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One in a million...

The Romantics is an American group formed in 1977 in Detroit and originally composed of Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Rich Cole and Jimmy Marinos.

The group released their first single "Little white lies" in 1977, a single that will go somewhat unnoticed.

They will have to wait for the year 1980 and the release of the album "The Romantics" to finally see their hopes of recognition rewarded with the single "What I like about you". Single which becomes their first ranked hit.

An improvement of short duration unfortunately because the albums "National breakout" always and 1980 and "Strictly personal" in 1981 obtain scores of overall modest sales and send the group directly back to the depths of the Charts.

But that's without counting on the album "In heat" which came out in 1983. Album of rebirth and especially of consecration. Album whose flagship single will be "Talking in your sleep", an enormous single that will hit the world in the same year and literally explode the group's reputation internationally.

Album which will produce a second hit of very high caliber with the single "One in a million" which will be released the following year in 1984.

The sequel turned out to be significantly less favorable when the album "Rhythm Romance" was released in 1985. The album achieved a level of success that had nothing to do with its predecessor and struggled to produce a top hit worthy of the name. Only the title “Test of time” will stand out.

A relative success which will unfortunately be the last because the adventure will not produce anything concrete in the years that will follow.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Little white lies 1977

  • Tell it to Carrie 1978

  • What I like about you 1980

  • When I look in your eyes 1980

  • A night like this 1981

  • Talking in your sleep 1983

  • Rock you up 1983

  • One in a million 1984

  • Test of time 1985

  • Mystified 1985


Clips :

1977 ... particularly rock and particularly punchy beginnings. Good bases but not sufficient to enter the big leagues ...

1978 ... for the big takeoff, it will not be for this year yet. The level of play is increasing, it's clear but there is still a little work, it is clear ...

1980 ... it is the transition to the 80s that will finally open the doors of recognition. Here they get their first ranked title and finally see their efforts rewarded ...

1980 ... unfortunately the bellows immediately fall. The group is unable to ride on the dynamics of the success created by the previous title and disappears as quickly from the Charts as he appeared there ...

1981 ... and this is not the title that will allow them to reverse the trend. They do not deserve, it is clear, but the qualitative level is really not enough to compete with the best ...

1983 ... they will have to wait two more years and THIS title to finally obtain the planetary recognition, the real one, the one after which they have been chasing for years. A sensational entry into the big leagues that literally explodes their notoriety and offers them a direct ticket to posterity. MAS-TER-FUL !

1983 ... the titles follow one another but are not necessarily alike. As much the previous title will have shattered everything, as this title will go almost completely unnoticed. Cruel reversal of fortune ...

1984 ... the group will never be able to repeat the feat accomplished with 'Talking in your sleep'. The rest will be nice but the group will never again touch the stars ...

1985 ... an adventure which is already drawing to a close. The group is still deluding himself but the heart is no longer there it's clear. Just like inspiration ...

1985 ... the last title. A group that could have really done great things but which could not find the little extra that could have made all the difference and especially make them last ...


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