The Korgis: Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime
On May 25, 1980 The Korgis' runaway hit "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" debuted on the UK pop charts at #61. The single would chart in 37 countries peaking at UK#5 and #18 in the US.
Veterans of the 1970's eclectic art rock band Stackridge, songwriters Andy Davis and James Warren had teamed up again to try to write radio friendly pop songs. Their first hit was a year earlier with "If I Had You".
In an interview with Songwriting Magazine, Warren says the song was written in fifteen minutes:
The song was covered by all kinds of artists including Beck who covered a morose version for the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.