Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl is a pop music duo consisting of married couple George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam. George and Shannon met at a wedding where they were hired to perform at and they soon formed the duo.

They have written songs for artists such as Bette Midler and Deniece Williams, but they are most well-known for writing Whitney Houston's hit songs "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)."
In 1985, Boy Meets Girl released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #76 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The first single released from the album "Oh Girl" peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May of 1985.
Another single from the album "The Touch" was also released, but it's unknown how it made the charts at all.
Three years later in 1988, they released their sophomore album "Reel Life" which peaked at #50 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Their first single and biggest hit to date "Waiting For a Star to Fall" peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.

The song was originally written for Whitney Houston, but it was rejected and then it was given to Belinda Carlisle, who made a demo for it for her "Heaven on Earth" album at the insistance by her record label, but she didn't like the song and it remained unreleased.

The song was also successful in the UK and Australia. Shannon and George's daughter, Hilary was featured in the music video for the single. It was even featured in the movie "Three Men and a Little Lady" in 1990.
The follow-up single from the album "Bring Down the Moon" peaked at #49 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #28 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.
Another single from the album "Stormy Love" was released, but didn't chart at all on the Billboard charts.
Boy Meets Girl's next album "New Dream" was supposed to be released in 1990, but it was shelved by RCA Records during a label reorganization. The album was finally released in 2004 on their own website and it's also available on Amazon.com.
During the early 2000's, George and Shannon divorced, but they continued collaborating musically. In 2003, they released their fourth album, "The Wonderground" on their own record label and arranged for their two RCA albums to be re-released.

In 2005, their song, "Waiting for a Star to Fall" was involved in a "sample battle" between two electronic music groups, Cabin Crew and Sunset Strippers, who both wanted to sample the song and remix it to make it a hit again. In the end, Sunset Strippers won the right to sample the song.

These days, it appears if George and Shannon are still active with their music careers.

To see Boy Meets Girl's official website, go to:
http://www.boymeetsgirlmusic.com/

To see the music video for "Oh Girl," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLYzfW4AkLc

To see a fan-made video for "The Touch," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa3yBtf-BCk

To see the music video for "Waiting For a Star to Fall," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhxF9Qg5mOU

To see the music video for "Bring Down the Moon," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GiE7XLhv98

To see a fan-made video for "Stormy Love," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cby9i6IlijM


[Updated on 04\15\2016]

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