The Saturdays (Crashing Down)

In 1981, in my flat in Islington, I wrote the song ‘Crashing Down’ and recorded a demo of it on my 4-track reel-to-reel tape recorder. The track and the vocals had a mid-rock feel. It reminded me of Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street’.

In 1982, The Nolans recorded a sped-up version of ‘Crashing Down’. Unfortunately, although the girls sang the song well and looked great performing it, it failed to make the UK Top Twenty.

In 1985, Legear’s High-Energy remake of ‘Crashing Down’, gained popularity in the UK gay clubs and the dance scene in Europe.

‘Crashing Down’ lay dormant for the next 24 years.

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In 2008, The Saturdays classy techno-pop remake of ‘Crashing Down’  found a home on the B/Side of ‘Up’ – The Saturdays second UK hit.

The history of ‘Crashing Down’ goes to show that a good song is timeless and can be reworked to suit almost any music artist/genre.

 

 

 

 

 

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