Dancing in the Street

Dancing in the Street by David Bowie and Mick Jagger was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, September 7, 1985 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was originally a hit for Martha & the Vandellas in 1964. Bowie and Jagger covered it for the Live Aid charity at the insistence of Bob Geldof, who also put together the "Do They Know It's Christmas?" single. Bowie and Jagger's cover features some lyrical changes. Their version begins with an announcement to the world to harken the universal nature of the concert: "OK, Tokyo South America, Australia, France, Germany, UK, Africa!" Jagger also slipped in a reference to The Beatles' track "Back In The U.S.S.R." Bowie and Jagger recorded this song in just four hours.

Dancing in the Street FAQs

Who sang Dancing in the Street?

Dancing in the Street was performed by David Bowie and Mick Jagger

What year did Dancing in the Street get to the UK number 1 spot?

Dancing in the Street first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, September 7, 1985

How long was Dancing in the Street at number 1 in the UK?

Dancing in the Street spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.