The Cutting Crew is a pop-rock band formed in England in 1985, best known for their #1 hit, "(I Just) Died in Your Arms".
Vocalist Nick Van Eede founded the group along with Canadian guitarist Kevin MacMichael in 1985, and the two made demos that led to a recording contract, before bassist Colin Farley and drummer Martin Beadle joined in 1986.
Their first album, Broadcast, was released on Virgin Records in 1986. Although Virgin Records was already a major label in the UK, their debut sing, "(I Just) Died in Your Arms", provided the first U.S. hit for Virgin as a full-fledged label. Virgin flew the band to New York City for initial recordings of the album, then to Australia to shoot music videos. The unknown band shot to #1 in the major US market, as well as smaller markets such as Canada and Norway, with their debut single. Their most popular single, it was a multiformat success in the US, where it also reached number four on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, #24 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and —in an extended remix version— #37 on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart.