British-Australian singer songwriter Leo Sayer’s ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing‘ was the first track featured on The Handmaid’s Tale this week — Season 3, Episode 5, “Unknown Caller”.
What might seem like an odd choice of music for the dystopian drama series The Handmaid’s Tale at first glance was actually a brilliant song choice.
Played as it was as one of the songs Commander Lawrence made for his wife while they were in college.
Tapes June then finds and listens to.
Leo Sayer’s ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing‘ was first released in 1976 on Sayer’s fourth studio album Endless Flight.
The song hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, number 2 on the British Singles Chart, charted high in eight other countries, and won Sayer and his co-writer Vini Poncia a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.
The track has also been used in the movies Slap Shot, An Unmarried Woman, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, and Charlie’s Angels.
It was also featured on The Simpsons and The Muppet Show.
Listen to Leo Sayer’s ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing‘ in the official music video below. Yes, it is definitely dated, and probably would not have been a hit today, but it is a lovely bit of nostalgia.
Related: Listen to U2’s ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ from The Handmaid’s Tale — the first American TV show ever licensed to use it
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