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It’s time to flashback to the 1980s and three more of my favorite songs.
“Broken Wings” — Mr. Mister
When I was researching the charts, I was shocked to learn that the California band, Mr. Mister only had three top ten hits and they had a very short career. Their first big hit, “Broken Wings” made it all the way to the top in 1985. It was followed by another #1, “Kyrie”, the same year. The group’s final top ten hit, “Is it Love” peaked at #8 in 1986.
“The Reflex” — Duran Duran
I have to admit that I was a huge fan of the 1980s British Invasion. I was captivated by Culture Club because of Boy George’s envelope-pushing persona. And, with Duran Duran, it was my first boy band crush. It took years for them to be replaced by New Kids on the Block!
Although the band scored its first top ten hit in 1982 with “Hungry Like The Wolf”, it would be the group’s fifth top ten song that became their first chart topper. In 1984, the third release from the album “Seven and the Ragged Tiger”, “The Reflex” hit the top of the chart.
“Two of Hearts” — Stacey Q
While California singer Stacey Q hit the top forty chart twice in the U.S. (“We Connect” hit #35 in 1987), she’ll always be known as a one-hit wonder. Her first pop hit, “Two of Hearts” made it all the up to #3 in 1986.