80s new wave mania: "I Melt With You" Modern English (1982)
By John Roberts
Los Angeles, California
December 5, 2017 8:03am CST
“I Melt With You” only charted at Billboard Hot 100 #78 yet this classic new wave tune seemed much bigger. It surely was in the alternative radio world and this was reflected by a #7 Modern Tracks ranking. “I Melt With You” was boosted by a popular MTV video and prominent use in the early Nicolas Cage movie “Valley Girl.” From the album “Melt with the Snow,” the song was group written credit, sung by Robbie Gey and was about having sex while nuclear bombs are falling. The band formed in 1979 as the three member the Lepers in Colchester, England. The name changed to Modern English with the arrival of two additional band members. Modern English broke up in 1987, reunited for a couple of years in 1989 and came together again in 2005 continuing to this day.
11 people like this
• Paradise, California
OH yeh, I remember that song. I didn't know it had anything to do with Valley Girl. I have avoided that movie like the plague. I just thought it would be irritating. I know it gave rise to a lot of irritating patterns of speech that still linger, lol..
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
That was a great album. This is my favorite by them.
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