Loggins and Messina  – Your Momma Don’t Dance

11 Aug
Loggins and Messina  – Your Momma Don’t Dance

Your Mama Don’t Dance” is a hit 1972 song by the rock duo Loggins and Messina. Released on their self-titled album Loggins and Messina, it reached number four on the Billboard pop chart[1]and number 19 on the Billboard Easy Listening Chart[2] as a single in early 1973.

This song, whose refrain and first verse is done in a blues format, deals with the 1950s and 1960s lifestyle concerning the generation gap, where the parents oppose the Rock and Roll Revolution, of the younger generation, which includes the rebelliousness against the old society that monitors curfews on dating, as well as being arrested for making love with a girl in the back seat of a car, during a drive-in movie, which happens during the bridge section of the song.

When released as a single, it was the duo’s biggest hit as well as their only Gold single.

“Your Mama Don’t Dance” was covered in 1973 by Australian band the Bootleg Family Band. It made the top 5 in Australia. “Your Mama Don’t Dance” was covered in 1985 by the rock band Y&T, in 1988 by the rock band Poison, and it was the fourth single from their second album Open Up and Say…Ahh!. The Poison version released as a single in 1989 on Capitol Records reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 39 on the Mainstream rockcharts and has since gone Gold in the US.[3] The song also charted at number 21 on the Australian charts and number 13 on the UK Singles chart.[4] The single’s B-side is “Tearin’ Down the Walls”.


Posted by on August 11, 2017 in music


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5 responses to “Loggins and Messina  – Your Momma Don’t Dance

  1. anotherwisemonkey

    August 7, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Thanks for introducing me to these guys. I’m listening now and enjoying it. Happy Monday.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. America On Coffee

    August 7, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Thanks trulyunplugged for stopping by and commenting. Music means different things to us in life’s times. I used to sig lyrics to songs as I heard them. (wrong of course). It is nice when time and maturity gives us new meaning and understanding. Happy fresh new week to you!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. trulyunplugged

    August 7, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I loved/love this song…but, in my youth, the sexual context was lost on me…which, here and now, makes me smile at the remembrance of me belting out the chorus 🙂 Thanks for that 🙂


  4. America On Coffee

    August 7, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    You are welcome!! Have a pleasant week!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. anotherwisemonkey

    August 8, 2017 at 1:44 am

    You too!

    Liked by 1 person


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