Monday, July 13, 2020

Musical Monday - Too Shy by Kajagoogoo

#1 on the Billboard Hot 100: Never.
#1 on the Cash Box Top 100: Never.
#1 on the U.K. Chart: February 19, 1983 through February 26, 1983.

There's not a lot to say about this song. It hit it big just as the New Wave musical movement was cresting and rode that cultural moment to the top of the U.K. Charts. There isn't really all that much to the song itself other than a kind of catchy chorus and the lead singer's two-toned hair. Only a handful of months after this song was released, the band fired the lead singer, and then floundered for a couple more years before completely falling apart. Too Shy was both the peak of Kajagoogoo's career, and the beginning of the end for them.

Previous Musical Monday: Africa by Toto
Subsequent Musical Monday: Baby Come to Me by Patti Austin and James Ingram

Previous #1 on the U.K. Chart: Down Under by Men at Work
Subsequent #1 on the U.K. Chart: Billie Jean by Michael Jackson

List of #1 Singles from the Billboard Hot 100 for 1980-1989
List of #1 Singles from the Cash Box Top 100 for 1980-1989
List of #1 Singles on the U.K. Chart for 1980-1989

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