Ultravox - Did You Know?

Ultravox - Did You Know?July 9, 2018

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about British new wave band, Ultravox.




Ultravox were a British new wave band tht was formed in 1973 in London. Between the years 1980-1986, Ultravox scored seven Top Ten albums as well as seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK. The band's most successful hit was "Vienna" from 1981, but another huge hit of the band is the song "Dancing With Tears In My Eeyes" which reached the No.3 spot on the UK chart.

The song "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" was released in 1984 and became an international hit. 1984 was a time when anxiety over nuclear war was at a peak.

"Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" describes the terror that a nuclear war would bring, describing the last day on Earth after the bomb. The narrator hears the news that "it's over" and drives home to be with his lover.


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