“Neutron Dance” by the Pointer Sisters’was released in October 1983. Ruth Pointer was given the lead vocal role however she recalls not wanting to sing it. She liked the songs rhythm and vigorous arrangement but the word ‘neutron’ had a violent connotation to her on account of the neutron bomb then so much in the news.”
Ruth Pointer recalls suggesting the writers modify the lyrics and was told to quit overthinking it and just sing the damn song!
She did just that giving at a gospel feel and nailed it in a few takes. It went top ten on the US billboard charts and #1 in Canada!