Walking in the Rain (Modern Romance song)

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"Walking in the Rain"
Modern Romance Walking in the Rain Single.jpg
Single by Modern Romance
from the album Trick of the Light
Released1983
GenrePop music
LabelWEA
Songwriter(s)D. Jaymes, Michael John Mullins
Producer(s)Tony Visconti
Modern Romance singles chronology
"Don't Stop That Crazy Rhythm"
(1983)
"Walking in the Rain"
(1983)
"Good Friday"
(1983)

"Walking in the Rain" is a Top 10 single and an uncharacteristic ballad from UK salsa music band Modern Romance. It was released in 1983 as a 7-inch single and 12-inch single by WEA. A Japanese version was also released.[1][2][3]

Formats[edit]

7-inch single[edit]

  • Walking in the Rain
  • Walking in the Rain (Blues)

12-inch single[edit]

  • Walking in the Rain
  • Walking in the Rain (Blues)

Chart position[edit]

  • UK Singles Chart #7

History[edit]

"Walking in the Rain" was a Top 10 single for Modern Romance and was their last Top 40 hit, released in 1983, during the David Jaymes / Michael J. Mullins era. It reached #7 on the UK chart - #1 in Thailand- and can be found on Modern Romance's two hit albums, Trick of the Light (1983) and Party Tonight (1983), and on the 2006 CD compilation album, Modern Romance: The Platinum Collection (2006). Walking in the Rain was written by David Jaymes [Modern Romance Bassist and founder member David Jaymes, and lead vocalist, Michael J. Mullins.[4] It can also be found on the Japanese compilation, Juanita (1983).[5][6][7]

Genre[edit]

"Walking in the Rain" is a soulful - and bluesy - wistful ballad in-keeping with the band's change from the traditional Salsa music style, something they were trying to shake. The song features the distinctive trumpet-driven sounds of John Du Prez.[8]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Modern Romance, Discography, Walking in the Rain, 1983, Discogs Website. Accessed April 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Lee-Williams, Matt: Modern Romance Biography, Internet Movie Database. Accessed April 28, 2011.
  3. ^ Lee-Williams, Matt: Jaymes, David, Biography, Internet Movie Database. Accessed April 28, 2011.
  4. ^ High Life, 1983, Discogs Website [accessed] April 28, 2011.
  5. ^ Modern Romance, Discography, Don't Stop That Crazy Rhythm, Discogs Website. Accessed April 27, 2011.
  6. ^ Lee-Williams, Matt: Modern Romance Biography, Internet Movie Database. Accessed April 28, 2011.
  7. ^ Lee-Williams, Matt: Jaymes, David, Biography, Internet Movie Database. Accessed April 28, 2011.
  8. ^ Modern Romance, Discography, Don't Stop That Crazy Rhythm from Trick of the Light. Accessed April 28, 2011.