Always Something There To Remind Me (3:36)

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Twenty years after its composition, “Always Something There to Remind Me” (so titled) reached the US Top Twenty for the first time via a synthpop reinvention of the song by Naked Eyes which reached the Top Ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1983.

Vocalist Pete Byrne and keyboardist Rob Fisher first cut “Always Something There to Remind Me” as one of a number of demos recorded in Bristol upon forming the duo later known as Naked Eyes in early 1982. Byrne would recall: “I had always loved song [“Always Something There to Remind Me”], so we called a friend who had the record, he read the lyric over the phone and we put it together from memory.”

On the strength of the demos cut in Bristol Byrne and Fisher were signed to EMI Records in May 1982 and the track “Always Something There to Remind Me” was cut 1 September 1982 in a session at Abbey Road Studios produced by Tony Mansfield. Byrne would recall: “The record was recorded at Abbey Road, and we were invited to a party downstairs, with Paul McCartney and many other stars…When we returned upstairs to the studio around 1 a.m., I decided to have a go at the vocal, It was the first time I have ever recorded a vocal in one take”.[3]

Released in the US in January 1983, Naked Eyes’ “Always Something There to Remind Me” gradually gained attention entering the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1983 to peak at #8 that June. The cachet of entering the US Top Ten allowed the single, previously overlooked in its performer’s UK homeland , to make a July 1983 UK chart debut but only to rise no higher than #59.

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I walk along the city streets, you used to walk along with me
And every step I take reminds me of just how we used to be
Oh, how can I forget you, girl, when there is
Always something there to remind me

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  • freestyleguy34

    I rememeber this song in the uk where i was listening to it in the. Flat brings back memories ffor me

    20 Feb 3:29am Reply
  • sidney_adv

    Gosto muito!

    19 Feb 12:35pm Reply
  • b5stewa

    Burger King commercial.

    12 Feb 5:12am Reply
  • pat_raven

    beautiful song, many friends like it.

    6 Jan 6:57am Reply
  • Panecea

    Live, Love and Laugh at it all ♥

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jomabbs

    Oh you must mean Deion Warwick's number, then.....

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • huskernewton

    Origional version is better....

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Lesscities

    sounds a little bit like a "Squeeze" acoustic one....

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • tomrud73

    this is terrible.

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • imhotandiknowit

    they are.......UGGGGGGGGGG

    18 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    I'm not listening to this song right now on lastfm radio and haven't heard in awhile on lastfm radio but i hope they're still not playing the accoustic version of this song..

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • Monster333

    I've never heard it this way before, but I love it.

    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • SakuraBUD

    how perfectly melancholic is this?!

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • DisneyPrez

    wow, never realized how sad this song was till I heard it performed this way, this one cuts right to those nights when I'm walking alone I still take time to think of those that have come and gone, the spots we sat and gazed at but cant be forgotten. Still beautiful to look at, but hurts to look at times as well probably till the day I die

    20 Sep 2012 Reply
  • mondojohnny

    I'm waiting for they day somebody recognizes my naked eyes t shirt. Total times happened: 0

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • jettalowlife

    hi daile i was born to love her

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
  • daile

    such a classic!

    22 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Mactele52

    Have a handful of Quaaludes Naked Eyes dudes. Wake up sleepy heads!

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    @ gemmyt216 I have, but that doesn't necessarily mean that i wanna listen to a acoustic version of a great 80s classic...

    15 Jul 2012 Reply
  • kespimp

    Great acoustic! (But why is it coming up in my "trip hop" tagged radio?

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
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