Today in Music History, March 5

27 years ago today, March 5, 1986 a band with a redundant name, Mr. Mister, had a #1 hit song/prayer entitled  ” Kyrie ”   It appeared on their 1985 album “Welcome to the Real World.  It was #1 for two weeks.

The words to “Kyrie” were written by lyricist John Lang who co-wrote the songs on all of Mr. Mister’s albums. The music was composed by Richard Page and Steve George while on tour with Adam AntKýrie, eléison means “Lord, have mercy” in Biblical Greek, and is a part of many liturgical rites in Eastern and Western Christianity. Kýrie, eléison; Christé, eléison; Kýrie, eléison is a prayer that asks “Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy”. According to Page the entire song is, essentially, a prayer.  

So when the band  made their money to live on from this song they were living on a prayer!  (See what I did there?)

I would almost call this band a one hit wonder, but they did have another hit with “Broken Wings.”

The video for the song features some footage from Mr. Mister’s tour in 1985 with what famous female artist?

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