“Tell Me Something” was released from Indecent Obsession’s debut album. The album was released under the title, Spoken Words in most of the world; however, in the United States, the album was released as a self-titled album. “Tell Me Something” peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Unfortunately, this ended up being the band’s only hit in America.
I was 15 years old and enjoying the summer between 9th and 10th grade when I heard this song on the radio for the first time. I fell in love with this song immediately. While it fit in with the pop music of the time, you could also hear some inspiration that came from the synthpop of the 1980s. Musically, it’s very upbeat and catchy. It was one of my jams that summer, and it’s a song that I still enjoy 25 years later.
The music video definitely has a Euopean vibe to it, and it’s also rather bright with its colors. Admittedly, there’s nothing terribly special about the music video, but it fits with the mood and feel of the song. Whenever I see this video, I have to remind myself its from the early 1990s, since most of the band members look like they adopted hair styles from the early 1980s.