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.
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.