Bruce Springsteen goes Dancing in the Dark with his mother and niece after picking them up out of the crowd and onto the stage at Madison Square…


Who needs Courteney Cox Bruce Springsteen goes Dancing in the Dark with his mother and niece after plucking them up out of the crowd at concert

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09:19 GMT, 12 April 2012

It looks like Bruce Springsteen has finally found a suitable replacement for Courteney Cox to go Dancing in the Dark.

For he plucked his mother Adele and a young niece out from the audience to groove with him on-stage during a gig at New York's famous Madison Square Garden arena.

And it certainly looked like he was having a great time as he jived with them while performing his biggest hit, which reached number two in the charts in 1984.

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Tunnel vision of love: Bruce Springsteen kept his eyes on his mother and niece as they Danced in the Dark in New York

Tunnel vision of love: Bruce Springsteen kept his eyes on his mother and niece as they Danced in the Dark in New York

After they finished their impromptu dance Bruce, 62, joked: 'Not bad for almost 90.'

While the song, which boasts a gloriously cheesy 80s keyboard riff, is famous in its own right, it is perhaps even more famous for its video.

It shows a then-unknown 20-year-old Courteney being plucked from the audience to dance with the Murder Incorporated favourite, before arguably her most important role as a lead star in 1987 classic Masters of the Universe.

It also shows the singer showing off his dance moves in a video for the first time.

Since then it became customary for the Boss to pluck a lucky female from the crowd to bust some moves with him, though it became unpopular for a while as he tried to focus on more serious music.

The E Street Shuffle: Sparks were flying as Bruce started to really get into it as he danced with the youngster

The E Street Shuffle: Sparks were flying as Bruce started to really get into it as he danced with the youngster

Rosalita: The little girl's best moves certainly came out on the night as she impressed his fans

Rosalita: The little girl's best moves certainly came out on the night as she impressed his fans

Muscle man: Bruce showed he is still as strong as ever as he picked up his ambrosial niece

Muscle man: Bruce showed he is still as strong as ever as he picked up his ambrosial niece

No doubt appearing with her son on stage will be a lifetime highlight for Adele, who worked as a legal secretary before she retired.

And she managed to give a creditable
performance too alongside her grand-niece, even if they must have been
blinded by the lights as they jived.

The Magic moment was also a highlight of the almost three hour show for his fans too.

The show was part of his Wrecking Ball tour, to promote his 17th studio album almost 40 years since his first, 1973's Greetings from Ashbury Park, NJ.

Dancing in the Dark appeared on his commercial high water mark Born in the USA, which was the best selling album of 1985, and had a record seven top ten hits.

Careful Boss: The Born to Run singer has to take care he does not put his back out as he gets older

Careful Boss: The Born to Run singer has to take care he does not put his back out as he gets older

Too old for crowd-surfing Bruce appeared to jokingly feint he was about to throw his mother into the audience

Too old for crowd-surfing Bruce appeared to jokingly feint he was about to throw his mother into the audience

Glory days: Bruce was in great shape when he went Dancing in the Dark with Courteney Cox before she was famous in 1984

Glory days: Bruce was in great shape when he went Dancing in the Dark with Courteney Cox before she was famous in 1984