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dancing in the street

One beauty is dancing in the street "Dancing in the Street" is a song written by Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter. It first became popular in 1964 when recorded by Martha and the Vandellas whose version reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart. It is one of Motown's signature songs and is the group's premier signature song. A 1966 cover by the Mamas & the Papas was a minor hit on the Hot 100 reaching No. 73. In 1982, the rock group Van Halen took their cover of "Dancing in the Street" to No. 38 on the Hot 100 chart and No. 15 in Canada on the RPM chart. A 1985 duet cover by David Bowie and Mick Jagger charted at No. 1 in the UK and reached No. 7 in the US. The song was also covered by Grateful Dead and Black Oak Arkansas. The pair went to Spillers Millennium Mills in London to film a video with director David Mallet. The music video was shown twice at the Live Aid event. It was also shown in movie theaters before showings of Ruthless People, for which Jagger had recorded the theme song.[26] Track listings 7": EMI America / EA 204 United Kingdom "Dancing in the Street" (Clearmountain Mix) – 3:12 "Dancing in the Street" (instrumental) – 3:17 12": EMI America / 12EA 204 United Kingdom "Dancing in the Street" (Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero Mix) – 4:40 "Dancing in the Street" (dub version) – 4:41 "Dancing in the Street" (edit) – 3:24 Personnel Lead vocals: David Bowie and Mick Jagger Guitar: Kevin Armstrong, G.E. Smith and Earl Slick Keyboards: Steve Nieve Bass: Matthew Seligman and John Regan Drums: Neil Conti Percussion: Pedro Ortiz and Jimmy Maelen