Dance in the Neon Light

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"Dance in the Neon Light" in an English version of the Swedish language song "Dansa i neon" by Swedish pop singer Lena Philipsson.

Dansa i neon[edit]

"Dansa i neon"
Single by Lena Philipsson
from the album Dansa i neon
A-side "Dansa i neon"
B-side "Åh, vad jag längtar"
Released 1987
Format Gramophone record
Genre Schlager
Label Mariann
Writer(s) Tim Norell
Peo Thyrén
Ola Håkansson
Lena Philipsson singles chronology
"Jag känner" ("Ti Sento")
"Dansa i neon"/"Åh, vad jag längtar"
"Cheerio"/Det går väl an"

"Dansa i neon" is a Swedish language song, sung by Swedish pop singer Lena Philipsson and finishing 5th at the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1987. Dansa i neon was written by Tim Norell, Peo Thyrén and Ola Håkansson, and was first meant to have been performed by Lili & Susie. Ola Håkansson proposed that, but Sveriges Television said no.[citation needed]

Lena Philipsson released it as a single in 1987, which reached a 9th place as best on the Swedish singles chart. The song was also at Svensktoppen for 13 weeks during the period 22 March to 14 June 1987, with a second place during the debut week as best result there.

In 2011 Lena released a new version of the song in English entitled "Dance in the Neon Light" featuring the Swedish melodic metalcore band Dead by April.

Cover versions[edit]

English version[edit]

"Dance in the Neon Light"
Single by Lena Philipsson featuring Dead by April
A-side Album version
B-side Instrumental version
Released February 20, 2011
Format Digital single
Length 3:06
Label Universal
Writer(s) Tim Norell, Peo Thyrén, Ola Håkansson, Lena Philipsson, Pontus Hjelm & Jimmie Strimmel
Lena Philipsson singles chronology
"Fem Minuter i Himlen (feat. Orup)"
"Dance in the Neon Light"
Dead by April singles chronology
"Love Like Blood/Promise Me"
"Dance in the Neon Light"
"Within My Heart"

Philipsson sang the song and finished 5th at the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1987. During Melodifestivalen 2011 she performed the new version of her song with the Swedish metal band Dead by April as special guest before the winner was announced. The song was released as a digital single on February 20, 2011. The song was originally written by Tim Norell, Peo Thyrén and Ola Håkansson, but was re-arranged by Pontus Hjelm and Jimmie Strimmel for the metal version with lyrics re-written in English by Lena Philipsson.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Length
1. "Dance in the Neon Light (Single version)"   3:06
2. "Dance in the Neon Light (Instrumental version)"   3:06

Chart positions[edit]

Country Position
Sweden 50[2]


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