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Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen

Updated on September 26, 2013

Bruce Springsteen and Dancing In The Dark

Dancing In The Dark is one of the best known hits by Bruce Springsteen, who is an American singer/songwriter, who was born on the 23rd September 1949 in the town of Long Branch, New Jersey.

Best known for his own style of Heartland Rock, full of American sentiments, Bruce both records and tours with his own band, the E Street Band. His capability in expressing everyday problems has resulted in numerous awards, including eighteen Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, along with a dedicated following around the world, and is known to them simply as THE BOSS.

His most famous albums, Born To Run and Born In The USA have helped propel sales of his music to over 65 million albums in the USA alone.

Bruce first felt the desire to become a musician at the age of 7, having seen Elvis on TV. he bought his first guitar at 13, and played in several local bands while art high school.

In 1969 he formed a band that performed in clubs and colleges in New Jersey, and which gathered a small cult following. by the early 1970's the musicians he regularly played with would form the core of what has become the E Street Band.

Bruce signed a recording contract with Columbia Records in 1972. His initial songs were slow to catch on, his being compared by the critics to Bob Dylan

Born To Run was released in August of 1975, and Bruce immediately found success. This album did not generate any hit singles, however, although even today it is regarded as one of the best rock and roll albums of all time and his finest work. The songs from this are still played by Classic Rock stations around the world.

His first top ten single was Hungry Heart from the album The River in 1980, but he is probably best known for his album Born In The USA which was released in 1984.

Bruce Springsteen has continued to produce great songs and still tours today, often along with other big names from the music industry.

Things I did not know about Bruce Springsteen: By the late 1970s, Springsteen had earned a reputation in the pop world as a songwriter whose material could provide hits for other bands. Manfred Mann's Earth Band had achieved a U.S. number one pop hit with Blinded by the Light in early 1977. Patti Smith reached number 13 with Because the Night (which she co-wrote) in 1978, while The Pointer Sisters hit number two in 1979 with Springsteen's also-unreleased Fire.

Song Lyrics: Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen

Written by: Bruce Springsteen from the Album: "Born In The USA" - 1984

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

I come home in the moring, I go to bed feeling 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 keeps getting clearer, radio's on and I'm moving round the place

I check myself out in the mirror I wanna change my clothes my hair my face

Man I ain't getting nowhere just sitting in a dump like this

There's something happening somewhere baby I just know that there is


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 baby this laughs on me

Stay on the streets of this town and they'll be carving you up alright

They say you got to stay hungry hey baby I'm just about starving tonight

I'm dying for some action I'm sick of sitting 'round here trying to write

this book

I need a love reaction come on now baby give me just one look


Hey baby!

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    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I love the song Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen. Love it.

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      Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

      It's hard to believe that it's more than 25 years since Dancing in the Dark was released. I still remember blasting this album all summer long through the windows of a small cottage on Narragansett Beach.

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      ForestBear LM 6 years ago

      Thank you for the music Tony, I love this song! Nice lens

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      I didn't actually know that Bruce Springsteen was that old. So talented and hard-working.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Hay there, Tony! Nice one ... I leaarned some new stuff about Bruce Springstein here.

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      Jim Sterling 6 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      THis song brings back great memories, thank you.

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      I love this song. After he married though his music seemed to mellow out and he never quite got back the power he had previously.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      You've had me Dancing in the Dark in Berlin, Barcelona and Anthwerp and I loved the trip! I learned a few things about Bruce Springsteen that I didn't know, so that added to the fun. I always like watching the Roy Orbison Black and White concert video with Brusce performing backup as a pup. You have great taste in music my friend! Thanks for the break, I love to dance!

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      Lou165 8 years ago from Australia

      Great lens, I love this song and I've lensrolled it to my Born in the USA lens.

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      Andy-Po 9 years ago

      Great lens

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      OMG! I absolutely love this song. Didn't seem like a typical Springsteen song though ya know.

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      Migraine-Relief-Marge 9 years ago

      You do excellent lenses, Poddys. Enjoyed it!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Great Lens! I love Springsteen's music.



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      The Homeopath 9 years ago

      I had to favorite this one and give it 5* because it is one of her favorite songs. She's a big Springsteen fan, they have the same birthday, he's one year younger than her. :-)