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 #7 on Billboard's Top Tracks chart and #76 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 #78 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 #39 on VH1's 100 greatest songs of the 80's and #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.