▶ Song: Dance Ten, Looks Three (W/Lyrics) — Musical A Chorus Line. The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

SONG: Dance Ten, Looks Three. MUSICAL: A Chorus Line. The Music of Marvin Hamlisch. 

Song: "Dance Ten, Looks Three" - Musical: A CHORUS LINE. The music of Marvin Hamlisch.

Song: “Dance Ten, Looks Three” — Musical: A CHORUS LINE. The music of Marvin Hamlisch.

Song: “Dance Ten, Looks Three” From the Broadway Musical “A Chorus Line” — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

The human struggle behind the songs:

Every kid who ever came to New York to work in and around the theater, or anybody who dances for a living in that milieu, will immediately connect with the stories of the characters of A Chorus Line, and upon listening to them will say, “That’s me.” Which may explain why this is such an emotional show for so many people.

What emerged from the workshops at the New York Public Theater, was a show with no stars, no set, and almost no plot. This struck people as daring in 1975; given what’s been on the Broadway stage in the intervening two decades, “astounding” seems more like it.


LISTEN: Song: “Dance Ten, Looks Three” — Musical A Chorus Line. Broadway Original Cast Recording:



Dance Ten, Looks Three” (Musical: A Chorus Line)


…But after a while I caught on…
I mean, I saw what they were hiring!
I also swiped my dance card once after an audition,
and on a scale of one to ten, they gave me
for dance: TEN, for looks : THREE! Why?
Dance: Ten; Looks: Three.
And I’m still on unemployment,
Dancing for my own enjoyment.
That ain’t it, kid! That ain’t it, kid!
“Dance: Ten, Looks: Three,”
Is like to die!
Left the theatre and
Called the doctor
For my appointment to buy…
Tits and ass.
Bought myself a fancy pair.
Tightened up the derriere.
Did the nose with it.
All that goes with it.
Tits and ass!
Had the bingo‐bongos done.
Suddenly I’m getting Nash’nal tours!
Tits and ass won’t get you jobs,
Unless they’re yours!
Didn’t cost a fortune neither.
Didn’t hurt my sex life either!
Flat and sassy,
I would get the strays and losers.
Beggars really can’t be choosers.
That ain’t it, kid! That ain’t it, kid!
Fix the chassis.
“How do you do!”
Life turned into an
Endless medley of
“Gee, it had to be you.”
Tits and ass!
Where the cupboard once was bare,
Now you knock and someone’s there.
You have got ‘em, hey.
Top to bottom, hey!
It’s a gas!
Just a dash of silicone.
Shake your new maracas and your fine!
Tits and ass can change your life,
They sure changed mine!
Have it all done!
Honey, take my word.
Grab a cab, c’mon
See the wizard on
Park and Seventy‐Third
For Tits and ass.
Orchestra and balcony.
What they want is what cha see. Keep the best of you,
Do all the rest of you.
Pits or class,
I have never seen it fail,
Debutante or chorus girl or wife.
Tits and ass,
Yes, tits and ass
Have changed…. My…Life…!


Songwriters: MARVIN HAMLISCH, EDWARD KLEBAN. © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

A Chorus Line


More Recent News more reviews



Source: Team Marvin Hamlisch - The Music of Marvin Hamlisch