Right On Track

Album: The Breakfast Club (1987)
Charted: 54 7
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  • Gonna make a move that knocks you over
    Watch this turn one's gonna put you away
    But I'm doing my very best dancing
    Every time you're looking the other way
    I could move out to the left for a while
    I could slide to the right for a while
    I could get up and back
    Right on track
    But is right on track
    Is that gonna get you back

    I've been trying to get your attention
    And I'm very, very close to thinking of a way
    I could be big and tough and other funny stuff
    But you just keep looking the other way

    How far away can you go
    And still be dancing with me
    Would you mind staying in the vicinity
    I've not been faring badly
    But I would gladly take you back

    There must be some kind of bad connection
    'Cause this music does not sound the way it did
    I got to get up and back 'cause I've been off track
    And that may be just why you disappeared
    But now I've got you in the corner

    And I've got one more move I can try of my eye
    And I've got one more move I can try Writer/s: DANIEL A. GILROY, STEPHEN PATE BRAY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Ambassador Alice from HtownFUN FACT: Madonna is one of the chicken suited backup singers in the video.
  • Jackie from VaStephen Bray was not Madonna's boyfriend. They never dated. At the time of Madonna's departure she was dating Dan Gilroy. Dan and Madonna dated for 18 months. They broke up after she left the band. But Stephen did go on to work with her but they were only friends.
  • John from Ames, IaDid know about the Madonna connection to the band, but did not know some of the other facts discussed here, including Jeff Stein directing the video and Jimmy Iovene producing...or Jocelyn Brown on backup vocals. The backup singers in the video dressed in the chicken costumes deserve major kudos for that. The video breaks the cheese-o-meter, but have always loved this track! Too bad the band wasn't able to stick together long enough after to see what else they could do. However, I've seen a video of a live performance of this song and it's pretty sad. Gilroy jumps all over the stage and is soon so out of breath he can barely sing, let along carry the tune.
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