#10 on US Hot 100
Part of the blue-eyed British soul explosion that followed in the wake of Rick Astley, Waterfront’s song about an underage paramour (“I know you’re just 16 but looking all of 21”) was their sole smash (follow up Nature of Love only made it to #70).
Fun fact: Waterfront was named Songwriters of the Year 1990 by the BMI (Broadcast Music Inc) award.
The theme for Bestest Song Club November 2015: Top 10 Hits That You Probably Haven’t Heard In Years. Criteria – Songs that reached at least #10 on the US Hot 100 between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989 but tend to get overlooked in any “Best of the 1980s” lists and collections.