Dangerous (Roxette song)

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Single by Roxette
from the album Look Sharp!
B-side "Surrender (live)"
Released 9 December 1989
Recorded 1988 at EMI Studios in Stockholm, Sweden
Length 3:48
Label EMI
Writer(s) Per Gessle
Producer(s) Clarence Öfwerman
Roxette singles chronology
"Listen to Your Heart"
"It Must Have Been Love"

"Dangerous" is a song by the Swedish rock duo Roxette. Written by Per Gessle, the song was released as the fifth and final single from their second studio album Look Sharp! (1988). 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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