‘Dancing In The Dark’ Music Video Outtakes Have Hit the ‘Net and They Aren’t Pretty [VIDEO]
Remember the video for Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark”? You’ll recall it was set at a Springsteen concert and featured Bruce dancing with a pre-fame Courtney Cox as Clarence Clemons played the song’s sax solo.
It turns out that’s not how it was supposed to originally play out. The first director Bruce worked with on the video had a much more literal interpretation. That was: Bruce singing and dancing in the dark.
We know this now because never before seen takes of that boring first concept have surfaced on the ‘net. Bruce eventually canned that director and hired Brian De Palma and together they created the version we know today: Bruce performing onstage in front of cheering fans.
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It’s totally different from the first shoot, except for a few of Bruce’s “dance moves”, which he evidently decided to keep. Fortunately, he dumped the cheesiest ones. Like the pirouette at the 2:50 mark and the “hey baby” move at the 7:52 mark. And the rest, as they say, is history.