Released in January 1983, Too Shy reached #1 in the UK singles chart for two weeks. The song is the band's most played song and is often included on many 80s compilation albums.

"Too Shy" was also #1 for five weeks in Germany and reached #5 in the US Billboard Hot 100. The song featured on the band's debut album White Feathers and was played heavily on MTV.

Kajagoogoo started out as Art Nouveau in 1979 (they released one single entitled The Fear Machine) but without lead singer Limahl, who's real name is actually Christopher Hamill - Limahl is an anagram of his surname.

Now, I'm sure that you'll agree that the bassline by Nick Beggs is pure quality. Indeed, virtually all of their singles featured some fantastic basslines. You can view videos for all of the band's singles on our Kajagoogoo playlist page.

"Too Shy" also reached #2 in New Zealand and Switzerland, #4 in Austria and Sweden, and #5 in Holland. The song's video was played frequently on MTV, which helped the band to experience major success with the single in the United States. However, Kajagoogoo failed to achieve further major success with their follow-up singles in the U.S., and are, therefore, considered to be "one hit wonders" here.
Although "Too Shy" was penned by the band themselves, the production was left to Colin Thurston (who produced Duran Duran's early albums) and Duran Duran's keyboard player Nick Rhodes.
The B-side 7 inch and 12 inch singles featured an instrumental version of the A-side, with the 12 inch also including the track "Take Another View".

For those of you into house music then you should enjoy this SirAiva remix from Soundcloud.