Never Wanted to Dance

Official Releases:
Studio Version (3:08) – If, Never Wanted to Dance (The Remixes), Never Wanted to Dance
Radio Edit (3:08) – If (Clean Radio Edition), Never Wanted to Dance (The Remixes)
Video Edit (3:12) – If (Japan)
Clean Video Edit (3:12) – YouTube Exclusive
Live in London 2008 (3:42) – Never Wanted to Dance (Live in London)

“Never Wanted to Dance” was released as the lead single from If. It has been released in various formats, including a remix single, a two part CD single, a 7″, and a live digital download. The digital “Live in London” single notoriously features an edited soundboard mix using stems from the studio version, clashing with the lower-pitched live version. “Never Wanted to Dance” peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles chart. DJ Spider’s remix was pressed at the wrong speed during mastering for the original remix single and was later offered as a free download. This error was meant to be corrected in later pressings but did not happen. The original, as-intended remix is available both digitally and on international editions of If.

Lyrics:
there is nothing you can do that I have not already
done to myself
there is nothing you can do that I have not already
done to myself
there is nothing you can do that I have not already
done to myself
I never wanted to dance with nobody but you
I never wanted to dance with nobody but you
I never wanted to dance with nobody but you
wouldn’t take no for an answer you fucking bitch
be nice
be nice to me and don’t let me be
be nice
be nice to me and don’t let me go
I am too cool for the second grade
I’m amazed I’m afraid
I am too cool for the second grade
there is nothing you can do that I have not already
done to myself

Official Remixes:
Ulrich Wild’s Voluptuous Metal Mix (3:12) – Never Wanted to Dance (The Remixes), If (Japan), If (Australian Deluxe Edition)
Electro Hurtz Mix by Combichrist (4:52) – Never Wanted to Dance (The Remixes), If (European Edition), If (Japan)
The Birthday Massacre’s Pansy Mix feat. Chibi (3:38) – Never Wanted to Dance (The Remixes)
The Birthday Massacre’s Pansy Mix feat. Chibi Edit (3:31) – If (European Edition), If (Japan), If (Australian Deluxe Version)
Tommie Sunshine [TSMV] Mix (7:13) – Never Wanted to Dance (The Remixes), If (European Edition), If (Japan), If (Australian Deluxe Edition)
Tommie Sunshine [TSMV] Radio Edit (7:13) – Never Wanted to Dance (The Remixes)
Spider’s Dub Remix (7:52) – If (European Edition), If (Japan)
The Birthday Massacre Acapella Mix feat. Chibi (2:40) – Never Wanted to Dance (The Remixes), If (Japan), If (Australian Deluxe Edition)

Live Version:
“Never Wanted to Dance” live features an extended intro. It is performed a half-step lower.

First Performed: April 24th 2007 (Eindhoven NE)
Last Performed: April 15th 2014 (Los Angeles CA)

Official Video:
“Never Wanted to Dance” was directed by Jim Berman and was released in August 2008 to coincide with the release of the single in the UK.

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