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Matthew Wilder (born Matthew Weiner, January 24, 1953) is an American musician, composer and record producer. In early 1984, his single "Break My Stride" hit #2 on the Cash Box Top 100 and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Born in New York City, Wilder was one-half of the Greenwich Village folk group Matthew & Peter in the 1970s. In 1978 he moved to Los Angeles, California, 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 chart, 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".