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Dan Hartman (born Dan Earl Hartman, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, December 8, 1950 - March 22, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Best known for the hits Relight My Fire, Instant Replay, We Are The Young and I Can Dream About You.

He joined his first band, The Legends, at the age of 13, with his brother Dave. Hartman played keyboards and wrote much of the band’s music. The band released several records but none were hits. He joined The Edgar Winter Group and played on three of their albums; Dan wrote the band’s second biggest pop hit Free Ride in 1972. He launched a solo career in 1976.

In 1978 Hartman reached number-one on the Dance chart with the single “Instant Replay”, which crossed over to #29 on Billboard’s Hot 100; musicians Hartman worked with on the associated album include Vinnie Vincent and G.E. Smith. This was followed by his second chart topper on the Dance charts with “Relight My Fire” (1979). Both tracks are considered by many to be anthems of the disco era. There was also a cover version of Instant Replay which was a one-hit wonder for a boy duo called Yell! (Paul Varney and Daniel James) in January 1990.

He was back in the charts yet again with the top-10 single “I Can Dream About You” from the Streets of Fire soundtrack in 1984. Hartman was not featured in the video for the track, which received heavy rotation on MTV; instead, his vocals were convincingly lip-synched by Stoney Jackson,an African-American actor. Hartman then scored a third number 1 single on the Dance charts, “We Are The Young.


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  • cuteguy46

    Dan was a genius. His music was fantastic always love Dan Hartman he was sexy shame he died young. He legend will live on forver miss u Dan love u rio cutie u will always be my role model. Forver.

    29 Jan 10:04am Reply
  • beatsdontstop

    Relight My Fire rules, so take that, Take That

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • scampfan

    "I Can Dream About You"-From Video-"Streets Of Fire"-Its Great

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
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  • treasureped

    My favorite from when Dan was with the Legends was Rock 'N' Roll Woman.

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • johnkline76

    I did write and sing disco songs, morons.

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • blaircramer

    He wrote "Free Ride"? Awesome. But so sad that he died so young though.

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
  • LyricsRme1

    I love this song; why anyone would tag Dan Hartman as disco is beyond me....

    16 Jun 2011 Reply
  • MXB2001

    Funny. People have been tagging him as 'disco'. Stupid joke, get a life.

    2 Mar 2011 Reply
  • quierosersanta

    My fave is his duet "The Love You Take" with Denise Lopez from the Scrooged soundtrack.

    11 Nov 2009 Reply
  • nzaomm

    My favorite by Dan was "Instant Replay"

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • ted1986

    i love "I Can Dream About You"! Such a classic track!

    9 May 2009 Reply
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    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Redredhair

    Oh man, I love this song.

    25 Feb 2009 Reply

    3 EXITOS PASE EN LAS DISCOS DE URUGUAY----------------------------------------------------------

    20 Nov 2008 Reply
  • WacoKid48

    Just joined and only now found out that Dan left us over 14 years ago! great musician and perfomer!. I'm a guitar player from the 60's. Dan was a accomplished on nearly everything and a great talent ! should have known and followed his music better!

    22 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Jimbop_

    Didn't know he left life so soon :( RIP

    21 Apr 2008 Reply

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