Most rock and roll artists aim for sweet success armed with three chords and the truth. The Mavericks, with Dance the Night Away, managed to make a mint with two chords and some minor inconsistencies in their story.
It's a cheezy classic. I won’t play it in every set, but it’s amazingly useful to placate those occasional wedding guests who insist that the dreaded Slosh is a crucial component of any successful party. I’ve never been entirely comfortable with a dance floor filled with “senoritas who can sway” sweeping round to face me every 32 bars, in eerie synchronicity. I can’t shake the suspicion that line-dancing is a form of hypnotic subversion.