Boy Meets Girl PhotoThe creative union of keyboardist George Merrill and singer Shannon Rubicam resulted in several major hits during the latter half of the '80s. Following their meeting at a wedding at which the two were hired to perform, the Seattle natives formed the venture Boy Meets Girl. Their eponymous, debut release in 1985 made some inroads when the single "Oh Girl" managed to scrape into the bottom reaches of the Top 40. A year later, Whitney Houston's version of their "How Will I Know?" (originally intended for Janet Jackson) became the third number one from Houston's debut, topping both the pop and R&B charts. The duo matched the success of that song when they wrote "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" for Houston's 1987 sophomore effort.

It again reached the chart summit and snagged a win at the following year's Grammy Awards. Now established as songwriters, they released another Boy Meets Girl set in 1988 with Reel Life. With the breezy "Waiting For a Star to Fall," they finally notched a Top Ten single for themselves, as the song climbed to number five. They eked out another hit from the record when the follow-up, "Bring Down the Moon," inched to number 49. New Dream failed to elicit any interest upon its release several years later and their marriage would end in divorce during the '90s. Although they didn't come close during this period to equaling their commercial successes, either as artists or songwriters, they would continue to work together. 2003 brought the release of a new album, The Wonderground; it was released on their own label, BoyMeetsGirl Music. ~ Mark Deming, All Music Guide