Thursday, October 25, 2012

Musical Interlude: Him (1980)

Rupert Holmes came out of nowhere to score a monster hit with "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)", in 1979. However, he'd only place two more songs in the Top 40.

The immediate followup to "Escape" was "Him", which climbed the charts in the spring of 1980. For those of you keeping score, the last major hit was "Answering Machine", which followed a few months later. In recent times, Holmes has turned his attention toward Broadway, having had some success in the theatre as a composer.

Here's "Him", a tale of broken hearts and betrayal.

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