Fire On Blonde ‎– Bounce Back (1987)

“Bounce Back” is a song written by Michael Jay and Gregory Smith. The best known version of the song is the 1990 version by American freestyle and dance-pop singer Alisha, from her same-titled album Bounce Back, although the track was also recorded by duo Fire on Blonde and American pop singer-songwriter Martika.

“Bounce Back” was originally released as single in 1987 by American Los Angeles based duo Fire on Blonde.  The release was a non-album single and was the band’s third and final single release in total.

After forming in 1985 and following the Atlantic Records release of the duo’s 1986 debut single “Stop and Think”, keyboardist Jim Vukovich left the group in 1987 and was replaced by Swedish keyboardist Scott Rudgress. Both Rudgress and vocalist Suzie Benson recorded two singles in 1987: “Wrong Number” and “Bounce Back”. Both songs were co-written and produced by Michael Jay. The single, like Fire on Blonde’s other two releases, failed to chart and make any mainstream impact. Shortly following in 1988, the group broke up.

For the 12″ vinyl, both Spinn Records and Atlantic Records released separate versions on the single, each using the same track-listing, although the Spinn release was the only one to feature an artwork sleeve. Although not stated which particular remixes, some remixing was handled by Keith Cohen and Steve Beltran.

Bounce Back (12″ Version)                                   6:45

Bounce Back (7″ Radio Version)                           3:59

Bounce Back (House Dub Mix)                             5:52

Bounce Back (7″ Remix)                                      4:12

Bounce Back (Acapella)                                       3:59


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10 comments on “Fire On Blonde ‎– Bounce Back (1987)

  1. Great song, Thanks for posting this, Am discovering a lot of new 80’s stuff on your blog. There’s a minor error in the 12″ version around 1:54 into the mix. Is it possible for you to correct this. I love my music flawless, especially if it’s something I’m gonna keep, like this one. 🙂

    • Hi Steen, Thanks for letting me know, I will check this when I get home tonight and will probably need to re-rip it. This rip came from a mint sealed copy of the 12″ so I’m surprised there’s a problem, I may need to put in through the record cleaner just to be sure. EV

  2. Whew heard the little skip too thought I was downloading too many items at same time. Hopefully the skip is recoverable. Great to hear this always loved the Alisha version and never knew it was a remake.

  3. Perfect, really appreciate you taking the time to correct the glitch. This just show that you care about the music. Keep the music alive.

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