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Kajagoogoo's light synth pop and pretty, photogenic look made the group an instant sensation in the early days of MTV. Led by vocalist Limahl (born Chris Hamill), the group also featured Steve Askew (guitar), Nick Beggs (vocals, bass), and Stuart Crawford (vocals, synthesizer). Produced by Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes, Kajagoogoo's debut single "Too Shy" hit number one in the U.K. in early 1983; it peaked at number five in the U.S. "Too Shy" and the following album White Feathers proved the band may have shared some similarities with Duran Duran and Naked Eyes -- they were pretty and played immediately accessible, polished pop -- yet Kajagoogoo was essentially a synth pop variation of a bubblegum group. Like a bubblegum group, they were destined to have only one big hit; "Ooh to Be Ah" and "Hang on Now" both were Top 15 U.K. hits, yet neither made an impact in the U.S. At the end of the 1983, Limahl left for a solo career. Kajagoogoo continued with Nick Beggs as the lead vocalist, releasing Islands in 1984; it disappeared from the charts quickly. Meanwhile, Limahl scored a hit with the theme song from The Neverending Story. Perhaps in an attempt to gain some credibility, the group shortened their name to Kaja and released Crazy People's Right to Speak. It was a sales disaster and the band broke up the following year. Limahl continued to record, albeit without much chart success; eventually, his records were not released in either the U.S. or the U.K. -- his last album, 1992's Love Is Blind, was only released in Germany. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Albums by
Kajagoogoo

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    13 songs

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    BBC In Concert [30th May 1983, Live at the Hammersmith Odeon]

    17 songs

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    Islands [Bonus Tracks]

    18 songs

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    White Feathers [Bonus Tracks]

    3 songs

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    White Feathers [Manhattan Clique Remixes]

    19 songs

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    The Very Best of Kajagoogoo [2004]

    17 songs

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    The Very Best of Kajagoogoo

    17 songs

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    Too Shy: The Singles...And More

    10 songs

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    White Feathers

    9 songs

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    Islands

    3 songs

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    Kajagoogoo

    17 songs

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    The Very Best of Kajagoogoo


Top Songs by
Kajagoogoo

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    Popularity
  2.   Too Shy
  3.   Never Ending Story by Kajagoogoo & Limahl
  4.   Kajagoogoo
  5.   Introduction
  6.   Melting the Ice Away by Limahl
  7.   Frayo
  8.   This Car Is Fast by Limahl
  9.   Inside to Outside by Limahl
  10.   Love in Your Eyes by Limahl
  11.   Hang on Now by Limahl
  12.   Do I
  13.   Turn Your Back on Me by Limahl
  14.   The Lion's Mouth
  15.   The Garden
  16.   [CD-ROM Track]
  17.   Animal Instincts
  18.   Take Another View
  19.   Monochromatic by Limahl
  20.   Don't Suppose
  21.   Ergonomics
  22.   Magician Man
  23.   Too Much Trouble by Limahl
  24.   Shouldn't Do That
  25.   Only for Love
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