Friday, June 22, 2012

The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) by The Greg Kihn Band

They just don't write 'em like that anymore

'The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)' by The Greg Kihn Band is a solid rock and roll anthem. Some of you might recall Greg Kihn's 1983 hit 'Jeopardy', which was parodied by 'Weird' Al Yankovic as 'I Lost on Jeopardy'. 'The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)' reached #15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1981 and thirty years later, this song still sounds great.

I'd like to get on the soap box for a moment. Why does this song only get the retro 80s lunchtime slot? It deserves the spot, but my local classic rock station does not give 'The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)' any airplay. I know taste is subjective in music, but this song definitely deserves to be in the classic rock rotation. Don't tell me that 'Fool For The City' by Foghat or 'Lucky Man' by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer is a better selection. I don't think so, folks. 'The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)' deserves to be up there with some of the best classic rock jams.  

Greg Kihn hosts a radio show on KFOX in San Francisco, still plays shows, and stays in touch with his fans via his blog.

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