The The – Uncertain Smile
The The are a band that I came to in the late 1980s, with the wonderful album Mindbomb, but (because of the glut of wonderful memories from the late 80s) it's a track from their first proper album that makes this list.
Uncertain Smile has the best piano solo on a pop song ever. And it's Mr Jules Holland who's responsible. I have known people do air piano to the closing bars of the song. Notably Joe Bidgood, perennial Loughborough Student and presenter (for a while) on LCR 963. More about him and that in 1993.
Number one on my birthday in 1983: Billy “Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh” Joel – Uptown Girl
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