If you throw in two legends (Mick Jagger and David Bowie) covering a brilliant Motown staple, it should be gold right? Jagger certainly exhibited many a soulful performance and Bowie can generally do no wrong yet this collaboration just fell short. Actually, they fell WAY short.
The two legends went in a very popish direction which took away a lot of the Motown Soul from the song and despite the chart success that both Jagger and Bowie had previously, they were really never pop stars. The video featuring a lot of close-ups of the aging rockers just seemed, well to be politically incorrect, very gay and the only emotion emitted by the song was not the infectious need to dance but a weird sexual tension between the two. Years later that perception became a little clearer. Bowie’s ex wife, Angela detailed a first hand account of finding the two in bed together. Maybe the song should have been renamed Dancing in the Sheets?