Anglo For Your Ear: Thompson Twins’ “Hold Me Now”

You’ll probably hear this 1984 tune at least once an hour on your local ’80s station, but who cares? It’s a mighty enjoyable song, with its simple, almost silly bass line. And the video is so worth it, if only for Tom Bailey‘s ginger-haired, Yorkshire sexiness.

Kevin Wicks

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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