Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wonderful One-Hit Wonders: "Tarzan Boy" by Baltimora (1985)

I still have no idea what "Tarzan Boy" is supposed to be about. Beyond the fantastic hook and chorus, there's not really a narrative to the song outside of painting a picture of romping through the jungle. Like so many other great pop songs, coherence or statement-making is beside the point when your song has the kind of dance-pop hook and euphoric strangeness that '80s New Wave did so well.

Click here to see the the gloriously low-tech video from the dawn of the MTV age.

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