Wilder was one-half of the Greenwich Villagefolk rock group Matthew & Peter in the 1970s. In 1978, he moved to Los Angeles, and sang for television commercials and as a backing vocalist for Rickie Lee Jones and Bette Midler.
Wilder’s debut album, I Don’t Speak the Language (1983), reached No. 49 on the Billboard 200, fueled by “Break My Stride”. Wilder had some continued success with the single “The Kid’s American”, which reached No. 33 in 1984, but the single failed to match the success of “Break My Stride”. Wiki