Brand New Lover (Dead Or Alive)

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Brand New Lover (Dead Or Alive)
1986

And now as I stand and stare into your eyes
I see safety there, I want surprises

Songs about dumping someone tend towards melancholy, anger and sadness but there’s none of that in this upbeat dance track. Instead lead singer Pete Burns is just honest – he’s bored and wants to go play. This song continued the relationship between Dead Or Alive and producers Stock Aitken Waterman who at this stage, pre-Rick Astley and Kylie Minogue, were still to ascend to superstar status.
Fun fact: Brand New Lover stalled at #31 in the UK but was a US smash, reaching #1 on the Dance chart and #15 on the Hot 100.

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