Founded in 1977, The Psychedelic Furs were a post-punk rock band who later became more New Wave. Pretty in Pink was released twice as a single during the 80s.
Taken from the studio album Talk Talk Talk,
the original version failed to break the Top 40, reaching #43 in the UK
singles chart during July 1981.
A streamlined and radio-friendly version was released in 1986 and peaked at #18 in the UK and #41 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was the soundtrack and inspiration for the John Hughes film of the same name.
The lead single from The Psychedelic Furs fourth studio album, Mirror Moves, was written by band members Tim and Richard Butler and reached #29 in the UK. This was the only other single to break into the Top 30.
The lead single from Midnight To Midnight was the band's only song to chart inside the Top 40 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #26, although the single only reached #79 here in the UK - such a great song deserved better!
The B-side featured a track entitled New Dream and was included on the 7" and 12" vinyl releases.