Every Beat Of The Heart – The Railway Children

  • First Appearance: September 8, 1990
  • Weeks on the Chart: 1
  • Album: Native Place
  • Have I heard this song before (pre-listen)? No.
  • Have I actually heard this song before? No.

This song leads off the album on which it appears. It is also probably the most aggressively 80s song we’ve heard so far. Which I guess kind of caps off my observation that 1990s was still the 80s musically.

It features heavy use of simple synth lines, and just feels very 80s. Music Stop, the album’s second song feels like it’s trying to be a dance hit, but is just far too slow.

Wikipedia classifies this band as New Wave, which is fair. And if I’m seeming laconic, it’s because this falls into that area where I’m not wildly excited about this album, nor do I viciously hate it. It just happens to feel like a lot of other British Pop from the 80s.