SIMPLE MINDS - ONCE UPON A TIME (1985)
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Four hit singles were released from the album; Alive and Kicking (UK #7, US #3), All the Things She Said (UK #9, US #28), Sanctify Yourself (UK #10, US #14), and Ghost Dancing (UK #13).
Released in September 1985, Alive and Kicking was the first single to be lifted from Once Upon A Time. The song reached #7 in the UK and #3 in the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. Previously, Don't You Forget About Me had been #1 in the U.S. following the success of the movie The Breakfast Club. Backing vocals were provided by Robin Clark, who sang on many tracks on the album.
Jim Kerr - Smash Hits - Nov 1985