Perfect Way (Scritti Politti song)

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"Perfect Way"
Single by Scritti Politti
from the album Cupid & Psyche 85
Released 1985
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Genre New wave, synthpop,
sophisti-pop
Length 4:02
Label Virgin (UK) / Warner Bros. (US)
Writer(s) Green Gartside, David Gamson
Producer(s) Green Gartside, David Gamson, Fred Maher
Scritti Politti singles chronology
"The Word Girl"
(1985)
"Perfect Way"
(1985)
"Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry for Loverboy)"
(1988)

"Perfect Way" is a song by British new wave pop band Scritti Politti. It was featured on the band's second and most successful album, Cupid & Psyche 85 (released in June 1985).

Four singles had already been released in the UK from the album before "Perfect Way". It was only a minor hit when released in the UK (No. 48),[1] but in the US it became Scritti Politti's biggest hit, reaching No. 11.[2]

The song features synthesizer in its instrumentation.

An instrumental version of the song was covered by Miles Davis on his 1986 album Tutu, providing a second success for the song in the US.[3] The song entered Davis' live repertoire and he was recorded playing it live many times.

The song was featured in the 2010 film, Hot Tub Time Machine, set in 1986.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 486. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2001). British Hit Singles & Albums (14th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 393. ISBN 0-85156-156-X. 
  3. ^ CMJ New Music Monthly - Feb 2000 N.º 78 p 23 "... The percolating single "Perfect Way" met with US success twice (the second time thanks to Miles Davis' instrumental ..."

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