Main | Tuesday, March 06, 2012

#1 Thirty Years Ago Today

Ian Dury & The Blockheads member Chaz Jankel went solo and scored the longest-running dance hit of 1982 with seven weeks atop Billboard's chart. This is still one of my all-time favorite tracks and vividly recalls the first time I stepped into Fort Lauderdale's sprawling Backstreet complex during a riotous Sunday t-dance over that year's spring break. Trivia 1: Quincy Jones' 1981 hit Ai No Corrida was a Jankel original. Trivia 2: You might be more familiar with Jankel from Number One, his minor 1985 hit on the Real Genius soundtrack. Trivia 3: The innovative clip for Jankel's 1981 hit Questionnaire was an huge favorite in the then-nascent video bar scene.

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