Dancing with Tears in My Eyes

Ultravox

About Dancing with Tears in My Eyes

"Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" is the second single from Lament, Ultravox's seventh studio album, released in 1984. The single effectively put Ultravox back on the map, peaking at no. 3 in the UK Singles Chart, and reaching the top 10 in several European countries. The song also entered the Australian and Canadian Top 75 but failed to chart in the US. The 7" single was released in three versions: with a standard picture sleeve, with a gate-fold booklet sleeve, and with a gate-fold booklet sleeve and a clear vinyl disc. All versions had the same catalogue number, "UV 1", and the same tracks. The 12" was released in two versions, with the same catalogue number "UVX 1": in a stickered gatefold sleeve containing a band poster and in a standard picture sleeve. The B-side, "Building", is a piano ballad. "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" was the second song that Ultravox performed during the Live Aid charity event at the old Wembley Stadium, on 13 July 1985, for which Ure also played the lead guitar. 


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2005
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Dancing with tears in my eyes
Weeping for the memory of a life gone by
Dancing with tears in my eyes
Living out a memory of a love that died

It's five and I'm driving home again
It's hard to believe that it's my last time
The man on the wireless cries again
It's over, it's over

Dancing with tears in my eyes
Weeping for the memory of a life gone by
Dancing with tears in my eyes
Living out a memory of a love that died

It's late and I'm with my love alone
We drink to forget the coming storm
We love to the sound of our favourite song
Over and over

Dancing with tears in my eyes
Living out a memory of a love that died

It's time and we're in each other's arms
It's time but I don't think we really care

Dancing with tears in my eyes
Weeping for the memory of a life gone by
Dancing with tears in my eyes
Weeping for the memory of a life gone by

Dancing with tears in my eyes

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Ultravox

Ultravox are a British New Wave rock band. They were one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the late 1970s/early 1980s. more »

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Written by: CHRISTOPHER THOMAS ALLEN, MIDGE URE, WARREN REGINALD CANN, WILLIAM CURRIE

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11 facts about this song

Band Origin
Ultravox is a British new wave band, formed in London in 1973. Their song "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes" was released in 1984.
Chart Performance
The track reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart and was among the top 10 in several international charts, such as Sweden, Austria, Ireland, and Switzerland.
Song Meaning
The song title, "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes," suggests the theme of nostalgia and sorrow, and the lyrics narrate a story about a nuclear accident.
Unique Music Video
The music video is a powerful short film with a nuclear disaster narrative and showcases the band members' acting skills as well as their musical talent, despite being made at a time when music videos were a relatively new concept.
Album
It is off of the band's seventh album, named "Lament," which explores a variety of dark and melancholic themes.
Unusual Instrumentation
The song features traditional synthesizers and electric guitars, and it is known for its strong use of the Yamaha DX7 digital synthesizer to create catchy electronic sequences.
Noteworthy Performances
The song was performed by Ultravox at the Live Aid concert in 1985, evidence of its significant popularity at the time.
Genre
"Dancing With Tears in My Eyes" is categorized as synth-pop, a genre of new wave music that became popular in the late 70s and 80s.
Cover Versions
The popular track has been covered by multiple artists in different genres, this includes notable covers by the German band, Alphaville, and Swedish pop stars, Magnus Carlsson and Demi Lovato.
Noteworthy Recognition
In 2015, "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes" was voted by the British public as the 96th greatest song of the 1980s in a poll for UTV.
Re-Release
The song was re-released as a single in 1993 following the band’s reunion after a six-year hiatus.

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