Another nail in the heart of the '80s? This Squeeze tune deserves more love
The '80s was filled with peculiarities. We might be able to explain mullets, Walkmans and Garbage Pail Kids, but will we every explain why Squeeze didn't have more Top 40 success in the U.S. pop charts with winners like Another Nail In My Heart?
During the '80s, Squeeze only hit the U.S. Top 40 twice in the last part of the decade with Hourglass and 853-5937, so the assumption is they didn't sell well in America. However, the greatest hits album Singles - '45 and Under that was released in 1982 and covered their singles from 1978 to 1982 has gone on to platinum status with sales over a million in the U.S.
While it's better to be appreciated later than never, singles like Another Nail In My Heart are a good example of what Americans were missing. Another Nail In My Heart is off the 1980 album Argy Bargy (British slang for a heated discussion) that also includes classic Squeeze songs like Pulling Mussels From A Shell. Another Nail In My Heart was a Top 20 hit in the U.K. and video highlights including the cheeky fun of pianist Jools Holland pushing his piano to the gig.