“Cake By The Ocean” by DNCE is one of the most popular songs we play at weddings and other events. The song is as much fun to play as it is to dance to. The funky look of the band, as well as the amazing energy created on this appearance on The Ellen Show, is terrific. We try to emulate the excitement of the song, but it would be a little difficult to match the “look.” Although,..I’ve always wanted to wear a kilt and hi-top sneakers instead of a tux.
DNCE is led by the front man/lead singer Joe Jonas who started out as part of the incredibly successful “boy band” The Jonas Brothers, in the early 2000s. Due largely to their popularity on The Disney Channel, Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas sold over 17 million records worldwide. In 2014, Nick had his own monster dance hit called “Jealous.“
For some inexplicable reason the original song uses the lyric” Go f**king crazy” in the choruses, which have to be changed to “Go crazy crazy”on “Ellen” and at weddings but that’s a small price to pay for musical greatness. But seriously, I find it odd that a slickly produced, pop-dance song like“Cake By The Ocean” would use the phrase “Go f**ing crazy” in the first place. Maybe it’s just me, who knows?
Fun fact: DNCE is actually pronounced “D-N-C-E,” not, as one would logically assume, “dance.”
CBTO most definitely has a great dance groove, even if the lyrics are ridiculous.
See you walking ’round like it’s a funeral
Not so serious, girl; why those feet cold?
We just getting started; don’t you tip toe, tip toe. (Ah-ah)
Waste time with a masterpiece, don’t waste time with a masterpiece (huh!)
You should be rolling with me, you should be rolling with me (ah)
You’re a real life fantasy, you’re a real life fantasy (huh!)
But you’re moving so carefully; let’s start living dangerously.
“Talk to me baby…..”
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