I Melt With You

Modern English

About I Melt With You

"I Melt with You" is a song by the British new wave band Modern English. The song, produced by Hugh Jones, was the second single from their 1982 album After the Snow. It became the band's most successful single, largely in the United States, where it was featured in the film Valley Girl and on MTV. It reached number seven on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart in 1983 and a re-release reached number 76 on its Hot 100 chart in 1990 (after reaching number 78 in 1983). The song has been covered by a variety of groups, including Jason Mraz and Nouvelle Vague, and has been featured in numerous commercials and films.  


Year:
1990
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Moving forward using all my breath
Making love to you was never second best
I saw the world thrashing all around your face
Never really knowing it was always mesh and lace

I'll stop the world and melt with you
You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time
There's nothing you and I won't do
I'll stop the world and melt with you

(You should know better)
Dream of better lives the kind which never hate
(You should see why)
Dropped in the state of imaginary grace
(You should know better)
I made a pilgrimage to save this humans race
(You should see why)
Never comprehending the race that long gone bye

I'll stop the world and melt with you (I'll stop the world)
You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time (let's stop the world)
There's nothing you and I won't do (let's stop the world)
I'll stop the world and melt with you

The future's open wide
I'll stop the world and melt with you (I'll stop the world)
I've seen some changes but it's getting better all the time (let's stop the world)
There's nothing you and I won't do (let's stop the world)
I'll stop the world and melt with you

The future's open wide
Hmmm hmmm hmmm
Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
Hmmm hmmm hmmm
Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm

I'll stop the world and melt with you (let's stop the world)
You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time (let's stop the world)
There's nothing you and I won't do (let's stop the world)
I'll stop the world and melt with you (let's stop the world)
I'll stop the world and melt with you (let's stop the world)
I'll stop the world and melt with you (let's stop the world)

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Modern English

Modern English (sometimes New English as opposed to Middle English and Old English) is the form of the English language spoken since the Great Vowel Shift in England, completed in roughly 1550. more »

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Written by: Dalton Diehl, Gary Frances Mcdowell, Michael Frances Conroy, Richard Ian Brown, Robert James Grey, Stephen James Walker

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10 facts about this song

Original Creation
"I Melt With You" is a song by British new wave band Modern English originally released in 1982. It first appeared on their album "After the Snow".
Chart Success
It reached No. 7 on Billboard’s Top Tracks and became one of the definitive songs of the new wave genre, even though it did not make it to the top of the music charts.
Popular Across Generations
"I Melt With You" surprisingly became more famous in the U.S. than in their home country. The song managed to gain cross-generational fame and is still being played frequently on various radio stations across the United States.
Iconic Songwriting
The song was co-written by all five members of Modern English: Robbie Grey (vocals), Gary McDowell (guitar, vocals), Stephen Walker (keyboards), Michael Conroy (bass, vocals) and Richard Brown (drums).
Global Fame
Over the decades, "I Melt With You" has been used in multiple movies, TV shows, and commercials. One famous example is in the 1990 film "Valley Girl."
Notable Cover
French band Nouvelle Vague released a cover of "I Melt With You" in 2004 as part of their self-titled debut album.
Unique Style of Cover
Nouvelle Vague is known for their unique style of covering songs, they often create bossa nova inspired versions of new wave tracks. The cover of "I Melt With You" follows this same style, adding a distinctive twist to the original.
Positive Reception
The cover version by Nouvelle Vague was positively received for its pleasant and soothing atmospheric arrangement.
Significant Song Meaning
The band Modern English has explained that "I Melt With You" is about the sentiment of love in the face of a nuclear war. It's about two people imagining they're the last two people left in the world, sharing a moment of love as everything else melts away.
Consistent Performances
Modern English continues to perform "I Melt with You" to date. The song is commonly played encores at their concerts, even after nearly 40 years since it was first released.

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