An Unlikely Dance Queen

Twenty-two years after its release, a dusty Yoko Ono song becomes a dance-club chart topper

Yoko Ono once thought she had a hit. The song was called Walking on Thin Ice, and it was such an eerie and intense piece of avant-pop that her husband John Lennon was sure it would finally transform the public perception of Yoko from a shrieking fraud who broke up the Beatles to an important musician on the fringe of the mainstream. Ono and Lennon had just finished mixing Walking on Thin Ice and were entering their apartment building on Dec. 8, 1980, when Mark David Chapman pulled a .38 from his pocket.

Ono released Walking on Thin Ice in February...

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