Frankie Goes to Hollywood started a five-week run at no. 1 on the UK singles chart with “Relax!”
Tag: New Wave
Hall and Oates’ “Maneater” reached no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on this date in 1982.
Happy 61st birthday Kim Wilde!
35 years ago today, pop history was made when the Top 5 UK singles were all by female vocalists. Kim Wilde was one of them.
The frontman of synth-pop juggernaut Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan, turned 59 today.
“Judas”, from Depeche Mode’s Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993), caught my attention a bit late. It took me a while to embrace it. But then once it got stuck on you, it kinda got stuck forever.
Peter Wolf turned 74 today. He was pretty popular here in Indonesia back in the early 80s via “Centerfold”, “Freeze-Frame” and “Love Stinks” with the band he fronted, the J. Geils Band.
A Spotify playlist of my own personal favourite Gahan & co. songs. From Speak & Spell to Songs of Faith and Devotion. Celebrating black and new life. This is music for the masses. Cheers to Basildon beat, nodisco, and can’t get enough Clarke.