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Help With The Genre Of A Song

Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:31 pm

Hey There:

I am sure there are many individuals here on this site that are good with music, and know a lot about it. I am one of those guys who pretty much listen to everything, and the one song I listed below is one of my all time favorites. I understand that the genre of this song is "New Wave" but to me it sounds a little like Reggie. Can anyone help me find more songs with this type of rhythm and beat to it? ( Sorry if the thread title is a little misleading, I was not sure how to word this question).

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From what I understand this song is very popular in Australia!
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RE: Help With The Genre Of A Song

Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:40 pm

Oh my god, I haven't seen that video in 25 years.

I would classify it as pop reggae (heavy on the pop).
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RE: Help With The Genre Of A Song

Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:58 pm

What can I say? It's a classic!

As for other similar songs, The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats ( ) is always played right after this song on my iTunes. They're relatively similar (in the 80's kind of style).

But if you are looking into the reggae influenced stuff, I think you'd be interested in Ska. Bands like The Specials, The Beat (or English Beat in the US), and Madness ('our House' song). I suspect you may even enjoy bands like Cornershop.

Here are a couple examples:

Either way you're looking at late 70's and 80's era music.

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RE: Help With The Genre Of A Song

Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:16 am

Of course there's UB40, a British reggae band that's been around at least as long as Men At Work-
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