Modern English

Modern English are a new wave/post-punk band from Colchester, Essex, England formed in 1979 and best known for their song “I Melt with You”. The group disbanded in 1987, only to reform two years later and then disband after another two years (1991). They reunited again in 1995 and have continued in various lineups since that time, with four fifths of the original lineup currently back in the band.

“I Melt with You” is a song by the British new wave band Modern English. The song, produced by Hugh Jones, was the second single from their 1982 album After the Snow. It became the band’s sole hit single, largely in the United States, where it was featured in the film Valley Girl and on MTV. It reached number seven on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart in 1983 and a re-release reached number 76 on its Hot 100 chart in 1990 (after reaching number 78 in 1983). The song has been covered by a variety of groups, including Jason Mraz and Nouvelle Vague, and has been featured in numerous commercials and films.