The Romantics (Rock Band)
The Romantics, an American rock band formed in 1977 in Detroit, are celebrated for their distinct blend of power pop and new wave. Influenced by a range of music, from 1950s American rock and roll to Motown R&B and British Invasion rockers, they created a unique sound. The band achieved significant popularity with hits like "What I Like About You," which reached #49 in the US and #2 in Australia, and "Talking in Your Sleep," peaking at #3 in the US and #1 in Canada. Their 1980 debut album holds the distinction of being the first record released in that decade.
The Romantics, an American rock band formed in 1977 in Detroit, is often categorized as a power pop and new wave group. Their musical influences encompass 1950s American rock and roll, Detroit’s MC5, the Stooges, early Bob Seger, Motown R&B, 1960s North American garage rock, and British Invasion rockers.
The Romantics gained significant popularity in several countries, including the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, and Australia. Their most notable songs, “What I Like About You” (peaking at #49 in the US and #2 in Australia) and “Talking in Your Sleep” (reaching #3 in the US, #1 in Canada, and #14 in Australia), have become staples on 1980s-focused, classic rock, and active rock radio stations. Notably, their debut album, released on January 4, 1980, in the UK, holds the distinction of being the first record of the 1980s decade.