As a result of their previous work, the act's self-titled major label debut consisted primarily of reworked material - making it something of a greatest hits record. The album would go on to become a major success, reaching #25 on the charts, led by the ever present (in the summer of 1985) "Walking on Sunshine," which peaked at #9. However, "Do You Want Crying?" would also break the top 40 at #37, as would 1989's "That's the Way" (#16).
While Katrina & the Waves continued recording and touring in the 1990's, they did not have much in the way of major commercial success ... until a surprising win at the 1997 Eurovision song contest with "Love Shine a Light," which would go on to be a #3 smash in the U.K. Sadly, this second period of success did not last, and the group broke up in 1998, though there have been occasional reunions in recent years.