Time Bandits – Dancing On A String (1985)

Time Bandits are a Dutch band from the 1980s, best known for their song “Endless Road,” which was played extensively in Europe.

The band was formed in 1981 by Dutch born Alides Hidding, who wrote all songs and sang lead vocals. The band’s four albums made the charts all over the world, establishing a presence on the American music scene by topping the dance charts with the #1 dance hit “Live It Up”.

By the mid-1980s, Time Bandits was achieving great success as far away as Australia, where “I’m Only Shooting Love” and “Endless Road” (where its music video was filmed) were both Top 10 hits and are now widely considered ’80s classics. These singles and other hits such as “Listen To The Man With The Golden Voice”, “Dancing On A String” and “I’m Specialized In You” were also successful in the Netherlands, Germany, France and New Zealand (where “I’m Only Shooting Love” hit number one in June 1984).

The follow-up single to the 1984 hits “I’m Only Shooting Love” and “Endless Road” was “Dancing On A String” which was remixed by band members Kim Haworth & Ake Danielson with Ben Liebrand for the 12″ single release and backed with the Dub Version of “I’m Only Shooting Love” by Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero.

Dancing On A String                                           6:43

I’m Only Shooting Love (Special Dub Version)       6:15

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