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Originally released in 2003 on Dance To Tipperary's third studio album Life Goes On "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young" has become the bands best selling download worldwide.

Here is some more about the song and how the recording of the track happened.

"Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young" was first performed by Fire Inc. in 1984 for the rock film Streets Of Fire. Cover versions of the song have also been recorded by Japanese singer Megumi Shiina and for the musical Tanz der Vampire/Dance of the Vampires. The song was written by Jim Steinman.

"I always thought the original was musically amazing and would be a great challenge to try record as it had incredible vocals and backing vocals, so when recording our third album it seemed a great track to try have on it. Some thought we were crazy to even attempt it but I am so glad we achieved it" answers producer Donald Leahy when asked why Dance To Tipperary recorded the song.

Since the track has become available in download stores on the bands third album Life Goes On, The Very Best Of Dance To Tipperary (Let's Party!) and more recently on their "10 Years Of Irish Music Hits" album it has topped their downloads at many stores in many countries from USA to Japan to Australia as well as being chart ranked in the stores and that's saying something when you include the bands other releases like "The Fields Of Athenry (Celtic F.C, Mix), Ole Ole Ole, Stop The Rock, Ride On, Great Moments With You and current epic Return To Me.

A visit to iTunes or Amazon and a browse through "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" will show artists such as Adele, Lady Ga Ga, Taylor Swift, Muse, and even Guns And Roses, Journey and Aerosmith among many making "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young" a very popular download.

Reviews have been made such as:

"I know nothing about Dance To Tipperary but they did wonderful things with "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young" the breathtakingly epic rock ballad written by Jim Steinman"

"This track is available for a very reasonable price so you should definitely add this one to your collection"

"It's good on first listen but like all truly great recordings it gets better with each listen".

Here are some links to the stores!