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Released: June 21, 1994

Rating: 3.136 (average of 5 ratings)

Genre: heartland rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Dance Naked
  2. Brothers
  3. When Margaret Comes to Town
  4. Wild Night [with Me’Shell NdegeOcello]
  5. L.U.V.
  6. Another Sunny Day 12/25
  7. Too Much to Think About
  8. The Big Jack
  9. The Breakout


sales in U.S. only 1 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 1 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 13
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Wild Night (5/28/94) #3 US, #34 UK, #17 AR, #1 AC, airplay: 2 million
  • Dance Naked (10/15/94) #41 US, #21 AR, #37 AC

Dance Naked
John Mellencamp
“The weary rock of Human Wheels was generally ignored, so John Mellencamp quickly banged out Dance Naked, a brief collection of by-the-book rockers. Since he and his band are professionals and fine craftsmen, it’s an enjoyable record, but it has even fewer standout songs than the similar Whenever We Wanted. It’s a problem that a cover of Van Morrison’s Wild Night, sung as a duet with Me’Shell NdegeOcello, is the best cut on the record, since that emphasizes how similar and undistinguished Mellencamp’s songs sound” (Erlewine).

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previous album: Human Wheels (1993) next album: Mr. Happy Go Lucky (1996)

Last updated January 20, 2009.