KING - LOVE & PRIDE (1985)

I adore this 80s tune, and this video features a clip from a Top Of The Pops performance in 1985. King were an 80's new wave pop/rock band from Coventry (England) and Love and Pride was their biggest hit single, reaching #2 in the UK singles charts during January 1985.

As a band, King released two studio albums, Steps in Time which reached #6 and Bitter Sweet which peaked at #16. They and also achieved success with a total of  five Top 40 singles between 1984 and 1986.

In 1987 Paul King started a solo project and released the album Joy which was produced by Dan Hartman. However, neither the album or single releases managed to break the UK Top 40. In fact, the album failed to even chart.

KIng Love & Pride 7


Alone without You was released in August 1985 and went on to reach #8 in the British Isles. This was the first track to be lifted from King's second album Bitter Sweet.

The B-side included an unusually-titled track called I Kissed The Spiky Fridge (Rock Hard Mix), with the 12" version also featuring the USA Summer Mix of Love & Pride and the Scorcher Mix of the A-side.