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4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings

Good stuff.

GOT YO

"Break My Stride" is basically Wilder's only hit. It's a great hit though. "The Kid's American" and "I Don't Speak the Language" also saw very limited air play on 80's radio. I got this album AND "Bouncing Off The Walls" on one CD (though nothing from the latter made it to the radio), all 18 songs.

Finally!

stingmaster

Hey I-tunes! You finally brought a song I been wanting for ages! Thanks!

The best song ever!!

CountryChris72

Break my stride is the bomb.

About Matthew Wilder

The defiant chorus of Matthew Wilder's 1983 hit "Break My Stride" -- "Ain't nothin' gonna break my stride/Nobody gonna slow me down" -- could also define his career. Wilder is one of the few artists who was able to escape from the stigma of having only one smash single and yet find more success in the music industry. In the early '70s, Wilder was part of the Greenwich Village folk duo Matthew & Peter. Wilder moved to Los Angeles in 1978 and sang on TV commercials; he also became a backup vocalist for Rickie Lee Jones and Bette Midler. In 1983, Wilder released his first album, I Don't Speak the Language. "Break My Stride" reached the Top Ten in the U.S. However, Wilder's second LP, 1984's Bouncin' Off the Walls, flopped. Nevertheless, Wilder continued to write and produce for others. In 1995, Wilder produced No Doubt's multi-platinum debut Tragic Kingdom. Wilder's work on the Mulan soundtrack in 1998 that earned him an Oscar nomination. ~ Michael Sutton

HOMETOWN
New York, NY
GENRE
Pop
BORN
January 24, 1953

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