Following the recent post of “Bounce Back” by Fire On Blonde, there was a lot of interest in this little known duo who had recorded the single which then went on to be covered by Alisha and Martika.
I had requests for more Fire On Blonde and as fate would have it, found the final 12″ single by the act “Wrong Number” at a record fair over the weekend in the bargain bin.
“Wrong Number” was again co-written by Michael Jay who went on to produce Alisha’s 1990 album “Bounce Back”. Jay would also hand over “Wrong Number” to Alisha and it was released as the second single from album.
In his review of the Alisha album, Alex Henderson of Allmusic wrote “…. its best songs are “Wrong Number” and the title song, both of which Jay had co-written and given to dance-pop duo Fire On Blonde in the 1980s. Fire’s versions were superior, though Alisha’s aren’t bad.”
Wrong Number (Vocal/12″ Version) 6:48
Wrong Number (Vocal/Edit) 3:48
Wrong Number (Bonus Beats) 4:58