A Flock of Seagulls Back On the U.S. Charts For the First Time in 33 Years

by VVN Music

A Flock of Seagulls had a brief but eventful run on the U.S. charts in the early and mid-80's, hitting the top ten with I Ran (So Far Away) (1982 / #9 Pop / #8 Dance) and the followups Space Age Love Song (1982 / #30 Pop), Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You) (1982 / #26 Pop / #62 Dance) and The More You Live, The More You Love (1984 / #56 Pop).

Live was the last song that the group placed on any chart in the U.S. until a couple of weeks ago when a collaboration with Jimmy D. Robinson started climbing the Dance Club chart. Ageless Prince moved 48 to 38 this week as it continues its climb to reestablish Mike Score and his band on the American music scene.

Ageless Prince is the first single from the forthcoming Robinson/Seagulls’ album titled Living in Time, which will feature Robinson’s published poetry merged with an intricate weaving of musical talents. A Flock of Seagulls and internationally acclaimed producer Josh Harris wrote and produced the music with Robinson’s curation at Mind Juice Records. Adding to the layers, Robinson himself also makes spoken word vocal appearances on the tracks. The next single being curated for a follow-up release is an upbeat infectious love song titled Pedro.

A Flock of Seagulls were together from 1980 to 1986 and, after a short hiatus, reformed in 1988 and have been active since. The current lineup includes original founder Mike Score along with Joe Rodriguez (joined 1998), Pando (2004) and Kevin Rankin (2016).

2017 has been a good year for A Flock of Seagulls as, not only are they making a chart comeback, but their biggest hit, I Ran, can be heard in the film La La Land.

Score said "Having a new hit single with Ageless Prince on several charts, including Billboard and Music Week, the same month our early hit I Ran is attached to the Academy Awards, through the Oscar nominated film La La Land is a bit breath-taking. Working with Jimmy and Josh on this poetic chill-out album is a beautiful experience. We never know what lies ahead, do we?"

Songwriter and poet Robinson added "Achieving Billboard and European chart success with Ageless Prince and my collaborators A Flock of Seagulls is definitely a momentous feat. Working with Mike Score and Josh Harris on this international project has been the most incredible journey for me in music yet. I am thrilled to celebrate this chart-breaking moment with everyone on the project."

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