Best Cover Songs: Dancing in the Dark Edition

John Legend visited Howard Stern the other morning and performed a bunch of his songs. Yes, there are people that still listen to Howard Stern and that person in me.

The one song that’s been haunting me, however, is not one of Legend’s originals. It’s a cover song originally performed by Bruce Springsteen, who I can’t stand.

I grew up in the 80’s which meant I was attacked by the video for “Dancing in the Dark” constantly. Yes – the one that Courtney Cox is in.

I’ve heard this song so many times that I never really paid attention to the words. I just glazed over and waited patiently for a new Duran Duran video. I had no idea how bleak the lyrics were. They’re so dark and melancholy that I immediately fell in love with it. It’s amazing what some piano can do.

If The Boss is this depressed, than I might start giving his stuff another listen. Or it might just be better if other people kept covering his songs. Actually, yeah – let’s go with that.

Edited to add the first time Legend performed this on Jimmy Fallon, which is amazing.

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