Struggling, why, oh why couldn't I remember the name?
.......................Something I can't put my finger on
Set in motion a series of thoughts and flashes
That somehow had me humming the bars to
One truly rad 80s song today
Outside a pet store?!
Of all unlikely places
Until I was home
And I knew
Relieving the iconic Tina Turner, uncontested for several months with the extended anthem of "We Don't Need Another Hero" ( "Thunderdome"), is Robert Palmer's "Johnny and Mary."
Robert Palmer, 1949-2003, like many of the legendary 1980s musicians, was a dressy, Britain-born performer who uniquely epitomized New Wave style and jazzy swagger. He did this perhaps most memorably in "Simply Irresistible," the music video (in the dawn of the video era) capitalizing on the pastel red, black and alluring flourishes often associated with Patrick Nagel and the general artistic zeitgeist of the time.
Please see this excellent online bio: http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Palmer_Robert.html
Fare thee well, great diva Tina.