Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Two songs used to create a third

As we are going to have nothing but politics today, what with Prime Minister's Questions and George Osborne's Budget, I thought something different was called for.

Written in 1984, Dancing in the Dark became, probably, Bruce Springsteen's biggest hit.

Twenty three years previously, 1961, Pat Boone had a hit with a record called Moody River.

In 1985 a little known group, Big Daddy, who specialised in 'mash-ups' (overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the instrumental track of another) produced their version of Dancing in the Dark.


James Higham said...

Well, fancy that.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

JH: Just thought I would post something different and as a contrast to the normal: well, heres a few music vids?

microdave said...

And why not? As you rightly observe we need a break from politics!

I'm just a little too young to really like Pat Boone and the Big Daddy version. I need something to get my feet tapping along!

It was quite a few years after Springsteen's hit before the name Courtney Cox (Friends) became well known - she was the girl plucked from the audience to dance with him.

I've just downloaded the original version from here:

WitteringsfromWitney said...

md: Accepting you are but a 'sprog', my point was the 'clever' aspect of song arranging, a talent often overlooked.

andy5759 said...

That was lovely! Thank you.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

a5759: My pleasure.