Monday, April 18, 2011

"I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow.

OK, more 80's one-hit wonders: Originally performed by The Strangeloves in '65, this #11 Berns/Feldman/Goldstein/Gottehrer composition is an excellent example of Bo Diddley beat. A 16 year-old Annabella Lwin backed by former Adam and The Ants members covered it in '82. Although it only peaked at #62, it has become an 80's New Wave classic due in part to its early MTV video. Featured in "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion". #86 on VH1's Greatest Songs of The Eighties and #8 on The 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of The Eighties. Song? Group?

Yesterday's answer: "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Sir Cliff Richard.

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