When I was a kid, one of my favorite songs was Leo Sayer’s ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing‘. To the point that I bought the 45rpm single with my hard-earned pocket money, and then played it so much my father threatened to “break it”.
Imagine my thrill then, decades later to hear Leo Sayer’s ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing‘ show up on the new HBO Max mini series Love & Death this week — Love & Death, Episode 1, “The Huntress“.
The soft rock song was played during the scene where Candy is having a bath then getting ready to take the kids to school.
It continues while she is in the kitchen cooking and packing a picnic basket to take with her to meet Allan at the motel.
And one thing I love about Love & Death is, unlike many TV shows that play 5 seconds of a song on their soundtrack, this drama plays huge amounts of a track so you really get to enjoy it.
When was Leo Sayer’s ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing‘ released?
The upbeat, fun song came out as a single from the British singer’s fourth album Endless Flight, which was released in October, 1976.
It was a big success for the singer, peaking at #1 in Canada and New Zealand as well as at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song also charted in seven other countries.
Leo Sayer, by the way, began his professional singing career in 1973 and had a slew of hit singles in the 70s and early 80s.
Even now, 50 years since he released his first single, the 74-year-old Sayer is still releasing music with his latest full-length studio album coming out on the BBC-owned Edsel label in early 2022.
Listen to Leo Sayer’s ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing‘ as heard on the new HBO Max mini series Love & Death in the music video, and on the Spotify player.
The track is currently Sayer’s most-played song on Spotify, garnering over 103 million views on that platform alone.
Love & Death is now streaming on HBO Max.
I am a Brit-American journalist, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I’m also obsessed with music, anime, manga, and K-dramas. Help!