This was the first OMD song to crack the American market. In their native UK, it was their 10th Top 40 hit, but synth-pop songs didn't go over well in the States unless they got played on MTV, and OMD were never video stars. The big breakthrough for the group in America was "If You Leave
," which was featured in the movie Pretty in Pink
. McCluskey told us: "To many Americans, we are a one hit wonder, even though we had several other hits. Nothing as big as 'If You Leave.' It's a blessing to have such a big hit, but a shame that it overshadows so many other good songs for the US audience."