That's hardly that surprising, as according to a survey by the UK's Performing Rights Society, the song was the second most played summer song on radio in 2008.
In Europe they also remain well known because they surprisingly (if briefly) surged back into the limelight by winning the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom, with the song 'Love Shine a Light'.
This is the band around the time of their original period of success performing for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, at the 9:30 Club, in Washington, DC, USA on the 16th May 1985.
Source: Pre FM recording.
Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3 @192kbps.
Genre: Pop, 80's Rock.
Set: Full KBFH set.
2. Jealous Browned Eyed Son
3. Lovely Lindsay
4. Que Te Quiero
5. Do You Want Crying
6. The Game Of Love
7. Cry For Me
8. Going Down To Liverpool
10. Machine Gun Smith
12. Do You Love Me
13. Walking On Sunshine
Band Line Up:
Alex Cooper - drums, background vocals
Vince de la Cruz - bass
Katrina Leskanich - guitar, vocals
Kimberley Rew - organ, guitar, background vocals
Links: Official site HERE. Katrina Leskanich personal site HERE. Wolfgangs Vault HERE.
Four year after the band was formed in Cambridge, England, Katrina and the Waves played this energetic show.
Opening with 'Jealous Browned Eyed Son', the band kicks in with a country-pop song that excels in its use of vocal harmonies.
Next up is 'Lovely Lindsay', supposedly written about Lindsey Buckingham.
Most of the rest of the show comes from tracks that made up the first U.S. release for Katrina and the Waves. Among the highlights are 'Do You Want Crying', 'The Game Of Love', 'Cry For Me', and a feisty version of 'Going Down To Liverpool' (which was of course covered later by The Bangles).
They close the show with the big hit, 'Walking On Sunshine'.
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