Decadence Dance

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"Decadence Dance"
Single by Extreme
from the album Extreme II: Pornograffiti
Released 1990
Format CD maxi
Recorded 1990
Genre Heavy metal
Length 6:49
Label A&M
Writer(s) Nuno Bettencourt
Gary Cherone
Producer(s) Michael Wagener
Extreme singles chronology
Kid Ego
Decadence Dance
Get the Funk Out

Decadence Dance is a song by Boston rock band Extreme, released as the lead single from their 1990 album Pornograffitti.

The intro begins with rain hitting pipes then thunder then the piano intro starts and we hear a voice calling "Francis! Francis! Be Careful!"

The single was not successful in the United States, although it had minor success in the UK, peaking at #36 - their first single to appear in the United Kingdom's Top 40.

The song is recorded in the glam metal style prevalent on the album, although Extreme's more usual style was funk metal.

Music video[edit]

The video starts off with a speech from "William Baxter" of "Parents for a Wholesome America", talking about things children can do to have a wholesome childhood. He starts playing a recorder as the wall behind him raises revealing the band and dancers performing on stage. Alex Winter, best known for playing Bill in the Bill and Ted films, directed the video.

Track listings[edit]

UK AMCD 773, 1991

  • 1. Decadence Dance (Edit) 4:32
  • 2. Money (In God We Trust) 4:04
  • 3. More Than Words (Acappella With Congas) - Exclusive Bonus Track 4:11
  • 4. Decadence Dance (Album Version) 6:51


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