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ONE FOR ALL: I post all kind of music on here, but rarely do I post a stone-cold pop classic that absolutely everyone knows. I had to do so today though. I consider this to be one of the most brilliant pieces of pop music ever written. From its sleek, synthesized production by Martin Rushent to its addictively catchy chorus, it’s what Stephan Thomas Erlewine of All Music brilliantly describes as ‘a devastating chronicle of frayed romance wrapped in the greatest pop hooks and production of its year.’ There’s little to add to that really. Every element of this track works in essence. Oakey and Sulley’s differing point of views on the decline of their relationship is captivating, particularly as Oakey plays the controlling boyfriend so well. Despite all of the cultural references and watered down cover versions that have followed the track since 1981, it’s brilliance has not dulled one bit. Here’s the proof for you to see, hear and thoroughly enjoy most of all. One of the few enduring products of pop culture at its most supreme.

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Don’t You Want Me - The Human League

Once, I was even told that I looked like Susan Ann Sulley. Even though she’s blonde.