You Can’t Start A Fire Without A Spark

By Steve McSteveface

‘Dancing in the Dark’ is a song written and performed by American rock singer Bruce Springsteen.

Adding uptempo synthesizer riffs to his sound for the first time, the song spent four weeks at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over one million singles in the U.S.

It was the first single released from his 1984 album ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ and it became his biggest hit helping to propel the album to become the best-selling album of his career.

Oh and it’s also got Monica from Friends in the music video.

Trevor Horn is an English bassist, singer, songwriter, music producer, and recording studio and label owner. He is best known for his production work since the 1980s and, before that, being one half of the new wave band The Buggles.

Horn’s new album, ‘Trevor Horn Reimagines the Eighties’, was released in February 2019.

One of the songs on the album is a cover of ‘Dancing In The Dark’ and features vocals by Gabrielle Aplin.

What do you think? Is this a good ‘reimagine’ or not?

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.