Favorite Power Pop Songs #10 - "Starry Eyes"

@teamfreak16 (40872)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
February 20, 2017 1:13am CST
Rather than come up with a theme for this latest music countdown, I'm going with a genre of which I am quite fond: power pop. #10 in my Favorite Power Pop Songs series is the classic "Starry Eyes" by The Records. The Records were formed in the United Kingdom in 1978 by vocalist and guitarist John Wicks and drummer Will Birch. The Records served as Rachel Sweet's band on Stiff Records' 1978 Be Stiff tour, after which the group quickly took advantage of the power pop resurgence of the late 1970's with "Starry Eyes." Their debut single, "Starry Eyes" was also made available on the band's 1979 debut album, Shades at Night (simply titled The Records here in the States.) The song is a power pop classic, which the All Music Guide has called a "near perfect" single. "Starry Eyes" performed decently enough for a new, unknown British band, reaching #56 on the Billboard Hot 100, yet remains a favorite of genre fans to this day. In 1992, New York based alternative band Too Much Joy covered "Starry Eyes" on their album Mutiny. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
One of the great pop bands of the late 70's and early 80's. The editing was done to make a better quality video.
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@FourWalls (13285)
• United States
20 Feb 17
ONLY number 10???? Bah, humbug!!! I was in a restaurant in Chicago and this played on the in-store music. I had to go out to the car and listen to it for ten minutes. I love this song...needless to say.
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@teamfreak16 (40872)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb 17
I know. Heck, "My Sharona" didn't even make the cut, and it's one of the greatest power pop songs ever made, at least I think so.
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@FourWalls (13285)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@teamfreak16 -- one of the most popular, definitely. I'd take this over "My Sharona."
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@teamfreak16 (40872)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb 17
@FourWalls - Oh, yes, of course. Me too.
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@JohnRoberts (54188)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Feb 17
I remember Rachel Sweet but unfamiliar with this band.
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@teamfreak16 (40872)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb 17
They were only together four years.
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@TRBRocks420 (75400)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Feb 17
I listened to a little bit of it pretty good.
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@teamfreak16 (40872)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb 17
Sweet! I'm always happy when someone listens.
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@tzwrites (4843)
• Romania
20 Feb 17
I never even heard of the band before but I will give it a listen
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@teamfreak16 (40872)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb 17
Well I hope you like it!
• Philippines
20 Feb 17
Thanks for sharing. I was not able to hear the music in its time, but I love fralippolippi. God bless.
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