Thursday, June 23, 2011
80's Days of Summer: Day 10- Our Lips Are Sealed
Since I've fallen a little behind with the 80's Days of Summer, today I'm throwing out a two-fer. A staple 80's New Wave hit and an example of power pop at it's best.
Co-written by Jane Weiden and Terry Hall, 'Our Lips Are Sealed' was a huge hit for both Weiden's Go-Go's in 1982 (reaching #47 on the Billboard singles chart) and a year later for Hall's Fun Boy Three (peaking at #7 on the U.K. singles chart).
The video for the Go-Go's version of the song helped propel the fledgling MTV into supernova. The video was played every hour on the hour when it was first released.
Little known fact: David Byrne who produced the Fun Boy Three's 1983 LP 'Waiting' is also credited with lead guitar on the track.
Although both versions are equally unique and amazing, I have to go with the Go-Go's on this one. The bass line is just too infectious.
The Go-Go's- Our Lips Are Sealed (1981, IRS Records)
Fun Boy Three- Our Lips Are Sealed (1983, Chrysalis Records)
The Go-Go's-Our Lips Are Sealed
Fun Boy Three-Our Lips Are Sealed