I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying

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I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying was a 1963 hit by The Miracles on Motown Records' Tamla label. It was a Billboard Top 40 Pop hit,reaching # 35 on that chart,and a Top 20 hit on its R&B chart, peaking at # 17 . It was written and produced by Motown's main songwriting team , Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland, and was the follow-up to the group's Top 10 pop hit, "Mickey's Monkey", written by the same team. The smash success of that song ,according to Motown policy, automatically gave Holland-Dozier-Holland the green light to write and produce The Miracles' next release, which resulted in this song.