Monday, April 5, 2010

MMM: Something You Said

I had a lot going on over the three-day weekend, but I still managed to score some sorely needed theater time. The second of three films I watched this weekend was Hot Tub Time Machine. One great thing about HTTM was the retro music. Afterward, the wife and I talked about how much of the music we recognize, but that, if our lives depended on it, we couldn't always name the title of the song, let alone the artist. I guess we should've watched more of those 80's countdown shows VH1 used to play before becoming the home for retard reality. But I digress.

This Monday Mood Music selection was at the center of that conversation. We both knew the song title, but best I could recall it was by one of those overseas bands with a strange name. Obviously, that's not all that useful considering how many oddly-named European groups top the US charts with a hit song. Once home, I took to the interwebs to discover Cutting Crew was the elusive band behind the 1986 hit (I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight. They formed in England in 1985 and broke up in 1993. The lead singer, Nick Van Eede evidently still has songs in his head because he restarted an all new Cutting Crew in 2005.

Cutting Crew was more than a one-hit wonder, but none of their follow-up releases ever reached the heights of their first single. Here's that Hot Tub Time Machine featured tune:

Cutting Crew -
(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight

I really wanted to use their official music video, but embedding was disabled. I don't get that. You'd think groups and companies would appreciate the internet play? You should check the video out if for no other reason than to see how much Nick Van Eede looked like Michael Biehn, coming to save Sarah Connor. He's even rocking a trench coat!


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  1. I made the mistake of pressing play and now that song is STUCK in my head. Aghhhhhh!

  2. Sorry, that does happen some time. I just watched the teaser from Emma Stone's Easy A movie and now THAT song is stuck in my head.

    Play if you dare: