"The Foolish Thing to Do" is a song by the British synthpop band Heaven 17 and featuring American singer Jimmy Ruffin. It was released in 1986 as a non-album single. The song was written by Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware and Nick Plytas, and produced by Marsh and Ware (as the British Electric Foundation). "The Foolish Thing to Do" reached No. 80 in the UK and remained in the charts for two weeks. A music video was filmed to promote the single. The B-side, "My Sensitivity (Gets in the Way), is a cover of the Luther Vandross song. Ruffin performed lead vocals on both tracks. For the CD version of Heaven 17's fifth studio album Teddy Bear, Duke & Psycho, released in 1988, a new version of the song featured Gregory performing the lead vocal.more »
Heaven 17 are an English New Wave synthpop band originating from Sheffield in the early 1980s. Originally a trio, the band comprised Martyn Ware (keyboards), Ian Craig Marsh (keyboards) (both previously with The Human League) and Glenn Gregory (vocals). Although most of the band's music was recorded in the 1980s, they have occasionally reformed to record and perform since then, playing their first ever live concerts in 1997. Marsh left the band in 2007 and Ware and Gregory continued to perform as Heaven 17 since then. more »
We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe. If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
You need to be logged in to favorite.
or fill the form below
Create a new account
Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography: