Bowie as a duo in 1985, to raise money for the Live Aid famine relief cause.

There is no doubt that ‘Dancing in the Street’ was and still is one of the most iconic songs, and apparently, it’s David Gilmour’s all-time number one, favorite song ever as he revealed during an interview. Gilmour stated that picking only one favorite out of thousands of songs is a tough choice, however, for the dancing he would go with ‘Dancing in the Street.’

Here is what Gilmour said:

“It’s a tough choice, isn’t it? I’d just have to take Martha and the Vandellas, I think, for the dancing – ‘Dancing in the Street.'”

Later on, David Gilmour revealed that if he were to be left alone on a desert island, he would need dancing, therefore, ‘Dancing in the Street’ would be the appropriate accompaniment to dance to on a beach as Gilmour revealed.

I’m gonna need to dance. I don’t do it very often, of course, at my hugely advanced age.

But I need a little bit of Tamla Motown sort of dance music to accompany me on this beach, wherever I am. This is ‘Dancing on the Street’ not on the beach.”

You can see the source right here and listen to ‘Dancing on the Street’ below.