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Name that 80s tune: "Too Shy"



Kajagoogoo Our "name that 80s tune" challenge for episode #101 wasn't quite the brain-teaser I thought it was when I put the show together. By now, even people in countries without the Internet know the correct answer: "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo.

The song was the debut single by the band and was released in January 1983. It became a No. 1 hit in the U.K. and peaked at No. 5 in the United States. Two other tunes -- "Ooh to Be Ah" and "Hang on Now" -- also were top 15 hits in the U.K. But things went downhill for the band when lead singer Limahl was fired.

Though the band briefly reunited in 2004, these days they continue to go it without Limahl. The current lineup of Nick Beggs, Steve Askew and Stuart Neale released a new single -- "Rocket Boy" -- in June. A new album is planned for 2008. Check out the band's official website for the latest news along with other multimedia features-- including their own podcast. (How will until they appear on the Stuck in the 80s podcast? We'll see.)

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:25pm]


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