“Break My Stride” on Solid Gold

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite candy, what with the two great tastes that taste great together. Here then is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups of my pop culture universe when I was five — Matthew Wilder’s “Break My Stride,” the first or second 45 I ever owned, and Solid Gold, getting chocolate in each other’s peanut butter and vice versa.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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One thought on ““Break My Stride” on Solid Gold

  1. Dudley88 says:

    I think I was in the 9th grade when this song came out. I never really liked it, but I always laugh when I hear it.
    My buddies and I would go to a bar every Saturday afternoon, because they had a Donkey Kong Jr. game, cocktail version. The owner would be in there working, and he would often have his 3 year-old daughter with him.
    She would ask him for money to put in the juke box, and he’d give her a quarter (you got 3 songs for a quarter) and she would always play this song 3 times.
    My buddies and I, playing the video game, would laugh and ask each other “Why does she only play this song?” Well, we figured it out one day. The selection number for that song was 123. She would put the quarter in the slot and press 123, 123, 123.

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