There are some BIG songs on tonight's One Hit Wonder Wednesday Night Shift with Craig Allen. We've been working our way through the 1980s and tonight it's -- 1983.

7 pm: Kajagoogoo - Too Shy

Reached #5

Duran Duran guitarist Nick Rhodes is credited for getting this group signed.


8 pm: Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax

 Reached #10

Although they denied it at first, the band admitted years later that this song is -- well -- what everyone thought it was about.



9 pm: Nena - 99 Luftballons

Reached #2

Originally in German, it was never intended to have worldwide success, until a disc jockey on the east coast started playing. Next thing you know, they recorded an English version.

German Version

English Version


10 pm: Taco - Puttin On The Ritz

Reached #4

I think it's one of the oldest sampled songs, going back to the 1920s.


11 pm: Spandau Ballet – True

 Reached #4

This song has been used in so many TV shows and movies. It has also been sampled a couple of times, including P.M. Dawn with "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss Of You". Which, by the way, hit #1 on the chart. Bigger than the original.

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