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Do you like Bruce Springsteen -" Dancing in the dark "?

This is the (in)famous 6-minute version of the 12" Blaster Mix by mixmaster Arthur Baker of the 80s anthem DANCING IN THE DARK by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. It is one of my all time favourite 12" remixes from the 80s. This remix is also known as the 12" Extended Version or the 12" Extended Dance Remix on the 12" single, depending on the country of issue. The mtv stars an unknown and young Courteney Cox, from the hit sitcom FRIENDS.

From Wikipedia:

In a first for Springsteen in an effort to gain dance and club play for his music, and more non-whites in his audience, remix maestro Arthur Baker created the 12-inch "Blaster Mix" of "Dancing in the Dark", wherein he completely reworked the album version. Overdubbed were tom-toms, dulcimers, glockenspiel, assortied backing vocals, bass and horn sythesizer parts, and gunshot sounds. Springsteen's vocal part was chopped up, double-tracked, echoed and repeated, with certain lines such as "You sit around getting older" and "Heeey, baby!" made even more prominent. The remix was released on July 2, 1984. The result generated a lot of media buzz for Springsteen, as well as actual club play; the remix went to #7 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, and had the most sales of any 12-inch single in the United States in 1984.

DANCING IN THE DARK

(B. Springsteen)

I get up in the evening and I ain't got nothing to say

I come home in the morning,

I go to bed feelin' the same way

I ain't nothing but tired, man I'm just tired and bored with myself

Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

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

Message just keep getting clearer,

radio's on and I'm moving 'round my place

I check my look in the mirror,

I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face

Man, I ain't getting nowhere,

I'm just living in a dump like this

There's something happening somewhere, baby

I just know that there is

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

You sit around getting older,

there's a joke here somewhere and it's on me

I'll shake this world off my shoulders,

come on baby this laugh's on me

Stay on the streets of this town

and they'll be carving you up alright

They say you gotta stay hungry,

hey baby, I'm just about starving tonight

I'm dying for some action,

I'm sick of sitting 'round here tryin' to write this book

I need a love reaction,

come on now baby gimme just one look

You can't start a fire

sitting 'round cryin' over a broken heart

This gun's for hire

even if we're just dancing in the dark

You can't start a fire

worryin' about your little world fallin' apart

This gun's for hire

even if we're just dancing in the dark

Even if we're just dancing in the dark

Even if we're just dancing in the dark

Even if we're just dancing in the dark

Hey baby!

Category: Music

Tags: courteney cox bruce springsteen friends blanc aniston dancing dark madonna arthur tina turner cyndi lauper prince sheena

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I like this song very much my love,You are in my heart every second of the day and night,I would love to dance with you babe!

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  • Dave C
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It's a great song with lyrics that are darker than they appear on the surface.

    But unless you teleport back to the mid-80s, you are not allowed to use the word "mixmaster" anymore. Sorry. It's a rule.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hell yeah!(:

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