It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this
Also listening to:

Howard Jones

Howard Jones was one of the defining figures of mid-'80s synth pop. Jones' music merged the technology-intensive sound of new wave with the cheery optimism of hippies and late-'60s pop. Jones racked up a string of hits in the mid- and late '80s before he retreated into being a cult figure in the '90s.

A native of Southampton, England, Jones learned how to play piano at the age of seven. By the time he was a teenager, his family had relocated to Canada, which is where he joined his first band, a progressive rock group called Warrior. Eventually, Jones moved back to England, where he played in a number of different groups. In the mid-'70s, he enrolled in the Royal Northern College of Music. After he dropped out, he played with a variety of local Southampton jazz and funk bands. Eventually, Jones began performing as a solo artist with synthesizers and drum machines. For these one-man concerts, Jones had a mime named Jed Hoile perform. After a few years of solo performing, Jones attracted the attention of John Peel, who offered the keyboardist a BBC session. Soon, Jones was opening for new wave synth pop acts across England. By 1983, he had signed with WEA in England and Europe; in America, he signed to Elektra.

Howard Jones released his first single, "New Song," in England in the fall of 1983 and it became a big hit, peaking at number three. His second single, "What Is Love," was released a few months later and it reached number two. Humans Lib, Jones' debut album, was released in the spring of 1984 and quickly rose to number one in England. Thanks to repeated exposure on MTV, the album became a moderate hit in the U.S. Later in 1984, "New Song" and "What Is Love" became American Top 40 hits, while "Pearl in the Shell" became his third British Top Ten single.

In 1985, Jones phased Hoile out of his live show, formed a touring band, and released his second album, Dream into Action. The record became his most successful, reaching number ten and going platinum in the U.S., spawning the hit singles "Things Can Only Get Better," "Like to Get to Know You Well," "Life in One Day," and "Look Mama." In the spring of 1986, he released Action Replay, an EP of remixes that featured a new version of "No One Is to Blame" from Dream into Action. "No One Is to Blame" became Jones' biggest U.S. hit, peaking at number four. The relatively weaker chart placement of number 16 in the U.K. was indicative of his future in England -- his next single, "You Know I Love You...Don't You?," taken from his third album One to One, became his last British Top 40 hit.

Jones released his fourth album, Cross That Line, in the spring of 1989. The first single from the album, "Everlasting Love," became a number one adult contemporary hit in America, reaching number 13 pop. However, the album stalled at number 65. Jones returned three years later with In the Running, a set that saw him abandoning synthesizers for piano. The album didn't make the charts. Following the release of The Best of Howard Jones in 1993, Elektra dropped him. Instead of seeking a new record contract with another major label, Jones hit the road in 1994, performing acoustic shows. At the 1994 shows, he sold Working in the Backroom -- an album he recorded at his home studio and released on his own label, Dtox Records -- at his concerts. For the next two years, Jones continually toured America and Europe. In 1996, he released Live Acoustic America on PLM Records; People followed two years later. Three live albums -- 2000's Perform '00, 2001's Perform '01, and 2002's The Peaceful Tour -- were released before 2005's Revolution of the Heart offered fans some new material. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Awesome song.
Report as inappropriate
reaper.1976. a l
Just love the lyrics of hj work, completely, totally mindful
Report as inappropriate
jirving619
saw him live last month...stil l awesome !!
Report as inappropriate
reaper.1976. a l
Absolutely one of the best lyricist and artists of our time, DEFINITELY
Report as inappropriate
Things can only get better..... And no one is to blame my favorites... . . .
Report as inappropriate
What is love? Just love the lyrics of the song!
Report as inappropriate
fightsbear1
...an up hill climb, success or failure cannot alter it... how profound is that!?
Report as inappropriate
reaper.1976. a l
Things can only get better, ooooo, yea
Report as inappropriate
Love the guy!!! His music is amazing!
The 80's and early 90's are the best.��
Report as inappropriate
Yes!!
Report as inappropriate
Could I trouble you for a 10¢ College Fund Donation?

http://david s c o l l e g e f u n d . w e e b l y . c o m /
Report as inappropriate
All time favorite still today
Report as inappropriate
vilodalri
Howard Jones is a household name in my heart.
Report as inappropriate
Wow back to the best the 80s
Report as inappropriate
recorriendo el tiempo atras en la escuela donde mi vida era, eterna.
Report as inappropriate
Reminds me of 1986
Report as inappropriate
saw him this last week in Chicago... loved it.
Report as inappropriate
I love the 80,s good times
Report as inappropriate
you like this song, check out my hit single called summer of boners
Report as inappropriate
I do!
Report as inappropriate
Every time I here this song I think off the guys dragging Bernie in the boat I'm sure the song is not in the movie thou.
Report as inappropriate
Love his voice, style and music! Great singer and songwriter! 80's had the best singers and songwriters of all times..;)
Report as inappropriate
Omg me to !!funny thing it never left hahahhahahha h
Report as inappropriate
I miss the 80's, where's my time machine?
Report as inappropriate
TWO THUMBS WAY UP!!!
Report as inappropriate
The 80s my favorite dictate For music everything else
Report as inappropriate
mikepascarel l o
Saw HJ last weekend in Saratoga. He is still great after all these years.
Report as inappropriate
Timeless!
Report as inappropriate
We must return to the 80s!
Report as inappropriate
Saw HoJo the other week in Chicago! Awesome! 10x
Report as inappropriate
He is the greatest! I remember many a college party listening to him! He will be in Orlando Oct 22! (and yes I will be there!)
Report as inappropriate
GREAT TALENT AND VOICE
Report as inappropriate
we used to call him (of course) Ho Jo, and he managed to stay in the 'cool' lane all through his career. I just looked at recent pictures of him and he still looks.. well, cool.
Report as inappropriate
i looked for someone with an interior smile and got him. i always loved that lyric. true true true!!!
Report as inappropriate
I cAN NOT GO EVEN ONE DAY WITHOUT LISTENING TO HojO lOVE LOVE LOVE HIM!
Report as inappropriate
This was the other song I liked from the Dream into Action. "No-one is to blame" is the best song by Howard Jones. Loved it. 1985 was an awesome year. Glory Days!
Report as inappropriate
This was an awesome inspiring song. Where is this talented guy and why hasn't there been more hits by this artist?
Report as inappropriate
anarchyolson
This song is teenage angst! I can still feel it 25 years later!
Report as inappropriate
planetjoe10
I was inspired by Howard Jones musically as a teenager with his great ability to use falsetto and amazing keyboard sounds. Some of the brass sounds he used in the 80's are still the best in the business.
Report as inappropriate
His music was my calm and sanity during my teens, he was always so real and yet positive, something good for a teenager to have.
Report as inappropriate
The first music I ever made out to - Howard Jones Dream into Action album. The man shaped my teen musical tastes.
Report as inappropriate
Always brilliant
Report as inappropriate
sweet sexy love
Report as inappropriate
marc_ws
HoJo Forever! Hard to believe this guy was a star before I was even born...
Report as inappropriate
I only wish I'd have discovered his music sooner, Great stuff!
Report as inappropriate
howie's the man
Report as inappropriate
t-rex101069
One of the Greats!!!!
Report as inappropriate
hardycs
Howard Jones is the one artist that I can't be without. He's been a constant companion since I found him back in high school. Wouldn't consider music the same without the contribution s he's made to it and to my life.
Report as inappropriate
dylantante
this kind of music saved my life at that time...
Report as inappropriate
"...and do you feel scared, I do, but I won't stop and falter..."Ho J O hooked me up in the 80s...
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[121, 114, 77, 66, 79, 105, 115, 70, 65, 72, 90, 72, 123, 105, 116, 78, 108, 72, 107, 67, 79, 123, 98, 126, 101, 112, 77, 79, 69, 70, 69, 74, 74, 102, 67, 86, 102, 106, 79, 107, 81, 65, 118, 73, 81, 83, 87, 97, 92, 117, 88, 116, 79, 95, 80, 98, 127, 71, 88, 91, 107, 101, 82, 95, 120, 127, 124, 121, 122, 73, 111, 89, 89, 110, 104, 68, 73, 70, 89, 85, 118, 92, 118, 106, 121, 102, 88, 89, 67, 89, 91, 110, 103, 108, 125, 126, 72, 109, 112, 125, 73, 65, 79, 81, 111, 66, 111, 71, 99, 107, 116, 85, 83, 106, 71, 101, 85, 125, 64, 126, 93, 108, 77, 78, 102, 78, 120, 89, 93, 109, 82, 99, 88, 111, 93, 95, 90, 114, 126, 100, 85, 81, 115, 104, 117, 99, 109, 116, 119, 67, 75, 122, 80, 127, 113, 64, 116, 71, 86, 90, 108, 106, 78, 110, 126, 71, 94, 71, 82, 98, 89, 101, 84, 84, 88, 98, 88, 107, 105, 91, 104, 65, 71, 110, 77, 123, 79, 109, 88, 91, 78, 121, 67, 85, 103, 116, 124, 66, 96, 72, 120, 124, 94, 84, 75, 102, 77, 71, 64, 100, 80, 116, 71, 122, 87, 115, 67, 101, 73, 127, 111, 80, 85, 87, 83, 118, 65, 65, 102, 109, 117, 70, 68, 94, 66, 78, 97, 88, 108, 67, 71, 72, 126, 67, 123, 93, 116, 89, 125, 106, 77, 77, 93, 119, 107, 121, 79, 114, 70, 65, 103, 112, 118, 70, 94, 118, 110, 117, 92, 78, 88, 91, 87, 88, 112, 78, 76, 72, 114, 67, 121, 109, 105, 120, 114, 102, 117, 84, 80, 76, 64, 113, 127, 111, 85, 82, 119, 101, 96, 94, 80, 108, 104, 110, 121, 127, 105, 100, 88, 114, 112, 67, 82, 115, 120, 88, 106, 76, 84, 113, 79, 86, 74, 90, 106, 105, 115, 113, 78, 93, 101, 104, 126, 113, 98, 109, 71, 84, 117, 101, 111, 103, 84, 79, 92, 81, 117, 95, 107, 113, 127, 95, 91, 98, 118, 92, 70, 114, 76, 71, 112, 69, 80, 76, 111, 75, 80, 108, 111, 72, 125, 123, 69, 100, 110, 115, 91, 119, 98, 74, 82, 80, 95, 71, 113, 103, 77, 116, 81, 101, 88, 65, 96, 85, 84, 88, 64, 85, 89, 98, 100, 122, 115, 87, 82, 75, 104, 106, 98, 119, 88, 125, 122, 91, 113, 71, 75, 85, 124, 91, 114, 117, 82, 120, 71, 118, 88, 101, 114, 90, 125, 65, 84, 114, 84, 91, 66, 122, 98, 100, 85, 118, 105, 65, 100, 94, 97, 110, 75, 114, 102, 98, 94, 119, 109, 84, 65, 92, 110, 106, 101, 112, 85, 74, 84, 65, 70, 75, 85, 109, 81, 119, 84, 78, 114, 96, 75, 77, 116, 66, 102, 92, 94, 96, 121, 75, 108, 99, 119, 104, 68, 92, 87, 101, 116, 102, 79, 80, 127, 103, 79, 82, 81, 70, 126, 90, 117, 96, 88, 103, 104, 107]