Friday, October 14, 2011

Cheri - "Murphy's Law"

(Not Available on iTunes)

(Debuted April 10, 1982, Peaked #39, 12 Weeks on the Chart)

Murphy's Law is the old belief that anything that can possibly go wrong will. I've said at several points of my life that I'm a devout student of Murphy's Law, despite my usual optimistic viewpoint. "Murphy's Law" was also the name of a song from 1982 that scraped into the Top 40. The lyrics are basically telling a soon-to-be ex-boyfriend that his luck had totally run out. It's remembered for its synth line, its sped-up "special effect" chorus and periods of laughter throughout.

Cheri wasn't a person; rather, it was the name of a dance duo based in Montreal. It consisted of Canadian Lynn Cullerier and American Rosalind Hunt. Rosalind was the daughter of singer Geraldine Hunt, who co-wrote and co-produced "Murphy's Law." It would be the duo's only entry on the Hot 100.

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