D'Arby was born in New York, but was living in England when he signed to CBS Records. His initial success was in the UK, where this song took off thanks to numerous performances on British TV, where he captivated viewers with his soulful sound, slick dance moves and unique style. MTV ignored that one though, and the song stalled at #68 in the US. D'Arby's next single, "Wishing Well
," was his American breakthrough, getting heaps of airplay on MTV and reaching #1 on the Hot 100.