One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1987 – Breakfast Club

“Right on Track” by Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club was a band that was formed in New York in the late ’70s, by Madonna (!) and her boyfriend at the time, guitarist Dan Gilroy. Madonna left the band in the early ’80s to form a new band called Emmy. But, the rest of Breakfast Club remained intact.

In the mid-80s, Breakfast Club finally landed a contract with ZE Records, and released their self-titled debut album in 1987. The album featured their hit song “Right On Track” which peaked at #7 on May 30, 1987. They were nominated in the category of Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in 1988, losing out to Jody Watley.

The band went on to record a second album, but it was never released. They did have a cover of the The Beatles’ “Drive My Car“, used in the film, License to Drive. Shortly after that, the band broke up.

Now, let’s Return to 1987, and check out Breakfast Club’s smash it, “Right On Track”:

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