One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1984 – Re-Flex

“The Politics of Dancing” by Re-Flex

Here is one for New Wave/synthpop music fans. Re-Flex was formed in the early 80s. In late 1982, the band recorded their debut album, The Politics of Dancing, which was released in 1983. The album was moderately successful. But their lead single, the title track “The Politics of Dancing” acheived greater success. It became a big international hit in 1984, reaching the Top 40 in several countries, and peaking at #24 on March 17, 1984. The band toured Europe and the United States, where, on their first visit, they supported The Police.

Re-Flex planned a follow-up album for 1985, called Humanication. But the record company, EMI, felt the album was too political, so they would not release it. The band left EMI after that.

Re-Flex continued to record together, working on a new project entitled Jamming The Broadcast. During this period the band also recorded two tracks, “Life’s Too Dangerous” and “Revolution Now”, for the soundtrack to the 1987 film Superman IV. After recording was completed, the group ceased actively working together, but never officially disbanded. They have an official web site.

Here is the band’s only hit, “The Politics of Dancing”:

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2 thoughts on “One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1984 – Re-Flex”

  1. “But the record company, EMI, felt the album was too political, so they would not release it.”
    I miss those days…

    Wasn’t a big New Wave kind of guy, but I liked this song.

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