Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)" by The Greg Kihn Band

Song#:  0608
Date:  05/23/1981
Debut:  88
Peak:  15
Weeks:  23
Genre:  Rock, Power Pop

The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'em) by Greg Kihn Band on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  Kihn was one of the first to sign with the famous power pop label Beserkley Records and his band issued their self-titled debut disc in 1976. Although that platter and the next one didn't do much business, he started to gain a following through tours and his subsequent LPs started hitting the chart. Singles success eluded Kihn until this song lifted from his sixth album "Rockihnroll" got him on the chart and into the Top 20.

ReduxReview:  I don't know why I didn't buy this song back in the day. I remember liking it quite a bit. How can you not sing along with the "uhuh-uhh-uhuh-uhuh-uhh?" Of course I have it now and I enjoy when this floats up in my shuffle queue. Solid power pop.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  In addition to "Rockihnroll," Kihn put out a series of albums titled with a pun using his name such as "Kihntinued," "Kihnspiracy," "Next of Kihn," "Kihntagious," and "Citizen Kihn."


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