Cutting Crew

Cutting Crew is an English rock band formed in 1985 in London. The band is best known for their hit single “I Just Died in Your Arms,” which became a worldwide success and a classic of the 80s music scene. The band’s melodic rock sound and emotionally charged lyrics contributed to their popularity during the late 1980s.

Band Members:
– Nick Van Eede (vocals, guitar)
– Kevin MacMichael (guitar)
– Colin Farley (bass)
– Martin Beedle (drums)

The band was founded by Nick Van Eede, who had previously been a member of the band The Drivers. After forming Cutting Crew, they signed with Siren Records and released their debut album “Broadcast” in 1986. The album featured the iconic single “I Just Died in Your Arms,” which reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #4 on the UK Singles Chart. The success of the song propelled Cutting Crew to international fame.

Hits in the UK:
1. “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” – #4 in 1986
2. “I’ve Been in Love Before” – #24 in 1987
3. “One for the Mockingbird” – #9 in 1987

1. Broadcast (1986)
2. The Scattering (1989)
3. Compus Mentus (1992)
4. Grinning Souls (2005)

Despite the success of “I Just Died in Your Arms,” Cutting Crew struggled to replicate the same level of commercial success with their subsequent releases. The band underwent several lineup changes over the years, with Nick Van Eede being the consistent member throughout the band’s career. In 1989, they released their second album “The Scattering,” which included the hit single “I’ve Been in Love Before.”

After a hiatus in the 1990s, Cutting Crew reunited in the early 2000s and released their third album “Compus Mentus” in 1992. The album received positive reviews, but failed to make a significant impact commercially. In 2005, the band released “Grinning Souls,” their fourth studio album, showcasing a more mature and reflective sound.

Awards and Achievements:
– Cutting Crew’s single “I Just Died in Your Arms” received a BMI Award for over 3 million airplays in the US.
– The band was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1987.
– Cutting Crew’s music has been featured in various films and TV shows, cementing their place in 80s music history.

With their catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics, Cutting Crew continues to be remembered for their contribution to the music of the 1980s. Despite facing challenges in maintaining their initial success, their music remains a staple of classic rock playlists and a beloved part of pop culture.

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