When the legendary ska band English Beat broke up, two bands were created the singers formed General Public. Bassist David Steele and guitarist Andy Cox took 8 months and listened to over 500 cassette tapes of potential singers before teaming up with Roland Gift.
When Fine Young Cannibals first tried to record this song, Gift used his regular voice, no one involved with the recording was apparently inspired by the song it, but when he went back in the studio and used his falsetto voice it changed everybody’s opinion of the song.
A #1 hit from 1988!
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