Dancing in the Dark (1984)
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
"Dancing In The Dark" was the first of seven single releases from Bruce Springsteen's best-selling album of the 80's (and his career!) Born In The U.S.A., and the song was written and co-produced by Springsteen.
Interestingly, it was the last track to be written for the album, but the first single to be released from it!
The song reached #2 in the U.S. and #4 in the UK in 1984. Five more hits singles from the album were to follow; "Cover Me" (#16), "Born In The USA" (#5), "I'm On Fire" (#5), "Glory Days" (#17) and "Hometown" (#9).
Dancing In The Dark - Vinyl Single Sleeve
Born In The USA
was Springsteen's seventh studio album and it was his most successful.
In fact, it was a commercial triumph achieving 15x Platinum in the US,
12x Platinum in Australia, 10x Platinum in Canada and 3x Platinum in the
Born in New Jersey, "The Boss" achieved his first hit single in 1975 with "Born To Run" which reached #23 in the U.S., although it didn't break the Top 40 in the UK. Born To Run was also covered (brilliantly) by Frankie Goes To Hollywood on their Welcome To The Pleasuredome album.