Dancing In The Dark
Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen 1984 Dancing in the Dark 45
You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire
even if we're just dancing in the dark
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1984
  • peaked at No. 28 on the UK Singles chart in 1984
  • RIAA certified Platinum record
  • from Bruce Springsteen's seventh studio album, Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • 1984 Grammy Award for Best Rock Male Vocal Performance
  • "Dancing in the Dark" was the last song written and recorded for the Born in the U.S.A. album
  • the second of twelve US Top-10 hits achieved by Springsteen in his career
  • written by Bruce Springsteen
  • produced by Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, Jon Landau, Steve Van Zandt
  • the music video for the song marked the appearance of actress Courteney Cox (pre- "Friends" and "Cougar Town"); she appears as a fan invited up to the stage by Springsteen; the video was directed by Brian DePalma and filmed in 1984 at the St. Paul Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota; it first aired on MTV on July 10, 1984
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