First Hit #1: April 15, 1989
Did you kind of like Sledgehammer but feel it needed less sax and more falsetto? Well then Fine Young Cannibals have the song for you! That’s not completely fair, the only similarity is really the distinct guitar lick, but it owes a debt to other pop music as well, and the song as a whole is one of those songs that keep reminding you of other songs. It arranges the components of all the bands influences into something that feels almost original, but not quite, as all the components are recognizable and the feel of the song is still largely cribbed from somewhere else. Then again, unless you intend to listen to all the songs at once, which is going to sound closer to Metal Machine Music than a pop tune if you attempt it, this is an enjoyable meld of different influences.