Anglo For Your Ear: Dave Stewart with Colin Blunstone,”What Becomes Of the Broken Hearted.”

This song has been covered a gazillion times – notablyby Robson & Jerome – but this 1980 versionis one of the most innovative. Musician DaveStewart (not the one from the Eurythmics)canned the Motown drums of the 1966 JimmyRuffin original, replacing them with subtle technobeats and synths. And former Zombies leadsinger Colin Blunstone provides sexy vocals.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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