Ultravox - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (1984)
- 80's score: 1.78
"Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" is the second single from Lament, Ultravox's seventh studio album, released in 1984. The ...
"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.