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Chapter 137: Our Lips Are Sealed

Pop rock & new wave

Have I really put “Mickey,” “I Want Candy” and “I Love Rock And Roll” in the same chapter? These songs share so much DNA they could be triplets, but they’re all worthy Anthology entries, making middle school dances more fun for decades by fusing jump rope rhyme melodies and punk energy. Billy Idol and the Dutch progboys in Golden Earring likewise succumb to a decade dominated by club hits, and deliver a pair of sparkling, dance floor-ready rock songs. Oingo Boingo closes the set with a mad-scientist spin on this glossy sound.
1. The Go-Gos

Our Lips Are Sealed

2. Billy Idol

White Wedding

3. Bow Wow Wow

I Want Candy

4. Pat Benatar

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

5. Peter Schilling

Major Tom

6. Golden Earring

Twilight Zone

7. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

I Love Rock N' Roll

8. Romeo Void

Never Say Never

9. Toni Basil


10. Oingo Boingo