“All That She Wants” warns a young man about a woman out for a one-night stand (“She’s a hunter, you’re the fox . . . beware of that flashing in her eyes”). Two songs (“Don’t Turn Around” and the number-1 single, “The Sign”) demonstrate strength in the wake of romantic rejection. “Happy Nation” promotes brotherhood. Selfless love for a partner drives “Voulez-vous Danser.”
Contradicting the sentiment in “Voulez-vous Danser,” “Living in Danger” encourages egocentric living. “Dancer in a Daydream” tantalizingly propositions a prospective sexual partner (“I want to be your lover, but you’re so shy . . . join me in my jungle wet and wild”).
Musically upbeat and enjoyable, The Sign‘s fresh dance club sound would really swing if it weren’t weighed down by mixed messages.