My Top 1000 Songs #580: Our Lips Are Sealed

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

Yeah, sure, it's easy to take this one for granted these days. Catchy pop song, all-girl band, whatever... but when we first heard this hit the radio back in 1981, along with the rest of Beauty And The Beat, it was one of those songs where... well, everything changed.

It was the summer after freshman year of high school. Overnight camp in Wisconsin; my last summer without a driver's license (or a girlfriend). And then everything changed.

Live 2001:
Fun Boy Three version (co-written by singer Terry Hall with the Go-Gos' Jane Wiedlin):