Spandau Ballet-“True”-1983

“Huh huh huh huuuuuu-uuuhhh”
This is the unmistakable chorus for a song that was part of the soundtrack for the 80’s. Spandau Ballet’s “True” is easily in anyone’s top ten list for most well-known 80’s song.

Some would say that the song is some kind of an homage to the slow ballads played by motown artists like Marvin Gaye and The Temptations. While the song may have been created with that in mind, I think that the song created and re-created the new age music movement and the adult contemporary genre. While it may not have been the first entry into those arenas, it was definitely the flagship piece for the two genres. Listen to any new age or adult contemporary song after “True” was released and the influence will be quite apparent.

“True” is a relaxing song and a great recording. The fact that it made an impression on two branches of music makes it even better.

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