I Melt with You
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|"I Melt with You"|
|Single by Modern English|
|from the album After the Snow|
|Released||May 4, 1982|
|Genre||New wave, post-punk|
|Length||3:50 (7" Mix)
4:11 (Album Version)
|Label||4AD, Sire, TVT|
|Writer(s)||Modern English (Robbie Grey, Gary McDowell, Richard Brown, Michael Conroy, Stephen Walker)|
|Modern English singles chronology|
The song reached No. 7 on Billboard's Top Tracks chart and No. 78 on work 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. It is ranked No. 39 on VH1's 100 greatest songs of the '80s and No. 7 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.
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.
Meaning of lyrics
According to vocalist Robbie Grey, the song is about a couple having sex as nuclear bombs fall.