Jimmy Harnen Can T Fight The Midnight

'Where Are You Now'
Single by Synch
from the album ...Get the Feelin'
Released1986
Recorded1986
GenreRock
Length4:32
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Harnen, Rich Congdon
'Where Are You Now'
Single by Jimmy Harnen
from the album Can't Fight the Midnight
Released1989
GenreRock
Length4:29
LabelWTG
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Harnen, Rich Congdon

Jimmy Harnen Can't Fight the Midnight. Add to Custom List. Add to My Collection. Jimmy Harnen-Can't Fight the Midnight (1989) Jimmy Harnen lead vocals. 2.When the midnight comes 3.If she cries 4.All those tears 5.Little Nikki 6.I don't mind.

'Where Are You Now' is a power ballad by the Pennsylvania-based 1980s band Synch. Co-written and sung by Synch band member Jimmy Harnen, the song was initially credited solely to 'Synch' when it was first released in 1986. In 1989, the song was re-released under the name 'Jimmy Harnen with Synch'. The song was featured on the Disney Channel sitcom, Liv and Maddie.

Synch was a band that formed in 1985, with Jimmy Harnen as the drummer. The band's other members were lead vocalist Lou Butwin, guitarist Dave Abraham, bassist James A. Donnelly (who is currently a prominent figure in broadcasting and podsafe music movement[1]), and keyboardist Chuck Yarmey. Although not the 'official' lead vocalist for the group, Harnen was afforded the chance to sing lead on his own composition. 'Where Are You Now' was first released on the independent label Micki Records in 1986. After receiving local airplay in the Wilkes-Barre market, Synch got signed to Columbia Records, and 'Where Are You Now' was re-recorded and re-released as a single, later also appearing in a live version on Synch's lone album, ...Get the Feelin'. By the time this album was recorded, only Harnen and Yarmey remained from the original line-up, with Harnen now the lead vocalist.[2] The single only peaked at #77 on the Billboard Hot 100, leading to the band being dropped from Columbia.

However, in 1989, the song gained huge popularity and received heavy airplay, prompting record executives to re-release the original (major label) recording of the single, now credited to 'Jimmy Harnen with Synch'. WTG, a new label at the time, signed Harnen as a solo artist, and while the song was climbing the charts, he began recording a full-length release for the label. This time, the song peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1989.[3] It also hit #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Harnen's debut solo album, Can't Fight the Midnight was released the same year.

References[edit]

Jimmy Harnen Net Worth

  1. ^James A. Donnelly @madpod.com (originally from a Wikipedia entry for Donnelly that has since been deleted) Retrieved 4-24-2010.
  2. ^Synch- Get the Feelin 1986 (1987 Reissue on Countach Records) Vinyl LP Liner Notes. Retrieved 4-11-2010
  3. ^https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/1989-06-10
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Background information
BornMarch 25, 1963 (age 57)
Plymouth, Pennsylvania
OriginWilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
GenresRock
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, drummer, record label executive
Years active1985–1991
LabelsColumbia

Jimmy Harnen is an American singer, songwriter, drummer, and music industry executive. He had a top ten U.S. hit in 1989 with the power ballad, 'Where Are You Now'.

Biography[edit]

Harnen was born and raised in Plymouth, a small town in northeast Pennsylvania. In high school, he played drums in the marching band. In 1985, he became the drummer for the local band Synch, made up of lead vocalist Lou Butwin, guitarist Dave Abraham, bass guitarist James A. Donnelly and keyboard player Chuck Yarmey.

That year, the band recorded some of their songs, with Harnen singing on one song, 'Where Are You Now'. He had written the song with a friend named Rich Congdon, and the band decided to release it as a single on the independent label Micki Records, originally backed with the Butwin-sung B-side, 'End the Game'.[1]

After receiving local airplay in the Wilkes-Barre market, Synch was signed by Columbia Records and 'Where Are You Now' was re-recorded at The Warehouse in Philadelphia with the former Dakota members Bill Kelly and Jerry Hludzik producing and Dave Abraham playing guitar. The band released the album ...Get the Feelin' in 1986, and 'Where Are You Now' reached #77 on the Billboard Hot 100, staying on the chart for two and half months.[2][3]...Get the Feelin' also included the local single, 'Give Love Another Try',[4][5] but it did not crack the charts. Synch was soon dropped by Columbia. They spent the next few years trying to recapture the spotlight, before disbanding, at which point Jimmy finally got his hair cut.

In the interim, one Richmond VA radio station (WLZR 92.9 FM) was still getting requests for the song, which was a consistent top performer during the nightly local request countdown after its 1986 release. WLZR-FM night DJ Kidd Crockett (later known as Kid Kelly of Z-100 New York and current DJ on Sirius XM 'Hits' channel) continued to play the song even after national airplay had dwindled. A part-time DJ at the station, JJ Wright, had always liked the song and kept a promo single of the record for his personal use. In 1988, Kidd Crockett and JJ Wright reunited in Buffalo NY at WKSE-FM. Shortly after, when another resurgent single, 'Into the Night' by Benny Mardones became a national hit again, JJ dug up his promo 45 and presented it to Kiss 98.5 Program Director, Paul 'Boom Boom' Cannon, who in turn played it for his national music consultant who in turn submitted it to many of his Top 40 and Adult Contemporary radio stations where the domino effect caused a massive revival for the single. In 1989, 'Where Are You Now' had now successfully resurfaced and began receiving a tremendous amount of airplay nationwide, with the song now credited as 'Jimmy Harnen with Synch'. WTG, a new label at the time, signed Harnen and while the song was climbing the charts he began recording a full-length release for the label. This time, the song peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Harnen's first album, Can't Fight the Midnight, featured well-known studio musicians including future American Idol judge Randy Jackson (bass guitar), Toto's Steve Lukather (guitar) and a guest appearance by one of Harnen's idols, REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin and Synch/Dakota guitar player Jon Lorance. The album and tour flopped and Harnen spent the next couple of years releasing occasional songs and tapes until his move to Nashville, Tennessee.

There, he worked as the national promotional director for DreamWorks Records, and with management at Refugee Records. In early October 2006, Harnen rose from vice president of national promotion to senior vice president of promotion for Capitol Records.

In April 2009, Harnen left Capitol and joined Scott Borchetta, the founder of Big Machine Records (label for artists such as Taylor Swift), becoming president of the new label, Republic Nashville. Artists on the label include Florida Georgia Line, whose single 'Cruise' was the most digitally downloaded single in the history of country music, Cassadee Pope, A Thousand Horses, Brett Young, and Ryan Follese.

Discography[edit]

Synch[edit]

Album[edit]

  • 1986: ...Get the Feelin'

Singles[edit]

  • 1985: 'Give Love Another Try'
  • 1986: 'Where Are You Now' - US #77
  • 1987: 'Should Have Said No'

Solo[edit]

Jimmy

Jimmy Harnen Can't Fight The Midnight

Album[edit]

  • 1989: Can't Fight the Midnight

Singles[edit]

  • 1988: 'You're All I Know'
  • 1989: 'No Reason in the World'
  • 1989: 'Where Are You Now' - US #10, US AC #3

References[edit]

  1. ^Synch- 'Where Are You Now' (original single release) @Discogs.com Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  2. ^'Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart (3-01-86)'. 95 Last Week: -- Where Are You Now? Jimmy Harnen With Synch
  3. ^'Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart (5-17-86)'. 95 Last Week: 93 Where Are You Now? Jimmy Harnen With Synch
  4. ^Synch- ...Get the Feelin' @Discogs.com Retrieved 8-30-2014.
  5. ^Synch- 'Give Love Another Try' @YouTube.com Retrieved 8-30-2014.

Jimmy Harnen Songs

External links[edit]

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