Saturday, November 07, 2009

Retro Saturday: Joe Jackson

Went into a shop today and they were playing a Joe Jackson song so the lightbulb went on in my head and I thought: "Retro Saturday"!

It's just over 30 years since the singer-songwriter Joe Jackson had his first UK chart hit with the (still wonderful) new wave classic "Is She Really Going Out With Him". This was followed by "It's Different For Girls" which gave him his biggest chart hit:

My favourite Joe Jackson song is "Steppin' Out" from 1983 which is a true classic. (My definition of a true classic is a song which still sounds as fresh and wonderful today as it did back then). Jazzy and uptempo, with a distinctive piano hookline and a very memorable video :

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