30 Day Song Challenge, Day 8

Today’s challenge is a big one for me. Anybody who knows me will tell you that New Wave (as it was applied in the US, to everything from post-punk to ska to synthpop) is probably my favorite genre, if I was forced to choose one. So it’s incredibly difficult to narrow down for me. That said, the challenge reads “a song by a favorite New Wave 80s band” — so I’ll take comfort in the fact that it doesn’t make me choose my all-time single favorite song.

I’ll go with a track from the transformative year of 1982, from a band who most folks only know for “Safety Dance”: