The Blow Monkeys – It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way – Official Music Video
The song was written by the band frontman Dr. Robert (born Bruce Robert Howard). It was released as the lead single from The Blow Monkeys’ third album “She Was Only a Grocer’s Daughter”. The single was released in January 1987 with “Ask For More” on the B-side. It reached #5 in the UK singles chart and a#8 in Spain.