The single was initially released under Jackson's nickname Toy, so disc jockeys would give the record a fair chance before tossing it aside.
That's how I try to write: you take it how you want, but I am basically a writer of protest. Even more. It was later reissued as the B-side of Grant's " Electric Avenue ".
“Dance class is boring, mommy.” “I want to do gymnastics/soccer/water polo like my friend ______.” We've all heard these lines before. I want you dancing with me. Jackson began work on the song by visiting night clubs to hear what sort of music people were dancing to.
A follow-up single, " Free the World ", was released 5 months later. Dance with me, you watching me.
Grant explained to the Daily Telegraph on June 27, "I Don't Wanna Dance can mean that you don't want to go out on the dancefloor or it could mean that you don't want to go along with an idea. The song expresses Eddy's farewell to Britain being a land of class and colour divisions.
The overall response has been rewarding and encouraging. While some of them knew that Toy was me, others were surprised.
Jackson phoned DJs who had played her track to reveal "Toy's" true identity saying, "One phone call at a time, I am letting them know all about Toy. Hold me tight, don't let go, dance with me, oh yeah.
I know you wanting me, baby dance with me. To accomplish this, Jackson disguised herself as a male alter-ego named "Toy.
Song information[ edit ] After six years in seclusion after escaping an abusive relationship with late former husband and manager Jack GordonLa Toya Jackson returned to the studio to record an autobiographical album entitled Startin' Over. On the back of the singles' success, Ja-Tail obtained a distribution deal with Universal g Bungalo Records.
Grant explained to the Daily Telegraph on June 27, "I Don't Wanna Dance can mean that you don't want to go out on the dancefloor or fo could mean that.