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Matthew Wilder (born Matthew Weiner on January 24, 1953 in Manhattan, New York City) is an American musician best known for his 1983 hit "Break My Stride".

Wilder was one-half of the Greenwich Village folk group Matthew & Peter in the 1970s. In 1978 he moved to Los Angeles and sang for television commercials and backup for Rickie Lee Jones and Bette Midler.

Wilder's first album, I Don't Speak the Language (1983),…

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  • dat mustache [3]
  • Can you say one hit wonder?
  • "I don't really relish the thought of singing that song for the rest of my life at a Howard Johnson's." - Matthew Wilder reveals the unlikely inspiration behind his smash hit, "Break My Stride," which pulled through a dramatic payola scam in the 1980s to become one of the most iconic pop songs of all time...not that you will catch Wilder performing it any time soon. - http://www.songfacts.com/blog/playingmysong/matthew_wilder_-_break_my_stride_/
  • dat mustache [2]
  • dat mustache
  • What an awful name to be born with, but Break My Stride is my go to running song! <3
  • terrible. ★★★★★
  • Where is "Work So Hard" on this list? I loved that song when it came out in 1982, and I'd love to own it, or at least be able to hear it.
  • The go-to guy for mustache rides in the '70s, I guess.
  • listening to break my stride brings up the taste of my childhood on memory...

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