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“Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen

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    “Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen (official video) is a classic rock song.

    Song Title: Dancing in the Dark (official video)
    Artist: Bruce Springsteen
    Album: Born in the U.S.A.
    Genre: classic rock
    Composer: Copyright © 1984 Bruce Springsteen
    Lead Vocals: Bruce Springsteen
    Backing Vocals: harmony vocals: Steven Van Zandt
    Lead Guitar: Bruce Springsteen
    Acoustic Guitar: Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt
    Mandolin: Steven Van Zandt
    Piano: Roy Bittan
    Keyboards: synthesizer: Roy Bittan
    Bass: Garry Tailent
    Drums: Max Weinberg
    Percussion: Clarence Clemons
    Glockenspiel: Danny Federici
    Saxophone: Clarence Clemons
    Producer: Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen
    Recorded: March 1984
    Released: May 4, 1984
    Label: Columbia

    This song won Bruce Springsteen his first Grammy, for Best Rock Vocal Performance in 1985. This song won the 1984 MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance.

    Number of listens: 25635

    U.S. Billboard Hot 100: peak #2 (two), 1984
     Billboard chart listings courtesy of Billboard Magazine

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Dancing in the Dark” is a 1984 song, written and performed by American rock singer Bruce Springsteen. Adding up-tempo synthesizer riffs and some syncopation to his sound for the first time, it became his biggest hit and, as the first single released from Born in the U.S.A., started it off to becoming the best-selling album of Springsteen’s career.

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    Fans at Bruce Springsteen’s Dublin concert on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the first concert after the ill-fated Hyde Park concert (see next item), were greeted by a giant prop electrical power switch on stage.
    Bruce Springsteen opened the show by announcing “Before we were so rudely interrupted.”
    Bruce Springsteen flipped the giant prop switch to “ON” and his band launched into the final minute of “Twist and Shout”, the song that had been cut short in London three nights earlier.
    That song was followed by Bobby Fuller Four’s “I Fought the Law”.
    During the Dublin concert, Bruce Springsteen held up a sign that read, “Only the Boss says when to pull the plug.”
    Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band finished their Dublin performance before the 11 p.m. curfew. In 2009, Dublin fined the band $61,000 for playing past curfew.

    John Stewart of @TheDailyShow tweeted “Springsteen gets to sing as loud as he wants & as long as he wants! He’s the BOSS!”

music news

    Concert organizer Live Nation pulled the plug on a Bruce Springsteen concert in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday, July 14, 2012.
    Bruce Springsteen had already exceeded the 10:30 p.m. curfew by a half an hour when Paul McCartney joined him on stage to sing “I Saw her Standing There” and “Twist and Shout”.
    Live Nation officials turned off the microphones, forcing Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney to leave the stage without even getting a chance to thank the audience.
    Live Nation claimed that silencing the musicians was “in the interest of the public’s health and safety.”
    Steven Van Zandt, guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, criticized the decision as "heavy-handed".
    Steven Van Zandt wrote on Twitter, “English cops may be the only individuals left on earth that wouldn’t want to hear one more from Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney!” and “On a Saturday night! Who were we disturbing?” and “There’s no grudges held. Just feel bad for our great fans. ... It’s some City Council stupid rule.”
    London Mayor Boris Johnson was critical, saying, “It sounds to me like an excessively efficious decision. You won’t get that during the Olympics. If they’d called me, my answer would have been for them to jam in the name of the Lord!”
    There are calls for boycotting the London Olympics because of the murder of Lennox by government officials.

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