It’s hard to believe that this song was never officially released as a single at least in the US – it’s the biggest hit that never really was a hit! This is one of her enduring classics and is beloved by both rabid and casual fans alike. Many name it as a top 10 favorite still and it is over 25 years old! Madonna has said that it was written very quickly – like in 15 minutes- as she wanted to hurry up and get it done (I think to meet a boy she was admiring)- did she know then how big it would become? It has been said that songs that come the easiest often end up getting the biggest reaction. This song is certainly a testament to that theory. Lyrically, it explores her love of dance and the artistic freedom and abandon it provides. One of the simplest but greatest lines of this song is “Only when I’m dancing can I feel this free” – how often has music and dancing made you feel this same way. I just love it, from the synth chimes to the sexy “Now I know you’re mine” bridge, to the piano break used in the You Can Dance remix and the WTG Tour performance. This song will never get old and I don’t think we will tire of hearing it in any of its incarnations. A pop dance classic in every sense of the phrase.