Jeopardy

Album: Kihnspiracy (1983)
Charted: 63 2
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  • Oh Oh Oh Oh
    Where were you when I needed you
    Well you could not be found
    What can I do, oh I believed in you

    You're running me around
    Well you can take it as a warning
    Or take it anyway you like
    It's the lightning, not the thunder
    You never know where it's gonna strike

    Our love's in jeopardy, baby, ooh
    Our love's in jeopardy, baby, ooh

    Don't be cute, don't be funny now
    It's later than you think
    Oh what's the use, save your money now
    It's hanging on the brink

    Don't let go while I'm hanging on
    'Cause I've been hanging on so long
    It's so hard to be all alone
    I know you're not that strong, yeah, yeah

    Our love's in jeopardy, baby, ooh
    Our love's in jeopardy, baby, ooh

    Don't let go while I'm hanging on
    'Cause I've been hanging on so long
    It's so hard to be all alone
    I know you're not that strong, yeah, yeah

    Our love's in jeopardy, baby, ooh
    Our love's in jeopardy, baby, ooh
    Our love's in jeopardy, jeopardy, baby, ooh
    Our love's in jeopardy, jeopardy, baby, ooh

    Love in jeopardy, baby

Comments: 16

  • Mister_mojo_risin from Atlanta UsaWhat a groove this song is -- Still has that vibe years later. And Oh Greg Khin... of Baltimore origin (lesser known trivia). Love the riffs from Greg Douglass also.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1983 {May 1st} "Jeopardy" by The Greg Kihn Band peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Top 100 chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Beat It" by Michael Jackson ...
    The month before on April 3rd, 1983, "Jeopardy" reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart...
    The band had six charted records, "Jeopardy" was their third, the other five were "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)" {#15 in 1981}, "Happy Man" {#62 in 1982}, "Love Never Fails" {#59 in 1983}, "Lucky" {#30 in 1985}, and "Love and Rock & Roll" {#92 in 1986}...
    Steve Wright, the band's co-founder and bassist, passed away at the age of 66 on January 16th, 2017...
    May he R.I.P.
    Gregory Stanley Kihn will celebrate his 72nd birthday in two months on July 10th, 2021...
    And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of Billboard's Top 10 on May 1st, 1983:
    #3. "Let's Dance" by David Bowie
    #4. "Come On Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners
    #5. "Der Kommissar" by After The Fire
    #6. "Overkill" by Men At Work
    #7. "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby
    #8. "Mr. Roboto" by Styx
    #9. "Little Red Corvette" by Prince
    #10. "I Won't Hold You Back" by Toto
  • George from Vancouver, CanadaWeird Al did a parody of this called, "I Lost on Jeopardy" (a show he had actually been a contestant on -- &, yes, he lost!)
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 12th 1983, the Greg Kihn Band performed "Jeopardy" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #56 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and twelve weeks later on May 1st, 1983 it peaked at #2* {for 1 week}...
    And in April 3rd, 1983 it reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart...
    Between 1981 and 1986 the quintet had six Top 100 records; their next biggest hit was "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)", which peaked at #15 {for 2 weeks} on August 30th, 1981...
    * The week "Jeopardy" peaked at #2; the #1 record for that week was "Beat It" by Michael Jackson.
  • Joe from Chicago, IlAt the end of the video, he didn't leave with his bride. He left with the bride of another wedding. Apparently, she got cold feet too. You can see in the very beginning that there are 2 churches, 2 limos, and 2 brides.
  • Ken from Pittsburgh, PaI like the girl with the Joan Jett mullet at the end of the video.
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxJust one big hit for Greg. Did a kihnspiracy keep him from having more?
  • Mike from Matawan, NjDon Pardo was also on Zappa's "Illinois Enema Bandit". Yeah, I know...all of a sudden it's 'Pop-up Video'.
  • Rick from Amarillo, TxWeird Al's version also had the famous announcer talent Don Pardo, who was the telling Al, "what you didn't win". Don worked for NBC for years and was the original announcer for Saturday Night Live. Most recently he has retired, but also was the voice of the original announcer Jeopardy.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyKihn appeared on Weird Al's music video, in a cameo at the end.
  • Charles from Glenside, PaGreg, please come back. I long to hear how many more ways you can incorporate your surname into your disc titles.
  • Michael from San Diego, CaGreat "early MTV" video! If I'm not mistaken, some footage from his real wedding was included as well.
  • Liquid Len from Ottawa, Canada(1) Weird Al's version was better than the original
    (2) The riff sounds very similar to 'Another Man's Woman' by Supertramp (off Crisis What Crisis)
  • Liquid Len from Ottawa, CanadaAnd yes I realize 'better than the original' is just a subjective comment, listen to the two songs yourself and make up your own mind.
  • Keith from San Francisco, CaGreg Kihn is Morning DJ on KFOX 98.5, San Jose California (San Francisco Bay Area), and is still rocking with his Greg Kihn Band. Try www.kfox.com

    Keith, San Francisco
  • Pete from Nowra, AustraliaGreg Kihn now works as a DJ on some American radio station
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