Adding uptempo synthesizer riffs to his sound for the first time, the song spent four weeks at number two on the Billboard Hot  and sold over one million singles in the U. It was the first single released from his album, Born in the U. The song is written in the key of B major with a tempo of beats per minute  in common time. Springsteen wrote "Dancing In the Dark" overnight, after Jon Landau convinced him that the album needed a single. You want another one, you write it.
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Come on I wanna dance in the dark Come on We're gonna light up the night Come on I wanna dance in the dark Come on We're gonna light up the night. Underdogs, dance in the middle of the night Can see the night skies in the mirror of your eyes If you don't dance, make sure you got the rhythm Make sure that your heartbeat beats with the rhythm. I wanna run wild in the middle of the night Right under the moon, bodies glowing in the night Nothing in between our skins but the rhythm Make sure that your heartbeat beats with the rhythm.