Ballroom Blitz by Sweet

Artist: Sweet

Sweet are a British glam rock band that reached worldwide fame in the 1970s. Originally called Sweetshop the band consisted of Brian Connolly on lead vocals, guitarist Andy Scott, Steve Priest on bass and drummer Mick Tucker. Formed in London in 1968 their first hit was ‘Funny Funny’ in 1971. The group’s last international success was ‘Love Is Like Oxygen’ in 1978. Connolly left the group to pursue a solo career in 1979 and the remaining members disbanded in 1981. Connolly died in 1997 and Tucker in 2002, Scott and Priest are still active in the UK and US respectively

Title: Ballroom Blitz
Date: 1974
Album: Sweet Fanny Adams
Genre: Glam Rock

Written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, Ballroom Blitz reached number on in Canada, number two in the UK Singles Chart and the Australian Chart, and number five on the US Billboard Hot 100

Lyrics by Nicky Chinn and Mark Chapman

Are you ready Steve? Uh-huh
Andy? Yeah
Mick? Okay
Alright fellas, let's go!
Oh it's been getting so hard
Living with the things you do to me
My dreams are getting so strange
I'd like to tell you everything I see
Oh, I see a man in the back as a matter of fact
His eyes was as red as the sun
And the girl in the corner that no one ignores
'Cause she thinks she's the passionate one
Oh yeah! It was like lightning
Everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving
Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah
And the man in the back said, "Everyone attack"
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said, "Boy I want to warn you"
It'll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz
Oh reaching out for something
Touching nothing's all I ever do
Oh I softly call you over
Then you appear there's nothing left of you
And the man in the back is ready to crack
As he raises his hands to the sky
And the girl in the corner is everyone's mourner
She could kill you with a wink of her eye
Oh yeah! It was electric
So frantically hectic
And the band started leaving
'Cause they all stopped breathing
Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah
And the man in the back said, "Everyone attack"
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said, "Boy I want to warn you"
It'll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz

Oh yeah! It was like lightning
Everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving
Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah

And the man in the back said, "Everyone attack"
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said, "Boy I want to warn you"
It'll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz
It's, it's a ballroom blitz
It's, it's a ballroom blitz
It's, it's a ballroom blitz
Yeah, it's a ballroom blitz

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