I Melt with You
|"I Melt with You"|
|Single by Modern English|
|from the album After the Snow|
|Released||May 4th, 1982|
|Format||7", CD Single|
|Genre||New wave, post-punk|
|Label||4AD, Sire, TVT|
|Writer(s)||Modern English (Robbie Grey, Gary McDowell, Richard Brown, Michael Conroy, Stephen Walker)|
|Modern English singles chronology|
"I Melt with You" is a song by the British post-punk/new wave band Modern English. The song, produced by Hugh Jones, was a single from the 1982 album After the Snow. It reached No. 7 on Billboard's Top Tracks chart and No. 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. The song gained popularity due to its airplay on MTV in early 1983 and its use in the ending titles and in a "falling in love" montage sequence in Valley Girl the same year. The band re-recorded it in 1990 for their album Pillow Lips, the re-released version peaking at No. 76 on the Billboard Hot 100. The reformed original line up of the band re-recorded it again in 2010 in a completely reworked style for inclusion in the movie I Melt With You.
It is ranked No. 39 on VH1's 100 greatest songs of the 80's and No. 7 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.
According to vocalist Robbie Grey, the song is about a couple having sex as nuclear bombs fall.