POP GOES THE DECADE- A totally rad look back at the glorious 80's and all the flicks, fashions, tunes, and TV shows that made the decade so cool and memorable in the first place. Like, for sure!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I Know There's Something Going On by Frida

     As of February of 1982, super-group ABBA was officially on break.  Frida wanted to branch out a bit on her own, and recorded "I Know There's Something Going On" for a solo project.  Attempting to shy away from ABBA's extremely successful but extremely pop sound, Frida instead went for a more rough and 80s approach.  She collaborated with Genesis frontman Phil Collins, who produced and played drums on the track.

     Released in the fall of 1982, the song became an instant smash hit.  Eventually selling over 3.5 million copies, it hit #1 around the world and reached #13 on the US charts.  The very chic and stylish video quickly became a staple on the new and hot MTV music video channel. This song hasn't lost one ounce of its cool factor.