UB40 With Chrissie Hynde – Breakfast In Bed

I think that as usual, I was a little late in getting into one of the seminal bands of the eighties, at least in terms of getting some of their vinyl into my collection.

Of course UB40 are famous for an awful lot more than just this collaboration with the Pretenders’ frontwoman / mouthpiece, Chrissie Hynde.  However, this is what I have, so this is what I’m writing about.

Now there’s nothing actually wrong with this as a pop record, it’s just that it is soooooooooo bloody tame when compared with classics like One in Ten or Red Red Wine.  It’s not even rough and ready round the edges when compared with the truly great Pretenders tracks.  And never mind all that, it’s another one that me Mum liked it too!

In actual fact, Breakfast In Bed was the second collaboration between UB40 and Ms Hynde.  In 1985, they covered the old Sonny and Cher classic, I Got You Babe.  That made it to number one in the UK charts, whereas this track made it to number 6.  Released in June 1988, it spent five weeks in the top ten out of its eleven week stay in the UK singles chart.

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