Shut Up and Dance (Aerosmith song)

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"Shut Up and Dance"
Aerosmith Shut Up and Dance.jpg
Single by Aerosmith
from the album Get a Grip
B-side"Line Up"
Released1994
FormatCassette, CD, Record
Recorded1993
GenreHard rock, Blues rock
Length4:55
LabelGeffen
Songwriter(s)Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Jack Blades
Tommy Shaw
Producer(s)Bruce Fairbairn
Aerosmith singles chronology
"Amazing"
(1993)
"Shut Up and Dance"
(1994)
"Deuces Are Wild"
(1994)

"Shut Up and Dance" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. Written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jack Blades, and Tommy Shaw, it first appeared on the band's 1993 album Get a Grip. It is one of seven songs from that album to chart on any chart, reaching #24 on the UK Singles Chart.

It was performed in the 1993 movie Wayne's World 2. This live version is included on the movie's soundtrack.

Some of the lyrics are double entendres, such as "sex is like a gun: you aim, you shoot, you run" and "when you're splittin' hairs with Mr. Clean, it's like gettin' head from a guillotine, and the night has just begun." The chorus is a refrain of "talk is cheap, shut up and dance; don't get deep, shut up and dance."

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