Released in 1984 as the band's debut single, it reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 8, 1984, charting for three weeks and peaking at number 78. The mid-tempo song is reliant on synthesizers but contains a short guitar solo in the bridge and some guitar in the outro. The music video begins with the members of Billy Satellite driving a jeep to Alameda, California to the site of a previous live show; the latter portion features the band playing in a bar there.
American rock singer Eddie Money covered the song on his 1986 album Can't Hold Back, and it was released as the follow-up single to the top-ten hit "Take Me Home Tonight". It reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Album Rock Tracks chart in early 1987. Money's version, which Allmusic's Mike DeGagne says has "sincere, semi-ballad charm," still relies heavily on synthesizers but includes more guitar and adds saxophone in the intro, bridge, and outro. The music video to his version features Money revisiting a high school interspersed with him and his band playing before a concert audience.