Some 1981 one hit wonders for the weekend

This week we have two indie one hit wonders from 1981. The songs were both in the chart in April of that year. They have little in common but strangely both feature snippets of telephone conversations!

Firstly we have British band Landscape. Strictly, I suppose they weren’t a one hit wonder as their second song “Norman Bates” made number 40 but it is this song they are remembered for. The weird, wacky and irritatingly catchy “Einstein a Go-Go”!

“Einstein a Go-Go” (extended) by Landscape reached number 5
(Uploaded to YouTube by Steve Chase)

Next is British punk/new wave band “Department S” who took their name from the 1969/1970 TV series.

“Is Vic there?” by Department S reached number 22
(Uploaded to YouTube by Adi Karić)

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