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The Replacements

I Will Dare

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Alternative
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  • 1984
  • 1983
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  • 2011

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“I Will Dare” is a song by American alternative rock band The Replacements, written by Paul Westerberg. The song was released as a single on independent record label Twin/Tone Records in July 1984, shortly before the release of the band’s album Let It Be that October, on which the song served as the opening track. Allmusic writes that the song “stands as perhaps the band’s most beloved song and is a touchstone for their mid-‘80s heyday, not to mention its status in the jangle and college rock canons.“ The song is based on a shuffle rhythm and features Paul Westerberg playing a mandolin. Peter Buck of R.E.M. plays guitar on the song. Westerberg himself noted that the song’s title was an apt motto for the band, and said, “We’ll dare to flop . . We’ll dare to do... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Now, I don't care, meet me tonight

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