After the summer smash that was There Must Be An Angel (Playing With my Heart) the Eurythmics had been joined by another soul legend, this time Aretha Franklin, on the follow up Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves.
I had skipped that one, but I was out in the shops to buy this one. It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back) is a gorgeous sounding slab (can I use that word?) of perfect pop. It’s a pæan to a returning lover that the singer has (by the sound of it) previously rebuffed. It’s less rocky than certain of their most recent single releases – almost a return to the electronica of their very earliest singles.
I bought this on 11th January 1986 on the last day of sales which counted towards its entrance into the UK singles chart at number 39. It subsequently enjoyed a relatively quick rise up the chart, but couldn’t get past number 12.