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Some songs become hits no matter who records them. “Dancing in the Street” is a perfect example. The song was written by Marvin Gaye, William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Ivy Jo Hunter. It was recorded by Martha and the Vandellas in 1964; the Kinks in 1965; the Mamas and the Papas in 1966; the Grateful Dead in 1977; and Van Halen in 1982.

The last time “Dancing in the Street” charted was in 1985-86 when David Bowie (top) and Mick Jagger (below) released it. The two rock giants recorded their version to raise money for the Live Aid famine relief cause.

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The music video was shown twice at the Live Aid concerts, which took place in London and Philadelphia. It was filmed at Spillers Millennium Mills, a defunct flour mill in London. And, yes, David and Mick did do some “Dancing in the Street.”

David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing In The Street (Official Video)

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