Success came slowly for the band, who played constantly as they built a following. Their first real breakthrough was 1981's "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)," which reached #15 on the singles chart. However, they are probably best-known for "Jeopardy" from their 1983 Kihnspiracy LP (yes, Kihn has a thing for puns as album titles).
The wild, surreal video quickly gained traction on MTV and helped propel the song to the #2 slot on the charts (behind Michael Jackson's "Beat It"). While the song isn't spooky, the video, complete with skeletons, zombies and a giant, tentacled monster seemed like a great fit for our All Hallows Eve videos.
Although Kihn has not had a charting single since 1986, he remains active in the music industry. He was also a DJ on KFOX in San Jose, California for 16 years (he and the station parted ways in 2012).
The Greg Kihn Band's rarer (and excellent) "Reunited" was posted on ERV in April 2014.