I Melt with You

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For the film, see I Melt with You (film).
"I Melt with You"
Single by Modern English
from the album After the Snow
Released May 4th, 1982
Format 7", CD Single
Recorded 1982
Genre New wave, post-punk
Length 3:54
Label 4AD, Sire, TVT
Writer(s) Modern English (Robbie Grey, Gary McDowell, Richard Brown, Michael Conroy, Stephen Walker)[1]
Producer(s) Hugh Jones
Modern English singles chronology
"Life in the Gladhouse"
"I Melt with You"
"Someone's Calling"

"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.[2] 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.[3]

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  1. ^ "BMI Repertoire Search". BMI. Retrieved 2015-07-27. 
  2. ^ "Modern English - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  3. ^ Interview with vocalist Robbie Grey on Valley Girl 20th anniversary DVD special features, MGM Home Entertainment, 2003.