80s Song of the Day: We Got the Beat by The Go-Go’s

We Got the Beat by The Go-Go’s was released in the United States on January 16, 1982, with Can’t Stop the World as the B side. It was the second single from the band’s debut album Beauty and the BeatContinue reading


80s Song of the Day: Our Lips Are Sealed by The Go-Go’s

Can you hear them
They talk about us
Telling lies
Well that’s no surprise

our lips are sealedOur Lips Are Sealed by The Go-Go’s was released June 12, 1981, with Surfing and Spying as the B side. It was the first single from the band’s debut album, Beauty and the Beat.

The song reached No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 47 on the UK Singles chart. It was a Top 5 hit in Australia and Canada.

Watch the official music video for the song.

45 RPMs: The Go-Go’s Our Lips Are Sealed

Give no mind to what they say
It doesn’t matter anyway

beauty and beat peachI was only 7 years old when the Go-Go’s debut album, Beauty and the Beat, and its first single, Our Lips Are Sealed, were released in 1981, but I still remember standing in the middle of a department store begging my mother to buy me the record. The cover art – with the Go-Go’s wearing towels and face cream – was mesmerizing, and it was impossible not to start moving and singing along immediately upon hearing those first notes of Our Lips Are Sealed.

From that first song, the Go-Go’s made a huge impression on me when I was younger. They made me want to start my own all-girl band (until years later when I realized I had absolutely no music talent). They were more relatable somehow than many other music acts at the time – like they could be your older sister and her friends, only much, much cooler. Continue reading