Friday lost and found: The Sunnyboys' 'You Need a Friend'

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Perhaps the most egregious mistake on Lost and Found so far has been the absence of Australian videos. I will shout from the rooftops for my love of Australia in the ‘80s and vow to rectify my shortcomings by featuring The Sunnyboys' You Need a Friend.

Hailing from Sydney, The Sunnyboys named themselves after an Australian orange-flavored ice treat that was popular in the ‘80s. The Sunnyboys scored a few hits in their native land, including You Need a Friend, which landed them a 1982 appearance on Countdown (Australia’s equivalent to American Bandstand). The band never reached the states and have broken up and reunited multiple times.

- Kevin Wuench, guest blogger

[Last modified: Friday, February 22, 2013 9:15am]

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