"Hey! Do you want to know what I wanna do? I wanna go back in time"
Those are the opening lyrics to one of the best pop songs I've heard in a really long time.
The new single is 1983, by none other than Limahl himself.
I honestly can't remember when I've been so excited about something. This may be an exaggeration but really, only I would know that. The minute I heard it I knew that I had to have it. It is to me the quintessential dance tune that can move the stubbornest of non-movers. The more I listen, the more I wanted to listen and the more I want to listen, the more I wished I was on a dance floor choreographing the best dance number since Thriller. It inspired me that much. Sound unbelievable?, probably, but hey, those who know me don't call me Pollyanna for nothing.
There are 6 versions of 1983, a little something for everyone. There
are the Clouds and Coffee versions, one for radio play and one that is
extended..very nice. There are the two Tom Moroca Remixes, one is
extended play and the other is the radio play. These latter two I felt
were a must for any hard-core clubber that wants more beat and less
lyrics. The next one is the Original Radio Version, very upbeat and
poppy keeping your foot-tapping and your body swaying, the way pop songs
should. And finally my personal favorite, the Acapella version, except
for some added vocals to fill the chorus, this version is all Limahl,
singing in the smooth and silky style that has made him well known
throughout the world. No beats, no music. Its heaven.
What? That's it? No back story? No history? Hey, I didn't write the song I just really love it. I know that Limahl has done several radio interviews since the release, so you might want to go to his website and check them out or follow him on Twitter to keep posted on the happenings. Me personally I want it to be a world wide phenomenon. But here again this is Pollyanna talking :) 1983 is available for MP3 download on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.UK (UK residents only), 7digital.com and iTunes. Get yours today, I highly recommend it.