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Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday Music "Something about you" by Level 42

I know when I have been doing this for a while when I have to put the name of the song in my search engine to make sure I havn't done it already.  I am surprised this song didn't show up...I remember this song was big when I was stationed at Fort Devens in MA for my advanced training and I just had gotten my new 1986 Mustang and I would drive all over the place. 

This song would come on the radio and it also had heavy rotation on the MTV playlist that always seemed to be playing in the break-room in the barracks.  I still enjoy the song, to me it is an easy listening song and everything seems to flow or as I comment, "the parts play well together" so to me it has withstood the test of time. 

Level 42 are an English pop rock and jazz-funk band, who had a number of worldwide and UK hits during the 1980s and 1990s.
Their most successful single in the UK was "Lessons in Love", which reached number three on the UK Singles Chart, and number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, upon its release in 1986. The earlier single, "Something About You" was their most successful single in the United States, reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
After much success as a live and studio band in the 1980s, Level 42's commercial profile diminished during the early 1990s following a series of personnel changes and musical shifts. After disbanding in 1994, the band reformed in 2001.

"Something About You" was released in several countries beyond the United Kingdom, including United States, Germany, Italy, Canada, and many countries of South America and Asia. It is the only Level 42 song to be a top 10 hit in the United States, where it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it is their second top 10 hit in the United Kingdom, reaching #6 on the UK Singles Chart.
"Something About You" appears in many Level 42 collections: Level Best, The Very Best of Level 42, and The Definitive Collection.

The music video of "Something About You" is directed by Stuart Orme, who also directed videos for the Level 42 songs "Lessons in Love" and "Running in the Family", as well as Phil Collins and Genesis. The music video appears in their video album Family of Five, released in 1987.
Mark King appears as a dark clown magician, representing the negative aspects in the relationships of Mike Lindup, Phil and Boon Gould with their girlfriends, all played by actress Cherie Lunghi.


  1. Remember the song, don't think I ever saw the video though...

  2. Remember the song, don't think I ever saw the video though...

  3. Same as Old NFO. I don't think I have ever seen the video. Reminds me of the 80s!