Kajagoogoo frontman Limahl releases new single titled "1983"
29 years ago in early 1983, the British pop band Kajagoogoo rose to the top of the music charts. With heavy airplay on radio and MTV, their single "Too Shy" would reach #1 in the UK and #5 in the US. But surprisingly just a few months later, the band would split ways with lead singer Christopher Hamill aka Limahl. He would launch a solo career and would immediately achieve two hit singles in 1984. The biggest of those was the international hit "The Never Ending Story" from the popular film, which would reach the top ten in 12 different countries. Limahl would go on to release two more solo albums before reuniting with Kajagoogoo in 2003 for VH1's reality show Bands Reunited. Now in 2012, Limahl has returned to the airwaves with a new single that pays tribute to the year that he rose to fame!
Recently, I was personally contacted by Tommy Olsen who owns a Norwegian production company. Along with Dig Music, his company KVK Digital released Limahl's new single "1983" on January 20, 2012. Olsen, along with Limahl, Stig Antoneson, and Rune Maurtvedt wrote and produced the single, which also includes two remixed versions. Here is what Olsen says about Limahl's new single:
The song is about the fabulous 80's with MTV, synthesizers, vinyl, and cassette. (Limahl's) "namedropping" several UK acts that influenced him in the song, groups like Duran Duran, Visage, and Human League. The release was exactly 29 years after the release of the UK no. 1/US no. 5 hit “Too Shy” by Kajagoogoo. The track has received massive attention and media/press from all over the world have been contacting us about Limahl.
80's VJ host Pat Sharp also did a teaser for '1983':
We released a new free "Limahl 1983" app for iPhone and Ipad last week following the release of the single. The "Limahl 1983" app is listed as one of 21 cool new apps to try out in this article from the UK website The Guardian.