Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 2-10-12

Here is a group that could be considered a one hit wonder..maybe a two hit wonder but I forgot the other one. Here is the one I didn’t forget by Cutting Crew. Click Pic to play.

Vocalist Nick Van Eede founded the group along with Canadian guitarist Kevin MacMichael in 1985, and the two made demos that led to a recording contract, before bassist Colin Farley and drummer Martin Beadle joined in 1986.

Their first album, Broadcast, was released on Virgin Records in 1986. Although Virgin Records was already a major label in the UK, this song provided the first U.S. hit for Virgin as a full-fledged label. Virgin flew the band to New York City for initial recordings of the album, then to Australia to shoot music videos. The unknown band shot to #1 in the major US market, as well as smaller markets such as Canada and Norway, with their debut single, “(I Just) Died in Your Arms“. Their most popular single, it was a multiformat success in the US, where it also reached number four on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, #24 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and —in an extended remix version— #37 on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart. The song peaked at #4 in another major market, the UK Singles Chart, as well as becoming a hit in the smaller Switzerland and South Africa markets. It went to #2 in Sweden and Ireland, and #9 in Austria.[1]