Album: Look Sharp! (1990)
Charted: 2
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  • This song is about a man being attracted to a dangerous girl. Per Gessle of Roxette said: "This was written just before Roxette's first tour in 1987. 'She's armed and she's extremely dangerous' inspired by an early '70s action movie. A nice piece of bubblegum."

    Marie Fredriksson of Roxette: "Hmm..."

    Per Gessle: "I know, you never liked it that much. Neither did Don Johnson. He was recording an album at that time, so I sent him 'Dangerous.' He sent it back."
  • The album track has an instrumental intro unlike the single version, which starts with the duo singing the first line of the chorus.

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyExactly thirty years ago on this day in 1990 {February 25th} "Dangerous" by Roxette peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Top 100 chart, for the 2 weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Escapade" by Janet Jackson...
    "Dangerous" spent a total of twenty one weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1989 and 1994 the group had twelve records on the Top 100 chart, six made the Top 10, and all six either peaked at #1 or at #2...
    The four of the six to peak at #1 were "The Look" for 1 week in 1989, "Listen To Your Heart" for 1 week in 1989, "It Must Have Been Love" for 2 weeks in 1990, and "Joyride" for 1 week in 1991...
    And two that reach #2 were the above "Dangerous" and ""Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)" for 1 week in 1991...
    Marie Fredriksson, lead singer and keyboardist for Roxette, passed away at the age of 61 on December 9th, 2019 in Djursholm, Sweden...
    May she R.I.P.
  • Don from B G, KyThis made it to the number 2 spot in the USA in 1989. It was on the LOOK SHARP! album. If it had made it to numer 1, that album would have had 3 number one songs in the USA.
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