Go West's biggest hit, this song's bouncy rhythm belies the heartbreak in its lyrics - the singer has lost his girl and is in a state of willful denial, consciously telling himself that even though he is torn up inside, he is going to tell himself that everything will be fine, thus making him the king of wishful thinking.
The lyrics were written by the Go West duo of Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, but the words seem of little consequence in the song, since most listeners get a happy vibe from it.
The music was the work of Martin Page, who had co-written the #1 hits "We Built This City
" (Starship) and "These Dreams
" (Heart). Go West had a few hits in their native England, but had not broken through in America. Page, who is also English, wanted to change that. "I wanted to make Go West have a little bit of an edge for America," he said in our interview
. "America, I thought, would accept a little bit of funky soul from them. And with Pete Cox' vocals, you can't go wrong. He's an extraordinary vocalist, and when you've got a singer like that getting on the mic and playing with your melodies, you're pretty fortunate."