Even though they’re singing about “Life In A Northern Town”, the group responsible for it wasn’t from the North, but from across the pond in the UK.
British pop group The Dream Academy had their one and only hit with this song, which actually did better here in the US than it did in their home country.
The song came out in 1985, but had reportedly been in the works for a long time before that.
Rumor has it that it took almost year to record because of all of the classical musical elements and chants that you here in it.
The Dream Academy still performs together from time to time in the United Kingdom, but not in the US.