Be Near Me
by ABC

Album: How to Be A... Zillionaire! (1985)
Charted: 26 9
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Songfacts®:

  • This is a song of heartbreak, but it's a bit deceptive if you're not paying attention. Over a rising keyboard riff, lead singer Martin Fry sings, "All my dreams came true last night," but then adds: "In tears," as the dream was not real. He's left begging the girl to come back to him.
  • ABC was a classic '80s new wave band. They were a British group who made an impact on MTV with unusual videos, an outrageous look and a synthesizer-heavy sound.
  • This was used in the movie The Breakfast Club. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Heather - Middletown, OH

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 8th 1986, ABC performed "Be Near Me" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    Four months earlier on November 3rd, 1985 it peaked at #9 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100 chart and on September 22nd, 1985 it reached #1* {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart...
    And on the same 'Bandstand' show the group also performed "How To Be A Millionaire", at the time the song was at #25 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, two weeks later it would peak at #20 {for 1 week} and it spent thirteen weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #4 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart...
    Besides the above two song, the British group had five other Top 100 records, "Poison Arrow" {#25 in 1982}, "The Look of Love" {#18 in 1982}, "That Was Then But This Is Now" {#89 in 1983}, "Vanity Kills" {#91 in 1985}, and "When Smokey Sings" {#5 in 1987}...
    * Besides "Be Near Me", they had two other #1 records on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, "The Look of Love" for 1 week in 1982 and "When Smokey Sings" for 2 weeks in 1987.
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