Leo Sayer

In the early 1970s, singer-songwriter Leo Sayer enjoyed a stellar run on the charts in both his native England and the United States with such upbeat pop-R&B hybrids as "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," "When I Need You" ... Read more »
Born: 05/21/1948 in West Sussex, England, GB

Filmography

Music (25)

Daddy's Home 2015 (Movie)

("More Than I Can Say") (Song Performer)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel Like Dancing") (Song)

Anger Management 2003 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel Like Dancing") (Song)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

song performer performer("You Make Me Feel Like Dancing") (Music)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Don't Go Breaking My Heart 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Don't Go Breaking My Heart 1998 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel like Dancing") (Song Performer)

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday 1996 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel Like Dancing") (Song Performer)

Wilt 1990 (Movie)

("Love Hurts") (Song Performer)

Making the Grade 1984 (Movie)

(Song)

Making the Grade 1984 (Movie)

("Takin' the Brakes Off") (Song Performer)

Street Hero 1983 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Endless Love 1981 (Movie)

("Dreamin'") (Song)

Inside Moves 1980 (Movie)

("It's Your Move") (Song Performer)

Riding High 1979 (Movie)

("Dreamin'") (Song)

The Bitch 1979 (Movie)

(Song)

The Bitch 1979 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel Like Dancing") (Song Performer)

The Missing Link 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Slap Shot 1977 (Movie)

(Song)

Slap Shot 1977 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel Like Dancing") (Song Performer)

The Stud 1977 (Movie)

(Song)

The Stud 1977 (Movie)

("Moonlighting") (Song Performer)

All This and World War II 1975 (Movie)

(Performer)

Betty Blokk-Buster Follies 1975 (Movie)

songs (Song)
Actor (4)

Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Lynda Carter's Special 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1977 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Boarding House 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor
Editor (1)

100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock & Roll 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Editor

Biography

In the early 1970s, singer-songwriter Leo Sayer enjoyed a stellar run on the charts in both his native England and the United States with such upbeat pop-R&B hybrids as "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," "When I Need You" and "More Than I Can Say. " With his songwriting partner, musician David Courtney, and the patronage of manager and ex-pop star Adam Faith, Sayer enjoyed seven straight Top 10 singles on the U.K. chart, beginning in 1973 with "The Show Must Go On" and concluding with 1977's "How Much Love." Between these hits, he generated two No. 1 hits in America with "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," which reaped a Grammy for Best R&B song, and the ballad "When I Need You," which topped the charts in 1976 and 1977, respectively. His tenure at the top of the music scene, however, proved short-lived; by 1978, his brand of highly theatrical, polished pop had been supplanted in both American and the U.K. by disco, New Wave and straightforward rock-n-roll, among other things. Sayer would sit out most of the ensuing two decades while continuing to draw huge crowds around the world, most notably in Australia, where he maintained his status as a pop idol well into the new millennium. His participation in remixes of "Dancing" and the 1977 single "Thunder in My Heart" in 1998 and 2006 revived interest in his career in England, underscoring his knack for producing some of the most enduring pop material of the 1970s.

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