Released as a single prior to the album's release, the song peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in July 1984 (and was kept off the #1 spot by that year's song of the summer, Prince's "When Doves Cry"). It was also the first of a record-tying seven Top 10 hit singles to be released from Born in the U.S.A.
The recording also won Springsteen his first Grammy Award, picking up the prize for Best Rock Vocal Performance in 1985. It also won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance. In the 1985 Rolling Stone readers poll, "Dancing in the Dark" was voted "Song of the Year". The track has since gone on to earn further recognition and is as such listed one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Single Information: Label: Columbia Catalog#: 44 05028 Format: Vinyl, 12" Country: US Released: 1984 Genre: Pop, Rock Style: Pop Rock Credits: Mixed By - Bob Clearmountain Photography - Annie Leibovitz Producer - Bruce Springsteen , Chuck Plotkin , Jon Landau , Steve Van Zandt
Tracklisting: A - Dancing In The Dark (Blaster Mix) (6:09) Engineer [Remix] - Chris Lord-Alge Remix, Producer [Additional] - Arthur Baker
B1 - Dancing In The Dark (Radio) (4:50) B2 - Dancing In The Dark (Dub) (5:30) Engineer [Remix] - Chris Lord-Alge Remix, Producer [Additional] - Arthur Baker