It's my song about my own alienation, fatigue and desire to get out from inside the studio, my room, my record, my head and... live. - Bruce Springsteen
This was the record and song that'd take me my farthest into the pop mainstream. I was always of two minds about big records and the chance involved in engaging a mass audience. - Bruce Springsteen.
''Dancing in the Dark'' was ''inspired'' when Jon Landau stopped by my New Yorkhotel room. He told me he'd been listening to the album and felt we didn't have a single, that one song that was going to throw gasoline on the fire.'' - Bruce Springsteen