BEST OF THE 80S REWIND FESTIVALS
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
1. Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
2. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
This is official footage from Rewind in 2012. It's a short clip, but it really gives you a good sense of the atmosphere at the event, and Rick's voice is on top form. Produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman and Rick Astley's debut single, "Never Gonna Give You Up" topped the charts in 25 countries and remains his biggest hit.
3. Holly Johnson - Relax
4. StarShip - We Built This City
5. ABC - The Look Of Love
"The Look Of Love" was ABC's biggest 80s hit here in the UK, reaching #4 in 1982, and featuring on the band's classic album The Lexicon Of Love. The song also reached a very respectable #18 in the U.S. This is a very decent performance from Henley in 2011, and Martin Fry can still belt out those hits!
6. Billy Ocean - When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
7. Midge Ure - Fade To Grey
"Fade To Grey" was a huge synthpop hit back in 1980 for Visage, of course. The song was partly produced and written by Midge Ure, and although I would prefer to see Steve Strange as a vocalist, this is an interesting version of the song with a rockier edge performed at Rewind in 2017.