Dance in the Dark
|“Dance in the Dark”|
|Promotional single by Lady Gaga|
|Album||The Fame Monster|
|Released||November 9, 2009|
|Label||Streamline, Kon Live, Cherrytree, Interscope|
|Writer||Stefani Germanotta, Fernando Garibay|
|Producer||Lady Gaga, Fernando Garibay|
|The Fame Monster track listing|
A synthpop and dance-pop song, "Dance in the Dark" contains retro and new wave music, and begins with a stuttering introduction. It includes a spoken interlude, where Gaga says the names of famous people whose lives ended tragically. The song has received critical acclaim from music critics. It charted on the UK Singles Chart and Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, while reaching the top-thirty in Australia and the top-ten in Slovak Republic, Hungary and Czech Republic.
Gaga performed "Dance in the Dark" as the opening song of The Monster Ball Tour. In the first leg of the tour, she appeared behind a scrim-lit screen to perform the song, while in the revamped shows, Gaga performs it on a set reminiscent of a New York City night scene. The song was also performed at the 2010 BRIT Awards, where Gaga dedicated it to her close friend, Alexander McQueen, who had committed suicide a few days earlier. It was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 53rd Grammy Awards, but lost to Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)".