- Gary Numan, Cars
- Sheena Easton, Morning Train
- J. Geils band, Freeze Frame
- Quarterflash, Harden My heart
- Toto, Rosanna
- Tommy Tutone, 867-3509
- Laura Brannigan, Gloria
- Flock of Seagulls, I Ran
That playlist arguably demands a post, but a subsequent event sealed the deal. In a conversation with the Chief Judge of the Basic Court, it somehow came up that he was a music expert, and he spent some time telling me what a vibrant scene the town had, particularly in the 1980s. When I mentioned the radio programming, he nodded knowingly:
"Oh yes, that European pop was huge," he told me. "Kajagoogoo was extremely popular."
I couldn't manage the witty riposte that formed on the tip of my tongue about one-hit wonders. Too shy, I suppose.