Flashback: Ruud Gullit had a 90’s pop smash/moderate hit with ‘Not the Dancing Kind’

Winning European trophies for club and country, establishing himself as one of the most complete players of his generation and partaking in an epic bust up with Newcastle’s favourite son Alan Shearer…Ruud Gullit has had quite an eventful career.


Perhaps not apparent to the masses, Gullit even had a fair bash at a pop career with this 1984 reggae effort ‘Not the Dancing Kind’ – a single that charted in the Dutch top 10.

And so it goes…

(Not the dancing kind) Oh, but I wanna
(Not the dancing kind) Oh, but I wanna
(Not the dancing kind) Oh, but I wanna be with you


(People worry) What they worry for?
(People hurry) What they hurry for?
(Here’s some music) Start feelin’ good

It wasn’t to be the only foray into the music world, the man that was affectionately known as ‘Captain Dread’ occasionally played bass for Dutch reggae group Revelation Time – a band that in 1997 released a record of the same name in his honour


Have a listen…


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