Throwback Thursday- BBMak ‘Back Here’
“Back Here” is the debut single by British pop rock band BBMak. It was written by the three members of the group, Mark Barry, Christian Burns and Stephen McNally along with songwriter Phil Thornalley. It appears on BBMak’s debut studio album, Sooner or Later.
The group got their name from the first initial of their last names, get it! Barry, Burns, McNally! BBMak! I never knew that until right now. I’m just dropping some knowledge on ya.
“Back Here” was originally released in the UK in 1999, where it barely made the Top 40 on the UK Singles Chart in August, peaking at number 37. The next year, the song was released in the United States and proved more successful, rising to number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of that year and remaining in the Top 40 for 24 weeks. The single was re-released in the UK in February 2001 and made the Top 10 on the UK Singles Chart, debuting at #5.
After BBMak disbanded in 2003, the former members have pursued solo careers in the music and entertainment business. “Back Here” remains the group’s biggest hit in either the UK or the US. This song was also featured on the 2000 compilation album, Now That’s What I Call Music! 5.
Those headphones though!