Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cutting Crew: I Just Died in Your Arms (1987)

"I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight" still stands as one of the most popular 1980s pop songs in terms of lasting power and cool factor. The landmark single from the album "Broadcast" (the first ever #1 album for Virgin Records), the song itself also reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

Cutting Crew and frontman Nick Van Eede never had another smash hit, but this one contribution remains one of the high points of 1987, a year that was one of the stronger entries of the decade.

Here is the 1990s cover by Intonation (feat. Joee), erroniously credited in the video to Stevie B.

Here we get a glimpse of the remix featuring Jay-Z...

And a techno mix by Jorg Schmid...

And finally, a more mellow cover by the Northern Kings. It seems a bit Iglesiasized...

Evidently, this song has enjoyed a great deal of staying power and inspired numerous takes on the lyrics and melody that extend beyond those listed here.

Nick Van Eede brought together a new lineup for Cutting Crew in 2006 and this version of the band still exists today. Here is their OFFICIAL SITE.

And here is a collection of REMIXES over at Retro Remixes.

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