Greg Kihn - The Breakup Song

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by tweedfix, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. tweedfix

    tweedfix Member

    Messages:
    903
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Location:
    Winnemucca, Nevada
  2. StreetwalkinCheetah

    StreetwalkinCheetah Member

    Messages:
    321
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2020
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    This is such a great tune used to play all the time on the radio station I'd fall asleep/wake up to on the old Sony Dream Machine.
     
    chumbucket, Orm-D and ellis dee like this.
  3. mrpinter

    mrpinter Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,899
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I love the sound of that Vox twelve string. Electric twelves rule!
     
    76_Futura, rednoise, Orm-D and 5 others like this.
  4. twotone

    twotone Member

    Messages:
    2,973
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    I couldn't hear it in that video. All I heard was the Strat.
     
  5. Steadfastly

    Steadfastly Member

    Messages:
    1,652
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Location:
    Minto, NB
    I remember that song now that I heard it again. Too bad you can't make out the lyrics. His enunciation is not very good. I all got was what sounded like Saturday morn.
     
  6. SRQGuitar

    SRQGuitar Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,762
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2014
    Location:
    The Poconos
    I was in a cover band that did that song. It’s a blast to play.
     
  7. menlow

    menlow Member

    Messages:
    707
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    I suggested this song for our song list this week. I’m thinking it will go over well - does anyone else still play this to a good reaction?
     
    Dr.Twang! and Pastafarian like this.
  8. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Member

    Messages:
    4,491
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2017
    Location:
    Edgewood NM
    I think it's a good one to transition to if you have some dance floor action. One of the bands I am in do it and it's not really a dance floor starter but it will keep one going.
     
    menlow likes this.
  9. LeftyGtrPlr

    LeftyGtrPlr Member

    Messages:
    568
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2018
    Location:
    Livonia, MI
    Fun fact. Joe Satriani played for The Greg Kihn band in the eighties. Apparently it is embarrassing to JS and he rarely mentions it. I always liked the Breakup Song and the one that got a lot of MTV play, Jeopardy I think it was.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2020
  10. cffluntouch

    cffluntouch Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    669
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2006
    Same feeling here. Fun to play, not a big crowd reaction either way, but is danceable.
     
    Orm-D, musicman1, Pastafarian and 3 others like this.
  11. PdL

    PdL Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,962
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Location:
    United States
    Yeah, the promo music videos for Breakup Song & Jeopardy were both in steady rotation on MTV back in the day. I never found Jeopardy of much interest or appeal, although it did offer a short reprieve from the synth/keys/drum machine-heavy music vids that permeated the channel 24/7. Breakup Song was (remains) a much better tune imo.
     
    LeftyGtrPlr, drlucky and GtrGeorge! like this.
  12. sahhas

    sahhas Member

    Messages:
    14,635
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Location:
    Imaginary land....
    Saw him live in august of 1984, they were the headliners for our college’s opening of school thing, originally we had some other band booked, but they ended up having some huge hit earlier in the year, so their price skyrocketed, so we got Greg Kihn, it was a pretty good concert as I remember. I always wondered if Satch was on that tour w/ him, I need to look it up!
    My college roommate loved this song!
     
    LeftyGtrPlr likes this.
  13. sahhas

    sahhas Member

    Messages:
    14,635
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Location:
    Imaginary land....
    Appears that I missed Satch by a year:

     
  14. sahhas

    sahhas Member

    Messages:
    14,635
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Location:
    Imaginary land....
    This was the song I loved hearing my senior year in HS in my car on the radio:

     
    CoyotesGator and viper like this.
  15. stevel

    stevel Member

    Messages:
    14,315
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Location:
    Hampton Roads, Virginia
    AHHHHHHHHHH!!!

    This is the song that I can't get away from.

    I think it's one of the very first songs I learned to play. Subbed in a band about 2 years ago and it was on their list. Still knew how to play it pretty much. Still hear it all the time (WAY TOO MUCH) on the radio. I don't know what the deal is. You'd think it was a meme or something.

    It's an OK song but it's kind of just, you know, a one-hit wonder (or two hit wonder though no one remembers Jeopardy and I never hear that one played anymore, but it was a bigger hit at the time).

    I like the song and don't mind playing it, I could go without hearing it for a very long time at this point.
     
    Orm-D likes this.
  16. strat62

    strat62 Member

    Messages:
    280
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    every cover band i've been in played this tune to death

    always seemed like the drummer's favorite
     
    Dr.Twang! and ned7flat5 like this.
  17. MrX

    MrX Member

    Messages:
    3,916
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    I haven't heard that song in a looooong time.
     
    ellis dee and sahhas like this.
  18. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,195
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    InSaneDiego
    It's buried down there in the mix to be sure, but I heard it peek through once or twice.
     
  19. stratman89

    stratman89 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,999
    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    I agree. My band has been playing it for a number of years and it goes over quite well.
     
    Pastafarian likes this.
  20. Ampedusa

    Ampedusa Member

    Messages:
    6,281
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Here's some Joe with Greg Kihn.

     
    76_Futura, LeftyGtrPlr and sahhas like this.

Share This Page