Dangerous (Roxette song)

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"Dangerous"
Dangerous-Roxette.jpg
Single by Roxette
from the album Look Sharp!
B-side "Surrender" (Live)
Released 10 May 1989
Format
Recorded May 1988
Studio EMI Studios, Stockholm
Genre
Length 3:46
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) Per Gessle
Producer(s) Clarence Öfwerman
Roxette singles chronology
"The Look"
(1989)
"Dangerous"
(1989)
"It Must Have Been Love"
(1990)
"The Look"
(1989)
"Dangerous"
(1989)
"It Must Have Been Love"
(1990)
Music video
"Dangerous" on YouTube

"Dangerous" is a song by the Swedish pop 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 number two in February 1990—kept off the top spot by Janet Jackson's "Escapade".[2] The music video was recorded in the ruins of Borgholm Castle, it was released as a double A-side with "Listen to Your Heart" in the UK and Ireland.[3]

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 of rehearsal and live performance footage from that show, and was directed by Doug Freel.[4]

Formats and track listings[edit]

All songs written and composed by Per Gessle, except "Joy of a Toy", composed by Gessle and Mats Persson.

  • 7" single (Germany 006-1363707 · Australia A-2358)
  1. "Dangerous" (7" Version) – 3:46
  2. "Surrender" (Live) – 3:12
  • 7" single (Sweden 1363417)
  1. "Dangerous" (7" Version) – 3:46
  2. "Surrender" (Live) – 3:12
  3. "Neverending Love" (Live) – 3:20
  • US 12" single (US V-56159)
  1. "Dangerous" (Power Mix - Long) – 7:02
  2. "Dangerous" (Power Mix - Short) – 3:39
  3. "Dangerous" (Dub) – 3:50
  4. "I Could Never (Give You Up)" – 3:49
  • CD single (Sweden 1363412)
  1. "Dangerous" (7" Version) – 3:46
  2. "Dangerous" (Waste Of Vinyl 12" Mix) – 6:26
  3. "Surrender" (Live) – 3:12
  4. "Neverending Love" (Live) – 3:20
  5. "Joy of a Toy" (Live) – 4:10
  6. "Sleeping Single" (Live) – 4:15
  • UK and Ireland CD single (CDEM149)
  1. "Listen to Your Heart" (Swedish Single Version) – 5:12
  2. "Dangerous" – 3:46
  3. "Listen to Your Heart" (U.S. Mix) – 4:53
  4. "Dangerous" (U.S. Club Edit) – 3:46

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Rox Box/Roxette 86–06.[5]

  • Recorded at EMI Studios in Stockholm, Sweden in May 1988.
  • Mixed by Alar Suurna, Per Gessle and Clarence Öfwerman at EMI Studios in Stockholm.

Musicians

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[23] Gold 35,000^
Sweden (GLF)[28] Gold 25,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Ref.
Sweden 10 May 1989 [3]
Germany 19 February 1990
Australia 25 February 1990
UK and Ireland 4 August 1990
US and Canada 8 December 1990

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dangerous Songfacts
  2. ^ a b "Roxette Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b Thorselius, Robert (May 2003). The Look for Roxette: The Illustrated Worldwide Discography & Price Guide (1st ed.). Sweden: Premium Förlag Publishing. ISBN 978-9197189484. 
  4. ^ Ballad & Pop Hits - The Complete Video Collection (DVD liner notes). Roxette. EMI. 2003. 7243 4 90946 9 7. 
  5. ^ "Booklet". The Rox Box/Roxette 86–06 (liner notes). Roxette. Stockholm, Sweden: Roxette Recordings and Capitol Records. 2006. 9463 67972–2 9. 
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Roxette – Dangerous". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Roxette – Dangerous" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Roxette – Dangerous" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9210." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Roxette – Dangerous". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Roxette". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: R" [Italian Hit Parade - Table of Contents: R]. Hit Parade Italia (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Songs from the Year 1990". tsort.info. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Roxette" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Roxette – Dangerous" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Roxette – Dangerous". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Lista Przebojów Trójki - Polskie Radio Online: Notowanie nr422 - 24 marca 1990". Polskie Radio (in Polish). 24 March 1990. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  18. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Roxette – Dangerous". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Roxette – Dangerous". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Roxette: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  22. ^ "Roxette Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  23. ^ a b "ARIA End Of Year Singles 1990 | Top 50 Australian Singles Chart". ARIA Charts. Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1990". RPM. RPM Library Archives. 22 December 1990. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  25. ^ "Jaahroverzichten 1990" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  26. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  27. ^ "Top 100 of 1990 - UK Music Charts". UK Charts. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  28. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 

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