New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen‘s famous 1984 hit song “Dancing in the Dark” from the Born in the U.S.A. album has gotten a fun makeover with a cover by music collective Postmodern Jukebox (known as PMJ), which was founded in 2011 by Pattenburg native Scott Bradlee.
Hot off their cover of another huge New Jersey music fan favorite, “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi, they’re back with a version of the song like you’ve never heard it before, featuring Von Smith and Grammy winner Tim Kubart. The original video featured Courteney Cox dancing onstage with The Boss; this retro version takes place in a 1950’s style diner, complete with outfits from the era. Alas, there’s nobody dancing on the actual diner counter, but we still love this fun take on the song.
Watch and enjoy:
You can catch Postmodern Jukebox performing live on October 5 at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank; we have a feeling they’ll be playing up to the home crowd with plenty of fresh retro covers on Jersey rock classics.
Be sure to also check out Postmodern Jukebox on YouTube, where you can find their creative covers of everything from “Hotline Bling” by Drake to “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga and “Single Ladies” by Beyoncé and many more.