Dancing In The Dark

DANCING IN THE DARK - V1a 4:31 BUERM / 1984AC
DANCING IN THE DARK - V1b 3:57 BITUSA / ESSENTIAL / GREATEST
DANCING IN THE DARK - V2a blaster mix 6:09 1984 EP
DANCING IN THE DARK - V2b radio mix 4:50 1984 EP
DANCING IN THE DARK - V2c dub mix 5:30 1984 EP

Note: The last song on Born In The U.S.A. to be recorded. Written after Jon Landau convinced Bruce that the album needed a single. According to Dave Marsh in Glory Days, Bruce was not impressed with Landau's approach. "Look," he snarled, "I've written seventy songs. You want another one, you write it." Despite this reaction, Bruce sat in his hotel room and wrote the song in a single night. Six takes were cut on February 14, 1984 at The Hit Factory, but not completed until March 8, after 58 mixes. V1a contains a longer sax solo at the end that was shortened (cut) for the official album version. V2a thru V2c are dance/disco remixes done at Power Station Studios in April or early May 1984 by Arthur Baker. The recording engineer for the remixes was Chris Lord-Alge. These remixes were released on June 29, 1984. The 7" and 12" singles were released on May 9, 1984, and the 12" finished as the biggest seller in the U.S.A. that year.

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