The System – This Is For You (1985)

“This Is for You” is an electro-boogie song recorded by American “emotio-electro” band The System. The song, written by Mic Murphy and David Frank, was released in 1985 by Mirage Records. The song is also included in their 1985 album Pleasure Seekers. The song was mixed by Tom Lord-Alge.

“This Is for You” reached #43 on the Club Play Singles and #8 on the Black Singles charts. In the United Kingdom, the song reached #73 on UK Singles Chart.

This Is For You (Vocal/Long Version)                       6:02

This Is For You (Dub Version)                                 6:00


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The System – Don’t Disturb This Groove (1987)

“Don’t Disturb This Groove” is a song by American synthpop/R&B duo The System, from the 1987 album of the same name. The song was written by The System’s David Frank and Mic Murphy. It was released as the album’s first single.

In May 1987, the song reached number one on the Billboard R&B Singles chart, spending one week on top. It was later a hit on the pop chart during the summer of 1987 as well, peaking at number four on the Hot 100 in July.

In 2003, Victoria Beckham sampled Don’t Disturb This Groove in her double single “This Groove/Let Your Head Go,” which went to #3 on the UK Single Charts.

Don’t Disturb This Groove (Vocal/Remix)                        5:32

Don’t Disturb This Groove (Dub Version)                         4:25

Don’t Disturb This Groove (Groove Remix)                      5:20


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The System ‎– I Wanna Be Your Lover (1989)

The System was an American synth pop duo consisting of vocalist/guitarist Mic Murphy and seasoned session keyboardist David Frank. The band was founded in 1982 in New York and backed up by Paul Pesco on electric guitar and Kris Khellow – keyboards, synthesizers.

David Frank and Mic Murphy met in the early 1980s while working for the soul/funk band Kleer. Frank had gotten a break when Atlantic Records enlisted him as Kleer’s tour keyboardist. The band’s road manager was Mic Murphy, and although Murphy was obviously aware of Frank’s skills, Frank was unaware Murphy could sing.

Later in New York City, David Frank was working on a session that evolved into a track called “It’s Passion” which was to feature a pre-stardom Madonna on vocals.However, due to creative differences, Madonna bowed out. Frank then remembered Murphy and invited him work on it. The results were so impressive that Atlantic Records offered Murphy and Frank a recording deal of their own. Murphy came up with the band’s name, and within weeks “It’s Passion” was receiving massive radio airplay in New York. “It’s Passion” became both a radio and club hit in New York. The interest sparked enough interest for Mirage to give David and Mic an advance for an album.

“I Wanna Be Your Lover” was to be band’s final single from their last album “Rhythm And Romance”, Post Production and Remix by Shep Pettibone.

I Wanna Be Your Lover (12″ House Mix)                       7:09

I Wanna Be Your Lover (7″ Edit)                                     3:46

I Wanna Be Your Lover (Luv-Aholic Mix)                        5:00

I Wanna Be Your Lover (Luv House Mix)                        6:36

I Wanna Be Your Lover (Luv A Dub Mix)                        6:45

I Wanna Be Your Lover (Luv A Dub House Vocal)         3:57

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