Modern Romance Is Back With ‘Tarzan Boy’


In 1981, David James formed the band Modern Romance.

After two flop singles, Andy Kyriacou joined the band. He joined 8 weeks before the band charted with their first hit record, “Everybody Salsa”

This was followed up with “Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey” which made the top ten singles chart in the UK, followed by “Nothing Ever Goes The Way You Plan.”

The second part of this song was remixed, renamed, and released as a single, reaching No.2 on the U.S. Billboard dance charts as “Can You Move.”

After another hit with “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” the band saw their highest UK chart position, with “Best Years Of Our Lives.”

Three more hits followed, in 1983. “High Life” followed by “Don’t Stop That Crazy Rhythm” and their last chart hit, “Walking In The Rain.”

In 1985, the band released a cover of “Tarzan Boy” which was made famous by Baltimora. The song was originally released on the French label Carrere and was Distributed in the United States by Atlantic Records.

Andy Kyriacou continued with the band, as the only original member, and put together a new line-up, including Steve Etherington, and are ready to make hits again.

The first song from Modern Romance is an update of “Tarzan Boy” for 2019, is out on Sobel Nation Records.

Featuring mixes by Billboard Remixers, Spin Sista, Joel Dickinson, E39, Joe Gillan, and Jose Jimenez, the song will be a hit on the dance floors this summer as it was in the ’80s.

Written by Barbara Sobel


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