CLASSIC NOUVEAUX - Songs and Albums
By Mark Nobes
This English 80s New Wave band Classix Nouveaux only managed to achieve one Top 40 hit single in the UK with "Is It A Dream?", which reached #11 in April 1982, making them an official 80s one hit wonder. The song was taken from the band's second studio album La Verite, which was also released in April of the same year.
Like the album, the follow-up single Because You're Young also failed to reach the Top 40 in the UK, peaking at only #43.
Overall, the band
released eleven singles during the 1980's, four of which made it into
the Top 50, but failed to break into the Top 40.
Lead singer Sal Solo wrote or co-wrote the majority of the band's songs, alongside Mik Sweeney.
"Never Again (The Days Time Erased)"
"Is It A Dream?"
"NEVER AGAIN (THE DAYS TIME ERASED)"
Released on 26th October 1981, this was the band's sixth single release (a non-album single) and just failed to hit the Top 40, peaking at #44 in the UK. However, it did reach #1 in Portugal and the next single release was Is It a Dream, giving the band their first (and last!) chart success in their home country of Great Britain.