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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From The Thompson Twins‘ 1984 Lp, Into The Gap. Although it broke the top 100 in several countries, The Gap was not issued as a single in The U.K.
Released by Spandau Ballet in November of 1980, as both a 7″ and 12″ single, To Cut A Long Story Short would be the band’s first taste of chart success in The U.K., Ireland and New Zealand.