The first time I ever heard “Dancing On My Own” was during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Robyn had been hired as a house artist, which meant she was allotted a fraction of screen time in between commercial breaks as sort of an intermission entertainer for those in attendance. Even now, the only evidence of this performance exists in a few blurry fan-uploaded videos on YouTube.

I’m in the corner / Watching you kiss her,” she pleaded to the crowd, introducing the world to what might just be one of the greatest choruses ever written. The song was a…



Rob Quick

Rob is a writer self-isolating in New York City.

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