Catch Me (I'm Falling)

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This article is about the song by Pretty Poison. For the song by Real Life, see Catch Me I'm Falling.
"Catch Me (I'm Falling)"
Single by Pretty Poison
from the album Catch Me I'm Falling
Released August 1987
Format 7" single, 12" single
Genre Dance-pop, freestyle
Length 4:54
4:24 (7")
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Jade Starling, Whey Cooler
Producer(s) Kae Williams, Jr., Kurt Shore
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Pretty Poison singles chronology
"Nighttime"
(1984)
"Catch Me (I'm Falling)"
(1987)
"Nighttime"
(re-release)
(1988)

"Catch Me (I'm Falling)" (also stylized as "Catch Me I'm Falling") is a song released by the American group Pretty Poison in 1987. It was included on the soundtrack to the film Hiding Out, which starred Jon Cryer and came out the same year; the song later appeared on Pretty Poison's debut album, Catch Me I'm Falling (1988). It was the group's biggest hit single to date, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in late September 1987.[1] Later that same year, the song charted inside the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number eight and remaining in the top 40 for 14 weeks.[2] The single was certified gold by the RIAA on March 9, 1989.[3] In the UK the song entered the Top 100 for two weeks at the end of January 1988 and peaked at number 85.

An interpolation of "Catch Me (I'm Falling)" was used on Joss Stone's song "Proper Nice", taken from her 2007 album Introducing Joss Stone.

This song is featured in the movie "Kickin' It Old Skool".

This song is featured in the seventh episode of the fourth season of TV series "Breaking Bad".

In 2009, VH1 ranked "Catch Me (I'm Falling)" number 47 on its program 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the '80s.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987-1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
Chart (1988) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 85

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, (Record Research Inc.)
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum". RIAA. March 9, 1989. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
Preceded by
"How Soon We Forget" by Colonel Abrams
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
September 26, 1987
Succeeded by
"Victim of Love" by Erasure