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The Police / Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

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Gary Numan / Cars

Although Gary Numan’s iconic synth-pop hit, Cars, was released in the summer of 1979, it would display enough staying power to become one of the biggest international hits of 1980. From his Lp, The Pleasure Principle, it remains a touchstone of the decade of excess, to this day.

Numan has continued to record over the years, and in 2021, released the album Intruder, on the BMG label.

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Blondie / Call Me

Released as a single in February of 1980, Call Me by Blondie. The song was an international smash hit for the band, and was the theme song for the Richard Gere film, American Gigolo.

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‘Til Tuesday / Love In A Vacuum

Released as a single by ‘Til Tuesday in 1985, Love In A Vacuum. From their Epic Records’ Lp, Voices Carry. Though not a huge charting song (it reached #88), it has since become a classic of the new wave era.

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OMD / Enola Gay

Released as a single in 1980, from OMD’s Organisation Lp, Enola Gay. Initially, the band was unsatisfied with the track, though they agreed with their record label that it might have the potential to be a pop hit. Today, many fans consider it to be one of their best songs.

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Devo / Girl U Want

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The Go-Go’s / Get Up and Go

Get Up and Go was released by The Go-Go’s as the second single from their Vacation Lp, in 1982. It cracked the Billboard Top 100, ultimately peaking at #50.

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The English Beat / Mirror In The Bathroom

Released as a single in 1980, The English Beat’s Mirror In The Bathroom, from their debut Lp, I Just Can’t Stop It. While rumors went around that the song was about illegal drugs, frontman Dave Wakeling has insisted that it’s about narcissistic behavior.

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Devo / Freedom Of Choice

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Cindy Wilson

Born on this day in 1957, in Athens, Georgia, singer and musician Cindy Wilson. Wilson is a founding member of the new wave band, The B-52′s.