Friday, March 6, 2015

Wonderful One-Hit Wonders: "Heart and Soul" by T'Pau (1987)

This track from a British band named after a Vulcan priestess from the original Star Trek TV series has got one foot in pure '80s bubble-gum synth pop and the other in R&B, with lead singer Carol Decker playing dual vocalist by singing and rapping at the same time. The two tracks bounce off each other melodically, each acting as the backup for the other.

Although the band had success in Europe, this is their only song to chart in the US. Of the songs that get played on FM radio stations during their "Best of the '80s" shows, this is one of the few that I can listen to all the way through.

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