Where Are You Now (Jimmy Harnen song)

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"Where Are You Now"
Single by Synch
from the album ...Get the Feelin'
Released1986
FormatVinyl record (12")
Recorded1986
GenreRock
Length4:32
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Harnen, Rich Congdon
"Where Are You Now"
Single by Jimmy Harnen
from the album Can't Fight the Midnight
Released1989
GenreRock
Length4:29
LabelWTG
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Harnen, Rich Congdon

"Where Are You Now" is a power ballad by the Pennsylvania-based 1980s band Synch. Co-written and sung by Synch band member Jimmy Harnen, the song was initially credited solely to 'Synch' when it was first released in 1986. In 1989, the song was re-released under the name 'Jimmy Harnen with Synch'. The song was featured on the Disney Channel sitcom, Liv and Maddie.

Synch was a band that formed in 1985, with Jimmy Harnen as the drummer. The band's other members were lead vocalist Lou Butwin, guitarist Dave Abraham, bassist James A. Donnelly (who is currently a prominent figure in broadcasting and podsafe music movement[1]), and keyboardist Chuck Yarmey. Although not the "official" lead vocalist for the group, Harnen was afforded the chance to sing lead on his own composition. "Where Are You Now" was first released on the independent label Micki Records in 1986. After receiving local airplay in the Wilkes-Barre market, Synch got signed to Columbia Records, and "Where Are You Now" was re-recorded and re-released as a single, later also appearing in a live version on Synch's lone album, ...Get the Feelin'. By the time this album was recorded, only Harnen and Yarmey remained from the original line-up, with Harnen now the lead vocalist.[2] The single only peaked at #77 on the Billboard Hot 100, leading to the band being dropped from Columbia.

However, in 1989, the song gained huge popularity and received heavy airplay, prompting record executives to re-release the original (major label) recording of the single, now credited to 'Jimmy Harnen with Synch'. WTG, a new label at the time, signed Harnen as a solo artist, and while the song was climbing the charts, he began recording a full-length release for the label. This time, the song peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1989.[3] It also hit #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Harnen's debut solo album, Can't Fight the Midnight was released the same year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James A. Donnelly @madpod.com (originally from a Wikipedia entry for Donnelly that has since been deleted) Retrieved 4-24-2010.
  2. ^ Synch- Get the Feelin 1986 (1987 Reissue on Countach Records) Vinyl LP Liner Notes. Retrieved 4-11-2010
  3. ^ https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/1989-06-10