Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wonderful One-Hit Wonders: “Heaven” by Eurogliders (1984)

This track made more of an impact on MTV than on the overall US pop charts (it peaked at #21 in the States), and is pretty much all that was heard from this band on this side of the ocean. It's glossy pop music that does everything a pop song is supposed to do, with a danceable groove and a memorable hook.

This song came around right in the middle of the Second British Invasion (even though this band is Australian), when New Wave briefly perfected a formula that could get it over to the Top 40 pop charts. Sure, it’s plastic, but it also has energy and life in it, and it works.

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