In 1988, When in Rome released their self-titled debut album. It’s the only studio album that the original lineup has released to date. Their debut single was The Promise, and it was a huge hit on the Dance charts hitting number one in 1988. It also peaked at number 11 on the Hot 100 charts.
The song was prominently featured in the 2004 movie Napoleon Dynamite, and was track number 43 on the movie soundtrack… yep, there were 43 songs on the soundtrack! If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s actually pretty funny. It’s quirky as hell, but a good movie nonetheless.
Enjoy this look back at When in Rome’s music video for The Promise as well as a clip from Napoleon Dynamite featuring The Promise!