Dangerous (Roxette song)

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Single by Roxette
from the album Look Sharp!
Released Version 1: December 1989
Version 2: 1990
Format 7", 12", CD
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:48
Label EMI
Writer(s) Per Gessle
Roxette singles chronology
"Listen to Your Heart"
(1989 & 1990)
"It Must Have Been Love"

Dangerous, written by Per Gessle, is the fourth single released from Roxette's album Look Sharp!. Gessle penned it just before Roxette's first tour in 1987.[1] Released at the end of 1989, it was the group's third top 10 showing on the Billboard Hot 100, spending two weeks at #2 in February 1990, kept from the #1 spot by Janet Jackson's Escapade. The music video was performed in the ruins of Borgholm Castle. It was released as a double A-side in the UK, alongside Listen to Your Heart.

The version on the single features a different introduction, omitting the instruments in favour of the duo singing the first line of the chorus.

Music video[edit]

The video for Dangerous was filmed during Roxette′s concert at Borgholm Castle in Öland, Sweden, in July 1989. It is a mix from rehearsal & live performance at that show and was directed by Doug Freel.

Track listing[edit]

Released: 1989-05-02 // EMI / 1363412

  • CDM
  1. Dangerous (7" version)
  2. Dangerous (waste of vinyl 12" -mix)
  3. Surrender (live)
  4. Neverending Love (live)
  5. Joy of a Toy (live)
  6. Sleeping Single (live)


Cover versions[edit]

  • A Cantonese language cover of Dangerous was performed by the Hong Kong pop singer, Alan Tam. (Cantonese song name : 冷傲的化妆).
  • A Chinese language cover of Dangerous was performed by the Hong Kong pop singer, Alan Tam. (Chinese song name : 等候).


  1. ^ Dangerous Songfacts
  2. ^ a b Allmusic. Roxette | Billboard Singles. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  3. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Singles 1990". Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1990". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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