Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap! | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#5); 1993

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

Snap! was another prime example of a group created by studio producers. In this case, Snap! – the singers – consisted of Durron “Turbo B” Butler and cousin Jackie Harris.

Despite the success of the first single in 1990 (The Power), Harris departed. The Snap! train rolled on with Pennye Ford, a former Gap Band vocalist, on board. In Britain, Snap! notched up four Top 10 hits plus a second “megamix” appearance by The Power between March of 1990 and 1992.

In the summer of 1992, Rhythm Is a Dancer – this time with Thea Austin on lead vocals – entered both the U.S. and U.K. charts. After three months, Snap!’s third American chart record entered the Top 10 and stayed there for 14 weeks.

When 1993 came to a close, only Tag Team’s Whoomp! (There It Is) had outlasted Rhythm‘s total chart run of 39 weeks.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2024 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

Produced by:

  • Benito Benites
  • John “Virgo” Garrett III

Lyrics Written by:

  • Benito Benites
  • John “Virgo” Garrett III
  • Thea AustinToni C.