Friday, 17 October 2014

Got The Balance Right

Here's a novelty - a catchy 80s song I wasn't familiar with until recently. From 1981, Breaking Away was the only hit for New York rockers Balance, when it reached the giddy heights of #22 on the Billboard "Hot" 100. The song obviously inspired Stock, Aitken and Waterman when they shamelessly lifted part of the melody for Bananarama's I Want You Back six years later. This is better, but.

Mildly Interesting Pop Fact: Balance were fronted by one Peppy Castro. If that's not the best name in rock, it's got to be in the top three.

1 comment:

Spike said...

I like it! (So much so that I might filch a bit of it for my own pop hit...)