BOY MEETS GIRL : Waiting For A Star To Fall
Heading straight back to 1989 this afternoon with a look back at the one and only hit for US duo Boy Meets Girl. A top ten hit in both the US and the UK, the track didn’t fare quite so well here in Australia, peaking at No.35 before slowly descending out of the charts and into history. Of course, the track would be resurrected in the mid 2000s by both Cabin Crew and Sunset Strippers, who both borrowed heavily from the track to create top five hits, the former getting original vocalist George Merrill to re-record his vocals and the latter using a sample from the original track.
The clip? Shot in sepia tones, it’s like an homage to spring – kids chasing giant bubbles in the yard, walking through fields of sunflowers, romantic walks along the beach. Kinda hammy stuff, but a classic ’80s track.