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Scritti Politti - Perfect Way (1985)

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"Perfect Way" is a song written by Green Gartside and David Gamson and performed by British band Scritti Politti. It was ...

"Perfect Way" is a song written by Green Gartside and David Gamson and performed by British band Scritti Politti. It was featured on the band's second and most successful album, Cupid & Psyche 85, released in June 1985. The song features synthesizer in its instrumentation.

Chart performance

Four singles had already been released in the UK from the album before "Perfect Way". It was only a minor hit when released in the UK (No. 48), It was a Top 40 hit in Canada as well, reaching No. 32 on the RPM Singles chart. In the US, "Perfect Way" was Scritti Politti's biggest hit, reaching No. 11 on the Hot 100. On other US charts, "Perfect Way" went to No. 6 on the Hot Dance/Disco chart. The song was also a minor hit on the Hot Black Singles chart, where it peaked at No. 85.

The official video, which mixes monochrome and colour footage, features musicians performing in the studio, intercut with close-up faces, video effects, and urban scenes, was directed by Paula Greif and Peter Kagan.

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