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nb it is not a typo in the heading.

Found this old record in one of the sheds. It's not my cup of meat.

Was Bruce a big fan of "musical comedy" or was it a coincidence that he came up with the same title?IMG_20210709_115212.thumb.jpg.383ca21516e52f87634cf914aa3dcd3f.jpg

 

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A quick google search produced these results for Dancing in the Dark (it’s not unique to Bruce by any means):

Search results for 'dancing in the dark'

Yee yee! We've found 142,966 lyrics, 78artists, and 49 albums matching dancing in the dark.

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The Eels lost the 1978 semifinal replay in a match rife with controversial refereeing decisions, which purportedly had links to some large bets on the outcome.

No, everything wasn’t better in ‘78.

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I'd say it's at least an even chance that's where he got the title from.  He's got a long history of borrowing titles, whether the material is related or not... Thunder Road, Badlands, Wreck on the Highway, Mansion on the Hill, etc etc..

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In the English language, the expression "Dancing In The Dark", has it something to do with shagging or it does it mean more something like "living a dangerous, adventurous life as if tomorrow doesn't exit; it's like living on the edge", or it more some sort of outcry?

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1 hour ago, el sergio said:

In the English language, the expression "Dancing In The Dark", has it something to do with shagging or it does it mean more something like "living a dangerous, adventurous life as if tomorrow doesn't exit; it's like living on the edge", or it more some sort of outcry?

I honestly don't think it's a really common saying in English...when the song came out I'd never heard the phrase before.   I didn't know the old song at that time, but now, knowing Bruce's habit of borrowing titles from old songs and movies, I think that's probably where he got it from.

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10 hours ago, Gretsch Country Gentleman said:

I'd say it's at least an even chance that's where he got the title from.  He's got a long history of borrowing titles, whether the material is related or not... Thunder Road, Badlands, Wreck on the Highway, Mansion on the Hill, etc etc..

And Born In The U.S.A.....

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12 hours ago, el sergio said:

In the English language, the expression "Dancing In The Dark", has it something to do with shagging or it does it mean more something like "living a dangerous, adventurous life as if tomorrow doesn't exit; it's like living on the edge", or it more some sort of outcry?

its about shagging when your under 30 years of age and living a adventurous life when your over 30 .  

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